Iran replaces hardline top security council secretary

President Hassan Rowhani appointed decorated admiral and ex-defence minister Ali Shamkhani to replace hardline Saeed Jalili as secretary of the key Supreme National Security Council, media reported.

Hardline Hurriyat Conference condemns Alam`s arrest

The hardline faction of
Hurriyat Conference on Tuesday condemned the arrest of its leader
Masarat Alam, saying such measures "will not weaken our
resolve" though it has created a vaccum.

Hardline Pakistani schools a draw for foreigners

Anas bin Saleem, a 12-year-old American, spends seven hours a day sitting cross-legged on the floor memorizing the Quran.