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Punishment for apostasy is not always death: Zakir Naik

Thousands protest flotilla deaths, clashes in Athens

Panchayat directs Muslim woman to return to first husband

Mayor Bloomberg Submits, Sanctions 911 Mega Mosque

Iran seizes on Gaza ship raid for new Israel tirade

We are now surrounded by Israeli warships’

Muslims livid at Israeli bellicosity

Flotilla protests around the world

Israel storms Gaza aid ships, India deplores loss of lives

UN members, officials condemn Israeli raid on Gaza aid flotilla

Gunmen attack hospital in Lahore, kill 12

18 militants killed, 20 injured in Orakzai Agency

Iran wants Netanyahu, Obama to face trial for Gaza raid

Yazid: Qaeda moneyman who opposed 9/11

J&K: Two Jaish militants killed in Sopore encounter

New boats headed to Gaza to challenge Israeli blockade

Princess Diana 'was killed over plan to expose Britain's arms dealers'

Army will continue to ensure security along LoC: Lt Gen Roy

26/11: 4-member Indian team in US to quiz Headley

Al-Qaida announces death of top leader Yazid

Akshardham attack: Gujarat HC upholds death sentence to 3

Naval 'spy' sent to 14 days judicial custody by court

LeT man sneaked in as driver during Patil visit to AP

Times Square plot: Pakistan frees retired army major

Terror fear: US wants Pak to give more info on flyers

Author Salman Rushdie says fatwa only a minor issue now

Is SIMI an unlawful body?

 ‘Talks, rights violations cannot go together’

Qaeda chief behind Iraq embassy attacks held’

Pakistan searching for citizens

Taliban number two in Kandahar dead: NATO

US believes it killed al-Qaeda No 3

Al-Qaeda No.3 Yazid who warned India killed in missile strike

Militant threatens to kill lashkar head

Iraq arrests two over Baghdad hotel bombs

Raisani urges youths to join armed forces

Imam among two shot dead in Quetta

Six Turkish troops killed in Kurd attack 

US wants more air travelers data from Pakistan

Indian Army Major involved in Machil fake encounter

Pakistan plays long game in Afghan peace drive

Diplomatic efforts for recovery of Pakistanis launched

AUGUST 17 SERIES BOMB CASE Court awards to 7 years RI for seven JMB men

Shafique pledges no mercy to war criminals

Compiled by Asit Kumar

Photo: Taslima Nasreen


A new business frontier: Sex shops in the Gulf

Enough with fatwas that betray the spirit of Islam, Islamic expert says

Javed Akhtar: No holding him back

Pakistani citizen languishing in Chhindwara jail

'Pak power cuts help terrorists'

Two lakh Facebook fans urging me to save Pak: Musharraf

Stringent measures urged to curb rising crime in Makkah

15 killed as Israel fires at Gaza aid boat

J&K 'encounter': Army orders probe

US rehearses strikes on Pak: Report

Infighting in Taliban as ISI picks Omar's new deputy

Passage to past: ASI builds pathway to Mughal-era tomb

Bangladesh HC quashes last graft case against Hasina

Banned groups joining hands with Al-Qaida, says Malik

 ‘Indian consulate's attitude shocking'

‘Thugs gave crash course to Shahzad’

Afghans Seek Peace In Traditional Style

Other war on Afzal: Human rights vs Kashmiri cause

India tells Pak to rein in ISI, LeT after attack on ITBP convoy in Jalalabad

Urdu-speaking people demand budgetary allocation for rehab

Jamaat puts forth demands over rally in Paltan Maidan

US seeks to balance India's Afghanistan stake

Al-Qaeda leadership operating from Pak’s tribal region: Mullen


Islam attacked by a deadly virus

American Muslims need to reflect on their patriotism

Larijani urges Islamic countries' measures for Palestinians rights        

Afghan officials suspend 2 Christian aid groups for alleged proselytizing

Iran should seriously address false claims to Persian Gulf islands: MP

Seven arrested over links to religious minority attackers

Forces, jet fighters kill 42 Taliban in Orakzai

‘100,000 die annually due to tobacco use in country’

Jirga critical for peace in Afghanistan: Nato 

7 policemen killed in explosion 

Pakistan, US agree on Waziristan operation 

Aid flotilla off to Gaza

Lack of legislation hinders Islamic finance march in Russia

Haj minister meets Pakistan delegation

Insecurity could worsen Darfur crisis: UN

Compiled by Asit Kumar

Photo: The Persecution of non Muslims in Pakistan

Sharia panchayat boycotts 5 Muslims for being 'infidels'

Militants blow up girls' school in northwest Pakistan

Saudi money used in terror: Aghan official

Fears for rights of Afghan women over peace talks

Israelis shot people in the forehead, says Pakistani journalist

Deported activists recount Israeli ‘piracy’

Obama speaks to Turkish PM Erdogan over Israeli raid

Under fire for attacking aid flotilla, Israel drags India, Pak into row

Jordan to receive 121 flotilla activists freed by Israel

Young couple killed in the name of honour

Five of a family sentenced to death

Six killed, several injured Lyari firing

How to Stop the Ground Zero Mega-mosque

Iran denounces European 'intolerance' over burqa

In Pak, anxious wait for celebrity anchor; Rehman Malik says ‘good news’ expected

Twin blasts rock Kabul, Karzai unhurt

We can’t help you now, SC to Afzal Guru

Twenty insurgents killed in fresh Orakzai offensive

For Yazid, jihad in Kashmir must for all Muslims

No Evidence To Nail Bhatkal?

Taliban try to kill Hafiz Saeed

Pune blast: Court rejects bail plea of Bhatkal

Muslim population 'rising 10 times faster than rest of society'

Indian-origin aid worker on ship attacked by Israel

Israel begins deporting Gaza aid flotilla activists

NYC attack suspect Shahzad a 'hybrid terrorist'

Violence mars Afghanistan peace meeting in Kabul

Troops kill five Palestinians

New aid boat fresh challenge to Israel

Osama a 'frequent flyer' in BA magazine

Qaida boss who vowed more 26/11s killed by US drone

Danish soldier killed, five hurt in Afghanistan: Military

Girl dies after dad throws acid on her

Iran failed to comply with global obligations on N-programme’

Israel on guard for next Gaza aid ship

Troops re-capture Afghan district from Taliban

India, Pakistan resolve Baglihar issue

Women raise voice against violence

Emirati women’s emotions find vent in photographs Afshan Ahmed

Crown Prince Sultan receives freed Saudi prisoners from Qatar

The 'peaceful' Jihad in America

Muslim Veil Bans and European Rationalism

Fighting in central Somalia kills 24: Rights group

Legendary theatre actress Uzra Butt dead at 93

Compiled by Asit Kumar


Afghan Clerics impose Taliban-style restrictions on women’s travel

Mumbai teacher quits after fatwa against working women

Saudi society blamed for rising unemployment among women

Just 2% of people in J&K want to join Pak: Survey

Taleban kill tribal elder, wife and son in Pakistan

It’s war against Qaeda, not Islam: Obama

Lahore High Court allows man to undergo sex change surgery

MP wants Cat Stevens barred for fatwa view

Why is the Arab world frozen in time?

Pigeon with Pak phone number lands at Ramdas police station

Toronto Ismaili centre to showcase Islamic culture

UK hate cleric Bakri orders Brit Muslims to snub 'evil' World Cup

New Muslim Facebook launched in Pakistan

Dressing to discourage prying eyes ... to little avail

Pak mole? Navy man held with files, map

Srinagar erupts over 'encounter' of three youths

UN wants child soldier’s trial dropped

British Muslims fighting in Afghanistan

US not to call terrorists ‘Islamists’ or ‘jihadists’

After 10 years of bliss...Rehana's dilemma

French Burqa Ban Violates Basic Human Liberties        

4 NDFB bombers linked to Assam serial blasts held

U.S. Death Toll in Afghanistan Hits 1,000

Ashok Todi moves SC against Calcutta HC order in Rizwanur case

Terror network in Af-Pak has to be dismantled: Obama

Muslim leaders urged to back Palestinians

Jihadists challenge Hamas western approach

Inside Afghanistan's most notorious prison

Pak is priority No. 1 for new UK govt

US in fight-to-finish phase against Taliban

Obama wants more effective action against extremists

A Q Khan 'free citizen': Pak court

Islamic Fatwa(s) Challenging Human Rights

Sudanese president starts new term amid boycott calls

Compiled by: Asit Kumar

Photo: Due to crimes and restrictions on Afghan women in Herat, a large number of them resort to self-immolation

Afghan girls stay in school despite attacks

Why Taliban attacks two Muslim-minority mosques in Pakistan

‘Concerted efforts to counter terror needed’

AGAIN: Pakistani student convicted of conspiring to aid Taliban

NIA officers to leave for US tomorrow to quiz Headley

Protest against blasphemy, Lahore terror

Pak militants freed in goodwill gesture

Army officer, jawan booked in J&K fake encounter case

US weighs military option in Pakistan: Report

Rodi Kratsa to attend 10th Doha Forum

Pak troops kill 80 Taliban fighters in Orakzai region

Religious leaders join to condemn Cahill’s comments on Muslim community

Dissent is a dirty word in Israel

After Dalai Lama, Aga Khan gets Canadian honour

India, Pak should focus on counter-terrorism issues: US

Pune blast case solved, but no arrests yet: Roy

Taliban capture Afghan district on Pakistan border: official

Zardari ‘disenchanted’ with India’s post-Mumbai handling

More training needed after civilian deaths in Afghanistan, U.S. says

Ahmadiyyas blame Pakistan’s policies for Lahore massacre

Hurriyat Conference, a terrorist organisation says former J&K DGP

Iraq: An Islamic Marriage without Divorce?

‘Not right time for India and Pak to address Kashmir issue’

Prince Salman invites Norwegian students for studies in Kingdom

Yemen Al Qaeda video announces a new leader

Kingdom to head UN relief agency’s committee

Turkey PM: Critics of Iran should get rid of nukes

Swat youth still bear the scars of militancy

Two French journalists held in Peshawar

US studies Pakistan unilateral strike options: report

Families defend Pakistanis detained over NYC bomb

8 militants killed in US drone attack

‘No battle lines in quest for rule of law’

Two denied bail in ‘gay marriage’ case

Gunmen kill four policemen in Quetta

Prosecutor reinstated after found innocent in Nusrat Bhutto case

Compiled by: Asit Kumar

Photo: Muslim girl Jasmin Bano who topped Tamil Nadu SSC Board Exams


Minorities targeted in Pakistan: Amnesty

Pakistan lifts ban on YouTube

Muslim leaders in favour of caste count

Russia pursuing independent policy vis-a-vis Iran: Kremlin

African diplomats underscore expanding ties with Kingdom

Qatar: Dr. Hessa Al-Jaber Leads Delegation at World Telecommunication Development Conference in India

Top commander showed bias towards Kargil war officer: Tribunal    

Saudi diplomat urges government to stop hiring Indonesians

Pak scurries, arrests Faisal associates after US warning

NY OKs mosque near Ground Zero

Man stripped of Swiss nationality over polygamy

Revive Babri case: AIMPLB to UPA

Mosque near Ground Zero gets go- ahead

Karachi’s Beirut-style civil war       

Book on Prophet Muhammad (S) published in French

Troops kill 40 militants in Orakzai

Ibtikar 2010 winners to be announced today

Pak Taliban leader Maulvi Fazlullah killed: Afghan police

Maharashtra seeks Facebook ban

Dhubri MP Badruddin Ajmal demands ban on web sites portrayed Muhammad’s caricatures

26/11: Pak SC rejects Lakhvi's petition seeking acquittal

Canada bars Lt-Gen over J&K 'record'

Shopian doctors charged with fudging to defame security forces

US Congress to vote on military gay ban

India: Anti-Jama’at drive has CPM, foes competing

Bhatkal Arrest: ATS Confused

Blast in south Russia: at least 7 killed, 39 injured

Haj panel ruled `out'

US a villain for Pakistanis

'Nervy' Pak in denial mode over 'threatening' US dossier

Homegrown terror threats to be part of US security strategy

NATO soldier killed in southern Afghanistan

Obama's doctrine to make clear no war on Islam-aide

Kabul accuses Fazlullah of leading attack in Nuristan 

Indian officials should respect Pakistan's courts: Malik

Last chance to resolve N-crisis: Iran

Challenges facing young Saudis

ICC reports Sudan to UN Security Council

PA slams sanction threat over boycott campaign

Compiled by: Asit Kumar

Photo: Christians in destroyed home in Gojra, 2 Aug 2009


Mufti Mohammad Sayeed demands revocation of AFSPA 

Everyone loves a bad fatwa

US plans punitive strikes in Pak

Pak has to end terror against India: US

Ministers spar over Jamia's minority status

Israeli planes target Gaza, no casualties

Top Terrorist nabbed in Punjab

Israel denounces NPT 'hypocrisy' as Iran hails accord

'Punjab Taliban behind attacks'

UN asks India, Pak & Israel to join NPT, CTBT

My Kargil inputs were ignored: Sacked major

Prez pardon for Malawi gay couple

‘Afghans Hit By Mistake’

Jets kill 18 suspected militants in Orakzai

A revolution in rights for Rwandan women

Five convicts to appeal death penalty verdict

Commander of Canadian troops in Afghanistan sacked

Army orders high-level enquiry into alleged fake encounter in J&K

War against terror needs to be won: Nawaz

Compiled by Akshay Kumar Ojha

Photo: Kashmiri leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed


'Reconnaissance for attack a warning to Iran'

Now a Bareillvi Fatwa: Muslim women can work in offices but with veil

‘CIA planned to depict Saddam gay before 2003 Iraq invasion’

Kenya court rules Islamic courts are illegal

'Post-9/11, many Indian scientists left NASA'

I’m fed up; hang me quickly if you have to: Afzal in plea to top court

Ahmedabad tense after communal riots

UN calls on India, Pakistan to join NPT, CTBT

Court stays Ansari's execution in American Center attack case

Young, Kurdish, and jailed in Turkey

Why is the Arab world frozen in time?

'Agni 5 can target China, Pak by 2011'

US to expand covert ops in Mideast

Israeli academics: Chomsky ban ‘blow to democracy’

India's approach self-delusional: Pak

Iran releases filmmaker Jafar Panahi

Ahmadinejad urges Obama to accept nuke swap deal

3 in 5 Australians support burqa ban

Musharraf evacuated from UK-bound flight following bomb scare

Two killed in armed attack on Lahore court complex

Pak intelligence warns of 'major terror attack' on US mission

Iraqi Airways to be closed following bankruptcy

Nuclear Iran poses greater danger to Russia than US: Kissinger

Gaddafi’s son says Lockerbie bomber very sick

Benazir murder case: Verdict on petition seeking probe suspension reserved

Indian strategy after 9/11: Implications for Pakistan

Lion's Den: How Islamists came to dominate European Islam

Bangladesh seizes 4 militant suspects, explosives

Compiled by: Asit Kumar

Photo:  Cord blood stem cells save Shaheer’ life in rare transplant


Saudi women giving it back to moral police

NY plot probe shows radicalism creeping into Pak elite circles

Cleric's jihad call for US troops

15 Somalis killed in attack on Presidency

Love for Rahman Baba prevails over terrorist threats

Do clothes make a woman?

Loss of an era in Babylon

Bahraini women to step up nationality campaign

CPM accuses Jama’at of being two-faced

Jama Masjid beyond ASI reach

Trust deficit is biggest problem with Pakistan: PM

Pak is united on the Kashmir issue: PM Gilani

Kurdish children jailed in Turkey under anti-terror law 

Opportunities Facing American Muslim Women

Key Mumbai attack suspect, Abdul Samad Bhatkal, arrested

Top army brass wants tenure extension for Kayani

Australia expels Israeli diplomat

Opposition Builds to 9/11 Mosque


Taliban up bounty to $2400 for each Nato soldier killed

Obama seeks new global order to defeat Qaida’s small men

Times Square plot: Pak detains one more for links with Faisal

Miss Hezbollah US beauty queen not Right choice

Oxford: Debate on Islamic reform

The real culprits: Pakistan’s fixation with faith has nothing to do with its creation

‘Quran can’t be compared with constitution’

US Itching to fight another Muslim enemy

PA to absorb 6,000 settlement workers

Artists from 17 nations in beautification competition

Al-Sistani not taking sides, calls for unity: Allawi

Iran says US hikers 'spies', proposes prisoner swap

Compiled by: Asit Kumar

Photo: Burj Dubai


Mughal palace a haunt of drug addicts now

Indonesian province to hand out 'Islamic' skirts to women

Miss USA is not the only role model for Muslim women

Terrorism: What’s faith got to do with it?

Grant death for blasphemy: Islamists to UN

‘70 pct of people in Pak want Facebook ban’

'ISI backing attacks in Afghanistan'

Baghdad thieves kill 14 in jewellery shop raids

Sex & The City 2 'anti-Muslim': say critics

Hindus raise money for Muslim girl's wedding

Curse of dowry claims one more life, father seeks justice

Pak, China Agree To Joint Military Games

Anywhere but US, say Pak emigrants

No proof against Hafiz Saeed in 26/11 case: Pak SC

Israel denies 'nuclear exchange' talks with S Africa

PM laments poor participation of Muslims in education

UK Strives For United Voice On Afghan

American Center attack: SC stays death sentence of Aftab Ansari

The first YouTube war

Iran Proposes Fuel Swap Offer To IAEA   

In Baghdad ruins, remains of a cultural bridge

Pakistan muddying Indus water

Nato charting a new course

Militants linked to Indian Embassy attack in Kabul nabbed

2 Pakistanis held while sneaking into India

Would-be jihadis make devious journey to reach training areas in Pak

Iran executes brother of Sunni rebel leader Rigi

7 Afghans Held For Attack On Indian Mission, Other Attacks

Good ties with Pakistan vital to realise development potential: Manmohan

Times Square: A very long engagement

Bhatkal prime suspect in Pune blast: Chidambaram

Forgetting nothing, learning nothing

At least two killed and 14 injured in Quetta blast

Pakistani student didn't want to fight US troops: Attorney

Compiled by: Asit Kumar

Photo: Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah Zafars summer palace in Mehrauli Zafar Mahal


AI crash: Sharjah man loses 7 relatives

Saudi police arrest 10 ‘emo’ girls 

The call of Babylon: Why some travelers are braving Iraq

Fighting in Somali capital kills 20 

Massachusetts governor : ‘Yours is a peaceful faith’

US Drone Strikes, Pak Ops Kill 37 Militants

‘Pakistan, US determined to win terror war’

Abbas says ready to swap land with Israel

A Muslim response to 'Draw Muhammad Day'

‘Iran to Go Ahead With Turkey N-Swap Deal’

Eight major world religions meet up in a book

Promoting moderation everyone’s responsibility, says Prince Turki

The protests, the ban and the faithful!

Taliban funded plot, reveals Shahzad

Of Gods and Men: a meditative film on faith in the face of violence

Afzal Guru's hanging won't be expedited: Home secretary

Israel: Winds of war

'Walking in the path of fascism'

Pak blocks 800 URLs over Facebook cartoon row

U.S. facing ‘tough fight' from Al-Qaeda in Af-Pak

Cong seeks to renew its Jamiat links

Battling odds, Urdu schools score 88%

Uncertain future as Rehana waits to hear from Centre

Times Sq plot: Caterer, Major held

Facebook Page That Led To Pak Ban Removed

Google chief suspects ulterior motive in Pak

Babri Panel: Appeal Against Court Order

Pak Yet To Ask Interpol for Notice

3 Nato soldiers among 16 killed in Afghan violence

Death of 10 people in drone strikes protested

The way out for Afghanistan

Compiled by: Asit Kumar

Photo:  Site of crash of AI flight at Mangalore, India


Hindu population: Door out of Dhaka

Gujarat: Hard facts to face    

Minorities can set up academic institutes: SC

Now, Muslim boy faces khap ire for same-gotra marriage

Rabat expels 100 for proselytizing

Car bomb in Shia town near Baghdad kills 23

Moms leave Iran, but jailed Americans not freed

Politics of Fatwa in India       

Prophet toon surfaces, SA on edge

Cartoonist denies 'Draw Muhammad' role, says sorry

Indian Muslims call for ban on Facebook

Indian militant outfit says Pakistan's ISI offered help

Collapse of meritocracy and the rise of ‘politicocracy’ in Bangladesh

Double tragedy for businessman who lost 16 relatives in crash

Facebook page that led to Pakistani ban removed

Pak detains 5 over Times Square plot: Report     

Week out: Iran is in the dock, again

Pakistan to hike defence budget to Rs 448 billion

Hurriat lays down rules

Protests over screening of France-Algeria war film at Cannes

Pak yet to approach Interpol over Kasab, Ansari

At Ayodhya, BJP chief invokes Ram temple issue

Banning the niqab

UN: Afghan war killed, injured over 1,000 kids

Isolated Jama’at hits back at CPM

Pak Taliban blow up two American spies

Mush sets eyes on PM chair

US drone attack kills at least six in Pakistan

Embassy caterer among 6 arrested in NY bomb plot

Jews in Arab east Jerusalem defy Obama peace push

Mideast nuclear ban US, Egypt work to narrow gap

Just drop the arrogance with Iran

Forces kill 27 militants in Orakzai

Internalising impunity in Afghanistan

Compiled by Asit Kumar

Photo: Pakistani-born rock star Salman Ahmad


Taliban militants attack military base in Afghanistan: NATO

55 extremists killed in Orakzai; 2 troops dead

Arab-Muslim discoveries and inventions on display

Treat Rizwan case as murder: HC to CBI

Distinguishing Muslims from Islamists

French cabinet approves burqa ban law

Talibanisation creeping into Balochistan

Burqa rage: In a first, veil ripped off in France

Two held for attack on Sunni cleric in Lucknow

Detained militant in Iraq details World Cup plot

Saudi forces rescue two German girls held in Yemen

Afzal Guru file moves -- to L-G's office and back

Afzal hanging: BJP slams Delhi govt for delay

Envoy: India, Pak can’t be foes forever

Educate Muslim girls, urges latest fatwa

Taliban car bomber hits Nato convoy, 18 killed

Zardari saves interior min from jail term

Muslim League woos Jama’at

NSA, CIA chief to push Pakistan to do more

Pak Qaeda men win appeal against deportation

Jama Masjid clean-up starts, but with a whimper

Afzal Guru case: Delhi govt view not needed

Gay couple convicted in Malawi faces 14-year term

6 NATO soldiers killed in Kabul suicide attack

Shahzad planned to hit four other targets

Lasting Peace Will Flow Through The ENERGY CORRIDOR

Girl who married by choice faces parents’ wrath

A Kashmiri doctor shows the successful road forward M Ashraf

Wife, daughter abandoned in Egypt to fend for themselves

Forum on introducing Islam to non-Muslims

Pakistan court orders Facebook ban

Hitler was a fascist, but was he also a terrorist?

Agency grills Yerima over child bride

Faisal Shahzad appears before US court to terrorism charges

Obama aides in Pakistan over New York car bombing plot

Compiled by Asit Kumar

Photo: Rima Fakih, the first Muslim Miss USA

India snubs US, hails Iran's N-plan

Sectarian violence spreads in Karachi, toll rises to 28

15 militants killed in Orakzai

Five killed in Balochistan attacks

Polygamy not a God-given right to Muslims

UAE female footballerrs score their greatest triumph

Saudi Ulema Council brands "sinner" those who fund terrorism

Pak Taliban trying to overthrow govt in Islamabad: US

Pakistan army pays heavy price in Taliban war

Pak netizens up in arms against ban on websites

France to build mega-mosque

Quebec: Is government coming to its senses on niqabs?

Dhaka: female murder victim laid to rest in Christian cemetery

New Delhi criticises Gujarat for ignoring rights of Muslims

Protests against blasphemy continue across Pakistan

Report On Islamophobia Critical Of West's Integration Policies

Activists in Kuwait call for women judges

Babewatching latest in Pak saga

Move To Ban Burqa In Australia Vetoed

We're ready to trust Pakistan, says Krishna

Interfaith dialogue: King Abdullah’ mission spreads faster

JEDDAH: Controversial Facebook page blocked

U.S. Rolls Up Red Carpet for Karzai Rival

Arab world needs solidarity: Prince Khaled

Pak major held may be Headley handler

J&K Sets Rs 375cr for Saffron Growth Revival

North Kashmir turns militant battleground

Terror cannot be fought selectively

Kasab allotted number, dons death row outfit

Gunmen kill peace broker in Waziristan

MAKKAH: Wife conspired for 7 years to destroy husband        

Shahi Syed holds Governor Sindh responsible for target killings

‘Who said Iran is a matter for US?:’ Lula

UK family shot dead in Pakistan

Ex-president Musharraf vows return to Pakistan politics

Ignorance, radicalism shuts out Pakistan

The Global War for Women’s Rights

Time to pray at the Sufi saint’s grave in Mahim

Suspected Taleban blow up 'US spies' in Pakistan

Compiled by Akshay Kumar Ojha

Photo: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani

Suicide attack kills more than 20 in Kabul

Pak’s top TV journalist in Taliban tape storm

Shahzad planned to hit four other US targets: Report

Parliament attack: Delhi govt sends Afzal's file to Lieutenant Governor


New Miss USA: Islamic fundamentalism in a bikini?

Iran agrees to uranium swap in Turkey

Islam Had Contributed To Western Civilization: Malaysian PM

Dual Loyalty, Jihad and veil!

American Muslims must be on guard against radicalization

11 Of Hindu Outfit Face Charges for Goa Blast

India: Probe RSS links, says Congress

E-mails: Shahzad was frustrated with state of Muslim world

Dawood world's 3rd most wanted fugitive

Indonesian president says terror threat remains

Israel acting like totalitarian state: Chomsky

KUALA LUMPUR: Brain drain from Muslim world is serious

Make cyber systems secure, Indian Defence Minister tells Army

Ensure Afzal’s safety, Centre tells Delhi Govt

Iraqi imam beheaded by group linked to Al Qaeda

Obama Honours Daniel Pearl, Signs Press Act

Kargil war & nuclear deterrence

E x-Iran pm killer to be deported

Al-Qaeda man planned World Cup attack from Iraq

Amnesty back in Valley, separatists protest: They are Indians

Focus on cyber security, says Antony

As India warms up, Iran cold

Iran Executes Five Political Prisoners

European Union denounces execution

India: Congress leader Digvijay does a balancing act

India: Cong warns Left, SP & RJD against shedding secularism

Egypt Arrests 16 Palestinian Islamic Jihad Members

12 killed as bomb targets police vehicle in Pakistan

‘Bush a bore when he boozed’

India: Minister opposes Khap’s call for same-gotra marriage ban

'Cell overuse can cause brain cancer'

Time to rethink India’s US policy

Compiled by Asit Kumar


Indo-Pak trade moot in Delhi on 18-19 May to boost ties

Sufis gave message of interfaith harmony

Muslim rocker wields guitar in rock’n’roll jihad

Senator defends marriage to teenager

Pay hike for Kashmir terrorists

Painting exhibition: Impact of terrorism on human psyche documented

Plane crashes in Afghanistan with 43 on board

Pakistani military kills 58 suspected militants

Somali fighting kills 24, chaos in parliament

Ajmer blast: ATS detains 2 more suspects

Mauritania starts trials of Al-Qaeda suspects

Saudis warned against hiring maids locally

Af-Pak terrorism a common challenge to India, Iran: Larjani

India declares ban on 100 global terror outfits

Police offer Rs 5 lakh reward for SIMI’s Viqaruddin

Cops fail to get any lead from Bhatkal call records

Kashmiri leader Mirwaiz to offer Saudi Arabia mediator role

NY bomber wanted to join Afghan war

French academic leaves Iran after 10 months

Thousands flock to Vatican to back pope over abuse

Asharq Al-Awsat to be printed in Doha

Filipina rape victim rescued in Taif

RIYADH: Women teachers welcome ‘fairer pay’

Israeli coalition wobbly on peace terms

Iran to ship uranium to Turkey in nuclear deal

60 militants taken out, 25 held in Orakzai

4 women killed in Balochistan violence

Conspiracy against Pakistani students should be stopped, says Saifullah

‘Private US spy network still operating in Pakistan, Afghanistan’

Saudi journalist who interviewed bin Laden resigns

94-year-old woman earns college diploma

Compiled by Asit Kumar

Photo: Rima Fakih, a 24-year-old Arab-American, won the Miss USA 2010 title in Las Vegas


Dialogue necessary for inter-faith unity: Imam Mohammad Bashar

The Peripatetic PREACHER: This Imam trots the globe to engage people in interfaith dialogue, despite flak from conservatives

Christian nurses need support in Pakistan

After Facebook, Pak blocks YouTube for 'objectionable content'

Pakistan blocks Facebook over Prophet Mohammad online competition row

'U.S. forced American Muslim into exile'

Separate law needed for Islamic banking in India: RBI

Muslims worse off than STs    

Burqa ban: Don't feel hurt, Sarkozy to Muslims

Nigerian MP quizzed on marriage to 13-year-old Egyptian girl

Ban on Muslim burka: A cynical ploy to stoke Islamophobia

Goa chargesheet is a wake-up call

Six killed in Indian Kashmir gunfight

Hamas rules out recognition of Israel

Intelligence agencies confirm Hamid Mir’s voice in audio clip

Investigations on into Hamid Mir's links with Taliban

Silence on Muthalik stings Karnataka CM’s credibility

Prophet toon ire taking terror turn

Move to ban burqa in Australia fails

Use and abuse of religion...

The future of Islam

Muslim women find an ally for more rights: the Koran

Fruitless fatwa debate

Islamophobia: A threat to a democratic way of life

Muslims vow to keep shari’a to themselves

Mothers' emotional reunion with US hikers in Iran

Afghan Pamir Airways plane wreckage 'spotted'

US Afghan troop deaths cross 1,000

20 YEARS OF MIRWAIZ - The reasonable separatist

Russia comes out on top in Iran deal

‘Jinnah wanted students to have a sense of responsibility’

Her silent jihad

Taseer, senators say Pakistanis united against terror

Keep your niqab ban to yourself!

Abbas urges Mitchell to stop Israeli provocations

Illiteracy, corruption hamper Afghan police: NATO

Compiled by Asit Kumar

Photo: Imam Mohammad Bashar Arafat from Baltimore, USA, currently touring India with his message of interfaith and inter-civilisational dialogue to establish peace in the world


Opting for insurance un-Islamic: Darul Uloom Deoband

Stop frequent fatwas: Clerics to Deoband

Muslim bodies plan campaign against fatwa

25 killed in double bomb attack at football match in Iraq

Iranian Activist Wins Award for Advancing Liberty

‘A cop said my beard got me here    

Filmmakers in Indonesia Share Women’s Stories about Life under Islamic Law

Indonesian militants ‘planned to kill Barack Obama’

Delhi serial blasts: Chargesheet filed against 2 suspects

Militants regrouping in PoK to cross over to India

Anti-Islamic sentiments surface in wake of restrictions on veils

Burqa debate stokes passion in N. Africa

French Burqa ban could face legal challenge

Same-gotra marriage legal, court had ruled 65 years ago

Sohrabuddin case: Fearing for life, Prajapati wrote thrice to judge

LeTs Gulf network far wider: Intel agencies

Campaign against Eid diktat

Digvijay blasts Hindutva hardliners

LeT’s Gulf arm funded 26/11, Bangalore blasts?

This woman wages a lone battle against khaps

Next big terrorist attack on US will be postmarked ‘Pakistan’: CIA analyst

Spanish judge who indicted Osama, Pinochet suspended

Shahzad used hawala system to fund terror plot

3 Pakistanis held in US for giving money to Shahzad

Pak woman to marry fiancé on death row

Days before Mecca Masjid anniversary, masked bikers fire at Hyderabad picket, kill constable

Pakistani Taliban a terrorist organisation: Holder

Progress made on Iran sanctions: US

Qaeda Vows Blood-Soaked Days Ahead

Pak detainee admits he aided NY bomber

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan says ‘America will burn’

Sri Lanka seeks increase in Haj pilgrim quota

Israeli Soldiers Continue To Use Children As Human Shields

Keep `outsiders’ out of J&K census: Separatists          

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Photo: Lyricist and Rajya Sabha member Javed Akhtar

105 dead in Tripoli airport plane crash

Muslim Sharia law under the microscope in Melksham, England

Deoband fatwa: It's illegal for women to work, support family

Prominent women tell Deoband's Fatwa-mongers: Stop meddling in our lives and stick to praying

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'... Anything about Shariah Law

Islam, Nazism And Anti-Semitism

Why Didn’t Obama Mention Islam?

West's outrage fades five years after Uzbek deaths

Balochistan: a flawed policy

Delhi cops defend ban on SIMI,link it to IM

Death sentence to Kasab is fair: US

Reactions of Muslims in Europe to Burqa Ban

Headscarf row: Father of expelled girl moves court

Indonesian police kill 5 militants suspects, including 2 linked to bombings

I have not broken any Nigerian law, says Yerima

Pope: Sex scandal Church persecution

US drones kill 14 rebels, Pak kills 7

How will Pakistan solve North Waziristan dilemma?

French Parliament lays groundwork for veil ban

The new cyber battlefield in Iran

Kasab may be hanged by yearend

US tries to win Karzai with charm

US: satisfied with Pak cooperation

Iran military warned off US plane

Muslim man's wedding void if woman fails to convert: Court

BJP questions basis for resumption of dialogue

Pakistan waiting for response to note verbale

Two-month gap to let passions over Kasab subside

Army's honeymoon with Ikhwanis over

Murder charge on honour killers

LIVING ON FAITH AND THIN AIR - Godman `starves' for 70 years, baffles doctors

Iran 'sentences Newsweek man in absentia to 13 years'

Two Israeli Arabs suspected of spying for Hezbollah

Turkish politician quits after sex scandal

Canadian girl finally leaves Kingdom

Shady drivers give Asir women a ‘bumpy ride’

Israel holds remains of 269 Arabs, Palestinians

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Photo: Rescue teams search the site of the Libyan Afriqiyah Airways plane crash in Tripoli, Libya

Mosque madness at Ground Zero

Demolishing Al-Quds for shopping mall offensive

Third world war underway in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Hoti

Let’s face facts, the burqa is an affront to feminism

Misogynist Mullahs and their flurry of fatwas

Fatwa against working women finds no takers

Pakistani Ulema: ‘West pursuing aggressive policies against Muslims’

Pope asks humanity to turn from ‘death and terror’ to love of God

Let’s clear Islam of prejudices

Tahir Khan: Terrorism has no place in Islam

Bangladesh arrests 400 in drive against schoolgirl bullying

No difference between Hindutva terror: Chidambaram

Order for more Muslim police

‘4 prime suspects in German Bakery blast fled to Pakistan’

Sayeeda Warsi: a powerful Muslim woman in UK cabinet

Dialogue initiative ‘reflects Abdullah’s strategic vision’

30 Saudi students taking part in Intel show in US

Concern over obstacles in women emancipation

A winning Saudi view: high quality of imagery

Let Pakistan prove its credibility before talks: BJP

Three arrested in Indonesia raids

Honour killing? Angry family hacks daughter, mother-in-law to death

Khaps use same-gotra excuse to escape attacks for fatwas

Prophet cartoonist defiant after attack

 Pakistan: Three years of 12th May massacre

Obama deflects criticism of Pakistan

Israel plans to build 12,000 housing units in East Jerusalem

Woman forces son, 5, to smoke

Military response to cyber attack possible: Pentagon

Terror in Times Square

Tensions rise at Philippine political summit

Hamas accuses Egypt of torturing prisoners

‘Fight for power between feudal lords and the urban elite’

102 Pakistanis in Thai jails

Israel criticises Russian talks with Hamas 

Bulgarian woman has twins at 62

Northern Afhanistan needs major offensive: Nato 

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Photo: Wreckage from plane that hit the twin towers fell on the same building that may serve as an Islamic cultural center


40 Taliban killed by Afghan, NATO troops

Cop dies in Hyderabad shootout, SIMI hand suspected

Now a Deoband fatwa against Muslims working in banks

India: Urdu press tears into latest Deoband fatwa against women

Deoband needs to catch up

Deoband Fatwa is stupid, say Muslim working women in Bangalore

FBI arrests 'several people' in Times Square case

Pakistan arrests man with militant ties

Obama: Pak realises its top worry is terror, not India

Obama gets tougher over terrorism

US will soon burn, threatens Pakistan Taliban

Libya elected to UN Human Rights Council

Banned Malaysian sect Al-Arqam leader with 38 kids dies

U.S. not to abandon Afghanistan

Karzai Tries To Ease Mistrust


Bhutto kids defend father, poke fun at cousin Fatima

UK school brands student truant for not dressing like a Muslim

Did Omani carry out Mumbai recce for 26/11 before Headley?

Civil war takes a toll on Pak psyche

Iran eases grip on Al-Qaeda

Pakistan: The last chance for a great generation

Prophet Muhammad: Ensuring peace within the community

Aspects of Islamic Faith: When an order admits two interpretations

Mohammed honours Arab journalism award winners

73-yr-old hangman willing to come out of retirement to hang Kasab

Digvijay triggers Samjhauta row

How to counter terror? Ask France

‘Honour killing’ in Allahabad

'No scientific basis to gotra allergy of khaps'

Despite political uncertainties in Iraq, U.S. sticking with drawdown plan

Eight dead in blast in Dagestan 

SIALKOT : Rapist’ held on victim’s identification

Operation completed, but forces to stay in Kala Dhaka

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Photo: Sayeeda Hussain Warsi is, uniquely, Christian Britain's first Muslim cabinet minister


100 killed in Iraq serial bomb blasts

Mali imam living in fear after backing women's rights

Interfaith dialogue: Coalition preaches mutual respect

SIT quizzes Hindutva icon Togadia on Gujarat violence

Hindutva leader threatens Zakia, Setalvad with ‘action’

Old mosque demolished in Madinah

Some Pakistan officials know where Osama is: Hillary Clinton

New girl gets elected to AMU old boys’ body

Paris fears losing clientele to burqa ban

Pak militants spread roots


Faisal was told to not leave paper trail

Shahzad’s father to be quizzed

35,000 troops out, Valley sees spike in violence

Mass grave of Kosovo victims found in Serbia

The Times Square scare

PESHAWAR: 26 journalist bodies demand terrorists stop bombing civilians

Assassination of US Muslim Cleric is Illegal, Immoral and Unwise

US drone attack kills 14 in Pakistan: Officials

Times Square suspect went to Pakistan for Taliban's help: US

U.S. may be passing up chances to stop terrorist plots

Pakistan needs to do more to combat terror: US

Should Muslim Countries Adopt a More Western Attitude Toward Curiosity?

More Proof of How Jihad is Funded

Israel’s plan for East Jerusalem clouds talks

Muslim leaders warn against Jerusalem settlements

Two Israeli Arabs suspected of spying for Hezbollah

Against honour killing but just a messenger: Naveen Jindal

Romp with MP caught on tape, Turkish leader quits

UP ‘honour killing victim’ held for abducting girlfriend

Iran to let mothers visit three US detainees: Mottaki

My mother and her secrets, Jasmin Darznik

London: Acid revenge attack men sentenced

Constructive student dialogue on the Middle East

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Photo: The largest Muslim seminary in India, Darul Uloom of Deoband, has issued a fatwa against working Muslim women


RIYADH: Shoura backs fatwa on funding terror as evil

43 Taliban killed in drone strike, army operation

19 rebels killed in Pak offensive

70 million child labourers in Pakistan: ILO

Irresistible lure of Pakistan as nursery of global jihad

Kerala Police blame Islamic outfit for unrest

‘IM’s South India module behind Pune bakery blast’

‘If Pakistan doesn’t act, US will’: US puts blame on Taliban for NY bomb plot

Young Saudis cherish Obama’s Summit on Entrepreneurship

US missiles kill 10 in Pakistan

Filmmakers in Indonesia Share Women's Stories About Life Under Islamic Law

Blasphemy laws: the root of Pakistani extremism

Former Christian preacher explains his journey to Islam

Rawalpindi’s Indian namesakes want peace with Pak

Act fast on terror dens, US warns Pak

Keep off Afghanistan, Qaida threatens Harry

As Karzai arrives, Obama tells aides to show respect

Only 58 countries still award death penalty

Pak Army, ISI reject new lawyer

New mosque centres in Sharjah for memorising Holy Quran

200,000 Facebook fans want me to return to Pakistan: Musharraf

Faisal Shahzad is not Pakistani: FM

Senator Saifullah wants 19th amendment

SIALKOT: Girl ‘forced into prostitution’

Mideast negotiations begin

'Muslim countries do not manage wealth properly'

Diplomatic quarter to come up on Jeddah seafront in two years

Mystery shrouds the case of Canadian woman

After decades of war, Afghanistan’s violence victims speak out

Turkish forces, aircraft hit Kurd rebels in Iraq

Iran hangs five Kurd activists

Lebanon won’t ask Hezbollah to disarm: Suleiman

Lebanon won’t ask Hezbollah to disarm: Suleiman

Coalition preaches mutual respect

Iraq PM orders inquiry into death of Sunni imam

A bullet in Baghdad, a son’s need, a mother’s love

Serial bomb attacks in Iraq, 68 killed

Man held at Karachi airport with circuits in shoes

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Photo: Russian ambassador to India Alexander M Kadakin

India: ‘Government’s work answer to fatwas’, says Minister

ISI cell in NWFP targeting Indians in Kabul

Private US spy network still on in Pakistan, Afghanistan: Report

Deoband mufti fears fatwa trap

Insurance law does not exempt Muslims

India: Home Ministry Steps In To Aid Offloaded Cleric  

Compensate the cleric: editorial in Mail Today

Celebrity in Valley, UPSC topper to get 24x7 security

Indian Penal code embodies tenets of Islam, Hinduism: Gujarat HC

First Muslim woman British minister accused of betraying her religion

Pakistanis want British MP to remove terror stigma

Manhattan madness and Muslims

Darfur clash kills 57 officers, rebels: police

At least 30 militants dead in Afghanistan, NATO raids

Pro-Taliban militants kidnap 60 in Pak

Karachi safe haven of Taliban

US spy ring at work in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Maldives offers relocation to two Guantanamo men

Brazil's President Lula in Iran for key nuclear talks

Saudi women's rights groups hail photo

Spanish judge who indicted bin Laden suspended

Write 'Meri Jaati Hindustani' in 2011 caste based census

For Car Bomb Suspect, a Long Path to Times Square

Pak aware 'terrorism not helping anyone': Afghan official

Meet the ‘rock’n'roll jihadist’!

Egyptian Christians claim author defamed religion

Turki Al-Faisal calls on Obama to push for Middle East settlement

New school tries to revive music in Afghanistan

Fifteen suspected militants killed in Orakzai

Rape victim confesses to killing baby

Women empowerment powerful instrument against discrimination

Couple sell daughter to save son’s life

France's Kouchner denies Iran 'spy-deal'

Sudan military occupies Darfur rebel stronghold

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Photo: Protest by Indonesian worker against forcing three Muslim workers from Indonesia to eat pork

Iran hangs woman and four other 'enemies of God'

Iran executes 5 for 'anti-revolutionary' activities

Pakistan to probe links between Shahzad and Taliban: Rehman Malik

Times Square probe leads to Karachi mosque run by JeM

Kidnapped journalist asks HRW to raise $10m ransom

US gets tough on Pakistan, seeks action in North Waziristan

Is the yuppie Pakistani the new face of terror?

Separatists urge Kashmiris to participate in census

65% of Saudi women are unemployed

Pro-democracy activist goes on trial in Egypt

Now US Is Enemy No 1 In Pakistan Public’s Mind

Somali Islamists vow to free British hostages from pirates

Hayef urges Parliament to provide Islamic projects

Taliban threatens to launch a fresh offensive in Afghanistan

Rights and privileges that Kasab has in jail

Two children, 15 militants killed

US drone strike kills 10 in Pakistan: Officials

Suicide bomber attacks Russia military base

Police terror sows paranoia in Kerala villages

Police suspect Nirupama’s suicide note may have been tampered with

PLO agrees to indirect talks

Priest hired supari gang to kill rival Church member:CB

Youth held for killing sister's boyfriend; girl still missing

Our Pak policy has failed

My son is not as flamboyant as I was

Boy's throat slit, girl hacked

Somali pirates hijack chemical tanker with 22 crew including Indians

Phone call nailed IM role in Pune blast

Israel yet to replace UK diplomat

Advani refuses to support resumption of India, Pakistan peace dialogue

J& K ultras building network with love

Pushy US stand evokes mixed reaction in Pakistan

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