News: 21-Feb-10

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  1. Families of Ethiopian plane crash victims solicit Shia leader’s help
    Families of the victims of the crashed Ethiopian plane have solicited the help of senior Shiite religious head, Abdel Amir Qabalan during a visit to his office today.
  2. Al Qaeda Member Arrested for Recruiting Women Suicide Bombers
    Iraqi security forces have arrested an Al Qaeda operative suspected of recruiting women to carry out suicide attacks, the U.S. military and Iraqi security officials said Saturday.
  3. Free Legal & Financial Seminar for New York/New Jersey Area Mosques & Nonprofits
    Muslim Advocates, the Muslim Bar Association of New York and the New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association, in partnership with the Justice Action Center of New York Law School, will hold a Free Legal and Financial Seminar for the leadership of mosques, Muslim nonprofits and community-based organizations in the NY/NJ metro area.
  4. Racist graffiti on French mosque for 6th time
    France’s main Muslim group says a mosque has been defaced with racist graffiti in the sixth such incident this year.
  5. Halal Meals Come to Homebound Muslims in Michigan
    DEARBORN, Mich.—Mariam Wehbe learned about a program offering home-delivered meals made according to Islamic law at a good time—poor health made cooking impossible and a grandson who helps her had to cut back to devote more time to school.
  6. Mosqe collapse kills at least 40 worshippers in Morocco
    At least 40 worshippers were killed and around 71 others were injured after a minaret of a mosque in Morocco collapsed during the weekly Friday prayers.
  7. US exports to Iran plunge by 50%
    US exports to Iran have plunged by 50 percent after President Barack Obama took office in 2009, a report by US Census Bureau shows.
  8. Demo held in Berlin against NATO war in Afghanistan
    Around 1,500 people have held a demonstration in Berlin to protest against NATO’s military presence in Afghanistan.
  9. Italy to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan
    ISLAMABAD: Giuseppe Vegas, Vice Minister for Economy and Finance of Italy, with a six-member delegation, called on Saleem H Mandviwala, Minister of State/Chairman of the Board of Investment, here on Saturday and discussed ways and means to explore business opportunities in Pakistan with the help of the Board of Investment and market them to Italian investors.
  10. GCC Seen to Grow at Slower Pace
    DUBAI — The Gulf Cooperation Council countries are set for a 4.2 per cent economic growth this year, at a pace slower than an earlier estimate, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in its latest forecast.

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