News: 08-Mar-11

  1. Tunisia to appoint new interim govt by Tuesday
    Tunisia’s interim prime minister is likely to unveil his new government, the third caretaker administration since the overthrow of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, late on Monday or on Tuesday.
  2. Thousands rally against hearing on American Muslims
    Thousands people gathered in Times Square to protest against the planned congressional hearings on the “radicalisation” of American Muslims, which have been convened by Republican Congressman Peter King.
  3. Over a million will need aid over Libya: UN
    GENEVA- More than one million people fleeing Libya and inside the country need humanitarian aid, the United Nations said on Monday.
  4. Japan’s Muslim leaders meet in Tokyo’s Waseda University
    In a country that prizes uniformity as much as Japan does, it can be tough to be a bit different, or any kind of minority.
  5. Aamsu warns Ajmal, forest minister for using Jamiat
    The All Assam Minorities Students’ Union (Aamsu) on Sunday condemned political leaders who have used Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind for individual gains in politics.
  6. Plan for Halal Food in Washington University
    Washington University Dining Services is currently planning to implement a Halal foods program.
  7. Ajmal to sue Rockybul
    AIUDF president and perfume baron Badruddin Ajmal seems to have gone on the offensive, taking on one bigwig after another in the run-up to the Assembly polls in the state.
  8. New US envoy visits Pakistan amid tensions
    ISLAMABAD — The new US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan met with the Pakistani prime minister in Islamabad on Monday during his first trip to the region since taking the position held by the late Richard Holbrooke.
  9. Top Saudi scholars back ban on protests
    DUBAI — Saudi Arabia’s Council of Senior Clerics issued a statement on Sunday forbidding public protests.
  10. PM’s office in Bahrain besieged
    Thousands of Shia Opposition supporters descended on the Prime Minister’s office in Bahrain on Sunday as their campaign for reform in the strategic Gulf nation enters its third week.

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