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Islamic World News ( 18 Nov 2012, NewAgeIslam.Com)

Female Suicide Bomber Targets Former Chief of Jamat-E-Islami

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pakistan

Female Suicide Bomber Targets Former Chief of Jamat-E-Islami

Police training in Pakistan: Courses containing rights of women, children soon

Sale of mobile SIMs banned in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Bilawal debut in electoral politics set for December 27?

Former JI chief Qazi Hussain escapes suicide attack in Mohmand

Two killed in blast: Sectarian attack unnerves Karachi

Zardari becomes first elected president to address Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa assembly

'70% crimes will end if political parties' militant wing members arrested': Nawaz Sharif

Promoting Pakistan: PM Ashraf to open D-8 trade exhibition today

Balochistan case verdict: SC refuses to entertain govt’s review petition

 

Europe

‘Hate cleric’ Abu Qatada to sue UK govt for £10 mn

HRW: Protester killings a test for President Morsi

EU concerned about Gaza death toll

UNHCR announces package for repatriation of Afghani refugees from Pakistan

Turkey Will Ask NATO for Patriot Missiles

Soyuz with crew of three lands in Kazakhstan

Human rights violation: Soldier’s hanging jeopardises EU trade concessions

Ban Ki-moon calls for Gaza truce

 

Southeast Asia

East Java Islamic School Head Arrested in Terrorism Sweep

Indonesian Muslim Body Celebrates 100 Years, Stays True to Moderate Roots

Indonesian Islamic Parties at Crucial Crossroads

Using Technology to Preserve Indonesia’s Literary History

 

North America

'No excuse for violence' in W Myanmar: Obama

Praise and pressure as Obama begins historic Myanmar visit

Hillary Clinton asks world leaders to help reduce tensions in Gaza

 

India

Capital hosts first Indian Jewish wedding in 50 yrs

Salman Khurshid closely following developments in Savita death case

India, Pak ex-soldiers plan tee party for peace

J-K leaders, separatists call for Faktoo’s release

Muslim bodies gear up to take on SP govt over Faizabad riots

Devotees from AP book full train to participate in Ijtema

NTPC to start training programme for J&K youth next week

Exploring ‘madness of Partition’ through Toba Tek Singh

 

Mideast Asia

Turkey: Israel Carrying Out 'Terrorist Acts' in Gaza

Gaza death toll hits 87 as truce efforts intensify

An Outgunned Hamas Tries to Tap Islamists’ Growing Clout

Israel facing 'millions' of cyber attacks over Gaza

Israel will send Gaza back to Middle Ages

No truce without end to all Gaza fire: Lieberman

Brigades That Fire on Israel Are Showing a New Discipline

Israeli Iron Dome Stops a Rocket With a Rocket

West Bank mosque damaged by fire; locals blame settlers

Yemen's Hadi says committed to transition deal

 

Arab World

Egypt's Salafists launch business association to promote "ethical dealings"

Syria Says Foreign Support for Rebels Aids Terrorism

Kuwait detains Twitter users for insulting Emir

Syria Opposition to Make Cairo Its HQ

Syria crisis: Refugee children 'face winter risks'

50 political groups to commemorate Mohamed Mahmoud clashes

 

Africa

Christian, Muslim Communal riots flare up in Nigeria, 4 killed

Top al Qaeda leader killed in Algeria

Culture shock awaits Somali returnees from Britain in homeland

Nigeria's Boko Haram battle: Army rejects 'killing' video

Minibus 'hit by grenade' in Kenya's capital Nairobi

 

South Asia

No apology for 1971 war crimes, Hasina opts out of Pak summit

12 Taliban peace brokers may be taken off UN list

UNICEF’s role in providing education, health care to Afghan children

Karzai Orders Takeover of Afghan Prison

Karzai accuses US of breaching prison pact

Protesting that “disturbs public” against constitution: Maldivian A G

Man in Maldives sentenced to 110 years in prison arrested over alcohol case

80 Jamaat-Shibir men held in Dhaka, Ctg, Rajshahi

Bangladesh Govt to set up Arabic university, film institute

Freewheeling Afghan City Fearful of U.S. Pullout

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Pakistan

 

Female suicide bomber targets former chief of Jamat-e-Islami

November 19, 2012

Peshawar: In a bid to blow up a top politician, a female suicide bomber on Monday detonated the explosives tied to her body near the convoy of the targeted leader in Mohmand district of Pakistan.

Qazi Hussain Ahmad, the former chief of Jamat-e-Islami, escaped unhurt but three of his aides were wounded in the suicide attack.

A government official said that the lady bomber was draped in a burqa, with explosives on her body.

Though, so far no group has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

However, it is being suspected that Pakistani Taliban may be behind the assassination bid, as the targeted leader had been recently criticized by the militant outfit’s chief Hakimullah Mehsud in an audio message.

Pakistani Taliban had slammed Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan and Qazi Hussain Ahmad for supporting Pakistan's U.S.-allied rulers.

http://zeenews.india.com/news/south-asia/female-suicide-bomber-targets-top-pakistani-politician_811637.html

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Police training in Pakistan: Courses containing rights of women, children soon

19 November 2012

KARACHI: A two-member delegation of German Federal Foreign Ministry called on Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Fayaz Ahmed Laghari at Central Police Office here on Sunday and gave him a briefing on progress of the Gender Response Project.

Sindh police had launched the project with assistance of German government to impart training to the police officials for protecting women and children. The first phase of the project on gender discrimination was already underway while the second would be completed by December 2014.

The delegation informed Laghari that under the project, the courses containing rights of women and children would be incorporated in syllabus of police trainings, besides framing Gender Strategy Policy for posting of women police officials and personnel on equal basis as Station House Officers and assigning other important responsibilities.

Moreover, establishing Model Police Stations with women police officers and community people for combating crimes against women and children is also an important project of the programme. Through this project, the educated women would be encouraged to join the police.

On the occasion, the IGP constituted a committee, headed by the additional IG Research and Development to submit recommendations for establishing Model Police Stations, launching advanced courses on investigation and upgrading the training modules.

Additional IG Research Development & Inspection Muhammad Rafique, DIG Headquarters Sindh Capt Tahir Naveed, DIG/Principal Police Training College, Saeedabad Commander Shaukat Ali, AIG Forensic Division Sindh Muneer Shaikh and DIG Operations Sindh Naeem Shaikh were also present at the meeting.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012\11\19\story_19-11-2012_pg12_9

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Sale of mobile SIMs banned in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

19 Nov, 2012

PESHAWAR: Acting on the directives of the Federal Interior Ministry, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) on Monday banned the sale of all private cellphone company’s Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, DawnNews reported.

The ban encompasses the sale of mobile phone SIMs at all company and franchise outlets.

The decision to enforce the ban in the province was taken in view of the  prevalent use of illegal SIMs in most terrorist activities in the province.

http://dawn.com/2012/11/19/sale-of-mobile-sims-banned-in-khyber-pakhtunkhwa/

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Bilawal debut in electoral politics set for December 27?

Nov 19, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's ruling PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is expected to make his debut in electoral politics and the party's public outreach campaign from Larkana in Sindh province on his mother Benazir Bhutto's death anniversary on December 27.

Following this, 24-year-old Bilawal will tour several districts across Pakistan with the party's central leadership in January and hold meetings with PPP leaders and workers, the Urdu daily Express reported on Sunday.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Bilawal-Bhutto-Zardari-debut-in-electoral-politics-set-for-December-27/articleshow/17273742.cms

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Former JI chief Qazi Hussain escapes suicide attack in Mohmand

19 Nov, 2012

PESHAWAR: The former chief of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), Pakistan’s largest religio-political party, narrowly escaped a bomb attack on Monday as a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives near his convoy in northwest Mohmand tribal agency.

Shamsur Rehman Khan says Qazi Husain Ahmad, the former JI chief, escaped unhurt from the attack.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/11/19/qazi-hussain-escapes-bomb-attack-in-mohmand-tribal-region/

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Two killed in blast near Imambargah: Sectarian attack unnerves Karachi

19 Nov, 2012

KARACHI: Already tormented by terrorist and sectarian killings for more than a month, Karachi had another terrifying experience on Sunday evening when a bomb went off near an Imambargah in Abbas Town locality of Gulshan-i-Iqbal. At least two people were killed and over a dozen others injured.

Despite extensive security measures taken in the city to avert incidents of terrorism, the assailant succeeded to park an explosives-laden motorcycle near the Imambargah where a Muharram Majlis was to be held. The bomb, police said, was detonated by a remote-control device.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/11/19/two-killed-12-injured-in-blast-near-imambargah-sectarian-attack-unnerves-karachi-2/

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Zardari becomes first elected president to address Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa assembly

November 19, 2012

PESHAWAR: For the first time in the history of Pakistan, an elected president – Asif Ali Zardari – addressed the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa assembly on Monday.

Zardari became the first ever elected president to have addressed a provincial assembly session on the invitation of the provincial chief minister and speaker of the assembly. The speaker had invited the president to address the assembly during the SAARC conference in Islamabad.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/468038/zardari-becomes-first-elected-president-to-address-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-assembly/

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'70% crimes will end if political parties' militant wing members arrested': Nawaz Sharif

November 19, 2012

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that 70% of crimes in the country will go down if people belonging to ‘militant wings’ of the government and its coalition parties are arrested, as they “are said to be involved in various murder cases”.

Speaking to the media in Lahore on Monday, Nawaz mentioned a Supreme Court observation which stated that the parties working in Karachi have militant wings. “If government’s own parties have militant wings, how will they arrest anyone then?”

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/467988/70-crimes-will-end-if-political-parties-militant-wing-members-arrested/

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Promoting Pakistan: PM Ashraf to open D-8 trade exhibition today

November 19, 2012

ISLAMABAD: To kick off the series of events which will culminate in the Developing Eight (D-8) Summit on November 22, Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf will inaugurate a four-day trade exhibition on Monday (today).

The event, which aims to project Pakistan as a business destination, will be attended by delegates and corporate leaders from Iran, Bangladesh, Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nigeria. It will be followed by the D-8 Business Forum, scheduled to open on Tuesday.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/467892/promoting-pakistan-pm-ashraf-to-open-d-8-trade-exhibition-today/

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Balochistan case verdict: SC refuses to entertain govt’s review petition

By Hasnaat Malik

19 Nov, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Registrar Office has refused to entertain the federal government’s review petition against the court’s October 12 order in the Balochistan target killing case, saying the language of the petition is too scandalous. Meanwhile, the federal government challenged the SC Registrar Office’s objections on its review petition.

Full report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012\11\19\story_19-11-2012_pg1_1

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Europe

 

‘Hate cleric’ Abu Qatada to sue UK govt for £10 mn

Nov 19 2012

London : Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has reportedly told his family that he is planning to sue the British government for 10 million pounds over ‘unlawful detention’.

Qatada said he wants compensation for his ‘extended mistreatment’ after a judge released him from jail last week and blocked his deportation to Jordan to face terror charges.

The hate preacher was awarded a small payout from the European Court of Human Rights three years ago after judges ruled he had been unfairly detained in Belmarsh high security jail without trial.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/story-print/1033183/

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HRW: Protester killings a test for President Morsi

Human Rights Watch issues report on anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud Street clashes calling for fundamental reform of Egypt's security sector

 19 Nov 2012

Families of the 45 protesters killed and the hundreds injured when police responded to protests over military rule with excessive force and brutality from November 19 through 24 2011, are still waiting for justice a year later, Human Rights Watch said today.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/58571/Egypt/Politics-/HRW-Protester-killings-a-test-for-President-Morsi.aspx

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EU concerned about Gaza death toll

19 Nov, 2012

It’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, however, said rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel must stop.

The European Union’s foreign policy chief is expressing concern about the mounting death toll in the Gaza conflict, saying the crisis can only be resolved with a long-term solution.

Speaking at the start of a meeting of EU foreign and defence ministers in Brussels on Monday, Catherine Ashton said rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel must stop.

“What we have to do is to find ... a solution that brings security to the region,” Ms Ashton said.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/eu-concerned-about-gaza-death-toll/article4111600.ece

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UNHCR announces package for repatriation of Afghani refugees from Pakistan

19 Nov, 2012

QUETTA: UN refugee agency has announced special relief package for Afghan refugees for their voluntary return to Afghanistan during November and December 2012 under which returning Afghan refugees would be paid 150 dollars, free transport and house hold items.

A press release issued by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Quetta Office here on Sunday said that during the current 0 year more than 16 thousand Afghan refugees have returned to Afghanistan while more than one hundred thousand from 2007 till to date have gone back from Balochistan.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/11/19/unhcr-announces-package-for-repatriation-of-refugees/

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Turkey Will Ask NATO for Patriot Missiles

19 Nov, 2012

BRUSSELS (AP) — Germany's defense minister said Monday he expects Turkey to make a formal request to NATO for Patriot missiles to bolster anti-aircraft defenses along the border with war-wracked Syria.

"It may be — I expect it — that there will be a request by the Turkish government to NATO today for Patriot missiles to be stationed on the Turkish border," Thomas de Maiziere said ahead of a meeting with his European Union counterparts in Brussels.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/11/19/world/europe/ap-eu-nato-turkey-

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Soyuz with crew of three lands in Kazakhstan

19 Nov, 2012

ALMATY: A Russian Soyuz capsule landed on the Kazakh steppe on Monday, safely delivering a trio of astronauts from a four-month stint aboard the International Space Station.

The Soyuz TMA-05M capsule, carrying Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Sunita Williams, parachuted through dark, cloudy skies and touched down at 7:56 am local.

A round of applause greeted the landing at Russian mission control near Moscow, footage from Nasa TV showed. A screen inside the building showed the message: “We have landing!”

The capsule blazed a red plasma trail across the dark sky after re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere. It landed on its side on the snow-covered steppe 52 miles northeast of the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/11/19/soyuz-with-crew-of-three-lands-in-kazakhstan/

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Human rights violation: Soldier’s hanging jeopardises EU trade concessions

By Shahbaz Rana

November 19, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The execution of soldier Muhammad Hussain has risked Pakistan’s hard-earned trading leverages with the European Union (EU) by breaking the four-year moratorium on death penalty which served as a condition for duty-free access to EU markets.

As a fatal coincidence, the penalty overlapped the coming into force of EU’s trade concessions which, after years of tedious dialogue, became operational on November 16.  Facilitated trade required Pakistan to meet some human rights benchmarks, including the curtailment of the death penalty.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/467905/human-rights-violation-soldiers-hanging-jeopardises-eu-trade-concessions/

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Ban Ki-moon calls for Gaza truce

19 Nov, 2012

The UN's secretary general has called for an immediate ceasefire as Israel's pounding of Gaza enters its sixth day.

Ban Ki-moon said he was going to Cairo to join talks about a possible truce.

Sunday was the bloodiest day of Operation Pillar of Defence, as Israel said it was targeting the homes of Hamas militants.

More than 70 Palestinians and three Israelis have died in six days, as Israel hits Gaza from the sea and air while Hamas militants fire rockets.

Full report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=42555

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Southeast Asia

 

East Java Islamic School Head Arrested in Terrorism Sweep

Farouk Arnaz | November 19, 2012

The head of an East Java Islamic boarding school accused of being a front for terrorist activities was arrested on forgery charges after police found four different identity cards bearing his photo.

Nasirudin Ahmad, the head of the Darul Akhfiyah school in Kepuh village, Nganjuk, was arrested on Saturday, mere days after being released from jail, a spokesman with the East Java Police said.

Full report at:

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/islamic-school-head-arrested-in-terrorism-sweep-faces-forgery-charge/556999

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Indonesian Muslim Body Celebrates 100 Years, Stays True to Moderate Roots

Zakir Hussain - Straits Times | November 19, 2012

Jakarta. Indonesia's oldest nationwide Muslim organization celebrated its 100th anniversary on Sunday with marching bands, dancers and a hip-hop performance for an audience of 50,000 at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.

It was the second time that Muhammadiyah celebrated its centenary; the first was three years ago, following the Islamic calendar.

This knack for making the most of both worlds is typical of the organization started in Yogyakarta in 1912 by court official and Islamic scholar Ahmad Dahlan to counter Christian evangelical activity by the Dutch.

Full report at:

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/indonesian-muslim-body-celebrates-100-years-stays-true-to-moderate-roots/556978

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Indonesian Islamic Parties at Crucial Crossroads

Salim Osman - Straits Times | November 19, 2012

Two recent opinion polls caused a stir in Indonesia when they predicted that none of the major Islamic political parties would remain among the top five parties in the 2014 general election.

In a survey done last month, the Indonesian Survey Circle (LSI) painted a bleak picture for the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), the National Awakening Party (PKB), the National Mandate Party (PAN) and the United Development Party (PPP).

If elections were held today, each of the four parties would garner less than 5 percent of the vote and Islamic parties collectively would gather a total of only 21.1 percent of the popular vote.

Full report at:

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/opinion/indonesian-islamic-parties-at-crucial-crossroads/556980

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Using Technology to Preserve Indonesia’s Literary History

Jakarta Globe | November 19, 2012

In the fight to preserve literature and culture there always seems be more hurdles than helping hands.

And while that pithy maxim may ring true in the ears of some, it hasn’t stopped Lontar, an independent, nonprofit organization based in Jakarta, from spending the last quarter of a century fighting to preserve Indonesia’s rich literary tradition and artistic achievements.

Recognized internationally for taking on a Sisyphus-like endeavor, Lontar has spent the last 25 years translating hundreds of the country’s most celebrated authors.

Full report at:

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/lifeandtimes/using-technology-to-preserve-indonesias-literary-history/556683

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North America

 

'No excuse for violence' in W Myanmar: Obama

 November 19, 2012

US President Barack Obama used a historic speech in Myanmar on today Monday to urge an end to sectarian unrest in the western state of Rakhine, saying there was "no excuse for violence against innocent people". "National reconciliation will take time, but for the sake of our common

humanity, and for the sake of this country's future, it is necessary to stop the incitement and to stop violence," he added.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Myanmar/No-excuse-for-violence-in-W-Myanmar-Obama/Article1-961374.aspx

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Praise and pressure as Obama begins historic Myanmar visit

Nov 19 2012

Yangon : Barack Obama has become the first serving U.S. president to visit Myanmar, arriving on Monday for a trip that will attempt to strike a balance between praising the government's progress in shaking off military rule and pressing it for further reforms.

His plane landed in the former capital Yangon, where he will meet President Thein Sein, a former junta member who has spearheaded reforms since taking office in March 2011, and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who led the struggle against military rule and, like Obama, is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. She is now a lawmaker.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/praise-and-pressure-as-obama-begins-historic-myanmar-visit/1033064/

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Hillary Clinton asks world leaders to help reduce tensions in Gaza

Nov 19, 2012

WASHINGTON: Emphasizing on Israel's right to "self-defence", US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has asked many world leaders to use their influence to work for an immediate de-escalation of tensions in Gaza.

Clinton, who is on a tour of South East Asia, spoke to many world leaders over the phone in an effort to de-escalate tensions in Gaza as soon as possible.

"In all these conversations, the Secretary underscored Israel's right to selfdefence when rockets are falling on its citizens, and the urgent need for all leaders with influence to use it to seek an immediate de-escalation of tensions," State department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Hillary-Clinton-asks-world-leaders-to-help-reduce-tensions-in-Gaza/articleshow/17276161.cms

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India

 

Capital hosts first Indian Jewish wedding in 50 yrs

By Karishma Goenka

19 Nov, 2012

AS THE rabbi of the Capital’s only synagogue at Humayun Road, Isaac Ezekiel Malekar has been ministering to the spiritual needs of the minuscule Indian Jewish community of 10 families, the sizeable number of Israeli diplomats, and 25,000- 30,000 visitors who seek his help to keep their communication channels with God open.

But on Sunday evening, the retired Air Force officer and lawyer who is now a full- time rabbi was busy being father of the bride, formalising the first Indian Jewish wedding to take place in the city in 50 years.

Full report at: Mail Today

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Salman Khurshid closely following developments in Savita Halappanavar death case

Nov 18, 2012

LONDON/NEW DELHI: External affairs minister Salman Khurshid was closely following developments in the case of the death of an Indian woman in Ireland after she was refused termination of her pregnancy despite miscarrying.

This was conveyed to her husband Praveen Halappanavar, according to sources in the external affairs ministry.

Following a meeting of Indian ambassador to Dublin Debashish Chakravarti with Ireland's deputy prime minister and foreign minister Eamon Gilm, a senior MEA official contacted Praveen, the sources said.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Salman-Khurshid-closely-following-developments-in-Savita-Halappanavar-death-case/articleshow/17270798.cms

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India, Pak ex-soldiers plan tee party for peace

Debobrat Ghose , Hindustan Times

 November 19, 2012

Forget cricket, the India-Pak peace process is now changing the game to golf and that too, between men who have fought wars with each other in the past. Former armed forces personnel of the two countries will tee off in Pakistan from November 20 in a reciprocal tournament aimed at improving bilateral relations.

While the teams in question now are of private senior citizens, they have retired army officers on both sides.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/India-Pak-ex-soldiers-plan-tee-party-for-peace/Article1-961221.aspx

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J-K leaders, separatists call for Faktoo’s release

Bashaarat Masood

 Nov 19 2012

Srinagar : Both separatists and mainstream political leaders on Sunday sought the release of jailed Muslim League Chairman Ashiq Hussain Faktoo.

“Keeping the separatists under detention is not a viable and long term solution,” National Conference leader and parliament member Mehboob Beig said.

The issue of the release of the separatist leader Ashiq Hussain Faktoo alias Dr Qasim has come up after Justice Mansoor Mir of the J-K High Court dismissed his petition wherein he had sought his release after 20 years in jail. The court had on Friday ruled that life imprisonment meant “imprisonment for the whole of a convict’s natural life”.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/jk-leaders-separatists-call-for-faktoo-s-release/1032916/

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Muslim bodies gear up to take on SP govt over Faizabad riots

Nov 19 2012

Lucknow : The Akhilesh Yadav government is likely to face the heat of Muslim organisations over recent communal riots at Faizabad. Already several Muslim organisations have visited the riot-affected area and approached the president of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Rabey Hasan Nadwi for raising the issue in an effective manner.

The Samajwadi Party government is already on the backfoot after its Maharashra unit president and MLA Abu Asim Azmi vented his ire against the government stating that Muslims are not safe under SP rule. Even the Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari, who had supported the SP during the Assembly elections, has asked Muslims to reconsider their decision during Lok Sabha elections.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/muslim-bodies-gear-up-to-take-on-sp-govt-over-faizabad-riots/1033001/

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Devotees from AP book full train to participate in Ijtema

Nov 19 2012

Bhopal : The 'jamaats' from Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh have booked a full train for taking part in the 'Aalmi Tablighi Ijtema' here.

"The Ijtema is beginning at Eintkheri near here from November 24, and jamaats from Kurnool have booked a full train to attend it," Ijtema's organising committee spokesman Ateeq-ul-Islam said.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/devotees-from-ap-book-full-train-to-participate-in-ijtema/1033122/

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NTPC to start training programme for J&K youth next week

Nov 18 2012

New Delhi : State-run power producer NTPC will start a skill development programme for 144 youngsters from Jammu & Kashmir, under the central government's UDAAN initiative, next week.

Initiated by the central government, UDAAN is aimed at imparting skills to youth from Jammu & Kashmir to help them with their careers.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/ntpc-to-start-training-programme-for-j-k-youth-next-week/1032766/

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Exploring ‘madness of Partition’ through Toba Tek Singh

Seema Chishti

 Nov 19 2012

New Delhi : One of Partition’s most evocative stories, Toba Tek Singh will on Monday be the take-off point for a seminar entitled ‘The Partition of Madness and the Madness of Partition’ being held here.

The 1955 short story by Saadat Hasan Manto was based on inmates of lunatic asylums being split in the wake of Partition — with Hindu and Sikh inmates being transferred to India and Muslim inmates going to Pakistan.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/exploring--madness-of-partition--through-toba-tek-singh/1033000/

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Mideast Asia

 

Turkey: Israel Carrying Out 'Terrorist Acts' in Gaza

19 Nov, 2012

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel on Monday of carrying out "terrorist acts" in its bombardment of Gaza.

"Those who associate Islam with terrorism close their eyes in the face of mass killing of Muslims, turn their heads from the massacre of children in Gaza," Erdogan told a conference of the Eurasian Islamic Council in Istanbul.

"For this reason, I say that Israel is a terrorist state, and its acts are terrorist acts."

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Writing by Matt Robinson; Editing by Nick Tattersall and Jon Hemming)

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/11/19/world/middleeast/19reuters-palestinians-israel-turkey.html?ref=middleeast&gwh=E3FE087C0588CD1194D95E7DE6DD2B5B

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Gaza death toll hits 87 as truce efforts intensify

Nov 19, 2012

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Air strikes on Monday killed 10 Palestinians raising the toll to 87, as Israel pushed raids against Gaza militants into a sixth day amid a flurry of efforts to broker a truce.

The latest deaths, which medics and Palestinian security officials said occurred right across the Gaza Strip, came after a night of air strikes and sustained fire from navy ships which also levelled a police station.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Gaza-death-toll-hits-87-as-truce-efforts-intensify/articleshow/17278593.cms

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An Outgunned Hamas Tries to Tap Islamists’ Growing Clout

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and MAYY EL SHEIKH

19 Nov, 2012

CAIRO — Emboldened by the rising power of Islamists around the region, the Palestinian militant group Hamas demanded new Israeli concessions to its security and autonomy before it halts its rocket attacks on Israel, even as the conflict took an increasing toll on Sunday.

After five days of punishing Israeli airstrikes on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and no letup in the rocket fire in return, representatives of Israel and Hamas met separately with Egyptian officials in Cairo on Sunday for indirect talks about a truce.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/world/middleeast/an-outgunned-hamas-tries-to-

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Israel facing 'millions' of cyber attacks over Gaza

Nov 19, 2012

JERUSALEM: Israel admitted on Monday it has been targeted in a mass cyber-warfare campaign that has witnessed millions of attempts to hack state websites since the start of its Gaza offensive four days ago.

Finance minister Yuval Steinitz told reporters the government had been forced to wage war on "a second front" - of cyberattacks against Israel.

"This is an unprecedented attack," Steinitz said, indicating that Israel had "deflected 44 million cyber attacks on government websites" since it began a widespread air campaign over Gaza on Wednesday.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Israel-facing-millions-of-cyberattacks-over-Gaza/articleshow/17277391.cms

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Israel will send Gaza back to Middle Ages

Nov 19, 2012

GAZA CITY: Israel pounded Gaza enclave with a barrage of missiles from land and sea for a fifth day on Sunday, killing at least 18 Palestinians in the bloodiest day so far, targeting media houses and threatening to "send Gaza back to the Middle Ages".

At least seven members of the same family, including four children, were among nine dead when an Israeli missile hit a home in Gaza City. Another three people were killed in air strikes, medics said. Three children were killed when a refugee camp in central Gaza became the target of Israeli attacks. The attacks also wounded 12 people. Later in the day, another strike killed three people, including two women, in the narrow Gaza Strip.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Israel-Will-send-Gaza-back-to-Middle-Ages/articleshow/17273682.cms

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No truce without end to all Gaza fire: Lieberman

November 18, 2012

Israel's foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday that Israel would not negotiate a truce with Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers as long as rocket fire continues from the Palestinian enclave. "The first and absolute condition for a truce is stopping all fire from Gaza," he said before meeting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, adding that all militant factions in Gaza would have to commit to cease rocket fire.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/RestOfAsia/No-truce-without-end-to-all-Gaza-fire-Lieberman/Article1-961014.aspx

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Brigades That Fire on Israel Are Showing a New Discipline

By JODI RUDOREN

19 Nov, 2012

MAGHAZI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip — From the time he was a boy, Ali al-Manama dreamed of joining the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Hamas movement. His commitment intensified when his father, a Qassam fighter, was killed by an Israeli drone in 2001 as he fired mortar shells over the border. Ali joined up at 15, relatives said, and by 23 had risen to be a commander in this neighborhood in the midsection of this coastal Palestinian territory.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/world/middleeast/brigades-that-fire-on-israel-show-a-

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Israeli Iron Dome Stops a Rocket With a Rocket

By ISABEL KERSHNER

19 Nov, 2012

JERUSALEM — An abiding image of the former Israel defense minister Amir Peretz was a photograph of him peering at a military drill — with the black lens caps still on his binoculars. Mr. Peretz resigned months after the 2006 war in Lebanon, which was widely regarded as a failure.

Yet on Sunday, as rockets fired by Gaza militants streaked toward Tel Aviv, Ashdod and other Israeli cities, Mr. Peretz, a resident of the rocket-battered border town of Sderot, was being hailed as a defence visionary for having had the foresight while in office to face down myriad sceptics and push for the development of Iron Dome, Israel’s unique anti-rocket interceptor system.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/world/middleeast/israeli-iron-dome-stops-a-rocket-

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West Bank mosque damaged by fire; locals blame settlers

Israeli settlers set fire to entrance of West Bank mosque after failing to break into it; vigilante settlers suspected of vandalising at least 10 mosques in West Bank since 2009

 19 Nov 2012

Vandals set fire to the entrance of a West Bank mosque on Monday, damaging the door, in an attack that villagers blamed on Jewish settlers.

Residents of the Palestinian village of Orif, near the city of Nablus, said a group of settlers from a nearby settlement came to the mosque before dawn, poured gasoline on an old carpet near the mosque's door, and set it ablaze.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/58556/World/Region/West-Bank-mosque-damaged-by-fire;-locals-blame-set.aspx

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Yemen's Hadi says committed to transition deal

The new president affirms that legislative elections will take place in 2014, according to the transition plan overseen by the UN

19 Nov 2012

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi on Monday stressed his commitment to ensuring the success of the political transition in his country, during a speech in Sanaa attended by UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

Hadi, during a ceremony to celebrate the first anniversary of a power transition agreement which saw former strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh stepping down, also vowed that legislative elections would be held on schedule in February 2014.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/58582/World/Region/Yemens-Hadi-says-committed-to-transition-deal.aspx

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Arab World

 

Egypt's Salafists launch business association to promote "ethical dealings"

Salafists are moving to form a lobby of businessmen, combined in an association, to promote Islamic Sharia in economic dealings

Bassem Abo Alabass and Ahmed Feteha

18 Nov 2012

At one of Cairo's luxurious Nile side hotels, in a lavish ballroom, around a hundred Egyptian Salafists, including some of their top religious scholars, gathered to launch their Salafist movement's first business association.

Business House, a Salafist NGO established nine months ago, launched its first initiative under the name of Bader (Arabic for initiate) on Saturday aiming to help fundi small and eedium enterprises (SMEs).

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/58505/Business/Economy/Egypts-Salafists-launch-business-association-to-pr.aspx

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Syria Says Foreign Support for Rebels Aids Terrorism

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR

19 Nov, 2012

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Senior Syrian officials lashed out on Sunday at foreign governments that have recognized the opposition, while armed skirmishes around the country included a fresh salvo across the border with Israel.

The information minister, Omran al-Zoubi, accused France, Turkey and Qatar of supporting “terrorism” in Syria by extending diplomatic recognition to the new National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, including the acceptance of an official envoy in Paris, according to a summary of his remarks carried by SANA, the official news agency.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/world/middleeast/index.html

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Kuwait detains Twitter users for insulting emir

 November 18, 2012

Kuwait's public prosecution on Sunday ordered the detention of four Twitter users for 10 days for allegedly insulting the ruler of the oil-rich Gulf state, a rights group said.

The four were arrested on Wednesday and remanded in police custody pending further investigation before the prosecution issued its detention order, Kuwait Human Rights News Centre said on its Twitter account.

Three other Twitter users, including a woman, who were arrested with them were each freed on bail of $3,550.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/RestOfAsia/Kuwait-detains-Twitter-users-for-insulting-emir/Article1-961124.aspx

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Syria Opposition to Make Cairo Its HQ: Egyptian News Agency

19 Nov, 2012

CAIRO (Reuters) - Syria's new opposition coalition has decided to make Egypt its headquarters, the president of the body was quoted as saying by Egypt's official news agency on Monday.

Mouaz Alkhatib, head of the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces, was speaking after a meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamal Amr in Cairo. "There is a decision by the coalition to make Egypt its main headquarters," the MENA news agency quoted him as saying.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Jon Hemming)

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/11/19/world/middleeast/19reuters-syria-crisis-

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Syria crisis: Refugee children 'face winter risks'

19 Nov, 2012

International charity Save the Children has warned 200,000 Syrian refugee children are at serious risk from freezing temperatures, as winter sets in the Middle East.

Many families have fled across the borders to Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.

More than two million are displaced inside Syria, as fighting between government forces and rebels continues.

Save the Children says many are living without proper shelter and clothing and may not survive the harsh conditions.

Full report at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20390511

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50 political groups to commemorate Mohamed Mahmoud clashes

Egyptian political groups to remember Mohamed Mahmoud Street clashes that killed nearly 50 protesters in clashes with police last year, commemoration to take place in iconic Tahrir Square

 19 Nov 2012

Fifty political parties and forces will on Monday commemorate last year's Mohamed Mahmoud Street clashes with an event in Tahrir Square.

Stages will be erected by the Revolutionaries of Egypt, the National Assembly for Change, Ultras Ahlawy and Kefaya.

The liberal Wafd Party, Popular Socialist Alliance Party, April 6 Youth Movement, Constitution Party, Maspero Youth Coalition, and Shayfenkom will also be taking part in the memorial event.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/58549/Egypt/Politics-/-political-groups-to-commemorate-Mohamed-Mahmoud-c.aspx

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Africa

 

Christian, Muslim Communal riots flare up in Nigeria, 4 killed

ANov 18, 2012

YOLA (NIGERIA): A Christian vigilante group killed a Muslim resident who insisted on going through their illegal checkpoint, triggering riots that have left at least four people dead in central Nigeria, a local official said Sunday, and showing how communities have lost faith in government's ability to protect them.

Rioters have burned down houses and shops in the remote area of Ibi, about 140 miles (230 kilometers) from the Taraba state capital of Jalingo, said Ibi local government chairman Isiaku Adamu.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/Communal-riots-flare-up-in-Nigeria-4-killed/articleshow/17270166.cms

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Top al Qaeda leader killed in Algeria

 November 19, 2012

A senior leader of the al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has been killed by Algerian forces in the southern province of Bejaia, Xinhua reported. A security source told local news website TSA that forensic experts identified the killed militant as 45-year-old Makhfi Rabah, also known as Sheikh Abdenacer.

Hailing from the province of Boumerdes, 50 km from Algiers, Sheikh Abdenacer was close to the head of the AQIM, Abdelmalek Droukdel.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Africa/Top-al-Qaeda-leader-killed-in-Algeria/Article1-961231.aspx

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Culture shock awaits Somali returnees in homeland

19 November 2012

TWO YEARS AGO, fashion designer Ayan Hussein left the high-end stores of Britain’s capital for a stab at promoting fashion that was in line with Muslim tradition in her Somali homeland.

But she and her family, along with thousands of other Somalis who have returned in the hope of drumming up business or out of nostalgia, often find themselves facing culture shock.

“It is not the same as in London... not the slightest,” says Hussein’s 18-year-old son Guled, who does not speak a word of Somali. “There is dust everywhere. You can’t skate here,” he says in impeccable English.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/culture-shock-awaits-somali-returnees-homeland

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Nigeria's Boko Haram battle: Army rejects 'killing' video

19 Nov, 2012

Nigeria's military has dismissed as fake a video said to show a soldier shooting dead a captive at close range in the northern city of Maiduguri.

A soldier who said he filmed the killing two weeks ago passed the recording to the Reuters news agency.

Nigeria's security forces have repeatedly been accused of summary executions while fighting the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram.

Full report at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20393010

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Minibus 'hit by grenade' in Kenya's capital Nairobi

19 Nov, 2012

A blast has killed at least six people on a crowded minibus passing through a suburb of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, that has a large Somali population.

A grenade was thrown into the vehicle in the Eastleigh area, police said, ripping the roof and sides off the bus.

A number of recent attacks in Nairobi and Mombasa have been blamed on Somalia's al-Shabab militant group.

Full report at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20389550

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South Asia

 

No apology for 1971 war crimes, Hasina opts out of Pak summit

Imtiaz Ahmad, Hindustan Times

KNovember 18, 2012

Bangladesh has opted out of a key summit in Pakistan over the refusal of Islamabad to formally apologise for its actions in the 1971 war that led to the independence of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajid informed her Pakistani counterpart about her non-participation in the D-8 summit for developing countries, which is to be held later this month in Islamabad, say officials here.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Pakistan/No-apology-for-1971-war-crimes-Hasina-opts-out-of-Pak-summit/Article1-961148.aspx

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12 Taliban peace brokers may be taken off UN list

By Kamran Yousaf

November 19, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States have identified nearly two dozen potential Taliban negotiators who are expected to be taken off the United Nations terror-list in a move that seeks to encourage insurgents to join the peace process.

This will be the second major step towards a political settlement of over a decade-long conflict in Afghanistan after Pakistan last week released at least 13 Taliban cadres from its jails.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/467889/afghan-peace-process-12-taliban-peace-brokers-may-be-taken-off-un-list/

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UNICEF’s role in providing education, health care to Afghan children

Souce:Xinhua Publish

By Thomas Whittle

 20/11/2012

By Yan Zhonghua and Farid Behbud

KABUL, Nov. 19 — Protecting the rights of Afghan children and investing in their education and healthcare are the basic considerations in a smooth and orderly transition from a post-Taliban Afghanistan up to 2014 and beyond, said an official of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) here.

“We must be able to continue to have hope in the current generation of (Afghan) children and to invest in helping provide them with a better future, because we believe that by investing in education and healthcare and access to clean water, protection of children’s rights, we can help ensure a stable transition for Afghanistan,” Peter Crowley, UNICEF Representative in Afghanistan, told Xinhua in an interview on the eve of celebration of the Universal Children’s Day on Nov. 20.

Full report at:

http://www.nzweek.com/world/unicefs-role-in-providing-education-health-care-to-afghan-children-26877/

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Karzai Orders Takeover of Afghan Prison

By ROD NORDLAND

19 Nov, 2012

KABUL, Afghanistan – President Hamid Karzai ordered Afghan forces to take control of the Bagram prison and accused American officials of violating an agreement to hand over the facility to Afghan control, according to a statement issued by his office on Monday.

The move came after what Mr. Karzai said was the expiration of a two-month grace period agreed with President Obama to complete the full transfer of the prison. The Afghan president convened a meeting Sunday of top officials to report on the status of the transfer, which led to Monday’s statement.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/world/asia/karzai-orders-takeover-of-afghan-

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Karzai accuses US of breaching prison pact

November 19, 2012

KABUL: President Hamid Karzai has accused the United States of breaching an agreement to transfer more than 3,000 detainees at a controversial prison north of Kabul to Afghan control.

Kabul had hailed the transfer of Bagram prison, sometimes called the Guantanamo Bay of Afghanistan, as a victory for national sovereignty as Nato prepares to hand over security to Afghans and withdraw its combat troops by the end of 2014.

Karzai had demanded authority over the prison as a condition for signing a long-term agreement covering Afghan-US relations after the pull-out of combat troops in 2014.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/468000/karzai-accuses-us-of-breaching-prison-pact/

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Protesting that “disturbs public” against constitution: Maldivian A G

By Luke Powell | November 19th, 2012

The Attorney General’s Office has submitted a case claiming that causing public disturbances in the name of political protest is against the constitution.

The case, submitted in September, requests the Supreme Court to rule that such protests are against some articles of the constitution.

This includes disturbing the public, using foul language, protesting in a manner that instills fear into the hearts of children and the elderly.

Deputy Leader of Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) Dr Abdullah Mausoom said that people should have the right to the protest, but argued that Maldivians also “don’t want their daily lives disrupted.”

Full report at:

http://minivannews.com/politics/protesting-that-disturbs-public-against-constitution-attorney-general-files-case-47566

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Man in Maldives sentenced to 110 years in prison arrested over alcohol case

By Minivan News | November 19th, 2012

A man who was previously sentenced to 110 years in prison has been arrested in Fuvahmulah over an alcohol-related crime.

Ibrahim Usham, 23, of Greet, Fuvahmulah, was arrested at 11:15pm last night, together with a 15-year-old boy.

In an operation conducted by Fuvahmulah Police, the pair were arrested while producing alcohol in a vacant house in Hoadhandu district in Fuvamulah, police said.

Full report at:

http://minivannews.com/category/news-in-brief

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80 Jamaat-Shibir men held in Dhaka, Ctg, Rajshahi

19 Nov, 2012

Police detained 80 activists of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir in the capital, Chittagong and Rajshahi Sunday night and Monday morning.

Meanwhile, police also filed three cases against 65 Jamaat-Shibir men after the party activists rampaged through different places in the port city leaving five law enforcers injured on Sunday.

Jamaat lawmaker for Satkania constituency ANM Shamsul Islam and former lawmaker of the same constituency Shahjahan Chowdhury were accused in the cases which were filed with Panchlaish Police Station.

Full report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=42563

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Bangladesh Govt to set up Arabic university, film institute

19 Nov, 2012

The cabinet on Monday approved in principle two draft laws – Islami Arabic University Act 2012 and Bangladesh Film and Television Institute Act 2012 – for improving quality of madrasa education and promoting film industry.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs placed the draft Islami Arabic University Act to the cabinet proposing bringing all the 1,500 Kamil- and Fazil-level Alia madrasas under a platform, Cabinet Secretary Mosharraf Hossain told reporters after the cabinet meeting.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting held at the Cabinet Division of the Bangladesh Secretariat

Full report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=42574

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Freewheeling Afghan City Fearful of U.S. Pullout

By GRAHAM BOWLEY

19 Nov, 2012

HERAT, Afghanistan — Women in Converse sneakers jog untrammeled — if still in full, flowing chadors — in this western Afghan city’s biggest park, enjoying freedoms rarely witnessed in the rest of Afghanistan.

Rich businessmen, refugees for a few days of “picnic” from more violent Kandahar, pull on apple-scented shisha pipes like lotus eaters in the pagodas of the local pleasure garden. Unwary for once of kidnappers or suicide bombers, they punctuate the night with hoots of laughter.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/world/asia/herat-freewheeling-afghan-city-fearful-of-

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