- Indonesia jolted by 7.5 magnitude quake
A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck off Indonesia’s coast, prompting authorities to warn that it had the potential to trigger a tsunami.
- Karzai: Blackwater behind terrorism
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said US private security firms, including Xe Services LLC, formerly known as Blackwater, are being behind terrorism in the country.
- Brotherhood expels members for defying boycott decision
AMMAN – The Muslim Brotherhood has expelled five members for breaking ranks by running in the parliamentary elections after the Islamist group decided to boycott the polls, Islamist officials said on Monday.
- US airstrike kills 50 Afghan civilians
At least 50 civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed in a US airstrike in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, the Taliban have announced.
- Shia Studies Classes to Open in Esfahan University
Teaching of “Shia studies” at MA level began in cooperation with the three departments of Religious Sciences, Social Sciences and History at Esfahan University.
- Bomb kills six in eastern Pakistan shrine
A bomb has exploded at the gate of a Sufi shrine in Pakistan’s eastern city of Pak Pattan, killing six people, a city government official said.
- GCC asks US to probe ‘crimes’ in Iraq
The Gulf Cooperation Council has called on Washington to probe possible “crimes against humanity” in Iraq in light of documents released by whistleblower website WikiLeaks.
- Higher education allowance for Muslim girls
KOLKATA: Three years ago, there were hardly enough scholarships for poor Muslims in Bengal, especially for women. Cut to 2010 post Sachar Committee report and the Lok Sabha polls there is a flush of funds for education and self-employment of Muslims. And more so, for the doubly marginalised poor Muslim women.
- Karzai admits receiving bags of money from Iran
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has admitted that his chief of staff received “bags of money” from Iran but insisted the payment was transparent and a form of aid from a friendly country.
- Muslims Under Tyranny in US
Muslims live under dictatorship in America, said an African-American Muslim activist, ahead of a review of the US human rights records by the UN Human Rights Council