News: 29-Mar-10

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  1. Six Shia Kidnapped Truckers Found Dead Near Parachinar
    PESHAWAR: Police on Saturday found the bodies of six truck drivers who were kidnapped a few days ago in a restive northwestern town, officials said.
  2. USCIRF: Saudi Arabia Should Release Shia Muslim Hadi Al-Mutif
    WASHINGTON D.C. – On the eve of the one year anniversary of naming his son as governor of Najran province, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia should immediately order the release of Hadi Al-Mutif, one of the longest serving religious prisoners in the world, said the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).
  3. US Mosque Firebomber Gets 15 Years Jail
    WASHINGTON – A US man who pleaded guilty to firebombing a Tennessee mosque and daubing swastikas on part of the Muslim religious facility has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.
  4. Muslims pray for rain in drought-hit Guyana
    Muslims across Guyana prayed for rain on Saturday to end a drought that has battered the tiny South American nation’s rice and sugar exports and caused food shortages in indigenous communities.
  5. Iraqi President: TalabaniNowruz invites all to freedom
    Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said here on Saturday that Nowruz invites all to freedom.
  6. US casualties double in Afghanistan
    The number of US troops killed in Afghanistan has roughly doubled in the first quarter of 2010 compared with the same period last year.
  7. Maliki to seek court order for vote recount
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s coalition is set to ask a court to order a manual recount of ballots cast in the March 7 polls, citing reports of fraud in two major cities.
  8. Besides Narendra Modi, three lawyers grilled by SIT
    Gandhinagar: Along with chief minister Narendra Modi three advocates were also summoned by SIT for questioning on Saturday. They are HM Dhruv, VP Atre and Piyush Gandhi. Dhruv is a senior lawyer in criminal law. He was special public prosecutor handling a few POTA cases including Godhra train carnage.
  9. Maliki ordered Zebari to quit the Arab summit of Lybia
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered Zebari to quit the summit in protest at a meeting this week between Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi and Iraqi opposition figures.
  10. Iraqi PM criticizes UN inaction on ballot rigging
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki criticizes the UN envoy’s rejection of his election fraud allegations and said that he must take strident steps and not make lame excuses.

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