1. Unrest after Karachi shrine attack
    Pakistan steps up security in response to violence after deadly blasts at Sufi shrine in which eight people were killed.
  2. Five killed in terrorist attack in Iran
    Five people have been killed when two unknown gunmen opened fire on a police patrol vehicle and civilians in the western Iranian city of Sanandaj.
  3. The major investors in construction of mosques in Azerbaijan
    The construction of mosques in Azerbaijan were mainly funded by Kuwait and Turkey, State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Chairman Hidayat Orujov said today at a press conference at the ruling New Azerbaijan Party’s headquarters.
  4. Nigeria’s Oppn leader killed by suspected Muslim sect
    Abuja: A top leader of Nigeria’s main opposition party has been killed by gunmen suspected to be members of a Muslim sect at his residence Maiduguri town in Northern state of Borno.
  5. UAE Cancels Planned BlackBerry Services Ban
    The United Arab Emirates said on Friday that a ban on BlackBerry services that had been due to come into effect next week will not go ahead, bringing relief in a country dependent on its reputation as a business hub.
  6. Governor Among 20 Killed in Afghan Mosque Blast
    A provincial governor and at least 19 other people were killed by a massive bomb blast inside a packed mosque during Friday prayers in northern Afghanistan, where insurgents have stepped up violence amid intensified NATO-Afghan military operations.
  7. IMF: Mideast Recovering Well from Global Slump
    The International Monetary Fund says the Middle East and North Africa region is recovering strongly following the global financial meltdown, with sizable stimulus packages and continued strength in oil prices supporting the rebound.
  8. Pilla justifies action against lecturer
    (PTI) Kerala Congress (B) leader and former state minister K Balakrishna Pilla today justified Thodupuzha Newman College Management decision to dismiss lecturer P J Joseph, who prepared a question paper with references hurting the sentiments of Muslim community.
  9. Muslim clergyman killed, 2 injured in fire at mosque in Abkhazia
    A clergyman from the Abkhazian Muslim Spiritual Authority was killed and two more were injured in the gunfire at a building, which the local Muslim community uses as a mosque, in the Abkhazian city of Gudauta.
  10. Iraq’s Kurdish Bloc Looks For Coalition Offer
    A top Iraqi Kurd politician says the Kurds will join forces with whichever national political bloc proves “most responsive” to their demands.