News: 05-Aug-09

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  1. Inflammable gas polluted the Kazemain air
    After the air pollution of the Kazemain air with dust which caused by the famine and war in Iraq, the Holy city of Kazemain faced with the new air pollution.
  2. Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa about Swine Flu
    Shia religious authority, Grand Ayatollah Sistani, issued Fatwa about Swine Flu.
  3. Five killed, 15 wounded in US gym shooting
    At least five people have been killed and 15 others wounded when a gunman opened fire on women at a gym in Pennsylvania, media reports say.
  4. Ten killed in fresh Afghan violence
    An air strike and a roadside bomb attack have killed at least 10 people in eastern and southern Afghanistan, local officials and villagers say.
  5. Rights group alleges Indian police abuses
    Indian police have been accused by an international rights organization of widespread human rights violations, including extra-judicial killings.
  6. Shiite Group Agrees to Renounce Violence in Iraq
    BAGHDAD, (AP) – An extremist Shiite group believed responsible for the killing of five American soldiers in a bold raid south of Baghdad and the kidnapping of five British men has agreed to renounce violence, a government adviser said Monday.
  7. Hajj: Saudi Commission to Receive Training to on How Deal with Different Islamic Doctrines
    Dammam, Asharq Al-Awsat-Sources revealed to Asharq Al-Awsat that the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice will train around one hundred of its members and members of other government religious bodies on how to deal with the different doctrines and schools of jurisprudential thought of Hajj and Umrah pilgrims.
  8. Iran’s Ahmadinejad sworn in as president
    TEHRAN (Reuters) – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sworn in as Iran’s president on Wednesday, nearly eight weeks after a disputed election that unleashed the worst unrest since the 1979 Islamic revolution and divided the political and clerical elite.

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