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  • pakistan hardline cleric bows to pressure condemns peshawar

    Pakistan: Hardline cleric bows to pressure, condemns Peshawar massacre

    World | December 21, 2014 14:57 IST

    Islamabad: A hardline cleric of Pakistan's infamous Lal Masjid has condemned the massacre of children by Taliban in a Peshawar school and apologised for his earlier remarks that the militant group's act in response to

  • nawaz sharif meets pak army chief to discuss political

    Nawaz Sharif meets Pak Army Chief to discuss political turmoil

    World | August 26, 2014 17:23 IST

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today met Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif to discuss the current political crisis caused due to anti-government protests here and the recent Indo-Pak border “skirmishes”.  “Overall security environment including

  • case against sharif not registered despite court orders

    Case against Sharif not registered despite court orders

    World | August 18, 2014 23:52 IST

    Lahore: Pakistani police today refused to register a murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother and some top Cabinet Ministers despite a court order on framing of charges for their alleged role in

  • pak clerics organisation declares honour killing un islamic

    Pak clerics' organisation declares honour killing un-Islamic

    World | June 06, 2014 14:06 IST

    Islamabad: A leading organisation of clerics in Pakistan has issued a fatwa declaring honour killing un-Islamic amid reports of such cases in the country including that of a woman who was stoned to death for

  • bukhari s support to congress draws rebuke from clerics

    Bukhari's support to Congress draws rebuke from clerics

    India | April 05, 2014 13:54 IST

    Lucknow: Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari's open support to the Congress for the Lok Sabha election has drawn sharp criticism from the political parties and Muslim groups in Uttar Pradesh.While Shia cleric Kalbe Jawwad Saturday asserted

  • sharif asks hardline cleric to facilitate talks reports

    Sharif asks hardline cleric to facilitate talks: Reports

    World | December 31, 2013 16:01 IST

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today asked a radical cleric known as the “father of the Taliban” to initiate talks with banned militant groups, according to media reports.Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, the head of a faction

  • syria war clerics issue fatwa allowing hungry to eat dogs

    Syria War: Clerics issue fatwa allowing hungry to eat dogs, cats

    World | October 18, 2013 10:39 IST

    New Delhi: Muslim leaders in war-torn Syria have issued a fatwa allowing citizens in the tormented border of the capital Damascus to eat dogs and cats to satisfy their hunger, according to multiple reports.  Islam

  • 80 year old cleric in saudi performs 60 hajjs

    80 year old cleric in Saudi performs 60 hajjs

    World | October 14, 2013 14:14 IST

    New Delhi: An 80 year old Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia named Sheikh Jabran Yahya Solaiman Al-Malki has performed pilgrimage to Mecca 60 times. He is a priest in a mosque in Jazzan province. His

  • murder of cleric and 3 others trigger riots in kenya

    Murder of Cleric and 3 others trigger Riots in Kenya

    World | October 04, 2013 23:24 IST

    Nairobi, Kenya: Gunmen killed a Muslim cleric and three others in a hail of bullets in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, a year after the imam's predecessor was killed in the same manner and

  • clashes at cleric s march in islamabad

    Clashes at cleric's march in Islamabad

    World | January 15, 2013 13:07 IST

    Islamabad, Jan 15: Police used teargas and fired shots in the air Tuesday to disperse a crowd of followers of Pakistani-born Canadian cleric Tahirul Qadri who converged near parliament, seeking dissolution of the institution and

  • mulayam placates bukhari cleric s son in law to get lc seat

    Mulayam Placates Bukhari, Cleric's Son-In-Law To Get LC Seat

    India | April 12, 2012 23:37 IST

    Lucknow, Apr 12: Placated by Mulayam Singh Yadav, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Bukhari, who was embroiled in a spat with SP leader Azam Khan, today agreed to field his son-in-law in legislative council

  • vatican recalls envoy to ireland amid abuse uproar

    Vatican Recalls Envoy To Ireland Amid Abuse Uproar

    World | July 25, 2011 19:33 IST

    Vatican City, July25: The Vatican made the rare move of recalling its ambassador to Ireland on Monday following accusations that the Holy See sabotaged efforts by Catholic bishops to report clerical sex abuse cases to

  • victory march in egypt top cleric for sacking cabinet

    'Victory March' In Egypt; Top Cleric For Sacking Cabinet

    World | February 18, 2011 22:44 IST

    Cairo, Feb 18: Tens of thousands of Egyptians today packed the Tahrir Square here, the flash point of the pro-democracy protests that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, for a " victory march", even as an influential

  • iran threatens to blow up the heart of israel if attacked

    Iran Threatens To 'Blow Up The Heart Of Israel' If Attacked

    World | October 09, 2009 2:28 IST

    Iran will "blow up the heart of Israel" if the United States or the Jewish state attacked it first, a top official with Iran's most powerful military force — the Revolutionary Guard — warned Friday.Cleric