- Seminar to mark the life and teachings of Sayyida Fatema Al-Zahra in Kilburn
In conjunction with the Lebanese Welfare Community and the Kawthar Youth Project, the AhlulBayt Islamic Mission has organised an Islamic seminar to mark the life and teachings of the Lady of Light, Sayyida Fatema Al-Zahra (A).
- Pakistan’s Gilani visits ally Beijing amid US rift
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani began a visit to China on Tuesday after the US killing of Osama bin Laden further strained Islamabad’s ties with Washington.
- Notorious US security company Blackwater forms secret army in UAE
According to reports, the UAE has hired Blackwater mercenaries to quell possible uprisings in this Persian Gulf Shakhdom.
- Syrian opposition calls general strike
Syria’s opposition called for a general strike Wednesday in defiance of a government campaign to crush pro-democracy protests, as the army pressed its siege of the restive town of Tall Kalakh, the latest target of its brutal crackdown.
- ISI severs intelligence ties with CIA: Report
Pakistan’s intelligence services are refusing to share details of suspects or plots with their American counterparts in protest at the U.S. operation to kill Osama bin Laden.
- BAHRAIN: Seven protesters sentenced; defendant details alleged rape threats in custody
Seven anti-government protesters on trial before a military court received sentences ranging from one to three years Monday in connection with their participation in anti-government protests in the Persian Gulf kingdom earlier this year, activists said.
- Modi did nothing to save Jafri
Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt confirmed before the Nanavati-Mehta commission, which is probing the Godhra riots, how chief minister Narendra Modi wanted Hindus to vent their anger after the Sabarmati Express train carnage.
- Suicide bomber attacks security police in Kazakh city
A suicide bomber wounded two bystanders in the Kazakh city of Aktobe when he blew himself up inside the offices of the state security services on Tuesday, a spokesman for the prosecutor-general said.
- Militancy woes: Prevailing Health situation in Parachinar
Militancy-hit Kurram Agency is drowning in a sea of trouble, with a daily death rate of 15 to 20 on average because of lack of medical facilities. With rural health care centres having been destroyed as a result of terrorism, even avoidable diseases often turn out to be fatal.
- Aseemanand conspired blasts in Muslim religious places: NIA
The National Investigation Agency has alleged right-wing activist Swami Aseemanand had hatched conspiracies for carrying out blasts in Muslim religious places.