- Deafening silence after initial outcry over televangelist
Controversial Muslim televangelist Zakir Naik’s talk at North America’s largest Islamic gathering in Toronto last weekend was considered by many to be “the heart of the journey,” but the eleventh-hour cancellation of his address by the organizers has left many in the audience perplexed.
- Al Jazeera Launches Free TV Service in Britain
LONDON, (Reuters) – Arab news network Al Jazeera will begin broadcasting its English news channel on Britain’s Freeview free digital platform on Thursday, making the UK its biggest English-speaking market for free TV.
- Boxing’s Mike Tyson on Mecca Pilgrimage: Report
RIYADH (AFP) – Former boxing champion Mike Tyson, who converted to Islam while in jail in the 1990s, is visiting the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina on pilgrimage, a Saudi daily reported on Saturday.
- Karachi:- APC demands crackdown against banned outfits
Leaders of political and religious parties have strongly condemned the twin-attack on Data Darbar, and demanded of the government to immediately arrest the culprits involved in Data Darabar blast and execute them. They have demanded the government to take stern action against the ministers who are supporting terrorists of banned outfits, and start crack down against terrorists of outlawed organizations.
- Official holiday in Baghdad to mourn Imam Al-Kadhim (AS)
BAGHDAD, Iraq: The government has announced official holiday in Baghdad governorate on Thursday July 8, Rajab 25 marking the martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Musa bin Jafar Al-Kadhim (AS).
- Muslim Council of Britain rejects agenda of hatred and division
LONDON, July 7 (APP)- The UK largest Muslim organisation-The Muslim Council of Britain- on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of London bombings on Wednesday rejected agenda of hatred and division and said the community must remain vigilant and steadfast against those who commit such acts in the name of Islam and pervert faith for their own ends.
- UK to withdraw troops from violent Afghan district
LONDON – Britain is to withdraw its 1,000 troops from the Sangin region of Afghanistan where they have suffered heavy losses and allow U.S forces to take charge there, Defence Secretary Liam Fox said on Wednesday.
- BP pins hopes on S. Arabia, UAE
ABU DHABI – British Petroleum is likely to find new institutional partners in Saudi Arabia and the UAE to raise sufficient finances in order to boost its share price and defend itself from any potential hostile takeover attempts.
- Baghdad suicide attack and bombs kill 33
A suicide bomber wearing an explosives-filled belt targeted Shiite pilgrims and murdered 28 people in Baghdad on Wednesday while five more were killed in bomb attacks, security officials told AFP.