1. “Islam and Society” seminar held in Turkey
    A seminar on “Islam and Society” was held on June 6 by the Nobahar Cultural and Religious Society in the city of Batman, Turkey.
  2. US soldier arrested over Iraq video
    A US soldier serving in Iraq has been arrested for allegedly leaking a classified combat video to a whistleblower website, Wikileaks, last year.
  3. 28th Quran-Nahjolbalagheh Contest to begin in Iran
    The 28th edition of the Quran and Nahjolbalagheh Contest among select students of the country will begin in Tabriz, Azerbaijan Sharghi, during Jury 2010.
  4. Iraqi Spokesman: Shiite Coalition to Decide on New PM Soon
    Shiites’ broad coalition will select the new prime minister of the country in coming days, Iraqi Government Spokesman Ali al-Dabbaq announced on Monday, reminding that incumbent Premier Nuri al-Malili is one of the coalition nominees for administering the future cabinet.
  5. Tussle for control of Shia College in Lucknow
    Lucknow, India — The Shia College Teachers Association (SCTA) on Monday has condemned the attempts by several muslim clerics and organisations to defame the institution. The association also decried the demand for appointing a receiver by the government to manage the affairs of the college.
  6. U.K. ad campaign launched to improve image of Muslims
    LONDON — An advertising campaign aimed at countering negative views of Muslims was launched in London on Monday as a survey showed that a majority of Britons linked Islam with terrorism.
  7. Belgian Muslims Receive Quran Copies
    Qatar’s “Al-Nabha Al-Seqar” Charity Association presented Belgian Muslims with 500 copies of Quran with the intention of promoting the culture of Quran memorization and recitation among them.
  8. US bombs martyred 55 Shia in Yemen
    Amnesty International says the United States used cluster bombs on a cruise missile in Yemen, killing 55 people, most of whom were civilians.
  9. Iraqi parliament to sit June 14, still no gov’t
    BAGHDAD – President Jalal Talabani on Tuesday called the first session of Iraq’s new parliament for June 14, more than three months after an inconclusive election that has yet to yield a government.
  10. Taliban stage public execution in NW Pakistan
    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban staged a public execution in front of hundreds of tribesmen in the country’s northwest Tuesday after an Islamic court convicted the man of killing two brothers, intelligence officials and a local resident said.