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  • Pope condemns Islamic State violence November 28, 2014

    Jerusalem: On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists. In an interview published on Friday, Francis was quoted as saying that the persecution of Christians today is "the worst" it...
  • Shia LaBeouf appears in N.Y. court in disorderly conduct case November 26, 2014

    New York: Actor Shia LaBeouf made a brief appearance in a New York court on Tuesday to show he was in compliance with a treatment program after he pleaded guilty in September to a disorderly conduct violation for disturbing a performance of 'Cabaret' on Broadway. Wearing a dark suit and white...
  • Muslim clerics meet in Iran to counter extremists November 23, 2014

    QOM, Iran: Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries are gathering in Iran's holy city of Qom to develop a strategy to combat extremists including the Islamic State group that has captured large parts of Iraq and Syria. Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, the chief organizer of the conference, appealed for...
  • Brad Pitt is like my husband: Shia LaBeouf October 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Shai LaBeouf has talked about his friendship with Brad Pitt saying the Hollywood star is like his 'husband'. The 28-year-old actor revealed his relationship with his 'Fury' co-star was spousal, reported Us Weekly. Asked if Pitt was like a father figure for him, the 'Transformers' actor replied,...
  • Shia LaBeouf blames method acting for erratic behaviour October 20, 2014

    London: Actor Shia LaBeouf says he likes to get into skin of his on-screen character which proves troublesome in real life. LaBeouf clashed with Alec Baldwin on the set of Broadway production 'Orphans'. The actor, however, said he was simply preparing for his role and did not hurt him intentionally,...
  • Brotherhood brings Brad Pitt, cast together in war film 'Fury' October 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: When writer-director David Ayer decided to tackle the "beaten-to-death" World War Two movie genre with "Fury," he decided to make it an intimate affair for his cast led by Brad Pitt. "When I told people I was going to make a World War Two movie, the eyes rolled, you...
  • Shia outfit announces reward of Rs 1 crore on ISIS, Taliban chief September 9, 2014

    Lucknow: After alQaeda's announcement of formation of an Indian wing, an organisation of Shia Muslims has announced a reward of Rs one crore each for the killing of the chiefs of ISIS, alQaeda, JamaatuDawa, Taliban and HarkatulMujahideen. "At the meeting of our all India executive on September 6, we discussed...
  • Prominent Shia leader, his guard shot dead in Pakistan September 7, 2014

    Karachi: A prominent Shia leader and his guard were shot dead on Sunday by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's financial capital of Karachi. Allama Ali Akbar Kumaili, the son of respected Shia scholar and Jafaria Alliance Pakistan chief Allama Abbas Kumaili, was targeted by unknown gunmen riding a motorbike near Bhangoria Goth...
  • Azam KhanMuslim cleric war turns personal, accusations of sexual misconduct, betraying Muslims surface August 13, 2014

    Lucknow: A bitter war of words broke out between Uttar Pradesh Waqf Minister Azam Khan and Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawaad. Khan has accused the Maulana of having sold properties of the Shia Waqf and having betrayed Muslims. Khan has also accused the religious leader of being politically fickle and siding...
  • Megan Fox says she shared the best onscreen kiss with Shia LeBeuf August 6, 2014

    London: Megan Fox admits she had the best onscreen kiss with her 'Transformers' costar Shia LaBeouf. The 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' star, who has locked lips with the likes of Adam Scott and Amanda Seyfried in the past, enjoyed her smooch with the 28yearold actor whilst filming the scifi movie...
  • No Samajwadi Party member in Shia Waqf Board: Azam Khan August 2, 2014

    Accused of meddling in affairs of Shia Waqf Board, Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan on Saturday said elections of the Board were being held as per the law and not a single member was associated with the Samajwadi Party. "All together there are 27 members. A person, who will have 14...
  • Shia cleric meets Akhilesh Yadav, seeks fulfilment of six demands July 30, 2014

    Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad on Wednesday met UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and gave him 48 hours to fulfil his six demands, including bringing to book policemen who allegedly used force on protesters on July 26 and keeping corrupt persons at bay from the Shia Waqf Board. If the UP...
  • Watch: Shia protestors beat up policeman over property dispute in Lucknow July 25, 2014

    Clashes erupted on Friday after a group of Shia protesters marched towards Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's house furious with SP leader Azam Khan's decision to sell properties of Waqf Board and appoint Waseem Akram as the member of the board. The protest was led by Shia community leader Kalbe Javed....
  • Protests in Lucknow over Azam Khan's decision to sell Waqf board properties July 25, 2014

    Lucknow: Certain controversial decisions by Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan to sell properties of Waqf board have led to violent protests in Lucknow. Clashes erupted on Friday after a group of Shia protesters marched towards Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's house furious with SP leader Azam Khan's decision to sell properties...
  • Actor Shia LaBeouf receiving treatment for alcoholism: publicist July 2, 2014

    Reuters: Actor Shia LaBeouf, who was accused last week of disturbing a performance of musical "Cabaret" in New York, is undergoing treatment for alcoholism, his publicist said on Tuesday. LaBeouf, 28, has voluntarily sought outpatient care for addiction, Melissa Kates, the former "Transformers" star's spokeswoman, said in a statement. The actor was...
  • Netanyahu calls for Jordan support, Kurdish autonomy June 30, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked the international community to support Jordan in the fight against "Islamic extremism" and to back the independence of Iraq's Kurds. "We need to support efforts by the international community to strengthen Jordan and support the aspirations of the Kurds for independence," Netanyahu said...
  • 'Do you know who I am?' LaBeouf to policeman when arrested him June 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Shia LaBeouf started spitting at a police officer and yelling 'Do you know who I am?' when he was arrested for disrupting a Broadway production. The 28yearold actor has been formally charged with one count of criminal trespass in the third degree, one count of trespass, two counts...
  • Actor Shia LaBeouf 'not famous', but still in headlines June 28, 2014

    New York: Who can forget the time he put a paper bag on his head that read "I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE"? Or when he was forced to apologize for plagiarizing parts of his short film? He then promised to retire from public life. Now, he's been escorted from a Broadway...
  • Shia LaBeouf arrested at New York performance of 'Cabaret': police June 27, 2014

    Actor Shia LaBeouf, who starred in the "Transformers" movies and the play "Nymphomaniac," was arrested inside New York's Studio 54 during a performance of "Cabaret," police said. The actor was charged with criminal conduct and disorderly conduct and taken into custody, NYPD detective Brian Sessa said. LaBeouf was escorted out of the...
  • Watch: 'Ideals are peaceful, history is violent', says Brad Pitt in the new trailer for 'Fury' June 26, 2014

    After shooting and scalping Nazis in 'Inglorious Bastards', Brad Pitt is back in another World War II film, 'Fury'. Along with Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman, Pitt plays an army officer who leads his small crew on a deadly mission deep inside Nazi Germany. "The war will end soon, but...
  • 'Fury' first look: Brad Pitt looks pensive as US army sergeant in this World War II film June 25, 2014

    Brad Pitt not only looks exhausted but also glum in the brand new poster of 'Fury', his upcoming film. In addition to Brad Pitt, who plays US Army sergeant, the film also features Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Scott Eastwood, Jon Bernthal, and others. Directed and written by David Ayer, 'Fury',...
  • ISIS continues with onslaught in Iraq, Sunni tribes lose faith in PM June 24, 2014

    As the Sunni militia group ISIS continues with its onslaught in Iraq and gains more ground, many Sunni tribes in Iraq are opposing the militant group accusing them of pushing members of their community to terrorism. While criticising the ISIS, they are also, however, stressing that they have no faith...
  • Militants blitz through Iraq's western desert June 23, 2014

    Baghdad: Sunni militants have blitzed through the vast desert of western Iraq, capturing four towns and three border crossings and deepening the predicament of the Shiiteled government in Baghdad led by Nouri alMaliki. The latest military victories including two border posts captured yesterday, one along the frontier with Jordan and...
  • Lucknow calm two days after sectarian clashes broke out June 21, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh capital was calm on Saturday, two days after sectarian clashes took place after a prayer meeting over Iraq, officials said. Both the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and the Rapid Action Force (RAF) have been deployed in the old city area after the clashes between Shia and Sunni groups...
  • 23 Shia pilgrims killed in Pakistan June 9, 2014

    Quetta: Militants have killed 23 Shia Muslim pilgrims in the Taftan area of the troubled Baluchistan province, officials said. Four of the attackers had also been killed by the levies forces after heavy exchange of fire, Home Minister, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, said. The attack took place on Sunday when ten...
  • Zac Efron to star in the big-screen adaptation of John Grisham's 'The Associate' April 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Zac Efron will replace Shia LaBeouf in the big-screen adaptation of crime author John Grisham's 'The Associate'. LaBeouf was to star in the film when it originated at Paramount Pictures in 2009, shortly after the book was released, but he has since dropped out. Efron will play a Yale...
  • Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac': A thoughtful, provocative sexual odyssey March 28, 2014

    Lars von Trier's four-hour "Nymphomaniac," which is being released in two "volumes," is a sexual odyssey that could be described as thoughtful, provocative, ridiculous, comically deranged, electrically composed, occasionally beautiful, unforgettable and terrible. It's all of the above: a cinematic orgy from one of the movies' most talented and most brazenly...
  • No real sex for 'Nymphomaniac' stars Shia LaBeouf and Stacy Martin March 9, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actors Shia LaBeouf and Stacy Martin carefully used prosthetics and porn doubles for intimate scenes in the movie 'Nymphomaniac', about a self confessed sex addict recounting her life story. "Neither Shia nor I were willing to actually have sex onscreen, obviously. Everything was set in place for us to...
  • Shias protest in Pakistani cities over bomb attack on pilgrims January 24, 2014

    Islamabad/Karachi: Griefstricken families of Shia pilgrims killed in a bomb blast and members of the minority sect staged protests in Quetta and different parts of Pakistan on Thursday, refusing to bury victims for the third day and demanding operations against those behind the attack. Members of the Hazara Shia community, frequently...
  • Pakistan: Blast hits bus with Shia pilgrims in Balochistan province, 23 killed January 22, 2014

    Twentythree Shia pilgrims, including women, returning from Iran were killed on Tuesday when a powerful bomb blast hit a bus in the restive Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan. Another 32 people were injured in the blast that occurred on the PakistanIran highway in Mastung district when the bus with around 50...