News: 10-Oct-09

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  1. Haniya calls for support for Al-Aqsa Mosque
    Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniya has called on Islamic nations to support Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem (Al-Quds).
  2. UN warns of dire refugee situation in Yemen
    UN humanitarian officials have warned about the ‘dire’ condition of displaced civilians in northern Yemen, where the army is cracking down on Houthi Shias.
  3. A Shia Citizen is on Trial for Possession of Religious Citations
    Al-Hassa General Court will begin its deliberation against a Shia citizen who was accused of possession of religious citations which are considered by wahhabi extremists as magical spells and sorcery materials.
  4. Mottaki: Iran is still studying US policies
    Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has said that Iran is still studying the US diplomacy concerning the Middle East and Iran.
  5. Four hostages released in southern Iran
    Four Tehran citizens, held hostage for 110 days in the southern Iranian city of Iranshahr, were eventually released by police forces, a senior police official says.
  6. IEA predicts jump in oil demand
    The International Energy Agency predicts an increase in oil demand by the end of the year over signs of recovery in the global economy.
  7. Iran reacts to Obama Nobel surprise
    After a surprise decision to award US President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says the designation was ‘overly premature’.
  8. Gas giant, Total resumes talks with Iran
    French gas giant, Total, has resumed its talks with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) on participating in Iran’s South Pars gas field project.
  9. Hamas slams awarding Noble Peace Prize to Obama
    The Islamic Resistance Movement of Hamas has said US President Barack Obama did not deserve to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
  10. Gunmen attack Pakistani army HQ in Rawalpindi
    Pakistani security forces say they have foiled an attempt by gunmen to enter into the Pakistan’ military’s General Headquarters in garrison city of Rawalpindi.

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