- Pakistan court urges speedy Musharraf arrest
A Pakistani court asked the government to speed up the arrest of former president Pervez Musharraf amid uncertainty over whether Britain would honour a warrant for his arrest.
- New Abu Ghraib Now in Afghanistan / US confirms secret jails in Afghanistan
The United States has finally confirmed the presence of secret prisons in Afghanistan, where detainees are interrogated for weeks without being charge.
- Teenage Taliban terrorist: 300 Pakistani children ready for attacks
A teenager, who was part of deadliest suicide bombing in a shrine which killed 50 people and injured 100 more in Pakistan’s Punjab province this week, said Friday 300 more children have been trained for attacks.
- Iraqis demand withdrawal of US troops
Tens of thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets of the capital Baghdad to protest the presence of US troops in the war-torn country.
- Number of Bahraini Detainees and Missing Person Exceeded 500
The Bahraini Center for Human Rights (BCHR) has announced that the number of detained opposition activists in the Persian Gulf state has exceeded 500.
- 2 dead, 18 injured in Cairo’s protest
At least two people have been killed and 18 others injured as thousands of Egyptians are calling for trial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak clashed with security forces in Cairo’s’ Liberation Square.
- Sadr vows to fight US overstay
Iraq’s influential cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has warned that resistance against US forces will increase if the occupiers fail to leave by their deadline at the end of 2011.
- 1,500 killed in Pakistan blasts in 2010
Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik says at least 1,500 people were killed in more than 1,330 bomb attacks across the Asian country in 2010.
- Dutch party introduces anti-Islam bill
The Netherlands’ far-right Freedom Party has taken another Islamophobic measure, introducing a bill that — if passed — would effectively ban Halal meat in the country.
- French burqa ban goes into force on Monday
French police will from Monday become the first officers in Europe empowered to intercept Muslim women wearing full-face veils and to threaten them with fines if they refuse to expose their faces.