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Talking To Foreign Media Is Haram: Saudi Arabian Grand Mufti’s Edict

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arab World

Talking To Foreign Media Is Haram: Saudi Arabian Grand Mufti’s Edict

40 Egyptian Islamists file lawsuit accusing Reformist of 'insulting Sharia'

Three Killed In Sunni-Shiite Clash in South Lebanon

Iraq executes 10, including an Egyptian

Bahrain jails 19 Shiites for 'attempted murder'

Saudi man gets 80 lashes for harassment

Four dead as Syria bombs strategic border town

Egypt police bust baby trafficking ring

Fingerprint system in schools to curb teacher absenteeism

Syria opposition groups agree to unite against Assad

Syrian helicopters bombard town near Turkish border: Witness

 

India

Industry body proposes 'Friendship Park' at Attari-Wagah border to promote Indo-Pak trade

India for stable and prosperous Afghanistan: PM

Gujarat tops states in number of Muslim policemen

11 Darsgah-Jihad-O-Shahadat activists arrested

Lashkar-e-Taiba trained 26/11 Mumbai terror attackers: Pakistani investigators

Nitish Kumar visits temple, addresses Hindu panchayat in Pakistan

J& K cop weaves tales of homeland tumult

 ‘The better it gets between India and Pak, the better Afghanistan’s chances’: Afghanistan President

 

Pakistan

Local sponsor must for Pakistani cricket fans to get visas

Many KP schools shut as teachers unavailable

Man in Gujranwala kills 5-year-old daughter to take revenge from wives

Tahir Ashrafi elected Pakistan Ulema Council chairman

Karachi unrest: Violence claims 5 lives, police arrest 8 suspects

‘Baitullah’s nephew’ among three killed

Hazara Democratic Party protests targeted killings

20 years on: All hope for fisherman's wife, locked in India's prisons

Pak moves on 26/11 trial ahead of Malik’s visit

Pak Army rejects probing former generals: Report

Pakistan has reservations over Afghan shelling: Foreign Secretary

Petition challenges political nature of Kayani’s speech

Memo case: Haqqani’s pleas for review, exemption still pending, says Asma

Islamabad gets the taste of traditional American music

Pakistan frees 15 Indian fishermen

 

South Asia

Pak media stoking anti-China feelings: Chinese State run Newspaper

Mortars fired from Afghanistan kill four in South Waziristan

23 Bangladesh Jamaat-E-Islami Men Held In City

Afghan massacre too big for lone US soldier: police

Pak terror camps: Hamid Karzai to knock on Barack Obama door

Man in Afghan uniform kills Foreign Service member

Resilient Afghan governor frets about budget, not bombs

Afghan Artist, Admired Around the World, Yearns for Acceptance at Home

 

Africa

Fear Allah, prison inmates admonished, asked to take prison as a reformation institution

Tripoli Attack Points to Lebanon's Sunni Rivalries

Northern civil society groups protest Boko Haram insurgency

Mohamed al-Khelif Demands a new constitution to implement Shariah in Tunisia

Muslims urged to follow in Prophet’s footsteps by Chairman of Nasrullahi-l-Fathi Society

Libya Postpones Trial of Former Prime Minister

Nations potentially sending troops to Mali: List

 

Mideast Asia

Israel warns Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas of 'heavy price' for Gaza rockets

Iran VP: We will break Obama's 'grasping hands'

Israeli army scores 'direct hits' on Syrian target

Israel launches air raids on Gaza after rocket fire

Iran denies clean-up of suspect military base

Yemen’s main oil export pipeline shut after bombings

Iran warns US it will act firmly if airspace violated

 

North America

US declares support for united Syrian opposition

Identity of second woman emerges in Petraeus' downfall

U.S. Fears Hezbollah Operative Held in Iraq May Go Free

 

Southeast Asia

Anti terror raids net innocents in Jakarta

Three centuries of religious harmony on Serangan islet

Indonesian School Book Courts Controversy for Reference to Drugs, Alcohol

 

Europe

Abu Qatada deportation ruling awaited

 

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Photo: Beijing blames Pak media for stoking anti-China feelings

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Arab World

 

Talking To Foreign Media Is Haram: Saudi Arabian Grand Mufti’s Edict

 November 12, 2012

Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti issued a religious edict prohibiting contact and cooperation with the foreign media seeking to “spread chaos and strife in the Muslim world”.

Addressing a Friday sermon at a mosque in Riyadh, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh said that people should not divulge their country’s secrets to foreign media outlets as these media groups are only concerned with creating a divide among the people.

The kingdom’s grand mufti warned against shielding or giving refuge to criminals. “A believer has to help in keeping security, that of his nation and community, and protecting his religion,” the Saudi newspaper Okaz quoted him as saying.

However he urged the people to address their matters to responsible authorities within the state.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/464343/talking-to-foreign-media-is-haram-grand-muftis-edict/

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40 Egyptian Islamists file lawsuit accusing Reformist of 'insulting Sharia'

Reformist ElBaradei is also accused of insulting various preachers, calling them 'clowns' and 'merchants of religion'

11 Nov 2012

A complaint was filed with the prosecutor general on Sunday by forty Egyptian lawyers, accusing renowned reform campaigner Mohamed ElBaradei of offending Islamists, of being against Islamic Sharia law and of having insulted prominent Islamist preachers.

According to Ahram Arabic news website, the complaint was based on statements made by the founder of the Constitution Party against last Friday's protest, which called for the implementation of Islamic Sharia law in Egypt.

Last Friday, thousands of Salafist supporters gathered at Tahrir Square to demand a constitution based on Islamic law.

The complaint claims that ElBaradei, during a press conference held on Friday in Aswan, Upper Egypt, described some religious preachers as "clowns" and "merchants of religion".

A similar charge was made by spokesperson of Salafist Nour party Yosry Hamad on Saturday via his official Facebook page.

Hammad also claimed that ElBaradei described some religious preachers as "clowns" and "merchants of religion" during the Aswan press conference.

On Friday, ElBaradei held a press conference in Aswan where he denounced divisions related to the constitution by political forces and called for groups to unite in order to achieve the goals of the revolution.

Last September, ElBaradei, along with Hamdeen Sabbahi's Egyptian Popular Current, called for a boycott of the Constituent Assembly, accusing it of being Islamist-dominated.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/57824/Egypt/Politics-/-Islamists-file-lawsuit-accusing-ElBaradei-of-insu.aspx

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Three Killed In Sunni-Shiite Clash in South Lebanon

In a fresh wave of violence that hit Lebanon, three people were killed and seven injured in fighting between followers of a Sunni Salafist leader and supporters of the Lebanese Shi'ite movement Hezbollah in the city of Sidon

 12 Nov 2012

Three people were killed on Sunday when fighting broke out in the Lebanese coastal city of Sidon between followers of a Sunni Salafist preacher and supporters of the Lebanese Shi'ite movement Hezbollah, a security official said.

The killings underlined the deepening Shi'ite-Sunni divide in the small but regionally important country, mirroring divisions in neighbouring Syria where a Sunni-led revolt against President Bashar al-Assad broke out 20 months ago.

The clash occurred in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh on the edge of Sidon, a mostly Sunni city, when followers of Sheikh Ahmed al-Aseer, who adhere to a puritan interpretation of Islam, began removing banners put up by Hezbollah in advance of Ashura, a Shi'ite religious occasion.

Ain el-Helweh, a sprawling camp 40 km (25 miles) south of Beirut, is also home to many Lebanese.

"Tempers flared and the two sides fired automatic rifles at each other," the Lebanese official said, adding that a Lebanese army unit was subsequently dispatched to the area.

Ashura marks the killing of Imam Hussein bin Ali by Ummayyad forces at the battle of Karbala in Iraq in 680, a culmination of a power struggle that ushered in the great Sunni-Shi'ite divide in Islam which still shapes the Middle East's political map.

Prime Minister Najib Mikati, a business tycoon who was a close friend to Assad before the revolt, called upon all parties "to exercise self-restraint and not provoke security incidents in this sensitive point of time".

Tensions have increased in Lebanon against the backdrop of Syrian revolt. Wissam al-Hassan, an anti-Assad Lebanese intelligence commander, was killed by a car bomb in Beirut last month.

Sunni politicians and religious leaders blamed Syria and Hezbollah for the assassination. The two sides deny involvement.

In recent months violence has also flared on several occasions in the northern city of Tripoli, with fighters loyal to opposing sides in Syria's war killing one another in clashes.

Hezbollah, the only Lebanese faction allowed to keep arms since the Taef agreement two decades ago ended a long civil war in the country, has supported Assad as he struggles to survive the Sunni-led revolution against his autocratic rule.

Assad is a member of the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam that has dominated power in Syria since the 1960s. His father, the late President Hafez al-Assad, played a leading role in setting up Hezbollah in the 1980s, along with Iran's clerical rulers.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/57844/World/Region/Three-killed-in-SunniShiite-clash-in-south-Lebanon.aspx

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Iraq executes 10, including an Egyptian

12 November 2012

BAGHDAD: Iraqi authorities executed 10 men yesterday, a spokesman said, bringing to 129 the number of people put to death this year, defying international calls for a halt to Baghdad’s use of capital punishment.

The mass executions were the first in around a month in Iraq, which has been roundly condemned by European governments and international human rights organizations for its use of the death penalty.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/iraq-executes-10-including-egyptian-0

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Bahrain jails 19 Shiites for 'attempted murder'

11 Nov 2012

A Bahraini court on Sunday sentenced 19 Shiites to five years each in jail for the "attempted murder" of policemen during unrest which swept the Gulf state in 2011, lawyers said.

They were found guilty of setting an ambush for police and attacking them with Molotov cocktails during demonstrations last December 23-30 in the Shiite village of Nuidrat near the Gulf state's capital Manama. Nine other defendants were acquitted.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/57819/World/Region/Bahrain-jails--Shiites-for-attempted-murder-.aspx

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Saudi man gets 80 lashes for harassment

By Habib Toumi

November 12, 2012

Dubai: A young Saudi man was caned 80 times in front of a shopping mall in Riyadh where he was caught harassing girls.

A judge said that the ruling had to be carried out at the venue of the incident and arrest for harassing women shoppers, local Arabic news site Sabq reported on Monday.

Several people were present at gate one of the shopping mall in Unaizah, north of the capital Riyadh, to witness the implementation of the verdict, it said.

Authorities in Saudi Arabia apply rigid rules of gender segregation to curb harassment and maintain that misbehaving with women is an offence punishable with jail terms or strokes of the cane.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-arabia/saudi-man-gets-80-lashes-for-harassment-1.1103578

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Four dead as Syria bombs strategic border town

The strategic town of Ras al-Ain was bombed by Syrian aircraft killing at least four people and wounding many others, with many panicked residents fleeing across to Turkey

 12 Nov 2012

Syrian aircraft on Monday bombed the strategic border town of Ras al-Ain, killing at least four people, wounding many others and sending panicked residents fleeing across to Turkey, according to an AFP photographer.

A bomb exploded less than 150 metres (yards) from the Turkish border, with the force of the blast blowing out windows in houses in the Turkish town of Ceylanpinar just across the border.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/57857/World/Region/Four-dead-as-Syria-bombs-strategic-border-town.aspx

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Egypt police bust baby trafficking ring

Five are arrested and the hospital manager is running fugitive in a case where an estimated 300 babies were sold for roughly $570 each

 11 Nov 2012

Egyptian police said on Sunday they had broken up a child trafficking ring that sold almost 300 babies for $570 each or less.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/57789/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-police-bust-baby-trafficking-ring.aspx

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Fingerprint system in schools to curb teacher absenteeism

12 November 2012

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Education is preparing to implement the fingerprint system in schools for better administration.

Khalid Saad Al-Madkoori, a school director in Taif, said the fingerprint system is a positive step toward reducing the administrative burden off school principals’ shoulders. “It will have a big impact on education,” he added. “School principles face the dilemma of accepting or rejecting the excuses teachers and administrators provide for their irregular attendance. As such, the fingerprinting system will help alleviate this problem and relieve principles from this burden.”

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/fingerprint-system-schools-curb-teacher-absenteeism

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Syria opposition groups agree to unite against Assad

Nov 12, 2012

DOHA: Syria’s deeply divided opposition has agreed to unite against President Bashar al-Assad, electing a moderate cleric as their leader in a move hailed by the West as a step towards a peaceful political transition.

After four days of marathon talks in Qatar, the Syrian National Council (SNC) on Sunday finally signed up to a wider, more representative bloc centred on a government-in-waiting, as demanded by Arab and Western states.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/11/12/syria-opposition-groups-agree-to-unite-against-assad/

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Syrian helicopters bombard town near Turkish border: Witness

Nov 12, 2012

CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY: Syrian helicopters bombed the town of Ras al-Ain near the border with Turkey on Monday, a Reuters witness said, days after the town fell to rebels.

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad bombarded Ras al-Ain over the weekend after it fell to the Free Syrian Army on Thursday, sending 9,000 fleeing the area in a 24-hour period.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Syrian-helicopters-bombard-town-near-Turkish-border-Witness/articleshow/17191731.cms

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India

 

Industry body proposes 'Friendship Park' at Attari-Wagah border to promote Indo-Pak trade

Yudhvir Rana

 Nov 12, 2012

AMRITSAR: PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has suggested to set up a 'Friendship Park' at both sides of the Attari(India)-Wagah (Pakistan) border to facilitate bilateral trade and commerce between India and Pakistan.

Chairman, Punjab Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry Rajiv Bali who returned from Pakistan told TOI on Monday that the proposed Park would help in conducting business-to-business meetings among the businessmen of two countries at Attari- Wagah border where special one-day permit could be issued to the interested business personals by the government authorities of two sides to address necessary concerns on the same lines as permits were being issued to the truck drivers.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Industry-body-proposes-Friendship-Park-at-Attari-Wagah-border-to-promote-Indo-Pak-trade/articleshow/17192734.cms

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India for stable and prosperous Afghanistan: PM

November 12, 2012

India was for a "stable, strong and prosperous" Afghanistan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday, adding that the two countries had decided to intensify cooperation, especially in the sectors of agriculture, small business and mining. "President Karzai is no stranger, he has long

been a close friend," Manmohan Singh said at a joint press conference with visiting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/India-for-stable-and-prosperous-Afghanistan-PM/Article1-958374.aspx

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Gujarat tops states in number of Muslim policemen

Vishwa Mohan

Nov 12, 2012

NEW DELHI: Gujarat, which faced one of the worst anti-Muslim riots in the country barely 10 years ago, has emerged as the state with the largest number of Muslim cops posted in police stations, beating states with a higher proportion of the community in their population.

The data, shared by the home ministry in response to an RTI query filed by TOI, shows that 10.6% of Gujarat's cops posted in police stations are Muslims. This is higher than the proportion of Muslims in the state's population, which is 9.1% (2001 census).

The state has 5,021 cops from the community out of a total of 47,424 in its 501 police stations. On an average, Gujarat has 10 Muslim cops per police station — higher than any other state which shared data with the Centre.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Gujarat-tops-states-in-number-of-Muslim-policemen/articleshow/17185874.cms

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11 Darsgah-Jihad-O-Shahadat activists arrested

Nov 10, 2012

HYDERABAD: Task Force sleuths nabbed 11 Darsgah-Jihad-O-Shahadat (DJS) activists who indulged in violence in Old City recently. The sleuths of the South Zone Task Force arrested DJS president MA Majid, and 10 of his associates including Mohammed Bin Omer, Shafiz and Shahad from their houses on Friday morning. Task Force personnel said they picked up the DJS activists in connection with the recent incidents of stone pelting and assault of policemen

in Old City. "We have handed them over to law and order police for further investigation," Task Force additional DCP P Rameshaiah said.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-11-10/hyderabad/35033943_1_djs-activists-task-force-darsgah-jihad-o-shahadat

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Lashkar-e-Taiba trained 26/11 Mumbai terror attackers: Pakistani investigators

Omar Farooq Khan

Nov 12, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani investigating officials have told an anti-terrorism court here that the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks received training at various centres of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba across the country, including navigational training in Karachi.

Pakistani media reported on Sunday that five inspectors of the Crime Investigation Department (CID), who are prosecution witnesses in the case, informed the ATC court in Rawalpindi about the training details and capabilities of the accused — Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Shahid Jamil Riaz, Mazhar Iqbal alias Abu Al Qama, Hammad Amin Sadiq and Abdul Wajid alias Zarar Shah.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Lashkar-e-Taiba-trained-26/11-Mumbai-terror-attackers-Pakistani-investigators/articleshow/17187108.cms

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Nitish Kumar visits temple, addresses Hindu panchayat in Pakistan

Nov 11, 2012

KARACHI: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today undertook a whirlwind tour of interior Sindh, visiting a temple and addressing a Hindu panchayat, where he said that India and Pakistan need to co-exist peacefully and work for good governance in the region.

"I have brought a message of peace, love and brotherhood from India," Kumar said while addressing a Hindu panchayat in interior Sindh, adding that the frequency and number of exchange of delegations should be enhanced for furthering relationship between the two countries.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Nitish-Kumar-visits-temple-addresses-Hindu-panchayat-in-Pakistan/articleshow/17184690.cms

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J& K cop weaves tales of homeland tumult

By Naseer Ganai in Srinagar

Nov 12, 2012

Personal tryst with insurgency the inspiration

AJ& K POLICE officer has come up with a collection of short stories based on the relations of Kashmiri Pandits and Muslims since 1990, the year anti- India insurgency broke out in the state.

Khusboo- e- Kashmir ( Fragrance of Kashmir ), written in chaste Urdu, reflects the trauma faced by both Muslims and Pandits and how they dealt with it over the years.

“ The book is based on my firsthand experience as an ordinary Kashmiri who lived in the Valley as well as in Jammu during the years of turmoil,” said author Manoj Sheeri. “ I have witnessed the sufferings of Pandits ( living as migrants) and Muslims.” Sheeri said the collection, though fiction, has been tailored out of different situations encountered by the Kashmiris in general.

Full report at: Mail Today

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 ‘The better it gets between India and Pak, the better Afghanistan’s chances’: Afghanistan President

Sandeep Singh

Nov 12 2012

Visiting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, who met business leaders in Mumbai and invited them to invest in his country, discusses his objectives and hopes with Sandeep Singh

What has prompted you to roll out the red carpet to Indian investors?

Indian businesses have been shy. The Chinese arrived in Afghanistan much ahead of India. Keeping in mind the traditions between India and Afghanistan for centuries, Indian businesses should have been the first to come. Now my purpose in visiting (Mumbai) was to encourage Indian businesses and to inform them of the pursuits in Afghanistan and to tell them that they should not be shy, that they should come, do all they can to benefit and to bring us also the profits of their business.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/-the-better-it-gets-between-india-and-pak-the-better-afghanistan-s-chances-/1030245/

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Pakistan

 

Local sponsor must for Pakistani cricket fans to get visas

Nov 12, 2012

NEW DELHI: Pakistani cricket fans keen to visit India to watch the forthcoming India-Pakistan cricket matches in December-January will have to have an Indian sponsor to get a visa.

Seeking to keep tabs on all Pakistani nationals who come to India during the cricket series, the home ministry has made it mandatory for every visitor to give details of a local sponsor in the visa application form besides attaching a copy of the match ticket.

The decision to tighten the norms for visas was taken keeping in view past incidents where 12 Pakistanis, who came to India to watch the last bilateral cricket series in 2007, did not return and are yet to be traced.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Local-sponsor-must-for-Pakistani-cricket-fans-to-get-visas/articleshow/17187668.cms

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Many KP schools shut as teachers unavailable

Mohammad Ashfaq

Nov 12, 2012

PESHAWAR, Nov 11: “I haven’t seen a single child go to this educational institution for the last four years,” says a resident of the Ghari Mosam Khan pointing to the government girls’ primary school on the outskirts of the provincial capital.

According to Hameed Khan, who runs a shop near the school, he remembers well that a couple of years ago, girls used to go through the lush green fields every morning to reach the primary school.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/11/12/many-kp-schools-shut-as-teachers-unavailable-2/

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Man in Gujranwala kills 5-year-old daughter to take revenge from wives

November 12, 2012

GUJRANWALA: A man in Gujranwala killed his five-year-old daughter as an act of revenge because he had wanted to marry for the third time, Express News reported.

The incident took place in the Rahwali area, within the jurisdiction of Cantt Police Station. The man, identified as Gulzar Ahmed, had previously married two women named Mussarat and Taj. He had planned to marry Shazia, who was from Gakkhar.

When the two women discovered his plans, they got Shazia married to someone else.

In order to take revenge, Ahmed murdered his five-year-old daughter, Komal. He then told the police that his second wife and daughter had murdered Komal.

It was revealed during investigations that Ahmed was behind the entire incident. He later confessed to the murder as well.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/464456/man-in-gujranwala-kills-5-year-old-daughter-to-take-revenge-from-wives/

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Tahir Ashrafi elected Pakistan Ulema Council chairman

Nov 12, 2012

LAHORE: Central Majlis-e-Shura of the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) on Sunday elected Hafiz Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi as its central chairman and Maulana Zahid Mahmood Qasmi as general secretary.

The elections for the slots were held in a meeting that was held at the Pakistan Ulema Council Office and largely attended by religious clerics from across the country. An estimated two thousand members of the council participated in the election and elected their leaders through secret balloting.

Full report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012\11\12\story_12-11-2012_pg7_23

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Karachi unrest: Violence claims 5 lives, police arrest 8 suspects

 November 12, 2012

KARACHI: Continual violence in the city claimed three more lives on Monday, while police managed to arrest eight suspects and a heavy amount of arms and ammunition, Express News reported.

A doctor working at the Lyari hospital, identified as Dr Nisar, was shot dead in Lee Market.

Earlier during the day, a firing incident in the Memon Goth area of Malir left two people injured, who later succumbed to their injuries.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/464438/karachi-unrest-violence-takes-2-lives-police-arrest-8-suspects/

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 ‘Baitullah’s nephew’ among three killed

 November 12, 2012

BANNU: Two suspected militants, including a nephew of the slain Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) founder Baitullah Mehsud, and policeman were killed in a firefight on the outskirts of Bannu city on Sunday.

“Around 6:00pm two men travelling in an auto rickshaw were signalled by Constable Muhammad Arif at Abshar Chowk to stop for checking,” Mir Qadir Shah, an official of Basya Khel police, told The Express Tribune.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/464383/bannu-shootout-baitullahs-nephew-among-three-killed/

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Hazara Democratic Party protests targeted killings

November 12, 2012

QUETTA: The Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) staged a demonstration in front of the Quetta Press Club on Sunday against the targeted killings of members of the Hazara community and demanded the immediate arrest of the culprits.

The protest was in the wake of three members of the Hazara community being gunned down in the provincial capital on Saturday.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/464342/balochistan-violence-hazara-democratic-party-protests-targeted-killings/

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20 years on: All hope for fisherman's wife, locked in India's prisons

November 9, 2012

“I don’t know what state they are in. I don’t know if they get anything to eat. I don’t know anything,” says Sakina Bibi, whose husband, two brothers and two relatives went missing while fishing in waters near neighboring India 20 years ago.

A mother of four, Sakina is clueless about the whereabouts of her husband and brothers even after two decades. Her story is not an isolated one. Many fishermen’s families are eagerly awaiting the return of their loved ones who mistakenly wandered into the unchartered waters of India.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/463306/20-years-on-all-hope-for-fishermans-wife-locked-in-indias-prisons/

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Pak moves on 26/11 trial ahead of Malik’s visit

Omar Farooq Khan

Nov 12, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's recent steps in connection with the 26/11 trial — indicating possible cooperation — coincide with renewal of cricketing ties between India and Pakistan and also a proposed visit of the country's interior minister Rehman Malik to New Delhi to operationalize the new visa regime between the two countries.

However, observers are still to be convinced as the Lashkar-e-Taiba has been a long-standing strategic asset for the Pakistani establishment.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Pak-moves-on-26/11-trial-ahead-of-Maliks-visit/articleshow/17187407.cms

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Pak Army rejects probing former generals: Report

November 12, 2012

The Pakistan Army's legal branch has concluded that there is no scope for the military to try former army chief Gen Mirza Aslam Beg and former ISI chief Lt Gen Asad Durrani for paying millions of rupees to politicians to rig the 1990 general election, a media report said on Monday. In a preliminary report presented to army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the legal branch concluded that the two retired generals could not be tried under the Army Act following the Supreme Court's order holding them responsible for the rigging of the polls.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Pakistan/Pak-Army-rejects-probing-former-generals-Report/Article1-958368.aspx

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Pakistan has reservations over Afghan shelling: Foreign Secretary

Nov 12, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani said on Monday that Pakistan had serious reservations with cross border shelling and militant infiltration from Afghanistan, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to media representatives on the occasion of inauguration of a two day regional anti-narcotics ministerial level conference in Islamabad, Jilani said that the conference was important to address the narcotics issue in the region.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/11/12/pakistan-has-reservations-over-afghan-cross-border-shelling-foreign-secretary/

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Petition challenges political nature of Kayani’s speech

Nov 12, 2012

ISLAMABAD: A petition filed in a court on Monday challenged the “political” nature of a recent speech made by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, DawnNews reported.

The petition, filed in the Islamabad High Court by Colonel (retd) Inam Rahim, argues that General Kayani had exceeded his professional authority by issuing a political statement.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/11/12/petition-challenges-political-nature-of-kayanis-speech/

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Memo case: Haqqani’s pleas for review, exemption still pending, says Asma

Nov 12, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was hearing the case pertaining to a controversial memo sent to former US military chief Admiral Mike Mullen seeking US intervention to avert a possible overthrow of the government by the military, DawnNews reported.

The case was being heard on Monday by a nine-judge bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/11/12/memo-case-sc-resumes-hearing/

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Islamabad gets the taste of traditional American music

Nov 12, 2012

ISLAMABAD: On an otherwise quiet Sunday night, young Islamabadis who decided to come to the National Art Gallery’s auditorium were treated to traditional American music courtesy the US State Department.

And even though the all-women country band Della Mae were able to entertain the crowd with their blend of blues, jazz and country, the organisers seemed fairly cognisant of local tastes and tunes and had pop artists Natasha Ejaz and Abbas Ali Khan in the line-up for fusion tracks.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/11/12/capital-gets-the-taste-of-traditional-american-music/

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Pakistan frees 15 Indian fishermen

Nov 12, 2012

Pakistan authorities released 15 Indian fishermen from the Malir jail here on Sunday as a ‘goodwill gesture’. The Indians had been arrested on charges of violating the country’s maritime boundary.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/pakistan-frees-15-indian-fishermen/article4088370.ece

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South Asia

 

Pak media stoking anti-China feelings: Chinese State run Newspaper

Nov 12 2012

Beijing: As a new generation of leaders are set to assume power in China, an influential state-run daily on Monday highlighted anti-China protests in Pakistan, regarded as an “all-weather ally” of Beijing and blamed Pakistani media for stoking anti-China feelings.

Written by a Pakistani scholar, an article said the recent protests in Karachi against the development of a mega city project funded by Chinese companies is “being highlighted as a symbol of anti-China sentiments inside Pakistan”.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/pak-media-stoking-antichina-feelings-/1030377/

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Mortars fired from Afghanistan kill four in South Waziristan

Nov 12, 2012

PESHAWAR: Mortar rounds fired from Afghanistan have killed four civilians in a border village in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt, security officials said Monday.

The late Sunday incident comes as a delegation of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council prepare to travel to Islamabad to meet Pakistani political and military leaders for talks on peace in their war torn country.

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/11/12/mortars-fired-from-afghanistan-kill-four-in-south-waziristan/

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23 Bangladesh Jamaat-E-Islami Men Held In City

Nov 12, 2012

Twenty-three activists of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir were arrested in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar and Tejgaon areas of the capital early Monday.

The law enforcers also recovered five bombs and huge leaflets and magazines of their organisations during the drives.

The drives were made on charges of attacking police and on suspicion of carrying out subversive activities, Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (Public relation) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told The Daily Star.

Full report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=42377

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Afghan massacre too big for lone US soldier: police

Nov 12, 2012

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD: A lone shooter could not have committed the massacre of 16 Afghan villagers blamed on a US soldier, a witness testified Sunday, stressing the scale of the atrocity.

The defence witness said the extent of the carnage, wrought overnight in two villages near a US army base in March, was too great for it to be the work of only Sergeant Robert Bales, facing a possible court martial.

“One person cannot do this work,” said Khudai Dad of the Afghan Uniform Police, who searched the scene of the killings the next morning. “One person doesn’t have the courage to go from one village to another in the night.”

Full report at:

http://dawn.com/2012/11/12/afghan-massacre-too-big-for-lone-us-soldier-police/

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Pak terror camps: Hamid Karzai to knock on Barack Obama door

Nov 12, 2012

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai speaks to Times Now's editor Arnab Goswami on the US timeline for withdrawal from his country and the role of Pakistan in the region

"It is no longer a secret," says President Hamid Karzai, "and (even) Pakistan doesn't deny that any more. The region is infested by (terror) sanctuaries." Karzai says this has been conveyed to the US repeatedly, and also at times through the media.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/Pak-terror-camps-Hamid-Karzai-to-knock-on-Barack-Obama-door/articleshow/17187405.cms

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Man in Afghan uniform kills Foreign Service member

Nov 11, 2012

KABUL, Afghanistan: A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform on Sunday shot and killed a member of the US-led coalition forces fighting in Afghanistan _ the latest in a spate of insider attacks that are fracturing the trust between NATO and Afghan forces.

Separately, officials said 11 Afghan civilians were killed by land mines on Sunday in explosions in the east and south.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Man-in-Afghan-uniform-kills-foreign-service-member/articleshow/17184737.cms

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Resilient Afghan governor frets about budget, not bombs

Nov 12 2012

Kandahar : In four years serving as a governor in southern Afghanistan, Tooryalai Wesa has survived nine assassination attempts, most recently by a visitor who hid a pistol in the sole of his shoe.

It is a measure of the changes unfolding in his native Kandahar province -- also the birthplace of the Taliban -- that he seems more preoccupied with the size of his budget than the risk that his enemies might kill him.

We don't have enough resources from the government, the burly technocrat said in an interview at his compound. What was promised, even that was not enough for us.

Full report at:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/resilient-afghan-governor-frets-about-budget-not-bombs/1030400/

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Afghan Artist, Admired Around the World, Yearns for Acceptance at Home

By ROD NORDLAND

Nov 12, 2012

KABUL, Afghanistan — The past is a foreign country to Abdul Wasi Hamdard, one where they did things differently and he was an artist full of promise.

On the face of it, that past was hardly to be envied: he fled the modern-art-hating Taliban in 1996 and joined a few million of his fellow Afghans as a refugee in Pakistan, separated from his family. He lived alone in a small room scarcely bigger than his bed, with a window and an easel.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/world/asia/abdul-wasi-hamdard-afghan-artist-admired-everywhere-but-home.html?ref=asia&_r=0

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Africa

 

Fear Allah, prison inmates admonished, asked to take prison as a reformation institution

Written by Saliu Gbadamosi, Bauchi

 09 November 2012

MUSLIM prison inmates across the country have been admonished to accept their fate as destiny from Allah, even as they are told to always fear         Him.

The Bauchi State chairman of the Youth Preaching Committee of the Jamaatul Izalatul Bidia Wa Aqamati Sunnah (JIBWIS), Mallam Abdullahi Baffa Itas, gave the admonition recently when the committee visited Bauchi Prisons.

He said the inmates should see the prison as a reformation institution and utilise the time of their incarceration to turn a new leaf because they were being given a chance to reflect on their lives.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.ng/index.php/islamic-news/50620-fear-allah-bauchi-prison-inmates-admonished

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Tripoli Attack Points to Lebanon's Sunni Rivalries

Nov 12, 2012

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - Gunmen opened fire on the house of a Sunni leader in the Lebanese city of Tripoli on Monday, the latest eruption of violence in a city where political and sectarian fault lines have been exposed by the civil war in Syria.

The Syria conflict has revived old animosities in northern city between an Alawite minority loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and members of the majority Sunni community who support the 19-month-old uprising.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/11/12/world/middleeast/12reuters-lebanon-tripoli.html?ref=middleeast

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Northern civil society groups protest Boko Haram insurgency

Written by Hassan Ibrahim, Kaduna

 12 November 2012

Civil society groups in the North, at the weekend, in Kaduna, embarked on bicycle riding to protest activities of the Boko Haram Muslim group.

Covering a total distance of about 40 kilometres within the Kaduna metropolis in the campaign tagged:“Cyclists for Peace and Freedom in the North,” the civil society groups, in collaboration with the Kaduna State Cyclists’ Association, took off from the Mando Roundabout at about 7.30 a.m and later converged on Murtala Square where the convener, Mallam Shehu Sani, President of Civil Rights Congress (CRC), addressed the gathering.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.ng/index.php/news/50737-northern-civil-society-groups-protest-boko-haram-insurgency

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Mohamed al-Khelif Demands a new constitution to implement Shariah in Tunisia

Tunisia Battles Over Pulpits, and Revolt’s Legacy

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR

Nov 12, 2012

KAIROUAN, Tunisia — On the Friday after Tunisia’s president fell, Mohamed al-Khelif mounted the pulpit of this city’s historic Grand Mosque to deliver a full-throttle attack on the country’s corrupt culture, to condemn its close ties with the West and to demand that a new constitution implement Shariah, or Islamic law.

“They’ve slaughtered Islam!” thundered Dr. Khelif, whom the ousted government had barred from preaching for 20 years. “Whoever fights Islam and implements Western plans becomes in the eyes of Western politicians a blessed leader and a reformer, even if he was the most criminal leader with the dirtiest hands.”

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/world/africa/tunisia-battles-over-pulpits-and-a-revolutions-legacy.html?hp&_r=0

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Muslims urged to follow in Prophet’s footsteps by Chairman of Nasrullahi-l-Fathi Society

Written by Biola Azeez, Ilorin

09 November 2012

The chairman of the Kwara State branch of Nasrullahi-l-Fathi Society (NASFAT), Alhaji Sulyman Fagbemi, has admonished all Muslims to imbibe the exemplary life of Prophet Mohammed.

Alhaji Fagbemi gave the admonition at the fidau for the vice chairman of the Offa branch of NASFAT, the late Alhaji Abdul Azeez Ajiboye, held at his residence in Offa.

Fagbemi, who said that every soul shall die and be judged in the hereafter, paid tributes to the deceased who, he said, lived a life worthy of emulation.

He commended members of NASFAT in the town for their contributions to the burial and fidau of the deceased.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.ng/index.php/islamic-news/50621-muslims-urged-to-follow-in-prophets-footsteps

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Libya Postpones Trial of Former Prime Minister

Nov 12, 2012

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The spokesman for Libya's prosecutor general says Moammar Gadhafi's last prime minister has been charged with embezzlement and his trial has been postponed until December to give the defense more time to prepare.

Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi appeared in a Tripoli court on Monday in the defendant's cage for the opening session of his trial.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/11/12/world/middleeast/ap-ml-libya.html?ref=middleeast&_r=0

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Nations potentially sending troops to Mali: List

Islamist groups that have held northern Mali for the past seven months may find themselves facing some 5500 troops from mainly African countries, as West Africa attempts to oust the rebels

 11 Nov 2012

West African plans to take back control of northern Mali, held for over seven months by armed Islamist groups, could see the mobilisation of some 5,500 soldiers, mainly but not totally drawn from the region.

Between 200 and 400 European soldiers will train troops in Mali, according to the operational plan.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/9/57806/World/International/Nations-potentially-sending-troops-to-Mali-List.aspx

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Mideast Asia

 

Israel warns Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas of 'heavy price' for Gaza rockets

Cairo steps into its usual role as mediator and is attempting to secure a truce between Israel and the Palestinians, following an Israeli warning of a sever response to any attacks against the Jewish state

12 Nov 2012

Israel has warned the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas that it will strike with "ever-growing intensity" in response to the latest barrage of rocket attacks into the Jewish state.

"Hamas is responsible for the rocket fire and all other attempts to harm our soldiers and civilians, even when other groups participate. And it is Hamas that will pay the heavy price," Defence Minister Ehud Barak said Sunday.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/57843/World/Region/Israel-warns-Hamas-of-heavy-price-for-Gaza-rockets.aspx

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Iran VP: We will break Obama's 'grasping hands'

Known for hardline anti-Western statements, Iran VP Reza Rahimi says the Islamic Republic will break grasping hands of the US president Obama and will be successful in bypassing the sanctions that hardly hit Iran's economy

12 Nov 2012

Iran's vice president said Monday that Tehran will break the 'grasping hands' of newly re-elected President Barack Obama, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Mohammad Reza Rahimi also said Iran will overcome U.S.-led sanctions against the country.

"We will break grasping hands of Obama and we will be successful in bypassing the sanctions," Rahimi was quoted as saying during a research and scientific exhibition at Tehran University.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/57851/World/Region/Iran-VP-We-will-break-Obamas-grasping-hands.aspx

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Israeli army scores 'direct hits' on Syrian target

Nov 12, 2012

JERUSALEM: Israel's army fired tank shells into Syria on Monday and scored "direct hits" in response to a Syrian mortar shell that struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, the Israeli military said in a statement.

Israeli military sources said Syrian mobile artillery was directly hit in the incident.

It was the second time in two days that Israel has responded to what it said was errant Syrian fire. On Sunday the military said it had a fired a "warning shot" across the disengagement line, while on Monday it said it had fired back at "the source".

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Israeli-army-scores-direct-hits-on-Syrian-target/articleshow/17196103.cms

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Israel launches air raids on Gaza after rocket fire

Nov 12, 2012

JERUSALEM: The Israeli Airforce carried out several raids on the Gaza Strip overnight in response to Palestinian rocket fire towards southern Israel, the army said in a statement on Monday.

The air raids targeted a smuggling tunnel and an arms cache in the northern Gaza Strip as well as a rocket launch site in the area, a military spokesman said, adding that the targets had been hit.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Israel-launches-air-raids-on-Gaza-after-rocket-fire/articleshow/17189389.cms

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Iran denies clean-up of suspect military base

November 12, 2012

TEHRAN: Iran on Monday denied it is sanitising a suspect military base where the UN atomic watchdog wants to probe evidence of possible weapons research.

“Clean-up of such places is not possible,” Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told AFP.

His remarks came a day after International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano said in Baghdad possible efforts to dismantle traces of possible weapons research at the Parchin site near Tehran were “ongoing.”

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/464450/iran-denies-clean-up-of-suspect-military-base/

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Yemen’s main oil export pipeline shut after bombings

 12 November 2012

SANAA: Flows through Yemen’s main oil export pipeline were stopped after the line was blown up in two places on Sunday night, the state news agency and local government sources said.

The SABA news agency said the pipeline was attacked in two spots in the Wadi Abidah region of western Yemen.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/yemen%E2%80%99s-main-oil-export-pipeline-shut-after-bombings

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Iran warns US it will act firmly if airspace violated

Iran fires a robotic Predator drone and warns of its firm reaction in case of any US intrusion into its airpsace

 11 Nov 2012

Iran warned on Sunday it will react strongly against any US intrusion into its airspace after two of its warplanes fired at an American drone 10 days ago, the ISNA news agency reported.

"Yes, we opened fire, and it was with warning shots. If they do it again they can expect an even stronger response," the agency quoted General Amir-Ali Hadjizadeh, head of the elite Revolutionary Guards air and space forces, as saying.

Full report at:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/57822/World/Region/Iran-warns-US-it-will-act-firmly-if-airspace-viola.aspx

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North America

 

US declares support for united Syrian opposition

Nov 12, 2012

WASHINGTON: The United States late Sunday declared its support for the united Syrian opposition after various groups opposed to the government of President Bashar al-Assad decided to come together following talks in Doha, Qatar.

"We look forward to supporting the National Coalition as it charts a course toward the end of Assad's bloody rule and the start of the peaceful, just, democratic future that all the people of Syria deserve," State department deputy spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/US-declares-support-for-united-Syrian-opposition/articleshow/17189435.cms

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Identity of second woman emerges in Petraeus' downfall

Nov 12, 2012

NEW YORK: New details emerged on Sunday about the extramarital affair that abruptly ended the career of CIA chief David Petraeus, including the identity of a second woman whose complaints about harassing emails from the woman with whom he had the relationship, Paula Broadwell, prompted an FBI investigation.

A person familiar with the investigation identified the second woman as Jill Kelley, a long-time friend of the Petraeus family and a Tampa, Florida volunteer social liaison with military families at MacDill Air Force Base. Kelley went to the FBI after receiving threatening emails that eventually were traced to Broadwell, law enforcement and security officials have said, prompting an investigation that turned up evidence that Petraeus and Broadwell were having an extramarital affair.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Identity-of-second-woman-emerges-in-Petraeus-downfall/articleshow/17189344.cms

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U.S. Fears Hezbollah Operative Held in Iraq May Go Free

By MICHAEL R. GORDON

Nov 12, 2012

WASHINGTON — A senior Iraqi official has told the Obama administration that Iraq no longer has a legal basis to hold a Lebanese Hezbollah operative who has been accused of helping to kill American troops in Iraq, and United States officials are concerned that he may soon be released, American officials said Sunday.

American officials said that the United States ambassador in Baghdad, Robert S. Beecroft, had been instructed to seek a meeting with Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki of Iraq to urge that the Hezbollah operative, Ali Musa Daqduq, be kept in detention.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/world/middleeast/us-fears-hezbollah-operative-held-in-iraq-may-go-free.html?ref=world

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Southeast Asia

 

Anti terror raids net innocents in Jakarta

Nani Afrida

November 12 2012

“Rahman” and his four colleagues were apprehended by the National Police’s Densus 88 counterterrorism personnel in a house in Pejaten, South Jakarta, in 2010.

The house was the regional headquarters of the Jamaah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT), whose leader Abu Bakar Ba’asyir was subsequently sentenced to 15 years in prison for funding military training in Aceh.

Rahman, then an office boy at the JAT office, was released after spending seven days in jail and undergoing “intimidating questioning” sessions. The police failed to tie him to terrorist activities.

Full report at:

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/11/12/antiterror-raids-net-innocents.html

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Three centuries of religious harmony on Serangan islet

BY WASTI ATMODJO ON

2012-11-12

On a bright sunny afternoon, residents living in Kampung Bugis village on Serangan islet near Denpasar headed to a small mosque as the voice of the muaddin rang out from the minaret calling Muslims to one of their five daily prayers.

Living among their predominantly Hindu neighbors on the islet, the Muslim community on Serangan feel very much at ease and happy, far from the intimidating atmosphere that can sometimes come with being in a minority group.

Full report at:

http://www.thejakartapost.com/bali-daily/2012-11-12/three-centuries-religious-harmony-serangan-islet.html

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Indonesian School Book Courts Controversy for Reference to Drugs, Alcohol

Jakarta Globe | November 12, 2012

A Central Java district education agency wants a school workbook with inappropriate references to drug and alcohol use banned from elementary schools.

In the book “Lembar Kerja Siswa Basa Jawa” (“Javanese Language Student Workbook”), published by CV Sindunata, a reading comprehension exercise titled “Resepe Simbah” (“Grandfather's Recipe”) recounts a conversation between a boy named Glendhoh and an older man named Kilthuk.

Full report at:

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/indonesian-school-book-courts-controversy-for-reference-to-drugs-alcohol/555747

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Europe

 

Abu Qatada deportation ruling awaited

Nov 12, 2012

Judges are to give their ruling on whether the radical cleric, Abu Qatada, can be deported to Jordan where he is accused of plotting bomb attacks.

The European Court of Human Rights had earlier blocked Abu Qatada's removal because of concerns evidence obtained by torture would be used against him.

Home Secretary Theresa May says she has been assured this will not happen.

The ruling will come from judges at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac), a semi-secret court.

It deals with national security deportations where some of the sensitive material cannot be disclosed in public.

Full report at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20293266

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