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Sufi Shrine Destroyed in Kashmir

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Indian Kashmir say a fire has destroyed a revered Muslim shrine. Known as Dastageer Sahib, the shrine housed the tomb of Sufi mystic Syed Abdul Qadir in Indian-controlled Kashmir’s main city, Srinagar. Authorities say the more-than-200-year-old wooden shrine was quickly engulfed in flames. Firefighters were pelted with stones when they arrived at the […]

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Iranian Media: Morsi Wants Closer Egypt-Iran Ties

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian state media reports say Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi wants to strengthen ties with Iran. The semi-official Fars news agency on Monday quoted Mr. Morsi saying a closer relationship with Tehran would create a “strategic balance” in the region. The two countries have not had diplomatic relations since 1980. The report said Mr. Morsi’s comments […]

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Turkish Cabinet to Discuss Syrian Attack Against Jet

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s Cabinet is to discuss the downing of a Turkish military jet last week by Syria, while Western diplomats continue their condemnation of the attack. The Cabinet meeting Monday comes a day before NATO ambassadors are scheduled to hold consultations requested by Turkey, under the alliance’s founding treaty, which commits all members to protect one […]

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Mumbai Attack Suspect Arrested in India

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Indian police have reportedly arrested a suspect in the 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai. The Press Trust of India says police have detained Sayed Zabiuddin, an alleged member of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the militant group India blames for the attacks. The news organization says police tracked Zabiuddin for three years, arresting him last week when he arrived […]

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Malaysia Approves Extradition of Iranian to Thailand on Terror Allegations

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Malaysian court has approved the extradition of an Iranian man to Thailand on suspicion of involvement in a bomb plot against Israeli diplomats in that country. Masoud Sedaghatzadeh was arrested at a Malaysian airport on February 14 soon after an apparently accidental blast occurred at a Bangkok house where bombs were found. Thai police […]

Iranian Media: Morsi Wants Closer Egypt-Iran Ties

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian state media reports say Egyptian president-elect Mohammed Morsi wants to strengthen ties with Iran. The semi-official Fars news agency on Monday quoted Mr. Morsi saying a closer relationship with Tehran would create a “strategic balance” in the region. The two countries have not had diplomatic relations since 1980. The report said Mr. Morsi’s comments […]

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Americans Oppose Healthcare Law But Like Provisions

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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A poll indicates that most Americans oppose President Barack Obama’s health care reform even though they strongly support most of its provisions. The Reuters-Ipsos poll was conducted last week. The Supreme Court is expected to hand down its ruling on a challenge to the president’s health care initiative this week, possibly as early as Monday. […]

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Turkish Cabinet to Discuss Syrian Attack Against Jet

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s cabinet is to meet Monday to discuss the downing of a Turkish military jet by Syria last week – an act Ankara says happened, without warning, in international airspace. The meeting comes a day before NATO ambassadors are scheduled to hold consultations requested by Turkey, under the alliance’s founding treaty, which commits all members […]

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North Korea Objects to Use of Its Flag in U.S., South Korean Military Exercise

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea has reacted angrily to a joint U.S.-South Korean military exercise that was held Friday, denouncing the use of its national flag as a target. Around 2,000 South Korean and U.S. troops, along with jet fighters, tanks and attack helicopters took part in Friday’s exercise to test responses to any assault. The exercise was […]

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