1. Saudi school lessons in UK concern government
    BBC Panorama found that more than 40 Saudi Students’ Schools and Clubs are teaching the official Saudi national curriculum to about 5,000 pupils.
  2. Pakistan Hajj scam inquiry: Top official kept on remand
    A Pakistani court has kept a former top official in custody, amid an inquiry into what is being called the country’s biggest Hajj pilgrimage fraud.
  3. Two Taliban leaders killed, 1 captured: NATO
    KABUL — Two Taliban leaders were killed and two others were captured as part of the NATO coalition’s stepped up campaign against the insurgency’s mid-level command structure and its supply lines, the coalition said on Monday.
  4. Saudi govt to compensate Haj pilgrims
    ISLAMABAD — The Saudi government has decided to pay SR250 each to about 25,000 Pakistani pilgrims as compensation for some management problems they suffered at Mina during Hajj, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi has said.
  5. Murshidabad AMU to begin session from January
    Come January and the Murshidabad campus of the Aligarh Muslim University will begin its academic activities.
  6. Muslim soldiers allege discrimination in U.S. military
    Two soldiers stationed at sprawling military bases in the United States say they have faced persistent harassment due to their Muslim faith, renewing questions about the role of religion in the world’s largest armed forces.
  7. Malaysia aims to take Islamic finance to its next level
    LONDON: While other Muslim countries appear to be either fair-weather or ambivalent friends of Islamic finance, Malaysian policymakers continue with their strong support with the core objective of taking the industry to its next logical level.
  8. Volcano death toll hits 273 in Indonesia
    The death toll from Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano eruption has risen to 273 as rescue workers recover more bodies from the vicinity in central Java.