News: 12-Dec-14

  1. Prominent Malaysians fear country losing moderate Muslim credentials as it moves towards fundamentalism
    Malaysia’s credentials as a moderate Muslim country are being called into question as some prominent residents fear the nation is lurching towards fundamentalism.
  2. Tunisia`s ex-premier quits own Islamist party
    Tunis: Tunisia`s former premier and Ennahda secretary general Hamadi Jebali announced on Facebook Thursday that he was stepping down from the Islamist party as he no longer agreed with its policies.
  3. Religious conversion issue rocks Lok Sabha, government proposes law
    New Delhi: The issue of alleged forced conversions in Agra rocked the Lok Sabha Thursday, even as the government proposed an anti-conversion law at both the central and state levels.
  4. Kabul suicide bomber attacks French school during show
    A suicide bomber has attacked a French-run school in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing several people during a show, French officials say.
  5. Suspected Boko Haram raid kills 11 in Nigeria: Official
    Maiduguri: Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed 11 people in an attack on a remote town in the restive northeast of Nigeria, razing houses and forcing residents to flee, a local official and a witness said Thursday.
  6. Germany to train anti-IS fighters in Iraq
    Berlin: Germany said Thursday it planned to send around 100 soldiers to northern Iraq to train Kurdish peshmerga fighters battling the Islamic State militant group.
  7. Blast wounds 10 in southwest Pakistan: Officials
    A bomb planted on a motorbike exploded in Pakistan`s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan Thursday, wounding at least 10 people, police and administration officials said.
  8. UN atomic watchdog seeks funds for Iran inspections
    Tehran: The head of the UN atomic watchdog went cap in hand to member states Thursday seeking 4.6 million euros ($5.7 million) to pay for additional inspections of Iran`s nuclear facilities.
  9. Bahrain Arrests 19 Arbaeen Pilgrims
    Al Khalifa regime forces arrested 19 young Bahraini Shiite pilgrims on their way to Iraq to participate in Arbaeen mourning ceremony, local media reports said.
  10. Parachinar blast victim embraces martyrdom after over 17-months treatment
    Shia Muslim of Parachinar, who sustained critical wounds in a takfiri terrorist blast in June 2013, breathed his last after more than 17 months treatment.

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