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Anti-Islam film protests in Pakistan turn violent, at least 19 killed


September 22nd, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least nineteen people were killed and scores injured across Pakistan as widespread protests against the anti-Islam film turned violent, local media reported Friday.In the southern port ... Read more...

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Which way will Pakistan tilt? (Comment)


September 20th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
The publication of satirical cartoons relating to the Prophet Muhammad by a French magazine (Charles Hebdo) adds to the anger and widespread protests already simmering across many countries and societies that ... Read more...

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Russian Prosecutors seek ‘Innocence of Muslims’ ban


September 18th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has declared the controversial film "Innocence of Muslims" extremist and will seek a court ruling to ban the video in ... Read more...

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Saudi money helping spread of harsher Islam: Rushdie


September 17th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Well-known writer Salman Rushdie Monday said that a harsher version of Islam was spreading with the help of Saudi Arabia's oil money."What has developed now ... Read more...

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UN’s Ban calls for restraint amid Middle East protests and violence


September 17th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for calm and restraint after the recent wave of hostilities in the Middle East.The fresh violence captured worldwide ... Read more...

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Obama condemns US envoy’s killing in Libya


September 12th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday condemned the killing of the American ambassador to Libya, and said he was a "courageous and exemplary representative" of the ... Read more...

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US envoy to Libya killed in attack over movie (Second Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) The US ambassador to Libya was killed in a rocket attack by unidentified armed men who stormed the American consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi, ... Read more...

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US ambassador killed in Libya attack (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) The US ambassador to Libya has been killed after being attacked by militiamen who stormed the American consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi, BBC reported ... Read more...

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Sacred relics saved from Srinagar shrine fire displayed


June 27th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 27 (IANS) The holy relics of 11th century Muslim saint, Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani, were displayed to the media by their custodian in Srinagar Wednesday, setting at rest ... Read more...

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Italian group seeks ban on Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’


March 15th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 15 (IANS/AKI) Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy" -- an epic poem about travels through hell and heaven -- was racist and against Islam and should be banned from schools ... Read more...

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1,500-year-old handwritten Bible kept in Turkish museum


February 25th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Feb 25 (IANS) A handwritten Bible, believed to be 1,500 years old, is stored at a museum here. The 52-page Bible is written in Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke.The ... Read more...

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Prophet never declared himself above law: Pakistan chief justice


February 12th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said the holy Prophet never declared himself above the law and his practice was not mere private conduct ... Read more...

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Saudi held in Malaysia for insulting Islam


February 10th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 10 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian newspaper columnist who fled his country after being accused of insulting Islam has been arrested in Malaysia, said police sources Friday.Just as ... Read more...

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Kashmir reverberates with prayers on Eid-e-Milad


February 5th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 5 (IANS) Despite rain and snow, thousands of Kashmiris Sunday celebrated the birthday of the founder of Islam, Prophet Muhammad, spending the night in mosques and shrines of ... Read more...

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Seminary asks Muslims to avoid ostentation on Mawlid


February 3rd, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 3 (IANS) A leading Islamic seminary in Hyderabad has issued a fatwa asking Muslims to desist from un-Islamic practices like playing music, singing and dancing on Milad-un-Nabi, the ... Read more...

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Rushdie’s writings painful: Imran Khan


January 31st, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Describing the writings of Salman Rushdie as "painful" for the Muslim community, Pakistani politician and former cricket captain Imran Khan Monday said no one had a ... Read more...

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Facebook, Google move court against summons (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued a notice to the Delhi Police on a petition filed against summons issued by a trial court to ... Read more...

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Facebook, Google move court; Delhi Police issued notice


January 11th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to Delhi Police on a petition filed against summons issued by a trial court to 21 websites, ... Read more...

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Scrap derogatory content by Feb 6, court asks websites (Third Lead)


December 24th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday ordered websites like Facebook, Google and Yahoo to remove all "derogatory" content from their sites by Feb 6, or face ... Read more...

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Scrap derogatory content by Feb 6: Court asks websites (Second Lead)


December 24th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday ordered websites like Facebook, Google and Yahoo to remove all "derogatory" content from their sites by Feb 6.The court ordered ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM seeks ‘global movement of moderates’


May 17th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 17 (IANS) Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has urged for "a global movement of moderates".Addressing a gathering ... Read more...

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Pak nuclear missiles are horses as compared to ‘donkey-like’ Indian rockets: Nizami


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 22(ANI): Pakistan's nuclear missiles are superior to those possessed by India, The Nation Editor-in-Chief and Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Chairman Majid Nizami has claimed."Our missiles are like horses (In the words of ... Read more...

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BJP leaders visit Kashmir’s Hazratbal shrine


April 14th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 14 (IANS) A team of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders currently visiting Jammu and Kashmir paid obeisance at the valley's holiest Muslim shrine of Hazratbal here ... Read more...

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Pak blasphemy law reform advocate Sherry Rehman says being scared “no longer works”


March 29th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 29(ANI): Liberal Pakistan parliamentarian Sherry Rehman, who is facing death threats for proposing a bill to reform the nation's draconian blasphemy laws, has said that being scared "no longer ... Read more...

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Bible translated in Malaysian language no affront to Muslims: Ulema


March 19th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar. 19 (ANI): The translation of Bible in the traditional Malaysian language is of no affront to Muslims and is perfectly fine in the eyes of Federal Constitution, according to ... Read more...

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Probe into Bhatti’s assassination turning away from Taliban to personal enmity


March 10th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 10(ANI): Pakistan Police have been attempting to change the course of their investigation into the assassination of Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti after having failed to find links with ... Read more...

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Archbishop of Canterbury calls slain Pak Christian minister ‘a martyr’


March 8th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8(ANI): The Archbishop of Canterbury has called slain Pakistan Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti a "martyr", and urged the Pakistan Government to do more to protect its minorities.Dr Rowan Williams ... Read more...

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Protests against Shahbaz Bhatti’s assassination continue in Lahore


March 7th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 7(ANI): Pakistan human rights activists and Christians are still carrying out protest demonstrations in Lahore over the assassination of Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti.The protest demonstrations were organized by the ... Read more...

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Two more eyewitnesses record statements in Taseer assassination case


March 5th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Mar 5(ANI): The Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) in Rawalpindi has recorded the statements of two more eyewitnesses in connection with the Salmaan Taseer assassination case.In January, Taseer was shot dead by one ... Read more...

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Evidence found regarding Shahbaz Bhatti’s assassination


March 4th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 4(ANI): Evidence regarding the assassination of Pakistan Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti have been found, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Friday.Bhatti was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in ... Read more...

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Shahbaz Bhatti’s assassination result of his own negligence towards security: Malik


March 4th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 4(ANI): Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has claimed that foolproof security was provided to slain Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, and that his death was the result of his own ... Read more...

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Pak lawmakers blame ‘lapse of security’ for Bhatti’s assassination


March 4th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 4(ANI): A majority of Pakistan's parliamentarians have blamed a 'lapse of security' for the assassination of Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti.Bhatti was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Islamabad on ... Read more...

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Sherry Rehman next on terror hit list?


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) With two of three Pakistani politicians who opposed the blasphemy law assassinated, friends of the third, the glamorous Sherry Rehman, now fear for her life.Gunmen have ... Read more...

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Pak declares three-day official mourning for assassinated minister


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 3(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani announced three days of official mourning on Thursday for assassinated Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti.Gilani further announced that the national flag will ... Read more...

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Slain Pak minister’s security squad taken into police custody


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 3(ANI): Islamabad Police have taken the security squad of assassinated Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti into custody.Bhatti was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Islamabad on Wednesday for championing the ... Read more...

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