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Afghan democracy can learn from India: Experts


July 21st, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Afghanistan may draw lessons in democracy from India to ensure participation of all ethic groups from across the embattled nation, Indian experts suggested Saturday.At ... Read more...

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Zawahiri praises Osama on new video (Lead)


June 9th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) Al Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has appeared in a new video praising the slain Osama bin Laden. US intelligence analysts saw it as evidence that the ... Read more...

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Zawahiri praises Osama on new video


June 9th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) Al-Qaeda's second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri has appeared in a new video praising Osama bin Laden, but was seen by US intelligence analysts as evidence that the terrorist ... Read more...

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Iran opens combined cycle power plant; first to use gas and solar energy


May 17th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iran on Monday inaugurated the Yazd combined cycle power plant which is the first one in the world to use natural gas and solar energy, the state-run ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda confirms Osama’s death (Lead)


May 7th, 2011 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Al Qaeda has confirmed the death of its chief Osama Bin Laden in a statement posted on jihadist internet forums.Osama's death would be a "curse" for ... Read more...

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Pakistan has “culture of impunity” on human rights abuses: US report


April 9th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9(ANI): Pakistan's security forces enjoy "a culture of impunity" in relation to human rights abuses in the country, and police have often failed to protect members of religious minorities from ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Cyber chatting against Islam, says Malaysian preacher


February 8th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 8 (IANS) Cyber chatting is against Islam, a Muslim preacher in Malaysia has said. Preacher and motivational speaker Mohammed Zawawi Yusoh told Harian Metro newspaper that people who engage ... Read more...

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European Parliament calls for sanctions against Iran’s human rights abuses


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:24 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Parliament on Tuesday called for new sanctions to combat Iran's human rights abuses following the execution of a woman.On January 29, Iran executed Dutch-Iranian citizen Sarah ... Read more...

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Iran summons freed U.S. hiker Sara Shourd for trial


February 1st, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iran's Prosecutor General's Office on Monday summoned freed U.S. hiker Sara Shourd for trial on February 6, the semi-official Fars news agency reported."Sarah Shourd has been summoned ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Horror films in Malaysia irk Islamic scholars


January 10th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 10 (IANS) Portraying of religious preachers as ghost-busters using verses from holy Quran in horror films being made in Malaysia has irked Islamic scholars.The preachers, called "ustaz" are shown ... Read more...

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President Ahmadinejad says Iran has become a nuclear state


December 29th, 2010 - 1:33 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday said that Iran has become a nuclear state despite international sanctions, the state-funded Press TV reported."The United States and its allies have ... Read more...

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Iranian candy thief to lose his hand as a punishment


October 19th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, Oct 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reports in the Iranian media on Saturday indicated that a man who attacked and robbed a candy shop has been convicted by a court and his hand ... Read more...

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Leon Panetta to pressurise Pak to lie low over Kashmir issue, Indo-US arms deal


September 30th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 30 (ANI): Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Leon Panetta is expected to visit Pakistan this week, reportedly for pressurising Islamabad to stay cool over the Indo-US arms deal and ... Read more...

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Iran fears that Stuxnet worm was specifically made for the country’s nuclear power station


September 24th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There has been an outbreak of the Stuxnet worm in Iran and many believe they were specially made for the country’s nuclear power station. The worm is a ... Read more...

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People all over the world are celebrating the end of Ramadan


September 10th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Muslims in America have been urged to observe this year's Eid al-Fitr in solemn mood. Eid al-Fitr or the "Feast of the Breaking of the Fast" is used ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM calls for racial unity on Eid


September 10th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 10 (IANS) Tear down the walls of suspicion and discard prejudices, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has said while greeting his countrymen on Eid, which is known ... Read more...

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Taliban close to victory, says Mullah Omar (Lead)


September 9th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) The victory of the Taliban over US-led forces in Afghanistan is imminent, the group's elusive chief Mullah Omar has said in a rare statement. BBC Thursday quoted the ... Read more...

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We are close to victory in Afghanistan: Mullah Omar


September 9th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) Taliban guerrillas are winning in Afghanistan because the NATO-led campaign has been "a complete failure", elusive rebel chief Mullah Omar has said in a rare statement. Mullah Omar, ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar declares victory for Taliban “imminent” in Afghanistan


September 9th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept 8 (ANI): Taliban leader Mullah Omar has said that victory for the Taliban is imminent in Afghanistan, while the NATO-led campaign has been "a complete failure"."The victory of our ... Read more...

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Afghans Remonstrate Fiercely In Their Lanes Against The Inflammatory DWOC


September 6th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, September 6, 2010 (Just Flashed): The "Dove World Outreach Center' (DWOC) happens to be a church located at Gainesville in Florida. It had recently enunciated its deeply inflammatory strategy to smolder ... Read more...

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Iran successfully tests Fateh-110 missile


August 26th, 2010 - 1:06 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) – Iran successfully tested on Wednesday a new version of the Fateh missile, the Fateh-110, state-run media reported.The domestically-built missile is a medium-range ballistic weapon with improved precision ... Read more...

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Al-Qaida wing claims to form 12,000-strong army in southern Yemen


July 30th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): At least 12,000 Al Qaeda fighters are reportedly gearing up for combat in southern Yemen, reports from Yemen capital Sanaa have revealed.The Xinhua news agency quoted ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda forms army of 12,000 fighters in Yemen


July 30th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, July 30 (IANS) The Yemen-based wing of militant outfit Al Qaeda has threatened to "cleanse the land" with a new army of 12,000 fighters. "We have a good news for the Islamic ... Read more...

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Iranian President Ahmadinejad says sanctions are ineffective


July 29th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that the UN Security Council sanctions and the imposed by the European Union, U.S. and Canada are ineffective and will ... Read more...

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Haj pilgrimage cost to drop in Indonesia


June 16th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 16 (IANS/AKI) Indonesia, the most populous Islamic nation, plans to cut travel cost for Haj pilgrims in order to enable more Muslims to perform the annual pilgrimage. Garuda Airlines has agreed ... Read more...

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Pak, Afghan militants taking control of Somalia’s radical Al-Shabab movement


June 9th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Mogadishu (Somalia), June 9(ANI): Somali intelligence officials, analysts and former Al-Shabab fighters have said that foreign fighters from Pakistan and Afghanistan are gaining influence inside the country's Al-Shabab militia.Al-Shabaab is said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Defense Secretary Gates seeks trainers for Afghan forces


June 5th, 2010 - 2:38 am ICT by BNO News
SINGAPORE (BNO NEWS) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates asked five Asian partners to provide trainers for working with Afghan security forces, the American Forces Press service said on Friday."Clearly, a critical element ... Read more...

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Homosexual Elton John To Participate In The Biggest Musical Carnival Of Islamic Morocco


May 19th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Elton John is to enact a crucial role in Morocco's largest musical carnival regardless of demands from the Islamist political opposition there that his invitation ... Read more...

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Malcolm X’s Assassin Thomas Hagan Released From Prison


April 28th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri New York, Apr 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is likely that when a man commits a crime he is overburdened by its guilt and Thomas Hagan is certainly no exception. Thomas ... Read more...

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Indian Navy can learn from Malaysian Navy on having women officers onboard


February 7th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands), Feb.7 (ANI): Still not ready to have women officers on board, the Indian Navy can take a hint from the Royal Malaysian Navy which has Lieutenant ... Read more...

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No eclipse watching in the Maldives


January 15th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Male, Jan 15 (IANS) Unlike in India, where thousands of people converged to watch the longest annular solar eclipse of the millennium Friday, most beaches and parks in this capital ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda to avenge Taliban chief’s death ‘inside US’: CIA bomber


January 9th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 9 (DPA) The death of a Pakistani Taliban chief would be avenged both "inside and outside the US", according to the Al Qaeda bomber who killed seven officers of ... Read more...

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Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei ‘fond of vulgar jokes’, defector claims


December 31st, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): A defector from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's private guard has revealed that the Supreme Leader of Iran is fond of vulgar jokes.The account of the defector, believed to be ... Read more...

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Flash floods kill 77 Haj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia (Lead)


November 26th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Nov 26 (DPA) Seventy-seven people were killed in flash floods as the annual Haj pilgrimage began in the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government reported Thursday. The civil defence authority ... Read more...

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Floods kill 48 as Haj pilgrimage begins in Saudi Arabia


November 26th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Nov 26 (DPA) Forty-eight people were killed in flash floods as the annual Haj pilgrimage began in the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government reported Thursday. The civil defence authority ... Read more...

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