News: 21-Sep-09

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  1. Iraqi Shia leader appeals for unity before vote
    The leader of Iraq’s largest Shia party Ammar al-Hakim, is trying to repair a split between the main Shia parties that came to dominate Iraq’s government after Saddam Hussein’s fall in 2003.
  2. Christian couple will be tried for offending Muslim woman
    Ben and Sharon Vogelenzang are awaiting trial accused of breaching public order by insulting a guest at their hotel in Aintree, Liverpool, about her religion.
  3. Iranians help free 21,000 poor prisoners on Eid al-Fitr
    Iranian benevolent benefactors have helped to release 21,000 prisoners who were imprisoned for financial cases on the eve of Eid al-Fitr.
  4. 184 killed in Eid-ul-fitr homecoming rush in Indonesia: police
    The Indonesian National Police said Saturday that at least 184 people were killed in homecoming traffic rush in the six days prior to the Islamic festivity of Eid-ul-fitr.
  5. Pakistan release 200 inmates from jail on Eidul Fitr
    LAHORE – On the instruction of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif some 200 prisoners confined on the charges of minor crimes were set free from the Camp Jail on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr allowing them to celebrate Eid with their dear ones.
  6. Pakistani Shia Muslims bury bomb victims
    The death toll from a car bomb attack in a crowded Pakistani market has risen to 40 as grieving families buried their loved ones ahead of a major religious festival.
  7. Trinidad and Tobago PM: Embrace Islamic principles to survive crisis
    PRIME MINISTER Patrick Manning called upon the population to embrace the principles of Islam to help Trinidad and Tobago emerge stronger than ever from the world financial crisis.
  8. Somalia fighting kills 23 in border town
    Heavy Fighting between Al Shabaab rebels and government soldiers has killed 23 people in a border town in Western Somalia, disrupting communication lines.
  9. Dozens dead in separate Sudan clashes
    Military sources say dozens of people have been killed in separate clashes in Sudan’s volatile Darfur region and the restive Jonglei area in the south.
  10. Yemeni army reports tense calm in north
    A tense calm has taken over the mountainous region of northern Yemen after six weeks of deadly clashes between the army and Shia fighters, a military official says.

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