- Muslim activists protest ‘anti-women’ divorce fatwa
MUMBAI: A group of Muslim women activists has challenged the Darul Uloom Deoband’s recent fatwa that states a divorce “pronounced” by a man over the phone is valid even if his wife failed to hear it due to network problems.
- ATS team to interrogate Aseemanand
JAIPUR: Rajasthan anti-terrorist squad (ATS) has sent a team to Hyderabad to interrogate of self-proclaimed godman and Ajmer Dargah blast-accused Swami Aseemanand. Sources said that the team headed by an official in the rank of additional superintendent of police, will first conduct a joint interrogation with CBI and then try to bring him to Rajasthan on a transit remand for further questioning. Aseemanand had recently been arrested from Rishikesh by the CBI, which is probing the Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad.
- Net girl held for burning Koran
TEENAGER is arrested after a video of her alleged act is posted on Facebook website
- Iraq opens new court to protect foreign investors
BAGHDAD — Iraq on Wednesday inaugurated a new court formed to resolve disputes between foreign investors and Iraqi companies as part of efforts to encourage investment into its moribund economy.
- Jordan PM shuffles cabinet ahead of parliament
AMMAN – Jordan’s Prime Minister Samir al-Rifai formed a new cabinet at King Abdullah’s request on Wednesday to give him more scope to tackle rising social and economic woes after this month’s parliamentary election.
- UK blamed for Taliban impostor
Afghanistan official says UK authorities were responsible for bringing fake Taliban commander to peace talks
- Indonesia’s Mount Bromo volcano spews ash
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Officials say one of Indonesia’s dozens of volcanos has shot ash into the air in a minor eruption that caused no injuries.
- Quake hits southern Iran, no casualties reported
TEHRAN – An earthquake of 5.6 magnitude jolted a mountainous area of southern Iran on Friday but Iranian media said that so far there were no reports of casualties.
- Saudi Arabia arrests 149 al Qaeda-linked suspects
RIYADH – Saudi Arabia arrested 149 people from 19 cells linked to al Qaeda over the past 8 months and foiled attacks against government and security officials as well as journalists, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.