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Somalia car bomb kills 10 at a cafe


February 9th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mogadishu, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Islamic group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility of the bomb blast in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. The police has confirmed that 10 people were killed ... Read more...

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Mickey Mouse tweet lands Egyptian billionaire in court


January 10th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Egyptian billionaire is going on trial for “insulting” Islam on Twitter. Coptic Christian Naguib Sawiris, regarded as one of the wealthiest men in Egypt, tweeted the ... Read more...

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Chechen rebel leader claims responsibility for last month’s Moscow airport bombing


February 8th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Feb 8 (ANI): Chechen rebel chief Doku Umarov has reportedly claimed responsibility for last month's bombing at Moscow's main airport that killed 36 people.The Telegraph quoted The Kavkaz Center website, ... Read more...

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Militant chief held in Bangladesh


July 13th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 13 (IANS) The head of the banned Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) has been arrested, police said Tuesday. Anwar Alam Khokon, the acting chief of JMB, was arrested in Bogra district, ... Read more...

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Suicide blast in Pakistan’s Swat Valley kills 10 (Lead)


March 13th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 37 injured when a suicide bomber targeted a security forces' check post in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley Saturday, police said. The ... Read more...

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Twin suicide bombings kill 48 in Lahore (Second Lead)


March 12th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, March 12 (DPA) At least 48 people, including 18 soldiers, were killed and 95 more were injured Friday when two suicide bombings targeted a military convoy in Pakistan's eastern city ... Read more...

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Execution of Iranian dissidents was murder: US


January 29th, 2010 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (DPA) The US strongly condemned Iran's execution of two dissidents Thursday, saying the murderous act was a "low point" in the Islamic state's repression of political speech. "The US strongly ... Read more...

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Taliban dismisses Afghan government’s peace overtures ahead of London summit


January 28th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.28 (ANI): The Taliban has rejected the Afghan government's reconciliatory efforts and policies which would come up for discussions during the London Conference today (Thursday, January 28).In a statement posted ... Read more...

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Hezbollah chief says US role is diminishing in the region


December 1st, 2009 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Nov 30 (DPA) Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said Monday that the role of the US in the region is diminishing and thus weakening the Jewish state. "We are amid historical transformations ... Read more...

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British Islamists plan coup in Pakistan: Report


July 5th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) An Islamic militant group based in Britain plans to overthrow the Pakistani government, a British media report said Sunday. Followers of the fundamentalist group Hizb ut-Tahrir have ... Read more...

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Now, radical British Islamic group planning “bloodless military coup” in Pak


July 5th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 5 (ANI): The writ of the Pakistan government is not only under threat from the ever expanding Taliban, but fears are also rife that British extremists may try to ... Read more...

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Lashkar commander in Britain’s least-wanted list


May 5th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, May 5 (IANS) A senior Lashar-e-Taiba operative is among 22 people who have recently been barred by Britain from entering its borders for fostering extremism or hatred, the ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban not for capturing Indian Kashmir, for eminence of Islam: Sufi Muhammad


May 4th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): The Pakistani Taliban is not interested in marching into Indian-held Kashmir to establish its writ, but very determined to ensure the pre-eminence of Islam wherever possible, ... Read more...

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Jihad not compulsory in Kashmir : Sufi Muhammad


May 3rd, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi,May 3 (ANI) : The Tehrik Nifaz Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Muhammad has said that 'jihad' or the holy war was not compulsory in Kashmir as the people there are struggling for ... 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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Christians, Hindus, Sikhs forced to flee Swat: Catholic Church


April 25th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The minorities in Pakistan's Swat Valley have been forced to flee as the Taliban have imposed a tax on non-Muslims, Pakistan Catholic Bishops' Conference (PCBC) president ... Read more...

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Video of Taliban flogging girl a fake: Investigators


April 19th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) The video footage of a girl being flogged by Taliban militants in Pakistan's restive Swat valley is a fake, a five-member team of investigators has said in ... Read more...

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Pakistani teen who was flogged denies incident, probe ordered


April 6th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 6 (IANS) The girl who was reportedly whipped by the Taliban in Pakistan's restive Swat Valley has denied the incident as the Supreme Court Monday ordered that a probe ... Read more...

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Teenaged girl flogged by Taliban in Pakistan


April 3rd, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) A 17-year-old screaming, burqa-clad girl was whipped by Taliban fighters in Pakistan's restive Swat Valley for coming "out of her house with another guy who was not ... Read more...

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Imprisonment of Varun Gandhi, an attempt to gather Muslim votes: Thackeray


April 1st, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr 1 (ANI): Continuing to criticise the authorities for taking stringent action against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi, who has been accused of making communal remarks, Shiv Sena ... Read more...

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Swat deal an unlikely model for reconciliation with Taliban


April 1st, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Nadeem Sarwar Peshawar, April 1 (DPA) Pakistan's government stopped 16 months of fighting and brought relative calm to Swat - a scenic valley just an hour north of Islamabad - by ... Read more...

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Conspiracy to finish Hindus: Thackeray


March 27th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 27 (ANI): Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray on Friday asserted that there is a conspiracy against Hindus, and added there is along term aim to corner and kill them. ... Read more...

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Now, Pak sharia chief wants Islamic rule over entire world


February 18th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore,Feb.18 (ANI): After inking a deal with the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) government for implementation of Islamic law in the Swat Valley, the Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat Muhammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Muhammad, has ... Read more...

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Taliban declare 10-day ceasefire in Pakistan (Lead)


February 16th, 2009 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Taliban militants in northwestern Pakistan's restive Swat Valley Sunday announced a 10-day ceasefire to facilitate a deal between the regional government and a militant group to enforce Islamic ... Read more...

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Miliband slammed for Kashmir remark (Lead)


January 15th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary David Miliband was described as shallow and ignorant after saying Thursday the Kashmir dispute must be solved because the Pakistan-based terror outfit Laskher-e-Taiba “says its ... Read more...

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Vinay Katiyar demands ban on Darul Uloom


January 1st, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 1 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar here Thursday demanded a ban on Darul Uloom, a noted Islamic seminary in Uttar Pradesh, while referring to the Second ... Read more...

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Pakistan security forces kill 13 militants


November 11th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 11 (DPA) At least 13 Islamic militants were killed in clashes with government troops in northwest Pakistan, security officials said Tuesday.Five insurgents, including their commander, were killed in a gunfight ... Read more...

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BJP accuses UPA government of shielding SIMI


August 21st, 2008 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday blamed the Congress-led government for a tribunal's earlier ruling that lifted the ban on the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) ... Read more...

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Court lifts ban on SIMI, home ministry says no setback (Lead)


August 6th, 2008 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) A special tribunal here Tuesday lifted the ban on the Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), desingated a terror organisation by the government, but the home ministry ... Read more...

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Bangladesh High Court restores independence hero’s honour


July 28th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Dhaka, July 28 (DPA) The high court in Bangladesh has upheld the declaration of a public holiday Aug 15 commemorating the killing of former president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by rebel troops, justice ... Read more...

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Islamist militants ‘regrouping for attacks’ in Bangladesh? (Lead)


June 12th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 12 (IANS) Right-wing militants have regrouped across Bangladesh over the past year, consolidating their networks and conducting training and indoctrination operations looking for a suitable opportunity to strike, a non-official ... Read more...

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Islamist militants “regrouping for attacks” in Bangladesh


June 12th, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 12 (IANS) Right-wing militants have regrouped across Bangladesh over the past year, consolidating their networks and conducting training and indoctrination operations even as the country witnesses a lull in terror ... Read more...

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Pakistan signs peace accord with Swat Valley militants


May 21st, 2008 - 11:54 pm ICT by admin
DPA Peshawar (Pakistan), May 21 (DPA) The Pakistani government Wednesday signed a peace accord with militants seeking to impose Taliban-style Islamic rule in the country's restive valley of Swat. "Peace talks with Swat ... Read more...

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Militant attack, sectarian violence kills five in Pakistan


May 21st, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by admin
DPA Islamabad, May 21 (DPA) At least five people, including a policeman, were killed in overnight attacks by pro-Taliban militants and sectarian violence in north-west Pakistan, officials said Wednesday. The police official died ... Read more...

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