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Russian telecom operator blocks YouTube


September 20th, 2012 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rostelecom, one of Russia's largest telecom operators, has suspended access to YouTube in the central region of Omsk after local prosecutors reacted to a film ... Read more...

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Yemeni president apologises to US over embassy attack


September 14th, 2012 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Sep 14 (IANS) Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi apologised to US President Barack Obama Thursday over the US embassy attack in the capital city while the toll in ... Read more...

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Bilawal wants 50 percent women in Pakistani parliament


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says that he dreams of a Pakistani parliament that will have 50 percent women, it was reported here.Zardari ... Read more...

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Osama thought of changing Al Qaeda’s name


May 1st, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Osama bin Laden was depressed because his Al Qaeda had been pounded by US forces and had developed a reputation in the Islamic world for ... Read more...

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‘Arab spring is human awakening’


February 15th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests against repression in the Arab world was a human awakening triggered by people craving for better life and ... Read more...

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Historic Nepali mandala art sets world record at Sotheby’s


June 2nd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) South Asian art scaled a new high in the European auction market with a 14th century Nepalese painting, "Vasudhara Mandala" selling for 825,250 pounds at ... Read more...

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Indian Muslim intelligentsia welcomes Osama’s elimination


May 4th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): A cross-section of Muslim intelligentsia in India has welcomed the elimination of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden through a covert operation mounted by the US Navy ... Read more...

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Obama seeks pragmatic approach towards Middle East crisis


March 11th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has called for a pragmatic approach towards dealing with the current unrest in the Middle East.Obama's National Security Adviser, Thomas E. Donilon, deflected ... Read more...

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Hezbollah might attack Israeli target to help Iran: Israel


February 21st, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Feb.21 (ANI): The Northern Command of the Israel Defence Force (IDF) believes Iran may initiate an attack against Tel Aviv if it feels under pressure due to anti-government protests.It said ... Read more...

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Final Shortlist For The ‘Best Foreign Film Award’ Has Been Divulged By The Oscars


January 20th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
‘In a Better World’ (IABW) as well as Javier Bardem’s ‘Biutiful’ are among the films incorporated into the ultimate shortlist by the Oscars for the Best Foreign Film Award (BFFA). ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda a ‘failure’ in Indonesia, claims secret Oz intelligence assessment


December 15th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Dec 15 (ANI): A secret Australian intelligence assessment has said that the al-Qaeda militant organisation is 'a failure' and its regional offshoot, Jemaah Islamiah, has been broken in Indonesia.The Sydney ... Read more...

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Two of M.F. Husain’s works feature in Doha auction


December 1st, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Two artistic interpretations of calligraphy by Maqbool Fida Husain, "Allah" and "Al Qaf", will feature at the Sotheby's "Hurouf: The Art of the World" auction in Doha ... Read more...

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Khamenei urges Islamic world to “sympathise, provide assistance” to Kashmir


November 16th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Nov 16 (ANI): The Supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has urged the Islamic Ummah to sympathise and provide assistance to Kashmir, and called the United States an arrogant, "self-styled ... Read more...

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Iran doesn’t need nuclear weapons: Pak FM


October 19th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Pakistan has said Iran has no justification for pursuing nuclear weapons, and that it should embrace overtures from the United States.Strongly criticizing Iran's controversial nuclear program, Pakistan ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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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Tipu Sultan’s 24 paintings highlight of Sotheby’s sale


September 28th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Twenty-four rare paintings depicting the famous Battle of Pollilur, in which the East India Company army surrendered to Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali, is the ... Read more...

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Obama postpones his Australia visit for third time


September 24th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): To the disappointment of many Australians, U.S. President Barack Obama has postponed his visit to the country for the third time by re-scheduling it to Indonesia in ... Read more...

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Iran says Israel behind Quran burning plan


September 9th, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 9 (DPA) Iran Thursday said Israel was behind the plan by a US pastor to burn copies of the Quran on the ninth anniversary of the Sep 11, 2001 ... Read more...

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Ancient Islamic coins found in Germany


September 7th, 2010 - 2:04 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 7 (IANS/WAM) Eighty-two pieces of Islamic coins dating back 1,200 years were found in Germany, archaeologists said Monday. Some coins made of pure silver and were minted in the 180th Hijri ... Read more...

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Republican leader says Obama is a Christian not Muslim


August 23rd, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 23 (ANI): As US President Barack Obama continues to combat rumours that he is secretly a Muslim, a leading Republican weighed in on the controversy in his favour saying, ... Read more...

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New Mecca clock threatens to call time on Greenwich


August 11th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): The Greenwich Mean Time is the centre of world time and the official starting point of each new day, but that could change soon.A gargantuan new clock being ... Read more...

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‘US reaching out to Muslims to end negative perceptions’


July 10th, 2010 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 10 (IANS) The Obama administration is reaching out to Muslims across the world in an attempt to change what a person charged with the effort says is ... Read more...

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Iran blasts China over new UN sanctions


June 10th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 10 (IANS) Iran has harshly criticised China over its yes vote on new sanctions against the Islamic republic at the UN Security Council (UNSC), Iranian state-run Press TV reported Thursday. ... Read more...

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Iran blames China for UN sanctions’ vote


June 10th, 2010 - 3:01 am ICT by IANS
Hamburg, June 10 (DPA) Iran Wednesday blamed its political and economic ally China for having voted in favour of a new United Nations set of sanctions against Iran, ISNA news agency reported. "Indeed ... Read more...

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US had urged Israel to observe caution, restraint on flotilla move to Gaza Strip


June 3rd, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): The Obama administration had urged Israel to use "caution and restraint" with the half a dozen aid boats bound for the Gaza Strip before Israeli commandos raided the ... Read more...

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US President Obama Highlights The Momentousness Of Memorial Day In An Address To The American Populace


May 31st, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 31, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Memorial Day is a massively significant federal holiday in America, which is observed on the last Monday of May in order to venerate ... Read more...

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US offered $5 bn for refraining from nuclear tests: Nawaz Sharif


May 28th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, May 28 (IANS) Then US president Bill Clinton had offered Pakistan a $5 billion package to refrain from conducting tit-for-tat nuclear tests in response to India's in 1998 but the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Moulana Israr Ahmed’s death shocks Muslims


April 14th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 14 (IANS) The demise of renowned Islamic scholar Moulana Israr Ahmed sent shock waves among Muslim community in this Indian city. Muslim organisations and leaders expressed their shock the death of ... Read more...

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‘Lack of will to reform holds up research in Muslim world’


April 1st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Scientific research in Islamic countries suffers from a lack of political will to reform, to tackle corruption and to overhaul failing educational systems, institutions and attitudes, a theoretical ... Read more...

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IslamOnline staff protests curbs on ‘editorial independence’


March 17th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar. 17 (ANI): The staff of Cairo-based IslamOnline website have gone on strike following a move by the site's management to restrict "editorial independence." The site was plunged into chaos after ... Read more...

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US is a friend of Muslims, says Obama envoy


February 17th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Farah Pandith, the Kashmiri-born US special representative for the Islamic world, Wednesday said her country wanted a "long-term relationship" with Muslims, based on "mutual interest ... Read more...

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US hatching conspiracy against Pak to gain access to its nuclear programs: JI


February 8th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb. 8 (ANI): The United States is creating uncertainty in Pakistan in order to gain access to Pakistan's nuclear program, Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Syed Munawwar Hassan has said.Addressing a gathering of students ... Read more...

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Mumbai terror suspect Rana pleads ‘not guilty’


January 26th, 2010 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, Jan 26 (IANS) Pakistani origin terror suspect, Tahawwur Hussain Rana has pleaded not guilty to charges that he took part in a terror conspiracy involving the deadly 2008 terror attacks in ... Read more...

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Mumbai terror suspect Rana’s bail plea opposed


January 16th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Jan 16 (IANS) US prosecutors have opposed the bail plea of Pakistani-born Canadian terror suspect, Tahawwur Hussein Rana, charged with a planning role in the deadly November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. ... Read more...

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I want Hamza adventures to reach English readers: Pakistani translator


January 10th, 2010 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) It is not Harry Potter. But "Tilism-e-Hoshruba: The Enchantment of the Senses" is no less than any tale of magic and sorcery across the world, ... Read more...

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