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Erdogan: The boy bread vendor who changed Turkey

Source : Ece Toksabay & Ibon Villelebeitia | Reuters
ISTANBUL | 09 Jun 2011

When Tayyip Erdogan sold bread rolls as a boy on the old streets of Istanbul, Turkey was a country caught in a cycle of army coups. It languished on the fringes of Europe. Pious Turks were the underdogs of society.

As Erdogan moves toward his second decade as prime minister, Turkey could not look more different.

 

Qaddafi troops attack Misrata as NATO pounds Tripoli

Source : Agencies
TRIPOLI | 08 Jun 2011

Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, increasingly cornered under a stunning upturn in NATO airstrikes, lashed back with renewed shelling of the western city of Misrata Wednesday, killing at least 11 rebel fighters.

The offensive followed a lull in NATO bombing of Tripoli on Wednesday, after 24 hours of some of the heaviest bombardments of the Libyan capital since air strikes began in March.

 

Syrians flee into Turkey to evade crackdown

Source : Khaled Yacoub Oweis | Reuters
AMMAN | 09 Jun 2011

More than 1,500 Syrians have fled to Turkey to escape a feared army crackdown, officials said on Thursday, in another sign that President Bashar Assad’s struggle with protesters is disturbing Syria’s neighbors.

 

Increase in infiltration feared amid Yemen chaos

Source : Ibrahim Nafie | Arab News
JEDDAH | 10 Jun 2011

With political unrest and growing insecurity in Yemen, there are fears in Saudi Arabia that infiltration attempts by Yemenis into the Kingdom may reach unprecedented levels.

There are also fears that smugglers may boost their activities along the common border, too, not to mention the many Yemenis who want to escape from war and come to the Kingdom's safety and security.

 

US drone kills 22 militants in Pakistan

Source : Haji Mujtaba | Reuters
MIRANSHAH | 08 Jun 2011

Missile attacks by suspected US drone aircraft killed at least 22 militants in Pakistan’s Waziristan region on Wednesday, intelligence officials said, as the US military steps up pressure on remnants of Al-Qaeda and the Taleban sheltered there.

 

Americans must give their Muslim brethren a break

Source : John L. Esposito | The Daily Star
Tuesday : 07 Jun 2011

Muslim Americans deserve a break. There are as many as 6-8 million Muslims living in the United States, where they have been contributing to the country as doctors, engineers, artists, actors and professionals.

 

Good governance should come naturally for Muslim Nations, Malaysia's PM

Source : Mohd Nasir Yusof | Bernama
ASTANA : Kazakhstan | 08 Jun 2011

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said good governance should come naturally for Muslim nations as it has been in their nature for more than 1,500 years.

Quoting history, the Prime Minister said, the fourth Caliph and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad, Ali bin Abi Talib once told then governor of Egypt Maalik as-Ashtar that his administration would only succeed if he governed with concern for justice, equity, probity and prosperity for all, including women.

 

Muslim teacher killed in Russia's North Caucasus

Source : AFP
Makhachkala : 08 Jun 2011

A Muslim teacher who had publicly criticised radical Islamists was shot dead along with his nephew in Russia's volatile southern region of Dagestan, investigators said on Wednesday.

Maksud Sadikov, the principal of the Institute of Theology and International Relations, was shot in the yard of his home in the regional capital of Makhachkala late Tuesday, the Investigative Committee said in a statement.

 

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood legalized as party

Source : AP
CAIRO | 07 Jun 2011

Egypt’s official news agency says the long banned Muslim Brotherhood has been recognized as the Freedom and Justice Party.

The announcement Tuesday would allow the group to run in parliamentary elections set for September.

The Brotherhood is considered one of Egypt’s best organized blocs following the fall of longtime President Hosni Mubarak in February. It was founded in 1928 but outlawed since 1954.

 

Fresh fighting threatens cease-fire in Yemen

Source : Mohammed Ghobari & Jason Benham | Reuters
SANAA | 06 Jun 2011

A cease-fire in Yemen's capital was at risk of unraveling Monday as regime supporters opened fire on opposition fighters in renewed clashes that killed at least six. The violence raises fears over the potentially explosive situation after the wounded President Ali Abdullah Saleh left the country, creating a deep power vacuum.

 
 

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