News: 10-Feb-10

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  1. Saudi Arabia defends al-Qaeda rehabilitation scheme
    Saudi Arabia says it will not give up a controversial rehabilitation programme for Islamist radicals heavily criticised in the US after former inmates set up an al-Qaeda cell in neighbouring Yemen.
  2. Egyptians Rile Over Mosque Cameras
    Egyptians are worried security forces are abusing their powers in monitoring mosques with surveillance cameras.
  3. French schools not to serve non-halal meat to Muslims
    I don’t fully understand this story. If the parents don’t want their children to eat meat in the cafeteria, who’s forcing them? Some families did not want their children eating meat at the school cafeteria in Angoulême (France) for religious reasons. The mayor wants to grant their request.
  4. Rally condemns Karachi terror, and demands Cheif Justice to take action on killings of Shia
    Thousands of activists of Imamia Students Organisation (ISO) and Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) on Sunday staged a massive rally to condemn killings of innocent mourners (Azadar’s) in Karachi and Muzaffarabad on holy procession of Muharram and Arbaeen Imam Hussain (AS).
  5. Avalanches kill 28, trap hundreds in Afghanistan
    KABUL – At least 28 people died and hundreds were trapped through the night in freezing cold and darkness after avalanches closed a mountain highway tunnel in Afghanistan
  6. SC says no to CBI probe into 9 sensitive post-Godhra riot cases
    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday firmly said that it was not in favour of entrusting the CBI with further investigations into the nine sensitive post-Godhra riot cases, saying it would amount to putting the clock back.
  7. Hakimullah death a rumour, claim Taliban
    Pakistan Taliban on Tuesday refuted reports in the local media that said the outfit has confirmed the death of its chief Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone attack, blaming a rival militant group for spreading “rumours”.

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