- 50 Yemeni troops missing in lawless south
SANAA — Dozens of Yemeni troops went missing after a battle with Al Qaeda-linked militants at a sports stadium in the country’s increasingly lawless south, a military official said Saturday, describing a new setback for a weakened regime already facing an array of opponents.
- No mid-term polls as it’s time for local govt elections : Gilani
MULTAN, July 3 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Sunday rejected Opposition’s call for mid-term polls and said it was time for local government elections in the country.Talking to newsmen here, he said, “the government has got passed its fourth budget and will request the PML-N leadership to prepare for the next elections as the time for mid-term polls is over.”He said the Opposition was not giving a tough time to the government as the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had the support of people.The Prime Minister said Shaheed Benazir Bhutto had given the vision of politics of reconciliation, foreseeing that in future only coalition governments would be formed and that no single party would be in a position to take majority of seats in the Parliament.
- Libya rebels poised for push towards Tripoli
Buoyed by French arms drops and intensified NATO air strikes on the regime’s frontline armour, Libya’s rebel army said it is poised for an offensive that could put it within striking distance of Tripoli.
- Syrian forces arrest residents in city of Hama, 2 days after huge anti-regime protest
BEIRUT — Syrian forces on Sunday carried out arrests in the western city of Hama, an opposition stronghold, amid the sound of heavy gunfire, an anti-government activist said.
- Morocco protesters return to streets following vote
Youth movements stage demonstrations across different cities in Morocco, calling for more reform and denouncing the recent referendum results
- Yemenis Condemn Saudi Interference
Anti-regime protesters in Yemen have held fresh rallies denouncing the interference of Saudi Arabia and the US in their country’s internal affairs.
- Inauguration of Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) museum in the month of Shaban
The incharge of the museum of Syed-ul-Shuhada’s sanctuary said that this year the museum of Imam Hussain’s (A.S) sanctuary is being inaugurated in the month of Shaban.
- Trial opens in deadly Egypt sectarian clashes
·The trial began on Sunday of 48 people accused of involvement in deadly Muslim-Christian clashes in May that left 12 people dead, a judicial official said.
- Kuwait withdraws forces from Bahrain
Kuwaiti naval forces have decided to withdraw Bahrain after a 4-month long military occupation of the country’s territorial waters with aim of aiding the government to crush anti-regime protesters.