- Ban Tablighi for Qaeda link, say moderate Muslims
Al Qaeda terrorists had used the services of Delhi-based missionary group Tablighi Jamaat to get visas and finances to travel to Pakistan in the mid-80s, a Wikileaks document recently revealed.
- Syria feels squeeze from UN and the West
Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s international image suffered a black eye on Tuesday, as his violent crackdown against protesters brought a slap from western countries at the UN and European Union.
- Don’t know if Gaddafi is dead or alive: Nato
Nato said on Tuesday it was unaware of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi being dead or alive and denied its air strikes on Tripoli were aimed to kill him.
- Shia Parachinari youth in shrouds stage rally in Islamabad against besiege of Parachinar
Frustrated by lawmakers and politicians’ apathy and enraged by the negligence and indifference of the government and security apparatus, Thousands of youth and children from Parachinar wearing symbolic coffin held a protest march on Monday against the continuing siege of their town and killings of innocent commuters by militants
- Detained Bahraini activist said to show signs of abuse
A human rights activist who was active in Bahrain’s pro-democracy street protests appeared Sunday before a special military court showing signs of ill-treatment and perhaps torture, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
- Bahrain expels Reuters correspondent
Bahrain said on Tuesday that it was expelling the Reuters correspondent in the Gulf kingdom.
- Egyptians to stage anti-Saudi rally
Rights activists in Egypt have called for a protest outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Cairo as Riyadh continues to support autocratic regimes and extremist groups.
- Gulf states welcome Jordan, Morocco membership
The Gulf Cooperation Council on Tuesday welcomed bids by the kingdoms of Jordan and Morocco to join the six-nation grouping of Gulf Arab monarchies, its secretary general Abdullatif al-Zayani said.
- Sanjiv Bhatt writes again to DGP seeking access to IB records
The controversial Gujarat cadre Indian Police Service officer, Sanjiv Bhatt, who filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court against Chief Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday wrote another letter to the State Director General of Police seeking access to the State Intelligence Bureau records and documents related to the days of the 2002 communal riots.
- Campus clash: AMU suspends 38 students
The Aligarh Muslim University today suspended 38 students for their alleged involvement in the clash and firng on campus on April 29.