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Ramadan likely to begin July 21: Official


July 5th, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 4 (IANS/WAM) Most Islamic countries may begin the holy month of Ramadan July 21, after the sighting of the crescent moon, the Islamic Crescent Observation Project (ICOP) ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban asks government to stop operations


November 15th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) The Pakistani government should stop all kinds of operations against the Taliban if it is serious about holding a peace dialogue, a top leader of ... Read more...

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UAE Quran centre opened in Chechnya


August 27th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Grozny, Aug 26 (IANS/WAM) A centre for the study of the Quran - under the assistance of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - has been opened in the Chechen capital ... Read more...

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Iranian lawmakers slam UN human rights resolution


March 28th, 2011 - 2:21 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- A number of Iranian lawmakers criticized the United Nations Human Rights Council for adopting an anti-Iran resolution, Press TV reported Sunday.The Islamic Republic had denounced the act as ... Read more...

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Egyptian mass movement inspires Pakistan ‘change agents’ to get back into action


February 10th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 10(ANI): Inspired by the recent mass movements in Egypt, Sudan and Tunisia, Pakistan's change agents and social activists have begun reactivating and strengthening their networking in various parts of the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to get $63 mn loan from Kuwait


January 31st, 2011 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 31 (IANS) Bangladesh will receive $63 million in loan from Kuwait for help in a power project and to achieve food security in the country, a statement said.The Kuwait Fund ... Read more...

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Biden repeats ‘do more’ mantra for Pak on terror


January 12th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan.12 (ANI): U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden has cautioned that success against the Taliban and Al Qaeda is 'fragile and reversible,' and added that it required strengthening of local security ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks expose ‘US tactic’ to ignite clash among Muslim nations: ex-Pak Army chief


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 2 (ANI): Calling the WikiLeaks revelations a tactic by the United States to ensue a clash among the Muslim countries, former Army chief Aslam Beg has claimed that the US ... Read more...

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Awan calls WikiLeaks report ‘conspiracy to harm Pak’s ties with Islamic countries’


November 30th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 30 (ANI): Terming the latest WikiLeaks release as a conspiracy to harm Pakistan's ties with Islamic countries, Federal Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Dr Babar Awan, has said that ... Read more...

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Iran slams US over Quran desecration


September 13th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 13 (IANS) Iran Monday blamed the US for supporting the outrageous act of desecrating the Quran, and asked the Muslim community to take action against it. According to ISNA news agency, ... Read more...

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Angelina condemns US church’s plan to burn Quran


September 9th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, who is on a visit to flood-hit areas in Pakistan as UN Goodwill Ambassador, has condemned the plans of an American church to ... Read more...

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Jolie speaks out against plan to burn Quran


September 9th, 2010 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, who is on a visit to flood-hit areas in Pakistan as UN Goodwill Ambassador, has condemned plans of a Florida church to burn ... Read more...

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Money, clothes given to poor people in UAE


September 7th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 7 (IANS/WAM) Thousands of underprivileged people in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are being given money and new clothes to help them celebrate Eid Al-Fitr in a proper manner, ... Read more...

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10 Mideast nations declare Wednesday first day of Ramadan


August 11th, 2010 - 5:28 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Aug 11 (DPA) At least 10 countries in the Middle East decided Tuesday night that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will start Wednesday. The decision was first adopted by Saudi Arabia's ... Read more...

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‘Yemen will be Obama’s Afghanistan’: Al-Qaeda cleric


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20(ANI): American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who has links to Al-Qaeda, has warned U.S. President Barack Obama that he will be remembered as the American leader who got his forces ... Read more...

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Anti-Muslim Dutch lawmaker to spread movement to UK,other Western nations


July 16th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, july 16 (ANI): A controversial anti-Muslim Dutch MP has said that he will be forming an international alliance to spread his message to Britain and across the West in a bid ... Read more...

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‘Pornistan’ Pakistan is world leader in online sex searches


July 14th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): They may call it the 'Land of the Pure,' but Pakistan ranks as the top country to proportionally search for certain sex-related terms on the web.The country that ... Read more...

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Israel’s Attack On Flotilla Ships Create Waves


May 31st, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Gaza, May 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The assault led by the Israel Navy on the Gaza flotilla has created sensation across the world and the political leaders from various countries have ... Read more...

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First Muslim woman Brit Minister accused of betraying her religion


May 16th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): Baroness and Tory leader Sayeeda Warsi may be the first Muslim woman to hold a full Cabinet Post, but Muslim fundamentalists see her as an apostate who is ... Read more...

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‘Lack of will to reform holds up research in Muslim world’


April 1st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Scientific research in Islamic countries suffers from a lack of political will to reform, to tackle corruption and to overhaul failing educational systems, institutions and attitudes, a theoretical ... Read more...

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Swedish newspapers reprint Prophet cartoon


March 10th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, March 10 (DPA) Several Swedish newspapers Wednesday reprinted a controversial caricature of the Prophet Mohammed as a dog, the day after an alleged plot to murder the cartoonist was disclosed. Seven arrests ... Read more...

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Gaddafi declares ‘holy war’ against Switzerland


February 26th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Benghazi (Libya), Feb 26 (IANS/AKI) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has declared a jihad against Switzerland in a worsening diplomatic row between the two countries. Gaddafi criticised a recent Swiss vote against the ... Read more...

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Danish Police shoot, injure man trying to kill controversial cartoonist


January 2nd, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 2 (ANI): Danish Police have confirmed shooting and injuring an al Qaeda-linked man armed with an axe who broke into the home of a controversial cartoonist Kurt Westergaard to kill ... Read more...

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Om Puri Visits Same Terror Territory Twice


November 19th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K JhaRensil de Silva's much-anticipated Kurbaan is based on the London subway bombings of 7 July 2005. This is not the first film where Om plays a terrorist mastermind ... Read more...

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Iran is right to develop nuclear energy: AQ Khan


November 9th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 9 (ANI): Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has backed Iran's right to develop nuclear energy and said a propaganda campaign had been launched against that country's atomic ... Read more...

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Qureshi asks US to involve Pak in strategy making on Afghanistan


November 2nd, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov. 2 (ANI): Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has urged the United States to involve Islamabad in its strategy making process on Afghanistan."I requested her (Hillary Clinton) that they're ... Read more...

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Pak military expecting to establish foothold in Waziristan by Dec: Qureshi


November 2nd, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov. 2 (ANI): The Pakistani military is hoping to establish its foothold in South Waziristan, where a ground offensive against the Taliban is going on, by mid-December, the country's ... Read more...

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PM regrets OIC naming envoy on Kashmir


October 29th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday that India has lodged a protest with the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) to appoint an envoy on Jammu and Kashmir. "We ... Read more...

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Hurriyat to send peace mission to New Delhi, Islamabad


October 6th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 6 (IANS) Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the separatist Hurriyat Conference, Tuesday said the group will soon send a team to New Delhi and Islamabad to defuse tensions between the ... Read more...

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Musharraf describes ‘good friend’ George Bush as a ‘very good man’


September 10th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.10 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf still relishes his days in Presidency when he maintained a 'good friendship' with his former US counterpart George Bush.In an interview with ... Read more...

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Beijing says Pakistan saved it from embarrassment on Xinjiang violence


September 5th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.5 (ANI): China has said that Pakistan saved Beijing from embarrassment by persuading certain Islamic countries not to take the issue of ethnic violence in Xinjiang before the Organisation of the ... Read more...

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Islamic art festival opens in Sharjah


September 3rd, 2009 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Sep 3 (IANS) The 12th Islamic Art Festival opened here at the Sharjah Art Museum in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), WAM news agency reported Thursday. The exhibition called "Space of Mosaic" ... Read more...

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Kashmir getting ready for Ramadan


August 22nd, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Aug 22 (ANI): Muslims in Kashmir are getting ready to observe the holy month of Ramadan.In this month, which starts from Sunday, the people prepare in advance and shop for food ... Read more...

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Haqqani says US aid to Pakistan crucial to protect world from terrorism


June 22nd, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Pakistan's ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, has urged Washington to continue aiding Pakistan's fight against terrorism, as it would only be an investment in US ... Read more...

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Sharia enforced at gunpoint will not be accepted, say Pakistani clerics


May 17th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) Pakistani clerics said Sunday suicide bombings and beheadings carried out by the Taliban is un-Islamic and urged Islamic nations to help Islamabad in the fight against militants. Sarfaraz ... Read more...

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