1. Turkish police hold 17 for Al-Qaeda links
    ANKARA – Turkish police have rounded up 17 people for suspected links to the Al-Qaeda extremist network in an operation in four provinces, the Anatolia news agency reported Wednesday.
  2. Nat’l Quran Contest Held in Zimbabwe
    Organized by Iran Cultural Center in Zimbabwe, the national contest for Quran memorization and recitation was held on June 6 in the capital Harare.
  3. Envoys of 13 Islamic countries visit Swat
    Brunei’s High Commissioner in Pakistan, Abdul Jalil said here Tuesday that Islamic countries would continue support to Pakistan in rehabilitating the militancy-affected people of Swat and other conflict areas.
  4. Turkish companies seek to implement projects in holy Karbala
    A delegation representing two Turkish companies expressed readiness to implement health and housing projects in Karbala, head of the Karbala council said on Tuesday.
  5. Former Iraqi Minister: Shiite Coalition to Form New Gov’t in 2 Months
    The Shiites’ broad coalition will form and introduce Iraq’s new cabinet within the next two months, the country’s former Oil Minister Ebrahim Bahrololoum announced on Tuesday.
  6. Indonesian ambassador opens Moscow “Halal” Expo 2010
    The Indonesian ambassador to Russia and Muslim leaders opened an exhibition of “halal” (allowed for Muslims) products, the very first of its kind in Russia, the International Moscow Halal Expo 2010, at Crocus Expo, Moscow, from June 7 to 9, 2010.
  7. Islamic clerics in Swat ban Taliban’s entry
    Peshawar Islamic clerics and prayer leaders in the restive Swat district of northwest Pakistan have announced a ban on the entry of Taliban militants in the area and backed efforts by security forces to maintain law and order.
  8. Bosnia’s Islamic Community thanks Serb authorities for reconstructing disputed mosque
    Bosnia’s Islamic community has praised Serb authorities for helping in the reconstruction of a 16th century mosque Serb nationalists blew up during the country’s 1992-95 war.
  9. The World’s First Electronic Carpet for Prayer + PIC
    The world’s first electronic carpet for prayer will soon be on sale in Tunisia.
  10. London taxis to extol virtues of Islam
    Fifty eight per cent of the British public associate Islam with extremism but a new campaign is promoting the religion on London transport