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Repatriation of Indians in KSA prisons proposed

Posted on : 18 May 2013 4:05pm

Saturday 18 May 2013                                                       Last Update 18 May 2013 12:21 pm Riyadh and New Delhi are working on a proposal to repatriate Indian prisoners to [Read more]

Insurance for jobless Saudis to be tackled by Shoura

Posted on : 18 May 2013 4:02pm

  Saturday 18 May 2013 Last Update 18 May 2013 12:38 am Draft regulations of an insurance scheme for unemployed Saudis are likely to be debated at the Shoura Council today. [Read more]

Guantanamo hunger strike enters 100th day

Posted on : 18 May 2013 3:44pm

Activists protest outside White House calling for immediate closure of controversial jail. Activists demanding the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison have marked the 100th day of a hunger strike there by submitting a petition to the White House containing some 370,000 signatures. A group of activists wearing orange jumpsuits and black hoods like those used on detainees [Read more]

Deadly blasts hit mosques in Pakistan

Posted on : 18 May 2013 3:41pm

Twin bombings strike mosques in Malakand district of northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province killing at least 12. Police say bombings in two separate mosques in northwest Pakistan have killed at least 12 people. Sources tell Al Jazeera that 50 have been wounded and many are in critical condition.  Both of the Sunni Muslim mosques were badly damaged, and the roof of one of them collapsed, said tribal police officer Badshah Rehman. The mosques were located [Read more]

Afghan MPs block divisive women's rights law

Posted on : 18 May 2013 3:34pm

Legislation was approved by President Karzai in 2009, but stalled by conservative MPs who deemed it un-Islamic. Afghanistan's parliament has failed to pass a law banning violence against women, a severe blow to progress made in women's rights since the Taliban was toppled over a decade ago. President Hamid Karzai approved the law by decree in 2009 and parliament's endorsement was required. But [Read more]

Tunisia Bans Salafist group's Meeting

Posted on : 18 May 2013 3:29pm

Interior ministry says annual congress would be in violation of law and represents threat to public order. The Tunisian government has banned a Salafist group from holding its annual congress, according to the interior ministry. The ministry said on Friday that Ansar al-Sharia's congress planned for Saturday posed a threat to public order. "We have decided to prohibit this gathering, which would be in violation of the law and because of the [Read more]

South Sudan town 'Trashed by Army'

Posted on : 18 May 2013 3:23pm

UN says town of Pibor has been destroyed, between fighting and looting, by rebels and army soldiers alike. Al Jazeera has gained access to a South Sudanese town, where fighting and looting have forced most of the population to leave. Homes and a hospital have been looted and destroyed, with the UN blaming South Sudanese soldiers who have been fighting a regional rebel group. The army denies [Read more]

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