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Anti-Porn Law for Indonesia PDF Print E-mail

Indonesia's constitutional court upheld an anti-pornography law, passed in 2008 and heavily backed by Islamic parties who helped to draft it. (BBC, 25 Mar 2010)

Battles with Taliban in Pakistan PDF Print E-mail

Pakistani military aircraft bombed Orakzai near the Afghan border killing 11 people. 5 Pakistani soldiers killed in clashes with Taliban thereafter. (BBC, 26 March 2010)

Muslim Convert Arrested in Sri Lanka PDF Print E-mail

A Sri Lankan woman who converted from Buddhism to Islam was arrested by the authorities. She recently wrote two books about her conversion in Sinhala, the language of Sri Lanka's ethnic majority, who are mostly Buddhists. (BBC, 26 March 2010)

Coke Fined Millions PDF Print E-mail

Coca-Cola to pay $47m (R350m) in compensation for environmental damage caused at a bottling plant in the Indian state of Kerala. The plant, one of its largest in India, was forced to close in 2005 afterprotests. (BBC, 22 March 2010)

Taliban on the Net PDF Print E-mail

The Taliban are increasingly using the internet to win support. Their multi-lingual websites (in Arabic, English, Dari, Pashto and Urdu), al-Emarah and Shahamat, are regularly updated with battlefield reports, interviews with Taliban leaders, videos, commentaries and official statements. (BBC, 17 March 2010)

Islamists Killed in Aceh PDF Print E-mail

Police in the Indonesian province of Aceh shot and killed two suspected Islamists. This follows a number of major anti-terrorism raids. (BBC, 12 March 2010)

Violence after Article on Veil PDF Print E-mail

Two dead in India's Karnataka state after violence over an article which challenges the Muslim veil by Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen. (BBC, 2 March 2010)

Clashes Between Muslims and Buddhists PDF Print E-mail

Bangladesh's army has been sent to the Chittagong Hill Tracts after violent clashes between Muslim Bengalis and Buddhists. 100 houses were burnt down in the violence in Khagrachari. (BBC, 23 February 2010)

70 Dead in Mudslide PDF Print E-mail

70 people feared dead after being trapped under piles of mud when a landslide hit a village near the Indonesian city of Bandung. (BBC, 24 February 2010)

Taliban Resist US Offensive PDF Print E-mail

US forces are facing resistance around the Taliban base of Marjah as a major offensive in Afghanistan moves into its fourth day. A US airstrike in Kandahar killed five civilians after two US missiles struck a house on the outskirts of Marjah killing 12 civilians, half of them children. (BBC, 16 February 2010)

Afghanistan Win Cricket Cup PDF Print E-mail

Afghanistan beat Ireland in winning the cricket Twenty20 qualifiers to earn the right to play at the ICC World Twenty20. They join other Muslim nations like Pakistan and Bangladesh in cricket's top ranks. (BBC, 13 February 2010)

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