- Tunisia police shoot dead at least two at Kef protest
Tunisian police have shot dead at least two people during a protest in the north-western town of Kef.
- Iraq PM Nouri Maliki ‘will not seek third term’
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has said he will not seek a third term in office when his mandate runs out in 2014, state media say.
- Egypt unrest: Mubarak moves to restart economy
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has held talks with ministers to try to revive an economy hit by a wave of anti-government protests.
- Bashir says ‘freedom to all’ after Sudan crackdown
KHARTOUM — Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir on Saturday promised ‘freedom for all’ within the law and renewed his pledge to build an Islamic state in north Sudan, after a week of anti-regime protests and sweeping arrests.
- Encyclopedia of Persian Gulf to be released
The Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia will attend the 7th National Conference of Persian Gulf in order to communicate with the field’s experts and identify the region’s related issues for completing the “Persian Gulf Encyclopedia”, which will be released by the center.
- Multimedia software ‘Comprehensive Atlas of Shia History’ to reach Quran Fair
Following the publication of Atlas of Islamic History, Tebyan Institute in cooperation with National Geographical Organization of Iran will soon release the multimedia software titled ‘Comprehensive Atlas of Shia History’.
- Muslim families want children excused from music, mixed phys-ed classes
A dozen Muslim families who recently arrived in Canada have told Winnipeg’s Louis Riel School Division that they want their children excused from compulsory elementary school music and coed physical education programs for religious and cultural reasons.
- Cellphone records key to Godhra riots probe
AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat government issued a notice to senior IPS officer Rahul Sharma seeking to file a chargesheet against him for submitting phone call records of the 2002 riots period to probe agencies without the permission of the government.
- 7 killed, 6 injured in Iraqi plane crash
At least seven people have been killed and six others left injured in a plane crash in Iraq’s northern city of Sulaymaniyeh.
- File FIR against Modi, demand activists
AHMEDABAD — Human rights activists who have taken up the cudgels for those affected by the bloody Hindu-Muslim clashes in Gujarat in 2002 have demanded that the Supreme Court-appointed special investigation team (SIT) which has in its report indicted Narendra Modi for the riots should now file an FIR against the controversial chief minsiter.