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Nation 16 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

PAS Youth wants MPSJ to maintain liquor ban

PETALING JAYA: PAS Youth wants the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) to uphold its decision to bar Muslims from working in places that sell liquor although there is pressure from DAP leaders to overturn the ruling.

Letters 11 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Between social change and law

There are no easy answers - legal, social, religious or political - to the controversy surrounding the marriage of a 14-year-old girl to a 23-year-old man.

World 24 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Two bombs kill 12 Shi'ites heading to rite in Iraq

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - Two bombs tore into crowds of pilgrims in the holy Iraqi Shi'ite city of Kerbala on Monday, killing at least 12 and wounding dozens as hundreds of thousands of people streamed in for a religious rite, officials said.

World 03 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Copts protesting bombing clash with Egypt police

CAIRO (Reuters) - Angry Coptic Christians clashed with police on Sunday as they demanded more protection for Egypt's Christians following a New Year's Day church bombing that killed 21 of their brethren.

World 22 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

US, Canada walkers join Iraq pilgrimage for charity

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Among the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims streaming into Iraq's holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala on Saturday, Michael Symons' blonde goatee and bald white head wrapped in a headscarf stood out like a beacon.

World 22 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Protesters pile pressure on Tunisian govt

TUNIS (Reuters) - Protesters in Tunisia, emboldened by their overthrow of the president a week ago, took to the streets on Saturday to try and force out his lieutenants, whom they accuse of clinging to power in the face of popular anger.

World 27 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Muslim birth rate falls, population to grow more slowly

PARIS (Reuters) - Falling birth rates will slow the world's Muslim population growth over the next two decades, reducing it on average from 2.2 percent a year in 1990-2010 to 1.5 percent a year from now until 2030, a new study says.

World 19 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Foreign broadcasts, DVDs challenge Iran grip on TV

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Like millions of Iranians from all walks of life, Saba enjoys unwinding in front of television after work.

World 20 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

UK bars U.S. pastor who threatened to burn Koran

LONDON (Reuters) - An American Christian preacher who caused global uproar by threatening to burn the Koran has been barred from visiting Britain, the British government said on Wednesday.

Letters 26 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Inconvenient marriage failing

Increasingly the PAS-DAP alliance is fraying because not only are they at opposite ends of the pole but each is having difficulties justifying the other to the bemused electorate.