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Islamic World News ( 19 May 2011, NewAgeIslam.Com)

36 dead as Taliban attack Afghan Road Company

Bomb attacks on Iraq police kill 27

CBI withdraws ' 50 most wanted' list from website, says document being reviewed

Blast in Pakistan targets US consulate cars

Mukhtaran Mai files review petition in SC in blasphemy case

Obama urges Israel to return to 1967 borders

Egypt says Obama speech will help Palestinians

Obama presses for reform

Palestine should have ’67 border: Obama

Israel rejects Obama plan, Palestinians cagey

Saudis call Obama speech meaningless drivel

Pak mlitary brass wanted drone support in country’s restive tribal region: WikiLeaks

NATO ‘confident Qaddafi rule will collapse’

Qadhafi’s departure from Libya inevitable, Obama says

 ‘Somebody’ in Pakistan knew of bin Laden hideout: US

Afghan prisoner at Gitmo dies in apparent suicide

Hired killer claims victim’s husband paid for murder: Jeddah

‘Egypt still abusing human rights’

Sheikh Abbas Magadmi is ranked one of the best Saudi reciters of the Holy Qur’an

Al-qaeda releases new Laden tape

US envoy repairs some dents in ties with Pakistan

US-Pakistan hold second high-level talks in days

Nato: More than 1,700 Taliban give up their arms

China tells US to avoid harming Pak sovereignty: Gillani

Pakistan should reject foreign aid, says Nawaz

Not all Afghan factions in peace talks: US envoy

Arab uprising disturbing flow of anti-terror intel

Yemen rivals to sign deal to end crisis

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

URL: http://www.newageislam.com/islamic-world-news/36-dead-as-taliban-attack-afghan-road-company/d/4672

 

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36 dead as Taliban attack Afghan road company

20 MAY 2011

The Taliban attacked an Afghan road construction company early Thursday, triggering an hours-long firefight that killed 36 people and wounded another 20 in the worst single attack for months.

The attack happened in the eastern province of Paktia, which borders Pakistan, at around 2:00am (2130 GMT Wednesday) and lasted for several hours, a provincial spokesman said.

It is thought to be the highest single death toll in a Taliban attack since the militant Islamists struck at a bank in Jalalabad, also in the east, in February, killing 38 people including police collecting their salaries.

‘A large group of Taliban attacked a road construction company in Paktia province,’ said Paktia provincial spokesman Rohullah Samoon.

‘Thirty-five guards and staff of the company were killed and 20 were injured. There were casualties on the Taliban side as well.’ Samoon added that eight Taliban were killed.

The director of the Afghan company targeted, Galaxy Sky, said that the death toll was in fact 36 and included a Pakistani national.

‘They (the Taliban) destroyed a lot of our equipment including vehicles and equipment used for road construction,’ Noorullah Bidar said. ‘We don’t know why they attacked us... they are doing this to prevent reconstruction in Afghanistan.’

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the movement carried out the attack, killing 40 people and torching four vehicles. He did not mention any Taliban casualties.

The militants have made Afghan government projects a prime target in a bid to undermine the authority of president Hamid Karzai’s administration and have repeatedly kidnapped foreign road construction workers from camps in the past.

Afghan, foreign troops kill 60 insurgents: NATO

A three-day offensive by Afghan and foreign forces has killed at least 60 insurgents in a relatively peaceful northwestern Afghan province, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said, reports Reuters.

The operation against the insurgents — which produced one of the highest militant casualty tolls in recent months — started on May 13 in the Qiasar district of the remote Faryab province, ISAF said in a statement.

‘(Combined forces) killed more than 60 insurgents during clearing operations ... The combined force cleared the area around Ghuchghar village after receiving reports of insurgent activity,’ the force said on late Wednesday.

http://newagebd.com/newspaper1/international/19323.html

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Bomb attacks on Iraq police kill 27

20 MAY 2011

A spate of bomb attacks against the police in the disputed northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk on Thursday killed at least 27 people, the worst violence to hit Iraq in nearly two months.

A further 89 people were wounded in the three attacks, with months to go before US forces, who participate in confidence-building tripartite patrols and checkpoints with central government forces and Kurdish security officers in Kirkuk and across north Iraq, must withdraw from the country.

Three explosions — two car bombs and a magnetic ‘sticky bomb’ attached to a car — occurred around one hour apart in the oil-rich ethnically-mixed city, security officials said.

The first of the blasts took place at 9:20am (0620 GMT) when the ‘sticky bomb’ exploded in the parking lot of the city’s police headquarters, Major Salam Zangan said.

When police and emergency responders arrived at the scene shortly afterwards, a car bomb detonated.

‘I ran out from the headquarters after I heard the first bomb — I went with my colleague to check the parking lot but as we arrived, a huge bomb went off,’ said Sherzad Kamil, a policeman who suffered wounds to his abdomen and face.

‘I fell on the ground and saw several of my colleagues killed and wounded,’ he said, speaking from Kirkuk general hospital, adding that he saw colleagues whose bodies caught fire as a result of the second blast.

Kirkuk provincial health director Sadiq Omar Rasul said 27 people were killed and 89 others wounded as a result of the three explosions, with the majority of the casualties being policemen.

http://newagebd.com/newspaper1/international/19321.html

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CBI withdraws ' 50 most wanted' list from website, says document being reviewed

20 MAY 2011

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday admitted to goofing up on its 'most wanted' list, that was to be handed over to Pakistan, and has now withdrawn the list from its website.

The investigating agency has also removed the Red Corner Notice linked to the list for the time being.

"The entire list is being reviewed. We have no plan to recall the list from Pakistan," Secretary, Internal Security in the Home Ministry, U K Bansal, told reporters.

While referring to the CBI's action to suspend and transfer some officials responsible for the goof up, he said responsibility has been fixed and action has been taken.

Bansal also said the home ministry would conduct an exercise to ensure that there is no such mistake in the future.

Earlier, CBI Director A P Singh has ordered a complete review of the Interpol wing and the most wanted list would be thoroughly scrutinised in consultation with state police and other agencies.

Feroz Rashid Khan named in India's most wanted list of terrorists allegedly hiding in Pakistan was found to be in Arthur Road Jail facing trial in the 1993 serial blasts case. Listed in the dossier as the criminal No 24 - Feroz - was shown as a wanted accused in the blasts case along with the absconding mafia don Dawood Ibrahim.

Earlier, the case of Wazhul Kamar Khan being in the list had also left the government red faced. Khan, who was arrested last year for his alleged role in the 2003 Mulund train blasts, lives in Mumbai suburb Thane's Waghle Estate with his mother, wife and children, after being let off on bail.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/CBI-withdraws-50-most-wanted-list-from-website-says-document-being-reviewed/articleshow/8461144.cms

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Blast in Pakistan targets US consulate cars

20 MAY 2011

PESHAWAR: A car bomb in Peshawar on Friday targeted a US consulate convoy but caused no American deaths or serious injuries, said US embassy spokesman Alberto Rodriguez.

One passerby was killed and 10 Pakistanis were wounded, said a hospital official. One American was slightly wounded in the attack in the blast.

The two consulate vehicles were heading to the consulate when one of the vehicles was hit by the blast.

The attack took place on a main road in the northwestern city. The car used in the attack was parked on a road when the bomb exploded, forcing the consulate vehicle to slam into an electricity pole, said the police official.

"There was an attack on a two-car convoy from the consulate in Peshawar. One car was hit. We are still investigating what actually happened," said Rodriguez. (Reuters)

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15779

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More Than Half Of Bashkortostan’s Imams Above Pension Age

Written by: Paul Goble

May 20, 2011

More than half of the imams and muezzins of the mosques of Bashkortostan are beyond the normal age for pensioners, according to a recent survey, and 20 percent of all Muslim religious leaders in that republic lack any religious training, a situation common in Middle Volga and one that points to challenges for both Muslims and Moscow.

Ful report at:

http://www.eurasiareview.com/more-than-half-of-bashkortostan%E2%80%99s-imams-above-pension-age-20052011/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29

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Mukhtaran Mai files review petition in SC in blasphemy case

20 MAY 2011

ISLAMABAD: Mukhtaran Mai, a gang rape victim, on Thursday, moved a review petition in the Supreme Court against the dismissal of her appeals by a three-judge bench which she had filed against the acquittal of those she accused of assaulting her some nine years ago.

Ful report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\05\20\story_20-5-2011_pg1_3

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Obama urges Israel to return to 1967 borders

20 MAY 2011

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama for the first time publicly called on Thursday for the creation of a non-militarised Palestinian state on the basis of Israel`s borders before 1967.

“The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine,” said the US president while emphasising the need for talks to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Ful report at:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/20/obama-urges-israel-to-return-to-1967-borders.html

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Egypt says Obama speech will help Palestinians

20 MAY 2011

UNITED NATIONS: President Barack Obama’s backing of a key Palestinian demand on the borders of its future state will help win UN recognition of a Palestinian state, Egypt’s UN ambassador said Thursday.

Ful report at:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/20/egypt-says-obama-speech-will-help-palestinians.html

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Obama presses for reform

Key Points in Obama's Speech

20 MAY 2011

In months ahead the US must use all its resources to encourage reform in North Africa and the Middle East

Will cut $1b of debt for a democratic Egypt and work to create Enterprise Funds to invest in Tunisia and Egypt

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must lead a political transition or get out of the way

Ful report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=186516

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Palestine should have ’67 border: Obama

May 20, 2011

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama, in a major Mideast policy speech Thursday, said the political changes in the Middle East and North Africa mark a "new chapter" in American diplomacy, and that the future of the US is bound to the Middle East and North Africa by the forces of economics, security, history and fate. He also called on the Israelis to withdraw to pre-1967 borders.

He made the comments at the State Department in the speech meant as his first comprehensive response to revolts sweeping the Arab world. It was aimed at audiences in the US and the Middle East and North Africa, where the State Department provided simultaneous translation in Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew.

Obama made outreach to the Islamic world a signature of his presidency when he delivered his first presidential speech in Cairo in 2009 to Muslims around the world. Since then, some observers believe he failed to deliver on the hope he created following his discourse. Thursday's speech was meant to assuage that disappointment.

Ful report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article414889.ece

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Israel rejects Obama plan, Palestinians cagey

20 MAY 2011

JERUSALEM: Israel on Thursday rejected President Barack Obama's call for a peace deal based the 1967 borders, as the Palestinians said their leadership would hold a meeting to discuss the US leader's policy speech.

Obama's address, billed as an announcement of reoriented US policy in the Middle East after a slew of regional uprisings, focused heavily on the stalled talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Ful report at:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15775

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Saudis call Obama speech meaningless drivel

20 MAY 2011

RIYADH/DAMMAM: Saudis dismissed US President Barrack Obama's much-anticipated "Arab Spring address" as meaningless, predictable drivel while Egyptians and other Arabs, to whom Obama offered some sops, also did not find anything new in the speech, which according to them focused on US interests.

"He did not say anything of consequence," said Riyadh-based historian Hatoon Al-Fassi. "It was a long speech and what I remember the most is his defense of Israel. Till he uttered this sentence, 'US commitment to Israel's security is unshakable', I had some hope, but when he said that I lost all interest. All his words after and before just rang hollow."

Al-Fassi said people in the Arab world had high hopes after his speech in Cairo two years ago, "but when it came to action he turned out to be a hypocrite like all previous American presidents. So I did not have any expectations anyway. His words did not move me because they were all couched in diplomacy and hypocrisy, and nothing more."

Ful report at:

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article415276.ece

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Pak mlitary brass wanted drone support in country’s restive tribal region :WikiLeaks

20 MAY 2011

ISLAMABAD: The American government cables leaked by the whistle-blower website WikiLeakes revealed that Pakistan's military brass had requested the US for greater drone back-up for its own military operations in the country's restive tribal regions, according to a report published in the Dawn newspaper.

Ful report at:

drone-support-WikiLeaks/articleshow/8464042.cms

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NATO ‘confident Qaddafi rule will collapse’

20 MAY 2011

Libyan rebel fighters act as security in downtown Benghazi on Thursday. (AP)

By JOSEPH LOGAN | REUTERS

Published: May 19, 2011 23:59 Updated: May 20, 2011 00:56

TRIPOLI: The head of the NATO military alliance said on Thursday that military and political pressure were weakening Muammar Qaddafi’s hold on power in Libya and would eventually topple him.

Ful report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article415318.ece

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Qadhafi’s departure from Libya inevitable, Obama says

20 MAY 2011

WASHINGTON: Muammar Qadhafi will inevitably leave power, US President Barack Obama said, as Nato intensified its weeks-long bombing of government targets and said on Friday it had sunk eight Libyan warships.

Ful report at:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/20/qadhafi%E2%80%99s-departure-from-libya-inevitable-obama-says.html

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Qadhafi’s departure from Libya inevitable, Obama says

20 MAY 2011

WASHINGTON: Muammar Qadhafi will inevitably leave power, US President Barack Obama said, as Nato intensified its weeks-long bombing of government targets and said on Friday it had sunk eight Libyan warships.

Ful report at:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/20/qadhafi%E2%80%99s-departure-from-libya-inevitable-obama-says.html

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‘Somebody’ in Pakistan knew of bin Laden hideout: US

20 MAY 2011

 ‘Somebody’ in Pakistan knew about Osama bin Laden’s hideout but

there is no proof that Pakistan’s political and military leaders were aware of it, the US defence secretary, Robert Gates, said Wednesday.

Ful report at:

http://newagebd.com/newspaper1/international/19322.html

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Afghan prisoner at Gitmo dies in apparent suicide

20 MAY 2011

An Afghan prisoner died at the Guantanamo detention centre in a recreation yard in an apparent suicide, the US military said Wednesday.

Ful report at:

http://newagebd.com/newspaper1/international/19317.html

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Hired killer claims victim’s husband paid for murder: Jeddah

20 MAY 2011

JEDDAH: An Arab woman was found murdered in Jeddah's Mushrefa district, Al-Madinah reported Thursday.

The suspect in the case claims the victim's husband hired him to kill the woman in return for SR5,000 and a work visa.

Ful report at:

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article415379.ece

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‘Egypt still abusing human rights’

By BEN HUBBARD

May 19, 2011

CAIRO: Egyptian authorities continue to restrict freedom of assembly, torture detainees and try civilians in military courts, highlighting the urgent need for reform, Amnesty International said Thursday.

Ful report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article415315.ece

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Sheikh Abbas Magadmi is ranked one of the best Saudi reciters of the Holy Qur’an of the previous generation.

By ALI FAQANDASH

May 19, 2011

Magadmi was the first to recite the Holy Qur’an on Saudi and Indian radio stations. His recitation was marked by a sweet sound and beautiful tone, accompanied by a unique intonation. Considered the master of the Hijazi recitation style, people called him the sheikh of Hijaz reciters of the Holy Qur’an.

“Hijazi recitation style of the Holy Qur’an, with its touch of passion, has a special influence on listeners. Sheikh Magadmi is the best reciter of that style,” wrote Secretary-General of the International Holy Qur’an Memorization Organization Abdullah Bin Ali Basfr in Al-Huda magazine.

Ful report at:

http://arabnews.com/lifestyle/islam/article414572.ece

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Al-qaeda releases new Laden tape

20 MAY 2011

Al-Qaeda released a posthumous audio recording by Osama bin Laden in which he praised revolutions sweeping through several Arab countries, and called for more Muslim "tyrants" to be toppled.

Ful report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=186494

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US envoy repairs some dents in ties with Pakistan

20 MAY 2011

ISLAMABAD: The US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan was on Thursday able to cement the progress made by Senator John Kerry in his ice-breaking talks with Pakistani leadership earlier in the week and it was obvious that the two sides had agreed to continue to work together for the Afghan endgame while they tried to sort out their bilateral differences.

Ful report at:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/20/us-envoy-repairs-some-dents-in-ties.html

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US-Pakistan hold second high-level talks in days

20 MAY 2011

US special envoy Marc Grossman held talks with Pakistan's leadership yesterday, stepping up efforts to smooth over a crisis sparked by the US operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

Ful report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=186493

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Nato: More than 1,700 Taliban give up their arms

20 MAY 2011

WASHINGTON: More than 1,700 former Taliban combatants have turned in their weapons to join a reintegration program started by the Afghan government nearly a year ago, the Nato general in charge of the program said Thursday.

Ful report at:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/20/nato-more-than-1700-taliban-give-up-their-arms.html

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China tells US to avoid harming Pak sovereignty: Gillani

20 MAY 2011

BEIJING: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani on Wednesday said China has supported Pakistan's cause at international level by telling the United States to appreciate sacrifices of Pakistan in war on terror and avoid harming its sovereignty. Ful report at:

http://www.statesman.com.pk/topnews/topnews.htm

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Pakistan should reject foreign aid, says Nawaz

20 MAY 2011

SIALKOT: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, on Thursday, stressed that Pakistan no longer needed to depend on the foreign aid, adding “We will produce our own resources.” Addressing a public meeting in Sialkot, Nawaz said that Pakistan was passing through a critical period and there was a greater need of self-reliance in order to get rid of the foreign aid, which, he said, had become a Ful report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\05\20\story_20-5-2011_pg1_5

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Not all Afghan factions in peace talks: US envoy

20 MAY 2011

ISLAMABAD: A top US envoy said Thursday that not all insurgent factions in Afghanistan will agree to enter the peace process, meaning that force will be necessary to subdue the holdouts.

Ful report at:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/20/not-all-afghan-factions-in-peace-talks-us-envoy.html

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Arab uprising disturbing flow of anti-terror intel

20 MAY 2011

TUNIS: Western security officials worry crucial intelligence on terror groups in North Africa will dry up as repressive, but effective, security services are dismantled or reorganized following the Arab revolts.

Ful report at:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/20/arab-uprising-disturbing-flow-of-anti-terror-intel.html

 

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Yemen rivals to sign deal to end crisis

20 MAY 2011

SANAA: Yemen’s political rivals have agreed to sign a Gulf-brokered plan on Wednesday to end the country’s bloody political crisis.

When asked if the agreement would be signed on Wednesday, President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s aide Ahmed al-Sufi said: “Yes, it will be today.” There has been “positive” and “important progress.”

Ful report at:

http://www.statesman.com.pk/international/inter.htm

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