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Hundreds of Salafists Descend On Tahrir Square to Enforce 'The Law of God'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arab World

Hundreds of Salafists Descend On Tahrir Square to Enforce 'The Law of God'

Two Guards of Fugitive Iraqi Vice President Handed Death

Syria clashes near Turkey border leaves 26 dead: watchdog

Egypt's Islamist, 'civil' forces still locking horns over draft constitution

Kuwait arrests two royals over critical tweets

Errant Artillery Fire From Syria War Hits Golan Heights Again

Rebels’ Missteps Weaken Support among Syrians

Twenty-Six Syrian Army Officers Defect to Turkey: Report

About 8,000 Syrians Flee to Turkey Overnight-Official

Twelve Killed in Shelling of East Syria-Observatory

Young Saudis vie with peers for excellence in entrepreneurship

Constitution raises questions in West over Egypt’s fate

Assad: There Is No Civil War in Syria

Syrian Opposition Meets to Seek Unity

Showcasing creative writers of the Arab world

 

India

Haji Ali: Clerics to decide on women’s entry, says Minority Development Minister

Proliferation of weapons in Libya is a threat: India

'Sare Jahan Se Achcha' poet Mohammed Iqbal remains pariah in India

Intra-Kashmir cross-LoC meet seeks relaxation in travel regime

Haj a life-changing experience for Rakhshanda Jalil

Jundal had tried to send money to kin of arms haul accused'

Faizabad’s day of chaos: identical sparks, SMS rumours, harried cops

Kin refute cops’ version of Faizabad death

Gujarat court frames murder charges against Modi baiter Sanjiv Bhatt

Sohrabuddin accused under threat: Intelligence Bureau

Centre assures all help to J&K govt over threat to panchayat members

 

North America

Barack Obama to make landmark visit to Myanmar this month

Iranian jets fired on US drone in Gulf: Pentagon

US announce new measures to tighten sanctions against Iran

Seven US Navy SEALS reprimanded for actions linked to videogame

 

Africa

Mali arrests French radical 'for Islamist ties'

Sudan: Rebels Claim They Shot Down Military Plane

 

Pakistan

Pakistan finalising arrangements to target global arms market

Pak suspends seven policemen for leaving Indian delegation unguarded

Militants attack check post in South Waziristan; one soldier killed

It's time to move forward: Hina to Bangladesh

Several, including MNA, injured in Dera Bugti blast

2 militants killed, 2 security personnel injured in Wana attack

Muharram plots: Government loses track of 50 terror suspects

 

Europe

November 10 to be celebrated as Malala Day: UN Secretary General

UK campaigners call for Nobel Prize for Pakistani girl Malala

Red Cross says it can't cope with Syrian civil war

British PM praises Dar Al-Hekma College’s role in education

France's Hollande says Israel PM turned memorial into 'poll speech'

 

Mideast Asia

Turkish Air Strikes Kill 13 Kurdish Militants

NATO mulling missiles for Turkey: Turkish President

Gaza: Boy Killed as Militants Clash with Israeli Force

Israel Warns Assad over Stray Syrian Fire on Golan

Iran hints at possible new delay in atom power plant's operation

 

South Asia

Bangladesh asks Pakistan to apologise for 1971 genocide

Jamaat-e-Islami Nayeb-e-Ameer along with Pak forces killed over 500

Pakistan, Afghanistan to revive talks with Taliban

Over 100 murdered in Jessore, Bangladesh in 10 months

Maldives: ICC sends CSC Chair’s harassment case to parliament to approve his dismissal

 

Southeast Asia

Jailbreak Prompts Jakarta to Check Under Veils

Malaysian man charged with Facebook insult of sultan

 

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Photo: Hundreds at Tahrir Square to demand the implementation of Islamic Sharia law, 9 November

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Arab World

 

Hundreds of Salafists descend on Tahrir Square to enforce 'the law of God'

Salafists pour into Tahrir Square for a planned protest to call for a constitution based on Sharia law

 9 Nov 2012

Several thousand protesters have started gathering at Tahrir Square for a mass protest organised by Salafist forces scheduled to start after Friday's noon prayer to demand that Egypt's new constitution be based on the "rules of Islamic Sharia."

Many demonstrators have arrived in chartered buses from provincial areas.

On Thursday night, protesters built a huge stage inside the square with banners demanding the enforcement of the "law of God".

"We promise the prophet of God that we will sacrifice ourselves for the sharia of God," read one of the banners.

The protest, which was called for by a number of Salafist groups including Gamaa Islamyia and the Salafist front, also calls for the dismissal of the Prosecutor General.,

Meanwhile, Egypt's most influential Islamist groups the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafist Al-Nour party announced that they will not participate in the protest.

On 2 November, a preliminary protest was held in Tahrir by thousands of Islamist youth to prepare for Friday's protest.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/57633/Egypt/Politics-/Hundreds-of-Salafists-descend-on-Tahrir-Square-to-.aspx

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Two Guards of Fugitive Iraqi Vice President Handed Death

9 November 2012

BAGHDAD: Two guards of vice president Tareq Al-Hashemi were yesterday sentenced by an Iraqi court to death for planting a roadside bomb, at a hearing boycotted by defence lawyers who said it was unfair.

Hashemi, a top Sunni official and a prominent critic of Shiite Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki, has himself been handed four death sentences in absentia. He dismisses the charges against him and his staff as politically-motivated.

Yesterday’s rulings follow death sentences for six other bodyguards at a hearing on Tuesday. Defence lawyers stayed away from both trials to protest what they alleged were pre-arranged verdicts.

“The court issued death sentences for two bodyguards of Tareq Al-Hashemi because they were accused of being responsible for a bomb explosion at Mustansariyah intersection” in east Baghdad, said Muayad Al-Izzi, who heads Hashemi’s defense team.

“Defense lawyers boycotted the case, because it seems the rulings of the court have already been decided,” he added.

Izzi said his team were considering boycotting further hearings on charges against Hashemi scheduled for Dec. 2 and Dec. 5, but had not yet made a final decision on whether or not to do so.

Judicial spokesman Abdelsattar Bayraqdar did not respond to requests for comment.

Hashemi, his secretary and his guards were originally accused of running a death squad in mid-December 2011 as the last US troops left the country.

http://www.arabnews.com/two-guards-fugitive-iraqi-veep-handed-death

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Syria clashes near Turkey border leaves 26 dead: watchdog

November 9, 2012

BEIRUT: At least 16 Syrian soldiers and 10 rebels were killed on Thursday in heavy clashes in the northeastern town of Ras al-Ain near the Turkish border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) battalions stormed the majority Kurdish town after launching a two-pronged attack from across the border and the nearby Syrian village of Tal Half, the Britain-based watchdog said.

A local resident, Saad, told AFP by telephone that rebels overran the border post before dawn from the Turkish side and then launched attacks on security posts in Ras al-Ain.

Turkish media reported that five Turks were lightly wounded by stray bullets from Ras al-Ain, whose nearby border post is one of the last on the Syrian-Turkish border not under rebel control.

The Observatory, which relies on a countrywide network of activists, lawyers and medics in civilian and military hospitals, said that hundreds of rebels had converged on the town at dawn, while the army had sent up reinforcements.

Syrian state television reported that regime “troops killed dozens of terrorists who tried to attack Ras al-Ain” and the rebels then fled back across the border.

An activist from Ras al-Ain, who identified himself as Hevidar, said that clashes raged throughout the day as rebels fought for control of key security posts.

“There is still resistance from the air force intelligence and the military intelligence headquarters. The FSA is using loudspeakers to call on them to surrender and escape with their lives,” Hevidar told AFP via Skype.

“We know there are army tanks about 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Ras al-Ain. The FSA is planning to deploy snipers to the entrance of the city and have told people living on the road to Hasakeh to evacuate their homes, for fear of shelling.”

There were conflicting reports on whether fighters from the Kurdish Democratic Union Party, the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) that is listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, fought alongside the rebels.

Saad, a local farmer, said that most of the town’s residents had fled across the border to Turkey or to nearby villages because of the fighting.

Shell fragments earlier hit a hospital in the border town of Ceylanpinar which lies across from Ras al-Ain, causing panic among residents, and local schools were closed for the day, Turkish daily Hurriyet said.

About 200 Syrians fled Ras al-Ain into Turkey, where local authorities have warned people to avoid the border, according to Hurriyet, which added that Turkish armed vehicles and artillery were sent to Ceylanpinar.

http://dawn.com/2012/11/08/syria-clashes-near-turkey-border-leaves-26-dead-watchdog/

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Egypt's Islamist, 'civil' forces still locking horns over draft constitution

With only weeks to go before draft charter is put before public referendum, Egypt's Islamist and secularist forces still appear to be miles from reaching consensus

Gamal Essam El-Din, Friday 9 Nov 2012

Attempts to reach consensus on Egypt's draft constitution have once again proven elusive this week.  Secular forces – Egypt's liberals and leftists – issued a statement on Wednesday, threatening  to withdraw from the Constituent Assembly, the 100-member body tasked with drafting a new national charter, unless Islamist members stop using their majority to impose their  ideology and agenda on the draft constitution.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/57582/Egypt/Politics-/Egypts-Islamist,-civil-forces-still-locking-horns-.aspx

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Kuwait arrests two royals over critical tweets

Nov 09 2012

Kuwait City : Kuwait has arrested two members of the Al-Sabah ruling family for tweets deemed critical of the government and supportive of the opposition, a human rights group and a lawyer said today.

Sheikh Abdullah Salem Al-Sabah and Sheikh Nawaf Malek Al-Sabah were arrested for expressing political views on Twitter, the independent Kuwait Human Rights News Centre said.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/kuwait-arrests-two-royals-over-critical-tweets/1029345/

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Errant Artillery Fire From Syria War Hits Golan Heights Again

By ISABEL KERSHNER

November 9, 2012

JERUSALEM — Stray mortar rounds and a tank shell fired from Syria landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Thursday, causing alarm but no injuries or damage.

It was the third time in less than a week that spillover from the Syrian civil war had breached the demilitarized zone or crossed the decades-old armistice line between Israeli and Syrian forces. The United Nations has warned that the violence could jeopardize the cease-fire between the two countries.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/09/world/middleeast/errant-artillery-fire-from-syria-war-

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Rebels’ Missteps Weaken Support Among Syrians

By ANNE BARNARD

November 9, 2012

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syria’s rebel fighters — who have long staked claim to the moral high ground for battling dictatorship — are losing crucial support from a public increasingly disgusted by the actions of some rebels, including poorly planned missions, senseless destruction, criminal behavior and the coldblooded killing of prisoners.

The shift in mood presents more than just a public relations problem for the loosely knit militants of the Free Syrian Army, who rely on their supporters to survive the government’s superior firepower. A dampening of that support undermines the rebels’ ability to fight and win what has become a devastating war of attrition, perpetuating the violence that has left nearly 40,000 dead, hundreds of thousands in refugee camps and more than a million forced from their homes.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/09/world/middleeast/in-syria-missteps-by-rebels-erode-

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Twenty-Six Syrian Army Officers Defect to Turkey: Report

November 9, 2012

ANKARA (Reuters) - Twenty-six military officers, including two generals, defected from the Syrian army to Turkey overnight, Turkish state media reported on Friday.

It was the biggest mass desertion of senior soldiers from President Bashar al-Assad's forces in months.

The officers, among them two generals, 11 colonels, two lieutenant-colonels, two majors, four captains, and five lieutenants, crossed into Turkey's border province of Hatay with their families and other foot soldiers, making a total of 71 people, state-run Anatolian news agency said.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/11/09/world/europe/09reuters-syria-crisis-turkey-

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About 8,000 Syrians Flee to Turkey Overnight-Official

November 9, 2012

ANKARA (Reuters) - About 8,000 refugees fleeing violence in Syria crossed into Turkey in the last 24 hours, a Turkish foreign ministry official said on Friday, bringing the total number of refugees in Turkey to around 120,000.

State-run Anatolian news agency also reported on Friday that 26 Syrian officers had defected from the Syrian military to Turkey overnight.

(Reporting by Jonathon Burch; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/11/09/world/europe/09reuters-syria-crisis-turkey-

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Twelve Killed in Shelling of East Syria-Observatory

November 9, 2012

BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 12 people were killed by shelling in the eastern Syrian town of al-Qurriya on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, blaming the government for an attack which the authorities denied carrying out.

Footage posted on YouTube from al-Qurriya and dated November 9 appeared to show at least five bodies lying in a street in pools of blood.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/11/09/us/09reuters-syria-crisis-

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Young Saudis vie with peers for excellence in entrepreneurship

9 November 2012

JEDDAH: Injaz held the sixth annual Injaz Al-Arab Young Entrepreneurs Competition on Tuesday in Doha. Eighteen Saudi students competed with students from all over the Arab world.

Injaz Al-Arab is a nonprofit organization and one of the top 100 NGOs in the world. It believes in the limitless potential of youth in the Arab world and their ability to create viable economic opportunities. Injaz brings the private and public sectors together to provide hands-on learning in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship skills.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/young-saudis-vie-peers-excellence-entrepreneurship

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Constitution raises questions in West over Egypt’s fate

Open-ended debate over Egypt’s commitment to basic women’s rights and Article 68 prompts positive reaction from feminists, diplomats in and outside the country

Dina Ezzat

8 Nov 2012

The possible elimination of Article 68 of Egypt's draft constitution has raised an open-ended debate over Egypt’s commitment to, or the lack of, basic women’s rights. The alleged removal of the article prompted positive reaction in many feminist and diplomatic quarters in and outside of Egypt.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/57585/Egypt/Politics-/Constitution-raises-questions-in-West-over-Egypt%E2%80%99s.aspx

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Assad: There Is No Civil War in Syria

November 9, 2012

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's president insists there is no civil war in his country — rather, a new kind of battle he calls "terrorism through proxies."

Bashar Assad acknowledged his troops are fighting a "tough war and a difficult war," adding that when foreign countries stop sending arms to rebels, "I can tell (you) that in weeks we can finish everything."

In an interview with the English-language Russia Today TV, Assad said he does not regret any decision he made since March 2011, when the uprising against his government began.

Assad spoke in English in the interview. It was broadcast in full on Friday.

Sophie Shevarnadze, the journalist who conducted the 26-minute interview, said during the broadcast that she met Assad in a "newly renovated" presidential palace in Damascus.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/11/09/world/middleeast/ap-ml-

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Syrian Opposition Meets to Seek Unity

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR

November 9, 2012

DOHA, Qatar — The quarrelsome Syrian opposition was locked in extended bartering here in Doha on Thursday over the creation of a more diverse yet unified umbrella organization that its foreign backers hope will become a credible alternative to the Damascus government.

The goal was to create an executive body, including members within Syria and abroad, that could channel aid to nascent local governments in opposition-controlled areas, bolstering their hold over territory wrested from the Syrian government.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/09/world/middleeast/syria-war-

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Showcasing creative writers of the Arab world

Afkar Abdullah / 9 November 2012

His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, honoured Lebanon-based publishing house Dar Al Hadaek for its book ‘Creatures on the Ceiling’ written by Nabiha Mheidly and illustrated by Hassan Zahreddine, for emerging winner at the fourth edition of the Dh1 million Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature.

The award ceremony was attended by Shaikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY).

Full report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-

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India

 

Haji Ali: Clerics to decide on women’s entry, says Minority Development Minister

Nov 09 2012, 02:07 hrs

Mumbai: Ruling out intervention by the state on the issue of entry of women in the restricted area of Haji Ali shrine, Minority Development Minister Arif Nadeem Khan said on Thursday only Muslim clerics were entitled to take a decision on it. “The issue is old and the management committee of the shrine can take a decision on it,” Khan said in reference to the ongoing controversy over the iconic and religious shrine Haji Ali Dargah barring women from entering the sanctum sanctorum housing the tomb of the 15th century Sufi saint.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/haji-ali-clerics-to-decide-on-women-s-entry-says-minister/1029106/

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Proliferation of weapons in Libya is a threat: India

November 08, 2012

Pointing out that the proliferation of weapons in a post-conflict Libya poses serious threat to stability in the troubled nation and in the larger Middle East region, India called on the international community to assist the nation to achieve stability and socio-economic development.

India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri said during the conflict in Libya there were deaths and destruction on a massive scale by those who were part of the conflict.

"In the post-conflict scenario, proliferation of weapons has emerged as a major problem posing threat to stability in Libya as well as in the larger region.

"The Libyan government has to confront this challenge by undertaking an inclusive political process aimed at achieving national reconciliation, peace, security and stability in the country," Puri said during a Security Council meeting on the Libyan case in the International Criminal Court (ICC) in United Nations on Wednesday.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Americas/Proliferation-of-weapons-in-Libya-is-a-threat-India/Article1-956547.aspx

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'Sare Jahan Se Achcha' poet Mohammed Iqbal remains pariah in India

Mohammed Wajihuddin

Nov 9, 2012

Most scholars agree that as a politician Mohammed Iqbal was a big failure. But that doesn't undermine his contribution as one of India's greatest poets.

In The Discovery of India, Jawaharlal Nehru recollects his last meeting with poet Mohammed Iqbal a few months before his death in Lahore in 1938. Nehru says that an ailing Iqbal, comparing him with Jinnah, had remarked: "Jinnah is a politician and you are a patriot."

While that should have silenced Iqbal's critics in India, who continue to blame him for coming up with the idea of Pakistan, the poet who paid tribute to India's multiculturalism, called Lord Ram Imam-e-Hind (Leader of India) and celebrated its eternal beauty through numerous poems, including Sare Jahan Se Achcha, is still a pariah in India. How else does one explain the country's collective amnesia about him on his birth anniversary -- November 9? While the government has completely forgotten Iqbal, the public at large also seems to be abandoning him. Barring a few Urdu literary organisations, the country has chosen to ignore the poet's birth anniversary.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Sare-Jahan-Se-Achcha-poet-Mohammed-Iqbal-remains-pariah-in-India/articleshow/17150082.cms

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Intra-Kashmir cross-LoC meet seeks relaxation in travel regime

ANITA JOSHUA

November 8, 2012

Women activists to form a cross-LoC coalition for peace in Kashmir

Now that a group of women activists from Jammu & Kashmir were allowed to cross over the Line of Control into `Azad Jammu & Kashmir’ (AJK) on Monday last for an intra-Kashmir cross-LoC dialogue in Muzaffarabad, the expectation is that such crossings will be facilitated by both countries to allow more such interactions.

At the end of the three-day meeting, the two sides sought a relaxation in the cross-LoC travel regime. In place of the current security clearance procedures involved in getting an entry permit, participants at the conference suggested a smart card to facilitate free movement of State subjects across the LoC. Also, they demanded that the travel facility be extended to post-1990 refugees living in `AJK’ besides hassle-free travel for senior citizens and provision for emergency travel.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/intrakashmir-crossloc-meet-seeks-relaxation-in-travel-regime/article4078483.ece

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Haj a life-changing experience for Rakhshanda Jalil

9 November 2012

JEDDAH: The spiritual journey of Haj is sprinkled with incredible experiences that put us in touch with our real self, says prominent Urdu writer, critic and translator Rakhshanda Jalil.

“It has been a life-changing experience for me. I feel lighter, more grounded and internally transformed,” she said in an exclusive interview about her experiences during Haj this year.

Jalil, who is known for her activities as coordinator of the cultural centre in Delhi’s Jamia Millia, first visited the Kingdom as part of India’s cultural delegation some years ago and is now fully engaged in literary activities. She translated several books including poems of Shehriyar Khan from Urdu to English and researched the progressive literary movement in India.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/haj-life-changing-experience-indian-writer

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Jundal had tried to send money to kin of arms haul accused'

Charul Shah

November 09, 2012

Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, Lakshar-e-Taiba operative and Indian handler of the 26/11 attacks, had tried sending money to the families of those arrested in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case while he was in Saudi Arabia, states the supplementary charge sheet filed in the latter case.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Mumbai/Jundal-had-tried-to-send-money-to-kin-of-arms-haul-accused/Article1-957028.aspx

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Faizabad’s day of chaos: identical sparks, SMS rumours, harried cops

 Nov 09 2012

Faizabad: For a city that remained calm even after the Babri Masjid in neighbouring Ayodhya was demolished in 1992, the sudden communal riots in Faizabad on Dussehra day last month came as a shock police are still trying to unravel.

The violence was not just limited to Faizabad but it also hit the three major towns of Bhadarsa, Rudauli and Shahganj that surround it within a span of about an hour. Besides, the reasons that triggered them were also similar, causing investigating officers to suspect it may have all been pre-planned.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/faizabad-s-day-of-chaos-identical-sparks-sms-rumours-harried-cops/1029088/

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Kin refute cops’ version of Faizabad death

Faisal Fareed

 Nov 09 2012

Lucknow : The Faizabad administration had claimed that Mohammad Umar, who was beaten to death on October 25, was killed due to personal animosity. However, Umar’s son Maroof, who was injured in the attack, and a report by the local intelligence unit (LIU) say that Umar was a victim of communal violence which began in the district on October 24.

The LIU report categorically says Umar was killed in the communal violence. Nirupa Singh, Dy SP of LIU at Faizabad, in a confidential report to the SSP on October 30 said that Umar, aged 55, was killed when a mob indulged in violence and arson in Mohalla Peelkhana of Mukeempur Pahadpur village.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/kin-refute-cops--version-of-faizabad-death/1029161/

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Gujarat court frames murder charges against Modi baiter Sanjiv Bhatt

Nov 8, 2012

JAMNAGAR (Gujarat): A local court today framed charges of murder and other offences against suspended Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who has been at loggerheads with Narendra Modi government, and six other accused policemen in a 22-year-old case of custodial torture.

Jamkhambaliya Sessions judge N T Solanki, after rejecting the applications of the accused policemen, today completed the process of framing charges and fixed December 4 for recording of evidence. Apart from Bhatt, who has alleged complicity of Chief Minister Narendra Modi in 2002 post-Godhra riots, the six accused policemen are Dipak Bhagwandas Shah, Keshubhai Jadeja, Shailesh Pandya, Pravinsinh Jorubha Jhala, Pravinsinh Babubhai Jhala and Anopsinh Jethwa.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Gujarat-court-frames-murder-charges-against-Modi-baiter-Sanjiv-Bhatt/articleshow/17146654.cms

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Sohrabuddin accused under threat: Intelligence Bureau

Nov 9, 2012

AHMEDABAD: Sabarmati Central Jail authorities have decided not to send police officers accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case to Mumbai for trial despite an order to produce them in court on November 9. The authorities have cited administrative reasons to keep the accused in Ahmedabad, but the real reason could be a threat to their lives by a banned Islamic outfit.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Sohrabuddin-accused-under-threat-Intelligence-Bureau/articleshow/17150014.cms

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Centre assures all help to J&K govt over threat to panchayat members

Nov 9, 2012

NEW DELHI: Amid growing security concerns of panchayat members who have been facing consistent threats from militants in Jammu & Kashmir, the Centre on Thursday promised to provide all assistance to the state government to deal with the situation.

"Whatever assistance the Jammu and Kashmir government wants, we will provide to them...We will give full assistance. There are no issues on that. There is nothing to be scared of," Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said on sidelines of a function here.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Centre-assures-all-help-to-JK-govt-over-threat-to-panchayat-members/articleshow/17149823.cms

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North America

 

Barack Obama to make landmark visit to Myanmar this month

Nov 9, 2012

WASHINGTON/YANGON: President Barack Obama will visit Myanmar this month and meet both its president and its iconic opposition leader, marking a new milestone in US efforts to promote democratic reforms in the once-isolated Southeast Asian country.

Obama will travel to Myanmar as part of a November 17-20 tour of Southeast Asia that will include stops in Thailand and Cambodia, the White House said on Thursday as it confirmed details of his first international trip since voters gave him a second term in an election on Tuesday.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Barack-Obama-to-make-landmark-visit-to-Myanmar-this-month/articleshow/17150981.cms

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Iranian jets fired on US drone in Gulf: Pentagon

 Nov 9, 2012

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon revealed on Thursday that two Iranian fighter jets fired on an unarmed US Predator drone in the Gulf last week but the aircraft was not hit, in an incident that underscored tensions in the region.

The incident occurred on November 1 -- less than a week before America's presidential election -- but the Pentagon kept it quiet until reports of the confrontation leaked out.

"They intercepted the aircraft and fired multiple rounds," spokesman George Little told a news conference.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Iranian-jets-fired-on-US-drone-in-Gulf-Pentagon/articleshow/17155082.cms

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US announce new measures to tighten sanctions against Iran

Nov 9, 2012

WASHINGTON: Tightening its noose around Iran, the United States has announced a set of targeted sanctions against 17 Iranian individuals and entities related to the country's alleged human rights violations.

Within days of its re-election, the Obama administration has rolled out three set of targeted sanctions against Iran.

"Today's designations further demonstrate our resolve to put a stop to the Iranian regime's continued efforts to deny the Iranian people access to information and the ability to speak freely," said the Under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence David Cohen yesterday.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/US-announce-new-measures-to-tighten-sanctions-against-Iran/articleshow/17153396.cms

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Seven US Navy SEALS reprimanded for actions linked to videogame

Nov 9, 2012

WASHINGTON: Seven members of an elite US Navy SEAL team, including one who participated in the raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, have been reprimanded for disclosing classified material while helping produce a videogame, officials said on Thursday.

All seven of the special operations forces who were punished were members of the elite SEAL Team Six, according to CBS News, which first reported the reprimands. CBS said the seven worked for two days this spring and summer as paid consultants on the videogame.

A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed the details of the account. A defense official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said other members of the team are still under investigation in connection with the game.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Seven-US-Navy-SEALS-reprimanded-for-actions-linked-to-videogame/articleshow/17152961.cms

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Africa

 

Mali arrests French radical 'for Islamist ties'

8 Nov 2012

French radical Muslim Ibrahim Ouattara has been arrested in central Mali, defence officials have said.

The 24 year old is suspected to have links to Islamist militants who took control of the north earlier this year.

Earlier this week West African army chiefs adopted a military plan to expel the al-Qaeda linked rebels.

It was reported last month that groups of foreign fighters from Algeria and Western Sahara were arriving in northern Mali to boost Islamist forces.

Full report at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20251770

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Sudan: Rebels Claim They Shot Down Military Plane

November 9, 2012

Sudanese rebels said Thursday that they had ambushed a military patrol, killing 10 soldiers, and shot down a government warplane after its bombs killed two civilians in a southern region. The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North said in a statement that the plane was downed Wednesday by rebels in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan State. The rebels also claimed in a separate statement that they had ambushed a military patrol on Wednesday in South Kordofan, killing 10 soldiers. The claims could not be independently verified. The rebel group has been battling the Sudanese government in South Kordofan, on the border with newly independent South Sudan, since June of last year. The fighting in the region has forced tens of thousands of people to flee to a refugee camp in South Sudan.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/09/world/africa/sudan-rebels-claim-they-shot-down-

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Pakistan

 

Pakistan finalising arrangements to target global arms market

November 9, 2012

KARACHI: Pakistan is close to finalising arrangements to start the commercial sale of locally manufactured rifle including the POF Eye corner shotgun, which has the capability to see around walls and claimed by its makers to be highly effective in close-quarter battles, officials said on Thursday.

The POF Eye named after Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) where it has been made, was first unveiled in 2008 as one of the new weapons to equip military for counterinsurgency campaigns.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/462957/pakistan-finalising-arrangements-to-target-global-arms-market/

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Pak suspends seven policemen for leaving Indian delegation unguarded

Nov 9, 2012

LAHORE: Seven policemen of the Elite Force of Pakistan's Punjab province have been suspended from service for leaving deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and his delegation unguarded while they went to have dinner at a reception here, officials said on Friday.

The incident occurred when a group of businessmen hosted a dinner for Badal and his 45-member delegation at the Royal Country Palm Club on Wednesday.

The Elite Force policemen deputed to guard the Indian delegation rushed off to have dinner, leaving the Indian delegation unprotected.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Pak-suspends-seven-policemen-for-leaving-Indian-delegation-unguarded/articleshow/17157167.cms

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Militants attack checkpost in South Waziristan; one soldier killed

Zahir Shah Sherazi

November 8, 2012

PESHAWAR: At least one security man was killed and another was injured when militants attacked a security checkpost in South Waziristan early Friday, security sources said.

The attack took place at the Toi Khula fort area in the Wana agency headquarters at around 4am (PST) in the morning.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/11/09/one-soldier-killed-one-injured-in-militant-attack-in-s-waziristan/

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It's time to move forward: Hina to Bangladesh

November 9, 2012

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said on Friday that it is time to move forward to a better relationship between Pakistan and Bangladesh forgetting the past.

In response to her Bangladeshi counterpart Dipu Moni's advocacy for a formal apology from Pakistan for the genocide and atrocities committed by Pak army during the 1971 Liberation War, Hina the 35-year old charismatic emissary said this on Friday.

"Since 1974, Pakistan in many occasions have already regretted for the 1971. It's time to look forward for the progress of the two nations", Foreign Secretary Mizarul Quayes told the journalist quoting Hina who met Dipu Moni.

Full report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=42297

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Several, including MNA, injured in Dera Bugti blast

November 8, 2012

QUETTA: Several people were injured in an explosion that took place on Friday at the Gol chowk in Balochistan province’s Dera Bugti district, DawnNews reported.

The blast occurred near a mosque as people were leaving its premises after offering Friday prayers.

Several people were injured in the explosion, including Member National Assembly Mir Ahmadan Bugti and one of his sons.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/11/09/several-including-mna-injured-in-dera-bugti-blast/

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2 militants killed, 2 security personnel injured in Wana attack

By Zulfiqar Ali

November 9, 2012

DI KHAN: Two security personnel were injured when militants attacked the Scouts Fort in Toi Khulla early Friday morning, a security official told The Express Tribune.

The security official said two militants had been killed and four were injured in retaliatory firing.

“Militants, dozens in number, attacked the fort with heavy and light weapons, but the security forces response failed their attack. The attack was from 2pm till 3pm, continued exchange of fire for an hour,” the official added.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/463238/2-militants-killed-2-security-personnel-injured-in-wana-attack/

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Muharram plots: Government loses track of 50 terror suspects

By Asad Kharal

November 9, 2012

LAHORE: Security agencies do not know the whereabouts of 50 members of banned militant groups who are on the government’s watch list of suspected terrorists, according to an intelligence report.

The Fourth Schedule of the Anti Terrorism Act lists all the known members of banned militant organisations and their home addresses.

But in a check conducted between November 1 and November 7, intelligence agents found that at least 50 people in 16 districts were not at their listed home address. Their whereabouts are unknown, according to the intelligence report. It is feared that some suspects may be involved in terrorist atrocities in Muharram.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/463043/muharram-plots-government-loses-track-of-50-terror-suspects/

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Europe

 

November 10 to be celebrated as Malala Day: UN Secretary General

 November 9, 2012

UNITED NATIONS: UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon announced on Thursday that November 10, 2012, will be celebrated as Malala Day world over, Express News reported.

Ki-Moon said that Malala is an inspiration for girls education the world over. Elaborating on what was the significance of November 10 that it was being observed as Malala Day, the UN secretary general said that it marks the 30 day anniversary of Taliban attack on the teenage peace activist from Swat.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/463157/november-10-will-be-celebrat-as-malala-day/

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UK campaigners call for Nobel prize for Pakistani girl Malala

Nov 9, 2012

LONDON: Tens of thousands of Britons called on the government on Friday to nominate Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The 15-year-old is receiving specialist treatment in the English city of Birmingham after gunmen shot her on October 9 for standing up against the Taliban and openly advocating education for women.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/UK-campaigners-call-for-Nobel-prize-for-Pakistani-girl-Malala/articleshow/17153958.cms

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Red Cross says it can't cope with Syrian civil war

Nov 9, 2012

GENEVA: Syria's civil war has been in a downward spiral since summer that makes it impossible for the Red Cross to cope with some of the country's humanitarian needs, the Red Cross president said Thursday.

The civil war in Syria has killed more than 36,000 people and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes since an uprising against the Syrian regime began in March 2011.

Peter Maurer, the head of the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross, said that despite his organization's improved scope of operations in the country, "we can't cope with the worsening of the situation."

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Red-Cross-says-it-cant-cope-with-Syrian-civil-war/articleshow/17149309.cms

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British PM praises Dar Al-Hekma College’s role in education

8 November 2012

Upon his arrival in the Kingdom to meet with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Dar Al-Hekma (DAH) College yesterday.

The Prime Minister was welcomed at the college by the Dean, Dr. Suhair Hassan Al-Qurashi, members of the Board of Trustees, senior management, students and the faculty.

One of the highlights of Prime Minister Cameron’s visit to DAH College was the round table conference with selected students from the law program, and a few alumnae members.

The distinguished alumnae included Maryam Ali Ficociello, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems (MIS) and Mounira Jamjoom, currently working as a senior research specialist at the Ideation Centre, Booz & Company’s Middle East Think Tank.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/cameron-praises-dah-role-education

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France's Hollande says Israel PM turned memorial into 'poll speech'

France's president Hollande slams the Israeli PM Netanyahu for transforming a memorial service for a rabbi and three Jewish schoolchildren shot dead by Al-Qaed on March 19 into a electoral campaign

8 Nov 2012

French President Francois Hollande has criticised Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu for transforming a memorial service for Jews slain by an Islamist gunman in southwestern France into a campaign meeting.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/57581/World/Region/Frances-Hollande-says-Israel-PM-turned-memorial-in.aspx

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Mideast Asia

 

Turkish Air Strikes Kill 13 Kurdish Militants

November 9, 2012

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish air force jets and attack helicopters pounded Kurdish militants along the border with Iraq on Thursday, killing 13, the local governor's office and security sources said on Friday.

The attack was launched after a drone identified a group of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants on the second day of operations in Turkey's southeastern province of Hakkari, bordering Iraq and Iran, the Hakkari governor's office said.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/11/09/world/middleeast/09reuters-turkey-

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NATO mulling missiles for Turkey: Turkish President

November 9, 2012

ANKARA: Turkish President Abdullah Gul confirmed on Thursday that Ankara was in talks with NATO about deploying a defence system on its soil to counter a potential missile threat from Syria.

NATO-member Turkey has already bolstered its own military presence along the 910-km (560-mile) border and has been responding in kind to mortar shells hitting its territory as a result of fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels. A senior Turkish foreign ministry official told Reuters on Wednesday Ankara would be imminently lodging an official request with NATO to station Patriot missiles along the shared border to guard against more violence spilling over.

Full report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012\11\09\story_9-11-2012_pg4_4

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Gaza: Boy Killed as Militants Clash With Israeli Force

By FARES AKRAM

November 9, 2012

A Palestinian boy was killed during clashes between Israeli forces and militants in southeast Gaza on Thursday. A Gaza medical official said that the boy, Ahmed Abu Dagga, 11, was struck in the head by a bullet and died later in a hospital. Hamas, the Islamic militant group that controls Gaza, said he was killed by Israeli fire. Hamas said that its fighters had set off a bomb against an Israeli force that crossed the border into Gaza with tanks and bulldozers. Israeli tanks and helicopter gunships opened fire during the confrontation, residents said. The Israeli military said that soldiers engaged in routine activity along the border came under fire and fired back, and that it was checking on reports of the boy’s death.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/09/world/middleeast/gaza-boy-killed-as-militants-clash-with-israeli-force.html?ref=world&gwh=67A6D6673EF40E4EEB4CA15FA6DA3B3D

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Israel Warns Assad Over Stray Syrian Fire on Golan

November 9, 2012

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday to prevent his anti-insurgency sweeps from spilling over into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, saying it was prepared to defend itself.

The Golan, lost by Damascus in the 1967 Middle East war and mostly quiet for decades, was repeatedly hit by what the Israelis described as stray Syrian ordnance this week.

No one was hurt but nerves were jangled in Israel, which has tried to keep out of the conflict ravaging its old enemy next door.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/11/09/world/middleeast/09reuters-syria-crisis-israel-golan.html?ref=middleeast

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Iran hints at possible new delay in atom power plant's operation

Nov 9, 2012

DUBAI: Iran's first nuclear power plant will become fully operational by early 2013, its energy minister was quoted as saying, more than two months after Russia said it was up and running normally following decades of delay.

The plant near the town of Bushehr on Iran's Gulf coast is a symbol of what Tehran says is its peaceful nuclear ambitions. The West suspects the Islamic Republic is seeking to develop a nuclear weapons capability and imposed tough sanctions on it.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Iran-hints-at-possible-new-delay-in-atom-power-plants-operation/articleshow/17148507.cms

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South Asia

 

Bangladesh asks Pakistan to apologise for 1971 genocide

Nov 09 2012

Bangladesh on Friday demanded a formal apology from Pakistan for the genocide committed by its troops during the 1971 liberation war, but Islamabad said it's time to carry forward ties "burying the past".

During a meeting with her Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar, Foreign Minister Dipu Moni said "Bangladesh expects an apology from Pakistan for the genocide carried out by their troops in 1971".

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/bangladesh-asks-pakistan-to-apologise-for-1971--genocide/1029308/

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Jamaat-e-Islami Nayeb-e-Ameer along with Pak forces killed over 500

November 9, 2012

Detained war crimes suspect Jamaat-e-Islami Nayeb-e-Ameer Maulana Abdus Subhan in collaboration with Pakistani occupation forces killed over 500 people in two unions of Sujanagar upazila of the district during the Liberation War in 1971.

After visiting the unions, a two-member investigation team of International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) told this to journalists at local circuit house yesterday.

The team, comprising ICT Prosecutor Sultan Mahmud Simon and Investigation Officer Matiur Rahman visited Shyamnagar, Vatipara, Harirampur, Singhanagar, Sindurpur and Fokidpur villages under Satbania union and Tarabariain village under Tarabariain union in the upazila and found at least 25 mass graves at the villages.

Full report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=256802

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Pakistan, Afghanistan to revive talks with Taliban

By Kamran Yousaf

November 9, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan are due to hold crucial talks next week in Islamabad to revive a stalled process seeking direct negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, a senior foreign ministry official told The Express Tribune on Thursday.

The official, who asked to remain anonymous, disclosed that top Afghan negotiator Salahuddin Rabbani is expected to travel to Pakistan soon to resume discussions on the Afghan reconciliation process.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/463060/pakistan-afghanistan-to-revive-talks-with-taliban/

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Over 100 murdered in Jessore, Bangladesh in 10 months

November 9, 2012

Law and order situation in the district has become too worrying as murder, robbery, mugging and theft are becoming regular features.

At least of 103 people, including a journalist and 11 political party activists, were murdered in different parts of the district in the last 10 months.

People blame the police administration for failure to control crimes while police point to social degradation for the spate of crimes.

According to newspaper reports, the last murder took place in the district in Jessore Uposhohor area on the night of October 30.

Full report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=256803

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Maldives: ICC sends CSC Chair’s harassment case to parliament to approve his dismissal

By Ahmed Nazeer | November 7th, 2012

Parliament’s Independent Commission’s Committee has decided that the committee has enough evidence to find Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chair Mohamed Fahmy Hassan guilty of harassing a female staff member working under the CSC, and has decided to send the issue to parliament sitting to approve Fahmy’s dismissal.

According to local media, the committee has now sent the report from the committee regarding the issue to the Speaker of Parliament.

The incident is said to have occurred on May 29. In June this year, Police Spokesperson Sub-Inspector Hassan Haneef told Minivan News that the case was lodged at police as well, who were investigating the matter.

Full report at:

http://minivannews.com/politics/independent-commissions-committee-sends-csc-chairs-harassment-case-to-parliament-to-approve-his-dismissal-46931

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Southeast Asia

 

Jailbreak Prompts Jakarta to Check Under Veils

November 9, 2012

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Friday that they would increase security checks on burqa-clad visitors at prisons in the capital after a convicted terrorist apparently escaped under the Islamic veil.

Roki Aprisdianto, 29, sentenced to six years behind bars in 2011, managed to escape undetected Tuesday from the Jakarta Police detention center — home to 70 terrorist inmates — when 23 burqa-clad women came to visit their husbands.

The convicted militant allegedly put on a burqa smuggled in by a visitor, said Jakarta police spokesman Col. Rikwanto. Another inmate told police he saw Aprisdianto wearing a burqa, but no one was recorded visiting him.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/11/09/world/asia/ap-as-indonesia-burqa-jailbreak.html?ref=world

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Malaysian man charged with Facebook insult of sultan

2012/11/09

KUALA LUMPUR: The sister of a Malaysian man who has been charged with insulting a state sultan on Facebook said Friday that he is innocent and will lodge a complaint over his detention.   

Anisa Abdul Jalil said her brother Ahmad Abdul Jalil was charged Thursday with making offensive postings on Facebook last month.

But she said there is no evidence linking Ahmad to the posts in question, which were made by someone using the name ”Zul Yahaya”.

”This is ridiculous as they have failed to build a case against him. We are very angry. It is a dirty game and an abuse of power, an abuse of the court process,” Anisa told the Associated Press.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/11/09/malaysian-man-charged-with-facebook-insult-of-sultan/

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