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16 June, 2011

Source : Agencies
Ankara : 16 Jun 2011

Chairman of the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE), Hulusi Senturk, said Thursday that a list of standards for "halal food" was accepted by 33 Islamic countries in a meeting that took place in Cameroon on May 16 and 17.

16 June, 2011

Source : Arab News
RIYADH | 15 Jun 2011

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton officially opened recently an award-winning exhibition about the scientific achievements of Muslim Civilization at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

16 June, 2011

Source : Siobhan Dowling | Guardian
Berlin | 16 Jun 2011

A small Muslim community in northern Germany is pioneering renewable energy sources by planning to build a mosque with wind turbines in its minarets.

The €2.5m (£2.2m) project would see the mosque in Norderstedt, near Hamburg, become one of the first to turn the minaret, the place from which the muezzin called the faithful to prayer, into a wind-fuelled power source.

15 June, 2011

Source : Reuters
Astana | 15 Jun 2011

Russia won the backing of China and other members of a regional security body in criticising U.S. plans for a missile shield, saying on Wednesday it could undermine global security.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a security bloc grouping Russia, China and four ex-Soviet Central Asian states, signed a declaration condemning any unilateral build-up of missile defences after their leaders met in the Kazakh capital.

15 June, 2011

Source | Reuters
ANKARA | 14 Jun 2011

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his Cabinet formally resigned on Tuesday as expected, starting the process of forming a new government after winning a third consecutive term in office.

Erdogan’s AK Party won 49.9 percent of the vote, 326 seats, in Sunday’s election, short of the 330 seats it needs to write a new constitution without the support of other parties in the 550-seat parliament.

15 June, 2011

Source : Badea Anu Al-Naja | Arab News
Makkah | 14 Jun 2011

Municipal and Rural Affairs Minister Prince Mansour bin Miteb on Tuesday inspected the final phase of the Mashair Railway project that links the holy sites of Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah. The project will bring about dramatic improvement in Haj transportation.

15 June, 2011

Sorce : Ahmed Al-Haj | AP
SANAA | 15 Jun 2011

Militants emboldened by months of turmoil in Yemen launched a surprise dawn attack Wednesday on a southern city, seizing entire neighborhoods after gunfights with government forces, security officials said.

The militants, believed to include Al-Qaeda members, were in control of several neighborhoods of Houta, the provincial capital of Lahj province, the officials said.

15 June, 2011

Source : Agencies

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH : 15 Jun 2011

• 'Hamas govt flourishes while restrictions hit the poor'
• Wages fall, jobless rate up since Israel blockade began
• Egyptian border opening slightly relaxes tension
• High unemployment rate ups pressure on UNRWA

14 June, 2011

Source : Bassem Mroue and Selcan Hacaoglu | AP
BEIRUT | 13 Jun 2011

14 June, 2011

Jeffrey Heller | Reuters
JERUSALEM | 13 Jun 2011

14 June, 2011

Mohammed Ghobari | Reuters
SANAA | 13 Jun 2011

14 June, 2011

Source : Agencies
MOSCOW | 13 Jun 2011

13 June, 2011

Source : Reuters
ISLAMABAD | 11 Jun 2011

Afghanistan and Pakistan have agreed to enforce a long-awaited transit trade deal that would help war-ravaged Afghanistan boost its economy, Pakistani government officials said on Saturday.

13 June, 2011

Source : Bassem Mroue | AP
BEIRUT | 12 Jun 2011

Elite Syrian troops backed by helicopters and tanks have regained control of a town where police and soldiers joined forces with the protesters they were ordered to shoot — a decisive assault from a government prepared for an all-out battle to keep power.

13 June, 2011

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Ankara : 13 Jun 2011

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party has scored a resounding third consecutive election victory, but he will need to seek consensus to push ahead with a planned new constitution.

Erdogan, whose AK has transformed Muslim Turkey into one of the world's fastest-growing economies and ended a cycle of military coups, won some 50 percent of the vote in Sunday's election.

13 June, 2011

Source : AP
SANAA | 11 Jun 2011

Yemeni soldiers battled militants Saturday in an attempt to drive them from several southern towns under the control of hundreds of the fighters. The clashes killed 40 people on both sides, officials said.

In a twist, the army commander leading the campaign to drive back the militants is among several top military figures who have turned against the country’s president and thrown their support behind the massive protest movement pushing for the leader’s ouster.

11 June, 2011

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.

11 June, 2011

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.

11 June, 2011

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.

11 June, 2011

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.

11 June, 2011

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.

10 June, 2011

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.

10 June, 2011

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.

10 June, 2011

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.

10 June, 2011

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.

 

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