- “Photos of Ashura” Exhibition Well-Received by Turkish Citizens
An exhibition of the photos of Ashura was inaugurated on December 2 in Cem Karaca Cultural Center in Bakırköy District, Istanbul which was well received by the Muslim citizens in Turkey
- 8 Shia pilgrims martyred in Iraq Blast
Bombs targeting Iranian pilgrims exploded in Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least eight people and wounding more than two dozen others, interior ministry and police sources said. A car bomb and other explosives were detonated near a house used as a rest stop for Iranians in the Kadhamiya district of the Iraqi capital, killing five people and wounding 18, an interior ministry source said.
- Baghdad bombs hit Iranian Shia pilgrims
A series of bombings across Baghdad has killed at least 13 people, including six or more Shia pilgrims from Iran.
- Azam Khan rejoins Samajwadi Party
LUCKNOW: Firebrand Muslim leader Mohammad Azam Khan on Saturday formally rejoined Samajwadi Party and attended a meeting of the state office bearers here.
- ‘Women-only’ Buses Launched in Malaysia
The transport system in Malaysia has been geared in such a way so as to provide protection to women traveling in the local buses from sexual harassment. The buses have been earmarked as ‘Women-only’. This system has provided an option to women to travel separately from men.
- Taiwan TV ad: Don’t force Muslim workers to eat pork
Taipei – Taiwan on Saturday began to use a TV ad to warn employers not to force foreign Muslim workers and maids to eat pork.
- Iran will ‘never use’ force against Muslim neighbours
Iran sought on Saturday to calm the fears of its neighbours, saying it would never use force against them because they are Muslims, after the United States highlighted concerns over Tehran’s suspected nuclear weapons programme.
- Humiliated Gaddafi caused nuclear scare
LONDON – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi caused a month-long nuclear scare in 2009 when he delayed the return to Russia of radioactive material in an apparent fit of diplomatic pique, leaked US embassy cables showed on Saturday.
- Oil rig gutted at Khalid Port in Sharjah
Black thick smoke billowed over Khalid Port in Sharjah for an hour as fire gutted an oil rig of a Korean company inside the port area on Saturday, injuring a Filipino national.
- Afghan president doubts credibility of US leaked cables
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday he doubted the credibility of US diplomatic cables leaked this week by the Internet whistleblower WikiLeaks, which portrayed him as corrupt and weak.