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18 May, 2011

Source : Rebecca Santana | AP
BAGHDAD | 17 May 2011

American forces are facing an increasingly dangerous environment in southern Iraq, where Shiite militias trying to claim they are driving out the US occupiers have stepped up attacks against bases and troops.

The uptick in violence serves as a warning about what American forces could face if US and Iraqi officials come to an agreement about keeping more US troops in the country past Dec. 31.

18 May, 2011

Source : Agencies
Ankara | 17 May 2011

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday that Israeli Ambassador Gaby Levy was summoned to Turkish Foreign Ministry and warned against recent developments.

"What Turkey expected to prevent repetition of similar incidents to Mavi Marmara attack have been relayed to the ambassador," Davutoglu said while speaking at a tv program.

18 May, 2011

Source : Karin Laub | AP
RAMALLAH : West Bank | 17 May 2011

Palestinian activists are calling it a preview of new tactics to pressure Israel and win world support for statehood: Masses of marchers, galvanized by the Arab Spring and brought together by Facebook, descending on borders and military posts — and daring Israeli soldiers to shoot.

17 May, 2011

Source : Mushtak Parker | Arab News
Monday : 16 May 2011

The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), the prudential and supervisory standard-setting organization for the global Islamic financial industry, embarked on a new phase of its development which may lead to a review of its mandate to facilitate a wider reach including those countries and organizations that are not currently members of the board.

17 May, 2011

Source : Ghazanfar Ali Khan | Arab News
RIYADH | 16 May 2011

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah inaugurated Sunday the SR20-billion Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), 25 km east of the Saudi capital, amid cheers of over 2,000 students and faculty members. With a capacity to enroll about 50,000 students, the PNU is the largest women-only university in the world and part of an ambitious education plan of the Saudi government.

17 May, 2011

Source : Arab News
JEDDAH | 17 May 2011

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) on Monday launched a master’s degree program in Islamic finance and banking in cooperation with Malaysia’s Insaniah University.

IDB President Ahmed Muhammad Ali, who launched the program, said it was aimed at training qualified manpower required for the Islamic banking industry.

17 May, 2011

Source | Xinhuanet
JERUSALEM | 17 May 2011

Israel's Likud party on Monday asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex areas of the West Bank containing Israeli settlements, ahead of a possible United Nations General Assembly resolution in September recognizing a Palestinian state.

The call comes after Likud Knesset member Danny Danon announced findings of a party-sponsored poll that showed more than half of the respondents supporting annexation of West Bank settlement areas, the Ynet news site reported on Monday.

17 May, 2011

Source | Al Jazeera
Arida | 17 May 2011

At least 15 Syrian tanks have pushed into a rural area near the Lebanese border, where security forces have been concentrating their latest crackdown against pro-democracy demonstrations, human rights activists have said.

The activists, who said they were in contact with residents there, said the tanks deployed around Arida, near the Jisr al-Qomar border crossing point with northern Lebanon, on Monday.

17 May, 2011

Source : Agencies
Moscow | 13 May 2011

The largest International Exhibition Centre of Russia "Crocus Expo" in Moscow will host the International Halal Exhibition "Moscow Halal Expo 2011" on May 26-28.

The products and services are admitted to the Exhibition subject to their halal certification or declaration on "halal" completed in a proper way, Russia media said.

14 May, 2011

Source : Razak Ahmad | Reuters
KUALA LUMPUR | 13 May 2011

Petronas will build a $20 billion integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex, Malaysia’s largest-single investment, that will boost the country’s total refining capacity by half as it looks to meet Asian demand for specialty chemicals.

14 May, 2011

Source : Mohammed Mar`i | Arab News
RAMALLAH | 13 May 2011

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine Sheikh Mohammed Hussein said that the Israeli police prevented thousands of Palestinian worshipers from attending the Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

14 May, 2011

Source : Edd K. Usman | Manila Bulletin
MANILA : Philippines | 13 May 2011

Terror leader and al-Qaeda network founder Osama bin Laden, whose death as in life continues to spawn debates among Muslims because of his violent “jihad” (struggle in the way of Allah), is neither a hero nor a martyr to the Muslim world as his doctrines exceeded the limits of Islam, a Muslim religious leader said Friday.

14 May, 2011

Source : Diaa Hadid & Sarah El-Deeb | AP
TRIPOLI | 13 May 2011

Taunting NATO, Muammar Qaddafi has said that he is alive despite a series of airstrikes and “in a place where you can’t get to and kill me.” The defiant audio recording was broadcast after the Libyan government accused NATO of killing 11 Muslim preachers with an airstrike on a disputed eastern oil town.

14 May, 2011

Source : Amir Shah & Patrick Quinn | AP
KABUL : Afghanistan | 13 May 2011

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the Afghan Parliament Friday that the two nations must not allow the flames of extremism and terrorism to be fanned and saluted Afghanistan’s efforts to reconcile with Taleban insurgents.

13 May, 2011

Source : Reuters
CAIRO | 12 May 2011

A senior member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said he would run for president as an independent, a move that could draw votes from backers of the Islamist group that has said it will not field a candidate.

Secular groups and the West are concerned by how much power the Brotherhood may gain after the first elections since the toppling of president Hosni Mubarak. Decades of authoritarian rule has curbed the development of potential rivals.

13 May, 2011

Source : Associated Press
MOSCOW | 13 May 2011

Russian and Pakistani leaders have pledged to work together to fight terrorism and prevent drug-trafficking in Central and Southern Asia.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari were meeting in the Kremlin on Thursday.

13 May, 2011

Source : Reuters
SANAA/TAIZ | 13 May 2011

Qatar on Thursday pulled out of a Gulf-brokered plan to ease Yemen’s president from power, leaving a deal to end months of violent protests against Ali Abdullah Saleh’s rule close to collapse.

Qatar’s withdrawal came just as the opposition said the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), of which it is a member, was sending its secretary-general to Yemen to revive the stalled deal.

12 May, 2011

Source : Mohammed Mar`i | Arab News
RAMALLAH | 11 May 2011

Israel has revoked the residency of 140,000 Palestinians living in the West Bank when they left to travel abroad in the years after the 1967 War, a report said on Wednesday.

The revelation sparked a furious response from the Palestinian Authority, with government spokesman Ghassan Khatib describing the policy as “illegal and inhumane.”

12 May, 2011

Source : Saeed Al-Batati | Arab News
SANAA | 11 May 2011

Pro-democracy protesters in Yemen have decided to escalate pressure on President Abdullah Ali Saleh by storming government headquarters ahead of a mass march to the presidential palace on Friday.

In Sanaa, a protester was killed and dozens of others were injured Wednesday when police intercepted thousands of protesters who were proceeding to the headquarters of the prime minister.

12 May, 2011

Source : John Iriash | Reuters
PARIS | 11 May 2011

The Libyan government may be forcibly expelling migrants in an attempt to flood Europe, the United Nations refugee chief said on Wednesday.

Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has previously warned European leaders backing the revolt against his 41-year rule that he would unleash a wave of migrants against Europe to retaliate against military strikes on his country.

11 May, 2011

Source : Reuters
SANAA | 11 May 2011

Yemeni air force planes on Tuesday bombed rural areas where tribesmen demanding the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh live, the tribesmen said, a sign that violence gripping the fractious state may be escalating.

The planes bombed an area north of the capital Sanaa where tens of thousands of protesters have been rallying daily to demand an end to Saleh’s nearly 33-year rule. At least four tribesmen were wounded in the raid, a resident said.

11 May, 2011

Source : Richard Orange | The Telegraph
Almaty | 10 May 2011

Uzbekistan's autocratic President has accused the West of funding this year's Arab uprisings to gain access to oil, gas and mineral reserves.

11 May, 2011

Source : Associated Press
WASHINGTON | 11 May 2011

The US is edging closer to calling for an end to the long rule of the Assad family in Syria. Obama administration officials say the first step would be to declare for the first time that President Bashar Assad has forfeited his legitimacy to rule.

That would be a shift from US statements demanding that Assad stop a brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters. Those stopped short of saying he had to go.

11 May, 2011

Source : P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News
JEDDAH | 10 May 2011

An Indian academic has developed a new Arabic grammar based on word meanings with the support of a research scholar. He believes it would make Arabic learning much easier, especially for non-Arabs.

10 May, 2011

Source : Faisal Aboobacker Ponnani | Saudi Gazette
Dammam | 10 May 2011

A two-volume compendium on Islam entitles “An Educational Encyclopedia of Islam”, edited by Syed Iqbal Zaheer, was launched in the Eastern Province in a gathering at the Marhaba hotel, Thursday. Syed Iqbal Zaheer is an Islamic scholar hailing from Bangaluru, India and working as an Engineer in Dhahran.

 

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