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Six insurgents killed in Afghanistan clash: NATO

US missiles kill seven in North Waziristan

Gilgit Baltistan: Nightmare in Paradise

Pak Links India To Wednesday’s Lahore Attack

Indian Muslim cleric urges calm over Ayodhya verdict

Bangladesh: Eid brings no joy for 50,000 Aila victims

Bangladesh: Madrasa girl raped by teacher

600,000 crowd into Mecca mosque for Ramadan prayers

Flashy Holy month of Ramzan for Beirut's rich and beautiful

Uzbekistan bans ‘pompous’ breaking of Ramazan fast

Mirwaiz invites Geelani, Malik for Eid, seeks to forge Hurriyat unity

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claims responsibility for Quetta blast

Ground Zero mosque has support of NRIs

New York wants mosque to move

74 civilians dead in Darfur army offensive

Zardari rules out Martial Law

Khaleda in Medina

NY Catholic, Jewish, Muslim police tour Holy Land

King opens Zamzam water project in Makkah

Iran could strike Israeli nuclear site if attacked

Turkey, Pakistan two brethren states: Turkish first lady

Hezbollah has placed 15,000 rockets on border with Israel: Michael Oren

UN nuclear chief asks Israel to join treaty

141 centres to receive Zakat Al-Fitr in Jeddah

Pakistani Taliban vows to attack US and Europe

Bangladesh: 86.7pc farmers use chemical fertilisers in vegetable

Shia clergy rebuke Iraq politicians over impasse

Israel-Palestinian peace talks ‘doomed’: Ahmadinejad

US, Israel spying behind BlackBerry woe — Dubai police

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Six insurgents killed in Afghanistan clash: Nato

04 Sep, 2010

KABUL: A Taliban commander was captured and six insurgents killed in a raid on a militant hideout in northern Afghanistan, Nato said Saturday.

The assault in the northern province of Takhar follows a string of recent raids on militant leaders that aim to demoralise the insurgency and sever contacts between militant groups.

A joint Afghan and Nato force was fired on as it approached a compound Friday where the Taliban commander was hiding, Nato said. The force returned fire with the backing of coalition aircraft.

The compound was then evacuated and the commander and one of his assistants detained, it said.

Takhar had been relatively quiet amid rising violence across Afghanistan, but recent incidents point to growing insurgent activity in the province, about 150 miles north of Kabul along the border with Tajikistan.

Nato says an airstrike in the province on Thursday killed about a dozen insurgents, but President Hamid Karzai and other Afghans said the victims were campaign workers seeking votes ahead of this month's parliamentary elections.

Farther south in Kandahar province, where much of the current fighting is focused, a Taliban commander in the provincial capital and six associates were detained in a raid Thursday, Nato said. Other Taliban leaders in rural Kandahar and the southern provinces of Paktiya and Helmand were also captured, it said.

Separately, Helmand's provincial government reported at least 12 insurgents were killed in fighting and air raids in the province on Thursday.

Nato has been intensifying its efforts with the addition of 30,000 more US troops along with additional special forces soldiers who conduct most of the targeted raids alongside the Afghan army and police.

Some 140,000 foreign troops are now in the country, tasked both with driving the Taliban from areas it has held sway in for years, and ensuring security for the September 18 elections that many hope will help set Afghanistan on a path to greater political stability.

So far, the election campaign has been disrupted by periodic but not paralysing violence, with at least three candidates and five campaign workers killed in attacks.

Along with the Taliban, rival candidates are also believed to be involved in some of the violence and intimidation.

On Friday, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates toured US bases and met with troops in Kandahar, saying he saw and heard evidence that the counterinsurgency strategy is taking hold in the Taliban's spiritual heartland.

Such progress is crucial ahead of a US assessment of Afghanistan strategy in December that could determine the direction of future efforts. President Barack Obama has pledged to begin pulling out at least some troops starting next July.

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/world/04-nato-afghanistan-clash-qs-05

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US missiles kill seven in North Waziristan

04 Sep, 2010

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Two US missile strikes killed seven people in the country’s Tribal Areas on Friday. In the first strike, Pakistani officials said suspected US missiles killed five people in a tribal region near the Afghan border. The two intelligence officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to release the information to the media, said three missiles hit a house in a village near Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, on Friday evening. They said the identity of the slain could not be ascertained. The region is dominated by the Haqqani network, an insurgent group bent on driving US and NATO troops out of Afghanistan. In the second missile strike two people were killed. The officials said they believe both men slain in the vehicle in the village of Dattakhel in North Waziristan were foreign militants.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\09\04\story_4-9-2010_pg1_7

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Gilgit Baltistan: Nightmare in Paradise

Ghulam Ali Rinchen

04 Sep, 2010

The recent floods and landslides have created havoc in Pakistani occupied Gilgit-Baltistan. Conservative estimates put the death toll at 500, while more than half a million people have lost their dwellings, farmland, moveable assets, ancestral graveyards, and places of worship, to say nothing of their cultural activities and spiritual engagement.

Around 30,000 people are already affected by the glacial outbursts that created an artificial lake in Hunza in January and wiped out several villages. The government’s neglect of the victims only adds insult to injury.

While the rest of the world is taking environmental issues seriously, Pakistan, which is among the countries most affected by natural calamities, has yet again failed to find the means to curtail damage to the ecosystem.

http://sify.com/news/gilgit-baltistan-nightmare-in-paradise-news-international-kjdnXVdhahb.html

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Pak Links India To Wednesday’s Lahore Attack

Sep 04th, 2010

Pakistan ’s intelligence agencies have reportedly linked India to Wednesday’s triple bombings on a religious procession in Lahore, which killed at least 37 people, and left 250 injured.

According to sources, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has claimed to have unearthed the modus operandi of the terrorists and collected visible evidence.

“These were three suicidal bombers who exploded their vests at three points. They are Afghani, Indian or having nationality of any other country, it will be made public within few days,” The Nation quoted a source, as saying.

Meanwhile, sources in the joint investigation team (JIT) said that the back-to-back attacks were carried out by three youths aged between 15 and 19 years.

http://www.asianage.com/international/pak-links-india-wednesday%E2%80%99s-lahore-attack-284

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Indian Muslim cleric urges calm over Ayodhya verdict

04 Sep, 2010

NEW DELHI — India’s chief Muslim cleric appealed Friday for calm over an expected court ruling on a bitterly disputed religious site that triggered massive Hindu-Muslim riots in India 18 years ago.

The Allahabad High Court in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh is due to rule later this month on the contested ownership of the Babri Mosque site in the temple town of Ayodhya.

In 1992, the 16th-century mosque was razed by Hindu zealots who said it was built on the ruins of a temple marking the birthplace of the Hindu warrior god Ram.

The destruction triggered some of the bloodiest communal violence since the partition of the Indian sub-continent in 1947, leaving around 2,000 people dead.

Full report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/international/2010/September/international_September140.xml&section=international&col=

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Eid brings no joy for 50,000 Aila victims

04 Sep, 2010

Over 50,000 cyclone Aila victims of Shyamnagar upazila in Satkhira have no joy in their minds over Eid-ul-Fitr because they are passing days half-starved just as they did last year.

Many victims of cyclone Aila are fasting without eating adequate food.

Even after 15 months, Aila-hit people are living under open sky on the embankment. Their main livelihood was farming shrimps, but they lost all that in the devastating cyclone.

For most at Padmapukur and Gabura, two most affected unions in Shayamnagar, life has become a miserable existence as they have no job opportunities available.

Akhtar Banu is one of them. On a recent day she simply vented her anger at the way things are unfolding before her family.

Full report at:

http://www.newagebd.com/2010/sep/04/nat.html

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Madrasa girl violated by teacher

04 Sep, 2010

A madrasa girl was violated allegedly by her teacher at Hogolpatia Hafijia Madrsah in Sadar upazila on Thursday noon.

The teacher was identified as Hafej Abbas Ali, 35 hailed from Hijla upazila in Barisal.

Hospital and family sources said Abbas Ali let the students go but asked the girl, 11, to wait after the class at noon.

Later, he tied her mouth with cloth and showed weapon in a room of the madrasah before violating her. He also forced her to take oath touching holy Quran not to disclose the incident to her family.

She was rushed to a private clinic in the evening and then shifted to Madaripur General Hospital as her condition was deteriorated at about 10am Friday.

Abbas Ali was absconding. A case was filed in this connection.

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=153552

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600,000 crowd into Mecca mosque for Ramadan prayers

04 Sep, 2010

RIYADH — Some 600,000 Muslims crowded into the Grand Mosque in Islam’s holiest city of Mecca for prayers on the last Friday of the Ramadan holy month, mosque officials said.

In all more than a million worshippers were in the mosque and surrounding areas, Said al-Mansoori, a spokesman for the commission governing Mecca and Medina told AFP.

The two cities have swollen with worshippers from Saudi Arabia and around the world undertaking the umrah, or minor pilgrimage, which peaks during Ramadan.

The Muslim fasting month ends on September 9 with the holiday of Eid al Fitr. The month’s last Friday, the Muslim holy day, is considered especially blessed.

Full report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2010/September/middleeast_September110.xml&section=middleeast&col=

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Flashy Holy month of Ramzan for Beirut's rich and beautiful

04 Sep, 2010

"A more beautiful Ramzan," promises an advertisement for one Beirut clinic offering discounts to image-conscious Lebanese during the Muslim holy month of dawn-to-dusk fasting. Though traditionally a time of frugality and prayer, the month of Ramzan has become an occasion for extravagant spending on

everything from lavish evening meals to crystal bowls to cosmetic surgery in Lebanon, a country famed for its "see and be seen" attitude.

"You don't keep track of your spending during Ramzan," said Rami Shuman, manager of a boutique in Beirut's chic Downtown. "I've paid $120 for an iftar meal," the 27-year-old said.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/world/Flashy-Holy-month-of-Ramzan-for-Beirut-s-rich-and-beautiful/Article1-595747.aspx

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Uzbekistan bans ‘pompous’ breaking of Ramazan fast

04 Sep, 2010

TASHKENT: Uzbekistan has banned the public breaking of the daily Ramazan fast, an Uzbek cleric said Friday, after local Islamic religious authorities condemned lavish celebrations by rich believers. A spokesman for the Muslim Board of Uzbekistan told AFP that iftar — the traditional meal breaking the daily fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramazan — had become a way for rich people to show off. “Over the past years we have noticed that iftars have become too lavish and pompous like wedding ceremonies mostly held by the wealthy and for the wealthy,” said Abdulaziz Mansur, the board’s deputy chairman. “We have banned iftars at restaurants and wedding halls this year at the start of the Ramazan as an experiment and so far we have been receiving positive reactions,” he said.

Full report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\09\04\story_4-9-2010_pg20_9

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Mirwaiz invites Geelani, Malik for Eid, seeks to forge Hurriyat unity

M Saleem Pandit

04 Sep, 2010

SRINAGAR: Attempting to forge the elusive unity between the various separatist groups in Kashmir, the chairman of the moderate Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Friday invited the hardline separatist leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, and JKLF's Yasin Malik, to attend the Eid congregation next week.

The All-Party Hurriyat Conference ( APHC) had split in 2003 when Geelani had slammed the People's Conference of Abdul Ghani Lone, one of the constituents of the Mirwaiz conglomerate, for fielding proxy candidates in the 2002 assembly elections. Geelani was against participation in the elections.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Mirwaiz-invites-Geelani-Malik-for-Eid-seeks-to-forge-Hurriyat-unity/articleshow/6489639.cms#ixzz0yXfSB8nG

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Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claims responsibility for Quetta blast

04 Sep, 2010

The banned radical group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi today claimed responsibility for the deadly suicide bomb attack in Quetta city, Xinhua reported. At least 54 people were killed and over 100 injured in the attack. The Punjab-based Sunni group, founded in 1996, also revealed the identity of the

bomber, named Rashid Moaawia, 22. He was carrying 15 kg of explosives.

The bomber blew himself up among thousands of people who were participating in a rally in support of the Palestinian people at Meezan Chowk of the city, capital of southwestern Balochistan province. The blast took place at 3.05 pm.

Some 2,500 people were at the rally organised by Shia Muslims.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/pakistan/Lashkar-e-Jhangvi-claims-responsibility-for-Quetta-blast/Article1-595683.aspx

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Ground Zero mosque has support of NRIs

Anirudh Bhattacharyya

04 Sep, 2010

IN SUPPORT Both ends of the NRI political spectrum seem to agree on this issue

 Other than the fact that they're both Indian-Americans in politics, there shouldn't be much in common between a liberal candidate for the US Congress from Manhattan and a conservative who worked in the Bush White House.

But Democrat Reshma Saujani and Republican Suhail Khan are on the same side when it comes to taking a position on the controversial Islamic Cultural Center that has been dubbed the Ground Zero Mosque.

Both of them believe the project should continue at the disputed site, two blocks away from Ground Zero, where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once stood. And they appear to echo the larger view of the political class within the Indian-American community.

Full report at: Hindustan Times

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New York wants mosque to move

04 Sep, 2010

Two-thirds of New York City residents want a controversial Muslim community centre and mosque to be relocated farther away from the site of 9/11 terrorist attack, according to a New York Times poll.

The poll indicates that support for the 13-story complex at the September 11, 2001 ground zero site in Lower Manhattan, which organizers said would promote moderate Islam and interfaith dialogue, is tepid in its home town.

The poll reveals a complicated portrait of the opposition in New York: 67 per cent said that while Muslims had a right to construct the centre near ground zero, they should find a different site. Most strikingly, 38 per cent of those who expressed support for the plan to build it in Lower Manhattan said later in a follow-up question that they would prefer it be moved farther away.

Hindustan Times

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74 civilians dead in Darfur army offensive

04 Sep, 2010

* Army spokesman denies involvement in fighting with rebels

* 300,000 people dead and 2.7 million flee homes

KHARTOUM: A Darfur rebel group said on Friday that Sudanese forces had launched a major offensive using air power on its territory killing 74 people, most of them civilians — a claim denied by the army.

The joint UN-African Union (UNAMID) peacekeeping force which patrols Darfur said it had received reports of dozens of civilians killed in an attack by gunmen on horses and camels, but that it was still trying to reach the scene. The rebels said 152 people were also wounded in the attack. “On Thursday, from 2 pm (1100 GMT) until nightfall, the army attacked Tabra district in the southeast of Jebel Marra,” Darfur’s fertile central plateau, Ibrahim al-Helu, spokesman for the hardline wing of the Sudan Liberation Army loyal to Abdelwahid Nur, told AFP.

Full report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\09\04\story_4-9-2010_pg4_5

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Zardari rules out Martial Law

04 Sep, 2010

KARACHI—President Asif Ali Zardari said Altaf’s statement depicts his personal views as he has complete freedom of speech however I do wish to wrangle in this connection.

He was talking to newspaper editors and anchors of private TV channel at Bilawal House on Friday. One’s personal views can not cause Martial Law he maintained adding no political party was against democracy; besides democracy has no danger.

Political puppets have to wait their term Zardari flayed; as the government is to stay till its term. “I have educated the leadership of party to observe passions in present situation as separatist ambitions have permeated in Sindh and Balochistan” he underscored.

The president held that he has no objection if a commission was constituted to investigate breaching of Turi dyke. Zardari termed the terrorism a monster and vowed to weed it out.

Full report at:

http://dailymailnews.com/0910/04/FrontPage/index.php?id=3

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Khaleda in Madinah

04 Sep, 2010

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has offered ziarat at the holy Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) inside the Masjid-e-Nabawi in Madinah.

She offered the special prayers at the shrine at 10:00pm Wednesday (local time) and sought blessing of almighty Allah for peace, progress and prosperity of Bangladesh and its people as well as solidarity of Muslim Ummah.

The BNP chairperson, who arrived in Madinah on August 30 to perform holy umrah, also offered prayers in congregation (jama't) at the Masjid-e-Nabawi and took iftar Thursday together with million of Muslims from across the world.

Khaleda Zia exchanged pleasantries with Bangladeshi expatriates in Saudi Arabia and leaders and workers of local BNP.

She also offered Juma'tul Wida prayer at the mosque yesterday. She was scheduled to leave Madinah for Makkah via Jeddah after Asr prayer to perform Umrah.

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=153530

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NY Catholic, Jewish, Muslim police tour Holy Land

04 Sep, 2010

 NEW YORK - Brian Reilly’s visit to Jerusalem had a special touch this year because Jewish and Muslim colleagues joined him at the site believed to be where Jesus Christ was crucified and buried.

On the same trip, Ahmed Nasser showed Christians and Jews a mosque in Haifa decorated with a Koran quote about the Virgin Mary and a Star of David in the Mohammad Ali mosque in Cairo.

Lawrence Wein struck up a conversation with a Palestinian policeman in Bethlehem who invited the group of visiting Jews, Christians and Muslims to his station house for tea and talk about how their job can be the same the world over.

The three are officers in the New York Police Department (NYPD) who went on the first of what they hope will be annual visits to the Holy Land this year to get to know each others’ religions — and each other — better.

Full report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/international/2010/September/international_September151.xml&section=international&col=

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King opens Zamzam water project in Makkah

By BADEA ABU AL-NAJA

Sep 4, 2010

MAKKAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah opened a state-of-the-art purification station to maintain the quality of Zamzam water in Makkah on Friday.

The king was in the district of Kudai to launch the initiative, which was named in his honor.

The SR700 million station will purify five million liters of the blessed water every day through two main purification lines, each using a number of filters and a sterilization unit.

Minister of Water and Electricity Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Hussayen said 10 million liters would be stored in a tank, from which water will be pumped to the Grand Mosque through four stainless steel pipes, each with a diameter of 200 millimeters.

He said another two million liters would be pumped every day to a nearby factory, which will package the water.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article125702.ece

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Iran could strike Israeli nuclear site if attacked

04 Sep, 2010

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran's military chief of staff says Tehran could strike Israel's nuclear facility if the Jewish state were to attack Iran's nuclear sites.

The semiofficial Mehr news agency quoted Gen. Hasan Firouzabadi as saying Iran hopes there won't "be a need to target the nuclear facility of the Zionist regime," but if there is Israel would receive "dreadful retribution." Israel's main nuclear reactor is located near Dimona in the Negev desert.

Firouzabadi was speaking Friday on Quds Day, an annual state-backed anti-Israel rally in Iran. Iranian officials often use the occasion to make threatening remarks against Israel.

Israel has not ruled out a military strike against Iran's nuclear sites.

Tehran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.

Israel and the West fear Iran aims to develop nuclear weapons.

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article125272.ece

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Turkey, Pakistan two brethren states: Turkish first lady

04 Sep, 2010

HYDERABAD: First Lady of Turkey Emine Erdogan on Friday said that Pakistan and Turkey are both Muslim states and friendly countries for each other. With this consideration, Turkey is helping and providing aid to the flood affectees of the country.

According to a press release issued by Khairpur District Information, Emine Erdogan expressed these views during a visit to a relief camp in Khairpur, where a medical team from Turkey is also working. She said Turkey had always helped Pakistan in its time of need and that they would provide more help for the flood-affected people if the need arose.

She said her visit to Pakistan had enabled her to express solidarity with the flood victims.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\09\04\story_4-9-2010_pg7_23

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Hezbollah has placed 15,000 rockets on border with Israel: Michael Oren

Sep 4, 2010

WASHINGTON: Israel's ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, warned on Friday that Hezbollah has placed around 15,000 rockets along Lebanon's border with Israel, including some that could hit southern Eilat.

"The Syrian-Iranian backed Hezbollah poses a very serious threat to Israel," Oren said in a conference call focused mainly on the new direct Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations.

"Hezbollah today now has four times as many rockets as it had during the 2006 Lebanon war. These rockets are longer-range. Every city in Israel is within range right now, including Eilat," he said.

The Red Sea resort of Eilat is the most southern point in Israel.

He said the rockets also have bigger payloads and are "far more accurate" than those fired four years ago.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Hezbollah-has-placed-15000-rockets-on-border-with-Israel-Michael-Oren/articleshow/6489314.cms#ixzz0yXlnIBXQ

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UN nuclear chief asks Israel to join treaty

04 Sep, 2010

VIENNA: The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency has asked Israel to consider signing up to the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

Israel refuses to confirm it possesses a nuclear arsenal but it is widely considered to be the Middle East's only nuclear power.

A report by the Vienna-based watchdog made public Friday says agency chief Yukiya Amano "invited Israel to consider to accede" to the treaty during a low-key visit to the country last month.

The report also contained a July 26 letter from Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman that pointed the finger at Iran and Syria as the region's "real proliferation challenges."

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article125235.ece

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141 centers to receive Zakat Al-Fitr in Jeddah

04 Sep, 2010

JEDDAH: The Al-Mustawda Welfare Society in Jeddah has started receiving Zakat Al-Fitr at its 141 centers and stalls in the city in line with the directives of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal.

The prince had asked all public and private establishments to help the society collect Zakat.

Managing director of the welfare society Sheikh Abdullah Al-Othaim, who is also chairman of the Jeddah summary court, said the society started receiving Zakat from the last 10 days of Ramadan and would continue to do so until Eid prayers.

Every Muslim, old or young, man or woman, has to pay Zakat Al-Fitr until the end of Ramadan. According to Sheikh Al-Othaim, it is SR15 per head.

He said the society has 10 cars, each manned by two employees, driving around Jeddah to collect Zakat.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article125595.ece

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Pakistani Taliban vows to attack US and Europe

4 September 2010

 MIRANSHAH, Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban vowed Friday to attack the United States and Europe, days after the US State Department added the group to a blacklist of foreign terrorist organisations.

“Soon we will target America and Europe, we will take revenge for the drone strikes,” Qari Hussain, a militant commander for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan faction, told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location.

“(President Barack) Obama and his allies are our enemies — they are afraid of us. We do not care if they have declared us a terrorist group,” he said.

“We will carry out more attacks, inside Pakistan and Afghanistan. We will target Americans and their allies wherever they are,” he told AFP.

Full report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/international/2010/September/international_September165.xml&section=international&col=

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86.7pc farmers use chemical fertilisers in vegetable

04 Sep, 2010

An overwhelming 86.7 per cent of the farmers use medium to high chemical fertilisers like urea, triple super phosphate, Muriate of Potash, Zinc and Sulpur for cultivation of vegetables, according to a recent study.

The study revealed that farmers in the study areas mainly used urea, TSP, MP, Zinc and Sulphur for vegetable cultivation. All the vegetable farmers (100 per cent) used urea while 98.7 per cent and 96 per cent used TSP and MP respectively.

National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme with the support of the European Union and USAID conducted the study titled ‘Effects of Using Chemicals and Hormones for Cultivation and Marketing of Vegetables and Banana’.

Full report at:

http://www.newagebd.com/2010/sep/04/nat.html

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Shia clergy rebuke Iraq politicians over impasse

4 September 2010

 BAGHDAD - Iraq’s powerful mainstream Shia clergy made a rare political intervention on Friday, with a senior cleric publicly rebuking politicians for failing to form a government six months after an election.

The March 7 vote was inconclusive, with a cross-sectarian bloc led by former premier Iyad Allawi emerging with a two-seat lead over the State of Law alliance of incumbent Shia Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. Neither side has so far been able to build a large enough coalition to form a government.

“The delay by political blocs in reaching agreements to form the next Iraqi government has exceeded all reasonable limits,” said Shi’ite cleric Abdul-Mahdi al-Kerbalai, speaking during Friday prayers in the holy city of Kerbala.

Full report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2010/September/middleeast_September115.xml&section=middleeast

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Israel-Palestinian peace talks ‘doomed’: Ahmadinejad

04 Sep, 2010

TEHRAN — Hardline Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday that revived Middle East peace talks are “doomed” to fail as he told an annual pro-Palestinian rally that the people of the region can “remove” Israel from the world scene.

Calling Western-backed Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas a “hostage” of Israel, Ahmadinejad said the new peace talks which he began with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington on Thursday lacked legitimacy as he had no right to make concessions in the name of the Palestinian people.

“What do they want to negotiate about? Who are they representing? What are they going to talk about?” the Iranian president said of Abbas’s negotiating team.

“Who gave them the right to sell a piece of Palestinian land? The people of Palestine and the people of the region will not allow them to sell even an inch of Palestinian soil to the enemy. The negotiations are stillborn and doomed.”

Full report at:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2010/September/middleeast_September105.xml&section=middleeast&col=

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US, Israel spying behind BlackBerry woe — Dubai police

Sep 4, 2010

DUBAI: Concerns over Israeli access to BlackBerry data, and the use of the device by the United States to spy on the United Arab Emirates are behind the Gulf state's moves to curb the smartphone, Dubai's police chief said.

"The Unites States is the primary beneficiary of having no controls over the BlackBerry, as it has an interest to spy on the UAE," Dhahi Khalfan Tamim said in remarks carried by the website of the daily Al-Khaleej on Friday.

"The West has accused us of curbing the liberties of BlackBerry users, while America, Israel, Britain and other countries are allowed access to all transferred data," Tamim added.

Tamim, who has been outspoken in blaming Israeli agents for the assassination of a top Palestinian militant at a Dubai hotel in January, did not say why Washington had an interest in spying on Western-allied UAE.

Full report at:

http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article125433.ece

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