- Egypt opposition says govt meeting inconclusive
CAIRO: Egyptian opposition groups said on Sunday a meeting with Vice President Omar Suleiman was positive but had done nothing specific to meet their demands for a complete political overhaul in Egypt.
- Latin America-Arab summit postponed because of unrest in Egypt
A senior Arab League official says the crisis in Egypt has forced the postponement of a summit of Latin American and Arab leaders.
- Attacks against Shia pilgrims in Iraq, Many killed and wounded
Four people have been killed and sixteen injured in the latest spate of terrorist attacks across Iraq, which occurred after a period of relative calm.
- Foreign cooking shows banned on Iran TV
TEHERAN – Iran’s state-run television has been banned from screening cooking shows that promote foreign cuisine as conservatives seek to fight Western influence in the Iranian culture, media reported on Sunday.
- Karzai to announce security transition March 21
MUNICH – The president of Afghanistan said on Sunday he would announce the start of a process to transfer responsibility for security to Afghan forces from international forces on March 21.
- Al Qaeda suspect blows self up in Mauritania
NOUAKCHOTT – A suspected member of al Qaeda’s north African wing blew himself up in southern Mauritania on Saturday after security forces cornered him, according to army and national guard sources.
- US shooter ‘likely to be released’
WASHINGTON — Pakistani officials are indicating that a US man, who shot dead two Pakistanis in Lahore last month, may soon be released.
- Special development projects for Muslims in WB: Buddhadeb
Apparently with an eye on Muslim votes ahead of West Bengal Assembly elections, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today said the state government had taken up special development projects for the community.
- Pakistan seeks halal products market
The Pakistan government is drafting a bill to give a better exposure to Pakistan’s exports by fulfilling the requirements of the consumers of trillion dollar halal products and services sector who comprise of one fourth of world’s population.
- 2 hurt as groups clash in Rakhial mosque
AHMEDABAD: Two groups clashed over an issue in a mosque in Rakhial on Friday evening. The bone of contention was preparation for the approaching Eid-e-Milad on February 16. Two people were injured in the incident and were taken to Shardaben Hospital for treatment.