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Al Qaeda suicide bomber kills 20 in Yemen


August 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and many injured when an Al Qaeda suicide bomber blew himself up at a gathering of pro-government tribesmen in Yemen's ... Read more...

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Topless women stage protest in London over Olympic body’s rules


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Police in central London have arrested four topless women for carrying out a protest. The four topless accused the Olympic governing body of having supported Islamic regimes. ... Read more...

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Yemen troops capture Al Qaeda stronghold


June 16th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, June 16 (IANS/AKI) The Yemeni military has recaptured the southern city of al-Shaqra, considered a stronghold of the Al Qaeda. This is the third city retaken from militants who ... Read more...

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Indian Muslims split over wedding age ruling


June 8th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) A Delhi High Court ruling that a Muslim girl can marry once she attains the age of puberty has sharply split the community, with clerics ... Read more...

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20 Al Qaeda terrorists killed in Yemen


May 26th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 26 (IANS) At least 20 Al Qaeda terrorists were killed Saturday in an operation launched by the Yemeni army in southern Abyan province, the defence ministry said.Elements of ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda releases 73 Yemeni soldiers


April 28th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, April 28 (IANS) The Yemeni wing of terror outfit Al Qaeda Saturday released after mediation by a tribal leader 73 Yemeni soldiers captured two months ago, Xinhua reported.The soldiers ... Read more...

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Pak police arrest three suspected terrorists in Lahore


March 7th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 7(ANI): Pakistan Police have reportedly arrested three suspected terrorists in Lahore, and seized two suicide jackets and 18 mobile phone SIM cards from their possession.According to the Dawn, the ... Read more...

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Valentine’s Day not Christian fest: Malaysian churches


February 11th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 11 (IANS) Valentine's Day is a secular observance that is not celebrated by churches anywhere, the Council of Churches of Malaysia said Friday, responding to a raging controversy in ... Read more...

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Kerala to support Islamic banking venture


February 4th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 4 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac Friday expressed happiness over a court verdict giving the green signal to Al Barakah Company to start an institution on Islamic banking principles.The ... Read more...

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UK Islamic hate preacher Choudary to be given Channel 4 slot


November 28th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.28 (ANI): A radical Muslim, who led the banned group al-Muhajiroun, is to be handed his own program on Britain's Channel 4 amid claims that Islamists have been allowed to monopolise ... Read more...

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Review Of NCIS: Los Angeles


October 9th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 9, 2010  (Sampurn Wire): Tuesday Night’s episode of NCIS: Los Angeles was comparatively less explosive and the creators tried to experiment something with the traditional NCIS format.  Overall, the new ... Read more...

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Hundreds stage opposing demos at ground zero Islamic site


August 23rd, 2010 - 2:18 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Protesters against the construction of an Islamic community centre and a mosque near ground zero faced off Sunday with protesters in favour of the facility in New ... Read more...

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Britain rules out possibilities of imposing ‘burka’ ban


July 18th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): Britain ruled out the possibilities that it will not follow France by introducing a law banning women from wearing the facial veil or 'burka'.According to the BBC, the ... Read more...

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Lyricist Javed Akhtar’s security stepped up


May 16th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 16 (ANI): Lyricist and Rajya Sabha member Javed Akhtar has been provided round-the-clock security following e-mail threats received by him for criticizing a fatwa against working women during a ... Read more...

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Lyricist Javed Akhtar gets e-mail threat for criticizing Deoband fatwa


May 15th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 15 (ANI): Lyricist and Rajya Sabha member Javed Akhtar on Saturday lodged a case with the Mumbai Police after he received a e-mail threat for criticizing a fatwa banning ... Read more...

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Deoband denies ‘fatwa’ against working women (Lead)


May 12th, 2010 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Darul Uloom Deoband, India's foremost Islamic seminary, Wednesday denied it has asked Muslim women not to work along with men and said it only suggested that ... Read more...

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No ‘fatwa’ against working women, says Deoband


May 12th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Darul Uloom Deoband, India's foremost Islamic seminary, Wednesday denied asking Muslim women not to work along with men and said it only suggested that working women should ... Read more...

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Learn from Islamic banking success stories: Rahman Khan


January 27th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman K. Rahman Khan Wednesday said India can learn from the innumerable success stories of Islamic banking and this would be discussed at ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha Deputy Speaker pitches for Islamic banks in India


January 27th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.27 (ANI): In what could spark off another controversy and provide fresh ammunition to the opposition BJP on the issue of minority appeasement, the Deputy Speaker of the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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All Pak schools, colleges shut down after Islamabad university blast


October 21st, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.21 (ANI): All schools and colleges across Pakistan have been shut down following the deadly terror attack on the International Islamic University (IIUI) in Islamabad (IIUI) in which six people, including ... Read more...

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Taliban bomb co-ed primary school in Peshawar


September 23rd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Sep.23 (ANI): Extremists have bombed a co-ed primary school in Peshawar destroying the three room building completely, Pakistani security officials said.There were no immediate reports of any casualty in the ... Read more...

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World’s first Muslim super heroes set to counter jihadist role models


August 20th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.20 (ANI): The world's first Muslim super heroes getting ready to fight for truth, justice and the Islamic way, and in the process will counter jihadist role models.According to The Times, ... Read more...

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Nigerian police lay siege to Islamist base


July 29th, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Abuja, July 29 (DPA) Nigerian security forces Wednesday laid siege to the compound of an Islamist leader whose followers have been battling police for four days. Over 150 people have died since ... Read more...

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Action to continue till last Taliban militant is finished from Swat: Hoti


July 14th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, July 14 (ANI): NWFP Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti has said that the Taliban will not be allowed to disrupt peace in the scenic Swat valley again.The Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Swat military offensive has no Parliament backing: JUI-F


June 26th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 26 (ANI): The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) president, Fazl-ur-Rehman has criticized the PPP led government, saying that the ongoing military offensive in Swat and Malakand Divisions has no backing ... Read more...

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Taliban hold government, army responsible for TNSM leaders’ assassination


June 8th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, June 8 (ANI): Furious over the death of TNSM leaders, Maulana Mohammad Alam and Amir Izzat Khan, the Taliban has blamed the NWFP government and the Pakistan Army for the ... Read more...

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Standard and Poor’s launches Canadian sharia-compliant index


May 28th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa (Canada), May 28 (ANI): Standard and Poor's is launching a Canadian stock index to give investors who follow Islamic law a guide to the country's equity market.According to the Globe and ... Read more...

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Pakistani troops enter Taliban town in Swat, 25 militants killed (Second Lead)


May 17th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 17 (DPA) Pakistani soldiers moved into a key Taliban-dominated town in the Swat valley Sunday, the military said, intensifying the offensive that had displaced over one million people. Ground troops ... Read more...

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Twenty-five killed in fighting in Somalia


May 11th, 2009 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, May 10 (DPA) At least 25 people were killed and about 60 wounded over the weekend in the worst fighting in Somalia's capital since the start of the year, according to ... Read more...

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Terrorism, not Islam is Taliban’s prime agenda: NWFP minister


May 6th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, May 6 (ANI): Criticizing the Taliban for not abiding by the terms and conditions of the Swat peace deal, the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain has ... Read more...

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Pak Sunni parties want treason case against TNSM chief


May 6th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore,May 6 (ANI): The Pakistan Ahl-e-Sunnah parties have asked the government to file a case of treason against the Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Muhammad.Declaring Sufi Muhammad a 'rebel of sharia and the ... Read more...

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Swat situation, a reaction to Lal Masjid operation, says chief cleric Aziz


May 4th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 4 (ANI): The recently released controversial cleric of Lal Masjid (Red Mosque), Maulana Abdul Aziz, has said that whatever situation has emerged in the troubled areas of Swat, Buner ... Read more...

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Getting photographed, democracy un-Islamic: Sufi Muhammad


May 4th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 4 (ANI): Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Muhammad has declared it un-Islamic for anyone to be photographed, and added that democracy, communism, socialism, fascism are un-Islamic systems of governance.Sufi said ... Read more...

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Sufi Mohammad tenders olive branch to Pak government, offers to hold peace talks


April 30th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Apr.30 (ANI): The Tehrik-i-Nifaz-i-Shariat-i-Muhammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Mohammad has offered to hold talks with the government to establish peace in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).Addressing a jirga in Maidan ... Read more...

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After beards and vulgar music, Taliban now guns for “unIslamic”media, banking


April 30th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore,Apr.30 (ANI): After banning NGO's , cable TV and music shops in the region, the Swat chapter of the Taliban has now warned of carrying out 'reform' of journalism and the ... Read more...

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