News: 28-Aug-10

  1. Minorities Ministry Sharpens Muslim Focus
    In keeping with the Prime Minister’s “New 15-Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities”, the Union ministry of minority affairs (MoMA) is busy chalking out strategy to help improve the condition of the country’s minorities.
  2. Muslim group renews call for official response to growing anti-Muslim campaign
    A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization Friday renewed its call for a strong response by public officials to growing anti-Muslim bigotry nationwide following another hate incident targeting an American mosque.
  3. Islam is adapted to modern world, head of Russia’s Mufti Council believes
    Head of Russia’s Mufti Council Ravil Gainutdin is convinced that Islam does not prevent Muslims from integrating in European community.
  4. Girls’ school blown up in NW Pakistan
    Unknown assailants have blown up a girls’ school in northwestern Pakistan, where troops fight militants in the tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
  5. Aid to Pakistan slow as millions affected by floods
    It is estimated that 20 million people in Pakistan have been affected by the floods which began in late July when abnormally heavy monsoon rains swept across the country from its mountainous northwest.
  6. Karzai: No progress in war on terror
    Afghan president Hamid Karzai has said the US-led forces in his country have not made any progress in combating terrorism during the nine-year occupation.
  7. Keep Friday sermons short, Imams told
    The Ministry of Islamic Affairs in Saudi Arabia has ordered Imams not to deliver lengthy Friday sermons.
  8. 5 Killed in Northern Afghanistan Market Bombing
    A roadside bomb tore through a crowded market in Afghanistan’s increasingly volatile north, killing three policemen and two civilians, a police official said Friday.
  9. Bahrain ban on coverage of terror network
    Bahrain has imposed a ban on press from publishing anything about a terror network discovered here early this month. Those violating the law could be fined or jailed for up to one year.
  10. Iraq Gunmen Kill Three Anti-Qaeda Militiamen
    Gunmen killed three anti-Qaeda militiamen in northern Iraq overnight in the latest revenge attack against the force credited with turning the tide against the jihadists, police said on Friday.

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