News: 04-Aug-09

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  1. Egypt to try 26 for alleged Hezbollah ties
    A group with alleged links to the Lebanese Hezbollah movement is to be tried in an Egyptian security court on charges of terrorism and espionage.
  2. Market blast kills 5, injures 19 Afghans
    At least five people have been killed and nineteen others injured in an explosion at a market in the restive southern Afghanistan.
  3. Gunmen kill 5 Pakistani police officers
    Unidentified gunmen have reportedly killed five security agents, including a local commander, in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province.
  4. In kingdom, Saudi prince’s coup ‘fails’
    Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the kingdom’s former ambassador to the United States, is reportedly under house arrest over a conspiracy against the monarch.
  5. NIGERIA: Shia Students protest in Abuja
    Members of Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Protest for the Release of Jailed brothers.
  6. Amnesty: Turkey must make reforms on freedom of hijab
    Amnesty International said Turkey should continue to make reforms especially on pluralism, freedom of expression and judicial independence.
  7. Kyrgyzstan Shias Honor Shaban Idds
    Kyrgyzstan Shia Muslims celebrate the auspicious occasions of the anniversary birthdays of Imam Hussain, Hazrat Abulfazl Abbas and Imam Zain ul-Abidin (peace be up on them).
  8. 21,000 soldiers to safeguard Iraqi Shia religious festival
    More than 21,000 Iraqi soldiers will provide security for Shia Muslims gathering in the city of Karbala in the coming days, a senior military officer said Monday.
  9. Seven killed, 40 injured in Iraq bomb blasts
    A string of bomb attacks in various parts of Iraq has killed at least seven people, including a policeman and two soldiers, while leaving more than 40 others injured.

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