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United Ulama Body in Philippines PDF Print E-mail

Scholars from nearly 200 Muslim groups discussed the creation of a national network of Ulema in the Philippines. (IOL, 29 January 2010)

 
Burmese Muslims to Face More Horror PDF Print E-mail

Burma agreed to repatriate 9,000 Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh.Human rights groups say Rohingya Muslims fled religious persecution in Burma and do not want to return to their home country. (BBC, 29 December 2009)

 
Indian Soldiers Killed in Kashmir PDF Print E-mail

Freedom fighters in Indian-occupied Kashmir killed four Indian soldiers at Warpora. (BBC, 30 December 2009)

 
Biggest Pakistani Bank Robbery PDF Print E-mail

Robbers stole at least $3.7m from a bank in Karachi in what is being called Pakistan's biggest bank heist. (BBC, 14 December 2009)

 
Massive Bomb in Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
A massive blast ripped through a busy market in the Pakistani city of Peshawar killing 118. (BBC, 30 October 2009)
 
2 Freedom Fighters Killed in Kashmir PDF Print E-mail
Two Muslim freedom fighters killed in a gun battle with Indian occupation forces in Poonch, occupied Kashmir.  (BBC, 29 October 2009)
 
Pakistan Battles Taliban PDF Print E-mail

Pakistani forces have attacked Taliban bases near the Afghan border, in an offensive to take back control of South Waziristan. About 28,000 soldiers are battling an estimated 10,000 Taliban fighters. More than 100,000 civilians have fled from South Waziristan. (Al Jazeera, 21 October 2009

 
Another Indonesian Quake PDF Print E-mail

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Java, causing buildings to sway in the capital, Jakarta. A more powerful 7.6-magnitude quake devastated western Sumatra last month and left more than 1,100 people dead. (BBC, 16 October 2009)

 
Taliban Attack Pakistan Military HQ PDF Print E-mail

Taliban attacked military headquarters in northern Pakistan killing soldiers. (BBC, 12 October 2009)

 
Women-Only Trains a Hit PDF Print E-mail

India's recently introduced women-only trains in Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta and Madras to provide safety for women. They are a big hit with even non-Muslims as men often harass women on other trains. (BBC, 10 October 2009)

 
Miss Indonesia Outrage PDF Print E-mail

Ulama in Indonesia's conservative Muslim province of Aceh are outraged that an Acehnese woman won the title of Miss Indonesia. Aceh has implemented partial Sharia law. (BBC, 12 October 2009)

 
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