- Pakistan lifts Swat curfew, people flee
Pakistan’s military temporarily lifts curfew in the Swat where thousands of civilians are trapped in war between the troops and heavily armed militants.
- Maliki concerned with Baathist plotting
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said his government fears the possibility that a Baathist conspiracy will destabilize the country.
- Bomb kills British soldier in Afghanistan
A British soldier has been killed in a bomb explosion in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, the Ministry of Defense said.
- Egypt arrests senior Brotherhood members
Egyptian security forces have arrested 12 senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s main opposition group, in pre-dawn raids.
- Three policemen killed in Darfur
Three police officers have been shot dead by gunmen who attacked them in Sudan’s western region of Darfur, according to local police.
- Protesters slam anti-Islam rally in Cologne
Hundreds of people have demonstrated in German city of Cologne protesting against an anti-Islam rally and urging support to Muslims’ rights in the country.
- Israeli soldier shoots 12-year-old girl with live fire in Ni’lin
The girl, Summer Amira, was shot by Israeli forces as she was standing near the window of her home.
- Senior Cleric Nouri Hamedani speaks about Wahabbism
We are facing a misfortune which affects the whole Islamic world. There is a sect (Wahhabi) which has been created by the enemies and which presents enmity to the Ahl al-Bayt (a) and the enemies of Islam in order to create fitna.
- Editor of Iraqi Shiite paper escapes assassination
The editor of an Iraqi newspaper linked to an anti-American Shiite cleric narrowly escaped assassination in Baghdad on Thursday in an attack that killed his bodyguard, police and journalists said.
- Bahrain parliament passes family law for Sunni section
Manama: Bahrain’s lower house on Thursday endorsed a much-awaited family law draft that aims to improve the legal status of women.