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2006-07-15 09:17:45

By Imtiaz Shah KARACHI (Reuters) - Angry Shi'ite Muslims set an American food outlet, a bank and scores of vehicles on fire in Karachi on Saturday after funeral prayers were held for a leading cleric killed in a suicide bombing a day earlier. The violence occurred after more than 5,000 mourners attended prayers for Allama Hassan Turabi, a leader of the Islami Tehrik party and member of the main Islamist alliance, the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA). Turabi and a nephew died on Friday...

2006-07-14 09:03:14

By Imtiaz Shah KARACHI (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed a leading Pakistani Muslim Shi'ite cleric, Allama Hassan Turabi, and three others, including himself in an attack on Friday in the volatile city of Karachi, provincial government officials said. "Allama Turabi is dead," Salahuddin Haider, a spokesman for the Sindh government, said from the hospital ward where the mortally wounded cleric had been rushed after the attack outside his home. Karachi has been the scene of bloody...

2006-07-14 08:09:58

KARACHI (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed a leading Pakistani Muslim Shi'ite cleric, Allama Hassan Turabi, in an attack on Friday in the volatile southern city of Karachi, provincial government officials said. "Allama Turabi is dead," Salahuddin Haider, a spokesman for the Sindh government, said from the hospital ward where the mortally wounded cleric had been rushed. A young nephew of the cleric and a bodyguard also died, along with the bomber, in the attack outside Turabi's house...

2006-07-14 07:42:14

KARACHI (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed himself and one other person in an attack that seriously wounded a leading Pakistani Muslim Shi'ite cleric, Allama Hassan Turabi, in Karachi on Friday, police said. "The suicide bomber and a nephew of the allama were killed in the attack. The allama was seriously wounded and two of his guards were also wounded," Mushtaq Shah, a deputy inspector general of police told Reuters. The attack took place outside the cleric's house in a...

2005-06-30 15:32:06

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan on Thursday released prominentIslamist Hassan Turabi, detained last year on suspicion ofplotting a coup, in a step toward reconciliation amongKhartoum's political elite. Hundreds of supporters shouting "God is great" welcomedTurabi, a former ally of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, tohis Popular Congress party headquarters, which reopened onThursday after the authorities lifted a ban on its activities. Dressed in his usual white cloak and neatly bound...

2005-06-30 11:24:10

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities on Thursdayreleased prominent Islamist Hassan Turabi, detained last yearon suspicion of plotting a coup, in a step towardreconciliation among Khartoum's political elite. Hundreds of supporters shouting "God is great" welcomedTurabi, a former ally of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, tohis Popular Congress party headquarters in the Sudanesecapital. Bashir said in a speech on Thursday that his government haddecided to release all political prisoners...

2005-06-30 09:39:45

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities set freeprominent Islamist leader Hassan Turabi on Thursday after 15months of detention, Turabi's secretary said. "He has been released from the place he was being held andhe is on his way to the headquarters of the party," secretaryAwad Babiker told Reuters.


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'