Crusading child bride honored by Glamour

Crusading child bride honored by Glamour

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A 10-year-old Yemeni girl who fought to dissolve her marriage to an abusive man was among the honorees at the 2008 Glamour Women of the Year awards.

Pirate leader in talks with ship owner

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The leader of the Somali pirates who hijacked a Ukrainian ship bound for Kenya says he's in constant contact with the ship's owner on ransom negotiations.

Terror suspect says he was traumatized

LONDON, June 2 (UPI) -- The alleged leader of a gang of terrorist plotters said Monday he was left traumatized after working in Pakistani refugee camps.

Bishop: Radical Islam emerging in England

LONDON, May 28 (UPI) -- A leading authority in the Church of England said the declining influence of Christianity in England opened the door for the emergence of radical Islam.

Yoga effective in lowering blood pressure

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. review of 12 published randomized trials found favorable effects of mind-body therapies on blood pressure -- with yoga the most beneficial.

Laila Ali confident of upcoming victory

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Laila Ali, daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, has said she is not nervous about her upcoming bout in New York against Shelley Burton.

Muslim leader: Koran needs interpretation

CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A Muslim leader in Australia says the Koran should be questioned and interpreted for modern times.

Mogadishu's rulers promise Sharia law

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 6 (UPI) -- Mogadishu's new rulers, the Union of Islamic Courts is promising to implement Islamic Sharia law and vowed to kill anyone failing to perform daily Salaad prayers.

Hirsi Ali resigns from Dutch parliament

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, May 16 (UPI) -- Dutch lawmaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali announced she is giving up her seat in parliament and leaving the Netherlands now that her citizenship has been revoked.

Netherlands MP's asylum being investigated

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, May 15 (UPI) -- A Dutch lawmaker accused of lying to immigration officials has decided to leave the Netherlands and move to the United States.

Cleric backs July 7 London attacks

BEESTON, England, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- British Muslim leaders who publicly opposed the July 7, 2005, attacks in London, are now calling the bombers martyrs, the Sunday Times of London reported.

U.S. convicts would-be Bush assassin

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A federal jury in Virginia has convicted a 24-year-old man with al-Qaida training of conspiring to assassinate U.S. President George Bush.

Dutch film to look at Islam and gays

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A member of the Dutch parliament said she will make a film about Islam and homosexuality as a sequel to a religion-based movie that got a collaborator killed.

Controversial Islam film set for shoot

BRUSSELS, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali is ready to film the sequel to her controversial film about women in Islam that last year sparked a violent reaction from Islamists.

Laila Ali says she's not gay

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Muhammad Ali's daughter, Laila, Friday quashed rumors she is involved in a lesbian relationship with singer/actress Queen Latifah.
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Ali Said

Ali Sa'id Sheik Hassan, also referred to as Ali Said (died 17 June 2009), was the chief of police of Mogadishu who was killed during the war in Somalia. He had been the Mogadishu chief of the Somali Police Force for roughly two years, prior to being shot by "Islamist forces" in Mogadishu's Hadan district. The BBC reported that the police chief's death would be "a significant setback for the pro-government forces as he had often been on the front line encouraging his colleagues to defend their positions". The New York Times reported Somali analysts stating that "the loss of the police chief, Col. Ali Said, would be a major blow to the transitional government led by Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed." Ali Said had survived an earlier assassination attempt in 2007.

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