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Kuwait briefly detains cleric in militant funding row

Kuwait briefly detained a prominent Sunni Muslim cleric less than two weeks after the US included him on a sanctions list on suspicion he was funnelling money to militants in Iraq and Syria, his lawyer said on Monday. Shafi Al-Ajm

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Kuwait revokes citizenship of 10 more people

The Kuwaiti government said on Monday it had revoked the citizenship of 10 people, including a well-known Muslim cleric, in an escalating political crackdown. The cabinet adopted last month what it called an "iron fist policy

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Top cleric's funds frozen by Vatican

The Vatican said it had frozen funds belonging to a senior cleric at the centre of a suspected money smuggling operation, and could open investigations into other individuals. Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, who has close links to the V

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Cleric held in Vatican fraud

A senior Catholic cleric with connections to the Vatican bank was arrested yesterday for plotting to help rich friends smuggle tens of millions of euros in cash into Italy from Switzerland, in the latest blow to the Vatican's image.

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Saudi king sacks cleric for social reform attack

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has sacked a senior cleric after he decried cautious reforms in the world's top oil exporter that allowed women to mix with unmarried men, Saudi Gazette has reported.      The

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Top Iran cleric lauds nuke talks, signals shift

An influential Iranian cleric praised recent nuclear talks between Iran and world powers on Friday, the latest in a series of positive statements from senior figures that analysts said could signal Tehran is softening its stance. Ayatolla

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US-born Qaeda cleric killed in air attack

Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born cleric linked to al Qaeda's Yemen-based wing, was killed in an air strike on Friday, Yemeni and US officials said, removing a 'global terrorist' high on a US wanted list. Awlaki's killing, if con

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Iraq cleric calls for ban on bars, nightclubs

Iraq cleric Moqtada Al Sadr has called for the closure of bars and liquor shops in Iraq following a renewed campaign by authorities in Baghdad to shut down nightclubs and shops selling alcohol. Hundreds of Al Sadr's followers rallied i

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Iraq cleric calls for ban on bars, nightclubs

Iraq cleric Moqtada Al Sadr has called for the closure of bars and liquor shops in Iraq following a renewed campaign by authorities in Baghdad to shut down nightclubs and shops selling alcohol. Hundreds of Al Sadr's followers rallied i

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Iranians will face economic hardship: cleric

Iranians will face economic hardship when the government slashes food and fuel subsidies, a senior cleric has said, contradicting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's line that his policy will be painless. The subsidy reform that Ahmadineja

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