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Islamic World News ( 29 Oct 2011, NewAgeIslam.Com)

Pakistan: Man Arrested for Desecrating Female Bodies

Saudi Court Jails ‘al Qaeda Lady’ for 15 Years

Serbia: 15 Wahabbis Arrested In Sarajevo Embassy Shooting

Dozens more bodies found in Libya

‘Religious intolerance in society growing alarmingly’

PML-N leader burnt to death in Kasur

20 Syrian soldiers die in ‘clashes with deserters’

Bomber kills 13 Americans in Afghanistan

Six killed in North Waziristan drone attack

One killed in armed clash in Quetta

No letup in violence as three more shot dead in Karachi

U.S. Is Planning Buildup in Gulf After Iraq Exit

Pakistani teacher punches girl students

Pak thanks India for support on UNSC bid

Gaddafi remembered at prayers

‘Move to derail democracy to be resisted’

Commando monument near ground zero to be unveiled on Veterans Day

NATO should act against terrorists in Afghanistan: Gen Malik

Sindh govt lifts ban on rallies in Karachi for two days

President Zardari in Istanbul to attend trilateral summit on Afghanistan

Thousands gather at the Minar-e-Pakistan ground for PTI rally

Egyptian efforts at Gaza cease-fire fail

Israeli army whistleblower gets 4 1/2 years: Radio

Bharatpur Muslims take fight for justice to Delhi

Pakistan denies BBC report on Taliban links

After threat to Zardari, PML-N offices set ablaze

US doesn't have permission for drone strikes: Gilani

Israel, militants continue attacks for second day

Rice ‘cooks up’ an India nuke attack on Pak

Arabs condemn killing of over 50 in Syria

Secularists sign manifesto for secular Middle East, North Africa

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Pakistan: Man Arrested for Desecrating Female Bodies

October 30, 2011

KARACHI: North Nazimabad police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a person, who was reportedly involved in abusing bodies of females in Paposh graveyard.

According to SHO Asim Siddiqui, the accused person, Riyaz, 28, who was grave-caretaker by his profession, was arrested on a tip-off that revealed that the said person was involved in desecrating (sexually abusing) the bodies of ladies.

He said the detained person during initial course of investigation confessed to have physically abused around four dozen female bodies. No case was registered till filing of this report. staff report

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\10\30\story_30-10-2011_pg12_4

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Saudi Court Jails ‘al Qaeda Lady’ for 15 Years

October 30, 2011

RIYADH: A Saudi court, on Saturday, jailed for 15-year a Saudi woman identified as “al Qaeda lady” for being the first woman in the kingdom tried for involvement in violence by the militant network, state media said. The trial of the unnamed woman began on July 31. The list of charges over which the specialised criminal court convicted her, included sheltering people wanted for security related matters and inciting terror acts in the kingdom,” SPA state news agency said. She was also condemned for possessing two pistols that she gave to militants and financing terrorism and terror acts through collecting more than one million riyals and sending the money to al Qaeda organisation. In August, Okaz daily identified the woman only as the “al Qaeda lady,” saying she was 45-year old and was arrested last year in Buraidah, Qassim’s provincial capital. At her family’s request, the trial is taking place in private and without media presence. The woman had denied the charges, claiming she had been held captive by two men to whom she had been married in the past and who were members of al Qaeda. One of them is in prison over connections to al Qaeda, while the second was killed by security forces a few years ago in Riyadh, according to several sources. The verdict can be appealed within 30 days. afp

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\10\30\story_30-10-2011_pg7_3

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Serbia: 15 Wahabbis Arrested In Sarajevo Embassy Shooting

October 30, 2011

By Bedrana Kaletović

Police arrested 15 Wahabbis in Sandzak, Serbia, early Saturday (October 29th), following Friday’s attack on the US Embassy in Sarajevo.

“This morning at 5am, a police action was undertaken against the extremist Wahabbi movement on the territory of Novi Pazar, Sjenica and Tutin,” Serbian Interrior Minister Ivica Dacic said.

Dacic said the police confiscated telephones, computers and laptops.

The round up came as Bosnian police investigated whether the gunman in Friday’s shootings outside the US Embassy acted alone or had accomplices.

Officials identify the gunman as Mevlid Jasarevic, 23, of Novi Pazar, Serbia. The town has a large Muslim community and Jasarevic himself is described as a member of the fundamentalist Wahhabi sect who has had run-ins with police before.

They say Jasarevic arrived outside the embassy aboard a tram and began firing at the building with an assault rifle, triggering a lock down inside. He wounded a policeman guarding the embassy, but no one inside was injured.

After a 30-minute standoff, a police sniper managed to wound the gunman in the leg. He was arrested at the hospital where he was undergoing treatment.

US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Patrick Moon praised the quick response by local police force, whose actions stopped what political parties are describing as a terrorist attack.

The embassy attack “is also an attack on BiH and all of its citizens, as well as the common values and convictions. Our country is not a terrorist haven nor do our people support anything which could endanger peace, security or anybody’s life”, said Zeljko Komsic, member of the tripartite presidency.

Immediately after the attack, an urgent assembly was held, attended by presidential members, the city council, defence services, and the police forces of BiH, aimed at guaranteeing the security of US diplomats and other Americans in the country.

Serbian police also enhanced security at the US Embassy in Belgrade.

Moon said hopes that the incident will help citizens of BiH unite in their common goal in and do what is necessary to become a part of Europe.

Members of the public, however, told SETimes the shooting was a terrible setback.

“The enormity! All of our efforts to improve the poor image of the country after war fall into the water because of the individuals who do the unthinkable,” says Irma Katic of Sarajevo.

“This is something which reminds me of the worst years of war,” said Tuzla resident Senad Mustafic.

“One man cannot ruin our proved frendship with the American people, but it throws a shadow over all that is being done in our fight for progress,” says Danijel Katic of Sarajevo.

Authorities say Jasarevic is known to security forces — not only in BiH, but also in other countries. He crossed the border with Serbia early Friday. The motive of his attack is still unknown.

Witnesses say that the bearded gunman told passersby he didn’t want to shoot at them, only at the embassy building, because he was angry “about America killing people around the world”.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/30102011-serbia-15-wahabbis-arrested-in-sarajevo-embassy-shooting/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29

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Dozens more bodies found in Libya

Oct, 30, 2011

SIRTE: Volunteers are still finding dozens of bodies in Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte that fell on October 20, including those of Libyan civilians killed in a suspected NATO air strike. Twenty-six makeshift and unmarked graves covered by breeze-blocks were discovered at a water treatment plant in Number Two district where pro-Gaddafi fighters put up a final stand after several weeks of heavy bombardment. According to Ibrahim Suleiman, one of the volunteers collecting bodies in Sirte over the past week, they were of pro-Gaddafi fighters hastily buried by comrades as new regime forces closed in on the city. Suleiman said he and his colleagues have buried a total of more than 500 bodies across Sirte since October 23, most of them believed to be fighters. It was unclear if other teams were doing the same work. A US military plane flew more than 20 Libyans wounded in the country’s eight-month civil war to the United States for treatment on Saturday. agencies

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\10\30\story_30-10-2011_pg7_7

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‘Religious intolerance in society growing alarmingly’

Staff Report

October 30, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Lamenting growing intolerance in the society, Supreme Court judge Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany on Saturday observed that it was painful that religious intolerance, bias, discrimination on ethnic background, terror and militancy and divisive thinking was alarmingly growing in Pakistani society.

He was addressing in the certificates –awarding ceremony of one week orientation course on “Case and Court Management” for Civil Judges from all over Pakistan including Azad Jammu and Kashmir here in the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA), on Saturday.

Osmany said, “How strange! Innocent people are being killed simply on the ground they belong to a particular sect. All of us must have to show mercy and forgiveness as our Holy Prophet Mohammad (SAW) used to forgive his enemies as even that lady who used to throw trash and rubbish on Mohammad (SAW) everyday was pardoned” he illustrated. Justice Osaid said judgeship was not a profession but a trust of God adding, “Show compassion and mercy when dealing with various cases in the courtroom”. He urged the young judges to perform duties of judicial office impartially and diligently.

For Full Report:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\10\30\story_30-10-2011_pg7_29

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PML-N leader burnt to death in Kasur

Oct. 30, 2011

LAHORE: A leader of the PML-N, Shaukat Rana, was burnt alive in the area of Kot Radha Kishan in Kasur on Saturday night, DawnNews reported.

He was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

According to the details, leader of PML-N Changa Manga, Rana was sleeping in his residence where unknown persons set ablaze his bed.

Police has launched an investigation and collected evidence from the crime scene.

No one has been arrested so far and the police have still not stated if the crime was committed due to personal rivalry or political enmity.

http://www.dawn.com/2011/10/30/pml-n-leader-burnt-to-death-in-kasur.html

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20 Syrian soldiers die in ‘clashes with deserters’

Oct 30, 2011

NICOSIA: Twenty Syrian soldiers were killed on Saturday and 53 wounded in clashes with presumed army deserters, activists said.

“Twenty soldiers perished on Saturday and 53 were wounded in clashes between the regular army and presumed deserters in the Baba Amro district of Homs,” said a statement from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received in Nicosia.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Syria to “immediately” end attacks on civilians a day after dozens of people were killed in a fierce crackdown on dissent and 17 troops died in clashes with suspected army deserters.

Ban’s appeal follows condemnation by the Arab League of the deaths of 36 people on Friday activists said were killed by security forces during mass protests calling for the imposition of a Libya-style no-fly zone on Syria.

A rights watchdog meanwhile said another four civilians were killed on Saturday and that fighting flared again between troops and suspected defectors after clashes overnight killed 17 soldiers.

For Full Report:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\10\30\story_30-10-2011_pg7_1

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Bomber kills 13 Americans in Afghanistan

By Amir Shah

October 29, 201

KABUL, Afghanistan  — A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a van into an armored NATO bus Saturday, killing 13 American troops and four Afghans on a busy street in Kabul in the deadliest attack on coalition forces in more than two months and a major setback for the U.S.-led coalition as it begins to draw down combat troops.

The explosion sparked a fireball and littered the street with shrapnel and twisted metal hulks. Heavy black smoke poured from burning wreckage at the site along the four-lane highway frequently used by foreign military trainers in the southwestern section of the city.

Underscoring the difficulties ahead, the brazen assault occurred on the same day that top NATO and Afghan officials were meeting elsewhere in Kabul to discuss the second phase of shifting security responsibilities to Afghan forces in all or part of 17 of the country’s 34 provinces.

For Full Report:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/29/afghan-suicide-bombing-shooting-kills-least-6/?page=all#pagebreak

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Six killed in North Waziristan drone attack

Oct. 30, 2011

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Six suspected militants were killed on Sunday in a drone attack in North Waziristan’s Datta Khel area, DawnNews reported.

The drone fired two missiles into a vehicle as it drove through a village near Datta Khel town about 30 kilometres west of Miramshah, the main town in North Waziristan district, Pakistani security officials told AFP.

A house was also partly destroyed in Sunday’s attack, said the intelligence officials. It was unclear whether any of the six suspected militants who were killed were in the house at the time, or all in the vehicle.

http://www.dawn.com/2011/10/30/six-killed-in-north-waziristan-drone-attack.html

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One killed in armed clash in Quetta

Oct. 30, 2011

QUETTA: An assailant was killed while four others were arrested after an exchange of fire between the personnel of Frontier Constabulary (FC) and armed men. As per details, when FC men raided a house in Mangoli they confronted armed men who started firing at them as a result of which Mohammad Ismael Bugti was killed while Qurban, Pir Jan, Abdul Latif and Nadir Shah were arrested. Weapons were also recovered from them. Police have taken the dead body into possession and transported it to a hospital. A case has been registered against the arrested attackers. online

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\10\30\story_30-10-2011_pg7_27

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No letup in violence as three more shot dead in Karachi

October 30, 2011

KARACHI: There was no letup in the fresh wave of violence as three more persons were shot dead in the metropolis on Saturday.

According to sources, 28-year-old Muhammad Riyaz, son of Saeed, was killed in a drive-by shooting incident at Khayaban-e-Shamsheer, Phase V within the limits of Darakshan police station.

They said the victim, who was a massager by profession and a resident of Cantt Station area, was targeted by unknown armed assailants. He hailed from Bahawulpur and might have been killed over the suspicion of being a police informer. A case 391/11 has been registered on the complaint of Sub-Inspector Ali Anwar.

Similarly, 24-year-old Noor Khan Mehsud, son of Noor Hassan Mehsud, was gunned down by unknown armed riders at sector IV of Sultanabad within the jurisdiction of Manghopir police station.

For Full Report:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\10\30\story_30-10-2011_pg12_10

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U.S. Is Planning Buildup in Gulf After Iraq Exit

By THOM SHANKER and STEVEN LEE MYERS

October 29, 2011

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The Obama administration plans to bolster the American military presence in the Persian Gulf after it withdraws the remaining troops from Iraq this year, according to officials and diplomats. That repositioning could include new combat forces in Kuwait able to respond to a collapse of security in Iraq or a military confrontation with Iran.

The plans, under discussion for months, gained new urgency after President Obama’s announcement this month that the last American soldiers would be brought home from Iraq by the end of December. Ending the eight-year war was a central pledge of his presidential campaign, but American military officers and diplomats, as well as officials of several countries in the region, worry that the withdrawal could leave instability or worse in its wake.

After unsuccessfully pressing both the Obama administration and the Iraqi government to permit as many as 20,000 American troops to remain in Iraq beyond 2011, the Pentagon is now drawing up an alternative.

In addition to negotiations over maintaining a ground combat presence in Kuwait, the United States is considering sending more naval warships through international waters in the region.

With an eye on the threat of a belligerent Iran, the administration is also seeking to expand military ties with the six nations in the Gulf Cooperation Council — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. While the United States has close bilateral military relationships with each, the administration and the military are trying to foster a new “security architecture” for the Persian Gulf that would integrate air and naval patrols and missile defense.

The size of the standby American combat force to be based in Kuwait remains the subject of negotiations, with an answer expected in coming days. Officers at the Central Command headquarters here declined to discuss specifics of the proposals, but it was clear that successful deployment plans from past decades could be incorporated into plans for a post-Iraq footprint in the region.

or example, in the time between the Persian Gulf war in 1991 and the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the United States Army kept at least a combat battalion — and sometimes a full combat brigade —  in Kuwait year-round, along with an enormous arsenal ready to be unpacked should even more troops have been called to the region.

“Back to the future” is how Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, Central Command’s chief of staff, described planning for a new posture in the Gulf. He said the command was focusing on smaller but highly capable deployments and training partnerships with regional militaries. “We are kind of thinking of going back to the way it was before we had a big ‘boots on the ground’ presence,” General Horst said. “I think it is healthy. I think it is efficient. I think it is practical.”

For Full Report :

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/world/middleeast/united-states-plans-post-iraq-troop-increase-in-persian-gulf.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2&pagewanted=all

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Pakistani teacher punches girl students

Oct 30, 2011,

A woman teacher at a private school in Pakistan allegedly punched seven girl students and blackened their faces after they failed to complete their assignments, Geo News reported.

The students' parents protested outside the school in Gujranwala city, and asked as to why their daughters were subjected to such punishment.

The students said the teacher punched the girls of class seven for not completing their assignments. Later she painted their faces with ink and asked them to leave the school.

Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the incident and the registration of the school has been cancelled.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/Print/762727.aspx

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Pak thanks India for support on UNSC bid

Oct 30, 2011,

KARACHI: Asserting that "friends were no longer friends of the country" , Pakistan on Saturday said India had played a "major" role in supporting its successful bid to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.

"Many of the countries that Pakistan had considered as friends were no longer friends of the country. But India supported us in becoming a non-permanent member of the 15-member security council and played a major role," Pakistan's ambassador to the UN Abdullah Hussain Haroon said.

For Full Report:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Pak-thanks-India-for-support-on-UNSC-bid/articleshow/10537456.cms?prtpage=1

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Gaddafi remembered at prayers

Oct 30, 2011,

Thousands of Muslims in Mali's capital, Bamako, held a special prayer service on Friday for killed ex-Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.

A huge of portrait Col Gaddafi hung at the entrance of the city's main mosque, hailing him as a visionary.

The BBC's Martin Vogl in Bamako says about 5,000 people were at the prayers.

Earlier this week, hundreds of people in Agadez in northern Niger held a similar prayer service in memory of Col Gaddafi and asked God to bless his children, the Reuters news agency reports.

The mosque's imam said Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam should be welcomed in Mali if he sought refuge there.

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=208549

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‘Move to derail democracy to be resisted’

October 30, 2011

KARACHI: President Karachi Bar Association (KBA) Muhammad Aqil said here Saturday that the legal fraternity would resist any move to derail the democracy in the country.

Commenting on the Lahore rally of PML-N, he said that “rallies and public meetings are beauty of the democracy”, there is no doubt that opposition has a right of criticism on the policies of the government.

He said that the opposition leaders should avoid using unethical language against President Asif Ali Zardari as he is not an individual but an institution. He urged all politicians to avoid using any derogatory remarks against one another as it would not be in the interest of the democracy. app

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\10\30\story_30-10-2011_pg12_5

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Commando monument near ground zero to be unveiled on Veterans Day

By Alex Quade, The Washington Times

October 27, 2011

NORMAN, Okla. — The first statue near ground zero to salute the heroes of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will not depict a New York firefighter or policeman — but a lone U.S. commando on horseback in the Afghan mountains.

Titled “De Oppresso Liber” — “to free the oppressed,” the Green Berets’ motto — the 3-ton, 18-foot-tall bronze monument was forged to honor the troops who first responded to al Qaeda’s attack from its safe haven in Afghanistan.

A piece of steel from the World Trade Center is embedded in its base, which bears the words “America’s Response Monument.” The statue will be unveiled during the national Veterans Day Parade in New York on Nov. 11.

Its artist, Douwe Blumberg, was inspired in part by a photo of commandos on horseback in Afghanistan that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld displayed during a news conference in late 2001.

“The visual irony of a 21st-century, high-tech trooper mounted on a ragged Afghan mountain horse, unchanged for centuries, fascinated me,” said Mr. Blumberg, who incorporated the stories of four of the first horseback commandos as he cast the statue in Norman.

For Full Report:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/27/commando-monument-at-ground-zero-to-be-unveiled-on/

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NATO should act against terrorists in Afghanistan: Gen Malik

October 30, 2011

PESHAWAR: Pakistan’s top military commander fighting militants in the northwest said on Saturday that Pakistan would act against terrorist safe havens and urged NATO and Afghanistan to do the same.

Lieutenant General Asif Yasin Malik, who is supervising military operations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, told reporters that his troops would not leave the area until complete security had been ensured. “We will take action against militants in our area and NATO and Afghanistan should also take action against them (militants) in their areas across the border,” he said. Malik was speaking during a visit to the development projects started by Pakistan Army in the Kotkai area of South Waziristan tribal district on the Afghan border, where the military launched a ground offensive two years ago.

“Pakistan will not tolerate any infiltration in its area. The Afghan government and NATO should not allow militants’ safe havens in Afghan provinces along the Pakistan border,” he said. “Our troops will stay here until complete security is ensured in this area, the Pakistan Army is not going back from the tribal regions,” Malik said. agencies

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\10\30\story_30-10-2011_pg7_4

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Sindh govt lifts ban on rallies in Karachi for two days

By Masroor Afzal Pasha

October 30, 2011

KARACHI: Sindh government has lifted the ban on public rallies and processions in the metropolis for two days to accommodate a huge rally in support of President Asif Ali Zardari.

According to the home department, the ban however under Section 144 Cr PC on taking out all sorts of rallies, processions, except religious and funeral processions or those permitted/authorised in writing by competent authority, throughout Karachi district was re-enforced for a further period of 30 days from 31st October to 29th November, 2011.

The ban was lifted after the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain announced to take out a rally over the abusive remarks against President Asif Ali Zardari by PML-N leader Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday. It may be mentioned here that it was the second notification issued by Sindh home department on Saturday and within hours, the home department had issued another notification about extending ban on public rallies and processions for one month also on Saturday morning but due to the MQM’s rally to be held on Sunday on MA Jinnah Road in favour of President Asif Ali Zardari, the Sindh home department issued another notification about lifting ban in Karachi for two days.

For Full Report:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\10\30\story_30-10-2011_pg7_5

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President Zardari in Istanbul to attend trilateral summit on Afghanistan

October 30, 2011

ISTANBUL: President Asif Ali Zardari will arrive to Istanbul, today, on the invitation of Turkish President Abdullah Gul to participate in the sixth trilateral summit being hosted by Turkey to find a peaceful and everlasting solution to Afghanistan’s problems. The president will be accorded warm welcome on his arrival. He will also hold bilateral talks with Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the sidelines of the summit. The trilateral summit will start with opening remarks by Turkish President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, which will be followed by the address by President Asif Ali Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Turkish Armed Forces Chief of General Staff General Necdet Ozal will brief the participants of the summit regarding the Turkey-Afghanistan-Pakistan trilateral meeting held between the highest level military officials from the three countries. The trilateral summit will be followed by “Istanbul Conference for Afghanistan” which will be attended by foreign ministers of 14 neighbouring countries of Afghanistan, representatives of other countries and international organisations. app

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\10\30\story_30-10-2011_pg7_20

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Thousands gather at the Minar-e-Pakistan ground for PTI rally

Oct. 30 2011

LAHORE: A crowd of thousands gathered Sunday for a rally in the Pakistani city of Lahore called by Imran Khan to press President Asif Ali Zardari to step down.

Dancing to a drumbeat and waving the party’s red and green flags, supporters of Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf filled the sprawling Minar-e-Pakistan ground which was ringed with tight security.

“Who will save Pakistan? Imran Khan, Imran Khan,” the crowd chanted.

More than 20,000 people had gathered as the meeting began at 4pm (1100 GMT) with more on the way, according to witnesses, as the crowd waited for a scheduled appearance by their hero.

Khan’s party slogan is “throw this government out and save the country,” in a campaign aimed at the ruling coalition led by Zardari and the party of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

For Full Report:

http://www.dawn.com/2011/10/30/thousands-gather-at-the-minar-e-pakistan-ground-for-pti-rally.html

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Egyptian efforts at Gaza cease-fire fail

Oct. 30, 2011

GAZA CITY: Egyptian officials say efforts to persuade Palestinian militants in Gaza to hold their rocket fire on Israel have failed, after a day of deadly, escalated violence.

The officials say they tried to arrange a cease-fire set at 3. a.m. Sunday, but did not win agreement from factions responsible for the rocket attacks. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the mediation efforts.

The Israeli military meanwhile said early Sunday that its aircraft struck six militant targets in Gaza overnight, including three rocket-launching sites.

Nine militants and an Israeli civilian were killed on Saturday. Militants from Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement are not believed to have been involved in the attacks, which were claimed by smaller factions.

http://www.dawn.com/2011/10/30/egyptian-efforts-at-gaza-cease-fire-fail.html

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Israeli army whistleblower gets 4 1/2 years: Radio

Oct 30, 2011,

JERUSALEM: Israeli radio stations say a former Israeli soldier who admitted to relaying classified military documents to a newspaper reporter has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison.

Anat Kamm says she was ideologically motivated to copy more than 2,000 military documents from army computers between 2005 and 2007, when she served as a junior clerk in the office of the general who oversaw policy in the West Bank.

After her discharge, she passed them on to a journalist for the Haaretz daily. The documents included operational plans, personnel lists and lists of targets.

During that time, Israeli troops frequently carried out arrest operations in the West Bank and often clashed in gunbattles with militants.

In February, Kamm signed a plea bargain agreement admitting to an espionage charge. She faced a maximum sentence of 15 years.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Israeli-army-whistleblower-gets-4-1/2-years-Radio/articleshow/10541559.cms?prtpage=1

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Bharatpur Muslims take fight for justice to Delhi

Oct 30, 2011,

By Sudhanshu Mishra in Jaipur

ADDING to the troubles of the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan, riot- hit members of the Muslim Meo community in Bharatpur’s Gopalgarh communal clash last month have decided to march to Rajghat in New Delhi on Tuesday. In the violence, 10 Meos were killed by the police in alleged collusion with the rioters.

Unhappy with the state government’s actions following the violence, the community members have decided against cleaning the mosque or offering namaz there until their demands, including the home minister’s dismissal, were met. These decisions were taken at a panchayat ( meeting) of the community leaders on Diwali.

The panchayat members also formed a ‘ Gopalgarh firing action committee’, with Dr Mehmood Khan as its chairperson.

After the meeting, presided over by former MLA Zahoor Khan, a 10- point charter of demands addressed to President Pratibha Patil was handed over to the district administration.

The demands include dismissal of home minister Shanti Dhariwal, tracing the two persons missing since the violence, arresting the then Gopalgarh SHO and other police personnel belonging to a particular community, handing over the disputed land to Muslims, proper compensation to owners of shops and houses looted, compensation to the injured, allotment of 15 bighas for a burial ground and ` 50 lakh for building a memorial to those killed in the violence.

For Full Report:

http://epaper.mailtoday.in/epaperhome.aspx?issue=30102011

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Pakistan denies BBC report on Taliban links

Oct 30, 2011,

Pakistan strongly denied a BBC report that alleged the Pakistani military, along with its intelligence arm, supplied and protected the Afghan Taliban and al-Qaeda on Thursday.

A number of middle-ranking Taliban commanders detailed what they said was extensive Pakistani support in interviews for a BBC documentary series, the first part of which was broadcast Wednesday.

Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik, on a visit to Britain, criticised the programme, telling a London news conference, "We are victims, victims of war and we have lost over 35,000 innocent people, including senior officers, policemen, and normal foot soldiers. I think doubting us is really heartbreaking. We have stood in the front line"

"We are facing daily these suicide bombers. If they had been trained by us, we should not be getting ourselves killed," he said.

For Full Report:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=208551\

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After threat to Zardari, PML-N offices set ablaze

Oct 30, 2011,

ISLAMABAD: Unidentified miscreants set ablaze offices of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in different places of Sindh province on Saturday night, a day after PML-N leaders threatened President Asif Ali Zardari to be ready to be hanged "upside down" or "resign and return looted national wealth".

At least four miscreants set the PML-N office in Hyderabad on fire, Dawn News reported. The watchman of the building said the attackers also fired gunshots.

Posters and pictures of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif were burnt in different parts of the city, the PML-N Hyderabad general secretary told Dawn News.

Nawabshah, Kindhkot, Jacobabad and Khairpur were among the other cities where PML-N offices were set ablaze.

For Full Report:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/After-threat-to-Zardari-PML-N-offices-set-ablaze/articleshow/10540463.cms?prtpage=1

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US doesn't have permission for drone strikes: Gilani

Oct 30, 2011,

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has categorically said no permission has been given to the US to launch drone strikes inside Pakistan's territory.

"There is no such permission," the Associated Press of Pakistan quoted Gilani as telling a group of Pakistani expatriates on Saturday.

According to reports, at least 55-60 drone strikes have taken place in Pakistan in 2011. Over 460 people, most of them believed to be militants, have been killed in the strikes.

The prime minister is in Australia for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that is being attended by over 50 world leaders.

Gilani said the drone strikes were counter-productive because of the collateral damage caused. They were undermining the Pakistani government's efforts to get unanimous support of the masses against terrorists.

He said the drone strikes were one of the reasons of tense relations between Pakistan and the US.

For Full Report:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/Print/762732.aspx

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Israel, militants continue attacks for second day

Oct 30, 2011,

Israel and Gaza-based Palestinian militants launched retaliatory attacks on each other on Sunday and Egypt said that it had launched a failed bid to reach a ceasefire, following a day of deadly, escalated violence.

Nine militants and an Israeli civilian were killed on Saturday in a round of violence set off by a rocket attack earlier in the week. The exchange of fire continued overnight, with Palestinians firing 10 rockets fired into Israel in the early hours of the morning, and Israeli aircraft targeting six militant sites in Gaza, the military said.

Targets included three rocket-launching sites and a tunnel used by gunmen, an Israeli military statement said. Explosions were observed in several sites, it said, suggesting weapons sites were hit.

No casualties were reported by either side, but both sides braced for further attacks.

As a precautionary measure, Israeli officials closed schools in southern communities within 25 miles (40 kilometres) of Gaza, as well as Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba and several colleges, which were to have begun their academic year on Sunday, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. Police brought in reinforcements from other areas of the country.

For Full Report:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article2582400.ece?css=print\

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Rice ‘cooks up’ an India nuke attack on Pak

Oct 30, 2011,

By Manoj Joshi

INDIA had deployed nuclear- capable missiles on its western border and refused to budge under US pressure to hold talks with Pakistan after the 2001 attack on its Parliament by terrorists from across the border, says former top American diplomat Condoleezza Rice.

And what added to the tension in the White House’s Situation Room on December 13, 2001, were the sharp differences between the Pentagon and the CIA about the ground realities in South Asia, she writes in her memoir No Higher Honor that is set to hit the stands next week.

Given the volatility of the situation, Rice said she cancelled her Christmas vacation at her aunt’s house in Norfolk, Virginia, and rushed to Washington the next day.

“ By December 27 the reports were confirmed: India had indeed moved nuclearcapable missiles to the border. Colin ( Powell, the then secretary of state) called Jaswant Singh, the Indian minister of external affairs, and asked that the two countries sit down and talk. The suggestion was flatly rejected,” Rice writes.

For Full Report:

http://epaper.mailtoday.in/epaperhome.aspx?issue=30102011

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Arabs condemn killing of over 50 in Syria

Oct 30, 2011,

Syrian troops clashed Saturday with suspected army deserters after overnight fighting that reportedly killed 17 soldiers, activists said, as Arab ministers condemned the murder of dozens of civilians during anti-regime protests.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said security forces killed 36 people on Friday as protesters urged a Libya-style no-fly zone and reported that 17 soldiers later died in overnight clashes between troops and suspected deserters in Homs.

An activist on the ground quoted by the Observatory said ‘more than 40 people were killed or wounded and two armoured vehicles destroyed’ in the fighting in Bab al-Sebaa district after an officer and dozens of soldiers defected.

Clashes resumed in Duwar al-Rayess neighbourhood of Homs where a loud blast was heard after an armoured car was hit, the Observatory said, adding that smoke could be seen billowing from a government building.

For Full Report:

http://newagebd.com/newspaper1/international/38577.html

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Secularists sign manifesto for secular Middle East, North Africa

October 28, 2011

LONDON: At least 76 secularists and human rights campaigners have signed on to a manifesto for a free and secular Middle East and North Africa.

In light of the recent pronouncements of the unelected Libyan Transitional Council for ‘Sharia laws’, the signatories of the manifesto vehemently opposed the hijacking of the protests by Islamism or US-led militarism and unequivocally support the call for freedom and secularism made by citizens and particularly women in the region.

Secularism is a minimum precondition for a free and secular Middle East and for the recognition of women’s rights and equality.

Manifesto for a secular Middle East and North Africa The 2009 protests in Iran followed by the Arab Spring have the potential to herald a new dawn for the people of the region and the world. The protests have clearly shown that the people in the region, like the people everywhere, want to live 21st century lives.

For Full Report :

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011%5C10%5C28%5Cstory_28-10-2011_pg7_23

URL: http://www.newageislam.com/islamic-world-news/pakistan--man-arrested-for-desecrating-female-bodies--/d/5796


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