- Several thousand Egyptians protest police abuse
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) – Several thousand Egyptians, joined by top opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, protested on Friday what they call authorities’ systematic use torture in the largest demonstration yet sparked by the alleged beating death of a young man by police this month.
- Bodies found beheaded in southern Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Two U.S. troops were reported killed and the bodies of 11 men, some beheaded, were found Friday in rising violence across Afghanistan.
- Afghan mineral wealth put at $1-3 trillion-minister
LONDON, (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s untapped mineral deposits could be worth up to $3 trillion, the country’s mines minister said on Friday, higher than a recent U.S. estimate.
- Indonesia’s Islamic banking to spur growth
JAKARTA: Islamic banking in Indonesia is poised to be the next catalyst of growth for the banking industry and holds great opportunities for foreign investors as the country has the world’s largest Muslim population.
- Yemen police, militants clash during raid in Aden
ADEN, (Reuters) – Yemeni police clashed with suspected al Qaeda militants in Aden on Friday, arresting several, as they searched for a group that had attacked an intelligence building there, a security official said.
- Imam Ali (AS) Kindled the Whole World
There is no doubt to it that every body loves his soul and very rarely gets ready to sacrifice it for another person but because of the fact that Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (AS) loved the soul of the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) even more than his own one, he got prepared to lay his life for him…
- Grand Ayatollah Sistani Calls for Reinforcement of Relations of Qom, Najaf Seminaries
The Iraqi Source of Emulation, Grand Ayatollah Seyed Ali Sistani, in his meeting with the Leader of Islamic Revolution’s Representative and the city of Arak Friday Prayers Leader, Ayatollah Dorri Najaf-Abadi, called for reinforcement of relations and bonds between Qom and Najaf seminaries.
- Iraq cuts officials’ privileges amid power crisis
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Oil Minister Hussein al-Shahristani on Friday revoked electricity privileges enjoyed by government officials as he took temporary control of the power portfolio amid public fury over rationing.
- CoE: MPs vote against general burka, minaret bans
MPs from 47 countries have unanimously voted against a general ban on the wearing of the burka in public. The Parliamentary Assembly of Europe’s human rights watchdog, the Council of Europe, passed a resolution warning that if governments imposed such a ban they would be denying women “who genuinely and freely desire to do so” their right to cover their faces.