- Madrassa in Uttar Pradesh
town begins yoga classes
KARARI (UTTAR PRADESH) – Hundreds of students at a madrassa here fall in line for their lesson in yoga taught by a Hindu teacher.
- Chief Justice should take action to recover the missing Shia Youths
The families of 10 missing persons belong to Shia Community appealed to the Chief Justice Pakistan to take action and help to recover them from the custody of law enforcement agencies.
- Mixing politics and Islam
Contemporary Islam as practised and propagated by the radicals — the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, al-Qaida and Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan and the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI),an erstwhile wing of Jamat-e-Islami (Hind) — is part of political Islam.
- Iraq Arrests 93 in Anti-Qaeda Sweep
BAGHDAD, (AFP) – Iraqi forces have arrested 93 suspects, including 60 wanted men, in a crackdown on Al-Qaeda in Anbar province, defence ministry spokesman Major General Mohammed al-Askari said on Thursday.
- Iranian officer captured in Afghanistan: NATO
KABUL — A member of the elite al-Quds force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has been captured in southern Afghanistan accused of cross-border weapons smuggling, international forces said Friday.
- Iraqi Kills Daughter Recruited as al-Qaeda Bomber
BAGHDAD, (AP) – Iraqi police say a man has killed his 19-year-old daughter after discovering al-Qaeda had recruited her as a suicide bomber.
- Pakistan clashes kill 11 troops, 24 militants
Insurgents attacked five security checkpoints in a northwestern Pakistan region on the Afghan border on Friday killing 11 soldiers and leading to clashes in which 24 militants died, officials said.
- Bahrain’s Shia trial hits impasse
The trial of 25 opposition Shia activists in Bahrain has hit yet another hurdle after new defense lawyers picked by authorities said they have been rejected by the activists.
- Malaysia Shia arrests draw criticism
A religious scholar in Malaysia blasts the arrest of more than 200 Muslim Shias, including Iranians, Indonesians and Pakistanis, at an Ashura mourning ceremony.
- Tajikistan Now One-Third Shia
Shia missionaries from Iran have increased the share of the followers of that trend in Islam within Tajikistan from 11 percent a year or so ago to 33 percent now, according to Dushanbe officials, a development that has already sparked intra-Islamic conflicts in that country and threatens to deepen its problems in the future.