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Boko Haram attacks kill at least 23 in Nigeria's northeast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pakistan

Pak CJ: 'Religious fragmentation based on misinterpretation leads to extremism'

PPP leader moots common currency for India, Pakistan

Pak man shot dead after being acquitted of blasphemy

Second church attacked in Karachi in 10 days

Targeted attack leaves one Ahmadi dead, three hurt

Four Pakistani pilgrims killed in Iraq bomb attack: officials

Pakistan divided over how to deal with terrorist threat

‘Malala Moment’ May Have Passed in Pakistan, as Rage over Shooting Ebbs

All faiths, political systems have their fanatics says Justice Jilani

'Pak SC order on ex-Generals may have implication for Prez'

SC decision vindicates PPP stance on 1990 polls: Kaira

All outraged at attack on Malala but silent over Aafia: Fazl

Education scene: ‘Students turn to seminaries for free meal and boarding’

 

India

Madrasa students in India may soon get formal primary education

Bangladesh to fete 1971 war hero, the then defence Minister Jagjivan Ram

India seeks to liberalize visa pact with Bangladesh

Delhi HC orders demolition of Subhash Park ‘mosque’

No medical help at hand for ‘poisoned’ villagers on India- Pakistan border

Pakistan based banned terror group LeT claims Kashmir hotel attack

Mumbai architect in Pak jail to be released on Oct 25

Police arrested Irfan from Thane, told me to keep quiet: father

Kandahar convict acquitted in passport case

Jundal not required for further interrogation: NIA tells court

Pakistan violates ceasefire, firing at several Indian posts

 

North America

Anwar al-Awlaki: A Biker, a Blonde, a Jihadist and Piles of C.I.A. Cash

US wants India to sway Iran join nuclear talks

Al-Qaida not behind attack on the US consulate in Benghazi: Report

US Muslim vote: 'Mild' enthusiasm for Obama

 

Mideast Asia

Turkish Retaliatory Fire Has Killed 12 Syrian Soldiers: Report

As Bombs Fall, Turkey Backs Call for Cease-Fire in Syria

Hamas Finds Itself Aligned With Israel over Extremist Groups

Qaeda leader killed in Yemen drone strike: tribal chief

Iran mosque suicide bomb kills two Basij: reports

Palestinians hold local elections in West Bank

Palestinian push for UN upgrade likely to succeed

Iran condemns Lebanon bombing, blames Israel

Israeli vessels take control of Gaza boat

 

South Asia

Six Afghan policemen food poisoned then shot dead: Officials

Bangladesh probing background of NY terror suspect

NATO chief calls for free elections in Afghanistan

Judge Denies Hearing Request from 3 Afghanistan Detainees

 

Arab World

Gunmen kill 3 police, 1 prison official in Iraq

Syrians Place Booby-Trapped Ammunition in Rebels’ Guns

'I promise to back Morsi if he works for the poor,' says Nasserist

Lebanon cabinet to meet in emergency over blast

Assad accused as Beirut bomb kills security official

Blast in Beirut Is Seen as an Extension of Syria’s War

Murder of Al-Hassan has links to the crisis in Syria: PM Mikati

Muslim Brotherhood party elects new leader: Egypt

Syrian Forces’ Improvised Arms: Desperate Measures, or Deliberate Aid?

Shop owners deeply affected by shisha ban

Makkah historical mosques enjoy great respect of Muslims

 

Europe

U.N. and Arab League envoy begins delicate mission in Syria

EU 'regrets' Israeli settlement plan

Germany: 10 Somali Pirates Convicted

 

Africa

Boko Haram attacks kill at least 23 in Nigeria's northeast

'Al-Qaeda' gunmen kill two Algerian soldiers: reports

Gaddafi's killers should be tried: Family lawyer

New Fighting in Sudan's Darfur Region, Several Killed

Muslim protesters fight police in Tanzania, popular cleric freed

 

Southeast Asia

Indonesia's Schools Left Unsafe as Funds Diverted

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Boko Haram attacks kill at least 23 in Nigeria's northeast

 20 Oct 2012

At least 23 people are killed and many injured in a new terrorist attack by the Islamist hard-line sect Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria

A wave of attacks by suspected Boko Haram Islamists in north-eastern Nigeria has killed at least 23 people and destroyed several buildings, a hospital official and residents said Saturday.

A nurse at the Potiskum general hospital spoke of 20 bodies being brought to the morgue, while residents said three bodies were buried by their families following explosions and shootings in the restive city on Thursday.

"We now have a total of 20 bodies brought in yesterday from the attacks of the previous night. Initially 11 bodies were brought and nine more were received later," a nurse who asked not to be named told AFP.

"Most of them have gunshot wounds but some had their throat slit. The bodies included that of a police sergeant and a prison warder," he said.

Residents said the toll could be higher as some relations had taken some bodies from the streets for burial.

"I participated in the burial of three residents who were killed in the attacks. I was at their separate burials yesterday. These are the ones I know. There could be several others," resident Hamisu Nababa told AFP.

Explosions and gunfire shook the northeastern city Thursday, with residents reporting that several schools and a government building were burnt.

A military source said some buildings had been destroyed by homemade bombs and a security checkpoint was attacked in the latest deadly incident to hit the city, a Boko Haram hotbed.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/9/56076/World/International/Boko-Haram-attacks-kill-at-least--in-Nigerias-nort.aspx

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Pakistan

 

Pak CJ: 'Religious fragmentation based on misinterpretation leads to extremism'

By Sunara Nizami

October 20, 2012

LAHORE: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said Saturday that religious fragmentation, without understanding the true spirit and philosophy of religions, has given rise to terrorism and extremism and is affecting global peace.

He was speaking at the “Peace through Law” International Conference in Lahore.

The chief justice said that Islam was undoubtedly a peaceful religion as were all other religions. It was the lack of understanding of the true spirit of the religions that was creating these differences.

“Islamic teachings are oriented towards achievement of peace, brotherhood and human welfare,” he said.

“I believe that like Islam, all major religions of the world carry the message of peace-making and peace-keeping,” he added.

“It is unfortunate that human kind has got fragmented into religious and ethnic sects and groups without understanding the true spirit and philosophy,” said Justice Chaudhry.

“These deep-rooted rifts have given rise to terrorism, bloodshed, extra-judicial killings, human rights violations and other evils that are perpetuating extremism and radicalism and affecting global peace,” he added.

He said that the best way to address these issues was “through bridging the gap amongst individuals and states by common understanding and sharing of knowledge about law, peace and religion and exploring the factors that can help in achieving the objective of global peace”.

“Restoration or maintenance of peace and harmony through adherence to rule of law is the increasingly acceptable mean for resolving conflicts and terrorism, be it at the international or domestic level,” he added.

‘Islam a religion of peace’

“It is a matter of importance undoubtedly that as far as our religion Islam is concerned, being a great religion, conveys the message of peace,” said the chief justice.

“There is no basis for violence of Islam.”

Quoting from the Quran, the chief justice said that the opening verse read ‘in the name of Allah, the most Merciful and the most beneficial’ which was repeated 140 times throughout the Holy Book.

He said this verse shows mercy and compassion to be dominant traits of Islam.

Moreover, he said, the Holy Book sets peace as the destination of Islam and quoted another verse from the Quran.

“Most verses of the Quran are directly or indirectly aim at propagating peace and abhorring oppression and violence,” he added.

Justice Chaudhry said that the conquest of Makkah under the leadership of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) is a great example of peace when Muslims, despite being in a dominant position, conquered the whole city without bloodshed or violence.

“Peaceful methods of settlement of dispute are preferred options of contemporary religion,” added the chief justice.

“In my view genuine peace between those who are in a state of conflict can only be brought about through peaceful settlement… such a settlement can be made acceptable to conflicting parties only when they are assured that the settlement is fair and will be enforced through the force of law,” he said.

The chief justice said that without the guarantee of law behind it, no settlement can last very long and without such settlements, peace cannot be established, and added that the reverse of this was also true: If the disputes can be settled legally, people have no need to start a conflict.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/454275/religious-fragmentation-based-on-misinterpretation-of-religion-leads-to-extremism/

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PPP leader moots common currency for India, Pakistan

Oct 20, 2012,

LAHORE: Over 1,200 items on the negative list regime for trade with India will be withdrawn in December and the time has come for the two countries to think of introducing a common currency to boost trade, ruling Pakistan People's Party leader Jehangir Badr has said.

"Precisely 1,209 items on the negative list of trade with India will be withdrawn by December," Badr said while addressing a Pakistan-India Media Conference at the Lahore Press Club yesterday.

The time has come for Pakistan and India to think of introducing a common currency for countering the pressure of the US dollar, British pound and Euro and to boost bilateral trade, he said.

Around 40 Indian journalists, who are in Pakistan for a three-day visit, attended the conference jointly arranged by the Lahore Press Club, Chandigarh Press Club and the Press Club of India in New Delhi.

Badr, who is part of a parliamentary-level peace dialogue between the two countries, mentioned how the PPP and its governments had been trying to improve relations with India.

Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira, who also addressed the gathering, said peace between India and Pakistan is very important and both countries were actively engaged at different levels in this regard.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business/Pak-leader-moots-common-currency-for-India-Pakistan/articleshow/16889426.cms

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Pak man shot dead after being acquitted of blasphemy

October 20, 2012

A Pakistani man who was acquitted of a blasphemy charge has been shot dead by two men in Punjab province, police officials said on Saturday.

Sajjad Hussain, a resident of Khan Muslim village in Gujranwala district, 80 km from Lahore, was gunned down on Friday. He had been arrested in February 2011 after Sath Sanaullah, a resident of his neighbourhood, accused him of committing blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed during a private conversation.

Hussain was booked under section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code, the harsh blasphemy law.

A district and sessions court acquitted him last month for lack of evidence.

On Friday, Hussain was at his shop when two armed men came and fired at him. He was killed instantly. The two gunmen later surrendered to police.

They were identified as Sheikh Zeeshan and Awais Ahmed, both residents Hussain's neighbourhood.

The men told police that they had killed a "blasphemer" and had no regrets over their action.

Hussain's family held a demonstration and demanded that the two men be punished.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Pakistan/Pak-man-shot-dead-after-being-acquitted-of-blasphemy/Article1-947643.aspx

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Second church attacked in Karachi in 10 days

By Rabia Ali

October 20, 2012

KARACHI: A second church was attacked in Karachi on Thursday within a space of 10 days as armed men barged into its premises during a blackout, vandalised it and fled with alms offerings.

Since the beginning of the year, at least six churches in the city have been attacked, looted, fired upon or set ablaze. These churches are located in Christian slums surrounded by various ethnic communities.

The latest church to fall victim to the growing intolerance was the Philadelphia Pentecostal Church of Pakistan, situated in a congested lane of Karachi’s Essa Nagri locality.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/454187/religious-intolerance-second-church-attacked-in-karachi-in-10-days/

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Targeted attack leaves one Ahmadi dead, three hurt

By Faraz Khan

October 20, 2012

KARACHI: In the fifth such incident within a couple of months, another Ahmadi family bore the brunt of growing religious intolerance as one of their members was shot dead while his father, brother and father-in-law were lucky to escape injured in a targeted attack in Baldia Town.

The family was heading home after prayers from a worship place near their house when four armed assailants on two motorcycles fired a volley of bullets at them near Dakkhana Chowrangi.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/454052/hate-violence-targeted-attack-leaves-one-ahmadi-dead-three-hurt/

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Four Pakistani pilgrims killed in Iraq bomb attack: officials

 20 Oct 2012

BAGHDAD: Gunmen blew up a bomb and opened fire at a bus packed with south Asian pilgrims, killing four men identified as Pakistani citizens, and wounding 11 others north of Baghdad, officials said on Friday.

The coordinated attacks took place late Thursday near the town of Balad. There was no immediate confirmation from the Pakistani embassy.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/10/19/four-pakistani-pilgrims-killed-in-iraq-bomb-attack-officials/

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Pakistan divided over how to deal with terrorist threat

 20 Oct 2012

LAHORE: Despite the outrage over the Taliban’s shooting of teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, Pakistan’s government has failed to gather enough support for a military operation against the extremists believed to be behind the attack, Voice of America reports.

The political divisions in the country over what to do with militants living within its borders remain as strong as ever despite the national shock over the attack, the report notes, adding that political leaders continue to squabble over what to do about the Taliban militants behind the attack.

Full report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012\10\20\story_20-10-2012_pg1_5

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‘Malala Moment’ May Have Passed in Pakistan, as Rage Over a Shooting Ebbs

By DECLAN WALSH

October 20, 2012

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — The smartly dressed Internet entrepreneur basked in the sun outside a McDonald’s, down the road from Pakistan’s military headquarters, considering the furor over Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who had taken on the Taliban only to be shot in the head.

“We have mixed feelings about Malala,” said the man, Raja Imran, 30, his eyes shaded by sunglasses, fiddling with a pack of Marlboros. “Was it the Americans who shot her or was it Al Qaeda? We don’t know. Some people think this is all an American publicity stunt to make their point against the Taliban.”

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/world/asia/pakistan-rage-at-girl-shooting-gives-way-to-skepticism.html?hp&gwh=8230C7D3F4E0D8AEE76CDA7EB4433DF3

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All faiths, political systems have their fanatics says Justice Jilani

October 20, 2012

LAHORE: Every faith and political system has its fanatics who resort to religion and ethnicity, Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jilani said on Friday.

Justice Jilani, a senior Supre Court judge, was addressing the inaugural session of the two-day International Conference on Peace Through Law organised by Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) here at a local hotel.

He said it was interesting that most of the actors in war against terror, including commanders and troops, come from civilian backgrounds.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/454097/conference-all-faiths-political-systems-have-their-fanatics-says-justice-jilani/

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'Pak SC order on ex-Generals may have implication for Prez'

Oct 20 2012

Islamabad : The Pakistan Supreme Court's ruling holding two former generals responsible for rigging the 1990 general election could change the course of the country's politics and affect President Asif Ali Zardari's ability to engage in active politics, the media said today.

The verdict handed down by a bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry in a 16-year-old case against the funding of politicians by intelligence agencies "may change the course of the country's political history" though it was unclear whether action would be taken against the general under civilian or military laws, the influential Dawn newspaper reported.

The verdict could also mark "the end of political activities in the presidency forever", the Dawn reported.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/pak-sc-order-on-exgenerals-may-have-implication-for-prez/1019719/

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SC decision vindicates PPP stance on 1990 polls: Kaira

 20 Oct 2012

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira said that the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Asghar Khan case had validated and vindicated PPP’s stance that elections were rigged in 1990.

Kaira said the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had always raised its voice against such wrongdoing and malpractices in the past.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/10/20/sc-decision-vindicates-ppp-stance-on-1990-polls-kaira/

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All outraged at attack on Malala but silent over Aafia: Fazl

 20 Oct 2012

PESHAWAR: Chief of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam – Fazl, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, on Saturday said that “while everyone was outraged over the attack on Malala Yousufzai, there was silence on the issue of Aafia Siddiqui”, DawnNews reported.

Speaking at a gathering in Peshawar, the JUI-F chief said: “The Taliban have made mistakes and we accept that…however, acts of violence, regardless of who is behind them, should be termed as such.”

Rehman alleged that the media and human rights groups were quiet on the issue of Aafia as “those who had shot at her were Americans”.

He moreover said that justice was not being served to the people of the country, adding that, if the youth wanted a change, it should first strive to eliminate corruption from society.

http://dawn.com/2012/10/20/all-outraged-at-attack-on-malala-but-remain-silent-over-aafia-fazl/

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Education scene: ‘Students turn to seminaries for free meal and boarding’

October 20, 2012

KARACHI: Enrolments at religious seminaries across Pakistan rose by 2.11 per cent in 2011 as compared to the previous year despite their frequent association with rising extremism in society.

Most children were drawn toward madressa education in the Balochistan province followed by the city of Bahawalpur in southern Punjab – the Seraiki region, where it is said actual Talibanisation is taking place.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/454070/education-scene-students-turn-to-seminaries-for-free-meal-and-boarding/

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India

 

Madrasa students in India may soon get formal primary education

Swatee Kher

 Oct 20 2012

Mumbai: The state government has decided to take formal primary education to madrasas. In a move that could benefit hundreds of students, it has proposed to pay salaries if the Islamic religious schools decide to appoint teachers specifically for the purpose.

Each madrasa will receive Rs 80,000 per primary teacher and also get to choose the subjects to be taught. The teachers will be trained every two years. For teaching formal curriculum subjects such as science, mathematics, language and social studies, the recruits would get enhanced pay.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/madrasa-students-may-soon-get-formal-primary-education/1019469/

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Bangladesh to fete 1971 war hero, the then defence Minister Jagjivan Ram

Oct 20, 2012

NEW DELHI: Forty years after the war of liberation, Bangladesh would honour then defence Minister Jagjivan Ram for his contribution to the cause.

Ram, defence minister during the 1971 war, would receive “Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War" award at a function in Dhaka that would be attended by Bangladeshi President and Prime Minister on Saturday.

The former defence minister, who oversaw the liberation war, met Bangladeshi hero and PM Bangabandhu Mujibur Rehman when he visited Dhaka in 1975.

Ram's daughter and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is away in a conference, and the award would be received by her son Anshul Avijit.

The list of heroes to be honoured includes Gen J S Aurora, Jyoti Basu, poet Kaifi Azmi among others.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Bangladesh-to-fete-1971-war-hero-Jagjivan-Ram/articleshow/16884307.cms

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India seeks to liberalize visa pact with Bangladesh

Oct 20, 2012

NEW DELHI: After signing liberalized visa agreement with Pakistan, India now looks to ease its visa regime with Bangladesh to facilitate people-to-people contact and easier movement of citizens on both sides for business and tourism.

The bid to further ease visa regime got a push during the home secretary-level talks between the two countries in Dhaka on October 16 and 17 when both the countries agreed to hold an exclusive meeting to work out procedures and modalities at the earliest.

 Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-seeks-to-liberalize-visa-pact-with-Bangladesh/articleshow/16884316.cms

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Delhi HC orders demolition of Subhash Park ‘mosque’

By Sana Shakil

 20 Oct 2012

THE DELHI High Court on Friday ordered immediate demolition of the illegal structure erected at Subhash Park so as to expedite the process of ascertaining the existence of the 17th century Akbarabadi mosque in the area.

A three- judge bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul rejected the Delhi Police’s plea seeking postponement of the demolition.

Full report at: Mail Today

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No medical help at hand for ‘poisoned’ villagers on India- Pakistan border

By Vikas Kahol

 20 Oct 2012

THEY were dealt a harsh blow by fate that left them either completely blind or with a severely diminished vision, all thanks to groundwater allegedly contaminated by industrial waste.

But that’s still not the end of woes for residents of about a dozen villages in Punjab, located on the India- Pakistan border, who have been left to their own devices without any promise of medical care by an apathetic administration.

Full report at: Mail Today

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Pakistan based banned terror group LeT claims Kashmir hotel attack

Oct 20, 2012

SRINAGAR: Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has claimed responsibility for an attack outside a popular hotel in Indian Kashmir that killed a bellboy, media reports said Saturday.

The banned outfit said four of its attackers "lobbed grenades and opened fire" at an Indian army convoy as it passed through the highway where the Silver Star hotel is located, the Urdu language Kashmir Uzma newspaper said.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Pakistan-based-banned-terror-group-LeT-claims-Kashmir-hotel-attack/articleshow/16889827.cms

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Mumbai architect in Pak jail to be released on Oct 25

Oct 20, 2012

AMRITSAR: Bhavesh Kantilal Parmar, a Mumbai resident, at present lodged in Kot Lakhpat jail, Pakistan would be released on October 25, informed Parmar's counsel Awais Sheikh while talking to TOI over phone from Lahore on Friday.

Sheikh is also counsel for another Indian on death row Sarabjit Singh.

"The court has issued the orders and the same will be made available on Saturday," said Sheikh. He said, he would accompany Sheikh to India. Parmar, an architect, had spent nearly 7 years in Pak jail. Sheikh said Bhavesh was not sure how he reached Pakistan."

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Mumbai-architect-in-Pak-jail-to-be-released-on-Oct-25/articleshow/16886092.cms

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Police arrested Irfan from Thane, told me to keep quiet: father

AMRUTA BYATNAL

 20 Oct 2012

The story has been cooked up to create doubt in the minds of people, says Delhi Police Special Commissioner

Mustafa Landge is a man with no answers. The questions, though, haven’t stopped since the day the Special Cell of the Delhi Police picked up his son Irfan in connection with the Pune blasts of August 1.

While the Special Cell announced on October 17 that they had arrested Irfan from Jaipur on October 10, Mr. Landge has alleged that he was picked up from Thane on October 5. The police have claimed that Irfan (30) along with three others arrested previously, is a part of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) module and conspired along with IM head Yasin Bhatkal to plan the Pune blasts.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/police-arrested-irfan-from-thane-told-me-to-keep-quiet-father/article4013884.ece

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Kandahar convict acquitted in passport case

 20 Oct 2012

A magistrate’s court on Friday acquitted Abdul Latif, convicted for life in the Kandahar case in 2008, and 18 others of charges of obtaining passport for the hijackers.

The case under the Passport Act dates back to 2000 when a first information report was lodged against Latif and other accused, including some passport officers and agents. The arrests began on January 1, 2000.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kandahar-convict-acquitted-in-passport-case/article4013996.ece

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Jundal not required for further interrogation: NIA tells court

October 20, 2012

The custodial interrogation of Abu Jundal, a 26/11 key handler and LeT terrorist, has been completed, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) told a Delhi court on Saturday.

The NIA stated this before special CBI judge Talwant Singh when Jundal was produced before the court after

expiry of NIA's remand which was granted on October 8.

The court sent Jundal to judicial custody till November 3 accepting the NIA's submission that he was not required for further custodial interrogation.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Jundal-not-required-for-further-interrogation-NIA-tells-court/Article1-947656.aspx

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Pakistan violates ceasefire, firing at several Indian posts

Oct 20, 2012

JAMMU: In seventh ceasefire violation this month, Pakistani troops fired at several Indian posts along the border in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Pakistan troops have fired with small arms, light and medium weapons on several Indian posts along Indo-Pak border in Krishnagati sub-sector along Line of Control ( LoC) of Poonch district from 2230 hours last night," PRO defence, Col RK Palta told PTI.

"They have also violated the ceasefire," he said. They opened fire on Indian posts of Kripan, Kranti and Battal along Line of Control (LoC) from 2230 hours till 2330 hours last night, Palta said.

"The firing of small arms, light and medium weaponry continued for one hour," he said. There was retaliation from the Indian side as they observed calm, he said.

There was no loss of life or damage to property in the firing, he said.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Pakistan-violates-ceasefire-firing-at-several-Indian-posts/articleshow/16891362.cms

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North America

 

Anwar al-Awlaki: A Biker, a Blonde, a Jihadist and Piles of C.I.A. Cash

By SCOTT SHANE

 20 Oct 2012

WASHINGTON — The man with the wire-rim glasses and bushy beard, speaking calmly in American-accented English, is familiar from dozens of Web videos urging violent jihad against the United States.

But in one astonishing clip, recorded more than a year before the man, Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed by a C.I.A. drone strike in Yemen, the American-born cleric had a very different mission: to propose marriage to a third wife.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/world/middleeast/danes-wild-tale-of-ruse-to-find-anwar-al-awlaki.html?ref=world

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US wants India to sway Iran join nuclear talks

Indrani Bagchi

 Oct 19, 2012

NEW DELHI: The US wants India to persuade Iran to return to the negotiating table on its nuclear programme, the first time it has openly asked New Delhi to intercede with Tehran.

Speaking to TOI ahead of his meetings with National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon and foreign secretary Ranjan Mathai in the US-India strategic security dialogue here, deputy secretary in the US State Department, William Burns, said, "We feel a great sense of urgency, an urgency widely shared in the international community. There is a great deal at stake here, given Iran's failure thus far to comply with its international obligations — the danger of increased tension, nuclear arms race in a region that already has more than its share of instability and which plays a very important role in the health of the global economy." He said the US hopes India would reinforce this message to the Iranian leadership.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/US-wants-India-to-sway-Iran-join-nuclear-talks/articleshow/16881761.cms

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Al-Qaida not behind attack on the US consulate in Benghazi: Report

 Oct 20, 2012

WASHINGTON: US intelligence agencies have found no evidence that last month's deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was ordered by Al-Qaeda, The Los Angeles Times reported late Friday.

Citing unnamed US officials and witnesses, the newspaper said the attack, which killed ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, was "carried out following a minimum amount of planning."

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Al-Qaida-not-behind-attack-on-the-US-consulate-in-Benghazi-Report/articleshow/16887543.cms

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US Muslim vote: 'Mild' enthusiasm for Obama

Sam Bollier

 20 Oct 2012

Arlington, Virginia - For the next two weeks until Election Day, pundits will speculate about Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's varying abilities to woo the elderly vote, the military vote, the Hispanic vote, the Jewish vote, the woman vote, the black vote, the white vote, the student vote, the small business owner vote and a slew of others.

One of the less sought-after "votes" this election? American Muslims.

True, the United States' 2.6 million Muslims make up only about one per cent of the population, as compared to demographic groups more often pursued by politicians, such as veterans (7 per cent), Hispanics (16.7 per cent) and elderly voters (13 per cent).

 Full report at:

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/10/20121019145241316358.html

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Mideast Asia

 

Turkish Retaliatory Fire Has Killed 12 Syrian Soldiers: Report

October 20, 2012

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's military has fired on Syria 87 times, killing 12 Syrian soldiers and destroying several tanks in retaliation for Syrian shells and mortars landing on Turkish territory, a Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday.

Turkey has been carrying out a series of retaliatory strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's forces fighting rebels along the border since Syrian shelling killed five Turkish civilians in a Turkish frontier town at the start of October.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/10/20/world/europe/20reuters-syria-crisis-

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As Bombs Fall, Turkey Backs Call for Cease-Fire in Syria

By HWAIDA SAAD and ALAN COWELL

October 20, 2012

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Turkey, a major regional player in the Syrian crisis, threw its diplomatic weight on Friday behind a call for a cease-fire “at least” through a three-day Islamic holiday beginning next week.

The appeal by Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu of Turkey came as the international envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, prepared to visit Damascus, the Syrian capital, news reports said, to press his earlier entreaties for the guns to fall silent on both sides during the Id al-Adha holiday starting Thursday.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/world/middleeast/syria.html?ref=world&gwh=0AE5D2F2CB8C36449143062B2F40239F

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Hamas Finds Itself Aligned With Israel Over Extremist Groups

By FARES AKRAM and ISABEL KERSHNER

October 20, 2012

GAZA — Hamas, the Islamic group that governs Gaza and was once considered one of the most extreme Palestinian movements itself, is working to suppress the more radical Islamic militant groups that have emerged here, according to militants, putting Hamas in the unusual position of sharing an interest with Israel.

The jihadist extremists, known as Salafists and inspired by the ideology of Al Qaeda, are challenging Hamas’s informal and fragile cease-fire with Israel.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/world/middleeast/hamas-works-to-suppress-militant-groups-in-gaza.html?ref=world&gwh=DABE898EBA0AA7288CC16950DBE9D791

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Qaeda leader killed in Yemen drone strike: tribal chief

 20 Oct 2012

A top member of Al-Qaeda network in Yemen has died of wounds suffered in a drone strike carried out earlier this month in the eastern province of Shabwa, a tribal chief said on Saturday.

Adel al-Abab, also known as Abu al-Zubair, and who was said to have been the sharia (Islamic law) chief in the Al-Qaeda Yemen branch, died hours after he was targeted by a drone in the village of Saeed in Shabwa, the tribal chief said.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/56078/World/Region/Qaeda-leader-killed-in-Yemen-drone-strike-tribal-c.aspx

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Iran mosque suicide bomb kills two Basij: reports

19 Oct 2012

Two state militiamen are killed and five others wounded in attack in the Islamic Republic's restive southeast

A suicide bomb outside a Shia mosque in Iran killed two Basij militiamen and wounded five people, in an area that has been the target of deadly attacks by Sunni rebels in recent years, media reported.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/56012/World/Region/Iran-mosque-suicide-bomb-kills-two-Basij-reports.aspx

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Palestinians hold local elections in West Bank

Mohammed Daraghmeh

October 20 2012

Palestinians voted for mayors and local councils in 93 communities across the West Bank on Saturday, their first chance to cast ballots in six years.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah party hope the election will revive flagging popular support in an ostensibly fail-proof environment, with Fatah rival Hamas boycotting the West Bank vote. Hamas also blocked elections in Gaza, the territory it seized from Abbas in 2007.

Full report at:

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/10/20/palestinians-hold-local-elections-west-bank.html

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Palestinian push for UN upgrade likely to succeed -Jeremic

October 20, 2012

UNITED NATIONS: The push by the Palestinians for upgraded status at the United Nations is likely to succeed, the president of the UN General Assembly said on Friday, while warning the United States against cutting UN funding over the issue.

In his first major interview since winning a divisive campaign for the largely ceremonial UN post in June, former Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic also said he was seeking to improve coordination between the world body and the Group of 20 bloc of key developed and developing nations.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/454268/palestinian-push-for-un-upgrade-likely-to-succeed-jeremic/

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Iran condemns Lebanon bombing, blames Israel

October 20, 2012

TEHRAN: Iran on Saturday condemned a car bombing in Beirut that killed eight people, including a top Lebanese security official, blaming it on arch foe Israel.

Tehran condemned “the terrorist blast which was carried out by those who aim to create division between different Lebanese groups that never serves the interests of Lebanon,” spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said in a statement on the foreign ministry website.

“Undoubtedly, the main enemy of the Lebanese people and the region is the Zionist regime which benefits from instability and lack of security in the region,” he added.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/454262/iran-condemns-lebanon-bombing-blames-israel/

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Israeli vessels take control of Gaza boat

 20 Oct 2012

Israeli naval vessels thwarted the advance of a pro-Palestinian boat attempting to reach Gaza on Saturday in defiance of Israel’s blockade of the territory, the military said.

The ships diverted the Estelle to the nearby port of Ashdod after passengers refused to steer the vessel off its course, the military said in a statement. The some 30 passengers on board did not offer resistance.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/israeli-vessels-take-control-of-gaza-boat/article4016514.ece

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South Asia

 

Six Afghan policemen food poisoned then shot dead: Officials

 Oct 20, 2012

KANDAHAR: Six Afghan policemen were shot dead after being poisoned by colleagues in southern Afghanistan, officials said today.

The shooting, which is the latest in a series by Afghan security personnel targeting their local and foreign colleagues, occurred in Gereshk district of volatile Helmand province on Thursday.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Six-Afghan-policemen-food-poisoned-then-shot-dead-Officials/articleshow/16889696.cms

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Bangladesh probing background of NY terror suspect

 20 Oct 2012

DHAKA: Bangladeshi police said they were investigating whether a Bangladeshi man charged with trying to blow up the Federal Reserve building in New York had connections with radical groups in Bangladesh.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police official Monirul Islam said detectives would visit North South University in Dhaka on Saturday where Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis studied before going to the United States. They would interview teachers, classmates and school officials.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/10/20/bangladesh-probing-background-of-ny-terror-suspect/

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NATO chief calls for free elections in Afghanistan

October 19, 2012

MAZAR-E-SHARIF: Nato’s chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen urged the Afghan government on Friday to strive for free, fair and transparent elections in the 2014 presidential poll, saying they marked a critical juncture in the country’s quest for peace.

His words came a day after President Hamid Karzai suggested foreign members be removed from the election watchdog, in a step that could be seen as bolstering his grip on power.

“I think it is essential for building trust and confidence between the Afghan people and the Afghan government that the presidential elections take place in a manner that is free, fair and transparent,” Rasmussen said in an interview with Reuters on the airstrip at Camp Marmal, a sprawling military base near Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/453856/nato-chief-calls-for-free-elections-in-afghanistan/

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Judge Denies Hearing Request From 3 Afghanistan Detainees

By CHARLIE SAVAGE

October 20, 2012

WASHINGTON — A judge on Friday rejected a request for hearings from three men imprisoned by the United States military for nearly a decade in Afghanistan without trials. The judge ruled that new information was not sufficient to undermine a previous appeals court ruling against them.

The ruling by Judge John D. Bates was a victory for the Obama administration and a blow to efforts to extend to detainees at the Parwan detention complex at Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, the same habeas corpus rights that the Supreme Court has granted to similar prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/us/judge-denies-hearing-request-from-3-afghanistan-detainees.html?ref=asia&gwh=FE8F66BC79EFBD18CDC5C717DCE15048

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Arab World

 

Gunmen kill 3 police, 1 prison official in Iraq

October 20, 2012              

BAGHDAD: Gunmen killed three policemen and a prison official in attacks on Saturday and overnight in Baghdad, Iraqi authorities said.

The first attack took place early in the morning when gunmen opened fire on a police patrol in the Shiite Muslim neighborhood of al-Shaab, killing two policemen and wounding another, police said.

In downtown Karradah, gunmen on Friday night attacked the house of a police lieutenant colonel who worked with the State Identity Directorate, killing him, police said.

Full report at:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Oct-20/192138-gunmen-kill-3-police-1-prison-official-in-iraq.ashx#ixzz29qK1UOvh

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Syrians Place Booby-Trapped Ammunition in Rebels’ Guns

By C. J. CHIVERS

October 20, 2012

DEIR SONBUL, Syria — The government of Syria, trying to contain a rapidly expanding insurgency, has resorted to one of the dirty tricks of the modern battlefield: salting ammunition supplies of antigovernment fighters with ordnance that explodes inside rebels’ weapons, often wounding and sometimes killing the fighters while destroying many of their hard-found arms.

The practice, which rebels said started in Syria early this year, is another element of the government’s struggle to combat the opposition as Syria’s military finds itself challenged across a country where it was not long ago an uncontested force. The government controls the skies, and with aircraft and artillery batteries it has pounded many rebel strongholds throughout this year. But the rebels continue to resist, mostly with small arms.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/world/middleeast/syrian-government-booby-traps-

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'I promise to back Morsi if he works for the poor,' says Nasserist

 20 Oct 2012

Nasserist Hamdeen Sabbahi calls for a constitution that represents all Egyptians; praises Tahrir protests as part of Egypt's 'unfinished revolution'

Nasserist Hamdeen Sabbahi has vowed, during a press conference for his Popular Egyptian Current on Friday in Damietta, to back President Mohamed Morsi if he proves that he is working for poor, adding that he refuses any form of "Brotherhoodisation" of the state.

Sabbahi, who came third in post-revolution presidential elections, has consistently voiced — along with other liberal and leftist forces — opposition to perceived Islamist hegemony over political life in Egypt.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/1/56046/Egypt/I-promise-to-back-Morsi-if-he-works-for-the-poor,-.aspx

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Lebanon cabinet to meet in emergency over blast

October 20, 2012

Lebanese ministers will hold an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday, a day after a deadly car bomb attack in Beirut linked to the conflict in neighbouring Syria, a spokesman said.

The meeting is scheduled to get underway at 10.00 am (0700 GMT), said a spokesman for Prime Minister Najib Mikati.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/RestOfAsia/Lebanon-cabinet-to-meet-in-emergency-over-blast/Article1-947556.aspx

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Assad accused as Beirut bomb kills security official

 20 Oct 2012

BEIRUT: A car bomb blast in Beirut on Friday killed eight people including a top security official linked to the anti-Damascus camp in Lebanon, prompting opposition calls for the government to resign.

The rush-hour bombing in the predominantly Christian district of Ashrafieh also left 86 people wounded, Information Minister Walid Daouk said.

Two Lebanese political leaders have already blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the attack, which has drawn international condemnation.

And the country’s key opposition groups, after an emergency meeting Friday, called on the government to step down.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/10/20/assad-accused-as-beirut-bomb-kills-security-official/

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Blast in Beirut Is Seen as an Extension of Syria’s War

By ANNE BARNARD

October 20, 2012

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A powerful bomb devastated a Christian neighborhood of this capital city of Lebanon on Friday, killing an intelligence official long viewed as an enemy by neighboring Syria and unnerving a nation as Syria’s sectarian-fueled civil war spills beyond its borders and threatens to engulf the region.

The blast, which sheared the faces off buildings, killed at least eight people, wounded 80 and transformed a quiet tree-lined street into a scene reminiscent of Lebanon’s long civil war, threatened to worsen sectarian tensions. By nightfall, black smoke from burning tires ignited by angry men choked the streets of a few neighborhoods in the city, which has struggled to preserve a peace between its many sects, including Sunni, Shiite, Christian and Druse.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/world/middleeast/bomb-blast-in-beirut-lebanon.html?ref=world

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Murder of Al-Hassan has links to the crisis in Syria: PM Mikati

Friday, 19 October 2012

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Saturday that the deadly car bombing in Beirut that killed General Wissam al-Hassan was linked to the intelligence chief's recent case, in which he exposed an alleged plot by Syria to sow chaos in Lebanon.

Under Hassan, the ISF played a central role in the August arrest of Lebanon’s former information minister Michel Samaha, who has close links to Damascus. He was charged with planning attacks to spark sectarian strife in Lebanon.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/10/19/244748.html

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Muslim Brotherhood party elects new leader: Egypt

Oct 19, 2012

CAIRO: The powerful Muslim Brotherhood's political party has elected a former speaker of parliament as its new leader, replacing Mohammed Morsi who resigned from the post after being elected Egypt's president in June.

The Freedom and Justice party's election committee says Saad el-Katatny beat out the deputy leader Essam el-Erian in Friday's vote, 581 to 283.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Muslim-Brotherhood-party-elects-new-leader-Egypt/articleshow/16881174.cms

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Syrian Forces’ Improvised Arms: Desperate Measures, or Deliberate Aid?

By C. J. CHIVERS

 20 Oct 2012

As the war in Syria escalated this year, fighters opposed to President Bashar al-Assad reached for arms from many sources, including weapons manufactured by their own hands: Molotov cocktails, roadside bombs and locally made mortars and rockets. These are the familiar tools of modern insurgencies -- weapons of choice or necessity for fighters who begin conflicts with limited means.

But a more surprising phenomenon is also present on Syria's battlefields: pro-government forces are using makeshift weapons, too.

Full report at:

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/syrian-forces-improvised-arms-desperate-

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Shop owners deeply affected by shisha ban

20 October 2012

Coffee shop owners and investors have expressed widespread resentment since the implementation of the shisha ban was put into effect and which has since limited café owners to serving tea, refreshments and snacks.

The Ministry of Interior issued the ban following a royal decree that had previously been ordered on this front.

The Mayoralty of Jeddah has since taken on the task of ensuring that shops inside the city comply with the ban and that shisha only be smoked outside city parameters in non-residential areas.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/shop-owners-deeply-affected-shisha-ban

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Makkah historical mosques enjoy great respect of Muslims

 October 2012

Makkah: Makkah and the surrounding holy places are home of historical mosques that have played great roles in the history of Islam as some of them have witnessed historical events. Some of them also still carry the old shapes of construction, others enjoyed rehabilitation during different times of history.

Al-Taneem, located some seven kilometers from the Grand Mosque in Makkah is where the mother of Muslims, Aiyesha bint Abi Bakr, wife of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), started Umrah (minor Haj) in the year 29 H. and where pilgrims coming to Makkah who missed a Miqat (where to dress (Ihram — Haj white cloth-) could make a new start for Haj or Umrah. With a total area of 84000 sq.m. and a cost of SR100 million, it was rehabilitated in the era of late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/saudi-arabia/makkah-historical-mosques-enjoy-great-respect-muslims

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Europe

 

U.N. and Arab League envoy begins delicate mission in Syria

ATUL ANEJA

 20 Oct 2012

Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N. and Arab League envoy on Syria, has arrived in Damascus to push for truce, the fate of which will depend not only on the government of President Bashar al-Assad but also on key regional players including Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

There was some hope that Mr. Brahimi may manage to bring about a pause in fighting as Iran seems to be actively backing his plan for truce during the coming Id-al-Adah religious holidays.

In Tehran, Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Friday that Tehran saw “an immediate ceasefire in Syria as a significant step in helping [the restoration of] peace for the Syrian people”.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/brahimi-begins-delicate-mission-in-syria/article4013698.ece

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EU 'regrets' Israeli settlement plan

October 20, 2012

BRUSSELS: The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Thursday criticised Israel’s plan to build hundreds of homes in annexed east Jerusalem and called for it to hold fresh talks with the Palestinians.

Catherine Ashton “deeply regrets” the Israeli interior ministry decision to back the expansion of the Gilo settlement by 797 units, said a statement from her office.

“Settlements are illegal under international law and threaten to make a two-state solution impossible,” said the statement, which repeated the EU’s call for an end to settlements, both in the West Bank and in east Jerusalem.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/454267/eu-regrets-israeli-settlement-plan/

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Germany: 10 Somali Pirates Convicted

By CHRIS COTTRELL

October 20, 2012

A court convicted 10 Somali men of piracy on Friday in what was said to be the first trial of pirates in Germany in centuries. Judges in the northern city of Hamburg gave the men sentences ranging from two to seven years in prison for the April 2010 hijacking of a German-flagged container ship, the Taipan, and for trying to hold the vessel’s crew for ransom. Hours after the men seized the Taipan, Dutch forces retook the ship and captured the pirates, who were extradited to Germany. Pirate attacks off the Horn of Africa have declined this year in the face of aggressive patrols by international forces.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/world/europe/germany-10-somali-pirates-convicted.html?ref=europe&gwh=1FF7F80F87EC36D75504EA76D23EF930

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Africa

 

'Al-Qaeda' gunmen kill two Algerian soldiers: reports

20 Oct 2012

Al-Qaeda-linked militants kill two Algerian soldiers in an ambush near the city of Boumerdes

Militants linked to Al-Qaeda have killed two Algerian soldiers in the east of the country, several newspapers reported on Saturday.

The soldiers were travelling to their barracks on Thursday in civilian clothing and on a public bus which was ambushed near the city of Boumerdes, some 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of the capital Algiers, media reports said.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/56061/World/Region/AlQaeda-gunmen-kill-two-Algerian-soldiers-reports.aspx

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Gaddafi's killers should be tried: Family lawyer

Oct 19, 2012

JERUSALEM: The Israeli attorney for the daughter of Muammar Gaddafi says those responsible for the longtime leader's killing a year ago should be brought to justice.

The lawyer, Nick Kaufman, was hired last year by the late dictator's daughter, Aisha. Kaufman has represented other controversial figures in the past on the grounds that everybody deserves a fair trial.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Gaddafis-killers-should-be-tried-Family-lawyer/articleshow/16883118.cms

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New Fighting in Sudan's Darfur Region, Several Killed

October 20, 2012

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Rebels in Sudan's western Darfur region have launched an attack on government forces, killing several people, state news agency SUNA said.

Darfur has been plagued by violence since mainly non-Arab tribes took up arms in 2003, complaining the central government in Khartoum had neglected the remote western territory.

While violence is down from its peak in 2003 and 2004, law and order have collapsed in parts of the vast territory and banditry, tribal fighting and clashes between rebels and government forces have continued.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/10/20/world/africa/20reuters-sudan-

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Muslim protesters fight police in Tanzania, popular cleric freed

Oct 20, 2012

STONE TOWN/DAR ES SALAAM: Muslim protesters clashed with police in Tanzania's commercial capital and on the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar on Friday, raising religious tensions in the east African country.

In Dar es Salaam, protests against the arrest of a hardline Muslim cleric turned violent, while in Zanzibar, supporters of an Islamist separatist group have repeatedly fought police over the disappearance of their spiritual leader, who was then released after nearly four days in captivity.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/Muslim-protesters-fight-police-in-Tanzania-popular-cleric-freed/articleshow/16886714.cms

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Southeast Asia

 

Indonesia's Schools Left Unsafe as Funds Diverted

October 19, 2012

Serang, Banten. “We used to cram 45 to 50 students into each classroom here,” says Komarudin, principal of Kasunyatun State Elementary School in the town of Serang.

“But now because three of our rooms can’t be used, we have to stagger the classes so that some students come in the morning and the others in the afternoon.”

The schoolhouse, like many in small towns across the country, has just seven rooms — one for each grade from first to sixth, and a teachers’ room.

Full report at:

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/education/indonesias-schools-left-unsafe-as-funds-diverted/551065

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