- US reneges on Iraq withdrawal promises
The United States retracts its initial promise of commitment to withdrawing its troops from Iraqi cities by the end of the month of June.
- US says Afghan poppy eradication ‘failure’
The United States admits that its efforts in eradicating opium poppy production in Afghanistan have proven to be of no avail.
- Islamic ministry to close all women’s mosques
Islamic affairs ministry has revealed that women’s mosques across the country will be shut down in order to minimize government expenditure.
- Fitness center for Muslim women opens in Moscow
A fitness center for women, who want to get fit in accordance with Islamic norms, has opened in the Severnoye Butovo District, Moscow.
- Iraq blames Arab states for bombings
Iraq’s prime minister blames Arab states for fanning the flames of violence in his country by turning a blind eye to the rulings of hard-line religious leaders.
- Beirut gunfight kills one, injures two
In the first outbreak of violence since this month’s elections, political factions in Lebanon’s capital Beirut traded fire killing a woman and injuring two others.
- Egypt arrests 7 Brotherhood members
As part of a security crackdown, Egyptian authorities have detained seven members, including three leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood opposition party.
- Diplomatic staff arrests, harassment: UK
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has described the arrest of eight UK embassy staff in Tehran as “harassment” and “intimidation”.
- Taliban kill 12 Pakistani soldiers in ambush
WANA, Pakistan (Reuters) – Taliban militants ambushed a Pakistani military convoy near the Afghan border on Sunday killing 12 soldiers, the army said, as it prepared an assault on Pakistan’s Taliban chief.