- 12 more killed in Karachi violence
KARACHI — The situation remained tense in several strife-torn localities of Karachi as the deaths from three days of violence and target killings rose to 36 with random incidents of armed and arson attacks leaving at least 12 more people dead and dozens injured on Sunday.
- Al-Ghoreifi: 30 Shia Mosques Demolished in Bahrain Crackdown
A Bahraini cleric says authorities have demolished 30 Shia mosques during their five-month-old crackdown on dissent in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom.
- Darul Uloom sack Vastanvi
Influential Islamic seminary Darul Uloom of Deoband sacked its rector Ghulam M Vastanvi on Sunday after a panel probing his alleged praise of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi submitted a disputed report. Vastanvi refused to resign despite being asked to do so by the institution’s shoora (supreme governing council) following which he was impeached after a vote. Eight council members voted to have him fired, against six who supported his continuance as mohatamim (rector). Among those who backed Vastanvi was cleric Badruddin Ajmal, a millionnaire perfume baron and MP from Assam.
- Bahrain top Shia cleric: Demolishing Bahrain Mosques Must be Stopped
Bahrain’s top Shia cleric, Sheikh Issa Qasim, has condemned the desecration and demolition of mosques and holy sites by the Saudi-backed regime forces.
- Clashes in Egypt despite democracy pledge
Clashes erupted in Cairo between protesters demanding political change and loyalists of the ruling military council, hours after the military ruler pledged democracy.
- Representative of Grand Ayatollah Sistani, Escapes Assassination Attempt
Sheikh Mohammed Falak, has escaped an assassination attempt in al-Zubair area of southern Iraq’s Basra Province on Saturday.
- Blasts rock Tripoli, NATO targets Gaddafi compound
TRIPOLI – Explosions rocked central Tripoli for the second night in a row and Britain said weeks of NATO bombardment had inflicted extensive damage on Muammar Gaddafi’s heavily-fortified compound.
- Muslim women say will flout Belgium’s burqa ban
Two Muslim women living in Belgium have said they will oppose the government’s decision to fine women found wearing the full Islamic veil in public.
- Iraqi forces arrest 16 suspected Qaeda members
BAGHDAD – Iraqi security forces have arrested 16 suspected Al Qaeda members accused of being behind more than 100 killings in the capital, a senior security official said on Sunday.
- Germany makes £88 million available to Libyan rebels
Germany has said it was making available to the Libyan rebel National Transitional Council up to 100 million euros (£88 million) in loans for civilian and humanitarian purposes.