News: 14-Mar-10

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  1. Ayatullah Sistani’s Representative Warns on Delay of Election’s Result
    A cleric close to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s highest Shi’ite authority, called for results to be announced quickly and in a way that would lay suspicions to rest.
  2. Erdogan criticizes discrimination based on Hijab: Let people dress as they like
    “Let people dress as they like. Let’s respect all of them and ensure their freedom because breaking hearts is something worse than tearing down the Kaaba [the holiest site in Islam],” Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during the Justice and Development Party, or AKP’s, International Women’s Rights Summit.
  3. Velayati: German politicians disgraced in international arena
    Adviser to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velyati said the act of the German government in releasing head of PJAK grouplet disgraced it in the international arena.
  4. Bosnia indicts Serb over killings of Muslims in Srebrenica
    Bosnia’s state prosecutor indicted a former Serb police commander suspected of taking part in the killing of thousands of Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995.
  5. US rights groups demand release of young Gitmo inmate
    Human Rights organizations have demanded that Washington drop military charges against a Guantanamo Bay detainee captured by the Americans at the age of 15.
  6. Obama holds Afghan war meeting
    US President Barack Obama has convened his war cabinet with top military and intelligence officials to get an update on the US-led occupation of Afghanistan.
  7. Indonesia to resume $600mn fertilizer project in Iran
    The Indonesian government says it plans to resume setting up a joint 600-million-dollar fertilizer factory project in Iran.
  8. Karzai allows foreign monitors on electoral commission
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai has reversed an earlier decision and agreed to let two foreigners join the country’s election watchdog.
  9. Maliki Party leading in Baghdad
    Preliminary returns from Iraq’s recent general elections award Premier Nouri al-Maliki’s parliamentary squad the lead in the capital, Baghdad.
  10. Serial blasts kill 35 in Afghanistan’s Kandahar
    A series of powerful explosions have rocked the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killing at least 35 people and injuring several others.

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