News: 09-Nov-09

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  1. Fresh Pakistan attack kills 3, wounds 5
    At least three people have been killed and five others wounded in the latest bomb attack in Pakistan’s northwest, according to police.
  2. Shia politician gunned down outside northern Iraqi home
    Kirkuk, Iraq – Gunmen fatally shot a confidant of Shia cleric and political leader Moqtada al-Sadr outside the man’s house in northern Iraq.
  3. Iran Majlis speaker meets Ayatollah Sistani in Najaf
    Iran Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani held talks with Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the leader of Iraqi Shias, in Najaf on Saturday in which the two sides exchanged views about the most important regional issues.
  4. Azeri religious committee bans call to prayer
    Azerbaijani police have reportedly banned the Islamic call to prayer at the overwhelmingly-Muslim country’s mosques on claims that the religious rite “disturbed the peace.”
  5. Saudis take mountain from Yemen Shias
    Saudi Arabia’s assistant defense minister says his forces have taken control of a mountain straddling the border with Yemen and cleared it of Shia soldiers.
  6. Saudi Wahhabis arrested a Shia citizen in al-Ahsa
    On 4 November 2009 the Saudi General Investigation Directorate (al-Mabaheth al-`Amma) of al-Ahsa arrested the Shia citizen Ali Mohammad al-Thawab , 19 years , a student in the university of King Faisal , from Bani Maan town of Al-Ahsa , on the accusation of the Birthday Anniversary of Imam Al-Mahdi (A.S.) last August .
  7. Former RSS chief Sudarshan meets Shia cleric in Lucknow
    Lucknow: In an attempt to resolve various issues between Hindus and Muslims, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) ex-chief KC Sudarshan on Sunday met Shia cleric Maulana Hameed-Ul-Hasan.
  8. Muslim organisation slams Vande Mataram fatwa
    The Muslim Rashtriya Manch has slammed the Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind for passing a resolution, which described Vande Mataram as un-Islamic and asked Muslims not to sing it.
  9. Fresh Saudi attacks on Yemeni villages
    Houthi fighters say Saudi Arabia has launched a fresh series of air and land attacks on their positions and border villages in northern Yemen.
  10. 2 US pilots killed in chopper clash in Iraq
    Two American pilots have been killed in a helicopter crash in Salahuddin Province in northern Iraq, the US military has announced.

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