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Islamic World News ( 11 May 2011, NewAgeIslam.Com)

Pak lawmaker leads prayer for Osama in Parliament

Pak lawmaker leads prayer for Osama in Parliament

Fatwa can't be imposed: India’s highest court

Saudi women 'gaining ground after long struggle'

Son says bin Laden burial demeans family

Osama bin Laden sought 'new 9/11' to force US out of Middle East

Two grenades thrown at Saudi consulate in Karachi

US dismisses lawmakers' demand for aid cut to Pakistan

India confirms Chinese military in PoK

Israel admits it covertly cancelled residency status of 140,000 Palestinians

Master plotter Ilyas Kashmiri may now head Qaida'

Yemeni forces kill 18 and wound hundreds as unrest escalates

Syrian tanks shell towns, 19 killed

Grenade attack on Saudi Consulate

Osama killing: Pak govt, army not on same page

Al-Qaeda warns US of new jihad after bin Laden

CIA shows Osama's photos to some US lawmakers

Officials: Bin Laden eyed small cities as targets

Israel is getting away with robbing Palestinian taxes

ISI hires US attorneys, pleads immunity in 26/11 case

Libyan TV shows first footage of Gaddafi in two weeks

U.S. attacks militants in Pakistan as pressure grows

Bin Laden raid 'not assassination': US law chief

Three terror suspects surrender: Saudi Arabia

Deadly clashes and gunfire rattle Syria protest hubs

US had right to kill bin Laden'

Yemen Al-Qaeda warns fight not over, ‘worse to come’

Books Qaddafi banned sell well in eastern Libya

Pak Govt to respond PML-N's suggestion after consultation

Mideast peace requires Palestinian self-criticism

Pakistan welcomes prospective US visit

US senator describes ‘gruesome’ bin Laden photos

Kingdom extended $100 billion in foreign aid to 95 Developing Countries: Madani

Iran seeks enhanced regional role

Pakistan says will not share US helicopter wreckage

Osama bin Laden's journal found at compound: US official

Indian delegation in Pakistan to discuss water issues

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Pak lawmaker leads prayer for Osama in Parliament

May 12, 2011

Pakistani Parliamentarians were left stunned when a lawmaker led a prayer for slain AL Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in the National Assembly despite being told by Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi not to do so.

Maulvi Asmatullah, an independent candidate from Zbob in Balochistan province, stood up in the lower house of Parliament on Tuesday and said lawmakers should pray for bin Laden, who was killed by US commandos in a unilateral raid on his hideout in Abbottabad near here on May 2.

Two lawmakers from the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province —former federal minister Attaur Rehman, the younger brother of JUI chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman; and Laiq Muhammad Khan -- as well as Minister of State for Health Shahjehan Yousaf of the PML-Q and PPP parliamentarian Sher Muhammad Baloch participated in the ‘fateha’ prayer that lasted about a minute.

Deputy Speaker Kundi, who was administering the proceedings, could not convince the lawmakers to stick to the rules of business.

“What you are doing? I did not give you permission,” Kundi said.

Before offering the prayer for bin laden, Asmatullah said: “The Americans claim they allowed the last rites for Osama bin Laden to be performed according to Islamic values. So it is proper for us to pray for bin Laden also.”

The scene stunned most lawmakers who were in the House and members of the treasury benches looked on helplessly, media reports said on Wednesday.

Asmatullah broke away from the JUI party last year and formed his own party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Nazriati. Asmatullah’s party had organised the first major protest in Quetta after the killing of bin Laden.

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said in Parliament that the elimination of bin Laden was “justice done” though Pakistan would retaliate with “full force” if the US or any other country tried to conduct a raid similar to the one that killed the Al Qaeda leader.

In a separate development in Balochistan province, five ministers from the ruling PPP have demanded the immediate expulsion of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam from the provincial Cabinet for promoting terrorism by supporting the Taliban.

PPP Minister Mir Sadiq Umrani raised the matter in the Provincial Assembly on Tuesday and walked out of the House after accusing the JUI of being involved in terrorism.

Umrani was joined by four other PPP ministers.

http://www.dailypioneer.com/337979/Pak-lawmaker-leads-prayer-for-Osama-in-Parliament.html

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Fatwa can't be imposed: India’s highest court

May 12, 2011

Apex court modifies verdict on fatwa, says it can't be a means for punishment

Modifying a High Court verdict declaring fatwa (religious sermon) illegal, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that properly educated persons can issue fatwa but cannot force anyone to accept it.

“No punishment including physical violence or mental torture in any form can be imposed or implicated on any body in pursuance of fatwa,” the court said in its verdict.

No body can pronounce fatwa that violates or affects the right or reputation or dignity of any individual, it added.

The apex court said properly educated persons can issue fatwa on religious matters. But it can only be accepted voluntarily. Any coercion or undue influence in any form to force it on anyone is forbidden, the SC ruled categorically.

A six-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque came up with the verdict after allowing in part two separate appeals filed against the Hight court verdict that declared fatwa illegal.

The SC in its short order said the declaration of the HC division that impugned fatwa is void and unauthorised, if maintained.

On January 1, 2001, the HC declared all punishments imposed in the name of fatwa illegal. The verdict came following a hearing on a suo moto rule issued earlier by the court after a newspaper report on Hilla marriage (marriage with a third person).

Human rights organisations-- Bangladesh Mahila Parishad and Ain O Salish Kendra-- argued against fatwa before the HC.

The same year Mufti Mohammad Toyeeb and Abul Kalam Azad filed two appeals with the SC against the HC verdict.

The SC on March 1 this year started hearing the long overdue appeal.

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=29773

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Saudi women 'gaining ground after long struggle'

By ABDULHAI YOUSEF

May 12, 2011

RIYADH: The late introduction of women’s education in Saudi Arabia has not limited their ability to make considerable gains and rights.

On the local front, Saudi women have been able to reach official decision-making positions in a number of ministries. Externally, they have occupied high executive posts in many international organizations.

The story of Saudi women striving to gain their legitimate rights in education and work, and to make their own decisions on personal affairs is an interesting one, characterized by long years of hard labor by pioneering women. Whether in big cities or remote villages, the battles are the same.

The first of these battles was in the field of education. During the 1920s, education for Saudi women was an “impossible dream.” The culture then was replete with the idea that girl’s education was “sedition” and a source of corruption. Moreover, society considered education of women as opposed to Islam, making its presence in the land of the two holy mosques unimaginable. Girls then had two directions to go to: either her husband's house or the grave.

A decision by King Saud changed the attitude of society toward the issue, resulting in the establishment of girls' schools in towns and villages starting from 1959. Society's rejection of girl's education began to weaken gradually. By the 1970s, those who objected to girl's education began to look at it as an honor and a duty.

This big gain — realized by granting Saudi women their right to education and its expansion to university and above, which came as the result of a long struggle — was the key to spectacular achievements made by Saudi women.

Saudi women entered all sectors of investment, joined work in various ministries, became diplomats and joined the fields of medicine, engineering, pharmacology and law. She also became a businesswoman. The Saudi woman has ultimately made a breakthrough in a society that is governed by traditions against the appearance of women.

Halima Muzaffar, a famous woman writer and literary critic, said that this long journey of struggle has not finished yet. “There are still many rights that Saudi women have not achieved. She cannot, for instance, run her own business. Despite her success in the field of journalism, not a single Saudi woman has climbed to the rank of a newspaper's editor in chief,” she said.

Muzaffar believes that each Saudi woman deserves the title of “struggler.” She said the battle of Saudi women for their absent rights ignored by the male-dominated society was a long and onerous one. “This society wants to open up for everything except for women,” she said.

Suhaila Zain Al-Abideen said the demands of Saudi women are numerous and diversified. “The guardianship should be lifted off the adult woman. The Saudi woman should have all her political rights enshrined in Islam. She has to be a member of all committees of the Shoura Council,” she said.

Al-Abideen called for the establishment of special family courts and also for women legal consultation departments adjacent to the courts. “There should be a law for personal affairs emanating from the Qur'an and Sunna to be codified by eminent scholars, including women. Saudi women should also be members of the Supreme Council of Scholars. Males who practice family violence should be severely punished,” she said.

Although Al-Abideen has made a long list of rights that have not yet been achieved, she said many successes were attained. She recalled that a number of Saudi women were well positioned locally and internationally. She mentioned in this regard Thuraya Obaid of the UN Population Fund and Lubna Olayan, who is a renowned investor in the international financial markets.

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article396218.ece

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Son says bin Laden burial demeans family

11/05/2011

A statement purporting to come from a son of Osama bin Laden denounced the al-Qaeda leader’s killing as ‘criminal’ and said his burial at sea had humiliated the family, an online monitoring service said.

The statement, attributed to Omar bin Laden, bin Laden’s fourth eldest son, said the al-Qaeda chief’s children reserved the right to take legal action in the United States and internationally to ‘determine the true fate of our vanished father,’ the SITE Intelligence Group said.

In a joint letter bi Laden’s family said it wanted to know ‘why an unarmed man was not arrested and tried in a court of law so that truth is revealed to the people of the world and calling for a UN inquiry to determine why he was not arrested and prosecuted. ’

‘Arbitrary killing is not a solution to political problems,’ they said.

The letter was sent to the New York Times under the name of Omar bin Laden, the 30-year-old fourth son of Bin Laden who lived with the al-Qaeda leader in Sudan and Afghanistan but has publicly denounced his attacks on civilians.

There was no independent confirmation of the authenticity of the letter, published on the web site of Islamist ideologue Abu Walid al-Masri, although several specialists on militant propaganda said the text appeared genuine.

Omar bin Laden, who has been based in the Gulf in recent years, did not immediately respond to emailed and telephoned requests for comment.

The letter said, in part: ‘We hold the American president (Barack) Obama legally responsible to clarify the fate of our father, Osama bin Laden, for it is unacceptable, humanely and religiously, to dispose of a person with such importance and status among his people, by throwing his body into the sea in that way, which demeans and humiliates his family and his supporters and which challenges religious provisions and feelings of hundreds of millions of Muslims.’

The letter said the US administration had offered no proof to back up its account of the mission. It alleged the goal of raid had been to kill and not arrest, adding that afterwards the American commandos had ‘rushed to dispose of the body.’

Some Muslims have misgivings about how US forces killed bin Laden in a raid in Pakistan on May 2 and disposed of his body in the ocean.

Questions have multiplied since the White House said the al-Qaeda leader was unarmed when US helicopter-borne commandos raided the villa where he was hiding in the city of Abbottabad.

Bin Laden’s swift burial at sea, in what many Muslims say was a violation of Islamic custom, has also stirred anger.

http://newagebd.com/newspaper1/international/18312.html

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Osama bin Laden sought 'new 9/11' to force US out of Middle East

12 May 2011

New insight into Osama bin Laden’s thinking has come from personal files and diaries taken by the US in the raid that killed him. Photograph: AP

Osama bin Laden went to the bizarre length of trying to calculate how many more American deaths it would take to force the US to retreat from the Middle East, his writings have revealed.

Full report at:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/12/osama-bin-laden-new-9-11-middle-east/print

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Two grenades thrown at Saudi consulate in Karachi

May 12, 2011

Drive-by attackers lobbed two grenades at the Saudi consulate in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi yesterday, in a first possible violent reaction to the US killing of Osama bin Laden.

Officials reported no damage and no casualties after two men on a motorcycle threw the explosives at the heavily fortified building in Clifton, the smartest neighbourhood of Karachi, nine days after bin Laden was killed in Pakistan

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=185350

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US dismisses lawmakers' demand for aid cut to Pakistan

12 MAY 2011

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration has dismissed demands of a group of lawmakers that US should stop aid to Pakistan in the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden.

"They are legitimate concerns. But we believe that our counter-terrorism cooperation and our assistance to Pakistan is in the long-term national security interests of the United States, as well as in the long-term interests of building a stronger, more prosperous and more democratic Pakistan," state department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.

Following the killing of bin Laden by the US forces in Abbottabad earlier this week, at least two legislations have been introduced in the House of Representatives, which if passed, would cut all American aid to Pakistan.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/US-dismisses-lawmakers-demand-for-aid-cut-to-Pakistan/articleshow/8261753.cms

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India confirms Chinese military in PoK

Josy Joseph

12 MAY 2011

NEW DELHI: Indian intelligence agencies now have credible evidence of their own that several hundred of the Chinese working in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir are People's Liberation Army engineers. They are in the process of verifying if these Chinese military engineers are engaged in some sort of military construction like bunkers.

The startling confirmation that hundreds of Chinese military engineers are in PoK has come against the stout official denial by China that its military was not present on the Pakistan side of Kashmir. In the past, US intelligence has told India about Chinese military presence in PoK.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-confirms-Chinese-military-in-PoK/articleshow/8259346.cms

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Israel admits it covertly canceled residency status of 140,000 Palestinians

12 MAY 2011

By Akiva Eldar

Israel has used a covert procedure to cancel the residency status of 140,000 West Bank Palestinians between 1967 and 1994, the legal advisor for the Judea and Samaria Justice Ministry's office admits, in a new document obtained by Haaretz. The document was written after the Center for the Defense of the Individual filed a request under the Freedom of Information Law.

Full report at:

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israel-admits-it-covertly-canceled-residency-status-of-140-000-palestinians-1.360935

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Master plotter Ilyas Kashmiri may now head Qaida'

12 MAY 2011

WASHINGTON: Pakistani commando-turned dreaded global terrorist Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri, who is linked to multiple terror plots including a series of planned "Mumbai style" attacks in key European cities, could succeed Osama bin Laden as the chief of al-Qaida.

Ilyas Kashmiri, who is on the most wanted list of the US FBI, may succeed bin Laden as Ayman al-Zawahiri the "presumed" successor, is deeply unpopular in some circles and his elevation is by no means guaranteed, NBC reported quoting a senior US official.

"His star has been on the rise for the last several years," said the official. "He would have to be on the al-Qaida short list." Although Ilyas Kashmiri is barely known to the American public, US law enforcement and intelligence agencies have increasingly focused on him in recent years.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Master-plotter-Ilyas-Kashmiri-may-now-head-Qaida/articleshow/8259347.cms

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Yemeni forces kill 18 and wound hundreds as unrest escalates

12 May 2011

Anti-government protesters carry a wounded demonstrator to a field hospital during clashes with Yemeni security forces in Sana'a, Yemen. Photograph: Hani Mohammed/AP

Yemeni forces have opened fire on demonstrators in three major cities, killing at least 18 and wounding hundreds in one of the fiercest bouts of violence witnessed in nearly three months of popular unrest aimed at toppling President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The clashes between a defected faction of Yemen's army and the republican guard, have raised fears that Yemen may be reaching a critical juncture as public fury continues to mount at the president's refusal to step down.

Full report at:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/12/yemen-protests-republican-guards-troops/print

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Syrian tanks shell towns, 19 killed

May 12, 2011

Syrian tanks shelled residential areas in two towns and at least 19 people were killed across the country, rights campaigners said, as President Bashar al-Assad's forces fought to crush a seven-week uprising.

Assad, fighting the most serious challenge to his 11-year rule, has sent troops and tanks into several cities in the last two weeks to try and end protests inspired by Arab revolts which toppled leaders in Egypt and Tunisia.

Full report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=29775

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Grenade attack on Saudi Consulate

12 MAY 2011

KARACHI - Unknown miscreants hurled two crackers at Saudi Consulate Karachi, Geo News reported on Wednesday.

According to police, unknown miscreants ridding on motorcycle attacked the Consulate located in Defence area with hand crackers. They escaped the scene after hurling.

No loss of life is reported till last reports. Police and Law enforcement Agencies have condoned off the area after the incident.

http://dailymailnews.com/0511/12/FrontPage/index.php?id=5

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Osama killing: Pak govt, army not on same page

Omer Farooq Khan,

ISLAMABAD: Despite claims by Pakistan's civilian and military leadership that they are on the same page regarding the crisis generated by the killing of the world's top fugitive Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the statements and comments emanating from both sides show the incoherence in their approaches towards the problem.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Osama-killing-Pak-govt-army-not-on-same-page/articleshow/8249360.cms

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Al-Qaeda warns US of new jihad after bin Laden

12 MAY 2011

Al-Qaeda's supremo in Yemen, Osama bin Laden's ancestral homeland, has warned Americans of a bloodier jihadist struggle to come following the terror mastermind's killing by US commandos. The warning from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula came as top US Senator John Kerry announced a trip to mend fen

ces with a resentful Pakistan, where bin Laden was gunned down, but also to seek answers on how he came to be there.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/americas/Al-Qaeda-warns-US-of-new-jihad-after-bin-Laden/Article1-696322.aspx

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CIA shows Osama's photos to some US lawmakers

12 MAY 2011

WASHINGTON: The Central Intelligence Agency has begun showing lawmakers death photos of slain al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden that President Barack Obama said were too gruesome to be released to the public.

Full report at:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15420

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Officials: Bin Laden eyed small cities as targets

12 MAY 2011

WASHINGTON – Though hunted and in hiding, Osama bin Laden remained the driving force behind every recent al-Qaida terror plot, U.S. officials say, citing his private journal and other documents recovered in last week's raid.

Until Navy SEALs killed him a week ago, bin Laden dispensed chilling advice to the leaders of al-Qaida groups from Yemen to London: Hit Los Angeles, not just New York, he wrote. Target trains as well as planes. If possible, strike on significant dates, such as the Fourth of July and the upcoming 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Above all, he urged, kill more Americans in a single attack, to drive them from the Arab world.

Full report at:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110512/ap_on_re_us/us_bin_laden

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Israel is getting away with robbing Palestinian taxes

Israel is getting away with 'robbing' the Palestinians of $105 million bu withholding tax funds; we all know that the robber will not be punished.

By Amira Hass

Once again, Israel is showing everyone who the real man is here. It is busy carrying out (yet another ) robbery in broad daylight of $105 million from the Palestinians. And as usual, it is going off without a hitch.

Full report at:

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/israel-is-getting-away-with-robbing-palestinian-taxes-1.360975

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ISI hires US attorneys, pleads immunity in 26/11 case

Chidanand Rajghatta

WASHINGTON: American attorneys hired by Pakistan's spy agency ISI have pleaded immunity for their clients in the Mumbai 26/11 terrorism case by questioning jurisdiction of US courts in the matter and arguing that the US government has designated Pakistan "a critical friend and ally," effectively giving it political and diplomatic cover.

In a May 6 brief filed before a New York district court in a case brought against ISI and its current and former chief by relatives of American victims of the 26/11 carnage allegedly masterminded by the spy outfit, attorneys Kevin Walsh and Allen Wasserman, citing case law, maintained that "under fundamental principles of international law long accepted by the courts of the United States, ISI, as a 'foreign sovereign' is immune from the jurisdiction of this court."

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/ISI-hires-US-attorneys-pleads-immunity-in-26/11-case/articleshow/8257031.cms

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Libyan TV shows first footage of Gaddafi in two weeks

12 May 2011

Muammar Gaddafi speaks at a Tripoli hotel in this still image from a video by Libyan TV. Photograph: Reuters TV/Reuters

Libyan state television has shown footage of Muammar Gaddafi meeting officials in a Tripoli hotel, ending nearly two weeks of doubt over his fate since a Nato air strike killed his son.

The Libyan leader, who had not been seen in public since the 30 April bombing of his Tripoli compound killed his youngest son and three of his grandchildren, appeared on Wednesday in his trademark brown robe, dark sunglasses and black hat accompanied by officials.

"We tell the world these are the representatives of the Libyan tribes," said Gaddafi, pointing to officials and naming a few of them.

Full report at:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/12/gaddafi-appears-libyan-state-television-tripoli/print

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U.S. attacks militants in Pakistan as pressure grows

12 MAY 2011

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A U.S. drone aircraft fired missiles at militants in Pakistan on Thursday, killing eight of them, Pakistani officials said, the third such attack since U.S. forces found and killed Osama bin Laden in his Pakistani hideout.

The killing of the al Qaeda chief in a U.S. raid on May 2 has strained ties between Washington and Islamabad, with suspicion in the United States that Pakistan knew where bin Laden was hiding and Pakistan angered by a raid it saw as a violation of sovereignty.

The drone strikes also anger many Pakistanis and are a source of friction between the allies. Pakistan officially objects to the attacks although U.S. officials say they are carried out on an understanding with Pakistan.

Full report at:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110512/ts_nm/us_binladen;_ylt=AgbnCVVR8N1kB7Opgs7EYd934T0D;_ylu=X3oDMTJoNWxmNjRqBGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTEwNTEyL3VzX2JpbmxhZGVuBHBvcwMyNgRzZWMDeW5fYXJ0aWNsZV9zdW1tYXJ5X2xpc3QEc2xrA2Z1bGxuYnNwc3Rvcg

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Bin Laden raid 'not assassination': US law chief

LONDON — The US commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden was "not an assassination", US Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday after the Al-Qaeda leader's sons denounced the operation.

Full report at:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gtwEGx4Oa84uhsSCKkUhuVh901zA?docId=CNG.33cca63350d54d69961fa30ce674701e.111

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Three terror suspects surrender: Saudi Arabia

By MUHAMMAD AL-SULAMI

May 11, 2011

JEDDAH: Three most-wanted Saudi militants who were operating abroad at an undisclosed area of conflict have surrendered to authorities, the Interior Ministry announced Wednesday.

"The three contacted Saudi authorities and expressed their desire to return to the Kingdom," said ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki. "We made arrangements for their return and for them to reunite with their families."

The three men were not identified and their method and location of surrender was not disclosed. Earlier this month Khaled Hadal Al-Qahtani, another wanted militant, surrendered to Saudi authorities. Qahtani was the first publicly acknowledged surrender following the killing of Osama Bin Laden on March 2 in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, by US Navy SEALs.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article396148.ece

 

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Deadly clashes and gunfire rattle Syria protest hubs

12 MAY 2011

DAMASCUS: Two Syrian soldiers were killed and five others wounded in clashes with "armed terrorist gangs" in the protest hubs of Homs and Daraa, the state news agency SANA reported on Wednesday.

The EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the 27-member bloc will look at fresh sanctions this week against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime after already honing in on his inner circle.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Deadly-clashes-and-gunfire-rattle-Syria-protest-hubs/articleshow/8249489.cms

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US had right to kill bin Laden'

12 MAY 2011

Russia believes the US had the right under international law to kill al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday. Bin Laden was shot dead by US special forces during a raid on his home in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad May 2. "Our position is very simple. Aft

er Sept 11, 2001 the UN Security Council adopted a resolution recognising the US' right to self-defence," Lavrov said in an interview with the Moskovskie Novosti daily to be published on Thursday.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/world/US-had-right-to-kill-bin-Laden/Article1-696492.aspx

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Yemen Al-Qaeda warns fight not over, ‘worse to come’

May 11, 2011

DUBAI: The head of Al-Qaeda’s Yemen-based wing vowed to fight on after the killing of Osama Bin Laden saying “what is coming is greater and worse”, in a statement posted on the Internet on Wednesday.

“You have to fight one generation after the other, until your life is ruined, your days are disturbed and you face disgrace. The fight between us and you was not led by Osama alone,” said Nasser Al-Wuhayshi, addressing Al-Qaeda’s enemies.

“What is coming is greater and worse, and what you will be facing is more intense and harmful,” said the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), in a eulogy to Osama bin Laden posted on the website As-Ansar.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article395878.ece

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Books Qaddafi banned sell well in eastern Libya

By MOHAMMED ABBAS

May 11, 2011

BENGHAZI, Libya: The revolution that swept Muammar Qaddafi from power in east Libya has been a bonanza for bookstores as curious readers stock up on titles banned during his decades-long rule.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article395863.ece

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Pak Govt to respond PML-N's suggestion after consultation12 MAY 2011

ISLAMABAD: Information Secretary of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Wednesday that the government would respond to suggestion of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) regarding constitution of Judicial Commission on the Osama issue in consultation with coalition partners.

Full report at:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15423

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Mideast peace requires Palestinian self-criticism

12 MAY 2011

If there is going to be a two-state solution, some assumption of culpability should be expected from the Arab side, making it much easier for Israelis to share Palestinian pain.

By Shlomo Avineri

Efforts by members of Israel's far right to forbid the country's Arab citizens from commemorating the Nakba are mean, foolish and destined to fail. But initiatives by the extreme left to turn Nakba Day into a joint memorial day for all of Israel's citizens are also doomed. Israel is not a binational state, and with all due liberalism and humanism, it is hard to treat victory and defeat in the same way.

What can be demanded of the Jewish majority is that it show respect for the mourning of the Palestinians. But this has been made difficult by the way the Palestinian narrative has until now presented the Nakba, and Israeli liberals must be intellectually honest enough to deal with that issue.

First, the very concept of Nakba, the Arabic word for catastrophe or disaster - as though the events of 1948 were a natural disaster rather than the result of human action - blurs the historical context of the events. The so-called Nakba was not a natural disaster. It was the outcome of military and political defeat resulting from political decisions for which specific people were responsible.

Full report at:

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/mideast-peace-requires-palestinian-self-criticism-1.360974

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Pakistan welcomes prospective US visit

12 MAY 2011

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan welcomed Wednesday a forthcoming visit by US Senator John Kerry, saying it would help ease mistrust after an American raid killed Osama bin Laden not far from Islamabad.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/11/pakistan-welcomes-prospective-us-visit.html

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US senator describes ‘gruesome’ bin Laden photos

12 MAY 2011

WASHINGTON: A Republican who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee viewed the death photos of Osama bin Laden on Wednesday and said the pictures – some gruesome – leave no doubt the al Qaeda leader is dead.

“Absolutely no question about it. A lot of people out there say ‘I want to see the pictures’ but I’ve already seen them. That was him. He’s gone. He’s history,” James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, said on CNN.

Inhofe said he saw 15 photographs, nine taken at the scene of the May 2 raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan; three from the USS. Vinson, where bin Laden’s body was prepared for burial at sea; and three older photographs to compare for positive identification.

Full report at:

%E2%80%98gruesome%E2%80%99-bin-laden-photos.html

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Kingdom extended $100 billion in foreign aid to 95 Developing Countries: Madani

May 12, 2011

ISTANBUL: Saudi Arabia has contributed $100 billion in non-recoverable aid and soft loans to 95 developing countries worldwide during the past three decades, according to Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Nizar bin Obeid Madani.

“This assistance covered basic development sectors such as health, education and infrastructure in the least developed countries (LDCs)” Madani told the 4th UN Conference on LDCs in Istanbul.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article396273.ece

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Iran seeks enhanced regional role

Atul Aneja

12 MAY 2011

TEHRAN: Iran and the global powers are set to begin fresh talks, with south-west Asia in flux following uprisings in the Arab world and the death in Pakistan of Osama bin Laden.

Head of Iran's National Security Council Saeed Jalili wrote to European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton accepting the invitation for talks. He asked the global powers to align themselves with the political transformation that the region has been experiencing. “What we witness today obviously proves that…the future management of the world would be based on the will of nations for their self-determination.”

Full report at:

http://www.hindu.com/2011/05/12/stories/2011051267111900.htm

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Pakistan says will not share US helicopter wreckage

12 MAY 2011

WASHINGTON: Pakistan said Wednesday it would not share the wreckage of a US helicopter used in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden with China, after speculation that the aircraft contained secret technology.

"Pakistan is not going to share any technology, and I don't think our friends in China have shown any interest in doing so," Pakistan's ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani told CNN.

Full report at:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15426

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Indian delegation in Pakistan to discuss water issues

12 MAY 2011

LAHORE: An eight-member Indian delegation arrived here Wednesday to discuss with Pakistan water related issues including the ones concerning Vuler Barrage and Gulshan Ganga.

Full report at:

http://www.thenews.jang.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=15407

URL: http://www.newageislam.com/islamic-world-news/pak-lawmaker-leads-prayer-for-osama-in-parliament/d/4623


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