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Thousands pay tribute to 'hero' Osama on first death anniversary in Quetta

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Quetta, May 3 (ANI): Thousands of people rallied in Quetta on Wednesday to pay tribute to Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden on his first death anniversary, witnesses said.

Presidential poll: Rift in NDA, Left may support Congress (Third Lead)

May 1, 2012 at 8:50 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences appeared Tuesday in the opposition National Democratic Alliance over the presidential candidate while the Left indicated it may support a Congress candidate.

BJP, JD-U go different ways on next president

May 1, 2012 at 6:26 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate became apparent Tuesday with the JD-U stating bluntly that it does not stand by its ally BJP, which has announced that it supports neither Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee nor Vice President Hamid Ansari.


Usman Khawaja considering moving to Queensland

May 1, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Sydney, May 1 (IANS) Out of favour, Australian Test batsman Usman Khwaja is mulling a move to Queensland after telling Bulls players he wants to move north.

Editor of Pak daily sees another Muslim state emerging in India

May 1, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Lahore, May 1 (ANI): The Editor-in-Chief of The Nation and Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust (NPT) Chairman Majid Nizami has said that another Pakistan will emerge inside India if the latter does not stop atrocities against its Muslim population.

Muslim-Dalit political party launched

May 1, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) A former police officer, who once arrested absconding underworld don Chhota Shakil, Tuesday launched a new political party-Awami Vikas Party (AVP) to "strengthen" Muslim and Dalit unity. The launching coincided with the 52nd Maharashtra Day and May Day.

BJP, JD-U not on same page over next president

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate emerged Tuesday with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) refusing to stand by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which the day before declared it supports neither Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee nor Vice President Hamid Ansari for the top post.

Imran refuses to join hands with 'deceitful' Nawaz

May 1, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Lahore, May 1 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan has decided not to be a part of any 'grand alliance' or 'campaign' announced by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying his party will continue its movement against the ruling dispensation from its own platform.

Pakistan braces for anti-government protests

April 30, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) The opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party Monday announced a nationwide stir against the government of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani after he refused to quit following his conviction in a contempt of court case.

Sri Lanka's main Islamic party refuses to relocate controversial mosque

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Colombo, Apr 30 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lanka's main Muslim political party Muslim Congress, a government ally on Monday wowed not to reach any compromise on the removal of controversial Muslim mosque in the central part of the country.

Wrong perception of Islam in UK is a big challenge for Muslims

April 30, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Karachi, Apr 30 (ANI): The United Kingdom Islamic Mission (UKIM) chief Dr Zahid Pervez has said that a wrong perception of Islam among the British and other communities, is a core challenge that Muslims face in the United Kingdom.

PML-Q chief says army not keen on takeover

April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Lahore, April 30(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Q President Senator Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has said the army is so not keen to assume power amid the prevailing political situation in the country.

Egyptian military bends to Islamist demand of forming new govt

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Cairo, Apr 30 (ANI): Egypt's ruling military has said that it would appoint a new cabinet in the next 48 hours, apparently conceding to the Islamist-dominated parliament's demand for a new government.

British Red Cross worker found dead in Pakistan

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

London, April 29 (IANS) The decapitated and bullet-riddled body of a 60-year-old Briton working for the International Committee of the Red Cross, has been found in Pakistan's Quetta city, three months after he was kidnapped.

Lack of touch with ethnic minorities costing Tories seats, finds survey

April 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM

London, Apr 29 (ANI): UK Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives will lose key marginal seats as they are out of touch with ethnic minorities, according to a new study.

Mike Tyson say's he'd like to be a missionary

April 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

London, Apr 29 (ANI): Mike Tyson has said that he is still in pursuit of his lifelong dream of becoming a missionary but things are harder now since he has a family.

Osama resorted to 'natural viagra' and 'Just for Men' hair dye in desperate bid to satisfy wives in

April 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Islamabad, Apr 28 (ANI): Ex Al-Qaeda chief, Osama bin Laden resorted to viagra and hair dye in his desperation to cling on to his youth to keep up with his three wives.

Oust me if you can, Gilani challenges PML-N

April 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Islamabad, Apr 28 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has thrown a challenge to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to bring a no-confidence motion against him, saying nobody could remove him from his office except the National Assembly (NA) speaker.

Kashmir's Barelvi, Ahle Hadith leaders deny sectarian tension

April 28, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Srinagar, April 28 (IANS) Amid talk of tension between Kashmir Valley's predominant Barelvi Muslims and the fast spreading Ahle Hadith school of thought, their leaders have dismissed it as 'false propaganda' and say Kashmiris can ill afford sectarian strife after two decades of bloodbath.

'Joe the Plumber' believes Obama is 'blessed by God'

April 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Washington, April 27 (ANI): Tea Party favourite and congressional candidate 'Joe the Plumber' has said that his Christian 'brother' US President Barack Obama was 'blessed by God'.

Thirteen candidates to contest first Egyptian presidential election

April 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Cairo, Apr 27(ANI): Thirteen candidates are contesting the first Egyptian presidential election after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak last year.

Sri Lankan Muslims launch protests following threats against Dambulla mosque

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Colombo, Apr 27 (ANI): Muslims of areas around eastern Sri Lanka are taking part in mass protests following threats to demolish and relocate a mosque in the central town of Dambulla.

Oz researcher calls to end stigma associated with 'safe' cousin marriages

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Canberra, April 27 (ANI): A research has called for ending the stigma associated with marriage between cousins, after discovering that health risks have been greatly exaggerated in such match-ups.

Suicide bomber gunned down in Pakistan

April 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) A suicide bomber was shot dead and two of his companions sustained bullet injuries Thursday before they could attack a bus carrying Shia pilgrims in Pakistan's Quetta city, officials said.

Modi should contemplate on why U.S. is denying him a visa: Khurshid

April 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi should contemplate why the United States is still not in favour of giving him a visa.

Libyan Islamists challenge ruling council's ban on religious, tribal and ethnic parties

April 26, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Tripoli, Apr 26 (ANI): An Islamist party in Libya plans to challenge the country's ruling council's decision to ban political groups based on religion, tribe or ethnicity from taking part in upcoming elections.

Muslim lawyer pledges to 'cover Russia in blood'

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in the Russian capital said Wednesday they will examine a video in which a prominent Muslim lawyer pledges to "cover Russia in blood" if the authorities refuse to establish courts to implement Islamic law.

Egypt bars Mubarak-era PM from presidential race

April 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Cairo, Apr 25 (ANI): Egypt's ruling military has disqualified a former-premier from running in the upcoming presidential elections after approving a law that bans senior officials from the deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak's regime from running for office.

Pregnant Pakistani woman killed by in-laws in Britain

April 25, 2012 at 6:37 PM

London, April 25 (IANS) A 21-year-old Pakistani woman, who was pregnant, was allegedly smothered to death by her husband and his parents, who later claimed she may have been killed by an evil spirit, a British court has heard.

Amnesty International releases report on discrimination against Muslims in European countries

April 25, 2012 at 3:44 PM

London, April 25 (ANI): Amnesty International has released a report on discrimination against Muslims in Europe, which has highlighted cases of prejudice in education and employment sectors against the community.

Sri Lankan Muslims denounce 'radical' Buddhist's attack on mosque

April 24, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Colombo, Apr 24 (ANI): Sri Lankan Muslims have accused 'radical' Buddhists of trying to damage peaceful co-existence between the country's main ethnic communities.

Muslim youth in India dissociate from terror: Sufi cleric

April 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The realisation that jihadis are using Islam to create an environment of terror is leading Muslim youth in India to dissociate themselves from violence and radicalism, says a leading Islamic scholar and cleric.

Pakistani daily rues political rift over crash probe

April 24, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has described as "agonising" the political rift over the probe into an aircrash here that left 127 people dead.

Syrian opposition efforts to topple Assad regime 'undermined by splits, infighting': Report

April 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Damascus, Apr 23 (ANI): Syrian opposition group's efforts to topple President Bashar-al Assad's regime are being undermined by defections, split factions and deep ideological divisions, leaked emails have revealed.

Syria says it won't go the Libya way

April 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Amid mounting international pressure, Syria Sunday asserted that it will not allow itself to be invaded like Libya and rubbished the opposition as a rag-tag collection of Al Qeada elements and rank criminals who are supported by the West in league with some powerful Arab nations.

Sydney suburb mayor warns of turning house into mosque if demolition not permitted

April 22, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Canberra, April 22 (ANI): A Sydney suburban mayor has issued an ultimatum to his neighbours to let him tear down his house, or he would turn it into a mosque.

Another 'Al Qaeda linked' hate cleric uses human rights act to avoid deportation from UK

April 22, 2012 at 1:09 PM

London, Apr 22 (ANI): An Iraqi Muslim cleric suspected of being linked to Al Qaeda and radicalising young Britons is the second hate preacher who has used the Human Rights Act to continue to live in the UK, despite government efforts to deport him.

Gang in Britain jailed for rape as Eid celebrations

April 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

London, April 21 (IANS) A group of Muslim men in Britain was jailed for a total of 38 years after they abducted and raped two teenage girls as part of their Eid celebrations.

Ten men, woman publicly caned in Indonesia for 'immorality' under Islamic law

April 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Jakarta, Ape 21(ANI): Ten men and a woman have been publicly caned for gambling and indulging in immoral behavior under the Islamic law that is followed in the conservative Aceh province of Indonesia, according to the authorities.

UK Muslim men 'laughed' while being jailed for raping two girls as part of Eid celebrations

April 21, 2012 at 12:21 PM

London, Apr 21 (ANI): A group of Muslim men in Britain, who abducted and raped two teenage girls as part of their Eid celebrations laughed in court as they were sentenced to 38 years in prison.

Sri Lankan mosque forced to abandon prayers by Buddhists protesters

April 21, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Colombo, Apr 21 (ANI): A mosque in Sri Lanka was forced to abandon its Friday prayers after a group of Buddhists, including monks, held a demonstration demanding its demolition.

Thousands converge on Cairo's Tahrir Square

April 20, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Cairo, April 20 (IANS) Cairo's Tahrir Square, symbol of Egypt's pro-democracy revolution, witnessed a massive gathering of protesters Friday in one of the largest demonstrations since last year's 18-day revolt that ousted then president Hosni Mubarak and changed country's political future.

Pak Hindus not treated equally under law: Editorial

April 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Islamabad, Apr 20(ANI): An editorial in a Pakistan daily has highlighted that Hindus are treated equally under the country's law and added that a bill to recognise their marriages has been stalled in parliament for unexplained reasons.

Norwegian mass killer claims himself to be a 'very likeable person'

April 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Oslo, Apr 20 (ANI): Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 67 people at a Labour party summer camp, organized at Utoya island last year, told an Oslo court during his trial that he was actually a 'very likeable person' but he trained himself to not get influenced by emotions.

'Middle class Muslim women still victims of bias'

April 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Muslim women from middle class homes continue to battle discrimination despite efforts by the government and non-profit organisations to empower them, says veteran filmmaker-activist Rama Pandey, who is serialising her encounters with 26 women from the community in three volumes of stories.

Egyptian presidential candidate warns Brotherhood's win will bring back autocratic rule

April 19, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Cairo, Apr 19 (ANI): Former Egyptian foreign minister Amr Moussa has warned that if the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate wins the upcoming presidential elections, and if the political wing dominates the parliament, it may yield a one-party system that would brook 'no serious debate' in public.

'Barred' Egyptian presidential candidate says military rulers have no intention of ceding power

April 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Cairo, Apr 19 (ANI): The Muslim Brotherhood's disqualified presidential candidate, Khairat el-Shater, has said Egypt's ruling military council has no intention of ceding real power to civilians.

Norwegian mass killer wants 'freedom or death' for murders, not 'pathetic' prison term

April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Oslo, Apr 19 (ANI): Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who is facing trial for killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage, has said he wants either freedom or death as punishment for his acts.

Norway killer refuses to disclose militant contacts

April 19, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Oslo, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik appeared increasingly irritated and uncooperative, and largely refused to answer as prosecutors questioned him about his alleged "militant nationalist" contacts.

Egypt court upholds ban on presidential candidates

April 18, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Cairo, Apr 18 (ANI): Ten Egyptian presidential candidates, who were barred from taking part in the upcoming elections, have lost their appeals against disqualification.

Demilitarise Siachen, says Nawaz Sharif

April 18, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Pakistan and India must immediately pull out their troops from Siachen, said Pakistan's main opposition leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Norway judge dismissed over call to execute killer

April 18, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Oslo, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A judge in the trial of Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik was dismissed for his online comment that the anti-Muslim extremist who murdered 77 innocent people should face the death penalty.

British Muslim faces war crimes charges in Bangladesh

April 16, 2012 at 7:47 PM

London, April 16 (IANS) A top Muslim activist in Britain -- a former Bangladeshi citizen -- has been accused of involvement in the abduction and murder of intellectuals during Bangladesh's struggle for independence in the 1970s.

Baloch separatists backed by foreign nations, claims Musharraf

April 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Karachi, Apr 16(ANI): Former Pakistan president and All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief Pervez Musharraf has claimed Baloch separatists have foreign backing to destabilize Pakistan.

Top Egyptian general calls for constitution before handing over power to civilian rule

April 16, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Cairo, Apr 16 (ANI): A top Egyptian general has urged the country's political parties to finish work on the Constitution that will map out the nation's post-revolutionary future before handing over power to civilians later this year.

Top UK Muslim leader faces war crimes charges during Bangladesh freedom struggle

April 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

London, Apr 16 (ANI): One of Britain's top Muslim activists will face war crime charges for involvement in the abduction and murder of 'intellectuals' during Bangladesh's struggle for independence in the 1970s.

Bukhari hopeful of SP fulfilling its promise of Muslims representation in UP

April 15, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Etawah, Apr 15 (ANI): Muslim cleric Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Sunday expressed hope that Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav would keep up the promises to provide representation to the Muslims in the state.

Far right anti-Muslim groups that inspired Norway mass killer growing in 'reach, influence'

April 15, 2012 at 11:47 AM

London, Apr 15 (ANI): The international network of far-right anti-Muslim groups that inspired Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik to kill 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage, is growing in reach and influence, according to a report.

3 frontrunners among 10 Egyptian presidential hopefuls barred from elections

April 15, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Cairo, Apr 15 (ANI): Egypt's election commission has reportedly disqualified ten presidential hopefuls, including the country's ex-spy chief Omar Suleiman and Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Khairat al-Shater.

Muslim driver dumps passengers for carrying wine bottle

April 14, 2012 at 9:31 PM

London, April 14 (IANS) A Muslim taxi driver in Britain has been fired after he threw out a family carrying an unopened bottle of wine saying "it's against my religion".

Mubarak's former deputy Sulaiman accuses Muslim brotherhood of subversive acts

April 14, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Cairo, April 14 (ANI): The controversial presidential contender of Egypt Omar Sulaiman, who was Hosni Mubarak's deputy for few days, has accused the Muslim Brotherhood of being involved in subversive acts during a popular revolt that topped the former president.

Muslim cabbie in UK sacked after kicking out family for carrying 'anti-religion' wine bottle

April 14, 2012 at 4:11 PM

London, Apr 14 (ANI): A Muslim taxi driver in Britain has been sacked after he refused a family permission to carry an unopened bottle of wine into his car because it went against his religion.

Photo of Muslim woman 'wearing burqa, holding bra' sparks outrage at Canada Varsity

April 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Ottawa, April 14 (ANI): A Muslim student in the University of British Columbia, Canada, has been slammed by her peers for displaying a provocative photograph of a woman wearing a niqab and holding up a bra.

Partition, terror and women on book shelf (IANS BOOKS THIS WEEK)

April 14, 2012 at 1:47 PM

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The book shelf this weekend is a pile of serious narratives - both fiction and non-fiction. Browse with IANS...

Finnish professor charged with spying for Russia

April 14, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Finnish academic has been charged by Denmark with aiding alleged Russian spies in Copenhagen.

PPP- led Pak govt to finally decide fate of suspended NATO supply lines

April 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Islamabad, Apr 13(ANI): The Pakistan parliament's recommendations on reviewing ties with the United States has left the decision of deciding the fate of suspended NATO supply lines solely on the Pakistan People's Party-led government.

Afghan refugee who justified rape over 'cultural differences' jailed for 14 yrs in Oz

April 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Sydney, Apr 13 (ANI): An Afghan man was sentenced to 14 years in jail, after a judge rejected his claim that cultural differences had allowed him to rape a woman.

London Metropolitan University to create alcohol free areas for Muslims

April 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM

London, Apr 13 (ANI): The London Metropolitan University's Vice-Chancellor is planning to have alcohol-free areas for Muslims as it is considered evil and immoral.

Bukhari calls on Mulayam, seeks more Muslim say in governance

April 13, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) An upset Imam Bukhari of the Delhi Jama Masjid met Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday to voice his disappointment over the party denying his brother a Rajya Sabha seat and also demanded fair representation of Muslims in the government.

London varsity to ban alcohol

April 12, 2012 at 6:59 PM

London, April 12 (IANS) A university in London plans to ban alcohol from parts of its campus to attract more Muslim students.

Chandy inducts two new ministers, shuffles portfolios

April 12, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday added two more ministers to his cabinet, taking the total strength to 21, and shuffled some key portfolios, including home.

Chandy adds two ministers

April 12, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday added two more ministers to his cabinet, taking the total strength to 21.

Owaisi seeks action against lax cops for riots

April 11, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Hyderabad, April 11 (IANS) Voicing its concern over increasing incidents of communal violence in Andhra Pradesh, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), a key ally of the ruling Congress, Wednesday put the government on notice over taking action against lax policemen.

Egypt's Islamist candidate warns ex-spy chief Suleiman will be 'new Mubarak' if elected

April 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Cairo, Apr 11 (ANI): Egypt's most influential political force, the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate has warned that the country may be ruled by a 'new Mubarak' if the ousted leader's former vice president Omar Suleiman wins the upcoming presidential elections.

Most Pak parties skip parliamentary committee session on reviewing ties with US

April 10, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Islamabad, Apr 10(ANI): Most of Pakistani political parties, including the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) skipped the Parliamentary Committee on National Security's (PCNS) session on the review of its ties with the United States.he move comes after a lacklustre response on the issue during a joint session of Pakistan parliament.

Ex-Egyptian spy chief Suleiman says he 'won't reinvent Mubarak regime'

April 10, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Cairo, Apr 10 (ANI): Former Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman has said that he would not attempt to 'reinvent' the old regime of Hosni Mubarak if he is elected president of the country.

Communal politics goes viral in Kerala (Comment)

April 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM

The communal genii whose support the Congress invoked to oust Kerala's first Communist government more than 50 years ago are still around and turning the state's politics viral.

India, Pak to share evidence on Saeed acceptable to courts: Gilani

April 9, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Lahore, Apr 9(ANI): India and Pakistan will share intelligence and evidence against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed on April 16, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.

Egypt military, state media backing ex-spy chief Suleiman for president

April 9, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Cairo, Apr 9 (ANI): Egypt's former intelligence chief Omar Suleiman will have the backing of the country's ruling military generals and the state media's powerful propaganda machine, in his bid to become the President of the nation, officials with firsthand knowledge have claimed.

Pak party leader slams US bounty on Saeed's head as unjustified

April 9, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Islamabad, Apr 9(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has said there is no justification for the actions taken by the United States against Jammat-ud Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.

Imran takes dig at Bilawal's 'barely speakable' Urdu

April 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Karachi, Apr 9(ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has slammed Bilawal's appointment as the Pakistan People's Party's (PPP) chairman, saying that he is not aware of the challenges confronting the country and can't even speak Urdu properly.

Pak party leader warns of suicide attacks if NATO supply routes are re-opened

April 9, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Lahore, Apr 9(ANI): Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid has expressed fears that suicide attacks will resume if the NATO supply routes were re-opened.

Egypt's Islamist party cleric banned from entering France named as presidential candidate

April 8, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Cairo, Apr 8 (ANI): Egypt's ultraconservative Islamist party has put forward a leading Muslim cleric as its presidential candidate.

Sharif wants re-opening of NATO supply routes to be linked to end of drone attacks

April 7, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Peshawar, Apr 7(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif has said that re-opening of NATO supply routes should be conditioned with the end of drone attacks in the country.

Ex-spy chief Suleiman quits race for Egyptian presidency

April 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Cairo, April 6 (ANI): Former spy chief and vice president of Egypt Omar Suleiman has quit the race for presidential elections, ending weeks of speculation.

Over US mother, Islamist likely out of Egypt presidential race

April 6, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Cairo, Apr.6 (ANI): Popular Islamist presidential hopeful Hazem Abu Ismail may opt out of the race in Egypt after the country's election commission said that he could be disqualified because his mother was an American citizen.

Norway gunman claims to be sane

April 5, 2012 at 6:08 AM

Oslo, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik, charged with killing over 70 people in twin attacks in Oslo and a nearby youth camp last year, has written a letter to the media claiming he is mentally sound.

Egypt's Brotherhood slammed for reversing no-election pledge by naming presidential candidate

April 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Cairo, Apr 2 (ANI): Egypt's powerful political wing the Muslim Brotherhood, is facing a wave of criticism from people within and outside its group over its decision to name a candidate for the country's presidential race.

Goa plans advisory body on Muslim, Christian issues

April 2, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Panaji, April 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government in Goa is planning to set up a minority advisory council, which will sift through the demands of Muslims and Christians, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said here Monday.

US should define Pak's clear-cut role in Afghan peace process

April 1, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Islamabad, Mar 31(ANI): The United States should define Pakistan's role in the Afghanistan reconciliation process as the deadline for the withdrawal of NATO troops draws closer, the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) has asserted.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood reverses no-election pledge by naming presidential candidate

April 1, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Cairo, Apr 1 (ANI): Egypt's powerful political wing Muslim Brotherhood has named its deputy chairman Khairat al-Shatir as its candidate for the presidential elections in May.

Seven killed, 70 hurt in Thai bombings

March 31, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Bangkok, March 31 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and more than 70 injured Saturday in three serial bomb explosions in Thailand, officials said.

FBI's agent training material is 'critical of Islam'

March 31, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Washington, Mar 31(ANI): In a startling revelation, 876 pages of training material used for training Federal Bureau of Investigation's agents has been found to be critical and offensive of Islam.

Islamic book telling husbands to 'beat wives with hand, stick or pull ears' sparks outrage

March 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM

London, Mar 25 (ANI): An Islamic 'marriage guide' has sparked off outrage for advising men to beat their wives with 'hand or stick or pull her by the ears'.

Indonesia mulls mini-skirt ban

March 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

London, March 29 (IANS) Indonesia has plans to ban the mini-skirt under its stringent anti-pornography laws as it believes "they make men do things".

Indonesian minister bans women from wearing 'pornographic' mini skirts

March 29, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Jakarta, Mar.29 (ANI): Indonesia's Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali has declared that mini-skirts are pornographic and would be banned under the country's tough new anti-porn laws.

Pak family in UK pips Indian counterpart as world's biggest albino clan

March 27, 2012 at 4:48 PM

London, Mar 27 (ANI): A Pakistani origin Muslim clan from England has been found to be the world's biggest albino family, and not the Pullan family from India, as it was reported earlier this month.

Non-Muslim Filipinos in Saudi Arabia told to be cautious after top cleric issues 'fatwa'

March 27, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Manila, Mar 27(ANI): The Filipino population in Saudi Arabia has been told to be more watchful while expressing their faith by an official of a migrant watch group, after one of country's most influential Islamic cleric issued a fatwa against religious structures in the Arab Peninsula.

Muslims protest 'framing' in terrorist cases

March 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Hundreds of Muslims participated in a day-long sit-down at Parliament Street here to protest "the fabricated implication" of the community members in terror cases -- the latest being journalist Syed Mohammed Kazmi, accused of involvement in last month's Israeli embassy car blast.

Trouble in Kerala's ruling coalition over ministership claims

March 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 26 (IANS) Trouble is brewing in Kerala's ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) as two of the coalition partners are putting pressure for a ministerial berth.

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