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Rounding Up Suspects, Pakistan Charges a Baby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police cordon off the area of a blast in Islamabad, Pakistan on Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pakistan

Rounding Up Suspects, Pakistan Charges a Baby

At least 23 killed in market blast on edge of Pakistani capital

17 Senior Pakistani and Afghan Taliban leaders killed in Kunar airstrike

Clash between militant groups in South Waziristan claims four lives

Taliban infighting: 20 militants killed in clashes between Sajna, Mehsud groups on Monday

Use of force to be last option in Balochistan: President of Pakistan

BDS defuse 13kg bomb near Karachi's Khalid Bin Waleed road

Shutter down in parts of Sindh to defend rights of minorities

Pro-peace Taliban may side with Army

PTI to challenge anti-terror law in SC

 

Arab World

Army Kills Tens of Militants in Damascus Countryside

Several Terrorists Killed in Syrian City of Douma

Series of car bombs in Baghdad kills 13 people

Egypt’s Presidential Hopeful 'Will Declare War on Ethiopia,' Ban Alcohol, Social Media

Syrian Army Kills Militants, Destroys Their Tools

62 Gunmen Turn Themselves in to Authorities in Homs, Damascus

Saudi Husbands Refusing Divorce to Be Dragged To Courts

Assad: Southern Syria First Defense Line in Face of ’Israel’

Iraqi who called for war with Kurds barred from polls

Egypt court hands 18 'Muslim Brotherhood members' jail terms for rioting

Thirty-five men arrested in Saudi Arabia for participation in alleged ‘gay’ party

 

South Asia

35 Taliban militants killed in Afghan counter-terrorism operations

Suicide bombing organizer arrested in Kandahar province

Oman to recruit 35 doctors and 50 nurses from Bangladesh

NATO troops in Afghanistan 'often made conflict worse'

 

Europe

Terrorism, Wahhabism neutralized in Chechnya completely – Kadyrov

Radical Islam followers from Europe, Central Asia fight for Syrian militants - Bortnikov

Assailants of Dagestan Madrasa teacher killed in police operation

France says backs evacuation of Muslims in CAR "as last resort"

UN thanks Russia for large role in anti-terrorism fight

Russia appreciates Jordan’s contribution to settling issues in Middle East — Putin

U.N. rights chief says Syria govt abuses 'far outweigh' rebels

Sudan expels U.N. agency chief accused of ‘interfering’

 

Southeast Asia

Shariah Court is on par with civil court, say Muslim lawyers group

 

Africa

Five Soldiers, Scores of Terrorists Killed in Boko Haram Ambush

Malians celebrate reconstruction of Timbuktu tombs

Islamic school refutes bomb materials report

Marriage is under attack, Kenya Archbishop Wabukala

Somalis Outraged by Brutal Acts of Kenyan Armed Forces

Interim Libya leader to form new Cabinet: MP

 

Mideast

Israel building military vehicles bridge for Aqusa raids

Netanyahu instructs government ministries to cease cooperation with Palestinians

Turkey does not need Europe and its extensions, PM Erdoğan’s advisor suggests

Main opposition says ruling AKP refused support for joint declaration against Egypt

Iran, six powers face "significant gaps" in nuclear talks

 

North America

Kerry hints: Israel to blame for deadlocked peace process

Canada to decide on 'terrorist' Brotherhood petition

Moroccan national planned to use ‘drone-like flying bomb’ on federal building

US too confident Iran able to make nuclear bomb in 2 months

 

India

Libyan-Indian Business Council formed

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Pakistan

 

Rounding Up Suspects, Pakistan Charges a Baby

By DECLAN WALSH

APRIL 9, 2014

Pakistan’s troubled criminal judicial system has failed to prosecute several notorious figures living there over the years, including Hafiz Saeed, the militant leader with a $10 million American reward on his head, and Osama Bin Laden.

But Pakistani justice has not been hesitant with Musa Khan, a 9-month-old boy who faces charges of attempted murder and whose relatives have spirited him into hiding.

In a case that has heaped ridicule on the under-resourced police force, the baby boy was charged alongside four adults in connection with a violent protest in a Lahore slum in February. Slum residents threw stones at gas company workers who had tried to disconnect households that failed to pay their bills, leading the police to charge an entire family with attempted murder, including baby Musa.

The absurdity of the case became apparent last Thursday when the screaming child was produced in court, and had to be comforted with a milk bottle as a court official recorded his thumbprint.

“He does not even know how to pick up his milk bottle properly — how can he stone the police?” his grandfather Muhammad Yasin said to news service reporters outside the courthouse.

On Tuesday, Mr. Yasin said the family had moved the child to nearby Faisalabad for safety reasons, citing the “pressure” it was facing from the authorities.

The case has attracted ridicule in the news media and provided fresh fodder for critics of the country’s dysfunctional judicial system, which frequently appears to suffer from misplaced priorities.

Crude police tactics played a central role in the prosecution of Musa, who was charged in February alongside his father and grandfather following the attack on the gas company workers. Lawyers say that Pakistani police often lodge exaggerated complaints against poor families as a form of collective punishment.

The matter is likely to be quickly dropped. Shahbaz Sharif, the chief minister of Punjab Province and brother of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has ordered an inquiry into the incident. The judge in the case has ordered the police to produce an explanation for the charges.

The child’s lawyer has argued that children under the age of 7 cannot be prosecuted under Pakistani law. Musa remains free on bail until his next hearing, scheduled for Saturday.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/09/world/asia/rounding-up-suspects-pakistan-charges-a-baby.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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At least 23 killed in market blast on edge of Pakistani capital

APRIL 9, 2014

A bomb exploded at a vegetable market on the outskirts of the capital on April 9, killing 23 people and injuring at least 39, police and hospital officials said.

The early morning blast, as traders assembled for fruit auctions, left severed body parts and bloodstained clothes scattered throughout stalls at the market on the border between the capital Islamabad and its twin city of Rawalpindi.

Police said the bomb had been hidden in a box of guava fruit. "Body parts went everywhere and even hit other people on the head," said Shaheen, a worker who only gave one name.

At the site, bloody sandals lay amid boxes of straw and damaged fruit in the mud. Police waved metal detectors haphazardly over boxes while dazed fruit sat amid the wreckage.

Shopkeeper Gohar Khan said that he had seen around 15 bodies.  "Human remains, blood was strewn all over the area," he said.

Dr. Javed Akram Qazi, vice chancellor of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, confirmed that their hospital had received 18 bodies. He had been notified by police of five more deaths and more wounded were arriving, he said.  Police said at least 39 people had been wounded.

Rawalpindi, whose suburbs blend into the capital, is the site of the powerful Pakistani military's headquarters. But the blast occurred far from army buildings and the purpose of the attack was unclear.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility. Pakistan is holding peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban insurgency, which is supposed to be observing a ceasefire until April 10, but there are dozens of other militant groups.

The Taliban are demanding the release of hundreds of prisoners and the withdrawal of the army from some of the tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan.

The Taliban are fighting to overthrow Pakistan's democratically-elected government and impose a strict form of Islamic law.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/at-least-23-killed-in-market-blast-on-edge-of-pakistani-capital.aspx?pageID=238&nID=64762&NewsCatID=356

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17 Senior Pakistani and Afghan Taliban leaders killed in Kunar airstrike

APRIL 9, 2014

KABUL- At least 17 prominent Taliban leaders including the Taliban shadow governor were killed following an airstrike in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

The Afghan intelligence - National Directorate of Security (NDS) following a statement said today that the latest intelligence report indicates that a gathering of the senior Pakistani and Afghan Taliban leaders was targeted in an airstrike on Monday evening. The statement further added that the meeting was organized by the Taliban shadow governor for Kunar in Shegal district, which was attended by senior Pakistani and Afghan Taliban leaders.

NDS released the following information regarding Taliban's casualties in Kunar airstrike: Noor Qasim Sabari, shadow governor of Taliban in Kunar; Qari Osman, Taliban's shadow district chief for Shegal; Qari Zubair, senior Talban leader; Qari Latif, senior Taliban leader; Qari Tari, senior Taliban leader; Mullah Bashir Gajar, Taliban leader responsible for major roadside bombings; Qari Nasir Gajar, Taliban's suicide attack coordinator; Qari Sherin, Taliban leader responsible for assassinating tribal elders and Mullah Imams. According to NDS, several Pakistani Taliban militants were killed during the airstrike and their dead bodies can be seen among those killed, however the exact number is not clear so far.

http://www.nation.com.pk/national/08-Apr-2014/17-senior-pakistani-and-afghan-taliban-leaders-killed-in-kunar-airstrike

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Clash between militant groups in South Waziristan claims four lives

April 9, 2014

MIRANSHAH: A clash between two militant groups in the Shawal area of South Waziristan claimed four lives, intelligence and militant sources said. The latest killings came when a vehicle of one group came under attack.

A total of 38 people have now been killed in clashes which erupted on April 6 between the two groups.

The two groups were reported to be supporters of Khan Said Sajna and followers of the late Hakimullah Mehsud group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The TTP, which was formed in 2007, is a coalition of different groups.

Militant sources suggested that differences emerged after Sajna, a senior commander, was rejected for the TTP leadership, after then-leader Mehsud was killed in a US drone strike last November.

Sajna was seen as a strong candidate to become TTP chief following Mehsud’s death but the movement’s ruling council at the last minute elected Mullah Fazlullah, who hails from Swat and is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan.

The government began negotiations through intermediaries with the TTP in February to try to end its insurgency.

The militant group has demanded the release of what they call “non-combatant” prisoners and the establishment of a “peace zone” from which security forces would be barred.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/693302/clash-between-militant-groups-claims-four-lives/

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Taliban infighting: 20 militants killed in clashes between Sajna, Mehsud groups on Monday

APRIL 9, 2014

Peshawar/MIRANSHAH - Clashes between two Pakistani Taliban factions have left at least 20 dead, security officials and militant sources said Monday, in a sign of the intense rivalries within the umbrella grouping.

The fighting took place in the tribal regions between supporters of Khan Said Sajna, a senior commander once tipped to lead the group, and those of former leader Hakimullah Mehsud who was killed in a US drone strike last November.

A security official in Islamabad told AFP that at least 15 militants were killed in an overnight clash between the groups along the border of the North and South Waziristan tribal agencies.

Another security official and two militant sources in North Waziristan confirmed the clash.

Fighting broke out once again on Monday, killing a further five militants.

Full report at:

http://www.nation.com.pk/national/08-Apr-2014/taliban-infighting-breaks-out-20-militants-killed-in-clashes-between-sajna-mehsud-groups

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Use of force to be last option in Balochistan: President of Pakistan

APRIL 9, 2014

QUETTA: President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday underlined the need for negotiated settlement of issues relating to Balochistan.

Addressing members of Balochistan Cabinet, the president stated that the government was striving to pave the way for dialogue with disgruntled Baloch leaders.

He said that all out efforts were being made to find an amicable solution of issues relating to Balochistan, a volatile province which is Pakistan's least developed.

"Use of force would be last option in Balochistan," the president told cabinet members while giving assurance that restoration of peace through political means was the government's first priority.

Full report at:

https://www.dawn.com/news/1098565/use-of-force-to-be-last-option-in-balochistan-mamnoon

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BDS defuse 13kg bomb near Karachi's Khalid Bin Waleed road

2014-04-09

KARACHI: A bomb weighing 13 kilograms was defused near Khalid Bin Waleed road in Karachi’s PECHS area on Wednesday, DawnNews reported.

On receiving a tip-off about the presence of a bomb near residential apartments on Khalid Bin Waleed Road, Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) team personnel were dispatched.

BDS personnel discovered the bomb in a fertilizer sack.

The bomb was connected with a detonator device and contained two and a half kilograms of explosive material.

Police took the explosive material into custody to conduct examination.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1098763/bds-defuse-13kg-bomb-near-karachis-khalid-bin-waleed-road

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Shutter down in parts of Sindh to defend rights of minorities

April 09, 2014

Hyderabad- There was a complete shutter down in some cities of interior Sindh on the call of Jea Sindh Mutahida Mohaz (JSQM).

The traffic on roads remained lean and commuters faced difficulty owing to missing public transport. Shopping centres and shops remained closed in various cities and towns in the interior Sindh. Heavy contingents of police have been deployed. Cities and towns hit hard by the strike include Johi Mehr and Kherpur Nathan. In Hyderabad, partial strike was observed. In thickly populated areas the shops remained opened while in the suburban areas, the strike was observed.

Full report at:

http://www.nation.com.pk/national/09-Apr-2014/shutter-down-in-parts-of-sindh-to-defend-rights-of-minorities

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Pro-peace Taliban may side with Army

APRIL 9, 2014

LAHORE - There is a strong possibility that the pro-peace lobby in the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) will assist the security services in combing out anti-peace elements in the militants’ ranks if the talks failed to reach a logical conclusion.

As the clashes between pro-peace and anti-peace elements among the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) are increasing in the tribal area, there is a strong possibility that the pro-peace elements among the TTP ranks will vehemently support the security services to neutralise the anti-peace Taliban in case the talks fail, says a former spymaster who, in his time, looked after Khyber Pukhtunkhawa and tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

In a recent fierce clash which took place on Monday (April 7) in the Shaktoi area of South Waziristan Agency (SWA) between anti-talks and pro-peace groups of the TTP, a senior anti-dialogue commander was killed along with his fighters.

Full report at:

http://www.nation.com.pk/national/09-Apr-2014/pro-peace-taliban-may-side-with-army

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PTI to challenge anti-terror law in SC

APRIL 9, 2014

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced it will challenge in the Supreme Court the controversial anti-terrorism bill passed by the National Assembly the other day.

PTI Chief Imran Khan, while talking to reporters outside the Parliament House, severely criticised the move of the government to get the controversial Protection of Pakistan Bill passed through the lower house of the Parliament on the basis of its majority, announced it would be challenged in the apex court. The party has also got the support of the two opposition parties, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Awami National Party (ANP), in this connection.

Full report at:

http://www.nation.com.pk/islamabad/09-Apr-2014/pti-to-challenge-anti-terror-law-in-sc

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Arab World

 

Army Kills Tens of Militants in Damascus Countryside

APRIL 9, 2014

The Syrian army killed tens of militants in Damascus countryside in the Southern parts of the country.

The army units killed over 120 foreign-backed terrorists in fierce clashes in Beit Jan in Damascus countryside.

Also in the past 24 hours, a military source said that units of the Syrian armed forces inflicted heavy losses upon militants in the neighborhoods of al-Jandol and al-Ameriyeh in Aleppo and destroyed a number of vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns in there.

The source added that army units targeted militants' gatherings surrounding Aleppo Central Prison, the industrial city, al-Atareb, al-Mislmiyeh, Handarat, Hiritan, Khan al-Assal, Daret Azzah, Khan Touman, al-Braij and Bahret al-Shurfeh in Aleppo countryside, killing and injuring a number of militants.

Full report at:

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930120000425

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Several Terrorists Klled in Syrian City of Douma

APRIL 9, 2014

The Syrian army carried out an operation in the city of Douma near the capital Damascus, killing several militants.

The Tuesday operation resulted in destroying large amounts of weapons and ammunitions belonging to terrorist groups operating in the city, Al-Alam reported.

Syrian troops also killed terrorists in Aliya farms in the region.

An army unit also pursued terrorists in Jobar area, eliminating a number of them including Samir Ataya, while another unit carried out an operation targeting a hideout belonging to the Islamic Front in Adra area, destroying their weapons and ammunitions.

The military sources say the army also targeted terrorists’ gatherings in Aleppo, al-Atareb, al-Mislmiyeh, Handarat, Hiritan, Khan al-Assal, Daret Azzah, Khan Touman, al-Braij and Bahret al-Shurfeh, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

Full report at:

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930120000741

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Series of car bombs in Baghdad kills 13 people

APRIL 9, 2014

Iraqi officials say a series of car bombs has hit several mostly Shiite neighbourhoods in Baghdad, killing at least 13 people.

Police officials say four car bombs exploded today in the Iraqi capital. One struck in the sprawling Sadr City district, one in the suburb of Kazimiyah, one in Shaab and one in the impoverished Shammaiya neighbourhood.

The attacks also wounded 46 people. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to talk to the media.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/series-of-car-bombs-in-baghdad-kills-13-people/article5891332.ece

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Egypt’s Presidential Hopeful 'Will Declare War on Ethiopia,' Ban Alcohol, Social Media

APRIL 9, 2014

Hopeful presidential candidate Mortada Mansour said he will ban Facebook and Twitter if they threaten the nation's internal security and declare war on Ethiopia should it maintain its stance on the Renaissance dam.

Speaking to TV anchor Amr El-Leithy on the Bewodouh (With Clarity) news show on the privately-owned Al-Hayah TV channel on Monday, Mansour shared his views on protests in Egypt, US aid and the Muslim Brotherhood, among numerous other issues.

The outspoken, controversial lawyer who freely uses expletives against critics in public announced on Sunday his intent to run in Egypt's upcoming presidential elections, becoming the third candidate alongside former army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and leftist political figure Hamdeen Sabahi.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/98570/Egypt/Politics-/Presidential-hopeful-Mansour-will-declare-war-on-E.aspx

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Syrian Army Kills Militants, Destroys Their Tools

APRIL 9, 2014

 Army units on Wednesday carried out several successful operations against the militant groups across the country and inflicted heavy losses upon their members and tools.

An army unit destroyed a 67-m long tunnel in al-Jbaileh neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city which the militants were using for smuggling weapons and ammunition, killing all the militants inside it, Syrian Arab News Agency reported.

Full report at:

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930120000886

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62 Gunmen Turn Themselves in to Authorities in Homs, Damascus

APRIL 9, 2014

Thirteen gunmen who were involved in the ongoing events in Syria turned themselves and their weapons in to the Syrian authorities in Kanaker town in Damascus countryside.

A source at the Police Command told SANA on Tuesday that their legal cases were settled through efforts of the national reconciliation committees in the area after pledging not to carry out any acts that affect the safety and security of the homeland.

On Monday, 182 gunmen in Madaya and al-Moadamia towns in Damascus countryside who were involved in the ongoing events turned themselves and their weapons to the authorities.

On April 1st, 2014, 25 gunmen turned themselves and their weapons in to the authorities in al-Sbeineh and al-Thiabieh towns in Damascus countryside.

Full report at:

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930120000566

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Saudi Husbands Refusing Divorce To Be Dragged To Courts

APRIL 9, 2014

JEDDAH — Husbands who refuse to divorce their estranged wives will be brought to the court by force as part of new judicial rules to be effective early next week, Al-Watan reported on Tuesday quoting official judicial sources.

The sources said the new system will expedite the consideration of divorce lawsuits filed by wives against their husbands.

They said if the husbands refuse to divorce, pay alimony or give the wives custody over their children, they would be brought to the court by force. The sources said the Ministry of Justice has liaised with the Ministry of Interior to implement this system.

Defiant wives

Full report at:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20140409201293

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Assad: Southern Syria First Defense Line in Face of ’Israel’

APRIL 9, 2014

President Bashar al-Assad, Regional Secretary General ofPresident Assad Al-Baath Arab Socialist Party, met on Monday the party's leaderships in Daraa, Sweida and Quneitra provinces on occasion of the 67th anniversary of the party foundation.

During the meeting, President al-Assad said al-Baath Party was targeted by attempts to sully its image since the beginning of the crisis, but this didn't weaken it; rather it made it stronger as it constitutes an essential base in national work.

President al-Assad said that Syria's southern provinces, other than being the natural incubator of al-Baath Party, have formed, for decades, the first line of defense in the face of Israel, which explains the massive support provided by the Israeli enemy to terrorist groups that commit crimes against the people of these provinces and other Syrian citizens.

The President asserted that al-Baath Party is an ideological party, which distinguishes it from other parties, and as long as it remains ideological then the future remains open to it on the condition that it continues to develop its performance both on the level of individuals and on the level of devising policies and strategies as to protect the country.

Full report at:

http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?eid=145011&cid=23&fromval=1&frid=23&seccatid=20&s1=1

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Iraqi who called for war with Kurds barred from polls

APRIL 9, 2014

Iraq’s electoral commission barred Tuesday Sunni Arab politician Misha'an al-Juburi from running in the upcoming general elections after the candidate called for war against the country’s Kurdish population.

“Jabouri’s [candidacy] was withdrawn due to statements he made in the media during the campaigning period … that were provocative to national sentiments,” Safa al-Musawi, the spokesperson for the Independent High Electoral Commission, said in a statement.

In his campaign, Juburi had called for waging war against Iraqi Kurds.

Musawi called on all candidates and coalitions involved in the parliamentary elections to abide by campaign rules drawn up the commission.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/04/09/Iraqi-calling-for-war-with-Kurds-barred-from-polls-.html

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Egypt court hands 18 'Muslim Brotherhood members' jail terms for rioting

APRIL 9, 2014

A Cairo criminal court handed sentences on Wednesday ranging from three to seven years in prison to 18 "Muslim Brotherhood members" on charges of inciting riots.

Arrested last July during a demonstration in Cairo's Shubra district supporting ousted president Mohamed Morsi, the defendants are also accused of illegal assembly, thuggery and the possession of unlicensed arms.

Since the Islamist leader's removal on 3 July, a year after his inauguration, his supporters have continuously staged demonstrations to demand his reinstatement.

Interim authorities launched a campaign of arrests against Brotherhood leaders, members and sympathisers when a wave attacks, mostly targeting police stations, erupted after security forces forcibly dispersed two large pro-Morsi protest camps in August.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/98657/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-court-hands--Muslim-Brotherhood-members-jail.aspx

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Thirty-five men arrested in Saudi Arabia for participation in alleged ‘gay’ party

APRIL 9, 2014

Thirty-five men has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for what officials are claiming is their participation in a “gay party,” reports the PeninuslaTimes.org. The men were arrested in the early morning of April 4 in a suburb of Jeddah, a city in the Hijaz Tihamah region on the coast of the Red Sea and a major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest sea port on the Red Sea and the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh.

Full report at:

http://lgbtweekly.com/2014/04/08/thirty-five-men-arrested-in-saudi-arabia-for-participation-in-alleged-%E2%80%98gay%E2%80%99-party/

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South Asia

 

35 Taliban militants killed in Afghan counter-terrorism operations

Apr 09 2014

At least 35 Taliban militants were killed during coordinated military operations by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.

The operations were conducted by Afghan national police (ANP) forces in cooperation with the Afghan national army (ANA) and Afghan intelligence – national directorate of security (NDS) operatives.

Interior ministry of Afghanistan following a statement said Wednesday that the operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Balkh, Kandahar, Logar, Ghazni and Kunar provinces.

The statement further added that 35 Taliban militants were killed, 6 militants were injured and 19 others were detained during the operations.

Full report at:

http://www.khaama.com/35-taliban-militants-killed-in-afghan-counter-terrorism-operations-3550

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Suicide bombing organizer arrested in Kandahar province

Apr 09 2014

A suicide bombing organizer was arrested by Afghan security forces in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan on Tuesday.

The interior ministry of Afghanistan said Wednesday that the suicide attack organizer was arrestd during a special military operation conducted by Afghan national police (ANP) forces.

The operation was conducted in Moman Kali village of Daman district on Tuesday.

Afghan police forces also discovered four suicide bombing vests, 530 kg of explosives and four improvised explosive device (IED) during the operation, interior ministry said.

In the meantime, another suspected militant was arrested in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan while he was looking to plant an improvised explosive device (IED) in Shahr-e-Safa district.

Full report at:

http://www.khaama.com/suicide-bombing-organizer-arrested-in-kandahar-province-3551

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Oman to recruit 35 doctors and 50 nurses from Bangladesh

APRIL 9, 2014

Oman will recruit a total of 35 doctors and 50 nurses from Bangladesh in the next one month for a health centre located at an industrial area near the capital, Muscat.

Bangladesh Overseas Employment Services Ltd (Boesl), a government sponsored recruiting agency, would handle the recruitment process.

“We would process the recruitment as interested doctors and nurses do not want to go through private recruiting agencies, which charge huge amounts of money for processing the visas,” Zahirul Islam, general manager of Boesl told the Dhaka Tribune yesterday.

The medical personnel would be employed at the Rusayl Health Centre, a multi-specialty hospital at Rusayl Industrial Estate, 45km from Muscat.

Full report at:

http://www.dhakatribune.com/foreign-affairs/2014/apr/09/oman-recruit-35-doctors-and-50-nurses-bangladesh#sthash.CpaHabXm.dpuf

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Nato troops in Afghanistan 'often made conflict worse'

APRIL 9, 2014

A Territorial Army captain has resigned to publish a book critical of British actions in Afghanistan.

Mr Mike Martin said Nato troops in Helmand province "often made the conflict worse".

He quit his role in the TA after the Ministry of Defence (MoD) refused to give him permission to publish the study.

An MoD spokesman said books by military personnel are "governed by well-established policy and regulations".

Full report at:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-26952229

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Europe

 

Terrorism, Wahhabism neutralized in Chechnya completely – Kadyrov

April 9, 2014

Moscow, April 9, Interfax - Chechnya's victory in the fight against terrorism and banditry was military, as well as ideological, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said.

"In our fight against illegal armed groups we secured a convincing win, but not only with weapons. We won an ideological fight. We used against terrorists and Wahabis their own methods, i.e. the struggle for the hearts and minds of young people. We proved on the profound scientific basis that Wahabis are not Muslims but the worst enemy of Islam," Kadyrov told reporters.

"Of course, it is too soon to say that gangs in North Caucasus have been eliminated completely," said Kadyrov, adding that "in the Chechen Republic, they have absolutely no forces, no means, no chances or a social base to impact on the situation and disturb the peaceful life."

Full report at:

http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=11192

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Radical Islam followers from Europe, Central Asia fight for Syrian militants - Bortnikov

April 9, 2014

Sochi, April 9, Interfax - Federal Security Service Director Alexander Bortnikov has reaffirmed the global nature of terrorism threats.

"The terrorism threat became global a rather long time ago. Although the core of Al Qaeda has reduced its activity, associated militant groups demonstrate the capacity for autonomous and aggressive actions," Bortnikov said on Wednesday in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi, at the 13th conference of chiefs of foreign security services and law enforcement agencies - partners of the Federal Security Service.

The armed conflict in Syria has galvanized into action destructive forces throughout the Middle East, the Russian counterintelligence chief stated.

"Local rings are being joined by radical Islam followers from Europe, Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Russia. They are trained in special camps and engage in the hostilities. The return of persons experienced in sabotage and the creation of covert organizations to their countries of origin leads to the spread and actualization of the terrorism threat," Bortnikov said.

Full report at:

http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=11196

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Assailants of Dagestan Madrasa teacher killed in police operation

April 9, 2014

Moscow, April 9, Interfax - The Dagestani police have identified the assailant who injured Madrasa teacher Arsen Shakhbulatov in November 2013 for opposing the radicals, a police source told Interfax on Wednesday.

"It was established in operative procedures that the crime was committed by Marat Idrisov and Arsen Khangereyev born in 1982 and 1986, respectively," he said.

The militants were killed in a police operation in the village of Karlanyurt in the Khasavyurt District of Dagestan on January 15, 2014, the source added.

Full report at:

http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=11195

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France says backs evacuation of Muslims in CAR "as last resort"

APRIL 9, 2014

France said on Tuesday it supported the evacuation of Muslims under threat of reprisals in Central African Republic "as a last resort", saying that the priority was to save lives despite concerns it could lead to the division of the country.

The United Nations said on April 1 it was trying to evacuate 19,000 Muslims urgently from the capital Bangui and other parts of Central African Republic who are surrounded by anti-balaka Christian militia threatening their lives.

Anti-balaka forces control major routes to and from Bangui as well as many towns and villages in the southwest, the U.N. refugee agency said. The militia has become more militarised as it steps up attacks on Muslims and African Union peacekeepers.

Full report at:

http://www.trust.org/item/20140408163546-z5rdb/?source=hptop

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UN thanks Russia for large role in anti-terrorism fight

APRIL 9, 2014

Chiefs of security services and law enforcement agencies of foreign countries which are partners of Russia’s Federal Security Service said at a meeting in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi that Russian law enforcement agencies had made a major contribution in the fight against international terrorism. High-ranking security officials of many countries named gunmen who passed training in Afghanistan-Pakistan zone of hostilities and focal points in the Middle East and North Africa as the most dangerous terrorist threat.

The international community focuses on current situation in Afghanistan and the need to fight terrorism and drug trafficking, Director of the Executive Committee of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) Regional Counter-Terrorism Structure Zhang Xinfeng said.

Full report at:

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_09/UN-thanks-Russia-for-large-role-in-anti-terrorism-fight-7438/

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Russia appreciates Jordan’s contribution to settling issues in Midlle East — Putin

APRIL 9, 2014

Russia appreciates Jordan’s tangible contribution to settling complex processes in the Middle East, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan. At the beginning of the meeting, Putin cordially welcomed King Abdullah II to Moscow, saying that long-standing relations between the two countries were based on friendship and mutual understanding.

"We appreciate your contribution to settling complex processes in the Middle East," Putin said.

He expressed hope that in the course of today’s meeting both bilateral cooperation and the situation in the region would be discussed.

Full report at:

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_09/Russia-appreciates-Jordan-s-contribution-to-settling-issues-in-Midlle-East-Putin-7435/

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U.N. rights chief says Syria govt abuses 'far outweigh' rebels

World Bulletin/News Desk

APRIL 9, 2014

Human rights violations by Syrian government forces "far outweigh" those by armed opposition groups, U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Tuesday, prompting the Syrian U.N. envoy to accuse her of acting like an irresponsible "lunatic."

Pillay briefed the 15-member U.N. Security Council on the human rights situations in Syria, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Mali and Libya. She again called for the situation in Syria, which has been ravaged by a three-year civil war, to be referred to the International Criminal Court.

Full report at:

http://www.worldbulletin.net/headlines/133234/un-rights-chief-says-syria-govt-abuses-far-outweigh-rebels

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Sudan expels U.N. agency chief accused of ‘interfering’

APRIL 9, 2014

Sudan has expelled the head of a United Nations agency in the country and accused her of interfering in domestic affairs, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Pamela DeLargy, an American who headed the U.N.’s Population Fund office in Sudan (UNFPA), “was asked to leave,” ministry spokesman Abubakr al-Siddiq told AFP.

“Because she was not abiding by the country’s laws, and also because she was interfering in the country’s domestic affairs in a manner that is inconsistent with her status as a U.N. official,” he said.

“I would also like to confirm that this move has nothing to do with the UNFPA whose missions and programs are very much appreciated by my government.”

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/africa/2014/04/09/Sudan-expels-U-N-agency-chief-accused-of-interfering-.html

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Southeast Asia

 

Shariah Court is on par with civil court, say Muslim lawyers group

APRIL 9, 2014

The Shariah Court is on par with the civil court under amendments to Article 121 (1A) of the Federal Constitution in June 1988, the Muslim Lawyers' Association of Malaysia told the Ipoh High Court today.

Lawyer Mohamed Hanif Khatri Abdulla (crt) said this was supported by the Federal Court which had made judicial pronouncements on three occasions between 1992 and 2008.

"To suggest that the High Court has supervisory role over the Shariah Court is an affront to the purpose and intent of Article 121 (1A)," he said.

The association is appearing as amicus curae (friend of the court) on the invitation of High Court judge Lee Swee Seng to assist him in making a ruling since the civil court and Shariah Court have issued separate custody orders for three underaged children.

Hanif was submitting in a contempt proceeding brought by kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi against her estranged husband who had converted to Islam.

Full report at:

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/shariah-court-is-on-par-with-civil-court-say-muslim-lawyers-group

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Africa

 

Five Soldiers, Scores of Terrorists Killed in Boko Haram Ambush

APRIL 9, 2014

Following continued air and land strikes on Boko Haram terrorists in the hills and forests of the North-East, an officer of the Nigerian Army and four soldiers have been killed in an ambush by the terrorists, while scores of the sect members were killed in the shootout that ensued.

The death of the soldiers came just as a distress call from indigenes indicating a planned attack, saved some communities around the Lake Chad Basin from being over run by the terrorists.

A statement by the Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, said: "A timely distress call has saved communities besieged by the terrorists in search of food around the Lake Chad area.

Full report at:

http://allafrica.com/stories/201404090375.html?viewall=1

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Malians celebrate reconstruction of Timbuktu tombs

World Bulletin / News Desk

APRIL 9, 2014

Residents of Mali's historic city of Timbuktu have welcomed the completion of reconstruction works in three historical tombs out of 14 ones destroyed by militants in 2012.

"I'm very pleased by the reconstruction of the tombs . It is a great thing for the city of Timbuktu," Sheikh Baba Sekou Cisse, the imam of Timbuktu's grand mosque, told Anadolu Agency.

"The tombs represent a cultural value for Mali and the world. It is not for nothing that UNESCO is concerned with their reconstruction."

The government and U.N. world heritage agency UNESCO earmarked $11 million for the rebuilding and renovation of the historical tombs and sites in Timbuktu destroyed two years ago.

Full report at:

http://www.worldbulletin.net/todays-news/133296/malians-celebrate-reconstruction-of-timbuktu-tombs

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Islamic school refutes bomb materials report

APRIL 9, 2014

THE Samad Islamic Institute in Eastleigh which the police linked to the discovery of 'bomb-making materials" has dismissed the assertion by the police terming it 'total fabrication'

Teachers at the institution who spoke to the Star, now claim what the police carried out as 'chemicals and materials that are used to manufacture Improvised Explosive Devices' was 'a three liter honey and black seeds oil'.

The Somali community normally regard the two products as of high medicinal value.

They accused the police of 'fabricating falsehood' against the school.

Sheikh Ibrahim Adan, a teachers at the 7th Street-based Islamic school said police raided the school at 2 am on Sunday and carried with them three liter 'honey' in a Jerrycan and black seeds oil that was stored in a box.

Full report at:

http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-162104/islamic-school-refutes-bomb-materials-report#sthash.5FuYZtyu.dpuf

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Marriage is under attack, Kenya Archbishop Wabukala

APRIL 9, 2014

Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Reverend Eliud Wabukala has said the institution of marriage is under attack from both foreign and local forces.

In a statement, Rev Wabukala said, marriage is under attack from outside the country with the West and sections of the Anglican Church pressuring the ACK to treat homosexuality as a human right. Wabukala stated that “ this is to cheapen rights so that they become a demand that we tolerate individual preferences that are destructive of our moral fabric,”

He further termed that same sex marriage which recently became legal in England and the homosexuality as an attack on human identity as male and female created in the image of God.

Full report at:

http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-162390/marriage-under-attack-archbishop-wabukala#sthash.EFGuD4d0.dpuf

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Somalis Outraged by Brutal Acts of Kenyan Armed Forces

APRIL 9, 2014

Somalicurrent – A week ago, Kenyan Paramilitary police forces have launched mass arrests operation in the Somali dominant suburb of Eastleigh in Nairobi, as thousands of Somali people including children, women and youth have been targeted and were indiscriminately detained in Kenyan prisons.

Police dragnet occurred where the majority of Somali refugee seeking asylum and they have manned check points and conducted a door to door searches which left around 3 thousands of people from ethnic Somalis to be detained.

There is no certain estimation on the exact number of persons detained so far, but reports have disclosed that more than thousands of people including Somali-Kenyan citizens and other Somalis who have residential refugee cards are being held in custodies.

 Full report at:

http://www.somalicurrent.com/2014/04/08/somalis-outraged-by-brutal-acts-of-kenyan-armed-forces/

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Interim Libya leader to form new Cabinet: MP

APRIL 9, 2014

TRIPOLI: Libya’s Parliament on Tuesday charged the interim prime minister with forming a new Cabinet after the weak central government had earlier requested wider powers.

Abdullah Al-Thani “has been confirmed as prime minister and charged with forming a new government” after replacing ousted premier Ali Zeidan on a temporary basis last month, MP Tahar Al-Mokni told AFP.

A spokesman for the General National Congress, the country’s highest political authority, had earlier said the government threatened to resign if it was not granted wider powers.

The interim government has struggled to impose order following the 2011 uprising that toppled Muammar Qaddafi and left much of the country under the de facto control of former rebels turned militiamen.

http://www.arabnews.com/news/552846

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Mideast

 

Israel building military vehicles bridge for Aqusa raids

World Bulletin / News Desk

APRIL 9, 2014

A Palestinian group has warned of an Israeli plan to build a road leading to the Al-Aqusa Mosque in Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem) to facilitate access by military vehicles.

"The plan is part of an Israeli scheme to Judaize the Al-Magharba foothills," the Al-Aqusa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage said in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the foundation, Israeli authorities are building a bridge near the mosque's Al-Magharba Gate to make the area more accessible to military vehicles and personnel.

"The bridge will allow thousands of soldiers to storm the Al-Aqusa Mosque," the foundation said.

There was no Israeli comment on the claims.

In recent months, groups of extremist Jewish settlers – often accompanied by Israeli security forces – have stepped up their intrusions into the Al-Aqusa complex, which represents the world's third holiest site for Muslims.

Full report at:

http://www.worldbulletin.net/headlines/133257/israel-building-military-vehicles-bridge-for-Aqusa-raids

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Netanyahu instructs government ministries to cease cooperation with Palestinians

APRIL 9, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday instructed all government ministries to cease civilian and economic cooperation with the Palestinian Authority in the wake of the crisis in negotiations between Israel and the PA.

An Israeli government official said that in response to "Palestinian violations," Israeli government ministers were directed to refrain from meeting their Palestinian Authority counterparts.

The order did not include Defense Ministry cooperation with the Palestinians or Justice Minister Tzipi Livni's meetings with Palestinian negotiators.

The edict was part of Israel's response to what one official called the "Palestinian's grave violation of their commitments in the framework of the peace talks", an apparent reference to their signing of 15 international conventions last week amid a deep crisis in the US-brokered negotiations.

Full report at:

http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/Netanyahu-instructs-government-ministries-to-cease-cooperation-with-Palestinians-347977

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Turkey does not need Europe and its extensions, PM Erdoğan’s advisor suggests

APRIL 9, 2014

Turkey does not need Europe and its “material-moral extensions,” according to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s economic adviser, Yiğit Bulut.

Writing in his column in daily Star on April 9, Bulut suggested that the “new world order” would consist of three main components: the American continent, the Turkey-Russia-Eurasia-Middle East line, and the China-India-Iran line.

He wrote that Turkey had been "used by Europe and its extensions" for years, being "humiliated and scorned" in the process. “Today we don’t need this and the most important thing is that there is no Europe and it is impossible for it to be in the new balance of the world order,” Bulut wrote.

Full report at:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-does-not-need-europe-and-its-extensions-pm-erdogans-advisor-suggests.aspx?pageID=238&nID=64782&NewsCatID=510

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Main opposition says ruling AKP refused support for joint declaration against Egypt

APRIL 9, 2014

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has stated that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) declined to support a proposal for the release of a joint parliamentary declaration against death sentences for 529 supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

The CHP’s proposal was announced verbally during an April 8 session of the General Assembly by the party’s deputy parliamentary group chair, Akif Hamzaçebi, as he announced on his personal Twitter account late on April 8.

However, AKP Deputy Parliamentary Group Chair Belma Satır refuted Hamzaçebi’s claims via her own Twitter account.

Full report at:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/main-opposition-says-ruling-akp-refused-support-for-joint-declaration-against-egypt.aspx?pageID=238&nID=64775&NewsCatID=338

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Iran, six powers face "significant gaps" in nuclear talks

World Bulletin/News Desk

APRIL 9, 2014

Negotiators from Iran and six world powers struggled on Wednesday to narrow "significant gaps" in talks aimed at clearing the way for a long-term accord on curbing Tehran's nuclear programme.

The negotiators from Iran and the so-called P5-plus-one - the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany - plan after their two days of talks in Vienna to start drafting the agreement to meet a self-imposed July 20 deadline.

"The Iranians clearly have a sense of urgency to get a deal done, as does the P5+1," a Western diplomat close to the talks told Reuters.

"We know that there are still some significant gaps that remain and know this process will not be easy. But we're all committed to getting it (the draft) done by July 20," he said, in an assessment echoed by other Western diplomats.

Full report at:

http://www.worldbulletin.net/headlines/133297/iran-six-powers-face-significant-gaps-in-nuclear-talks

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North America

 

Kerry hints: Israel to blame for deadlocked peace process

APRIL 9, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to blame Israel on Tuesday for dissolving a deal that would have extended negotiations with the Palestinians for nine months.

At issue was the announcement of tenders for 700 homes in the south Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo, over the green line, Kerry explained to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Kerry walked committee members through the steps that had led to last week’s crisis in the talks – beginning with a decision by Israel to delay a promised release of 26 Palestinian prisoners who had been involved in past terrorist attacks, unless the negotiations continued beyond the April 29 end-date.

Both sides worked toward a deal to make that happen, Kerry said.

“A day went by. Day two went by. Day three went by. And then in the afternoon, when they were about to maybe get there, 700 settlement units were announced in Jerusalem and, poof, that was sort of the moment,” he said.

Full report at:

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Kerry-hints-Israel-to-blame-for-deadlocked-peace-process-347943

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Canada to decide on 'terrorist' Brotherhood petition

World Bulletin / News Desk

APRIL 9, 2014

The Canadian government is expected to officially respond within around 40 days to a petition tabled in parliament asking for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood group to be labeled a "terrorist" organization.

"The petition has been submitted to the government and now awaits a formal response," the office of MP Brad Butt, who had tabled the petition in parliament, said in e-mailed comments to Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.

Butt, a member of the Conservative Party who represents suburban Toronto's Mississauga-Streetsville electoral district, presented a public petition in the House of Commons on April 3.

The petition, signed by an undisclosed number of Canadian citizens, calls for the Muslim Brotherhood to be labeled a "terrorist" organization.

Full report at:

http://www.worldbulletin.net/headlines/133262/canada-to-decide-on-terrorist-brotherhood-petition

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Moroccan national planned to use ‘drone-like flying bomb’ on federal building

APRIL 9, 2014

A Moroccan national was arrested in Bridgeport, Connecticut for allegedly planning to use a radio-controlled model airplane as a “drone-like flying bomb,” with the aim of slamming it into a school and a federal building.

The FBI arrested El Mehdi Semlali Fahti, 27, after “wires and tools” were found in his Bridgeport apartment, the Connecticut Post reported. The FBI did not say if explosives were uncovered.

Fahti communicated with an undercover FBI agent in five recorded discussions during which he revealed that he had studied the bomb attack plan for months. He said he made a chemical bomb while in high school in Morocco, according to court documents.

During the recordings, Fahti mentioned he could acquire other materials he needed for his plot in “Southern California on the border.”

Full report at:

http://rt.com/usa/drone-bomb-connecticut-federal-021/

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US too confident Iran able to make nuclear bomb in 2 months

APRIL 9, 2014

The US has shown its upmost confidence in Iran's ability to whip up the materials needed to make a nuclear bomb in a mere two months. US Secretary of State John Kerry explained during a Senate hearing yesterday that Iran is very much able to make fissile material essential for a nuclear bomb in just two short months if Iran made the choice to do so. Though, a burning question that is left unanswered is why America has become very confident in the two-month time period.

"I think it's public knowledge today that we're operating with a time period for a so-called 'break-out' of about two months. That’s been in the public domain," Kerry said in comments reported by Reuters. The "break-out" duration is the amount of time that would be needed to create fissile material for just a single nuclear weapon in the Islamic Republic of Iran. If the nation decided to produce weapons of mass destruction, Kerry seems confident that it would not take the country too long to execute.

Full report at:

http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_04_09/US-too-confident-Iran-able-to-make-nuclear-bomb-in-2-months-5834/

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India

 

Libyan-Indian Business Council formed

APRIL 9, 2014

The Libyan-Indian Business Council was formed yesterday evening at a networking event and ceremony held at Corinthia hotel, Tripoli.

The agreement was signed by Abdulnaser Almana head of the (Tripoli-based) Libyan Businessmen Council (www.lbc.com.ly/en/) and Deepak Premnarayen Co-chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (www.cii.in)

Almana thanked the CII delegation for coming to visit Libya at this difficult time and looked forward to a fruitful cooperation with the CII.

Earlier, Minister of Culture. Habib Lamin, in his role as acting Housing and Infrastructure Minister, said that Libya was at a stage of development where it needed to cooperate with other partners and friends all over the world.

Full report at:

http://www.libyaherald.com/2014/04/07/libyan-indian-business-council-formed/#ixzz2yO1uDxX5

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