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Al Qaeda suicide bomber kills 20 in Yemen


August 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and many injured when an Al Qaeda suicide bomber blew himself up at a gathering of pro-government tribesmen in Yemen's ... Read more...

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Two stoned to death for adultery in Mali


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Islamists in control of the northern region of Mali said they forced a man and a woman into two holes and stoned them to death for ... Read more...

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French aid worker released in Yemen


July 15th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, July 15 (IANS) A French aid worker who was kidnapped by suspected Al Qaeda gunmen three months ago in Yemen has been released, Xinhua reported.Benjamin Malbrancke, a Red Cross ... Read more...

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Two Iranians sentenced to death over booze


June 26th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in the Iranian province of Khorasan has sentenced two local men to death after they were caught drinking alcohol for the third time, ... Read more...

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Yemen troops capture Al Qaeda stronghold


June 16th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, June 16 (IANS/AKI) The Yemeni military has recaptured the southern city of al-Shaqra, considered a stronghold of the Al Qaeda. This is the third city retaken from militants who ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda says Tunisia’s constitution violates Quran


June 12th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, June 12 (IANS/AKI) Tunisia's ruling Islamist party has "violated" the Quran by accepting a constitution that is not based solely on Islamic law, Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has ... Read more...

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Muslim lawyer pledges to ‘cover Russia in blood’


April 25th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in the Russian capital said Wednesday they will examine a video in which a prominent Muslim lawyer pledges to "cover Russia in blood" if ... Read more...

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‘Stoning will happen in Britain too if sharia allowed’


March 21st, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Brutal punishments like whipping and stoning could become widespread in Britain if Islamic Sharia law is allowed to thrive, a member of the House of Lords ... Read more...

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Islam doesn’t allow killing of mankind: Pakistani scholar


February 29th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The message of peace and moderation sets former Pakistan-based politician, activist and motivational speaker Shaykh-ul-Islam Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri apart from other Islamic scholars. He says Islam ... Read more...

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Maldives vandalism stirs fears of extremism: NYT


February 16th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) An attack by vandals at the national museum in the Maldives capital was reminiscent of the Taliban's demolition of the Buddha statues in Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Saudi held in Malaysia for insulting Islam


February 10th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 10 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian newspaper columnist who fled his country after being accused of insulting Islam has been arrested in Malaysia, said police sources Friday.Just as ... Read more...

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Cyber attack on website of petitioner against Facebook, others


February 7th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The website of a petitioner and Islamic scholar who dragged Facebook, Google, Yahoo and others to court over allegedly objectionable content has been defaced ... Read more...

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Dozens of punk rockers held in Indonesia


December 15th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Dec 15 (IANS/AKI) Dozens of Indonesians in the highly-conservative Aceh region were rounded up for being punk rockers and are being held for re-education to cure "the social disease", ... Read more...

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Libya to be ruled by Islamic law: NTC


October 24th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Islamic sharia law will prevail in Libya and any existing laws that contradict this will be repealed, National Transitional Council leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil said ... Read more...

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Rabbani: A key figure in Afghanistan (Obituary)


September 20th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) An ethnic Tajik, Bruhanuddin Rabbani, who was assassinated Tuesday, was a former Mujahideen leader and played a key role to end the Soviet occupation ... Read more...

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‘With 290 suicide attacks, Pakistan suffered most since 9/11′


September 9th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Pakistan suffered the most in the US-declared "war on terror" after the 9/11 attacks, facing almost 300 deadly suicide bombings and the assassination of former ... Read more...

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Egypt’s Islamists lead Tahrir Square protests


July 30th, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of thousands of Islamists on Friday gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square to participate in the "Friday of Unity" protests, Ahram Online reported.Protesters chanted Islamic slogans such as ... Read more...

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Tajikistan to release BBC reporter


July 14th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A BBC reporter who was jailed in Tajikistan over alleged links to a banned Islamic group will be released Thursday, the country's prosecutor general said.Urunboi ... Read more...

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Young Muslims in Indonesia, Malaysia oppose polygamy


July 13th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 13 (IANS/AKI) A vast majority of young Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia disapprove of the traditional acceptance of polygamy. They are, however, reluctant to openly support interfaith marriages ... Read more...

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Quran and computers: Azamgarh madrassa with a modern touch (Feature)


July 8th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh), July 8 (IANS) Re-inventing itself to keep pace with the times, a century-old Islamic seminary in Azamgarh district not only has a broadbased curriculum with science and ... Read more...

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Voting rights for Saudi women mooted


June 7th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 7 (IANS) The Saudi Majlis al-Shura consultative council has advised the country's government to allow women to vote in municipal elections under the Islamic law, RIA Novosti quoted ... Read more...

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Masters degree must for Iran’s lawmakers


April 29th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 29 (IANS/AKI) All candidates running for Iran's parliament must have postgraduate degrees in future, the Guardian Council's spokesman, Abbasali Kadkhodai, was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda man made himself impotent to focus on jihad


April 29th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) An Al Qaeda terrorist with strong links to chief Osama bin Laden used impotency injections so that he could focus on carrying out jihad and not ... Read more...

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Yemeni women protest Saleh’s ‘haram’ comment


April 17th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Sanaa, Apr 17 (ANI): Yemeni women took out a march on Saturday against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's comments that anti-government protesters in the capital were in violation of Islamic law, because women ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda deputy demands Arab armies’ intervention in Libya to oust Gaddafi


April 15th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Al Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri has praised the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and urged Arab armies also to overthrow Libya's Colonel Muammar Gaddafi before "Western aid... ... Read more...

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‘Fears of ‘catastrophic’ return of Islamic fundamentalists in Egypt’


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Apr 2 (ANI): Religious fundamentalists including Abboud al-Zomor, Egypt's former intelligence officer who has been recently released after serving a jail term for supplying the bullets that had killed the country's ... Read more...

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Libya rape claim woman now facing criminal charges


March 30th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 30 (ANI): A Libyan spokesman has said that the woman who had burst into a hotel full of foreign journalists to say that she was abducted and raped by militia ... Read more...

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Victims’ heirs weren’t under any pressure to accept blood money, pardon Davis: Lawyer


March 21st, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 21(ANI): The heirs of the two Pakistani men shot dead by CIA operative Raymond Davis in Lahore were not pressurised in any way to accept blood-money and pardon the American, ... Read more...

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Raymond Davis himself paid blood money: Pak Attorney General


March 19th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 19(ANI): Pakistan Attorney General Maulvi Anwar ul-Haq has revealed that double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis had paid the blood money to the heirs in his individual capacity.Anwar said that ... Read more...

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Only a Muslim can practise Islamic law: Malaysian court


March 18th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 18 (IANS) A non-Muslim counsel cannot practise in a court dealing with Islamic jurisprudence in Malaysia, a high court in Kuala Lumpur ruled in a landmark case.Victoria ... Read more...

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Judge who acquitted Davis of double murder charges goes on leave


March 17th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 17(ANI): The judge who conducted the double murder case hearing against CIA contractor Raymond Davis has gone on leave.Additional district and sessions judge (ASJ) Yousuf Ojla did not come to ... Read more...

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All eyes on Saudi role in resolving US-Pak diplomatic row over Davis’ detention


March 9th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 9(ANI): In the wake of the US-Pakistan diplomatic standoff over the Raymond Davis issue, all eyes are on Saudi Arabia for its possible role in resolving the dispute by ... Read more...

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US lawyers in Pakistan to defend Davis


March 5th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 5 (IANS) Two US lawyers Saturday arrived in Pakistan to provide legal aid to a US official facing trial for gunning down two Pakistani men, Xinhua reported.The shooting ... Read more...

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Chechnya leader supports polygamy, wants second wife


February 25th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the southern Russian republic of Chechnya, fully supports the idea of polygamy and says he is looking for a beautiful woman to become ... Read more...

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Gilani hints at pardon by victims’ family to murder-accused US official as solution


February 17th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 17(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has hinted at a pardon by the victims' family to double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis.Speaking to a convention of religious ... Read more...

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