- Britain bans controversial Indian preacher Zakir Naik
LONDON: Britain has banned controversial Indian Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik, who once claimed that “every Muslim should be a terrorist,” from entering the country, citing his “unacceptable behaviour”.
- Obama less favourably viewed among Muslims: Survey
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama’s ratings among Muslims has gone down this year as per a Pew Global Attitudes survey.
- Tehran summons British ambassador over bomb plots
The British ambassador to Tehran was summoned by the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday over the arrest of two terrorists who had been supported by Britain.
- 70 percent world’s refugees are Muslim
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 2009 annual report revealed shocking figures about the world refuge community.
- Saudi Holy Sites Train to carry signs in
JEDDAH — Seven languages will be used on all signs on the Holy Sites Train and on those inside and outside the nine stations in Arafat, Mina and Muzdalifa to guide pilgrims to the train stations, according to Dr Habeeb Zain Al-Abdeen, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and supervisor of the Holy Sites Train development project.
- 100,000 Iraqi refugees approved for resettlement
UN High Commissioner for Refugees chief Antonio Guterres announced the body has referred 100,000 Iraqi refugees in the Mideast for resettlement in third countries since 2007.
- Kyrgyzstan vows to hold referendum
Kyrgyzstan’s interim government says it will hold a constitutional referendum, despite the ongoing ethnic clashes in the south that has displaced thousands of people.
- Jaffaria Alliance demands action against Sipah-e-Sahaba terrorists
Jafria Alliance Pakistan’s (JAP) delegation called on Governor Sindh Dr IshratulIbad Khan under the leadership of JAPs leader Maulana Abbas Kumaili, insistent to take stern action against the perpetrators involved in Target killing of innocent Shia Muslims.
- Islamic Development Bank to Start Fund for Affordable Homes
June 18 (Bloomberg) — The Saudi Arabian-based Islamic Development Bank plans to start a $500 million fund to provide financing for developers of affordable houses in Muslim countries, an executive at the bank said in an interview.
- Iran develops IR printing machine
Iranian researchers have domestically developed an automatic cloth printing technique which employs an infrared heat technology to prevent damage to paint.