News: 10-May-11

  1. Bahraini Police Threatened Shia School Girls to Rape
    Empowered by a 6-week-old state of emergency, the Sunni minority government of Bahrain has arrested scores of Shiite women teachers and schoolgirls, held them for days in prison and subjected them to physical and verbal abuse, according to victims, human-rights advocates and a former member of parliament.
  2. Qaeda operatives used Tablighi Jamaat to get visas
    He was denied UN refugee status in India, but he obtained a visa to travel to Pakistan under the sponsorship of Jamaat Tablighi (JT)
  3. Syria protests: UN voices concern over cut-off Deraa
    The UN has expressed concern about the situation in the southern Syrian city of Deraa as a government crackdown on dissent continues.
  4. Supreme Court stays division of land in Babri Masjid case
    The Supreme Court on Monday stayed a controversial order by the Allahabad High Court ordering the division of disputed land where the razed Babri Masjid once stood.
  5. Who was responsible for the birth of al-Qaeda, asks Gilani
    The United States was reminded of its own role in the creation of the al-Qaeda by Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Monday while picking up cudgels in Parliament for the armed forces and the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), which are under attack from all quarters for the presence of Osama bin Laden in the country and the covert American operation that killed him.
  6. Al-Qaeda in Iraq pledges support for al-Zawahri
    Al-Qaeda’s front group in Iraq reaffirmed its support Monday for the terror network’s second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahri, a week after US commandos killed Osama bin Laden.
  7. Godhra commission permits Bhatt’s cross-examination
    IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who has accused chief minister Narendra Modi of instructing authorities to allow the Hindus to take vengeance for the Godhra carnage in 2002, will be cross-examined after his deposition before the Godhra commission on May 16.
  8. Iraqi oil workers protest over pay, threaten strike
    About 300 Iraqi oil workers staged a brief walkout in the southern oil hub of Basra on Monday, protesting a lack of financial benefits and threatening to halt production at some fields if their demands were not met.
  9. Delhi: Jamia VC to Meet Students on Hunger Strike
    As hunger strike by students of Jamia Milia Islamia entered the third day with one of them being hospitalised, the head of their department today charged them of “misreporting” facts and said they had refused to attend classes despite repeated warnings throughout the year.
  10. Ship with 600 migrants sinks off Libya
    An overcrowded ship carrying up to 600 people trying to flee Libya sank just outside the port of Tripoli, the U.N. refugee agency said Monday, citing witness accounts.

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