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Over 40 Taliban surrender in Afghanistan


April 26th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 26 (IANS) Two groups of Taliban - comprising 33 and 10 rebels - Thursday gave up arms and joined the peace process in Afghanistan, officials said.The first ... Read more...

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Afghan militants kill four on spying charges


February 21st, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 21 (IANS) Taliban rebels beheaded four civilians for allegedly spying for the government in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, authorities said."Four innocent civilians were beheaded by ... Read more...

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Six Taliban killed, 19 surrender in Afghanistan


February 13th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 13 (IANS) At least six Taliban rebels, including a commander named Fida Mohammad, have been killed in a clash with security forces while 19 have surrendered in ... Read more...

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Two policemen among 12 killed in Afghan clash


January 19th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 19 (IANS) Two policemen and 12 Taliban militants, among them a rebel commander, were killed Thursday in a fierce gunfight at a check post in southern Afghanistan.The ... Read more...

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14 Taliban militants surrender in Afghanistan


January 10th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 10 (IANS) A group of 14 Taliban militants surrendered to the government in Afghanistan's Herat province Tuesday.A 14-member group of Taliban fighters, including their commander Mullah Basir ... Read more...

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Three American troops killed in eastern Afghanistan


June 1st, 2011 - 2:35 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A bomb blast killed three American service members in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, the U.S. military confirmed on Tuesday.The U.S. military said three United States Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) service ... Read more...

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Afghan provincial governor succumbs to suicide blast injuries


May 29th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 29 (IANS) Governor of northern Afghanistan's Takhar province died of injuries suffered in a suicide bomb attack on his office Saturday."Abdul Jabbar Taqwa succumbed to injuries this ... Read more...

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Afghan province governor injured in suicide blast


May 28th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 28 (IANS) The governor of a northern Afghanistan province was injured Saturday in a suicide bomb attack at his house in the provincial capital, Xinhua reported.Abdul Jabbar Taqwa, ... Read more...

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Suicide blast rocks Kabul hospital


May 21st, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 21 (IANS) Casualties are feared after a suicide bomber blew himself up in the emergency ward of a military hospital in the Afghan capital Saturday, Xinhua reported.The attacker ... Read more...

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Five Chechen bombers killed in Quetta


May 17th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) Five Chechen militants, including three women, were Tuesday killed in a gunfight with security forces after they attacked a security check post near Quetta city, the ... Read more...

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Malaysian preacher warns ‘horror movies’ could turn Muslims into polytheists


April 30th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 30 (ANI): A Malaysian Islamic preacher, Mohammed Daud Che Ngah, has warned that locally produced horror movies and TV dramas could turn Muslim viewers into 'polytheists'."I think the ... Read more...

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‘Minority women’ gang raped in Bangladesh in 2001-02 (Lead)


April 26th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) A judicial commission has concluded that over 200 Hindu women were raped following the 2001 parliamentary election, forcing many terrorized families to flee the country.The ... Read more...

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Minority women in Bangladesh gang raped in 2001-02: report


April 26th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) A judicial commission in Bangladesh has concluded that "over 200 minority women were gang raped" in the violence following the October 2001 parliamentary poll that ... Read more...

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Wearing veil is ‘not open to debate’: Muslim Council of Britain


April 17th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has issued a statement on its website saying that women cannot debate wearing the veil.The body that claims to be the voice ... Read more...

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Former Minister of Home Affairs arrested for corruption in Indonesia


March 25th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Hari Sabarno, former Minister of Home Affairs, on Friday was arrested for his involvement in a corruption case, the Antara news agency reported.The detention was ordered by ... Read more...

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Ethnic Indian challenges detention by Malaysian Air Force


January 4th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 4 (IANS) A Malaysian high court Tuesday fixed Jan 17 to hear the application of former Sgt. N. Tharmendran challenging his detention. Tharmendran, an ethnic Indian, served the Royal ... Read more...

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No price hike at Malaysian mamak shops, Indian restaurants


December 31st, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 31 (ANI): Customers at mamak and Indian restaurants in Malaysia will not be asked to pay more for their teh tarik and roti canai as the two associations representing ... Read more...

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Quick marriages among young Muslim couples up divorce rate in Malaysia


November 18th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 18 (ANI): The divorce rate in Malaysia is increasing, and one of the contributing factors has been put down to quickie marriages among young Muslim couples.According to statistics, about ... Read more...

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NATO rocket kills 52 civilians in Afghanistan


July 27th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 26 (DPA) A rocket attack by NATO-lead foreign forces killed 52 civilians in southern Afghanistan, President Karzai's office said in a statement Monday. "52 civilians, including women and children, were martyred ... Read more...

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UAE group to bring affordable healthcare to smaller Indian cities


July 1st, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 1 (IANS) A prominent woman-owned hospital group in the United Arab Emirates, begun by a woman who moved there from Nagpur, plans to bring affordable health care services ... Read more...

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Ahmadiyyas blame Pakistan’s policies for Lahore massacre


May 29th, 2010 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 29 (IANS) Canada Friday joined its Ahmadiyya Muslim community in condemning the massacre by Pakistani Taliban of 70 members of the minority sect in two Lahore mosques. There are ... Read more...

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‘Magical bowl that can cure erectile dysfunction’


January 18th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 18n (ANI): Mohd Nor Daud of Kampung Seberang Jerteh claims that an antique Chinese bowl passed on to him by his father possesses magical powers and can even cure ... Read more...

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Pathetic state of religious school in Malaysia upsets parents


June 18th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 18 (ANI): The plight of students of a religious school complex in Malaysia's Jinjang Utara can be highlighted from the fact that they are forced to study in a ... Read more...

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Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (Hekmatyar) contacts US for troops pullout


April 18th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Apr. 18 (ANI): The United States based Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) (Hekmatyar) stalwart Daud Abidi has confirmed holding meetings with high-ranking American officials and handing over a letter of Engineer Hekmatyar ... Read more...

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US ‘holds direct talks’ with Afghanistan insurgents


April 8th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr.8 (ANI): The US has held direct talks with one of Afghanistan's biggest insurgent factions it has been reported. According to The Telegraph, a deputy to Richard Holbrooke, the new ... Read more...

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Over 3,700 hectares of poppy fields destroyed in Afghanistan


March 14th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 14 (Xinhua) The government of Afghanistan in its war on illicit drugs has destroyed more than 3,700 hectares of poppy fields over the past one month, a media report said ... Read more...

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Taliban ready to attack Kabul, can strike anywhere: Afghan commander


March 13th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar 13 (ANI): A top Taliban commander has said his fighters are poised and ready to attack Kabul and could strike virtually anywhere in the city.It would be tempting to ... Read more...

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Bangladesh arrests two on war crimes’ charges


February 14th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 14 (DPA) Two leaders of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party have been arrested on charges of committing war crimes during the country's war of independence 38 years ago, media reports said ... Read more...

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Two Afghanis held in Delhi for suspected terror links


December 29th, 2008 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Two Afghan nationals were interrogated by intelligence agencies after they were arrested here for allegedly possessing fake visa stickers and fake consulate stamps, Delhi Police said Monday.Mohammed ... Read more...

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Yoga declared ”haram” in Malaysian state of Sarawak


December 10th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec.10 (ANI): Yoga has been declared haram in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, which is one of two on the island of Borneo. Muslims in the state have been banned ... Read more...

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Ruling on yoga ban for Malaysian Muslims postponed


November 7th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 7 (IANS) The announcement of a ban on practice of yoga by Malaysian Muslims was postponed Friday, but that has not stopped the debate on if, and how, yoga ... Read more...

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More than 100 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan


October 12th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 12 (Xinhua) At least 64 Taliban militants were killed in fighting Sunday between the insurgents and the government troops in Afghanistan's troubled southern province of Helmand bringing the total ... Read more...

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This was waiting to happen (Article)


July 8th, 2008 - 9:50 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem Prakash London, July 8 (ANI): The tragedy in Kabul was waiting to happen for a long time. India has been lucky that it did not happen earlier. Why? That can ... Read more...

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This was waiting to happen


July 8th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem Prakash London, July 8 (ANI): The tragedy in Kabul was waiting to happen for a long time. India has been lucky that it did not happen earlier. Why? That can ... Read more...

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Dalit Muslims in Bihar protest declaration of upper caste as backward


July 7th, 2008 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 7 (IANS) Dalit muslims in Bihar, protesting the decision to declare powerful upper caste Mallick muslims as backward, threatened Monday a statewide agitation and a legal challenge to the government ... Read more...

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