1. Kuwait bill would allow military beards
    KUWAIT CITY – The Kuwaiti parliament adopted a bill on Wednesday that scraps government restrictions on military and police personnel from growing beards.
  2. Yemen to release opposition leader
    SANAA – Yemen will release an opposition Socialist party leader held for allegedly supporting southern separatists for “lack of evidence” against him, the prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday.
  3. 10 opposition MPs file motion to oust Kuwaiti premier
    Ten Kuwaiti opposition lawmakers on Tuesday filed a motion of ‘non-cooperation’ with the Prime Minister in a bid to oust him from office, MP Faisal Al Muslim told reporters.
  4. US troops clash with Taleban in east Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. forces clashed with insurgents in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, fending off a Taliban assault for the second time in as many days.
  5. Suicide bombers hit Iraqi police HQ, kill chief
    Three suicide bombers attacked Iraq’s federal police headquarters in Mosul, levelling the building and killing the top police commander in the northern city, officials said.
  6. Pakistan politicians eye deal to shore up government
    KARACHI — Leaders in Pakistan’s main ruling party appeared confident Wednesday of reaching a deal to prevent their main coalition partner from quitting the cabinet and joining the opposition.
  7. 4 Pakistani Shia activists hurt in Karachi university blast
    At least 4 activists of Imamia Students Organization have been hurt in a small scale blast in the University of Karachi on Tuesday.
  8. Pakistani Govt shows satisfaction over Muharram security
    Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Interior Minister Rehman Malik have shown satisfaction over the security arrangements taken by the law enforcement agencies during Muharram, particularly for Ashura processions.
  9. International Quran Competition for Muslim Students with Participation of Women
    Women’s participation in the International Quran Competition for Muslim Students and introducing new categories, such as Quranic concepts, Adhan (call to prayer), and Tawasheeh, into the competition would promote the level of competitions
  10. Indian Muslim traders welcome sharia-compliant share index
    Muslim traders in India have welcomed a new share index of companies that comply with Islamic law.