1. Pakistan says willing to assist Afghan talks
    Pakistan said on Friday it was willing to assist talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, and NATO confirmed its forces had helped ensure a senior Taliban commander reached Kabul.
  2. Unauthorized US strike kills 4 Pakistanis
    At least four people have been killed in a non-UN-sanctioned US drone attack in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region.
  3. Shia leader shot dead in Peshawar
    PESHAWAR: Unidentified armed men gunned down a Shia leader in the limits of the Kotwali Police Station.
  4. Attack on Iraqi politician kills four
    A senior Iraqi official’s convoy was hit by a roadside bomb just outside the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing four people and wounding six others, including the politician.
  5. 1.5 million hit by floods in Africa
    Roughly 1.5 million people have been affected by floods and 377 killed in Western and Central Africa, with Chad, Northern Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria facing a serious cholera outbreak.
  6. Abkhaz Muslims Become Target of Kremlin’s Hidden War
    Since little statistical data exists, it is rather difficult to calculate the exact number or relative percentages of Muslims and Christians living in today’s Abkhazia.
  7. Public outcry after Salafi preacher’s fatwa on antiquities
    A group of Egyptian citizens have filed a complaint to the office of the attorney-general demanding the cancelation of a Salafi preacher’s television program after he issued a fatwa (a religious edict) on the sale of antiquities.
  8. Al-Quran Reading Competition Scheme for Youths
    The Al-Quran Reading Scheme for youths is to train and guide the younger generation with the proper and correct ways of reading Al-Quran through the most popular competition.
  9. Islamic Fundamentalism and the Wahabi Cult in Sri Lanka
    It is sadly true but there is a rising trend of “Islamic fundamentalism” in Sri Lanka, and the blame for this can be squarely laid at the feet of the Wahabis who are trying to take the peaceful Sri Lankan Muslim community down the path of extremism and violence.