News: 14-Sep-09

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  1. Iran holds fifth trial over election unrest
    TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran began a fifth trial on Monday of people accused of fomenting street unrest after a disputed presidential election three months ago, official media reported.
  2. Shoe-thrower’s release delayed until Tuesday
    Muntazer al-Zaidi, the television reporter jailed for throwing his shoes at former US president George W. Bush, will be released from prison on Tuesday.
  3. 37 killed in fire at Kazakh drug rehab clinic
    TALDYKORGAN — Fire roared through a drug treatment center in Kazakhstan with a history of safety violations, killing 37 people as patients tried to escape through barred windows, officials said.
  4. Blast kills 4 in Pakistan’s Baluchistan
    At least four people have been killed in a landmine explosion in southwestern Pakistan, as violence continues to take its toll in the conflict-riddled country.
  5. Ex-Intel officer discloses US plans for Pakistan
    The US seeks to establish new military bases in Pakistan to keep the country destabilized and control its nuclear weapons, says a former head of Pakistan’s intelligence service.
  6. In Yemen, Shia fighters seize military base
    As clashes intensify, Yemeni Zeidi Shia fighters say they have seized a military base, army weapons and arrested 85 soldiers.
  7. Gunmen Kill Policeman’s Sleeping Family in Iraq
    BAGHDAD, (AP) — Gunmen broke into the home of a Kurdish policeman in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk while he was away early Sunday, killing his wife and three children as they slept, authorities said.
  8. Debate Grows in Switzerland Over Mosque Minaret Ban
    The Swiss Council of Religions, representing Jewish, Protestant, and Muslim religious leaders, has come out against a proposed ban on the construction of mosques with minarets in Switzerland.
  9. Kuwait– 550 converted to Islam: IPC
    The Assistant Director-General for Da’wah at the Islamic Presentation Committee (IPC) Jamal al-Shatti announced over 550 people converted to Islam within the first 20 days of Ramadan throughout 15 branches of the IPC, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
  10. Millions gather in Najaf to observe Imam Ali martyrdom (PIC)
    HOLY NAJAF, Iraq: Millions of mourners descended at the holy city of Najaf to observe here the anniversary of martyrdom of Sayedol Wasiyyeen, Imam-ol Mottaqeen, Amir-ol Mo’minin Al-Imam Ali ibne Abi Talib (AS) on Ramadan 21 that fell this year on Friday September 11.

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