1. Tropical Cyclone Hubert devastates Shia community – Madagascar
    On 10 March 2010, tropical Cyclone Hubert struck the south-east coast of Madagascar between Tamatave and Mananjary, about 700 kilometres south east of the capital Antananarivo.
  2. Turkey to Host Int’l Conference on “Islam’s Role in Women’s Life”
    An international conference on “Islam’s Role in Women’s Life” is set to be held on May 27-28 in Istanbul by the Turkey’s Woman Activists Society.
  3. Iraq dissolves Iraqi Airways over Kuwait dispute
    Iraq’s government has dissolved state-owned Iraqi Airways over a decades-old financial dispute dating back to Saddam Hussein’s invasion of his oil-rich neighbor Kuwait.
  4. Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran top disaster risk rankings
    PARIS- Bangladesh, Indonesia and Iran are the countries that are the most vulnerable to natural disasters, according to a study released on Thursday.
  5. Al-Iraqiya nearing collapse: Report
    A member of the Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF) suggests that former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi’s al-Iraqiya alliance is on the brink of collapse, a report says.
  6. UN confident, yet concerned at Iraq
    The UN has expressed confidence that Iraq will soon see a new government but says voiced concern over a recent hike in violence and a heavy toll on Iraqi civilians.
  7. Iran terms Karabakh vote illegitimate
    Iran has not recognized as legitimate the so-called parliamentary elections in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Iranian Foreign Ministry says.
  8. Feds to investigate anti-Muslim activity at Minnesota schools
    The U.S. Department of Education is investigating anti-Muslim activities at public schools in Owatonna and St. Cloud, according to the Minnesota Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
  9. Iran to launch 3 more satellites
    Three Iranian satellites are on the waiting list to be catapulted into outer space as Iran continues to make major strides in the space industry.
  10. Haj panel ruled ‘out’
    In a first, none of the top members of the Haj Committee of India, including its chairperson, will organise this year’s Haj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage, following a Delhi High Court order.