- Muslim Sect Wages War on Nigerian Government
A radical Islamist sect in northern Nigeria has intensified its anti-government campaign, shooting dead a policeman in the city of Maiduguri — at least the 13th lawman to be murdered by the group in the past three months, according to local authorities.
- Dutch body told to reallocate Islamic TV licence
A court in Amsterdam has quashed a decision to give a radio and TV licence to Muslim broadcasting group SMON.
- Malaysia Bank Islam Eyes 100,000 New, Existing Customers For Mobile Banking
Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd plans to attract 100,000 new and existing customers to use its Transact at Palm (TAP) mobile banking-i service over the next 12 months.
- Muslim fired for wearing headscarf is reinstated
A Muslim saleswoman from Philadelphia, who was fired from her job for refusing to remove her religious head scarf, was reinstated Tuesday and will be reimbursed for her lost wages.
- Ban Ki-moon: Stop Muslim stereotyping
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in an address to the European parliament, has warned about a “dangerous trend” of intolerance toward Muslim immigrants in Europe.
- Grand Ayatollah Al Sistani receives UN Chief envoy to Iraq
Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Al Sistani received in his house in Najaf UN Chief special envoy to Iraq Ed Melkert.
- 48 countries attend 5th Islamic Higher Education Conference in Malaysia
Deelegates from 48 countries have gathered in Malaysia to attend the 5th Islamic Conference of Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research (ICMHESR) now underway here.
- Kurds threaten to boycott Iraq census
ARBIL, Iraq — Iraq’s Kurds might boycott the country’s already delayed national census if the central government drops a question on ethnic identity, a senior regional official said on Wednesday.
- UN envoy says gov’t needs to tackle Iraq security
BAGHDAD – The UN special envoy to Iraq called on Wednesday for the country’s leaders to come together urgently and form a government to tackle violence, a day after his convoy was hit by a roadside bomb.
- Iraq Auctions Off Gas Fields
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq awarded three gas fields at an international auction on Wednesday as it vies to become a major world player in a policy the oil minister said is key to boosting the war-ravaged economy.