- “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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.