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08 July, 2011

Source : Islam Today
Paris | 08 Jul 2011

A huge hangar, owned by the Ministry of Defence located near Porte des Poissonniers, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, could well become a new place of Muslim worship in Paris.

In an attempt to allieviate the problem of prayer in the streets, the City of Paris is seeking ways of finding more prayer space without violating a 1905 law against the government supporting religions.

08 July, 2011

Source : Mohammed Ghobari & Mohammed Mukhashaf  | Reuters
SANAA/ADEN | 07 Jul 2011

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh appeared on television on Thursday for the first time since an assassination attempt a month ago and said he was ready to share power within the constitution's framework.

Saleh, who is being treated in a Riyadh hospital after the June 3 attack, was barely recognizable and sat stiffly as he spoke in the pre-recorded statement broadcast on Yemeni television.

07 July, 2011

Source : Omar Nuhov
Makhachkala | 07 Jul 2011

(IslamDag) - Heart of any Muslim cannot be indifferent to the Quran and therefore, with the hope for understanding and help of all who get this message, we search for hand-written Quran of village Chuni of Levashinsky district, Dagestan.

The unique Quran which was kept away from anti-religious bodies during the communist regime in USSR, when mosques were closed and the religious literature was destroyed, could not have been protected presently.

07 July, 2011

Source : Associated Press
TRIPOLI | 06 Jul 2011

Opposition fighters in western Libya seized two mountain towns from government troops Wednesday, while the embattled regime of Muammar Qaddafi said it would set up a special court to try opposition leaders for treason.

The opposition advances mark small progress in a largely deadlocked civil war. Fighting began nearly five months ago when a popular uprising against Qaddafi quickly escalated into armed conflict.

07 July, 2011

Source : Al Jazeera
Thursday : 07 Jul 2011

Israeli officials are allegedly boycotting a UN official in Lebanon after he wrote a report criticising the country's response to a border incursion by Palestinians protesters in May.

Media in Israel reported on Wednesday that the government had cancelled a visit and cut ties with Michael Williams, UN special co-ordinator for Lebanon, in response to the report.

07 July, 2011

Source : Reuters
Vladikavkaz | 05 Jul 2011

Muslim leaders in Russia asked President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday to press Saudi Arabia to increase the number of worshippers allowed to perform the annual Haj pilgrimage.

Almost three million Muslims flock to Mecca every year for Haj, a duty every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it must perform at least once in their lifetime. Riyadh allocates quotas for Muslims around the world.

07 July, 2011

Source : Islam Today
Flemington Park | 07 Jul 2011

The Toronto District School Board says it is meeting its obligation to accommodate students' religious beliefs by allowing an imam to lead students in prayer on school property.

The board came under criticism this week when a Hindu group that regularly criticizes Islam raised objections to Muslims observing Friday congregational prayers, which have been held inside a cafeteria at Valley Park Middle School in Flemingdon Park for about three years.

07 July, 2011

Source : Reuters
Baghdad | 07 Jul 2011

Iraq's cabinet approved a $365-million contract with Iran last Wednesday to build a pipeline to move gas from Iran to Iraq for power generation.

Iran aims to boost trade and investment with neighbouring Iraq to $10 billion this year as it looks to further strengthen economic ties, especially in the oil sector, an Iranian official said on Wednesday.

06 July, 2011

Source : Ibrahim Barzak | AP
GAZA CITY | 05 Jul 2011

An Israeli aircraft fired at Gaza fighters about to launch rockets at Israel, killing two in the deadliest cross-border fighting in three months.

In a separate incident, Gaza fighters fired at an army vehicle patrolling along the border in southern Gaza, lightly wounding the driver, the army said.

Relatives of the dead men said they were civilians, and local groups did not claim responsibility.

06 July, 2011

Source : Steve Gutterman | Reuters
MOSCOW | 05 Jul 2011

Russia urged the United States on Tuesday to give more scrutiny to allegations of human rights violations by US soldiers and agents during conflicts abroad, pointing to reported abuses in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Foreign Ministry’s human rights representative said information from activist groups “gives reason to believe serious violations of international rights protection norms have occurred during US military operations” in those countries.

06 July, 2011

Source : Associated Press
KABUL : Afghanistan | 05 Jul 2011

British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Tuesday to maintain an enduring partnership with Afghanistan, promising to increase aid even as British troops begin to withdraw next year.

At a news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Cameron also said Britain’s experience of drawing Irish Republican Army terrorists into Northern Ireland’s political process could guide Afghanistan’s own efforts to reconcile Taleban insurgents.

06 July, 2011

Source : Mike Corder | AP
THE HAGUE | 05 Jul 2011

The Netherlands is liable for the deaths of three Bosnian Muslim men slain by Serbs during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, appeals judges ruled in a civil suit Tuesday, ordering the Dutch government to compensate the men’s relatives.

06 July, 2011

Source : Associated Press
GENEVA | 05 Jul 2011

The United Nations says many Somali children are arriving at refugee camps in neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia in such weak shape that they are dying within 24 hours despite emergency care and feeding.

A spokeswoman for the UN refugee agency says an unknown number of children under the age of five are dying from hunger and exhaustion as their families flee violence compounded by drought in Somalia.

06 July, 2011

Source : Md Rasooldeen | Arab News
RIYADH | 05 Jul 2011

The Saudi Kingdom will host the first ever international conference on halal food in the Saudi capital on Feb. 12, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority announced here on Tuesday.

Speaking at a press conference held at SFDA headquarters on Tuesday, the organization's Chairman Mohammed Al-Kanhal said Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has consented to offer his patronage to the summit which is to be held for the first time in the Kingdom.

05 July, 2011

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05 July, 2011

Source : Al Jazeera
Crete | 05 Jul 2011

A Canadian ship taking part in a planned aid flotilla to Gaza has been forced to return to harbour in Crete after an attempt to reach international waters was thwarted by coast guards, according to onboard activists.

05 July, 2011

Source : Al Arabiya
Karachi | 05 Jul 2011

Just when it seemed relations between the US and Pakistan couldn’t get worse, a new wrinkle has developed, this time over US sponsorship of a gay pride event in Islamabad.

05 July, 2011

Source : Reuters
ADEN | 04 Jul 2011

Some 54,000 Yemenis have fled the flash point southern province of Abyan since militants took over its capital last month, a government official said on Sunday, as fighting intensified in the area.

Mass protests demanding an end to President Ali Abdullah Saleh's three-decade rule and a political impasse continue to paralyze Yemen, as he recovers in Riyadh from an assassination attempt.

05 July, 2011

Source : Agencies
Urumqi | 05 Jul 2011

Amnesty International on Tuesday slammed an ongoing crackdown on Muslim Uighurs in their homeland, "East Turkistan", what China calls Xinjiang", two years after deadly riots rocked the region.

More than 200 people were killed and 1,700 injured -- according to official figures -- when street battles between ethnic Han Chinese and Muslim Uighurs exploded in capital Urumqi on July 5, 2009.

04 July, 2011

Source : Syed Faisal Ali | Arab News
JEDDAH | 02 Jul 2011

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are working on a mechanism to jointly fight terrorism, Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik said here on Saturday.

“Terrorism is our common enemy and we want to eradicate it from the face of the earth. The enemies of the Kingdom are our enemies too. We are working to put in place an effective mechanism to fight them,” Malik said.

04 July, 2011

Source : Agencies
SANAA : Yemen | 02 Jul 2011

Senior Yemeni officials say President Ali Abdullah Saleh has had “very limited” access to the outside world since he was flown to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment.

Facing months of protests calling for his resignation, Saleh suffered serious burns and other wounds in a June 3 attack on his palace in the Yemeni capital. Little information about his condition has been released.

04 July, 2011

Source : Malkhadir M. Muhumed | AP
NAIROBI : Kenya | 02 Jul 2011

US military forces landed in Somalia to retrieve the bodies of dead or wounded militants after a US drone strike targeted a group of insurgents, Somalia’s defense minister told The Associated Press on Friday.

The operation is at least the second time US troops have landed in Somalia after a targeted strike, though no forces have been stationed there since shortly after the “Black Hawk Down” battle that left 18 Americans dead in 1993.

04 July, 2011

Source : Md Rasooldeen | Arab News
COLOMBO | 03 Jul 2011

The Kingdom donated 150 metric tons of dates to Sri Lanka last week for distribution at mosques during the coming holy month of Ramadan.

Ministry of Finance official Mansour Al-Yousef handed the consignment at a simple ceremony at the Saudi Embassy in Colombo on Friday to Abdul Hameed Mohammed Fowzie, Sri Lankan senior minister for urban affairs, in the presence of Farouk Mohamed Wazeer Ali, charge d’affaires of the mission.

04 July, 2011

Source : Selcan Hacaoglu | AP
BENGHAZI : Libya | 03 Jul 2011

Turkey’s foreign minister recognized Libya’s rebel leaders as the country’s legitimate representatives and promised them an additional $200 million in aid during a visit Sunday.

02 July, 2011

Source :  Lutfi Abu-Aun | Reuters
TRIPOLI | 30 Jun 2011

Russia said on Thursday France’s arms drop to opposition fighting Muammar Qaddafi violated a UN arms embargo on Libya, a stance that could deepen divisions within a NATO alliance that wants him ousted from power.

 

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