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Raza Academy, Muslim groups apologize for violence


August 12th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Mumbai's liberal Raza Academy Sunday offered unconditional apology to the the media and Mumbaikars for the widespread violence Saturday and sought forgiveness."The people who indulged in ... Read more...

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Syrian PM joins rebels, flees to Jordan: Reports (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab joined the opposition and fled to Jordan Monday, in what could be the highest-ranking defection in the 17-month uprising. State media ... Read more...

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Plot to kill Iranian president foiled in 2007: Tehran Times


May 14th, 2012 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 14 (IANS) Iran's intelligence ministry has said intelligence forces and police foiled a plot by the Jundullah group to assassinate President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2007, the Tehran Times ... Read more...

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Militants gun down 18 bus passengers in Pakistan (Evening Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed Tuesday in a suspected sectarian attack in Pakistan when gunmen dressed in army uniforms stopped a bus, ordered the ... Read more...

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Militants gun down 18 bus passengers in Pakistan (Second Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed Tuesday in a suspected sectarian attack in Pakistan when gunmen dressed in army uniform stopped a bus, ordered the passengers ... Read more...

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Nine held in Italy for links with Turkish Hezbollah


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 22 (IANS) Nine people have been arrested in Italy for alleged links with Sunni Islamic militant group Turkish Hezbollah and for running an illegal immigration ring, media reports ... Read more...

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Maldives vandalism stirs fears of extremism: NYT


February 16th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) An attack by vandals at the national museum in the Maldives capital was reminiscent of the Taliban's demolition of the Buddha statues in Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Bahrain to disband two opposition groups for threatening national unity


April 15th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by BNO News
MANAMA, BAHRAIN (BNO NEWS) -- Bahrain's Justice Ministry on Thursday informed that legal cases were filed against two Shia opposition groups for threatening national unity, a move aimed at disbanding and outlawing ... Read more...

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Four killed in Bahrain protest


March 16th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, March 16 (IANS) At least four people, including two policemen, were killed in clashes as riot police in Bahrain tried to disperse pro-democracy protesters gathered at a roundabout in ... Read more...

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Bahrain’s king sacks four ministers


February 26th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, Feb 26 (IANS) Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa sacked four ministers as the kingdom kicked off a national dialogue after days of anti-government protests, Xinhua said, citing a local daily ... Read more...

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Maldives resident asks India to help violence-hit Libya


February 25th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Maldives, a Sunni Muslim nation, Friday demanded the suspension of Libya from the UN Human Rights Council and urged friendly countries like India to take ... Read more...

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Bahrain king pardons political prisoners


February 22nd, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Manamma, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The king of Bahrain agreed to pardon political prisoners, but rejected other demands by protesters, a government source told RIA Novosti Tuesday.Thousands of mainly Shiite protesters have ... Read more...

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Bahrain opposition declines talks with government (Lead)


February 19th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, Feb 19 (IANS) Amid swelling pro-democracy uprising in the country, Bahrain's opposition group Saturday declined to hold talks with the regime until the government resigned, while King Hamad bin ... Read more...

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66 injured as troops fire at protesters in Bahrain


February 19th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Manama/London, Feb 19 (IANS) Troops fired at anti-government protesters in Manama, wounding at least 66 as Bahrain's king Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa asked his eldest son to start a national dialogue ... Read more...

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Ahmadiyya convention in Bangladesh cancelled


February 7th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 7 (IANS) The permission for the 87th annual convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Gazipur near here has been cancelled and curfew imposed around the venue after protests from Sunni ... Read more...

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Lahore protests against terrorism, attacks on Sufi shrines


February 7th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.6 (ANI): A rally was staged in Lahore, the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, on Sunday, against militancy and attacks on Sufi shrines.Police said that over 10,000 people took part in ... Read more...

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Pakistani Islamists criticise Pope’s anti-blasphemy law comments


January 12th, 2011 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS/AKI) An alliance of Pakistani Islamist organisations said they would hold rallies to protest Pope Benedict XVI's remarks that called on the country to scrap an anti-blasphemy law which ... Read more...

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Sweden suicide bomber studied in British university


December 13th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) The suicide bomber who blew himself up in a terror attack in Sweden Saturday was based in Britain and studied sports therapy at Bedford University, a media ... Read more...

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Pak clerics’ refusal to issue ‘fatwas’ against terror raise sinister conspiracy theories


October 27th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 27 (ANI): With fatwas (legal pronouncements in Islam) playing an important role in Muslim countries, it is questionable why most prominent clerics and muftis in Pakistan refuse to issue them ... Read more...

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Ali Confident About His Relationship With Sara, Wants to Enter Bigg Boss As A Wild Card Entry


October 12th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 12, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Last week, there were lots of drama in the Bigg Boss House and one of them was television actress Sara Khan’s sudden negative take on her ... Read more...

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Hezbollah chief calls on Lebanon to build nuclear reactor


August 25th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 25 (DPA) Seyyed Hassan Nasarllah, leader of the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah, called on Lebanon's government to follow Tehran's footsteps and build a nuclear facility to generate electricity like the ... Read more...

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Michael Nazir-Ali says burkas should not be worn where it compromises on safety


July 18th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): To add on the consideration whether or not burka should be banned in Britain, the former Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali, has said that burkas should not be ... Read more...

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Lebanese Shias mourning death of leader Fadlallah (Lead)


July 4th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, July 4 (DPA) Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, the leading Shia cleric in Lebanon and a figure seen as being a spiritual mentor to Hezbollah, died Sunday aged 75. Fadlallah was admitted ... 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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Iraqi parliamentary race remains close


March 15th, 2010 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 14 (DPA) New results from Iraq's elections announced Sunday showed Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's coalition ahead in the southern province of Basra, and his top rival leading in the western ... Read more...

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Senior cleric, three others killed in Pakistan attack


March 12th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 12 (DPA) Four people, including a senior Muslim cleric, were killed in a drive-by shooting in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, police said Friday. Mufti Saeed Ahmed Jalalpuri, the senior ... Read more...

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33 killed in Iraq bombings days before elections


March 4th, 2010 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 4 (DPA) The Iraqi city of Baquba was hit by four bomb blasts Wednesday, police said - including one targeting ambulances carrying the wounded from the two earlier attacks. Police and ... Read more...

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Jundallah chief Abdolmalek Rigi nabbed in Iran


February 24th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Feb.24 (ANI): The chief of the militant Sunni Muslim group Jundullah, Abdolmalek Rigi has reportedly been apprehended while on a flight heading to an Arab country via Pakistan.According to an Iranian ... Read more...

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Iran arrests rebel leader


February 23rd, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 23 (DPA) Iran has arrested Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of the Sunni Muslim rebel group Jundollah, state media reported Tuesday. The group is accused of drug-trafficking, kidnapping and bombings in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan is foreign aggressor in Kashmir dispute: Gilgit activist


January 28th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leaders should stop taking "blood money" from Pakistan and realise that Islamabad is using the disputed strategic Himalayan region to secure its economic ... Read more...

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Pakistani forces kill 10 Taliban militants


November 30th, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 30 (DPA) Pakistani troops have killed 10 Taliban militants in the country's restive northwestern tribal region that borders Afghanistan, a security official said Monday. Major Fazalur Rehman, a spokesman for ... Read more...

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Iraq’s January election could be delayed, warns official


November 24th, 2009 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 24 (DPA) Iraq's planned election for January was again in doubt Tuesday, after an election official said that the vice-president's rejection of an electoral law governing the poll left little ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills Iraqi policeman, injures eight


November 22nd, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 22 (DPA) A man detonated explosives packed into his car as he approached a police checkpoint north of the western Iraqi city of Falluja Sunday, killing a policeman, authorities said. Health ... Read more...

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Iran intensifies pressure on Pak to hand over Jundallah chief


October 24th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct. 24 (ANI): Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar has asked Pakistan to immediately hand over Abdolmalek Rigi, the chief of the militant Sunni Muslim group Jundullah, to Tehran, saying ... Read more...

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