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Don’t insult religion, says Pakistani PM


September 21st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Friday said freedom of expression could not be an excuse for insulting religious beliefs and inciting hatred.Speaking at an official ... Read more...

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Army called in to protect Islamabad diplomatic enclave


September 20th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) The Pakistan government called in the army Thursday after a large number of enraged protesters tried to storm Islamabad's heavily-guarded diplomatic enclave to register their protest ... Read more...

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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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French embassies face closure over prophet’s cartoon


September 20th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France will close several of its embassies and schools around the world amid concerns of a backlash after a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad appeared ... Read more...

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Mohammed Film Protests Sweep Muslim World


September 15th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Yemen, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) a group of raged people stormed into the American embassy and there heightened anger is as a result of an American film that depicted mockery to prophet ... Read more...

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Clinton terms anti-Islam video ‘disgusting’


September 14th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday slammed the anti-Islam video that has triggered waves of anti-US protests in a number of Muslim countries, terming it ... Read more...

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Protests, prayers against attack on Muslims in Myanmar


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims took out a procession and offered special Friday prayers here to protest against alleged attacks on Muslims in Myanmar, an official said ... Read more...

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Reopening NATO routes in Pakistan’s interest: PM


July 5th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) The decision to reopen the routes for passage of NATO supplies to Afghanistan via Pakistan was taken in the best interests of the country following the ... Read more...

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Secret Osama files reveal Al Qaeda membership


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) A list of Al Qaeda members first discovered in Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan has been published, disclosing the various fates of the group's followers, ... Read more...

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Social Islam biased against freedom of arts: Filmmaker Shama Zaidi


April 29th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The idea of social Islam - the practised version of the faith - in conservative Muslim countries comes with a bias against the freedom of ... Read more...

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Ties with Israel can bring India-Pakistan closer: Musharraf


January 7th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) Pakistan's former president General Pervez Musharraf has advocated for establishing relations with Israel, saying it could help bring India and Pakistan closer to each other, ... Read more...

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UAE’s RCA distributes sacrificial animals in Syria


November 7th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Nov 7 (IANS/WAM) The Red Crescent Authority (RCA), in coordination with the UAE Embassy in Damascus, distributed sacrificial animals here on Eid-ul-Zuha Monday.UAE's leading charity organisation, the RCA's programme ... Read more...

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Gunman outside US embassy in Sarajevo arrested: Police


October 29th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Belgrade, Oct 28 (IANS) A gunman was wounded and arrested after firing rounds at the US embassy in Sarajevo with an automatic weapon Friday afternoon, police told Bosnian television. "The ... Read more...

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Iranian supreme leader criticises US support for Israel


October 2nd, 2011 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 2 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Saturday criticised what he called US President Barack Obama's support for Israel, a media report said.Khamenei made the ... Read more...

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Pakistani Muslim scholars to preach peace


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) An independent think tank in Pakistan plans to rope in prominent Muslim scholars for a programme to promote peace and religious harmony in the country saddled ... 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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India rejects OIC resolution on Kashmir


July 1st, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) India Friday rejected a resolution by the newly-renamed Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Kashmir, stating that it has no "locus standi" on internal affairs ... Read more...

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Four Pakistani majors questioned for Islamist links (Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Four Pakistan Army majors have been questioned for purported links with a banned group that seeks to oust pro-Western regimes in Muslim lands, raising concerns about ... Read more...

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UN backs gay rights


June 18th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Gineva, June 18 (IANS) The UN has passed a resolution endorsing the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people, a media report said Saturday.The US has hailed the Friday's endorsement ... Read more...

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Sarkozy salutes US tenacity to kill Laden, need to pursue others


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) French President Nicholas Sarkozy Monday saluted the "tenacity" of the US to chase Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was finally killed by American ... Read more...

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France salutes US tenacity in targetting Osama bin Laden


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): France has saluted the tenacity of the United States in targetting Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.In a statement, French President Nicholas Sarkozy said that the main ... Read more...

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Growing population a bigger threat than terror: Pakistani daily


April 18th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) The rapid growth in the country's population is posing a threat that is bigger than terrorism, said a Pakistani daily that highlighted "the lack of political ... Read more...

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Iran announces new Islamic internet


April 16th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 16 (IANS/AKI) Iran has announced it would launch an Islamic internet to counter the influence of the US-dominated world wide web."Iran will soon create an internet that conforms ... Read more...

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Pakistan to write to Pope, Interpol for action on Florida Quran desecration


March 29th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 29(ANI): Pakistan will write to Pope Benedict XVI and the Interpol for taking appropriate action against controversial US pastor Terry Jones, who oversaw the burning of a copy of the ... Read more...

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“We have every right to use Kashmir door to teach India a lesson”: Hafiz Saeed


March 25th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 25(ANI): Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has alleged that India has been aiding terrorist activities in Pakistan, and that Pakistanis have "every right to use the Kashmir door" to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Supermodel Gisele censored for the Middle East H&M


March 23rd, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen’s ad campaign for H&M has been altered for Dubai. The original image seemed too explicit for the Muslim nation.The image which revealed ... Read more...

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First international index to predict suicidal behavior developed


March 10th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Currently, there is no method for evaluating a person's likelihood of thinking about or trying to commit suicide. But an international group of scientists, in which the Hospital ... Read more...

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Freed 7/7 bombers’ helper supported killings of Americans


March 10th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.10 (ANI): Pakistani origin American terrorist Mohammed Junaid Babar expressed his support for violence against the United States in "occupied" Muslim countries at the time of his early release in ... Read more...

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Analysts doubt Egypt army’s commitment to smooth transition of power


February 13th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 13 (ANI): Although Egypt's army rulers have promised that they would eventually hand over power to an elected government to establish stability in the country, many political analysts are of ... Read more...

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Now, Muslim Brotherhood calls for Mubarak’s exit for Egypt’s interim govt


February 4th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 4(ANI): The Muslim Brotherhood, the largest opposition group in Egypt, has issued a statement asking President Hosni Mubarak to step aside and pave way for a transitional government."We demand that ... Read more...

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Malaysian team to study mosque structures in Kerala (Lead superseding earlier story)


January 31st, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Malappuram (Kerala), Jan 31 (IANS) A Malaysian team will arrive next month to study mosque structures in Kerala as a collaborative venture between the International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM) and Madin Islamic ... Read more...

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Malaysian team to study Kerala mosques


January 31st, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Malappuram (Kerala), Jan 31 (IANS) A Malaysian team will soon arrive to study mosque structures in Kerala as the first collaborative venture between the International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM),Jharkhand Liberation Tiger and ... Read more...

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Trial of Muslim man accused of daughter’s ‘honor killing,’ begins in US


January 25th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Phoenix (Arizona, US), Jan.25 (ANI): The trial of an American Muslim father accused of his daughter's "honor killing" began here on Monday.Faleh Hassan Almaleki is accused of using his Jeep Cherokee to ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants Muslim states’ troops in Afghanistan


January 13th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan has proposed that a UN peacekeeping force drawn from "neutral Muslim countries" should take over Aghanistan's security after US-led NATO forces pull out, a media report said ... Read more...

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Terrorists planning to attack Danish newspaper had links with British network


January 6th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6(ANI): Suspected terrorists arrested on their way to launch a 26/11 Mumbai-style attack on a Danish newspaper reportedly had links with a network in Britain.Police had detained three men ... Read more...

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