JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Demonstrators battled police in southern Afghanistan’s main city on Sunday and took to the streets in the turbulent east for the first time as Western pleas failed to halt the third day of rage over a Florida pastor’s burning of the Quran. Officers and protesters skirmished for the second straight day [...]
The US military is preparing to increase USD 1 billion worth of espionage equipment that includes spy balloons in war-torn Afghanistan in anticipation of what it calls the resurgence of Taliban attacks in spring. “We will add ISR (Information Systems Research) to Afghanistan,” US Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the House Armed Services Committee on [...]
The US-led foreign forces have killed at least two civilians in troubled southern Afghanistan amid growing public discontent over such attacks. The civilian couple was killed by foreign troops during a night raid in Zabul Province, a Press TV correspondent reported. NATO has claimed the man was a militant. But locals say he was a [...]
Even as the Kyrgyz city of Osh was racked by interethnic violence last year, its mosques were seen as a symbol of unity. But the role of the mosques may change as Islamic leaders seek to bring them under stricter central control.
Source : 24.kg news agency Bishkek – Kyrgyz security services have detained one of the most active leaders of the religious extremist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir. According to the State National Security Committee (GKNB), the detainee is a native of and resident of Suzak region of Jalal-Abad province. Officers detected and seized more than 300 books, [...]
Source : IPS News By Pavol Stracansky PRAGUE, Jan 11, 2011 (IPS) – Muslims are facing a dark future of repression and torture in Uzbekistan for years to come as the government’s relentless campaign of religious suppression continues. At least 39 people were tortured to death last year in prisons, according to the Independent Human [...]
January 10, 2011 By Farangis Najibullah Tajik authorities will be employing a new tool in their long-running effort to keep tabs on all things religious. The country’s Religious Affairs Committee has announced that, in cooperation with the state-backed Islamic Council, it is compiling a list of some 60 topics deemed suitable for sermons, and will [...]
Monday, 20 December 2010 17:55 Press TV Azeri students have been banned from wearing Hijab at school.Hundreds of Azeri Muslim students have been deprived of education following a new policy which bans Hijab in the schools of the predominantly Muslim country. Under the pretext of imposing reintroduced Soviet-era uniforms to secondary school students this year, [...]