- Defiant Gaddafi refuses to quit amid Libya protests
Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has refused to stand down amid widespread anti-government protests which he said had tarnished the image of the country.
- Jailed Bahraini Shia protesters pardoned
Bahrain’s king has pardoned a number of protesters who had been arrested for having a role in pro-democracy demonstrations in the tiny Persian Gulf state.
- Over 200,000 Themes Discussed in the Holy Quran Encyclopedia
As many as 5000 entries covering 200000 themes all in connection with the Holly Quran have been presented in the Holy Quran Encyclopedia.
- 31 convicted, 63 acquitted in Godhra train burning case
Almost after nine years since the incident had occurred, a fast track court in Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati central jail where the court was set up to conduct the trial, has upheld that the Godhra train burning incident was an ‘act of pre planned conspiracy” and convicted 31 accused for the same while 63 accused including one of the prime conspirators have been acquitted for lack of evidence regarding their involvement in the act.
- CIA link to deaths deepens Zardari’s dilemma
The Obama administration’s attempts to forge stronger ties with Pakistan have come under renewed strain following revelations that a US man held in Lahore on murder charges worked for the CIA.
- Jamia Milia Islamia granted minority status
Jamia Milia Islamia University was granted minority institution status on Tuesday by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, a first for any central university which will allow it to reserve up to 50 per cent seats for Muslims.
- Darul Uloom to decide fate of VC Vastanvi
The top clergy of Darul Uloom will meet here on Wednesday to decide the fate of seminary’s Vice-Chancellor Maulana Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi, who stirred a controversy by praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, amid speculation that he may be asked to quit.
- OIC Calls For Peaceful Approach In Troubled Muslim States
The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is urging all those concerned in troubled Muslim countries to resort to peaceful means to avoid violence and bloodshed.
- Probe into 2006 Malegaon blasts was unfair: Khurshid
Union minority affairs minister Salman Khurshid has said that investigations into the 2006 Malegaon blasts, which killed 36 people, have been ‘unfair’.
- Algeria’s state of emergency to be lifted ‘imminently’
Algeria’s government has adopted a draft order to lift the country’s 19-year-old state of emergency, the official APS news agency reports.