- Syrian cabinet resigns amid unrest
Government resigns as part of promised reforms after two weeks of protests, outgoing PM appointed caretaker premier.
- Explosions in Tripoli and ‘carnage’ in Misrata
As representatives of numerous countries met in London to decide the next steps in their Libya effort, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi showed no sign of letting up his effort to crush the rebellion that seeks an end to his nearly 42 years in power.
- Rebuilding trust: India, Pakistan agree on terror hotline
In a step toward resuming their stalled peace process, India and Pakistan Tuesday agreed on setting up a hotline for real-time information sharing on terrorist threats, even as Indian investigators were allowed to quiz the 2008 Mumbai attack suspects prosecuted in the neighbouring country.
- Shia Ex-MPs Exposed to Prosecution in Bahrain
Bahraini former Shiite MPs resign in protest against brutal crackdown, losing their immunity from prosecution in the process
- Erdogan to visit Grand Ayatollah Sistani
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose country has expressed fears about the Shiite-Sunni unrest in Bahrain, was due Tuesday in the Shiite shrine city of Najaf for talks with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.
- ‘Bahrain revolution will not stop’
Leader of Bahrain Freedom Movement Abdul Rauf Shayeb says anti-government protesters will keep up with the rallies until their demands are met.
- Muslim votes key factor in Assam’s Karimganj
Muslim votes are expected to be a deciding factor in at least four of the five Assembly constituencies in south Assam’s sensitive Karimganj district, bordering Bangladesh, which goes to poll on April 4 in the first phase. As many as 62 per cent of the 1,41,941-strong electorate in South Karimganj Assembly seat are Muslims and their votes will determine the outcome of the election, observers say.
- India seeks additional 40,000 Haj visas
India is seeking an increase of 40,000 in its Haj quota which would mean that a record number of some 200,000 Indians could perform Hajj in 2011.
- Collection of Quran Translations into 145 Languages in Qom
The Center for Quran Translation in the holy city of Qom has collected the translations of the holy Quran into 145 languages .
- Compensate Muslims wrongly arrested on terror charges: Report
“A large number of innocent young Muslims are being victimised by the police on the charge of being involved in various terrorist acts…the Human Rights Commissions which should have taken cognizance of such violation of human rights have been treating this with casual indifference.” This is the central concern expressed in ‘What it Means to be a Muslim in India Today’, a report on two public tribunals held in the country in the past three years on discrimination against minorities.