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US Slaughters Pakistani Civilians PDF Print E-mail
Tribal leaders in the Pakistani region of North Waziristan vowed revenge against the US after drones killed more than 40 people near the Afghan border. Most of the dead were tribal elders and police attending an open-air meeting. (BBC, 18 Mar 2011)
 
Nato Slaughters Children PDF Print E-mail
A Nato air strike killed 9 boys, aged 12 and under as they gathered firewood in Afghanistan. (BBC, 6 Mar 2011)
 
Muslim Leader Killed PDF Print E-mail
Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan leader Maulana Muhammad Madni gunned down along with his son in Pakistan. (NY Times, 6 Mar 2011)
 
Anti-Blasphemy Minister Killed PDF Print E-mail
Pakistani Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti killed after gunmen opened fire on his car in Islamabad. He had received death threats for urging reform to blasphemy laws. (BBC, 2 Mar 2011)
 
Nato Air Strikes Kill Civilians PDF Print E-mail
US drone attacks have escalated in Pakistan since President Obama took office. More than 100 raids were reported in the area last year, killing hundreds of people. Nato air strikes in eastern Afghanistan killed 64 civilians. (BBC, 21 Feb 2011)
 
Courthouse Stormed in Indonesia PDF Print E-mail
Hundreds of Muslims stormed a courthouse and set two churches on fire to protest the lenient sentence for a Christian convicted of spreading hatred about Islam. (NY Times, 8 Feb 2011)
 
Peace Talks in Philippines PDF Print E-mail
Goverment holding peace talks with Moro Islamic Liberation Front. MILF fighting for independent Muslim homeland for 40 years. (BBC, 10 Feb 2011)
 
Starving Rohingya Refugees Found PDF Print E-mail
90 Muslim Rohingya refugees found in India's Andaman and Nicobar islands, starving and dehydrated. They were set adrift with little food and water in a boat without an engine by the Thai navy. Rohingyas in Burma are the world's most persecuted people. (BBC, 10 Feb 2011)
 
Pakistan Afghan Clashes PDF Print E-mail
A Pakistani soldier has been killed and three wounded in a clash with Afghan forces on the border, Pakistani officials say. (BBC, 2 Feb 2011)
 
Attacks in Thailand PDF Print E-mail
Pattani is one of three southern provinces in Thailand where Muslims are seeking greater autonomy. Attacks have escalated recently; and the campaign has claimed more than 4,300 lives since a decades-old separatist campaign reignited in 2004. Thailand annexed the three provinces, Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani, in 1902, but the majority there are Muslim and speak a Malay dialect. (BBC, 3 Feb 2011)
 
Film Banned in Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
Slackistan, a British-made movie about young people living in Islamabad, has been banned in Pakistan because of scenes showing swearing and drinking. (BBC, 28 Jan 2011)
 
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