News: 30-Nov-09

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  1. Tehran Quran Contest to Begin Tomorrow
    The 32nd edition of provincial Quran contest will start tomorrow, November 29, at the Shrine of Seyyed Ja’far (AS) in Tehran.
  2. Ba’ath supporters launch TV Channel
    A group of the banned Iraqi Ba’ath Party’s supporters have launched a TV station to broadcast the life story and speeches of Iraq’s former dictator Saddam Hussein.
  3. AI condemns Islamophobic Swiss vote
    Amnesty International has expressed deep regret over the Swiss voters’ approval of a ban on minarets, calling it a violation of religious freedom for Muslims.
  4. Switzerland votes “yes” to minaret ban
    Far-right Swiss politicians rejoice after the majority of voters supported a referendum proposing a ban on the building of minarets in Switzerland.
  5. Pakistani girls’ primary school set ablaze
    A girls’ primary school has been set on fire by suspected pro-Taliban militants in the Bajaur region of northwestern Pakistan, according to police.
  6. Holy Mecca; Beautiful Picture of Ramy of Jamarat through Hajj Rituals
    The thirteenth obligation in Hajj is Ramy of the three jamarat, the First (Oola), Middle (Wusta) and Last (Aqabah), on the eleventh and twelfth [of Thil Hijjah].
  7. Sayyed Nasrallah to Announce Hezbollah Political Document Monday
    Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah will announce the party’s new political document during a press conference to be held at 15:30 Beirut Time (13:30 GMT) on Monday.
  8. Israel to free 980 Palestinians for Shalit
    Israel claims it may release 980 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for its captive soldier Gilad Shalit, taken prisoner by the Hamas Islamic resistance fighters.
  9. Iranian Navy will fight piracy off coast of Somalia
    The commander of the Iranian Navy says that the country’s naval forces will even chase Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, if necessary.
  10. Turkey developing internet search engine
    The Turkish telecommunications watchdog has announced that the country’s engineers are developing an internet search engine and aim to launch it in 2010.

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