- WikiLeaks defends release of Iraq war documents
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange defended the unauthorised release of 400,000 classified US files on the war in Iraq, saying they revealed the “truth” about the conflict.
- Ajmer blast case: RSS leader’s name figures in charge sheet
The charge sheet filed by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Rajasthan police against five accused in the 2007 Ajmer dargah blast case on Friday has named senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Indresh Kumar as having provided “guidance” for a conspiracy hatched by radical elements for planting bombs in several cities across the country.
- Al Qaeda Porgrammer Arrested In Turkey
Turkish police have detained five men suspected of having ties to a group fighting with the Al Qaeda network in Afghanistan, a senior security official in Izmir in western Turkey said
- Bahrain votes for new parliament
Polls have opened in Bahrain in order to elect representatives for the lower house of parliament after months of unrest in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
- Shia Leader In Bahrain Demands Authority Not Be Monopolized By Ruling Family
Sheikh Ali Salman, the secretary general of the Society of National Islamic Unity, which is considered the principal Shi’ite organization in Bahrain, has demanded that the government authority in the country not be monopolized by the ruling family.
- Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) Specialized College in Isfahan
A specialized college of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) will be set up in the city of Isfahan, center of the Iran country.
- AMU V-C asks protesting students to focus on development
The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) administration has termed the ongoing agitation for restoration of students’ union on campus a threat to the healthy functioning of the university.
- To probe Rs 90 lakh misuse, AMU spends Rs 43 lakh
The Aligarh Muslim University has already spent more than Rs 43 lakh on a fact-finding committee that is looking into allegations of financial misappropriation against Vice-Chancellor P K Abdul Azis. That’s almost as much as half the money–Rs 90 lakh–allegedly misappropriated.
- Iraq war logs: British blunder may have let al-Qaida kingpin Zarqawi go free
The astonishing blunder in March 2005 allowed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi an extra 15 months to expand al-Qaida’s operations throughout Iraq, bringing the country close to civil war. His fundamentalist Sunni supporters were behind some of the worst atrocities aimed at Iraq’s Shia majority population as well as countless attacks on US and Iraqi government forces. Their bombing of a sacred golden-domed Shia shrine in Samarra in February 2006 led to a wave of revenge killings that lasted for a year and a half.
- ‘Shia voters turned away in Bahrain’
Nabeel Rajab, who is the director of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, said the government intended to make sure the country’s Shia majority would not gain power.