News: 27-May-11

  1. IFJ Condemns Brutal Assault of Journalist by Police in Bahrain
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today joined its affiliate in Bahrain, the Bahrain association of Journalists (BJA) in condemning the savage beating and inhuman treatment of reporter Nazeeha Saeed who was arrested on 22 May over the story she had filed about the repression of anti-government protesters.
  2. Saudi Facebook Campaign Calls for Men to Beat Women Drivers
    A campaign on Facebook is calling for Saudi men to beat women who plan to drive cars in a protest next month, “The Iqal Campaign: June 17 for preventing women from driving” advocates a cord be used to beat women who plan to drive. Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia. Some 6,000 people have “liked” the campaign on Facebook.
  3. Thousands Iraqis protest against US attempts to extend military presence
    Iraqi demonstrators have gathered in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad to protest against the US attempts to prolong its military presence in the Middle Eastern country beyond the 2011 deadline.
  4. Yemen clashes death toll approaches 70
    Nearly 70 people have been killed over the past three days as clashes between Yemeni security forces and tribesmen intensify in Sana’a.
  5. US to reduce Special Forces presence in Pakistan
    The United States is withdrawing part of its Special Forces presence from Pakistan as relations between the two awkward allies continue to deteriorate following the US raid to kill Osama bin Laden
  6. Bomb blast wounds at least 7 in Istanbul
    A bomb placed on an electric bicycle exploded in Istanbul on Wednesday, wounding seven people, Istanbul’s police chief said. Huseyin Capkin told reporters none of the wounded were in a critical condition and noted the explosion occurred near a police school in Etlier, a residential and shopping district.
  7. Pakistani Town Struck by Suicide Bombing
    Twenty-five people were killed and 30 wounded, 10 seriously, in a suicide bombing in the southwestern town of Hangu on Thursday evening.
  8. Saudi troops sent to crush Bahrain protests ‘had British training’
    Saudi Arabian troops sent into Bahrain to crush a popular uprising may have had British military training, the Government has admitted.
  9. State Govt Proposes to Pay Honorarium for Imams and Mouzans
    Bangalore: In a move designed to change its anti-minority image, the BJP government has proposed to pay monthly honorarium to Peshimams and Mouzans serving in mosques across the State and other Islamic religious professionals.
  10. Hundreds of Pakistanis protest over power cuts
    Hundreds of Pakistanis took to the streets Thursday to protest against rolling blackouts that paralyse industry and make life unbearable in the searing summer heat.

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