- Arab League considers backing a Libyan no-fly zone
Arab League officials convened Saturday to vote on backing a no-fly zone in Libya, where a civil war is being fought between forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi and a tenacious opposition movement.
- AMU, Jamia born with minority character: Salman Khurshid
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Jamia Millia Islamia were born with the ‘minority character’, Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said here Saturday.
- Yemen protest attacked by police
Police in Yemen have attacked anti-government demonstrators in the centre of the capital, Sanaa, killing up to six people and injuring many more.
- Eating Disorders Double in Muslim Teens Than in Christian, Says Study
Eating disorders are 2.3-fold higher among Muslim adolescents than among their Christian classmates, a University of Granada study has found.
- Egypt to lift restrictions on political parties
CAIRO – Egypt will lift restrictions on forming political parties that choked political life during the rule of President Hosni Mubarak after a March 19 referendum on constitutional amendments, an army source said on Saturday.
- Terrorist killed in western Iran
One terrorist was killed and another arrested in Iran’s western province of Kurdistan on Saturday, national media reported.
- Gunmen kill seven Iraqi soldiers in Mosul
MOSUL – Seven Iraqi soldiers were killed by three gunmen in a speeding car on Saturday on the outskirts of Iraq’s city of Mosul, where the Iraqi government continues to fight a stubborn Sunni insurgency, police said.
- U.S. defence chief urges reform in ally Bahrain
The Gulf kingdom of Bahrain must take more than “baby steps” to enact political reforms, the top U.S. defence official said on Saturday after a visit to the tiny but important U.S. ally.
- Pakistan spy chief to stay on as key CIA partner
Pakistan’s government will extend the term of the country’s powerful spy chief, the CIA’s main partner in the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban and a major player in the country’s policies toward Afghanistan, an official said Saturday.
- End operations in Afghanistan, Karzai tells NATO
Karzai’s comments came after a week in which a relative of his was killed in a raid by foreign forces and he rejected an apology by the US commander of troops General David Petraeus for the deaths of nine children in a NATO strike.