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Flamboyant Pakistani cleric Qadri denies military backing

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 19:14

A flamboyant Pakistani cleric vowing to bring down the country`s government has denied widespread speculation he is backed by the powerful military.

Iraq cleric urges unity in government formation

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 17:59

Iraq`s top Shiite cleric on Friday urged the country`s fractious political leaders to unite and form a government to help see off advances by Sunni militants who have overrun swathes of territory.

Iraq`s top cleric wants deal on PM before Tuesday

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 17:17

Iraq`s top Shiite cleric today called on political blocs to agree on the next prime minister before the newly elected parliament sits next week, stepping up pressure on political leaders to set aside their differences and form an inclusive government in the face of Sunni militants who have seized large swaths of territory.

Jihadists must be expelled from Iraq now: Top Shiite cleric

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 15:52

Iraq`s top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said Friday that Sunni jihadists who have overrun swathes of territory must be expelled from the country before it is too late.

UK PM wants faster action on terror suspects like Abu Hamza

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 17:13

British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Tuesday to speed up the deportation of terror suspects after hardline Islamist cleric Abu Hamza was convicted in the United States.

Court fines Arab-Israeli cleric for obstructing police

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 15:40

An Israeli court on Monday fined firebrand Islamic cleric Sheikh Raed Salah $2,600 for obstructing the work of police when they quizzed his wife three years ago, legal documents showed.

Gunmen kill cleric, two soldiers in Libya`s Benghazi

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 22:01

Gunmen killed a moderate Muslim cleric and two soldiers in Libya`s second city Benghazi Thursday as violence showed no let-up in the cradle of the 2011 uprising.

Tipu Sultan was a model ruler, says Maulana Saud Alam Qasmi

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 22:46

A good ruler should be identified "not by the size of his chest" but by his capacity "to deliver" justice, service and love to all sections of the society, a Muslim cleric has said.

Muslim cleric, others to move pincer against Modi in Varanasi

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 01:23

Muslim cleric Imam Mehadi Hasan Baba, who shot in fame after Narendra Modi had refused to don the skull cap offered by him in 2011, is among scores of others who will make a beeline for Varanasi to campaign against the BJP`s PM nominee.

Islamist group condemns Egypt`s Muslim Brotherhood death sentences

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 18:37

An association of Muslim scholars led by influential Qatar-based cleric Youssef al-Qaradawi has condemned death sentences passed by an Egyptian court against 683 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood as an act of revenge against political opponents.

Muslim cleric Madani backs Narendra Modi on not wearing skull cap

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 18:24

Siding with Narendra Modi for not accepting skull cap, leading Muslim leader Mahmood Madani has said such an act amounts to "politics of symbolism".

POTA accused Maulana Abdul Qavi arrested

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 23:56

Muslim cleric Maulana Abdul Qavi, wanted for 10 years, was arrested for alleged anti-national activities and having links with terror groups Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad official sources said.