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India’s Supreme Court stays ‘strange’ Babri Mosque ruling

India’s Supreme Court stays ‘strange’ Babri Mosque ruling

Qaeda used Delhi-based Tablighi Jamaat as cover: WikiLeaks

FIR lodged against Gulshan Rai of Diamond Comics in a blasphemy case

Delhi Tablighi Jamaat Denies Links With Al Qaeda

26/11 survivor chosen to light Israel Independence Day torch

Tablighi Jamaat mosque of East London accused of encouraging Muslim isolationism

Salafi and Christians Interfaith clash in Egypt

NATO strikes target Gaddafi compound

Sovereignty at stake, says ex Pak PM

PM, Obama talk post-Osama situation

Iran doing final pre-start tests at nuclear plant

US rejects Pakistani criticism of raid

West must back Pak against militants: NATO chief

Isfandiyar Ali Pataudi tipped as next ISI chief

Palestinian premier: Government can't pay salaries

`Bigger verdict` given by nation, history in Bhutto case: judge

Libyan tribes seek more oil sales to fight

Charges of incompetence or complicity absurd: Islamabad

Qatar backs transformations taking place in Arab world

Egyptian stocks rebound

US prepared for fights with Pak troops in Osama raid

Names of Osama’s widows released

Osama mission agreed 10 years ago by US, Pak

Al-Qaeda member sent to jail in Germany

750,000 have fled Libya: UN

No one getting Osama bounty: White House

CIA won’t withdraw spy chief in Pakistan: officials

in Laden had Pakistan ‘complicity’: Key US senator

PPP may issue notice to Qureshi

Syria rounds up thousands in house-to-house search

Upheaval in region tops agenda of GCC summit

N-pact with S. Korea and Saudi Arabia to boost power generation

Charities refurnish flood-hit houses in Jeddah

Tunisian youth killed by soldier during protest

US football player targeted for criticizing celebration of Bin Laden’s killing

Legal trouble for US over drones

Boeing sees short term oil price, Mideast impact

Osama bin Laden's Yemeni widow to be repatriated: Pak diplomat

Syrian authorities detain hundreds in fresh raids

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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India’s top court stays ‘strange’ Babri Mosque ruling

May 10, 2011

NEW DELHI: India's Supreme Court on Monday suspended the Allahabad High Court ruling over the partition of a disputed site that has been a flashpoint for Hindu-Muslim clashes, throwing one of the country's most religiously-divisive legal battles into uncertainty.

A two-justice bench questioned the reasoning behind a ruling passed last year that divided the site of the Babri Mosque destroyed by Hindu rioters in 1992 into three separate plots for Hindus, Muslims, and a local Hindu trust.

The demolition of the 16th century mosque in the northern town of Ayodhya triggered some of India's worst riots that killed about 2,000 people. Over 200,000 police were deployed for the September ruling to guard against communal violence.

"This (ruling) is very strange and surprising. Nobody has prayed for partition of the area. The Allahabad High Court has given a new relief which was not sought by anybody," said Aftab Alam, the presiding judge.

The two judges ordered that the "status quo" should be maintained at the site, banning either of the groups from beginning construction activities.

The order comes on the first day of a Supreme Court hearing of petitions from people challenging the partition.

The peaceful response to the ruling last year was a relief for the ruling Congress party, a left-of-centre group with secular roots. The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party has campaigned for a temple to be built on the site.

Hindus say that the demolished mosque was built by a Mughal Emperor on the ruins of a razed temple that marked the birthplace of Ram, the popular Hindu warrior God.

Hindus make up around 80 percent of India's 1.2 billion population.

http://arabnews.com/world/article391207.ece

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Qaeda used Delhi-based Tablighi Jamaat as cover: WikiLeaks

9 May 2011

Delhi-based Islamic missionary movement, the Tablighi Jamaat, has been used by al Qaeda operatives as a cover to obtain travel documents and shelter, as per the latest documents released by WikiLeaks.

As per the disclosures of Guantanamo Bay detainees, released by WikiLeaks and published by a newspaper, Monday, at least three of the hardcore inmates at the prison had stayed at the organisation’s facilities in and around Delhi.

Based on the interrogation reports of 779 inmates, the affiliation with the organisation was “identified as an al-Qaeda cover story”.

The US cables identify Jamaat Tabligh (as the name appears in its records) as a “proselytising organisation that willingly supports terrorists”.

As per a note on the organisation, al Qaeda used the Jamaat to facilitate and fund the international travels of its members. The newspaper report further quotes the US as saying that the organisation has been linked to the 2006 terrorist attacks in Mumbai in which at least 166 people were killed and hundreds injured.

One of the key financiers of al Qaeda, Somalian Muhammad Sulayman is said to have used the Jamaat to get travel documents for Pakistan. “He was denied UN refugee status in India, but he obtained a visa to travel to Pakistan under the sponsorship of Jamaat Tablighi (JT). Detainee stated he had no intention of performing missionary duties or serving with the JT; he just used the group to get a visa,” the record states.

Other important al Qaeda-linked operatives who are claimed to have used the Tablighi Jamaat services are Sudanese Lashkar-e-Toiba recruiter Amir Mohammed and Abdul Bukhary, a Saudi Arabian member of the terror group, who had stayed at the Jamaat headquarters in Delhi for a month, before travelling to Pakistan to join a terror camp.

http://www.onenewspage.in/news/World/20110509/22094469/Qaeda-used-Delhi-based-Tablighi-Jamaat-as-cover.htm

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FIR lodged against Gulshan Rai of Diamond Comics in a blasphemy case

By New Age Islam News Bureau

10 May 2011

New Delhi: It is for the first time in the last many decades that an FIR has been lodged against someone accused of an act of blasphemy against Islam, gloats Hindustan Express in its front-page write-up today. The newspaper is elated at the success of its campaign and does not seem worried that while reporting the issue it too had published the same imaginary photos on its front pages and the Maulanas could someday turn against it too once they realize this.

For publishing imaginary photos and insulting remarks against Prophet Muhammad (SAW) a named FIR no. 228/2011 under IPC Section 153(A) was lodged in Jamia Nagar Police Station last night on the complaint of a social activist Amanullah Khan against Gulshan Rai, the printer and publisher of Diamond Comics.

The complainant in his complaint has said that “the accused in his Diamond Comics edition no. World 78 has published an imaginary photo of the Prophet and that Muslims worship the Prophet (SAW) and his statements are written in the Holy Quran.  Also written in the said FIR is that the publisher has hurt the sentiments of the Muslims and has tried to disrupt the peace of the society. Hence severe action should be taken against the accused.

In his complaint the complainant has attached the Comics copy of World 78 dt. 30th April 2011 and the copy of Hindustan Express dt. 25th April 2011, carrying the news in bold letters. A notice has also been issued to the accused.

Protest meetings, conferences and talks were organized in different cities and town of the country. As far as Delhi is concerned, where there are lots of Islamic schools, madarsas and organisations, it kept mum on the matter as if they do not have any concern with the Prophet (pbuh). These organizations raise a hue and cry on international issues but none of them came forward to even lodge a protest with the Government and its agencies.

Gulshan Rai, the accused in this case has time and again told the police that it is an old issue. “He is trying to misguide the police and action will be taken against him”, said a non Muslim SHO but some of our Muslim leaders, complains, Hindustan Express (9 May 2011),  are still favouring Gulshan Rai, saying that he has already asked for forgiveness and that it is an old issue.

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Delhi Tablighi Jamaat Denies Links With Al Qaeda

10-05-11

New Delhi, May 9:  Al-Qaeda operatives used a New Delhi-based organisation, Tablighi Jamaat, as a cover to obtain travel documents and shelter, according to disclosures of Guantanamo Bay detainees, released by WikiLeaks, reports Indian Express.

The affiliation with the organisation was “identified as an al-Qaeda cover story”.Furthermore, say the papers, at least three of the hardcore inmates at the prison had stayed at the organisation’s facilities in Delhi and around.

The records revealed by WikiLeaks contain interrogation reports and analysis of 779 inmates of the Cuba bay prison.

Rubbishing the charge, Syed Shaukat Ali, who is associated with the Tablighi Jamaat, said their facilities were open to all. Questioning the authenticity of the WikiLeaks records, he said: “It is known that such statements are forced to be made under duress. Anybody can visit the mosque at Nizamuddin as it is open to all. You can also go. Please visit and see it for yourself.”

The US records identify the New Delhi-headquartered Jamaat Tabligh (as the name appears in its records) as a “proselytising organisation that willingly supports terrorists”.

A note on the organisation buried deep in the files states, “Affiliation with the JT (Jamaat Tabligh) has been identified as an al-Qaida cover story. Al-Qaida used the JT to facilitate and fund the international travels of its members. Most recently the JT has been linked to the 11 July, 2006, terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, in which at least 207 people were killed and over 800 injured.”

The records also say that “Al-Qaida used the JT to facilitate and fund the international travel of its members”. Several of the inmates are recorded as having used JT’s facilities in India and abroad for shelter and travel documents.

Somalian resident Muhammad Sulayman, who has been identified as a member and financier of al-Qaeda, used the New Delhi HQ of the organisation to get travel documents for Pakistan. “He was denied UN refugee status in India, but he obtained a visa to travel to Pakistan under the sponsorship of Jamaat Tablighi (JT). Detainee stated he had no intention of performing missionary duties or serving with the JT; he just used the group to get a visa,” the record states.

A Sudanese Lashkar-e-Toiba recruiter, Amir Mohammed, has also been recorded as using the JT to obtain a visa for Pakistan where he joined a terror training camp. “In early 1991, detainee flew from Sudan to India (IN) via Kenya. On the flight to India, detainee met a representative of the Tabligh movement who told detainee about a large Tabligh center in New Delhi, IN, where he could go for assistance. Detainee misrepresented himself as an interested Tabligh candidate in order to obtain a Pakistani visa,” his dossier states.

Abdul Bukhary, a Saudi Arabian member of the al-Qaeda is recorded as staying at the “JT headquarters in Nizam-e-Alden for a month”, before travelling to Pakistan to join a terror camp.

While there are several other records in the files on the organisation, members say that the Tablighi Jamaat is not a formal organisation but can be called a group of missionaries “engaged in conducting religious discourses at mosques to impart lessons in Islam and Islamic faith”.

While denying claims that al-Qaeda operatives stayed at its headquarters in Nizammudin, Syed Shaukat Ali, who is associated with the organisation, said foreigners did participate at prayers but their passports were submitted for verification. “We get to know their (foreigners’) details beforehand as such visits are coordinated by Tablighi chapters abroad. Besides, foreigners are generally asked to submit their passports for verification,” he said.

http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/World/Delhi_Tablighi_Jamaat_Denies_Links_With-3730.html

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26/11 survivor chosen to light Israel Independence Day torch

10, MAY 2011

JERUSALEM: A four-and-a-half-year-old survivor of the 26/11 terror attacks, who lost his parents in the carnage, was chosen to light one of the torches at the state ceremony commemorating Israel's 63rd Independence Day.

Moshe Hotzberg's grandfather, Rabbi Rosenberg, lit the torch on Monday evening on behalf of his grandchild, who was seated in the audience, and said he was doing so with the hope that "it will spread the message of love for Israel everywhere and at every place".

"May God help conquer terror and hate", Rosenberg, who is raising the child along with his wife and the courageous Indian nanny, Sandra Samuels, who risked her own life to save Moshe, said at the lighting ceremony.

Ful report:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/26/11-survivor-chosen-to-light-Israel-Independence-Day-torch/articleshow/8212898.cms

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Tablighi Jamaat mosque accused of encouraging Muslim isolationism

10, MAY 2011

The Islamic group Tablighi Jamaat, which is fighting to keep its east London mosque, is described as a supremacist movement at a planning inquiry

Tablighi Jamaat's mosque in east London. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian

An Islamic group fighting to keep its east London mosque, near to the Olympics site, has been described by opponents as a "supremacist movement" that encourages isolationism from wider British society.

Tablighi Jamaat, a global proselytising movement with tens of thousands of members in the UK, is trying to overturn an enforcement notice on its mosque, called the Riverine Centre, after temporary planning permission expired in 2006.

A planning inquiry at Newham town hall will determine whether the group can continue to use the modest collection of buildings. On Thursday it heard that followers of Tablighi Jamaat were taught to "shun integration with all unbelievers in order to be uncontaminated Muslims and to isolate themselves from wider society".

According to evidence from Dr Taj Hargey, an imam who runs a progressive Islamic educational centre in Oxford, the "isolationist dynamic" of Tablighi Jamaat has caused the growth of a "separatist Muslim enclave" in the streets around its Dewsbury headquarters.

Hargey was called as a witness by Newham Concern, a local campaign group which has long opposed Tablighi Jamaat and its ambitions to expand its facilities. The group is behind plans to build a much larger facility at the site, dubbed a "megamosque" by the media, although it currently has no planning application in place.

Hargey told the inquiry that Tablighi Jamaat had "achieved very little for the community" and rejected the group's assertions that closing the mosque would lead to the marginalisation of Muslim youth.

He said: "Over the past 14 years that TJ has occupied the site it has furnished no proven track record of opening their facilities to the wider Muslim community, let alone non-Muslim community. In that time they have not even managed to create any facilities for women. The facility itself currently contributes substantially to marginalisation". He described it as a "supremacist movement with adverse implications for the government's community cohesion policies".

Newham Concern also called Tehmina Kazi, from the group British Muslims for Secular Democracy, as a witness.

Ful report:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/18/tablighi-jamaat-mosque-row

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Salafi and Christians Interfaith clash in Egypt

10, MAY 2011

RELATIONS between Egypt’s Muslims and Christians have degenerated to a new low after riots left 12 people dead and a church burned, adding to the disorder of the country’s post- revolution transition to democracy.

The attack on the church was the latest sign of assertiveness by an extreme, ultraconservative movement of Muslims known as Salafis, whose increasing hostility toward Egypt’s Coptic Christians over the past few months has met with little interference from the country’s military rulers.

Ful report:

http://epaper.mailtoday.in/epaperhome.aspx?issue=1052011

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NATO strikes target Gaddafi compound

10, May 2011

A number of blasts were heard from apparent NATO missile strikes targeting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's compound and other sites in Tripoli on Tuesday, witnesses said. Few details were immediately available, but the blasts occurred against a backdrop of a stalemate in the rebel war to unseat Gad

dafi and the resulting dilemma for Western powers over whether to offer covert aid to the rebel cause.

Ful report:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/africa/NATO-strikes-target-Gaddafi-compound/Article1-695628.aspx

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Sovereignty at stake, says ex Pak PM

10, May 2011

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif said on Monday that the recent US operation to kill Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad had put the country`s sovereignty at stake.

Talking to newsmen at the residence of former Lahore district nazim Mian Amir Mahmood, the PML-N leader said the country faced a dangerous situation which called for national unity.

Ful report:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/10/sovereignty-at-stake-says-nawaz.html

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PM, Obama talk post-Osama situation

10, May 2011

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke with US President Barack Obama on Monday, discussing the situation in the Indian subcontinent following Osama bin Laden's killing in Pakistan. "It was a warm conversation, which covered wide range of subjects. They discussed further growth and development of India

-US relations and the situation in the region," the spokesperson at the Prime Minister's Office said.

Ful report:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/newdelhi/PM-Obama-talk-post-Osama-situation/Article1-695476.aspx

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Iran doing final pre-start tests at nuclear plant

May 9, 2011

TEHRAN: Iran is conducting final tests at its first nuclear power plant and it is expected to start generating electricity in the next two months, Iranian media said on Monday.

Meant to be the first of a network of nuclear power stations Iran says it is planning, the Russian-built Bushehr complex has missed deadline after deadline to come on stream, most recently fuel had to be removed and checked for technical problems.

Ful report:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article391106.ece

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US rejects Pakistani criticism of raid

10, May 2011

WASHINGTON: The United States said Monday it would not "apologize" for launching a raid to kill Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil, after the Islamabad government complained about US "unilateralism."

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Washington took Pakistani complaints seriously but added: "we also do not apologize for the action that this president took."

He said Obama was convinced that he had the "right and imperative" to mount the raid, and noted that the president said during his campaign he would act to get bin Laden in Pakistan if necessary.

Ful report:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15331

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West must back Pak against militants: NATO chief

10, May 2011

ATLANTA: Western governments must work with Pakistan to increase the fight against militants on its border with Afghanistan, NATO's secretary general said on Monday.

Adding his voice to the security debate following the May 2 killing of bin Laden, Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he saw "no alternative" to cooperating with Pakistan in the war against terrorism.

In a speech to the World Affairs Council in Atlanta, the head of the 28-nation Western military alliance expressed appreciation for the efforts so far by Pakistan's military to fight militants in its border region with Afghanistan.

"But I think more could be done," Rasmussen said.

Ful report:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15339

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Isfandiyar Ali Pataudi tipped as next ISI chief

Joys Joseph

May 10, 2011

NEW DELHI: With Pakistan's military-intelligence complex reeling from the embarrassment Americans inflicted when they took out Osama bin Laden in the garrison town of Abbottabad, speculation is rife that ISI chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha may have to step down.

Ful report:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Pataudis-first-cousin-tipped-as-next-ISI-chief/articleshow/8211237.cms

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Palestinian premier: Government can't pay salaries

10, MAY 2011

(AP)  RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian prime minister says Israel's seizure of millions of dollars in tax funds has left him unable to pay the salaries of 160,000 government workers.

Ful report:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/05/09/ap/middleeast/main20061181.shtml#ixzz1LxP2UPaC

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/05/09/ap/middleeast/main20061181.shtml

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`Bigger verdict` given by nation, history in Bhutto case: judge

By Nasir Iqbal

10, MAY

ISLAMABAD: A judge of the Supreme Court said on Monday he wondered what was the need of seeking opinion of the court on the controversial execution of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto when even a bigger verdict had already been given by the entire nation, the country and history.

“In this case the country, the nation and history may have given a verdict which is a bigger verdict then why they are seeking opinion from the court when the verdict has already been given,” Justice Mohammad Sair Ali observed.

But Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, who heads an 11-judge bench hearing a Ful report:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/10/bigger-verdict-given-by-nation-history-in-bhutto-case-judge.html

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Libyan tribes seek more oil sales to fight

10, MAY 2011

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Tribal leaders from rebel-held parts of Libya say more oil sales are needed to arm and supply their regions against Moammar Gadhafi's forces.

More than 20 leaders from various tribes and councils backing the Libyan rebels gathered in Abu Dhabi on Monday to coordinate strategies.

They say that more oil sales are needed to help bring arms and supplies to all areas that support the uprising against Gadhafi. But rebel officials say it could be weeks before oil shipments can resume because of damage to equipment.

Last month, the Gulf state of Qatar helped rebels complete the sale of 1 million barrels of crude that netted roughly $129 million. The tribal leaders plan to travel to Qatar's capital Doha on Tuesday.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42954497/ns/world_news-mideastn_africa

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Charges of incompetence or complicity absurd: Islamabad

10, MAY 2011

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani speaks during a Parliament session in Islamabad on Monday. (Reuters)

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s prime minister on Monday dismissed as “absurd” allegations that the killing of Osama Bin Laden by US troops in the country showed Pakistani incompetence or complicity in hiding the Al-Qaeda leader.

Ful report:

http://arabnews.com/world/article391259.ece

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Qatar backs transformations taking place in Arab world

By MOBIN PANDIT

10, MAY 2011

DOHA: Qatar's leaders on Monday backed and justified the transformations taking place in the Arab world, arguing that they basically reflect people’s aspiration for change and freedom.

In a speech at the opening of the 11th Doha Forum at the Doha Sheraton, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar's heir apparent, pointed out that because the fundamental values of freedom, equality, social justice and respect for human rights that all the religions of the world and international conventions stand for are ignored, the aspirations of the new generations in the Mideastern region remain unfulfilled.

This has meant denial of dignity, self-respect and freedom to the people of the region, he said.

Ful report:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article391156.ece

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Egyptian stocks rebound

May 10, 2011

CAIRO/DUBAI: Egyptian stocks rebounded on Monday on a report of $1 billion US debt relief for Egypt while Gulf markets were mixed after being hit by an oil-price drop.

Egypt's main index rose 1.1 percent to 4,934 points after three days of decline following a Washington Post report that the aid would be part of a major package that would also include trade and investment incentives.

"This is very good. It would eliminate the possibility that Egypt won't be able to meet it debt repayments," said Nader Khedr, an investment and capital market analyst.

Qatar's index climbed 1 percent to 8,544 points after falling in five of the past six sessions, as stocks aligned with upbeat economic forecasts.

Ful report:

http://arabnews.com/economy/corporatenews/article391283.ece

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US prepared for fights with Pak troops in Osama raid

10, May 2011

WASHINGTON: US official has revealed that assault force hunting down Osama bin Laden last week was large enough to fight its way out of Pakistan if confronted by local troops.

According to the official, two teams of specialists were on standby in this regard.

He said that Obama while reviewing the plans insisted to increase the troops for the protection of assault team, after which two extra helicopters packed with SEALs were put on alert to control any untoward incident.

Ful report:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15342

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Names of Osama’s widows released

10, MAY 2011

WASHINGTON: US officials have released the names of three widows of al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden which were arrested from Abbottabad compound.

According to American television, the three widows who were living with Osama Bin Laden have been identified as Umm-e-Hamza, Umm-e-Khalid and Amal al Saada.

Umm-e-Hamza and Umm-e- Khalid hailed from Saudi while Amal al Saada is Yemeni national. Fourth widow of Osama lived in Syria.

US official said that Pakistan agreed to give access to the US for quizzing Osama’s widows.

http://www.thenews.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15340

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Osama mission agreed 10 years ago by US, Pak

10, May 2011

LONDON: The US and Pakistan struck a secret deal almost a decade ago permitting a US operation against Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil, British daily newspaper report quoted.

The deal was struck between the military leader General Pervez Musharraf and President George Bush after Bin Laden escaped US forces in the mountains of Tora Bora in late 2001, British newspaper reported quoting retired Pakistani and US officials.

Ful report:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15334

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Al-Qaeda member sent to jail in Germany

May 10, 2011

BERLIN: A German-Syrian dual national who has admitted belonging to Al-Qaeda has been convicted of membership in a terrorist group and given a prison sentence of four years and nine months. The Frankfurt state court also found Monday that Rami Makanesi trained at an Al-Qaeda paramilitary camp in Pakistan's lawless border region.

Judge Thomas Sagebiel said the defendant cooperated fully with investigators - opening the way for a plea deal under which prosecutors and the defense agreed to a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

The 25-year-old was arrested in Pakistan in June 2010. He was extradited two months later. Prosecutors said Makanesi was planning to return to Germany to raise funds for Al-Qaeda and also be in place for terrorist operations if needed.

http://arabnews.com/world/article391221.ece

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750,000 have fled Libya: UN

10, May 2011

UNITED NATIONS: Three quarters of a million people have fled Libya since Moamer Kadhafi's forces launched an offensive against anti-government demonstrators, the UN humanitarian chief said Monday.

"The conflict, the breakdown of state infrastructure and shortages of cash and fuel are causing serious problems to the population of Libya," Valerie Amos, UN chief humanitarian coordinator, told the UN Security Council.

The United Nations could not give an accurate figure for the number of casualties since the conflict erupted in mid-February.

But more than 746,000 people have fled the country, about 5,000 are stranded at border points in Egypt, Tunisia and Niger and some 58,000 are displaced in eastern Libya, Amos said.

Ful report:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15338

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No one getting Osama bounty: White House

10, May 2011

WASHINGTON: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Monday that no one would receive the federal government's $25 million reward money for finding Osama bin Laden because no one intentionally directed U.S. intelligence officials to the al Qaeda leader.

In a press briefing on Monday, Carney said "as far as I'm aware, no one knowledgeably said, 'Oh, Osama bin Laden's over here in Abbottabad at 5703, you know, Green Avenue.'

Carney said that the reward isn't given if someone "accidentally" provides the necessary information through the intelligence gathering process.

Ful report:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15335

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CIA won’t withdraw spy chief in Pakistan: officials

10, May 2011

WASHINGTON: The Central Intelligence Agency has no intention of bringing home its chief operative in Pakistan despite an apparent attempt by the Pakistani media to unmask his identity, US officials said on Monday.

While the Pakistani media reports apparently were inaccurate, US officials said they believe the leak was a calculated attempt to divert attention from American demands for explanations of how Osama bin Laden could have hidden for years near Pakistan’s principal military academy.

Ful report:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/10/cia-wont-withdraw-spy-chief-in-pakistan-officials.html

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Bin Laden had Pakistan ‘complicity’: Key US senator

10, May 2011

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney answers a question during a press briefing at the White House in Washington on May 9, 2011. The US said that it would not “apologize” for launching a raid to kill al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil, after the Islamabad government complained about US “unilateralism.” Carney said Washington took Pakistani complaints seriously but added: “we also do not apologize for the action that this president took.” Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani earlier complained about the US raid on Abbottabad last week which killed bin Laden, after the Pakistani government was not informed in advance. — AFP PHOTO

WASHINGTON: US Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein charged Monday that slain al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden could not have lived as he did in Pakistan without some official complicity. “I just don’t believe it was done without some form of complicity,” Feinstein told reporters as she delivered a stark and scathing warning to the troubled US ally to do more to battle extremists or risk souring ties.

“I think either we’re going to be allies in fighting terror, or the relationship makes less and less sense to me,” said the senator, who indicated she foresaw cuts in billions in US aid absent a course correction in Islamabad.

Ful report:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/10/bin-laden-had-pakistan-%E2%80%98complicity%E2%80%99-key-us-senator.html

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PPP may issue notice to Qureshi

By Amir Wasim

10, May 2011

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People`s Party plans to take a `disciplinary action` against former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi for making public statements against the party leadership, sources in the party told on Monday.

Although Mr Qureshi has been issuing statements which are not in line with the party policy for about three months, the party leadership has now decided to issue a show-cause notice for his latest assault on the leadership during a press conference in Lahore last week in which he called for resignation of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani over the May 2 US operation in Abbottabad.

Ful report:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/10/ppp-may-issue-notice-to-qureshi.html

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Syria rounds up thousands in house-to-house search

May 10, 2011

DAMASCUS: Syrian security forces rounded up thousands of men as they went house to house in a bid to crush an anti-regime protest movement in the coastal city of Banias on Monday, as shots rang out in a Damascus suburb surrounded by troops, activists said.

Protests organizers meanwhile called for a day of solidarity Tuesday with “prisoners of conscience” held in Syrian jails, according to a statement posted on the Syrian Revolution 2011 Facebook page.

Ful report:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article391260.ece

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Upheaval in region tops agenda of GCC summit

By GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN

May 10, 2011

RIYADH: Major political developments in the Arab world, including the strained relations between the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Iran, will top the agenda when GCC heads of state meet here on Tuesday.

This consultative meeting of the GCC leaders will also share information and look at possible ways to solve the crises in a number of states in the region, in particular Yemen, Libya, Syria and Iraq as well as Afghanistan.

The meeting, which comes a week after the killing of terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden and amid delays in the endorsement of the GCC-brokered deal for Yemen, is expected to “shed light on the security situation in the region and terrorism at large,” said a GCC spokesman, without divulging more details.

Ful report:

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article391284.ece

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N-pact with S. Korea and Saudi Arabia to boost power generation

May 10, 2011

RIYADH: The Council of Ministers announced on Monday the Kingdom’s plan to sign a cooperation agreement with South Korea for peaceful use of nuclear energy. Hashim Yamani, president of the King Abdullah City for Nuclear and Renewable Energy, has been authorized to sign the pact, the Saudi Press Agency said.

The Cabinet had authorized Yamani to sign a similar agreement with China last month. The Kingdom signed its first ever nuclear treaty with France in February, paving the way for the Kingdom's long-term plans to build power stations utilizing alternative energy sources to produce electricity and water.

Ful report:

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article391279.ece

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Charities refurnish flood-hit houses in Jeddah

By GALAL FAKKAR

May 10, 2011

JEDDAH: Almost six months after the rain disaster in Jeddah, efforts to contain its aftermath continue. The latest of the remedial efforts was the completion of a project to refurnish a number of damaged homes.

The scheme was a joint effort by Al-Bir Welfare Society and Al-Waleed bin Talal Charity Foundation (WTCF).

Chairman of Al-Bir’s board of directors Mazen Batterjee said the society had completed distributing the household appliances provided by the WTCF after specifying the needs of the victims.

He said the appliances, consisting of air conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines, were distributed in Al-Balad, Hindawiyah, Dhahban and Al-Khumra districts.

“The distribution plan was approved by the coordination committee formed by the Ministry of Social Affairs,” Batterjee said. “The society has implemented a number of relief projects for the victims since the beginning of the rain crisis,” he added.

Batterjee lauded Al-Waleed Foundation’s efforts to relieve the suffering of the victims and said the foundation has been successfully carrying out its noble humanitarian and relief message.

Ful report:

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article391247.ece

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Tunisian youth killed by soldier during protest

May 10, 2011

TUNIS: A local party official in Tunisia says one of its members was shot and killed by a soldier during a stand off between protesting youths and armed forces in front of an administrative building outside the capital.

Mahmoud Toumi, 26, died on the way to the hospital after being shot in the stomach by a soldier in Soliman, a town east of Tunis.

Ful report:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article391122.ece

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US football player targeted for criticizing celebration of Bin Laden’s killing

By JERRY WHITE

May 9, 2011

Following the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, the news media and virtually every avenue of American popular culture was activated to manufacture an atmosphere of jingoism and celebration over the killing of the Al-Qaeda leader.

As has so often been the case, in particular since Sept. 11, 2001, professional sports has been used to create a false aura of "national unity" and intimidate anyone critical of the criminal actions of the US government.

The backward chants of "USA! USA!" by a section of the crowd at the Philadelphia Phillies vs. the New York Mets baseball game Sunday night— following the announcement of the Bin Laden killing — was followed by a week of sporting events where soldiers threw out the ceremonial first pitches and the routine singing of the national anthem at the National Basketball playoffs became the occasion for even more crude displays of flag-waving patriotism and militarism.

Ful report:

http://arabnews.com/world/article390596.ece

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Legal trouble for US over drones

May 10, 2011

LONDON: A human rights group says it is searching for ways to use the British and American legal system to pursue those behind the drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal belt.

Reprieve Director Clive Stafford-Smith, a London-based lawyer who has fought for Guantanamo detainees, says there are «endless ways in which the courts in Britain, the courts in America, the international courts and Pakistani courts can get involved» in legal bids to block the drone strikes.

Stafford-Smith gave few details of his proposed legal campaign Monday, but Reprieve has seen past success in defending those caught up in the US campaign against international terrorism.

The legal advocacy group has represented several Guantanamo Bay detainees, including UK resident Binyam Mohamed.

http://arabnews.com/world/article391224.ece

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Boeing sees short term oil price, Mideast impact

May 10, 2011

DUBAI: Plane maker Boeing said high fuel prices and the social unrest in the Middle East may have an impact on the orders it receives from the region in the short term.

The aircraft manufacturer, which has a backlog of 3,445 airplanes, said 345 of the these have been ordered by airline customers in the Middle East.

Ful report:

http://arabnews.com/economy/article390982.ece

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Osama bin Laden's Yemeni widow to be repatriated: Pak diplomat

10, May 2011

DUBAI: Slain al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden's detained relatives, including his 29-year-old Yemeni widow, will be repatriated back to their home countries after their initial interrogations are completed, a Pakistani diplomat has said.

Bin Laden's Yemeni widow Amal Ahmed Abdul Fattah was with her husband in a bedroom when US special forces stormed the house. She was shot in the leg while attempting to defend her husband and is currently being detained in a hospital in Pakistan.

Ful report:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Osama-bin-Ladens-Yemeni-widow-to-be-repatriated-Pak-diplomat/articleshow/8206951.cms

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Syrian authorities detain hundreds in fresh raids

10, May 2011

Syrian security forces arrested hundreds of activists and anti-government protesters in house-to-house raids across the country on Monday, part of an escalating government crackdown aimed at stamping out a revolt engulfing the country. President Bashar Assad has dispatched army troops and tanks to c

rush the seven-week uprising that has posed the most serious challenge to his family's 40-year rule. Assad's regime appears determined to crush the uprising by force and intimidation, despite rapidly growing international outrage and a death toll that has topped 630 civilians since the unrest began, according to rights groups.

Monday's arrests, which zeroed in on the protests' organisers and participants, were focused in four areas the central city of Homs, the coastal city of Banias, some suburbs of the capital Damascus and villages around the southern flashpoint city of Daraa, said Rami Abdul-Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

He and other activists said the crackle of gunfire could be heard in the Damascus suburb of Maadamiyeh.

Ful report:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/restofasia/Syrian-authorities-detain-hundreds-in-fresh-raids/Article1-695620.aspx

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