1. Escaped Iraq detainees are Qaeda suspects
    Four prisoners who escaped from a jail on the outskirts of Baghdad are suspected Al-Qaeda members, two of them believed to be leaders of the group’s Iraq front organisation, a police source said on Friday.
  2. Iran sixth in attracting investment’
    Iran ranks sixth among the world’s countries based on inward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) performance, the latest report released by a UN agency shows.
  3. Turkish court orders arrest of 102 in coup plot
    A court ordered the arrest Friday of 102 people, including at least three retired military commanders, to be jailed pending trial on charges of conspiring in 2003 to overthrow the Islamic-rooted government in a coup plot.
  4. Muslim woman wearing veil ‘refused bus ride’ in London
    Two Muslim women have claimed they were refused a bus ride because one had her face covered by a veil.
  5. Malaysian state bans karaoke, cyber cafes during Ramadan
    Kuala Lumpur – A Malaysian state has ordered all entertainment centres including karaoke lounges and cyber cafes to close during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a media report said Friday.
  6. Malaysian Hotels advised to get halal status ahead of Ramadan
    PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia: Operators of hotels which have yet to be issued with the Malaysian halal certificate are advised to apply for it from the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) or the Islamic Religious Department in their respective states before Ramadan.
  7. PFI a blot on Muslims in Kerala, says IUML MP
    NEW DELHI: Denouncing a radical Muslim group in Kerala as a blot on Muslims, a senior leader of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has urged young Muslims to stay away from such “anti-Islamic outfits”.
  8. Halal make-up launched in Britain
    LONDON (Reuters) – A Muslim businesswoman has launched Britain’s first range of halal make-up, free from alcohol and animal products.
  9. Memorial to ‘head-scarf martyr’ vandalized in Germany
    Dresden, Germany – A memorial to a murdered Muslim woman in Dresden, Germany has been vandalized, police said Friday.
  10. Quraishi all set to become CEC on July 30
    NEW DELHI: The senior-most election commissioner, S Y Quraishi, is all set to become the country’s first Muslim Chief Election Commissioner on July 30. He will have a term of nearly two years.