- Inauguration of site of Prophet Tamim (p) in Lebanon
DAWAYR, Lebanon: Opening ceremony of site of Prophet Tamim (peace be upon him) in Ad-Dawayr town, south of Lebanon, was held after its renovation completed.
- 80 Taleban killed in failed NATO outpost attack
An Afghan official said Saturday that 80 Taleban insurgents were killed during a failed attack on a NATO combat outpost near the border with Pakistan.
- Oman promises steps to protect biodiversity
MUSCAT — Oman is determined to preserve its unique biodiversity and develop it in a way that ensures the sustainability of the country’s bio species, the sultanate’s top environment official said.
- Bahrain candidate hopes to boost MP powers
Bahrain’s opposition stood to capture an unprecedented half of the seats on Saturday in parliamentary polls which could also see a female candidate elected for the first time.
- Attacks on Pakistan’s Sufi Islamic shrines complicate war on militants
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – In case the metal detectors, armed police and iron gate were not enough to deter would-be assailants, caretakers of this city’s historic Bari Imam shrine this week added razor wire and four rifle-toting antiterrorism commandos. At the majestic Golra Sharif shrine across town, administrators installed four closed-circuit security cameras and moved parking 100 yards off site.
- IUML becomes third biggest party in Kerala
With an excellent performance in the Kerala local body polls, Congress ally Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) on Saturday edged out the Communist Party of India (CPI) to become the third biggest party in the state. “We have proved that we are a truly secular party by winning seats across the state.
- Saudi invites Iraqis for talks on forming govt
Saudi King Abdullah invited Iraq’s political leaders on Saturday to meet in Riyadh to try to resolve a deadlock over forming a new government, drawing a generally negative reaction in Baghdad.
- Malaysia targets half a million Muslim tourists next year
Malaysia aims to attract 500,000 Muslim travellers by the end of next year, said Tourism Malaysia deputy director general for marketing A. Amirrudin.
- 21 Shia Muslims Martyr by Suicide Bomber in North of Baghdad
BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber wearing an explosives belt martyred at least 21 people on Friday in a town north of Baghdad, shattering what had been weeks of relative calm, the town’s mayor said.
- Millions of lives still at risk in Pakistan, warns Oxfam
Funds for the UN Pakistan disaster appeal are drying up and threatening millions of lives three months after floods devastated the country, international development agency Oxfam has warned