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The Yemen Observer Fights On
By Staff Editor Apr 1, 2006 - The Yemen Observer license has been revoked, and hard copies of the newspaper are banned. Private prosecutors have made a series of extreme and irrational demands, from calling for the editor Mohammed Al-Asadi to be executed, to be prevented from ever practicing journalism again. They have demanded the newspaper be closed permanently, and its assets seized. More ..
Afghan clerics say West meddled in convert case MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan clerics blamed meddling foreigners on Friday for the release of a Christian convert who they said should be executed for abandoning Islam. The convert, Abdur Rahman, was spirited out of Afghanistan ... more
Bush offers quake aid to Iran, but warns Tehran on nuclear issue WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States offered aid to Iran after a devastating earthquake but also kept up pressure over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme. President George W. Bush made a point of offering sympathy and assistance while at a North ... more
French Muslims Get Grand Mosque Hadi Yahmid, IOL Correspondent PARIS, April 1, 2006 - French Muslims in the southeastern city of Villeurbanne will no longer be crammed into vault prayer rooms or perform the weekly Friday prayer in the open as a grand mosque, accommodating 1,000 worshipers, opens its doors on Sunday, April 2. More ..
King Vows to Press Ahead With Reforms Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 2 April 2006 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah said here yesterday that the “Kingdom cannot remain frozen while the world is changing around us,” and vowed to move ahead with... Full Story