- Clashes in Tunisia as new cabinet sworn in
Riot police and hundreds of protesters clashed in the Tunisian capital on Friday, as a new cabinet was sworn into office in a bid to end the unrest.
- Saudi exchange tumbles on Egypt protests
CAIRO — Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange tumbled by over 4 percent on Saturday, setting the stage for other regional markets to drop as concerns mounted about the violent protests in Egypt that presented the most serious challenge to President Hosni Mubarak’s roughly 30-year rule.
- Ruling party urges talks in Yemen to halt protests
Yemen’s ruling party has called for dialogue with the opposition, the country’s state news agency said late on Friday, in a bid to end anti-government protests.
- Egyptian government resigns
Egyptian state television says the Cabinet of Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif has resigned on the president’s orders.
- World Muslim Population Doubling, Report Projects
Twenty years ago, the world had about 1.1 billion Muslims. Twenty years from now, it will have about twice as many – and they’ll represent more than a quarter of all people on earth, according to a new study released Thursday
- Protesters In Amman, Jordan Call on Prime Minister Rifai to Step Down
Thousands of Jordanians have taken the streets in the country’s capital, Amman, on Friday, demanding the prime minister step down and venting their anger at rising prices, rising inflation and unemployment. About 3,500 protesters and opposition activists have gathered in Amman.
- Plight of Malaysian Shias
The Malaysian Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, but when it comes to Islam, the country’s official religion, only the Sunni sect is permitted. Other forms, including Shiite Islam, are considered deviant and are not allowed to be spread.
- Youth Quran Encyclopedia to Be Presented at Tehran Book Fair
The first volume of the Quran Encyclopedia for Youth will be released concurrent with the international book fair in Tehran, according to the director of Encyclopedias Section of The Center for Quranic Culture and Teachings.
- Azerbaijan warns religious parties against protesting ban on headscarves
Azerbaijan has warned religious parties that it will not tolerate attempts to stir up discontent over a law preventing girls from wearing the Muslim hijab to school.
- Yemen al-Qaeda Terrorist commander declares war against Shiite Muslims
Leader of al-Qaeda militants in Yemen declared “Jihad” against the Houthi-led northern Shiite fighters, in an audio message posted on the internet by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on Friday.