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Raging Battles on Edge of Militant Stronghold in Yemen, Dozens Killed
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Africa North
Dead citizens will not vote in Egypt presidential elections: Electoral Commission
[Al Ahram] Egypt's Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission will make sure no one votes next Wednesday on behalf of those on the list of eligible voters who are suspected to be dead, confirms Judge Hatem Bagato
Posted by: Fred || 05/20/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [343 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  They may only be dead AFTER the election.
Posted by: newc || 05/20/2012 10:52 Comments || Top||

#2  James O'Keefe showed up?
Posted by: Eric Jablow || 05/20/2012 11:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Unless they've just had "farewell sex" with their husbands. Then they can vote.
Posted by: RandomJD || 05/20/2012 14:25 Comments || Top||


Britain
It was the Jinn wot done it
Pregnant woman 'was smothered to death by family before they claimed she was killed by an evil spirit'

Posted by: tipper || 05/20/2012 00:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Guess that will take care of the excess human problem democrats keep clamoring about.
Posted by: newc || 05/20/2012 1:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Tradition!

Must be a poor downtroden inexcusably taken advantage....wait, that is a nice house. Those are nice clothes. Is that wailing woman?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/20/2012 19:14 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Not enough members to bring vote of no confidence: Shahbaz
[Dawn] Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday that Pakistain Mohammedan League- Nawaz (PML-N) and its allies cannot bring vote of no-confidence against Yousuf Raza Gilani
... Pakistain's erstwhile current prime minister, whose occasional feats of mental gymnastics can be awe-inspiring ...
with their current 92 votes in the parliament but can only raise the voice of 'truth', DawnNews reported.

Speaking with the representatives of cable operators of Pakistain at a meeting, Sharif assured them that the provincial government would not let the extortionists and the Pakistain electronic media regulatory authority (PEMRA) to exploit the cable operators.

Sharif said that government's words are not in line with its actions.

Speaking on president's visit to NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
summit, the chief minister said that no apology was offered by the United States on the Salala check-post incident but the government was getting very keen to participate in the summit.
Posted by: Fred || 05/20/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [312 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Scuffle reported between Punjab police personnel and PM's security staff
[Dawn] A scuffle reportedly took place between Punjab police personnel and members of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani
... Pakistain's erstwhile current prime minister, whose occasional feats of mental gymnastics can be awe-inspiring ...
's security detail on Saturday, DawnNews reported.

The scuffle started when members of Gilani's security detail tried to stop SP Saddar Athar Waheed from approaching the venue of an event the prime minister was attending.

The concerned members of the security detail were then taken to Nawab Town cop shoppe where they were directed to tender an apology.

The coppers were allowed to leave once the apology was tendered.
Posted by: Fred || 05/20/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [313 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

#1  Shades of China's latest scandal? local gov crooks vs national gov crooks?
Posted by: 3dc || 05/20/2012 0:20 Comments || Top||


Gilani's son involved in brawl on board PIA flight
[Bangla Daily Star] A brawl occurred between Pakistain International Airlines crewmembers and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's
... Pakistain's erstwhile current prime minister, whose occasional feats of mental gymnastics can be awe-inspiring ...
son Ali Musa on a flight from Lahore to Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
, according to a media report on Friday.

Ali Musa, a parliamentarian, insisted that his guard, who had an economy class ticket, would sit with him in the business class, The Express Tribune reported.

The matter was resolved when the captain of the flight intervened and told the premier's son that he would turn the aircraft back to Lahore if he persisted with his demand, which was against the rules.
Posted by: Fred || 05/20/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [321 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Ali Musa could have traded seats with someone in cattle class if it was so important, but that would have been beneath hem.
Posted by: gorb || 05/20/2012 13:16 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Gay Muslim activist launches book tour in Malaysia
A Canadian Muslim gay activist launched her controversial new book on reforming Islam in Malaysia Saturday despite a government minister's attempts to shut down the event.

Irshad Manji launched "Allah, Liberty and Love" at a hastily arranged event in Kuala Lumpur after two other venues pulled out of hosting her.

Jamil Khir Baharom, Malaysia's minister in charge of Islamic affairs, had said Islamic officials and the Home Ministry would not permit the author's tour in the country following complaints. He was quoted as saying earlier on Saturday that the book was offensive to Muslims as was Manji's ideology and open homosexuality.

Her website says the book, now available in the Malay language, "shows all of us how to reconcile faith and freedom in a world seething with repressive dogmas... This book is the ultimate guide to becoming a gutsy global citizen".

The book has not yet been officially banned. Her previous internationally acclaimed book, "The Trouble with Islam Today", is already banned in Malaysia.

Manji also faced problems while touring Indonesia before coming to Malaysia. Police shut down several events after the Islamic Defenders Front group held violent protests condemning her views.
Posted by: ryuge || 05/20/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [487 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Interesting to see the differences between her and Lady Gaga's reception.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/20/2012 9:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Any bets on her life expectancy?
Posted by: Water Modem || 05/20/2012 18:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Irshad has been doing the same thing for many years. She keeps thinking she can 'reform' Islam and nonetheless Islam keeps getting worse (when she began her campaign, Indonesia, Malayasia and Turkey were far more tolerant than now).
Posted by: lord garth || 05/20/2012 19:09 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2012-05-20
  Raging Battles on Edge of Militant Stronghold in Yemen, Dozens Killed
Sat 2012-05-19
  20 Dead as Syrian Forces Fire on Huge Protests
Fri 2012-05-18
  Syrian opposition leader says he's ready to step down
Thu 2012-05-17
  13 More Killed as South Yemen Clashes Rage into 5th Day
Wed 2012-05-16
  Ghalioun Elected Chief of Syrian Opposition Coalition
Tue 2012-05-15
  37 Dead, Including 23 Troops as Syrian Army Shells Rebel Bastion
Mon 2012-05-14
  Nearly 25.000 troops battle Al-Qaeda in Abyan
Sun 2012-05-13
  Al Qaeda's Leader Encourages Somali Militants to persist the fight
Sat 2012-05-12
  Tens of Thousands of Protesters Defy Syrian Regime Gunfire, 13 Dead
Fri 2012-05-11
  Somali Gov't, Al shabab claim victory over Bay,Bakol fighting
Thu 2012-05-10
  Damascus bombings kill 40, wound 170: state TV
Wed 2012-05-09
  Annan Fears 'Civil War' Looming in Syria
Tue 2012-05-08
  Al-Qaeda underwear bomb plot was targeted by US drone
Mon 2012-05-07
  Nine soldiers killed, military convoy attacked in N Wazoo
Sun 2012-05-06
  Man wanted in USS Cole bombing killed in Yemen: tribal chief

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