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Somalia: At least 14 killed in twin bomb attacks in Mogadishu


September 22nd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least fourteen people were killed in a twin suicide bomb attack in the Somali capital, local authorities said Thursday.The attack occurred at the popular Village Restaurant ... Read more...

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Al-Shabaab militants withdraw from Somali capital


August 7th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU (BNO NEWS) -- The Somali militant group Al-Shabaab on Saturday retreated from the country's war-ravaged capital following fierce clashes with government forces and their allies.Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said ... Read more...

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Model nikahnama missing from Muslim law board website


February 20th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) A model nikahnama, aimed at curbing rising incidences of divorce among Muslims by means of triple utterance of the word "talaq", has abruptly been removed from the website ... Read more...

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Oz school director fraud trial: Prosecution witness seeks to wear ‘burka’ in court


August 6th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, August 6 (ANI): A Muslim woman who is a witness for the prosecution in fraud trial of a school director Anwar Sayed, has urged a Perth district court that she be ... Read more...

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Woman should remove burqa, Australian court told


August 5th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) A lawyer in an Australian court has argued that a Muslim woman should remove her burqa while giving evidence, just as she would have to while appearing in ... Read more...

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Malaysia appoints women judges for Islamic courts for the first time


July 8th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), July 8 (ANI): For the first time in Malaysia's history, two women judges were appointed on Thursday.Suraya Ramli, 31, was appointed a sharia judge in the administrative capital of ... Read more...

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Five killed in stampede at Kenyan rally


June 14th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 14 (DPA) Two explosions at a rally in the Kenyan capital led to a stampede in which at least five people died and 80 were injured. The Sunday rally was organised ... Read more...

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All India Muslim Personal Law Board opposes Communal Violence Bill


March 20th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Mar 20 (ANI): The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) is against the proposed Communal Violence Bill terming it as anti-Muslim.Addressing the media in Lucknow, AIMPLB spokeperson Maulana Abdul Raheem ... Read more...

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Yemen, Somalia Al Qaeda’s new bases: Report


December 28th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec. 28 (ANI): The recent flight bombing bid by a Yemen-linked al Qaeda operative has forced US and British security agencies to change their earlier perception that the operational abilities of ... Read more...

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Taliban’s Quetta ’shura’ tops US agenda for talks with Pak: NYT


September 25th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep.25 (ANI): The issue of the Taliban's Quetta based leadership council, or shura, is now at the top of the Obama administration's agenda in its meetings with Pakistani officials ... Read more...

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Pak army, ISI lending covert support to the Taliban resistance in Afghanistan: Report


September 24th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
New York, Sep.24 (ANI): Expressing concerns over the growing level of sophistication and organization among the Taliban leadership, top US military and intelligence officials have said that they believe that the ... Read more...

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Pakistani troops find bodies of 18 militants in Swat


August 16th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (DPA) Pakistani troops Sunday found bodies of at least 18 suspected militants in the scenic Swat valley, where the army is wrapping up a three-month offensive against the ... Read more...

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Top pro-Taliban cleric faces treason charge in Pakistan


August 2nd, 2009 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (Xinhua) Pakistani authorities have registered treason charges against a top pro-Taliban leader for making "anti-state" remarks, officials said Sunday. Sufi Muhammad, chief of the banned group Tehrik Nifaz Shariat-e-Muhammadi ... Read more...

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Pakistan arrests cleric who brokered Swat peace deal


June 5th, 2009 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (DPA) Law enforcement agencies Thursday arrested a radical cleric, who brokered a controversial peace deal between Taliban militants and authorities in Pakistan's north-western Swat district early this year, ... Read more...

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Over 67,000 displaced in latest Somali violence, says UN


May 27th, 2009 - 4:59 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, May 27 (Xinhua) More than 67,000 people have been displaced in the escalating violence in the Somali capital, as the military intensified their operations against the Islamic militants, who fired mortar ... Read more...

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Somali insurgents capture key town near Mogadishu


May 17th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, May 17 (DPA) The Somali insurgent group al-Shabaab Sunday took control of Jowhar, a key strategic town north of Mogadishu, after two hours of fierce fighting, witnesses and town elders said. "There ... Read more...

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Troops kill 10 Taliban in northwest Pakistan


May 13th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 13 (DPA) At least 10 militants and one soldier were killed Wednesday when troops backed by jets and helicopter gunships fought Taliban insurgents in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley and ... Read more...

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Twenty-five killed in fighting in Somalia


May 11th, 2009 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, May 10 (DPA) At least 25 people were killed and about 60 wounded over the weekend in the worst fighting in Somalia's capital since the start of the year, according to ... Read more...

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Nearly 100 killed as Pakistani troops battle Taliban (Second Lead)


May 6th, 2009 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 6 (DPA) More than 60 militants, five troopers and 35 civilians were killed Wednesday during assaults backed by artillery and helicopter gunships against Taliban fighters in Pakistan's two northwestern ... Read more...

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US needs to do everything to stabilize Pakistan, says expert


May 6th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): An expert on South Asian affairs has said that the United States needs to do everything it can to help stabilize Pakistan, while recognizing that Washington's best ... Read more...

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Pakistan suicide bombing kills five (Lead)


May 5th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 5 (DPA) A suicide bomber attacked a security checkpost in Pakistan's north-west Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding several more, police said. The attacker blew up his explosives-laden ... Read more...

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Taliban,TNSM discards Darul Qaza


May 3rd, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar: The TNSM and the Taliban's Swat chapter have discarded the creation of Darul Qaza (Islamic courts) by the North West Frontier Province government."We reject this Darul Qaza and further consultation ... Read more...

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NWFP Govt. announces establishment of Darul Qaza in province


May 3rd, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar,May 3 (ANI) : The North West Frontier Province government has announced the establishment of Darul Qaza (Islamic courts) in the Malakand region of the province."The government announces the establishment of ... Read more...

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RSF concerned about safety of media persons in Swat after Taliban threat


April 29th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Apr.29 (ANI): Following the Taliban's threat to the media to not to promote 'anti-Taliban coverage' in the Swat Valley, the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has expressed concerns about the safety ... Read more...

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Media warned against ‘anti-Taliban coverage’ in Swat


April 29th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Apr.29 (ANI): The Swat chapter of the Taliban has warned the media not to promote 'anti-Taliban coverage'.Pamphlets warning media houses were found scattered at the office premises of several TV ... Read more...

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Taliban halt talks as Pakistani troops kill 20 rebels (Lead)


April 27th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (DPA) The Taliban suspended talks with the government Monday as paramilitary troops pushed deeper into Pakistan's restive north-western region, killing at least 20 militants, officials said. The Frontier Corps ... Read more...

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Ten militants killed in new Pakistani offensive (Lead)


April 27th, 2009 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (DPA) Pakistani troops killed at least 10 militants in a new assault launched Sunday against Taliban militants in a restive region that was put under Islamic rule two ... Read more...

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Pakistan begins new offensive against Taliban in northwest


April 26th, 2009 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (DPA) Pakistani paramilitary troops backed by helicopter gunships Sunday launched a new assault against Taliban militants in a restive region that was put under Islamic rule two weeks ... Read more...

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Taliban softens on Sharia appeal courts as Pakistan, US toughen stand(Intro Roundup)


April 24th, 2009 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Washington, April 23 (IANS) The Taliban appeared to be backing down Thursday, saying it did not intend to create a state within a state following the imposition of Sharia laws in ... Read more...

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Pakistan warns Taliban, US decries ‘abdication’ to militants (Roundup)


April 23rd, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Washington, April 23 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday warned of action against the Taliban if it violates a controversial peace agreement in the country's restive northwest even as Washington accused Islamabad of "abdicating" ... Read more...

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Taliban extends authority in Pakistan’s north-west


April 22nd, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (DPA) Taliban militants in Pakistan's north-western Swat valley extended their authority over another district after the government last week allowed Islamic sharia law to be imposed in the ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban warns lawyers against appearing in ‘un-Islamic’ courts


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Apr 22 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has warned Shangla district lawyers of serious consequences if they continued to appear in un-Islamic courts (civil and district courts) from Wednesday."Lawyers ... Read more...

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Suicide bombing kills 16 in Pakistan (Lead)


April 16th, 2009 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 15 (DPA) At least 16 people, including 10 policemen, were killed and several injured Wednesday in a suicide bombing in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, officials said. The bomber rammed ... Read more...

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Swat peace deal scrapped, all camps abolished


April 9th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.9 (ANI): The peace deal reached between the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Government and the chief of the outlawed Tehreek e Nifaz e Shariat Mohammedi was scrapped on Thursday. Sufi ... Read more...

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Uncertainty looms as Swat peace deal totters (Lead)


April 9th, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Uncertainty loomed Thursday as a radical cleric who had brokered a peace deal with the Taliban in Swat shut down his camp in the area after accusing ... Read more...

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