islamic nations

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood forms party to contest elections

May 1st, 2011 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 30 (IANS) The Muslim Brotherhood, one of Egypt's prominent political forces, announced Saturday it would form its own party to contest up to half the parliamentary seats in ... Read more...

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IOC chief dismisses Iran claim that London Olympics logo is racist

March 2nd, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 2 (ANI): International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge has dismissed claims by Iran that the London 2012 Olympics logo spells the word "Zion" and is racist.The Iranian National Olympic ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Women demand codification of Muslim Personal Law

January 9th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 9 (IANS) Activists of the Muslim Mahila Andolan from different parts of Uttar Pradesh converged here Sunday to demand codification of the Muslim Personal Law, which they say is being ... Read more...

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Anonymous bidder buys 24 Tipu paintings at 769,250 pounds (With Image)

October 6th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) An anonymous telephone bidder bought 24 rare preparatory paintings depicting Tipu Sultan's 'Battle of Pollilur' in India for an astounding sum of 769,250 pounds ($1.2 million) at ... 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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Islamic clerics oppose women’s reservation

March 11th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 11 (IANS) Not only certain political parties, but even some influential Islamic scholars and clerics are strongly opposed to the women's reservation bill. Their opposition seems to stem from the fact ... Read more...

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German dentist refuses to treat boy named Jihad

February 5th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Donaueschingen (Germany), Feb 5 (DPA) A German dentist refused to treat a 16-year-old boy this week because his first name means Jihad, the youth's father said Friday. The family in Donaueschingen may ask ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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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US to boycott UN’s anti-racism conference

April 19th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 19 (ANI): The Obama administration has decided to boycott a UN racism conference beginning on Monday, criticizing the language used for Israel and the West in the meeting's final document. ... Read more...

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Terrorism cannot be fought only by using force: Gilani

July 9th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 9 (IANS) Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has spoken of "a new, multi-pronged strategy" to combat terrorism at home, making it clear that it could not be won ... Read more...

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Cooperate on food security, Dhaka urges BIMSTEC, D-8 Summit

July 9th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka/Kuala Lumpur, July 9 (IANS) Bangladesh has asked two major international groupings to plan for food security and environmental protection, urging them to take a cue from its own woes after being ... Read more...

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Malaysia critical of Islamic countries’ role in oil crisis

June 9th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 9 (IANS) Malaysia Monday criticised oil-producing Islamic nations, saying they were not interested in helping people deal with the current international oil crisis and were more inclined to follow ... Read more...

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Muslim leaders call for introspection for solutions

June 9th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Kuala Lumpur, June 9 (DPA) Muslim leaders Monday called on Islamic nations to stop claiming to be victims of the West and start solving their internal problems to begin bridging a ... Read more...

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Arjun Singh may agree to FDI in education after all

March 30th, 2008 - 10:37 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Under pressure from his colleagues, Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh is willing to rethink his opposition to a bill allowing foreign universities and institutions into India. ... Read more...

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Iraqis will foil US plans: Ahmadinejad

March 3rd, 2008 - 4:02 am ICT by admin
DPA Tehran, March 3 (DPA) Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said during his Iraq visit that the Iraqi people would eventually foil US plans in the Persian Gulf region. "The Iraqi people will ... Read more...

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