- Karzai suggests oversight of anti-corruption work
KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. officials see the recent arrest of a top adviser to President Hamid Karzai as a test case of his willingness to fight graft and bribery and are waiting to see if he will impose restraints on corruption probes of high-ranking officials.
- Hundreds expected at UK Muslim anti-terrorism camp
LONDON (Reuters) – Over a thousand young Muslims are due to attend a camp in Britain to discuss terrorism this weekend, but rather than encouraging militancy the organisers’ mission is to destroy the arguments of extremists.
- Harakat-ul Jihad Islami declared a terrorist group
WASHINGTON — The United States and the United Nations Friday designated Pakistan’s Harakat-ul Jihad Islami as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” and targeted its commander for supporting acts of terrorism, the US Treasury Department said.
- Experts call for balanced
diet during holy month
RAK Hospital conducted a series of lectures on how to eat healthy during the month of Ramadan.
- Survey: Arabs lose faith in Obama
Arab opinion of the United States and its president Barack Obama has dimmed in the past year, while the popularity of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, has skyrocketed, according to an annual survey released by the US-based Brookings Institution on Thursday.
- 17 killed, 28 injured in Somali clashes
At least 17 people have been killed and 28 injured in attacks by al-Shabab and Hizbul Islam fighters on the African Union (AU) forces and Somali government soldiers in southern Mogadishu.
- ‘US trying to destabilize Iraq’
An Iraqi cleric has accused US-led troops of attempting to extend their presence in Iraq by staging the recent terrorist attacks in the country.
- Haj committee thanks govt
The chairman and members of the Goa state Haj committee and the Muslim community have thanked the government for granting sanction to Dabolim airport as an embarkation point for the Haj pilgrimage. As a result, henceforth, the Haj pilgrims from Goa will be flying directly from the Dabolim airport to Jeddah to perform Haj.
- 9 mercs killed in Afghanistan
At least nine members of a private security firm have been killed in a roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan, local Afghan officials say.
- Pakistan floods ‘hit 14m people’
BBC’s Adam Mynott: ‘It’s a catastrophe… and that’s no overstatement’