News: 04-Oct-10

  1. Kurdish MPs joining talks on Iraqi govt.
    Iraq’s Kurdish lawmakers have announced that they will start talks with former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki’s newly formed coalition to press for their demands before joining a new government.
  2. Pakistan refuses to open Afghan route
    Pakistan says it will not reopen a key supply route for foreign troops in Afghanistan until public anger over recent attacks by the US-led forces subsides.
  3. Food prices double in Afghanistan
    The floods in Pakistan, which is Afghanistan’s main source of food products, have caused a considerable increase in the price of foodstuff in Afghanistan.
  4. Dutch mosque targeted in arson attack
    A mosque in the Dutch city of Groningen became the target of an arson attack amid an increasingly anti-Muslim mood in the Netherlands, Dutch media reports quoted police as saying Saturday.
  5. The sale of Arts of the Islamic World at Sotheby’s
    LONDON, 6th October 2010/ The sale of Arts of the Islamic World contains a fine selection of rare objects encompassing the full scope of the Islamic lands. There are 408 lots available for buying and you can see all of them on their website.
  6. Iraqi Group Reveals Collaboration between Egypt, Baath Party to Equip MKO
    TEHRAN – The popular debaathification movement in Iraq disclosed that Egypt’s intelligence service and the former Baath party in the Saddam-ruled Iraq ran clandestine cooperation to equip the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) with advanced weapons to perform terrorist attacks against Iran.
  7. Russian Muslims grateful to Luzhkov for sticking to friendship among peoples and religions
    Moscow — First vice chairman of the Central Muslim Spiritual Board Albir Krganov on behalf of Islam believers thanked former Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov for longstanding work.
  8. Emirates Islamic Bank may buy Dubai Bank
    Emirates Islamic Bank, an affiliate of Emirates NBD, is in talks to acquire Dubai Bank and follow it up with a purchase of troubled Islamic lender Amlak, according to a newspaper report on Sunday.
  9. 1,366,350 Iraqi Deaths Since the US Invasion
    The number is shocking and sobering. It is at least 10 times greater than most estimates cited in the US media, yet it is based on a scientific study of violent Iraqi deaths caused by the U.S.-led invasion of March 2003.
  10. Muslim Personal Law Board to become intervener in appeal
    JAIPUR: The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board has decided “in principle” to become an intervener in the appeal to be moved by the Sunni Central Board of Waqfs in the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court’s judgment in the Ayodhya dispute.

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