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08 June, 2011

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.

08 June, 2011

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.

07 June, 2011

Source : AP
RAMALLAH : West Bank | 07 Jun 2011

Officials say that vandals have set fire to a West Bank mosque and scrawled Hebrew graffiti on one of its walls.

The Palestinian mayor of el-Mughayer village says a tire was burning inside the village mosque in an apparent attempt to set the entire building ablaze.

07 June, 2011

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.

07 June, 2011

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.

06 June, 2011

Source : Agencies
Sofia | 05 Jun 2011

Bulgarian Muslims will have to remove loudspeakers at Sofia mosque during Friday prayers, in another setback for locals that far-right party members attacked during the prayers.

The ban came after supporters of Bulgarian party ATAKA or "Attack" attacked Muslim worshippers during Friday prayers in front of the Banya Bashi Mosque in central Sofia May 20.

06 June, 2011

Source : Ghazanfar Ali Khan | Arab News
RIYADH | 05 Jun 2011

Saudi Arabia is currently discussing a proposal to finance the construction of a new SR600 million parliament complex in Albania, a nation with a predominantly Muslim population in southeast Europe.

The Kingdom, in a gesture of solidarity and support for Albania, is willing to finance the parliament project, which will cover an area of 28,000 square meters in the capital city of Tirana, said a senior Albanian parliamentarian in Riyadh Sunday.

06 June, 2011

Source : Ahmed Al-Haj | AP
SANAA | 06 Jun 2011

Protesters danced, sang and slaughtered cows in the central square of Yemen’s capital Sunday to celebrate the departure of the country’s authoritarian leader for medical treatment in Saudi Arabia after he was wounded in a rocket attack on his compound.

06 June, 2011

Source : Islam Today
Dresden | 06 Jun 2011

Islam is part of a modern, changing Germany and necessary to develop a vibrant society, President Christian Wulff said in a panel discussion on 2 June at the German ecumenical gathering called the Kirchentag (Church Day).

06 June, 2011

Source : Daniella Cheslow | AP
MAJDAL SHAMS : Golan Heights | 05 Jun 2011

Israeli troops on Sunday battled hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters who tried to burst across Syria’s frontier with the Golan Heights, killing 20 people and wounding scores more in the second outbreak of deadly violence in the border area in less than a month.

06 June, 2011

Source : Diaa Hadid | AP
SINGAPORE | 05 Jun 2011

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov says NATO is “one step” from sending troops into Libya in a bid to help rebels remove Muammar Qaddafi from power.

Ivanov said Sunday at an Asian security conference in Singapore that Russia didn’t know that a United Nations resolution it supported to protect civilians and shut down Libyan air space would lead to a land operation.

04 June, 2011

Source : Ahmed Al-Haj | AP
SANAA | 03 Jun 2011

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was wounded when opposition tribesmen determined to topple him hammered his palace with rockets Friday in a major escalation of nearly two weeks of fighting with government forces. At least six guards were killed and eight top officials wounded, an official said.

04 June, 2011

Source : Riaz Khan | AP
PESHAWAR : Pakistan | 03 Jun 2011

Pakistani helicopters and artillery on Friday forced back militants who crossed over from Afghanistan this week and triggered battles that have killed at least 63 people, an official said. The incursion prompted Islamabad to demand that NATO and Afghan troops do more to control insurgents on their side of the long, porous border.

04 June, 2011

Source | Agencies
Antalya | 03 Jun 2011

Syria's exiled opposition called on President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday to resign immediately and hand power to the vice president until a council is formed to transform the country to democracy at the end of the "Change in Syria Conference" held in Turkish province of Antalya on Thursday.

04 June, 2011

Source : Nicolas Miletitch | AFP
KAZAN : Russia | 31 May 2011

Authorities in Tatarstan, a predominantly Muslim region of central Russia, have sounded the alarm about radical Islam spreading to a region previously praised as a model of religious tolerance.

04 June, 2011

Source : Eileen Flynn | The Statesman
Friday | 03 June 2011

Amanda Quraishi wants to assure you that downloading 365muslim, her new smart phone application, will not cause you to be "converted, indoctrinated, hypnotized, browbeat, jihad-ed, or added to an FBI watch list."

Well, she might not be able to guarantee the last one, but Quraishi's disclaimer on the Web site promoting the app captures both her relentless humor and some people's troubling perceptions of Islam.

02 June, 2011

Source | AP
MANAMA | 01 June 2011

Tanks and soldiers left the heart of Bahrain’s capital as emergency rule was lifted Wednesday, but authorities warned they were not easing pressure on anti-government groups in the Gulf kingdom.

The military withdrew from the center of Manama but kept police at numerous checkpoints around the city.

02 June, 2011

Source : Khaled Yacoub Oweis | Reuters
ANTALYA : Turkey | 01 Jun 2011

Syrian President Bashar Assad must step down to pave the way for democracy after an uprising against his rule showed he had lost legitimacy, the country’s opposition in exile said on Wednesday.

Rights groups say 1,000 civilians have been killed in a military crackdown as Assad seeks to crush a revolt which has turned into the gravest challenge to his 11-year rule.

02 June, 2011

Source | AP
SANAA : Yemen | 02 Jun 2011

A Yemeni army officer who defected from President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s camp says government forces and armed tribesmen who sided with the opposition have fought new street battles overnight in the capital Sanaa, leaving dozens killed and injured.

The officer also says that thousands of armed tribesmen have fought the Yemeni army about 10 miles (15 kilometers) from the city in an effort to push toward Sanaa.

01 June, 2011

Source : Marius Bosch | Reuters
JOHANNESBURG | 31 May 2011

Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi is not prepared to leave Libya but will press efforts to find a political solution to the country’s conflict, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

In a statement issued after meeting Qaddafi in Tripoli on Monday, Zuma said the Libyan leader had called for an end to NATO bombings “to enable a Libyan dialogue” and renewed a call for a cease-fire.

01 June, 2011

Source : Maggie Fick | AP
JUBA : Sudan | 31 May 2011

North and south Sudan have agreed to establish a jointly patrolled demilitarized border zone between the two sides as the south prepares to declare independence in July, the African Union said Tuesday.

01 June, 2011

Source | Al Arabiya
Brussels | 01 June 2011

Declaring that there was “no contradiction between Islam and democracy,” political and religious leaders of the European Union have called for more religious tolerance in Europe and its neighboring countries.

01 June, 2011

Source | World Bulletin
Istanbul | 01 June 2011

A top Turkish general was jailed on Monday pending trial over an alleged 2003 plot to unseat Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government.

General Bilgin Balanli, commander of Turkey's military academies, is the highest-ranking serving officer among nearly 200 serving and retired officers charged with involvement in the alleged conspiracy, dubbed "Operation Sledgehammer".

01 June, 2011

Source | Islam Today
Kishinev | 01 June 2011

Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat has pledged to review the recent registration of Islam as one of the country's recognized religions, Moldovan news sources report.

Prime Minister Filat made the pledge at a meeting with Metropolitan Vladimir, the head of the powerful Moldovan Orthodox Church.

31 May, 2011

Source | Cihan News Agency
Jeddah | 31 May 2011

The Turkish secretary-general of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, began a tour of African countries on Monday to strengthen cooperation among the African members of the 56-nation organization.

İhsanoğlu will be visiting Benin, Togo, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Senegal and Niger before wrapping up his visit on June 7. The visits take place at the invitation of the seven countries.

 

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