News: 17-Apr-11

  1. Police hurt in Islamist Jordan riot
    AMMAN: Islamist protesters armed with swords, daggers and bats have attacked police in the Jordanian city of Zarqa, wounding 51 of them, and 32 other police suffered from tear-gas inhalation.
  2. Libyan govt forces launch rockets on Misrata
    Libyan government forces attacked the coastal city of Misrata with at least 100 Grad rockets early on Saturday, a rebel spokesman said.
  3. Three more accused over Kingston Mosque attack in court
    Three more men have appeared in court accused of being part of a gang which targeted Kingston Mosque in an Islamophobic attack.
  4. Musharraf to hold public meet on Sunday
    From London, Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf will address supporters of his newly-formed APML through a video conference in Lahore on Sunday.
  5. Saudi-backed troops shoot Bahrainis
    Bahraini forces backed by Saudi troops have opened fire on anti-government protesters in the northwestern village of Bani Jamrah, dispersing the protesters by force.
  6. Arab women condemn torture in Bahrain
    A group of Arab women and activists have gathered in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, to condemn the use of torture against Bahrain’s protesters and the regime’s crackdown on opposition groups.
  7. Pakistan PM Gilani meets Afghanistan’s Karzai in Kabul
    Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has held talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul.
  8. Algeria leader Bouteflika pledges constitutional reform
    Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power for 12 years, has promised to amend the constitution to “strengthen democracy”.
  9. Egypt: Mubarak’s former ruling party dissolved by court
    An Egyptian court has ordered that the former ruling party of ousted President Hosni Mubarak should be dissolved.
  10. Ten die in Afghanistan army base bomb
    Five foreign and five Afghan troops have died in an attack in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.

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