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Deadly bomb kills 15 Afghan civilians: May deadliest month

Source | Reuters
Kabul | 10 Jun 2011

Fifteen Afghans, most of them children, were killed by a roadside bomb on Saturday, as a report from the United Nations said May was the deadliest month for civilians in the country since the U.N. mission began compiling statistics.

The Interior Ministry said eight children, four women and three men were killed when a bomb hit their vehicle in the Haji Lahore region of southern Kandahar province.


Rival Yemen protests call on Saleh to resign, return

Source : Reuters
SANAA/ADEN | 10 Jun 2011

Tens of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of the capital on Friday in parallel protests — one demanding the country’s wounded leader surrender any claim to power, another calling him back home.

The rival demonstrations over the fate of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, forced abroad for surgery after an attack on his palace a week ago, highlighted the volatility of a country which Western nations fear could slip into chaos and give Al-Qaeda a regional foothold.


Germany: Sprouts clearly caused E. coli outbreak

Source : Associated Press
BERLIN | 10 Jun 2011

German vegetable sprouts caused the E. coli outbreak that has killed 31 people and sickened nearly 3,100, investigators announced Friday after tracking links to the bacteria from patients in hospital beds to restaurants and then farm fields.


Ex-Russian officer who killed Chechen shot dead

Source | AP
MOSCOW | 10 Jun 2011

A disgraced Russian army colonel convicted of murdering a Chechen teenager was gunned down contract-style in downtown Moscow Friday, investigators said.

Yuri Budanov was sentenced to 10 years in jail for kidnapping and murdering 18-year-old Heda Kungayeva in 2000. His release on parole in 2009 sparked protests in Chechnya, but was cheered by Russian ultranationalists and neo-Nazis.


"My Fellow American..." Initiative launched to combat islamophobia in America

Source: Islam Today
Thursday : 09 Jun 2011

A new online project, "My Fellow American", enables people of all faiths and backgrounds to share a positive story about a Muslim they know personally.


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.


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