- Bahrain rights activist to face military court
Bahrain’s leading human rights activist will be questioned by a military prosecutor, according to the Gulf country’s interior ministry that has been leading the crackdown on Shiite protests against rulers.
- Iraqi Kurdistan arresting clerics
The government of the semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan has arrested dozens of the northern region’s outspoken religious leaders.
- First arrests made hours after French Burka ban comes into force
Two Muslim women wearing full face veils have been arrested within hours of France’s burka ban becoming a law, as they were taking part in a demonstration against the new measure in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris.
- Libyan rebels protest over African Union peace mission
Demonstrators dismiss peace mediators as Gaddafi allies and renew calls for Libyan leader to step down immediately
- Saleh accepts Gulf plan, opposition rejects
Yemen’s opposition on Monday rejected a Gulf Arab initiative for president to step down because it offers him immunity from prosecution.
- Muslims demand CBI probe into SHO murder case
Demanding CBI probe into the murder of SHO Phool Mohammed, who was burnt alive at Surval village in Sawai Madhopur district, thousands of Muslim community members from various parts of the state gathered at Statue Circle on Sunday.
- Egypt freezes Saudi Prince Alwaleed land
Egypt’s public prosecutors’ office said on Sunday it had frozen land in southern Egypt controlled by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal because the original sale of the land violated the law.
- Syrian forces seal off Banias, tension mounts
Syrian security forces sealed off the city of Banias overnight following pro-democracy protests and killings by irregulars loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
- Global Islamic insurance seen growing 31 pct in 2011
Contributions drawn by the global Islamic insurance, or takaful, are expected to reach $12 billion in 2011, up from $9.15 billion last year, with Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates accounting for most, according to a report by accountants Ernst & Young.
- Up to six killed in bomb blasts in Iraq’s Falluja
FALLUJA, Iraq – Two bombs exploded near a crowded market in the Iraqi city of Falluja on Monday, killing up to six people and injuring about two dozen, security and hospital sources said.