- BAHRAIN: Protesters try to get back to Pearl Square
Protesters broke the Bahrain government curfew early Saturday during a fierce sandstorm and tried to reach the Pearl Square traffic circle, where they had camped for weeks before authorities removed them in a violent crackdown.
- Iraqi Prime Minister: Bahrain crackdown can trigger war
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has warned that the deployment of troops from Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf littoral states to protest-hit Bahrain could spark a sectarian war.
- Pakistan: Fatal Attack on Minibus
Gunmen attacked a minibus carrying mostly Shiites and killed eight people on Friday in a part of northwestern Pakistan that has seen a recent peace deal between rival Sunni and Shiite tribes, a government official said.
- Over 200 Indians met Bahrain”s foreign minister
Over 200 members of the Indian community in Bahrain today met the country’s foreign minister and expressed concern over the situation in the country, which has been marked by clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters.
- For democracy: Rally held to show solidarity with the people of Bahrain
Various religious parties organised peaceful rallies in Rawalpindi and Islamabad on Friday to show solidarity with the people of Bahrain in their struggle for democracy.
- Libyan rebels rejoice in Ajdabiya as air strikes drive Gaddafi loyalists out
Fall of Ajdabiya is first significant victory for rebels since coalition strikes began a week ago
- Courses on Islamic Economy to Be Held in Paris
Educational courses on Islamic economy are to be held by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) in Paris, France.
- Grand Imam of al-Azhar Tries to Resign in Wake of Protests
The crisis in Egypt’s top religious body and the world’s most-recognized institution of Sunni Islam reached new hights with al-Azhar Grand Imam Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb submitting his resignation after protestors prevented him from entering his office.
- Massive sandstorm shuts Kuwait airport
Kuwait was struck by a massive sandstorm on Kuwait Friday evening, causing major disruptions and forcing the civil aviation to shut down the airport.
- Muslim girls can take test with burkhas on
HYDERABAD: Muslim girls appearing for the ongoing SSC examinations are allowed to take the examination with their burkhas on. The Board of Government Examinations instructed the authorities concerned to this effect following objections from the Muslim community over the invigilators asking the Muslim girls to remove their burkha to establish their identity and write the examination.