- Keep Jha, Johri out of Gujarat riots probe: SC
NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing 2002 Gujarat riot cases, to keep two senior IPS officers from Gujarat — Geetha Johri and Shivanand Jha — out of the riot investigations till further orders.
- New York City Bar To Explore Islamic Law
The New York City Bar is featuring a program that will examine Shariah, the law of Islam on Wednesday, April 21, at the NYC Bar, 42 West 44th Street in New York City. The session will run from 6:30 until 9:00 p.m.
- An Armenian woman Accepted Islam and Became Shia
Hasmik Hakupian, the Armenian woman, converted to Islam, said Shahadatain in the presence of Amol’s Friday prayer leader in North Iran.
- Saudi Shias Arrested over Worship
Authorities in Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia have arrested several Shia community leaders in the Eastern Province for hosting Shias worship services in their homes, an activist said Tuesday.
- Yemen frees 54 Shia, 18 southerners
Yemeni security authorities set free 54 Shia Houthi captured during the latest round of fighting between the government troops and Houthi Shia in the northwest of the country, the nation’s Interior Ministry said on Monday.
- Police say Shia family of 6 gunned down in Iraq
A Shia couple and four of their children were gunned down in their home outside Baghdad on Monday, the latest in a string of attacks that have killed some 70 people since Friday, police said.
- 40 Taliban militants killed in NW Afghanistan
An intense overnight battle with Taliban militants in northwestern Afghanistan has left more than 40 of the militants dead.
- Iraq lobbies U.N. for cut in Gulf War reparations
UNITED NATIONS – Iraq is seeking to reduce the amount of annual oil revenue it sets aside for war reparations, primarily to Kuwait, by 80 percent, the Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations told Reuters on Tuesday.
- Magnitude 7.7 quake shakes Indonesia’s Sumatra
SINABANG, Indonesia (Reuters) – A major earthquake of 7.7 magnitude struck off the coast of Aceh on the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.
- Protesters seize local government HQ in Kyrgyzstan
TALAS, Kyrgyzstan (Reuters) – Protesters rampaged through a regional government headquarters in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday, fighting off riot police and demanding the resignation of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev.