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Egyptian ministry denounces

BBC Monitoring Text of report in English by Egyptian news agency MENA Cairo, 1 September: The Ministry of Awqaf denounced Saturday [1 September] the publication of a blasphemous caricature insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Such irresponsible acts would not serve relations between the Islamic world and the West, the ministry said …

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Iraqi Kurdish free paper to be tried on terror charges

BBC Monitoring Text of report by independent Iraqi Kurdish newspaper Hawlati on 26 August The General Security Department in Sulaymaniyah seeks to try Hawlati daily on terror charges following the publication of a report on the presence of Al-Qa'idah in the city in the previous edition. The report suggested that …

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Afghan media outlets to set up offices in Pakistan

BBC Monitoring Text of report in English by Afghan independent Pajhwok news agency website Peshawar, 25 August: The Pakistani government has allowed Afghan print and electronic media organisations to set up offices in the neighbouring country. Salim Safi, head of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Journalist Union Association, told Pajhwok Afghan News the …

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Sudan: Banned paper defies government

BBC Monitoring Text of report by Sudanese independent Al-Mashahir (Almshaheer) website on 23 August Security authorities yesterday confiscated copies of the Al-Ra'i al-Sha'b newspaper affiliated to the opposition Popular Congress led by Hassan al Turabi without giving any explanation. Editor in chief Yasin Umar al-Imam said the government was still …

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