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Pakistan's first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan was assassinated by America Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, Pakistan's first Prime Minister, was assassinated on October 16, 1951 while addressing a public meeting in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. His assassin, later identified as Saad Akbar Babrak was shot dead on the spot. Saad Akbar Babrak was an Afghan national and a professional assassin.
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U.S. Muslims condemn killings of American diplomats in Libya American Muslim civil advocacy groups Wednesday strongly condemned the killings of the U.S. Ambassador J Christopher Stevens and three other diplomats and the attack on the American embassy in Egypt.
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Are we living in Orwell's 1984 Oceania surveillance state? Perhaps, Georg Orwell's worst nightmare has come true in the wake of whistleblower Edward Snowden's startling revelations of secret government surveillance. Writing under the title, "So Are We Living in 1984?" Ian Crouch of New Yorker argued that Edward Snowden, sounded, in the Guardian interview in which he came forward, like he'd been guided by Orwell's pen.
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Saudi Air Force trainee opens fire at Naval Air Station in Florida killing 3 people A Saudi national opened fire on a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola (Florida), killing three people before he was shot to death by sheriff's deputies in the second fatal shooting at a U.S. military installation this week.
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2001-2011: A decade of civil liberties' erosion in America -- Part One In the last ten years we have seen a steady erosion of the fundamental rights and civil liberties, all in the name of national security. The gradual erosion of our civil liberties came in the shape of Warrantless Wiretapping, abuse of the USA PATRIOT Act, the National Security Entry/Exit Registration System, the Real ID Act, the Military Commissions Act, No Fly and Selectee Lists and Abuse of Material Witness Statute.
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2001-2011: A decade of civil liberties' erosion in America -- Part Two In the last ten years we have seen a steady erosion of the fundamental rights and civil liberties, all in the name of national security. Peacemaking and whistleblowing has been virtually criminalized. FBI agents encouraged to search your trash, public databases just to sniff around for crime. Obama administration wants to read your email and search your laptops.
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85 percent Muslims voted for President Obama More than 85 percent of American Muslim voters picked President Obama in Tuesday's election, according to an exit poll released Friday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization.
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Where Liberty Lies: Civil Society and Individual Rights after 9/11 During the last decade when civil rights of citizens were violated in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Congress has proved to be a source of law violations and abuse of civil rights, says Professor David Cole of the Georgetown University Law Center.
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American Muslims ten years after 9/11 The 9/11 attacks have left a lasting and damaging image for American Muslims who to this day are still fighting stereotypes and a negative image. The challenge that most Muslims face is their concern in the way they dress or their name might make them an easy target for stereotyping. Arab and Muslim Americans increasingly feel targeted by negative media portrayals and concerned about profiling.
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US officials interrogate Pakistan's Imran Khan on drones Imran Khan, leader of the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI), who led a massive anti-drone march earlier this month, was Friday deplaned from a New York bound flight at Toronto Pearson International Airport. He was interrogated by the US immigration officials about his views on drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas. After four-and-a-half-hour, Imran Khan and other PTI leaders were allowed to catch the next plane to New York.
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Redrawing the map of Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan: Independence for the Balochi people Ten days after he chaired a Congressional committee's hearing on Balochistan, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher Friday (2/18) introduced a concurrent resolution in the congress, calling for an independent state for the Balochi people living in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan.
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Saudi prince reveals 'US conditions' for Mohamed Bin Salman to be the King Saudi Prince Khalid Bin Farhan al-Saud, who lives in Germany, has revealed what he claims are the US conditions for helping Mohamed Bin Salman to become King of Saudi Arabia before his father's death, the US-based thenewkhalij.org reported on Friday (June 23).
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US Geostrategic Objectives Behind War in Yemen While Saudia has long considered Yemen a virtual subordinate province and as a part of Riyadh's sphere of influence, the US wants to make sure that it controls the Bab Al-Mandeb, the Gulf of Aden, and the Socotra archipelago .The Bab Al-Mandeb is an important strategic chokepoint for international maritime trade that connects the Persian Gulf via the Indian Ocean with the Medit Sea via the Red Sea. Read More
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Foreign Minister Asif says Pakistan alliance with U.S. over Pakistan's alliance with the United States seems to be coming toward an end following the US decision to suspend security aid, Pakistan Minister of Foreign Affairs Khawaja Asif told the Wall Street Journal on Friday (January 5).
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China quietly helped Saudi Arabia build a secret nuclear site "Saudi Arabia has constructed with Chinese help a facility for extracting uranium yellowcake from uranium ore, an advance in the oil-rich kingdom's drive to master nuclear technology, according to Western officials with knowledge of the site," according to the Wall Street Journal.
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Russia supplies military essentials to Pakistan, Says Russian Minister Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov has said that his country was supplying military equipment to Pakistan.Morgulov's statement came on Thursday (Jan 18) in a geo-political conference organized jointly by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs and an Indian think-tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF).
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Arab Collusion in Israeli Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other Arab states may be colluding with Israel, against Hamas
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Growing Sino-Pakistan military ties ring alarm bells in India India Today reported on January 4, that a secret report prepared by the government's joint intelligence committee has confirmed India's worst fears - China is planning a military base in Pakistan. The paper said that the report, based on inputs from the (Indian Intelligence agency) Research and Analysis Wing, is meant for the Prime Minister, members of the cabinet committee on security and the national security adviser.
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Alleged Norwegian massacre gunman Anders Breivik is a right-wing anti-Muslim extremist Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian who allegedly killed at least 90 people, most of them children, in Europe's worst terrorist attack since 2004, was reported Saturday to have a history of hatred of Muslims and of links with Christian fundamentalists and rightwing extremists such as Geert Wilders of Netherlands.
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With $295b defense budget: Saudi Arabia failed to stop a drone attack on oil installations from ragtag Houthi militia With $295 billion 2019 defense budget, Saudi Arabia Saturday failed to stop a drone attack on its oil installations from the Yemeni rebel rag tag militia.Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and another major oil field, sparking huge fires.
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Chinese, Indian foreign ministers discuss de-escalation after bloody border clash in Ladakh The foreign minister of China Wang Yi held telephone talks Wednesday with his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, over a bloody border clash that left 20 Indian soldiers killed.The Chinese foreign ministry said. that both sides agreed to "cool down the situation on the ground as soon as possible, and maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas in accordance with agreement reached so far between both countries.
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Anti-Muslim protests scheduled nationwide for Oct 9th & 10th Amid increasing anti-Islam and anti-Muslim rhetoric, anti-Muslim groups have planned at least 20 rallies this month at mosques and Islamic centers across the Unites States on October 9th and 10th.
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Anti-Muslim rhetoric by the Republican presidential hopefuls In the post-9/11 America, anti-Islam and anti-Muslim rhetoric and hate has become commonplace and increasingly acceptable in political and civic discourse. Anti-Islam and anti-Muslim rhetoric or Islamophobia is no longer questioned, even by our elected representatives. During 2011 there was phenomenal rise in anti-Islam and anti-Muslim rhetoric particularly by the Republican Party politicians.
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American Muslims 12 years after 9/11 Twelve years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, American Muslims remained besieged through reconfiguration of US laws, policies and priorities. Profiled, harassed, reviled, attacked, peeped at by the CIA and the FBI, interrogated and permanently controlled at airports, the whole community felt excluded of American society.
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Israeli factor in the mounting India-Pakistan tension India and Pakistan are once again on the verge of a full-scale war in the aftermath of India's annexation of disputed Kashmir territory. It is an unimaginable scenario as the two South Asian neighbors possess high-tech nuclear arms. India and Pakistan are edging towards a military confrontation. We don't name another entity in the equation that is Israel, which has strategic relations with India.
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Tracking the American Muslim vote in 2012 election The seven-million strong American Muslim community -- remained under siege since 9/11 tragedy - has decided to actively participate in the nation's political process in a bid to make its voice heard. Muslim community's political activism was reflected at the Democratic National Convention where the number of Muslim delegates had quadrupled since 2004.
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Russia signs $2 billion deal to supply Turkey S-400 missiles as Duma ratifies expanding Russian naval base in Syria Apparently, in a reconfiguration of positions in the geopolitics, Turkey, a NATO-member, has signed a $2 billion deal to buy the S-400 Russian air-defense missile system while Russian Duma voted on Thursday (Dec. 21) to extend Russia's lease of a naval base in Syria for 49 years.
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Anti-Islam GOP survey alarms American Muslims The seven-million-strong American Muslim community was alarmed at an anti-Islam question included in the Republican Party survey titled as "Listening to America."
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Why Pakistan declines Saudi request to join Arab coalition fighting in Yemen Pakistan has virtually declined Saudi Arabia's request to join the Arab coalition fighting to restore the deposed Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. After days of discussion in media and parliament, a joint session of parliament passed a resolution on Friday saying that Pakistan "should maintain neutrality in the conflict so as to be able to play a proactive diplomatic role to end the crisis".
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Swiss Newspaper unveils secret Saudi Arabia-Israel military alliance Saudi Arabia is seeking to buy Israeli defense systems and working with Israel to prevent Iran's expansion in the Middle East, according to the Swiss newspaper Basler Zeitung.
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China becomes world's fifth largest arms exporter China has become the world's fifth-largest arms exporter, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).China replaces Britain in the top five arms-dealing countries between 2008 and 2012, a group dominated by the United States and Russia, which accounted for 30 percent and 26 percent of weapons exports, SIPRI said Monday March 13.
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Kuwait-Turkey military cooperation alarms Saudi Arabia Turkey has recently signed a military cooperation agreement with Kuwait, member of the six-state Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). According to the agreement, signed during the Turkey-Kuwait Military Cooperation Committee meeting, the two countries are planning to share their military experiences and coordinate their activities beginning in 2019.
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2001-2011: A decade of civil liberties' erosion in America -- Part Three In the last ten years we have seen a steady erosion of the fundamental rights and civil liberties, all in the name of national security. The FBI is now investigating domestic peace activists and under the cover of studying "violent radicalization," the already-fluid definition of "terrorism" is being broadened to encompass political activity and protest by dissident groups.
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Pakistan-Russia relations warm up In an unprecedented exchange between Russia and Pakistan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Islamabad last week while Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kiani flew to Russia for consolidating progress in defense cooperation. Lavrov's unscheduled visit was to reassure Pakistani leader-ship that President Putin remained committed to resetting ties despite cancellation of his visit.
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The FBI recommended new recruits read anti-Islam books The FBI was teaching new recruits about Muslims with a power point presentation that recommended they read anti-Islam books, according to a grainy copy of the PowerPoint obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union's Northern California chapter and the Asian Law Caucus, a San Francisco-based civil rights group.
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Pakistani troops to defend jittery Saudis The Times of London reported Saturday, August 2, 2014, that Saudi Arabia has deployed thousands of troops from Egypt and Pakistan along its frontier with Iraq, amid fears of invasion by the al-Qaeda splinter group that has declared a radical Islamic state across the border.
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Moscow once again appears on the African continent with the first Russia-Africa summit The first-ever two-day Russia-Africa economic summit ended Thursday in the resort city Sochi, Russia, resulting in over 500 commercial agreements worth $12 billion.
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Will Muslim Turkey ever become Christian EU member? Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern has said that he would start a discussion among European heads of government to quit talks with Turkey about joining the European Union because of the country's democratic and economic deficits.European leaders have voiced concern over Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's crackdown on dissidents after a failed coup attempt month his idea of reintroducing the death penalty in Turkey.
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Who attacked Malala Yousufzai? Many people are wondering why media is so selective and gave so much coverage to Malala Yusufzai while 100s of innocent Malalas and women have been killed by drone attacks but we don't even find there names.
SHARE Friday, February 10, 2012
US Congressional hearing on Balochistan/dismemberment of Pakistan The subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing on Wednesday (2/8/2012) to discuss the target killings and human rights situation in Balochistan and termed it a matter requiring urgent attention.
SHARE Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Civil advocacy groups denounce Supreme Court decision to uphold Trump's Muslim Ban 3.0 The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, Tuesday (June 26, 2018) ruled in favor of the third iteration of President Donald Trump's travel ban (known as Muslim Ban 3.0) on five Muslim countries.The Supreme Court decision was widely denounced by civil advocacy, Arab, Muslim and religious groups as well as lawyers. Surprisingly, even the atheists also bitterly criticized the decision.
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500,000 displaced as Pakistan Army continues brutal operation in North Waziristan About half a million people have been displaced in North Waziristan where Pakistan's mercenary army has launched a brutal operation at the behest of Washington.
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Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu cancels visit to India Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday (Sept 3) cancelled a planned visit to India on September 9 to meet his counterpart Narendra Modi who last month annexed the disputed territory of Kashmir.
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Pakistan Supreme Court's attempt to destabilize government of Imran Khan The Supreme Court of Pakistan Thursday (Nov 28) limited the three-year extension in the term of Chief of Army Staff General (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa to six months. On Wednesday (Nov. 27), a three-member court bench led by the Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, who retires in less than one month, suspended Prime Minister Imran Khan's August 2019 order to extend the term of General Bajwa by three years.
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River water dispute between China, India & Pakistan As the war of words continued between the two nuclear neighbors many Indian defense experts advised hawkish Prime Minister Naendra Modi to use the water as a weapon against Pakistan by scrapping the Indus Water Treaty (IWT). While India mulled scrapping of Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan China blocked tributary of Brahmaputra in Tibet to build dam.
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India planned a covert military attack on a Pakistani nuclear reactor Indian Express reported on Monday (Oct 26) that the United States warned Pakistan in 1984 about an Indian military attack on the Pakistani nuclear reactor at Kahuta. The paper said that the US warning came in US President Ronald Reagan's letter to General Zia-ul Haq, President of Pakistan.
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First Muslim woman elected to Virginia Senate Ghazala Hashmi on Tuesday (Nov. 5) became the first Muslim women elected to the Virginia Senate. Ms. Hashmi, 55, upset the Republican incumbent Glen Sturtevant to represent a district based in Chesterfield County.
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India May Use Nuclear Option First to Preempt Pakistan Amid mounting tension between India and Pakistan after India's annexation of Kashmir New Delhi may reconsider its 'no first use of nuclear option' doctrine. Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singhsaid on Friday (August 16) that while India has strictly adhered to Atal Bihari Vajpayee's doctrine of 'No First Use' (NFU) of nuclear weapons, "what happens in future depends on the circumstances".
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Iran, Russia and Turkey to hold 'Syrian people's congress' to bring together all sides Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his Iranian and Turkish counterparts have supported a proposal to hold a "Syrian people's congress" that will bring together government and opposition figures.
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After troops withdrawal U.S. to maintain seven bases in Afghanistan The US and the Taliban Saturday signed a peace agreement under which the United States, its allies, and the Coalition will withdraw all their forces from five military bases.However, New York Times Sunday reported that the US will maintain seven bases.
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Who is Behind the Abduction and Killing of Saleem Shahzad? In Pakistan, where the disappearance and torture of people is not uncommon, Saleem Shahzad, a prominent journalist who wrote about the army's alleged links with al-Qaeda, was tortured and killed after being abducted from Islamabad Sunday, May 29 by unidentified men.
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American Muslims 13 years after 9/11 The seven-million strong Muslim American community remain under pressure, 13 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Alarmingly, mainstream American opinion of Muslims is getting worse. According to the July survey of Arab American Institute (AAI) there has been a continued erosion in the favorable ratings Americans have of both Arabs and Muslims.
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Pakistan resists US pressure to release Dr Shakil Afridi Pakistan government has ruled out release of CIA collaborator Dr Shakil Afridi under pressure from the United States.
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Reaction to General Soleimani's Assassination in Pakistan, and West Asia Pakistani senators have expressed concern over the fall out of tension between the US and neighboring Iran in the aftermath of killing of General Qasem Soleimani.
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US refuses to take sides as China again warns India over border dispute The US is "closely and carefully" the month-long border standoff between China and India, the Trump administration said Friday, urging the two Asian giants to engage in direct dialogue to reduce the tension.
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Saudi Arabia teams up with Israel in anti-Qatar lobbying in the US Congress US proposed legislation - Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act of 2017 - threatening to sanction Qatar for its support of the so-called "Palestinian terror" was sponsored by 10 lawmakers who received more than $1m over the last 18 months from lobbyists and groups linked to Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, Al Jazeera reported Friday.
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The Great Reset is being rolled out under the guise of covid-19 Prof. Michel Chossudovsky argues: We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in World history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the sequence of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic".
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The Politics of oil tankers capture In an apparent retaliation of the capture of an Iranian oil tanker by Gibraltar, a British colony, Iran Friday (July 19) captured a British oil tanker.Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said in a statement on Friday that the vessel named "Stena Impero" had been impounded for failing to respect international maritime rules.
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Redrawing the map of Syria Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said the United States "does not want to keep Syria as a state in its current borders", accusing Washington of seeking to establish a Kurdish-controlled entity along Turkish and Iraqi border zones.
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Stratfor: Kashmir may provide spark for Pakistan-India nuclear war The specter of nuclear war haunts tensions between India and Pakistan, and the disputed territory of Kashmir could provide the spark that lights South Asia's nuclear fuse, warns Strafor, a geopolitical intelligence think tank that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world.
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Pakistan successfully tests night launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Amid mounting tension over India's annexation of Kashmir, Pakistan has successfully carried out the night training launch of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
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India alarmed at Russia, China, Pakistan talks on Afghan Taliban India is alarmed at Russia, China, Pakistan talks on restoring peace in the war-torn Afghanistan. The Times of India said as Russia, China and Pakistan work towards building a new axis in Afghanistan to accommodate Taliban as a tool against the Islamic Sate terror group, it could have unforeseen consequences for the Russia-India relationship.
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Russia to start sending S-400 missiles to Turkey in two months Turkey will start getting S-400 Russian anti-missile systems within two months amid escalating dispute between Ankara and Washington over the purchase of Russian anti-missile system.
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Trump aligns with India his policy towards Pakistan? In an apparent tilt of U.S.-Pakistan policy towards India, President Trump Monday (January 1, 2018) threatened to cut financial aid to Pakistan, accusing Islamabad of harboring violent extremists and lying about it.
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India Again Rejects Trump's Mediation Offer on Kashmir Issue The U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed his concern over the fact that India and Pakistan are both nuclear countries and asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran to settle the dispute over Kashmir.
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US prosecutors close controversial terror case against Hamid Hayat Six months after a federal judge vacated the high-profile 2006 terrorism conviction against Hamid Hayat, prosecutors said Friday they will not pursue another trial against the Lodi, California resident. Hamid Hayat was freed August last after completing more than half his sentence on charges of providing material support to terrorists and lying to FBI agents.
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US-backed Saudi Arabia's war crimes in Yemen The killing of 140 people by a Saudi airstrike, on October 8, in Yemen has renewed focus on the Saudi atrocities and war crimes in Yemen. More than 6,000 people have been killed since the conflict began in March 2015 -- half of them civilians and more than 1,100 of them children, according to the UN.
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Kashmir and Palestine share the struggle for self determination against colonial occupation Mondoweiss, a progressive Jewish media, Friday published a researched article by Zainab Ramahi, a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law, comparing the struggle of the people of Kashmir and Palestine.
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2011 another hard year for Muslims in America "Where there are Muslims, there are problems." This alarmingly sweeping comment by the New York Post best reflects the dilemma of the seven-million strong American Muslim community which remains under siege in the post-9/11 era.
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When a terrorist is not a terrorist? "Why won't Trump call Austin bomber what he is? A Terrorist," this is the title of the story by Alice Salles of Carbonated TV. The Austin bombing suspect is being called a domestic terrorist by people on social media, but why won't the media and the White House call him that?, she writes.
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President Obama's visit to Mosque and Presidential Race The seven million strong American Muslim community has welcomed the visit of President Barrack Obama to Maryland mosque where the President called on Americans to embrace their common humanity and reject the inexcusable political rhetoric emanating from the presidential campaign trail.
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Imran Khan leads anti-drones rally: 'Drone attacks only augment hate for US' Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, who led an anti-drone attacks rally in northern Pakistan, Sunday reiterated that the higher the number of drone strikes in Waziristan, the more hate they will create for the US.
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Bangladesh alarmed at India's Citizenship Amendment Act & National Register of Citizens Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said Sunday that the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens are India's "internal issues", but any uncertainty in India was likely to affect its neighboring countries. Momen cancelled his visit to India earlier this month after protests against the citizenship law erupted in India.
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India again threatens military action to take Pakistan administered Kashmir Indian Minister of state for home affairs Hansraj Ahir Thursday (Nov 16) said no one can stop India if it wanted to wrest to what he called "Pakistan-occupied" Kashmir from Pakistan, stressing that the territory was a part of India.
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Saudi-Qatari diplomatic crisis explained: Saudi Arabia in talks with Israel to establish economic ties The British newspaper Times reported Saturday (June 17) that in a dramatic move Saudi Arabia and Israel are in talks to establish economic ties that perhaps explain why Saudi Arabia and its allies have imposed a sweeping blockade on Qatar, in an effort to force the Gulf state to drop its support for Hamas, who control Gaza.
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Turkey to deploy forces in the Gulf of Aden As Turkey expands its geopolitical and economic presence in the Middle East and East Africa, Turkish parliament has approved deployment of its forces in the Gulf of Aden, Somalia, and the Arabian Sea.
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India alarmed at growing China-Bangladesh relations A prominent newspaper of Bangladesh has reported that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina did not meet India's envoy despite repeated requests for a meeting in the last four months. Bhorer Kagoj, a prominent daily, also said that all Indian projects have slowed down since the re-election of Prime Minister Hasina in 2019 with Chinese infrastructure projects receiving more support from Dhaka.
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Hindu extremist gang axing Muslim youth to death video goes viral on social media A video is viral on social media these days showing an Hindu extremist gang axing and brutally murdering a Muslim youth apparently working in a field in Uttar Pardesh ruled by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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Beijing: Chaos if China follows India's logic and enters Indian territory There will be "chaos" in the Leh region if they follow India's "ridiculous" logic and enter the Indian territory in Kashmir to disrupt construction projects along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), China said Tuesday (August 22).
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Pakistan's Prime Minister steps down after Supreme Court disqualifies him for dishonesty Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif's third term in power ended unceremoniously Friday (July 28) after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding public office in a landmark unanimous decision on the so-called Panama Papers case.
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Bill introduced in US Congress to designate Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization On January 9, Representative Mario Diaz Balart (R-FL), introduced a bill (H.R. 377) to ask the Secretary of State to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. The following day, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced an identical bill (S. 38) in the Senate titled the The Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act.
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Extra-judicial killings in Pakistan Disappearance of innocent citizens, extra-judicial and target killings are not uncommon in Pakistan but last Wednesday's brutal killing of young Sarfraz Shah by para-military Rangers in Karachi has shocked the nation. The execution-style killing of Sarfraz Shah is not an isolated incident.
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Russia offers to sell Su-35 jets to Turkey after U.S. ends F-35 deal Russia is willing to supply Turkey with Su-35 supersonic multi-purpose fighters if Ankara wants them, the head of Russia's hi-tech conglomerate Rostec Sergei Chemezov said Thursday (July 18), after the United States expelled Turkey from the F-35 program.
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Putin orders expansion of Russia's naval base in Tartus, Syria Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday (Dec. 23) ordered the expansion of the Russian naval base in the Syrian port city of Tartus, according to the Russian media.The expansion of the naval base comes days of the capture of the Syrian city of Aleppo by the Russian-backed Syrian forces. This comes also four days after the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov.
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Pak-Afghan border clash amid provoking statements by Indian Army Chief Amid provocative statements by the Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat, there are reports of clashes on Pakistan's northern border with Afghanistan.
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2017: Another difficult year for American Muslims The seven-million American Muslims remained under siege since 9/11/2001 through reconfiguration of US laws, policies and priorities but their plight has taken a new twist under President Donald Trump whose anti-Muslim policies alarmingly fomented hate crimes against them.
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U.S. in talks with Houthi rebels to end bloody Yemen war A high ranking US official said Thursday (Sept 5) that Washington was in talks with the Houthi rebels in a bid to end Yemen's war. "We are narrowly focused on trying to end the war in Yemen," US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker told reporters during a visit to Al-Kharj air base near the Saudi capital Riyadh.
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Pakistan establishes China Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority for expediting delayed projects Pakistan on Monday (Oct 7) established the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority to speed up the delayed projects as Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Beijing.The establishment of CPEC Authority was aimed at accelerating the pace of CPEC related activities.
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US aid to Pakistan again linked to Dr Afridi's release The US Congress has once again attached the release of Shakeel Afridi to the provision of military aid to Pakistan. In an amendment introduced to the defense spending bill, passed on May 22, the House members overwhelmingly called for the release of Dr Shakeel Afridi, who had helped the CIA by running a fake vaccination campaign in Abbottabad a month before the US forces raid on Osama bin Laden compound in 2011.
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China fears fallout from India's citizenship law in Muslim Xinjiang The adoption of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), which excludes citizenship for Muslim migrants who had illegally entered India from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh before December 2014, is fuelling anxiety in China, The Hindu reported Tuesday.
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Ilyas Kashmiri reportedly killed in US drone attack in South Waziristan Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri, the commander of Harkat-ul Jihad al Islami (HuJI), was killed in a US drone attack near Wana, South Waziristan, on Friday night, Pakistani officials said Saturday. Shoaib Khan, a political agent, confirmed that Kashmiri had died in the strike at a militant compound in Ghwa Khwa area. "Kashmiri was killed in the late night attack," Mr Khan told journalists.
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14 US Congress members urge Indian Prime Minister to lift siege of Kashmir 14 US Congressmen/Congresswomen have urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address concerns over the human rights situation in Kashmir and lift the communications blackout.
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China opposes unilateral Indian move to modify Kashmir status as India also claims Pakistan administered Kashmir China on Tuesday (August 6) expressed serious concerns over the current situation arising out of Indian decision to strip Kashmir of its special status.Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said in a statement: "China is seriously concerned about the current situation in Jammu Kashmir. China's position on the Kashmir issue is clear and consistent.
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Why is India alarmed at US funding of NGOs promoting religious freedom? The Indian government on Thursday said it has sought details about the US announcement to provide nearly USD 500,000 to NGOs to promote religious freedom in India.
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India-Pakistan: A Spy Exchange in the Offing? Faced with orders from the ICJ to review Kulbhushan Jadhav's case in the light of Pakistan breaching the Vienna Convention, Islamabad plans to use third country diplomatic assistance to explore the possibility of sending him home in return for an official admission from New Delhi that he was engaged in espionage, sources close to the Pakistan government were quoted as saying by the Indian newspaper Firstpost.
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Pakistan army's commercial ventures slammed Awami National Party (ANP), an important ruling coalition party has asked the finance minister not only to provide details of the defense budget, but also give details of income of the commercial institutions being run by armed forces. The ANP says that today the armed forces were involved in construction of plazas, cement and pharmaceutical businesses and even running petrol pumps, CNG stations and marriage halls.
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Muslim Caucus meets in Washington amid Trump's attacks Muslim political leaders and academics gathered in Washington, DC, on Tuesday (July 23) dubbed as the first national gathering of Muslims in politics in US history.The historic gathering, called by the Muslim Caucus America is being held as President Donald Trump and his supporters ramp up attacks on Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the first two Muslim women in Congress.
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Egypt's security forces execute 17 persons in extrajudicial killing Egyptian President Field Marshall Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's security forces have killed 17 pro-Muslim Brotherhood persons in the latest incident of extra-judicial killing. The security forces claimed that the people killed were involved in a car bomb near the National Cancer Institute that killed more than 20 people in Cairo on August 4.
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New US study warns: India-Pakistan Nuclear war can kill over 125 million people A nuclear war between India and Pakistan could, over the span of less than a week, kill 50 to 125 million people. That is more than the death toll during the six years of World War II, according to the research by Colorado University at Boulder and Rutgers University.
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Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez: Modi Ethnically Cleansing Religious Minorities US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that Narendra Modi government is ethnically cleansing the country's religious minorities. She was commenting on recent anti-Muslim riots in Delhi.
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Check-book diplomacy over shadow's Mini Islamic summit in Kuala Lumpur Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Saturday (Dec 21) confirmed what was reported by media earlier that Saudi Arabia pressured Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to boycott the Kuala Lumpur mini Islamic summit called by Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohammad from December 18 to 21.
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Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in India Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hinduvta government will reintroduce the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the coming session of Parliament, to provide Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Christians and Parsis from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, after their stay in India for seven years, instead of 12 years at present.
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Alarming development for India: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to be extended to Afghanistan In an alarming development for India, after a meeting of foreign ministers of China, Pakistan and Afghanistan, in Beijing on Tuesday (Dec 26), Chinese foreign minister Wang said China and Pakistan are willing to find out ways to extend China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the $57 billion project, to Afghanistan.
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Poor Indian Muslims being forced to convert to Hinduism On October 2, 2018, 13 members of a Muslim family in Badarka village of Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, were converted to Hinduism. Akhtar Ali, 68, was renamed Dharam Singh. This is the latest case of conversion of Muslims by Hindu extremist organizations backed by Prime Minister Narinder Modi, who came into power in 2014 on the agenda of Hinduvita.
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Peter King's witch hunt continues with second anti-Muslim hearing The Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, Peter King (Republican-NY), is back again to exploit fear of American Muslims. On June 15, he continued Muslim witch hunt with another controversial hearing. This was the second in a series of hearings King has said he plans to hold on the issue of the so-called radicalization within the American Muslim community.
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Ambitious Turkish plan to resettle two million displaced Syrians Turkey has an ambitious plan to settle two million displaced Syrians in a 30-kilometer-wide safe zone in northern Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unveiled the plan at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly last month.
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Saudi Arabia's relations with China are functional but not strategic Saudi Arabia's relations with China are functional, but not strategic, says Bruce Riedel, a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst. In an article published by Brookings Institution, where he is now a senior fellow, Riedel argues: Saudi Arabia values its relations with China, but it is well aware of their limits. Beijing will not replace Washington even if U.S.Saudi relations falter in the next administration.
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2016 the worst year for American Muslims since 2001 Three mosques in California were sent anonymous hate-mail in November warning them that Donald Trump would "cleanse" Muslims from the US the same way "Hitler did to the Jews." This story best reflects the dilemma of the seven-million-strong Muslim American Community during the presidential election year. The year 2016 was perhaps the worst year for American Muslims since 2001 . Read More
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Sikkim standoff escalates: China threatens to enter into Kashmir or Kalapani in Uttarakhand A day after editor of leading Chinese newspaper Global Times said military action was inevitable if Indian troops did not withdraw from China's soil in Doklam, Beijing has issued another threat asking what would India do if China enters Kashmir or the Kalapani region in Uttarakhand.
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Kashmir remains under siege one month after Indian annexation Indian-administered Kashmir has completed a full month under the siege of brutal Indian forces where the unrelenting communications blackout and curfew have brought the normal life to a standstill with markets shut and public transport off the roads since August 5 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi revoked the special status of the disputed territory.
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Pakistan Falls into the IMF-World Bank Trap There are hardly two opinions that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Banks were implementing predatory economic policies of the West.The poor countries are now in the IMF and World Bank debt trap. The rise in debt has been swelled, with external sovereign loans to developing country governments more than doubling from $191 billion per year in 2008 to $424 billion in 2017.
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American Muslims alarmed at Minnesota mosque bombing The seven-million strong American Muslim community is alarmed over Saturday's mosque bombing in Minnesota, which the community sees as a further evidence of an anti-Muslim backlash that has worsened in recent months.
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The Politics of American Muslim demographics On Thursday July 26, PEW Research Center released the findings of its 2017 survey of U.S. Muslims which estimated the population of American Muslims at 3.35 million. This estimate is projection of Pew's survey of 2011 which estimated the population of American Muslims at 2.7 million that was actually a projection of the Pew survey of 2007.
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Protests Continue in Egypt Demanding Ouster of US-Client el-Sissi Security forces in Egypt have clashed with hundreds of protesters in the port city of Suez, according to media reports, firing tear gas and live rounds to disperse crowds calling for President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to quit, Al Jazeera reported Sunday (Sept 22).
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Copycat bills on anti-Sharia law and terrorism have no effect "These copycat bills on Sharia law and terrorism have no effect. So why do states keep passing them?" This is the title of an in-depth report produced after the two-year investigation. This story was part of a collaboration between USA TODAY, The Arizona Republic and the Center for Public Integrity.
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Muslim Turkey abandoning hopes to join Christian EU An upcoming vote by the European Parliament on whether to end EU membership talks with Ankara has "no value in our eyes," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Wednesday (Nov 23), accusing Europe of siding with terrorists.
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The real reasons behind Dilma Rousseff's impeachment Brazil's Senate voted on August 10, 2016 to hold an impeachment trial for the nation's suspended president Dilma Rousseff, a process that could see her permanently removed from office. The vote in favor of trying Rousseff, who was suspended from the presidency in May, was 59 in favor, 21 against.
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The politics of Textbook Jihad The final version of Turkey's national school curriculum has left evolution out and added the concept of jihad as part of Islamic law in books.
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Indian government admits arresting 144 minors in volatile Kashmir Indian government admitted Tuesday (Oct. 1) in the Supreme Court that 144 minors, including children as young as 9 and 11 years old, have been detained in the Indian-administered Kashmir since August 5, when the disputed territory was annexed.However, the government claimed that the arrest of minors was not illegal.
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The politics of political maps in South Asia Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday unveiled a new "political map of Pakistan" that showed Jammu and Kashmir as well as Junagadh as the territories of Pakistan. The map was released a day before the annexation of the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir by India.
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Saudi Arabia wants out of Yemen war: Mid East Eye Saudi Arabia's crown prince has told two former US officials that he "wants out" of the two-year war he started in Yemen, and that he is not against US rapprochement with Iran, Al Jazeera reported Tuesday (August 15) quoting leaked emails published by Middle East Eye.
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Modi did not ask Trump to mediate Kashmir conflict claims India At a White House press conference Monday (July 22) with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Donald Trump said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate the Kashmir conflict. In a press statement released shortly after Trump's press conference, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs stated that Modi had not asked Trump to mediate.
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Plight of 200 million Dalits in India Around 500 Dalits from various parts of Gujarat embraced Buddhism on Tuesday (October 8) in three separate programmes held in Ahmedabad, Mehsana and Idar of Sabarkantha district on the occasion of Vijayadashami. It was on a Vijayadashami day on October 14, 1956 that Dr B R Ambedkar famously embraced Buddhism along with lakhs of his supporters in Maharashtr
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To avoid straining ties with Iran: Pakistan may quit command of Saudi-led Muslim military alliance Pakistan is reconsidering its position on the so-called 41-nation Islamic military alliance, led by Saudi Arabia, to avoid straining its relationship with neighboring Iran, according to Pakistan media reports. The military alliance was to be commanded by General Raheel Sharif, the former commander-in-chief of Pakistan army who retired from the Pak army last year.
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American Muslims remain in the dock 11 years after 9/11 Seven million-strong American Muslim community remained in the dock 11 years after 9/11 with Republican Party's witch-hunt against Muslims in the U.S. government and meteorite rise in anti-Islam and anti-Muslim rhetoric in the 2012 election campaign.
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Three Muslims elected to House of Representatives Three Muslim candidates were elected to the House of Representatives in Tuesday's election. Ilhan Omar won in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District and Rashida Tlaib won in Michigan's 13th Congressional District. They are the first Muslim women elected to the Congress. In Indiana, Rep. Andre' Carson (D) won his re-election bid for the 7th District.
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US National Intelligence Council predicts India-Pakistan nuclear war in 2028 The US National Intelligence Council has predicted a nuclear war between India and Pakistan in 2028. The prediction came in the Council report released recently under the title: Global Trends: Paradox of Progress.
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Appeals court allows Trump's Muslim ban 3.0 to take partial effect The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday (November 13) allowed President Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban 3.0 to go partially into effect, exempting persons with 'bona fide relationships' to the US.
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When terrorism is not terrorism The seven-million strong American Muslim community was shocked and terrified by the execution-style murder of three Muslim students at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Tuesday.
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"Anti-Muslim sentiment permeates policies of both India and US" Says Amnesty International as Trump visits India As US President Donald Trump arrived Monday in Ahmedabad to begin a two-day visit to India, Amnesty International said "anti-Muslim sentiment permeates" the policies of both United States and Indian leaders and alleged that the values that the two governments now share are bigotry and hostility.
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Romney supports drone attacks on Pakistan During the third presidential debate Monday night, Republican Presidential hopeful, Governor Mitt Romney supported President Barack Obama's drone operations in Pakistan. When the moderator Bob Schieffer asked Romney "we know President Obama's position on this, what is your position on the use of drones?"
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China irons out high-altitude jet fighter engine faults to boost defenses against India Chinese military releases video of aircraft on smooth runs in country's mountainous southwest, suggesting advances to problem-plagued AL-31F engines, South China Morning Post has reported.
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Turkey denies working with Michael Flynn to kidnap Gulen Prime Minister Binali Yildirim Saturday (November 11) denied Turkey's involvement in an alleged plot involving former U.S security adviser Michael Flynn to kidnap U.S.-based controversial cleric Fetullah Gulen, allegedly behind last year's coup attempt to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Muslim massacre in Indian capital draws global condemnation The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday urged Indian Prime Minister Modi's extreme right-wing government to stop "anti-Muslim violence" and the desecration of Islamic places of worship in the country.
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Berkeley University study of Islamophobia in India highlights plight of Muslims The last decade has witnesses intensified attacks on Muslim, Christian, Sikh and 'lower castes' in India, according to a study released recently by the University of California, Berkeley.This first of its kind report on the status of Islamophobia in India is meant to provide a groundbreaking collection of evidence and provide a reference point for all future work on the subject.
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As Trump visits India: India's 200 million Muslims are terrified of being deported Hours before President Donald Trump's arrival in India for a 36-hour visit on Monday, Foreign Affairs Magazine has launched a bitter criticism of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's controversial Citizenship Amendment Act.
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Why did the Yemen peace talks collapse? Riyadh-based Yemen government in exile Thursday quitted peace talks underway in after Houthi militants and their allies formed a 10-member "supreme council" to run the war-torn nation." The negotiations have completely ended," said Abdallah al-Olaimi, a member of the exile government team to the talks.
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Pakistan urged to recognize Israel A major TV network of Pakistan, SAMA, has strongly advocated for recognition of the Jewish entity, Israel, by the government of Imran Khan.Anchor of a popular SAMA program Khara Sach (Naked Truth), Mubashir Luqman, Monday (Nov 19) called on the government of Pakistan to recognize Israel because Saudi Arabia is about to recognize and "we should do before them."
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The Politics of Nobel Peace Prize Take Two A group of 18 GOP lawmakers led by Rep. Luke Messer of Indiana have formally nominated President Donald Trump for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his work toward peace in the Korean Peninsula. The nomination letter states that President Trump has worked "tirelessly to apply maximum pressure to North Korea to end its illicit weapons programs and bring peace to the region."
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Euro-US far-right groups anti-Muslim rally again flops On August 4, far-right anti-Islam fringe but vocal groups from across Europe and the United States staged a rally in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, which attracted only 200 people, according to Reuters news agency while the Associated Press put the numbers to 100 only.
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Trump's strategy may drive Pakistan closer to Russia and China Beijing and Moscow have come to Pakistan's defense in light of President Donald Trump's Afghan and Pakistan strategy unveiled on Monday.
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Trump Administration to deport 250,000 Salvadorians The Trump administration announced Monday, Jan 8, that it will end "temporary protected status" (TPS) that was first granted to Salvadorans nearly two decades ago. Roughly 263,000 people from El Salvador are covered by the program, which allowed the immigrants to stay and work in the United States legally.
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The World's Muslims: Unity and Diversity The global 1.6 billion Muslims are united in their belief in God and the Prophet Muhammad and are bound together by such religious practices as fasting during the holy month of Ramadan and almsgiving to assist people in need but they have widely differing views about many other aspects of their faith.
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Pakistan judiciary's attempt to destabilize government of Imran Khan - Take Two Within the last 24 hours, Pakistan's judiciary has issued two verdicts against nation's strong army. On Tuesday (Dec 17) a special court sentenced Retired General Musharraf to death for overthrowing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government. On Monday (Dec 16), the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued the detailed verdict regarding the extension in tenure of Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
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As standoff continues: Chinese experts talks of limited military operation to expel Indian troops Two Chinese academics have warned India that China is planning a "small-scale military operation to expel Indian troops within two weeks" from the Doklam area while an editorial in the Chinese Global Times on Saturday said that the government of Nerendra Modi is recklessly pushing India into war by adopting a "hard line" towards Beijing.
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How the American Muslims vote in 2016 election? The seven-million strong American Muslim community has voted overwhelmingly voted for Democrat s since 2004 and a recent poll released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) indicates that the American Muslims will follow this trend.
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A "smart legal coup d'etat" is underway in Pakistan? It is said that power in Pakistan rests on three "A's: America, Allah and the Army. While America was mollified by obedience and Allah by giving in to key demands of religious forces, the army was mollified by following its policies. But for the two years a rift between the Army and the US-client government of President Zardari was widening and the latest Memogate scandal has brought it to an open confrontation.
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The Syrian War orphans one million children As many as a million children have been orphaned by the war in Syria which is in its sixth year, Aljazeera reported Sunday (Nov 19). The UN has warned against the dangers facing children without parents such as lack of education, trafficking and being indoctrinated by armed groups.
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FBI investigating deadly Pensacola shooting as act of terrorism The FBI said Sunday that it is treating the deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, as an act of terrorism so it can amass more resources to investigate whether the Saudi gunman was spurred by an "ideology."
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Crucifying children at the altar of Great Power Game The stunned and shaken people of Pakistan mourned the Peshawar Army Public School massacre of 149 people including 132 children, and the government announced new measures to combat terrorism. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced the removal of the ban on the death penalty for terrorist offences which had been in force since 2008.
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Nationwide anti-Islam rallies show convergence of supremacist & Islamophobes Far-right activists held anti-Muslim demonstrations in least 28 cities across the United States on Sunday (June 11). The demonstrators, spurred by one of the largest grass-roots anti-Muslim group, and in many cases were met by larger crowds of counter protesters.
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Hundreds rally in US, Europe against anti-Muslim massacre in Indian capital Indian Americans organize protests after violence in the Indian capital that was worst since 1984.
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2,000 kilometers long march to highlight the issue of Baloch missing persons The families of Baloch missing persons today, Friday Feb 28, 2014, completed more than 2,000 kilometers protest march on foot to highlight the issue of missing persons in Pakistan's volatile Balochistan province.
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Civil advocacy groups denounce Trump's pardon of Shariff Arpaio Civil rights groups and Democrats Friday condemned President Donald Trump's decision to pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of disobeying a court verdict ordering his agency to stop racially profiling Latinos.
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Turkey Defies US Threats, Receives Russian S-400 Missile Defense System Turkey received first shipment of Russian S-400 missile defense system hardware from Russia on Friday, July 12, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced. "The first batch of equipment of S-400 missile defense system, which is procured to meet Turkey's air and missile defense needs, has started to arrive at Murted Air Base in Ankara," the ministry said in a statement.
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American Muslims 14 years after 9/11 * Three American-Muslim were shot to death near the University of North Carolina. * Glendon Crawford is convicted for constructing a "death X-ray machine" to kill Muslims in New York. * Robert R. Doggart, an ordained Christian minister planned an attack on Islamberg in the NY state. These episodes best reflect the dilemma of American Muslims who remain the target of bigotry, hate crimes, discrimination and profiling.
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A tale of three shootings within one week in U.S. Motives behind the Dayton, Ohio killer are not clear. However motives of El Paso shooter, Patrick Crusius, and Gilroy shooter, Santino William Legan, are known. Crusius posted a manifesto on internet saying he was inspired by the New Zealand mosques shooter. The Gilroy shooter Legan just before the shooting urged his Instagram followers to read a 19th-century book "Might is Right."
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Ex-Senator Pressler calls for pre-emptive strikes to destroy Pakistan's N-assets Former US Senator Larry Pressler says that both India and the US need to conduct pre-emptive strikes to destroy Pakistan's nuclear assets.
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White House sides with India over dispute with Pakistan Amidst new peace overtures from the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan government after the re-election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the White House has said that the onus is on Pakistan for sustained peace in South Asia by putting the "terror groups out of business".
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Massive Protest Gathering of Madrasa Students Fails to Oust Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Perhaps taking a leaf from Egyptian history of massive anti-government demonstrations in Cairo which culminated in the removal of long-time autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and in the removal of the first democratically elected President Mohammad Morsi in 2013, Maulana Fazalur Rehman, head of the Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam (JUI) attempted to dislodge the elected government of Imran Khan through massive protest sit-in.
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The Muslim World sees UAE-Israel diplomatic relations as betraying the Palestine cause The Muslim world was dismayed and saw the UAE-Israeli diplomatic relations as betraying the Palestine cause. While Saudi Arabia, at present considered as leader of the Muslim World, remained silent and there was no reaction from the 22-member Arab League, there was sharp reaction from the major Muslim countries.
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India revokes Kashmir's special status as a prelude to change demography Apparently taking cue from Israeli policy to implant Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government Monday (August 5) revoked the special status of Jammu Kashmir under articles 35A and 370 of the constitution, which forbid Indians from outside the region from buying land or permanently settling in the Muslim-majority territory.
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Erdogan: Turkey inks deal to buy S-400 Russian missiles President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Turkey has signed a deal to buy Russian S-400 missiles. He made the announcement while addressing the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmakers in parliament.
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"To attack India, China installs N-weapons in Pakistan" In a new twist in the current India-China border dispute, a leading Indian political leader and former Defense Minister, Mulayam Singh Yadav, on Wednesday claimed that China has installed the nuclear bomb on Pakistan soil and is fully prepared to attack India.
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Modi, Xi talks end without a joint statement Two days talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping ended Saturday without a joint statement. The talks were held in the southern Indian town of Mamallapuram. Indian media reported that both countries will issue statements on Modi-Xi talks separately.
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Indian ultra-right party honors the assassin of nation's father, Mahatma Gandhi Sixty-nine years after Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, a "shrine" dedicated to his killer Nathuram Godse was set up in Guwalior by the Hindu Mahasabha on Wednesday (November 15), Hindustan Times reported.
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Third-World Victims of IMF Debt Trap You may remember John Perkin's book "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man". Perkins says he was actually an "Economic Hit Man" and his job was to convince countries that are strategically important to the United States to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development and to make sure that the lucrative projects were contracted to U.S. corporations.
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India, Pakistan and China increasing nuclear arsenals size At the start of 2019, the United States, Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea had a total of some 13,865 nuclear weapons, according to a new report by the Stockholm-based International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
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Rep. Ro Khanna's tweet rejecting Hindutva splits the Indian American community US Congressman Ro Khanna's tweet rejecting Hindutva echoed at the Cupertino Town Hall meeting called by the congressman earlier this month.
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Yemen war escalates with 116 dead in missile attack In an escalation of the ongoing war in Yemen, at least 116 soldiers of the Saudi, US-backed government of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, had died on Saturday (Jan. 18). In one of the bloodiest assaults since the beginning of the civil war, ballistic missiles ripped through the mosque at a military training camp in the central province of Marib.
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Taliban's open letter asks American people to recognize failure of 16-year war in Afghanistan The Afghan Taliban has published an open letter to the American people urging them to pressure their government to end the occupation of Afghanistan, now in its 17th year, and engage in peace talks.
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Hate crimes -- especially against Muslims -- went up in 2016: FBI Incidents of hate crimes, particularly against African-Americans, Jews and Muslims, went up to 6,121 during 2016, seeing an increase of 4.6 percent compared to the previous year, according to data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Monday (November 13).
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Pakistan has around 130 nuclear warheads to deter an Indian military attack: US report Pakistan's nuclear warheads which are estimated to be between 110-130 are aimed at dissuading India from taking military action against it, a US Congressional report says.
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Trump buoyed white supremacists, sparking backlash among black nationalist President Trump's first year in office proved to be just as racially divisive as his campaign -- but even more consequential, says the Southern Poverty Law Center report released on Wednesday (February 21).
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China-India border tensions intensify as PLA builds fortifications in disputed territory India-China border tensions could turn to conflict as Chinese PLA soldiers have built scores of fortifications, prefabricated huts, bunkers and pill-boxes after occupying the 'Finger-4 to 8' area on the north bank of Pangong Lake, according to Eurasia Times.
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Another Challenging Year in 2019 for American Muslims i. Republican candidate's letter calls for Rep. Ilhan Omar to be hanged. ii. Muslim NJ mayor detained at JFK airport. iii. Flight of two Muslims canceled because crew 'didn't feel comfortable' flying with them. iv. 40% of Muslim Students in California Experience Bullying, Discrimination. These stories symbolize the dilemma of the seven-million American Muslim community which remains at the receiving end.
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Turkey: Two weeks after the abortive coup Erdoganism is a new terminology introduced by the opinion writers against President Tayyib Erdogan who has launched a cleansing operation in the civil and military bureaucracy in the aftermath of July 15 abortive coup blamed on the US-based pro-Israel cleric, Fatehullah Gulen who is described by Pape Escobar as a CIA asset.
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Tension mounts on Sino-Indian border as 5,000 Chinese troops enter into disputed territory For the first time since the Kargil intrusions of 1999, Indian territory is in the hands of foreign soldiers, according to Business Standard. Starting in the third week of April, more than 5,000 Chinese soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) have intruded into five points in Ladakh - four along the Galwan River, and one near the Pangong Lake, the paper reported on Saturday, May 23.
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Former Israeli defense minister says: 'Our conflict is with the Entire Muslim World' Former Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday (July 9) 'Our conflict is with the entire Muslim world, with the entire Arab world.'
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On the eve of Modi's visit, Israel backs India against Pakistan On the eve of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "historic" visit to Israel, a senior official from the Israeli foreign ministry said that his country supports India on what he called "terrorism emanating from Pakistan."
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan backs Qatar in dispute with Saudi Arabia Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended Qatar after Saudi Arabia and several other countries severed diplomatic ties with it for supporting Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.President Erdogan is the Chairman of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Ironically, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya and Maldives are members of the OIC.
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Pakistan: Lt Gen jailed, Brigadier gets death for espionage Pakistan's Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has signed death warrants for two army and one civil officer on charges of espionage and leakage of sensitive information to foreign agencies prejudicial to the national security, the army announced Thursday (May 30).
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White supremacists celebrate President Trump's muddy remarks about the Charlottesville riots White nationalists and neo-Nazis celebrated President Donald Trump's remarks about the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday (August 12), in which he denounced violence "on all sides" rather than explicitly condemning white supremacism, the Business Insider reported.
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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to revive Muslim travel ban The Trump administration on Thursday (June 1) asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive his controversial Muslim travel ban executive order which was blocked by lower courts that found it discriminatory.
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US Religious Freedom Commission says: CAA may lead to disenfranchisement of Indian Muslims Days before US President Donald Trump's visit to India, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) issued a bitter criticism of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's anti-Muslim Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) which sparked large scale protests across India.
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Academic Freedom Act threatens academic freedom? Congressman Roskam, the Chief Deputy Whip and co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, and Democratic Rep. from Illinois Dan Lipinski have recently introduced the so called "Protect Academic Freedom Act" that would deny federal funding to colleges and universities that participate in a boycott of Israeli academic institutions or scholars.
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Politics is to Blame for Islamophobia Rise in US, says UCB/ CAIR Report The University of California Berkeley's Center for Race and Gender (CRG) along with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has released a report outlining the exponential growth of Islamaphobia in the United States. The report argues that politics is to blame for much of the problem. The UCB/CAIR Berkeley report - called Same Hate, New Target - says Muslim-bashing factored into the 2010 midterm elections.
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California judge vacates conviction in 13-year-old Lodi terror case of Hamid Hayat American Muslim community has welcomed a landmark ruling overturning the conviction and 24-year sentence of Hamid Hayat, a Lodi resident convicted in 2006 on terrorism-related charges.
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The Politic of anti-Islam Caricatures Beheading of the French teacher Samuel Paty has once again sparked controversy over Charlie Hebdo's anti-Islam caricatures as the French President Emmanuel Macron exploited the tragedy to push his long-sought agenda against Islam and Muslims. Days before Paty's killing, on October 2, Macron had made a controversial speech. He declared that "Islam is a religion that is in crisis today all over the world."
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Egypt, Saudi Arabia alarmed over Sudan-Turkey accord on strategic Suakin island A recent deal to lease the Sudanese Red Sea Sawakin island to Turkey for development raises concerns in Cairo and other Arab capitals.
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Egyptian Junta continues mass executions spree The US-client regime of Field Marshal Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi continues mass executions spree as an Egyptian kangaroo court sentences another 75 anti-government people to death.
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China supports Pakistan against Trump's tweet A day after bitter criticism of Pakistan from President Donald Trump, China supported Pakistan by lauding its efforts for "outstanding contribution against terrorism" which should be acknowledged by "the international community".
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Pakistan Briefly Bans Save the Children: The politics of NGOs The government's U-turn in the case of Save the Children has not only embarrassed the government it has humiliated the whole nation as this incident proved that Pakistan is not independent even to take a decision against an NGO which it said has been involved in anti-Pakistan activities. The foreign-funded and dollar-driven NGOs are more powerful than the government of Pakistan and its institutions.,
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India-backed Baloch separatists attack Chinese consulate in Pakistan Three members of the India-backed Baloch Liberation Army launched an attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan on Friday (November 23).
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India Places Sikh Separatists Under Surveillance The Indian government has empowered eight states, including Punjab and Delhi, with a "sizeable presence of Sikh population" to take action against the US-based Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) group which calls for a referendum in 2020 for an independent Khalistan state. SFJ was banned on July 10, 2019.
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China links Ladakh standoff with Kashmir issue China has linked the current standoff between Indian and Chinese border troops in Ladakh linked to rightwing government of Narendra Modi's decision to annex the disputed Jammu and Kashmir territory into India last year.
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Nepal-India border tensions rise as one Indian killed by Nepal police firing One Indian farmer was killed and at least three more are injured Friday (June 12) in firing by Nepal police during an altercation with Indian farmers across the border at Sitamarhi district in Bihar, Hindustan Times reported.
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Joe Biden's statement on the rights of Kashmiris alarms Indians Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President, Joe Biden, wants India to take necessary steps to restore rights of Kashmiris under siege since August 5, 2019 when India annexed the disputed territory of Jammu & Kashmir.Joe Biden has also expressed disappointment over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
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MLK: Also a victim of NSA surveillance Martin Luther King Jr. day is being celebrated on January 20th 2014 amid heated debate on massive dragnet surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA). Ironically, he was himself a victim of NSA surveillance as unveiled by declassified documents in September last year. King's status as an NSA target has been known since the 1970s; nevertheless, this was probably the first time that the US govt had declassified it.
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The House of Representatives denounces Trump 'racist' tweets The Democrats-led House of Representatives Tuesday (July 16) formally condemned President Donald Trump's Twitter posts as racist.
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American Muslims 18 years after 9/11 18 years after the ghastly tragedy of 9/11, the seven-million strong American Muslim community remains at the receiving end with President Trump's demonization of Muslims to bigotry, to hate crimes, to widespread discrimination, to media coverage that links Islam with terrorism.
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China denounces latest Indian move in disputed Jammu & Kashmir China has deplored latest move of the extreme rightist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh as Indian Union territories.
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China-India Border Clashes: 20 Indian Soldiers Killed Twenty Indian soldiers were killed during a "violent face-off" with Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh. The incident occurred during a "deescalation process" underway in the Galwan Valley in the disputed Aksai Chin-Ladakh area, where a large troop buildup has reportedly been taking place for weeks now on both sides of the border.
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India Deploys Israeli SPYDER Missiles along border with China as Corps Commanders fail to end Ladakh standoff The Indian Air Force (IAF) has reportedly installed the SPYDER Missile along with the homemade Akash surface-to-air missile (SAM) with a range of 30 km as part of strategic planning for a double layer tactic to guard critical resources and locations in the country, the Eurasia Times reported Tuesday.
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Chinese army conducts live-fire drills in Tibet amid border tension with India China's People's Liberation Army Sunday (July 17) said it has conducted live-fire exercises in the remote mountainous Tibet region to test its strike capability on plateaus, amid the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in the Doklam area in the Sikkim sector.
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Terrorist attacks in Balochistan: The Indian Factor The restive Balochistan, the largest province of Pakistan, has witnessed two terrorist attacks within three days.
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The politics of religious freedom A broad national coalition of more than 60 civil advocacy organizations and individuals have sent a joint letter to Senators Inouye, McConnell and Durbin expressing "deep concern" at the recent controversial appointment of Zuhdi Jasser to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).
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American Muslims fear backlash after New York attack The seven-million strong American Muslim community fears a backlash after the Tuesday (Oct. 31) attack in New York where a driver plowed a truck through crowds in lower Manhattan killing eight and injuring a dozen more.
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The myth of India's surgical strike on Pakistan-controlled Kashmir A Japanese magazine has questioned the Indian claim of conducting surgical strikes on Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, maintaining India does not have capacity to do so. Diplomat magazine has carried an article under the title: "Is India Capable of a Surgical Strike in Pakistan Controlled Kashmir?"
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Osama episode reinvigorates China-Pakistan ties Pakistan's Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar announced on May 22 that China had "acceded to Pakistan's request to take over operations" of the Gwadar port while Islamabad also requested Beijing to build a naval base at the same port. This is perhaps the biggest shift in Pakistan's policy in the aftermath of Osama episode.
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50 years of failure of the Organization of Islamic Conference The 14th Islamic Summit Conference ended Friday Night (May 31) in Mecca. A final statement accused Iran of supporting Yemen's Houthi rebel group; illegally occupying three islands in the Persian Gulf; and "interfering" in the domestic affairs of both Syria and Bahrain.
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Once Flush With Cash, Gulf Arabs States Head for Record Borrowing The Gulf Arab states - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman - will borrow a record amount this year to help cover budget deficits expected to add up to about $490 billion over the next three years, according to S&P Global Ratings reported by Bloomberg.
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Turkey and Qatar stage joint military exercises amid Doha blockade Turkish and Qatari navies have carried out a joint exercise as Qatar's economic blockade by Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries entered into third month. The Qatari military said the exercise was aimed at exchanging information, training senior military officials, and improving coordination between the two forces to boost security.
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Global Times says U.S. is using India as cannon fodder for its anti-China strategy The Chinese Community Party newspaper, the Global Times (GT) says that the United States is using India as cannon fodder for its strategy to contain China.
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Amid mounting anti-Modi demonstrations, India threatens to seize Pakistan-administered Kashmir Amid massive anti-Modi demonstrations Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane has threatened that Indian army will seize Pakistan-administered Kashmir if it gets an order. "There is a Parliamentary resolution, that entire Jammu and Kashmir region is a part of India. If Parliament wants it, then that area (PoK) also should belong to us. If we get orders to that effect, we will take appropriate action," Gen Mukund said.
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American Muslims alarmed at Anti-Muslim rhetoric by Rand Paul, Wesley Clark, Franklin Graham The seven-million-strong American Muslim community was alarmed by the recent anti-Muslim proposals by Senator Rand Paul, former NATO Commander General Wesley Clark and Christian evangelist Franklin Graham. Their anti-Muslim proposals came in reaction to the deadly shootings that took the lives of five service members and injured one law enforcement officer in Chattanooga, Tenn.
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Turkish President Erdogan resets relations with Russia On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in St. Petersburg to hold talks with the Russian President Vladimir Putin. This was Erdogan's first foreign visit since the July 15 abortive coup against his elected government. St. Petersburg is Putin's hometown.
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Field Marshal el-Sisi of Egypt executes 8 people after murky trial by kangaroo courts In the first executions of 2020, US-client, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi' regime of Egypt Monday (February 24) executed eight people to death sentenced by a military court in May 2019 and accused of attacking three Coptic churches and a police checkpoint that killed 88 people in 2017.
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Two-front war not a good idea, says Indian general Arguing for a greater role of diplomacy to bring normalcy in tense relations with neighboring Pakistan, Lt. Gen Surinder Singh, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, has said that a two-front war is not a "smart idea".
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UN report details massive Israeli war crimes in Gaza in 2014 The UN Commission appointed to investigate the Israeli attack on Gaza in July-August 2014, has published its report which strongly condemns the Israeli attacks on civilian targets which may have been war crimes. However, in a bid to 'balance' the findings of the Israeli atrocities, the report also holds Hamas committing war crimes during Israel's aggression on Gaza last summer.
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China-India border standoff ends: India pulls troops from disputed area The border dispute between China and India ended Monday (August 28, 2017) as India agreed to China's demand to pull out troops from the disputed Doklam territory. India said on Monday it had agreed with China to pull back troops to end a months-long face-off along a disputed Himalayan region.
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Indian Army chief: Bangladeshi influx into north-eastern India is part of Pakistan's proxy war with China's help A planned influx of people from Bangladesh into India's north-eastern region is underway as part of a proxy war being waged by Pakistan, with support from China, to keep the area disturbed, said Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday (Feb 21).
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Why Putin virtually forced Armenia to surrender to Azerbaijan? Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian announced on Monday night that he has "painfully" signed an agreement with the leaders of Azerbaijan and Russia to end the war with Azerbaijan. Russian President allowed the fighting to continue as Armenia suffered heavy losses? Many analysts believe, Putin perhaps wanted to punish Armenia for its pro-US and pro-NATO policies.
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Mass graves discovery gives a new twist to the issue of Baloch missing persons Discovery of three mass graves in Khuzdar has given a new twist to the issue of the missing persons in Pakistan's Balochistan province. The Deputy Commissioner of Khuzdar Abdul Waheed Shah on Tuesday confirmed the discovery of the three mass graves.
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China again warns India on border dispute as Sikkim standoff continues India must withdraw its troops on the Doklam plateau or "face consequences", said Liu Jinsong, Chinese Deputy Chief of Mission in New Delhi on Thursday.
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25 percent of Muslim voters undecided in presidential election At least 25 percent of American Muslim registered voters are still undecided about who to vote for in this November's presidential election, according to a survey released Wednesday (Oct 24, 2012). The survey also indicates that 91 percent of registered Muslim voters will go to the polls on November 6.
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In a major power shakeup: Saudi king appoints his son Mohammed bin Salman as new crown prince Saudi Arabia's king Wednesday (June 21) appointed his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, replacing his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, as first in line to the throne.
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Florida, Oklahoma poised to pass anti-Sharia bills As anti-Muslim bigotry creeps into state legislatures around the country, Florida and Oklahoma law makers are poised to pass the so-called anti-Sharia bills. On April 8 Oklahoma legislature moved one step closer to passing anti-Sharia bill when the state Senate approved on a 40-3 vote the bill HB 1060. On the same day a committee of Florida Senate passed a similar bill.
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India alarmed at Saudi oil refinery project in strategic Gawadar port Pakistan's latest announcement about Saudi Arabia's investment in an oil refinery at the strategic port of Gwadar has set alarm bells ringing in India.James M. Dorsey, a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, says that Saudi' oil refinery in Gwadar Port could threaten Iran's India-backed Chabahar Port.
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Amid U.S. restrictions, China is closer to microchip independence China has recently made new breakthroughs in its 7nm chip-making process, developing tools and know-how as breakthroughs reported in homegrown semiconductor development and advanced EUV lithography machines. It appears that US attempts to enforce trade restrictions on China over semiconductor chips, has done what many analysts predicted it has awakened a sleeping giant, according to Dave Makichuk of Asia Times.
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Obama's reset rhetoric is unlikely to translate into meaningful policy change in the Middle East President Barack Obama delivered a major foreign policy speech Thursday on historic changes in the Middle East. This was his second major address about America's relationship with the Muslim world which may be dubbed as Cairo-2. There were at least two parts to the president's speech. In the first part he outlined his administration's response to the "Arab Spring."
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American Muslim civil advocacy groups join international calls for probe into Morsi's death The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a conglomerate of major American Muslim civil-advocacy groups, Tuesday (June 18) joined international calls for an investigation into the death of the former President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo's kangaroo court.
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Religion and Politics in Pakistan In a replay of 1977 anti-government demonstration against the government of Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the government of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is facing violent protests by religious parties to destabilize the newly elected government.
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Pakistan considers dumping dollar for yuan in trade with China The government of Pakistan is considering a proposal to start using the Chinese yuan in trade with China, according to the Minister for Interior and Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal.
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American Muslims fear backlash over Paris massacre American Muslim organizations have strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that killed 12 people but expressed fear of possible backlash and retribution against Muslims in America and Europe.
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Don't take your innovative science project to school if you are Muslim! A 14-year old Muslim student takes his science project to school. Instead of appreciating his talent the school teachers call police. The teen ager is interrogated for one and a half hour. Taken to juvenile prison, fingerprinted and photographed like a criminal. During this ordeal he was not allowed to contact his parents.
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Islamophobia in Romania: Lawsuit filed against building of a mosque in Bucharest Amid anti-Islam and anti-Muslim euphoria, fomented by opportunist right-wing politicians, a lawsuit has been filed in Bucharest against building a mosque in the Romanian capital.
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German lawmaker accused of links with anti-Erdogan Gulen movement In a new low point in Bonn-Istanbul relations, Turkey has linked Michelle Muntefering, a German lawmaker for the Social Democratic Party (SPD), with the supporters of self-exiled Turkish cleric Gehullah Gulen accused of master-minding the abortive coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in July 2016.
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Soft Martial Law is being imposed in Pakistan Perhaps following the example of Egypt, the US-client government of Mian Nawaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, has extended military courts jurisdiction all over Pakistan.
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Pakistan expels Indian envoy for revoking Kashmir's special status In worsening relations between the nuclear-armed neighbors in the aftermath of India's move to strip Kashmir's special status, Pakistan on Wednesday announced it was expelling the Indian ambassador and suspending bilateral trade.
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American Muslim groups condemn series of terror attacks American Muslim groups have condemned a series of deadly terror attacks on a US-owned French gas factory, a Tunisian tourist resort and a mosque in Kuwait
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American Muslims alarmed at killing of worshipers in Virginia and United Kingdom The seven-million strong American Muslim Community was alarmed at the killings of worshippers in Virginia and the British capital, London.
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Pakistan's tense relations with its three neighbors The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday (May 8) that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront militants who carry out cross-border attacks. Ten Iranian border guards were killed by militants on April 26. Iran said Jaish-al-Adl (the Army of Justice), a militant group, had shot the guards with long-range guns, fired from inside Pakistan.
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American Muslims 17 years after 9/11 17 years after 9/11 terrorist attacks, American Muslims remain on the receiving end since 9/11/2001 but their plight has taken a new twist under President Donald Trump whose anti-Muslim policies alarmingly fomented hate crimes against them.
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It doesn't end with Babri Mosque: The dispute may casts a long shadow on the future of mosques in India India's Supreme Court on Saturday granted Hindus permission to build a temple at the centuries-old site of Babri Mosque demolished in 1992 by Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) led right-wing mobs.
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Amid Sikkim stand-off, Chinese troops enter into Indian territory, Barahoti Chinese troops entered one kilometer into Indian territory and threatened shepherds grazing cattle in the Barahoti area of Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, Indian officials said on Monday, July 31.
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From bloody border clash to trade war between China & India India is reportedly putting some containers from China on hold during clearance for all-round inspection and scrutiny amid the recent stand-off between the two nations, following a fatal border clash, China's Global Times said Thursday.
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Pakistan warns: India plans attack on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor installations in Gilgit Pakistan's Federal Ministry of Interior says that India has made a plan to attack the installations of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Gilgit-Baltistan, in a bid to sabotage the multi-billion mega project, the daily Dawn reported Monday (Feb. 5).
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Bridagier Ali a scapegoat for rising anti-Americanism in Pakistan Army Former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Mirza Aslam Beg does not believe that Brigadier Ali Khan and four other officers have been arrested on the grounds of having contacts with a banned organization, the Hizb-ut-Tehrir. "There are some other reasons behind these arrests, which, the present army leadership is concealing," he told The News, a leading newspaper of Pakistan.
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Is BRICS a crumbling bloc? The 8th summit of BRICS, a bloc of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, ended in Goa, India on Sunday (October 16) with a lengthy communique' dubbed as Goa Declaration.The 7,000 plus words document covers a range of measures, including establishing a new credit ratings agency, fighting tax evasion and combating terrorism.
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Turkey three years after the abortive coup against President Erdogan Turkey commemorated Monday the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt, allegedly orchestrated by the US-based self-exiled Turkish Imam Fethullah Gulen.Turkey marks July 15 as Democracy and National Unity Day. The day is commemorated with events honoring those who lost their lives beating back the putschists.
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Pakistan joins China's Beidou Satellite System; abandons GPS Pakistan has become the first foreign country to use China-based global positioning system, BeiDou, following a bilateral agreement aimed at strengthening cooperation in satellite navigation system, Chinese officials have said.
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Hagia Sophia opens as mosque after 86 years as Saudi Arabia accuses Erdogan of misreading the history Turkey's iconic Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque reopened for worship on Friday for the first time in 86 years as Saudi Arabia accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of misreading the history. "Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque is a cultural heritage of humanity as a whole. It was a mosque and was reverted back into a mosque," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said following the prayers.
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Taliban join Moscow peace talks on Afghanistan "Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests." Henry Kissinger rephrased it: "America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests."This applies to Russia which hosted the Taliban for peace talks in Moscow attended by Afghanistan, India, Iran, China, Pakistan and five Central Asia States with the US as observer.Tellingly, the Taliban is banned from operating in Russia.
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Some 144 people have been executed since US-client Field Marshal Sisi seized power in 2013 Some 144 people have been executed since US-client Field Marshall President Abdul Fatah el-Sisi seized power overthrowing the elected President Mohammad Morsi in July 2013, the Times reported on Sunday (May 26).
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Former President Mohamed Morsi dies in Egypt's kangaroo court Egypt's former President Mohamed Morsi died in a kangaroo court Monday (June 17). The public prosecutor said the 67-year-old Morsi collapsed in a defendants' cage in the courtroom and was pronounced dead in hospital.
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Indian army denies cross-border raid on Pakistan controlled Kashmir Indian Army sources have denied reports in a web magazine that Indian forces had crossed over the Line of Control near Uri to avenge the killing of 18 of its soldiers killed in Uri last week. The Times of India quoted the Indian Army sources as saying that no such action had been undertaken and the account was incorrect.
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Turkey, Russia, Iran agree on steps to restore peace in Syria Turkey, Iran and Russia have announced the formation of a committee to draft a new Syrian constitution as first step in a political solution to 8-year war in Syria and condemned the U.S. decision to recognize Syria's occupied Golan Heights as Israeli territory.
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India's nuclear strategy shifting from Pakistan to China India continues to modernize its nuclear arsenal, with at least three new weapon systems now under development to complement or replace existing nuclear-capable aircraft, land-based delivery systems, and sea-based systems. Several of these systems are nearing completion and will soon be combat-ready, Hans M. Kristensen and Matt Korda, the authors of the study "Indian nuclear forces, 2020", have pointed out.
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India alarmed at Pakistan-Russia joint military exercise India is alarmed at the first Pakistan-Russia two-week joint military exercise which began Saturday, September 24. Around 70 Russian soldiers and officers along with some 130 Pakistani counterparts are taking part in the war games called Friendship 2016. The Russian Television (RT) said the name is a symbolical reference to the old Cold War tensions between Moscow and Islamabad.
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Fourth Court of Appeal declares Trump's 'Muslim Ban 3.0' unconstitutional A panel of 13 judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., Thursday (February 15) declared Trump's Muslim ban (3.0) illegal and unconstitutional.
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Turkey one year after the failed coup Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday there will be no mercy for traitors.Speaking at a rally in Istanbul to mark one year of a failed coup, Erdogan warned to "chop off the heads" of traitors.The opposition says his call for "chopping off the heads" may return the capital punishment abolished in August 2002, in a bid to join the European Union.
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Anti-Muslim bias lawsuit against the US Commission on International Religious Freedom A Muslim woman has filed a lawsuit against the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) alleging that she was sacked by the commission because of her religion. Ironically, the commission is assigned to advocate religious freedom globally.
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Abandon Islam to make peace with India: Indian General tells Pakistan As the ruling Bhartia Janta Party and its affiliates seek to see India a HINDU state by 2013, Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has said that Pakistan has to abandon Islam and become a secular state for peace with India.
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Cows are safer in Modi's India than Muslims According to Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, between 2014 and March 2018, 45 people were killed in mob lynchings across nine states in India. In the latest example, a group of villagers beat to death 28-year-old Akbar Khan in Rajasthan's Alwar district, an incident that came to light just five days after the Supreme Court urged the Center to frame a law to curb lynchings.
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Pakistan accuses India of sponsoring terrorist attack on Karachi Stock Exchange Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and National Security Advisor Dr Moeed Yusuf have accused India for sponsoring Monday's terrorist attack on Karachi Stock Exchange which left the four terrorist and four security official killed.
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The Federal CVE program remains cause of concern for civil advocacy groups Civil advocacy organizations and Muslim groups have expressed grave concern about the Federal Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program that was a focus of Feb 17-19 White House summit on terrorism. Many groups are concerned that countering extremism programs that only focus on Muslim communities ignore the real threat of extremists in other communities while increasing negative public sentiment toward American Muslims.
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Kabul regime offers amnesty to the Taliban in a bid to end 16-year war US-client Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Wednesday (Feb 28) proposed the recognition of the Taliban as a legitimate political group, as part of a process that could lead to peace negotiations and put an end to more than 16 years of war.
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China-Iran mega economic, security deal is bad news for Israel With Iran and China working on a multibillion-dollar 25-year economic and security deal, Israel has many reasons to be concerned and even alarmed, says Lahav Harkov of Jerusalem Post. China would gain power and influence in Iran, a diplomatic card it can play with respect to the US and garner greater leverage in the Gulf. For Israel, the potential for damage from such an agreement is clear, Harkov said.
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Muslim Americans mourn the death of Dr. Jack Shaheen The seven-million-strong American Muslim community Sunday (July 9) mourned the death of Dr. Jack G. Shaheen, a prolific author and professor whose career centered on dismantling stereotypes of Muslims and Arabs in the US media. He was perhaps most famous for his book "Reel Bad Arabs," where he chronicled over 900 movies where Arabs were represented negatively.
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Terrorism in Pakistan -- the Indian factor US Secretary of defense designate Chuck Hagel suggested in a previously unreleased 2011 speech that India has for many years sponsored terrorist activities against Pakistan in Afghanistan. In a speech, delivered at Oklahoma's Cameron University, Chuck Hagel said: "India for some time has always used Afghanistan as a second front, and India has over the years financed problems for Pakistan on that side of the border."
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Freedom of Speech V. Freedom of Religion: Anti-Islam armed rally outside Phoenix mosque Amid rthe ecent rise in Islamophobia, an anti-Islam rally was held on Friday (May 29, 2015) outside the Phoenix mosque. This was the second anti-Islam rally outside this mosque within two weeks. The first one, held on May 17, garnered far less public and social media attention. Last Friday's anti-Islam rally gained attention around the country on social media.
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Tension erupts as Chinese troops enter Indian territory destroying bunkers A major scuffle has erupted along the India-China border as Chinese troops entered the Indian state of Sikkim and destroyed two Indian bunkers. Chinese troops also engaged in a fight with Indian troops, who were guarding the border at the location.
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China boosts air defenses in western region as Indian border row simmers China's air force is trying to boost its capability at high altitudes over its far western airbases amid simmering tensions with India, sending more advanced fighter jets to the area, South China Morning Post reported Thursday (Feb 22).
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American Muslims 16 years after 9/11 The seven-million strong American Muslim community, though, remains under siege since 9/11/2001 but their plight has taken a new twist under President Donald Trump whose anti-Muslim policies alarmingly fomented hate crimes against them.
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Monitoring mosques on the pretext of keeping America safe The seven-million strong American Muslim community was alarmed at the suggestion of Republican presidential candidates to putting mosques under surveillance on the pretext of keeping American safe.
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Yemen - Five years after catastrophic US-backed war Fighting in Yemen continues, five years after Saudi Arabia launched indiscriminate air strikes against Yemen to re-install the government of President Hadi who fled to Saudi Arabia in March 2015. Hadi's government was overthrown by Houthi rebels.
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All roads lead to Tehran: 16th Non-Aligned Movement summit ends Iran's isolation After staying virtually dormant for years, the 51 year-old Non-Aligned Movement of 120 countries took a center stage in Tehran last week which perhaps put on hold Iran's prolonged diplomatic isolation.The summit adopted a document that condemned unilateral sanctions, backed the right of Iran and other states to peaceful nuclear energy, and supported the creation of a Palestinian state.
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US drone attacks intensify as Pakistan Army continues brutal operation in North Waziristan A US drone strike on Thursday (Oct 9) killed at least four suspected fighters in a restive northwestern Pakistani tribal area on the Afghan border taking the death toll from a flurry of such strikes this week to 25, Al Jazeera reported on Friday.The attack took place at Laman village in North Waziristan where the Pakistani military has been waging a brutal operation since June.
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American Muslim groups express solidarity with the Jewish community American Muslim civil-advocacy groups have strongly denounced the killing of worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh PA. In solidarity with the Jewish community two Muslim organizations have raised around $200,000 to help victims and their families of the synagogue shooting.
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Hate crimes against minorities continue in the aftermath of Modi's landslide victory While the entire country was seeing a video clip of Muslim youths being thrashed black and blue on the suspicion of carrying beef, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a meeting of National Democratic Alliance's newly elected members of Parliament, Times of India reported.
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If a guy named Mohammad blew up Texas church? 'If a guy named Mohammad blew up that church yesterday. O my God, O my God, Washington would be on fire," says MSNBC Moring Joe Host.
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US drops its most powerful non nuclear bomb on Afghanistan: Muslim lands are testing ground for dangerous weapons? The U.S. Thursday (April 13) dropped a bomb with an explosive force equal to 11 tons of TNT on a cave complex used by the Afghanistan branch of the , the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Pentagon said.The 9,797kg GBU-43 was dropped from a MC-130 aircraft in Achin district of Nangarhar province, close to the border with Pakistan, according to the Pentagon.
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American Muslims shocked at Newt Gingrich call to test and deport Muslims The seven million strong American Muslim community was shocked at the impractical, inhuman and unconstitutional suggestion of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich calling for Inquisition-style religious "testing" and possible deportation of "every person here who is of a Muslim background."
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Pakistan beats India in nuclear arsenal, SIPRI India and Pakistan appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals, according to Swedish think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Year Book 2021 released on Monday. According to the SIPRI year book, India possessed an estimated 156 nuclear warheads at the start of 2021 compared to 150 at the start of last year, while Pakistan had 165 warheads, up from 160 in 2020.
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Major American Muslim civil advocacy group receives extermination threat The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) said Wednesday (June 28) it received a letter threatening extermination, torture, and rape just hours before receiving an award from the New York City Council for the civil rights organization's work helping hate crime victims, mobilizing against President Trump's 'Muslim Bans,' and fighting for social justice.
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Turkish President Erdoğan visits Saudi Arabia to reset Ankara-Riyadh relations President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Saturday ended a two-day visit to reset Turkish-Saudi relations. During the visit, Erdoğan met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as well as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and discussed various international, regional and bilateral issues.
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Peter King continues anti-Muslims witch hunt Republican Rep. Peter King continued his anti-Muslim witch hunt Wednesday with his congressional hearing on the so-called "radicalization" of American Muslims. This time the focus of his hearing was the Somali community. This was King's third such hearing that came five days after the Oslo Massacre by the right-wing terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik who was perhaps radicalized by a group of anti-Muslim American bloggers.
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Pakistan factor in China's border clashes with India Tensions between China and India over the border go back decades and erupted into war in 1962, but observers say that this time the main driver of the conflict was not the line dividing the two players but wider strategic interests involving a third country - China's "iron brother" Pakistan, according to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post (SCMP).
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Pakistan Army seeks Iran's assistance in dealing with militants after six soldiers killed in Balochistan Pakistan Army Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday sought Iran's cooperation in dealing with Baloch militants allegedly operating from its soil.General Bajwa called Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri against the backdrop of last Friday's attack on a Frontier Corps patrol in Balochistan's Kech district in which six troops, including Major Nadeem Bhatti, were killed.
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Paris attacks foment anti-Muslim sentiments globally Paris terrorist attacks, which killed 130 people, have fomented anti-Islam and anti-Muslim sentiments (Islamophobia) in Australia, Europe and the United States.The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), an organization of 57 Muslim majority states, says that in the wake of attacks in Paris, hatred and Islamophobia had reached "alarming levels."
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Iraqi politicians denounce Trump's visit to Baghdad, demand pullout of US troops Several Iraqi political leaders Thursday (Dec 27) condemned US President Donald Trump's unannounced brief visit to Iraq as a violation of their country's sovereignty and demanded the departure of American troops from their country.Politicians from both blocs of Iraq's divided Parliament called for a vote to expel U.S. troops and promised to schedule an extraordinary session to debate the matter.
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Putin says insulting Prophet Muhammad is not a freedom of expression Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that insulting Prophet Muhammad does not count as an expression of artistic freedom but is a "violation of religious freedom." Putin made these remarks during his annual press conference in Moscow on Thursday, adding that insults to Prophet Muhammad were a violation of "the sacred feelings of people who profess Islam".
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American Muslims dismayed at Supreme Court decision to implement Trump's Muslim Ban 3.0 The seven-million strong American Muslim community was dismayed Tuesday (Dec 4) over the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow President Trump's "Muslim Ban 3.0" to be implemented until the court makes a final decision about the executive action's constitutionality.
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Hindu mob lynched Indian Muslim over refusal to praise Hindu gods Yet in another instance of Hindutva terrorism, a mob in the Indian state of Jharkhand thrashed and lynched a Muslim man for refusing to chant "Jai Shri Ram" (hail the deity Ram) and "Jai Hanuman" (hail the deity Hanuman).
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Hawaii judge extends order blocking Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0 Hawaii Federal Judge Derrick Watson extended his order blocking President Trump's travel ban to six Muslim majority countries Wednesday, as the state's attorney general denounced the executive order as a "Muslim ban".
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President Trump welcomes Egyptian dictator, the butcher of Cairo President Donald Trump Monday, April 3, 2017, welcomed the Egyptian military dictator, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who assumed the title of Field Marshal after arresting and deposing the democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.
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'Butcher of Kabul' returns to Kabul in an Afghan peace deal Lord Palmerston, the 19th-century British Prime Minister, has famously said: "The Great Britain has no friends, no enemies, but only interests." It was rephrased by Henry Kissinger as "America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests." This applies to current Afghan politics where Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a former anti-Soviet "mujahideen" commander, arrived in the capital on Thursday (May 4) under a peace deal.
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Putin offers Russian missile defense system to protect Saudi oil installations In the aftermath of Houti rebels drone attack on Saudi oil installations, President Vladimir Putin Monday offered Russian missile system to Saudi Arabia which now relies on American armaments including Patriot Missile system.
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Ibaadatkhana movement launched to promote peace in South Asia Ibaadatkahna, a non-partisan movement, has been launched at a unity dinner held at the Chandni Restaurant, Newark CA, to promote peace in South Asia.The Unity event was attended by people from various faiths.
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Scandal escalates to defame the Chief Justice of Pakistan Not surprisingly, the scandal to defame the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry through a conspiracy to entrap his family has escalated with the conspirator, Malik Riaz - a real estate tycoon - accusing the Chief Justice of knowing his business dealings with his son Dr.Arsalan Iftikhar.
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Taliban warns against US military bases in region The Afghan Taliban warned neighboring countries on Wednesday not to allow the US army to use their military bases and airspace against Afghanistan. "We urge our neighboring countries not to allow anyone to take such a decision. If such step is taken, it will be a great and historic mistake and disgrace," Taliban spokesman Mujahid said in a statement written in the Pashto language and shared with Anadolu Agency.
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Egypt's executions spree alarms UN HR Commissioner The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed deep shock over the execution of 20 people in Egypt within one week, amid concerns that due process and fair trial guarantees did not appear to have been followed.
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Saudi Arabia approves India-Israel flights via its airspace Saudi Arabia has granted Air India approval to operate direct flights from Delhi to Tel Aviv using Saudi airspace, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported Wednesday (Feb 7).
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The Post-Abortive-Coup On Wednesday, July 20, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey in order to hunt down all those deemed to be behind an attempted coup. The state of emergency was needed "in order to remove swiftly all the elements of the terrorist organization involved in the coup attempt," he told a press conference.
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District Judge Strikes Down Texas Anti-Israeli Boycott Law Judge Pitman of the Western District of Texas Thursday (April 25) issued a 56-page opinion striking down H.B. 89, the Texas Anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) Act, as facially unconstitutional.
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United Nations panel calls for end to Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory The United Nations has overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling for Palestinian self-determination and end to Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory since 1967. The resolution was approved on Thursday by the UN General Assembly's Third Committee the committee that deals with human rights and humanitarian affairs. It was passed 163 to 5, with 10 abstentions.
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USA Today reports: Post-election spate of hate crimes worse than post-9/11 "What may seem like a dramatic rise in the number of hate harassment and hate incidents happening across the country in the wake of Tuesday's general election is not in anyone's imagination," USA Today quoted experts as saying.
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China and India digging in for permanent militarization of LAC Both China and India say they want to resolve their military stand-off in the Himalayas. But 19 months after the first showdown Beijing and New Delhi are digging in for what appears to be a permanent border confrontation, according to South China Morning News? This is the question analysts are asking amid a deadlock in military-level talks after the 13th round of talks in October ended in a bitter blame game. .
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BJP MP Vinay Katiyar says: Muslims should not stay in India, migrate to Bangladesh or Pakistan Vinay Katiyar, a leading Member of Parliament (MP) of the ruling Bharatiy Janata Party (BJP), said Wednesday that the Muslims should not stay in India and should go to Bangladesh or Pakistan.
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China, Arab countries adopt action plan to deepen cooperation The 9th ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum, held via video link on Monday, adopted the Amman Declaration and an action plan for the forum to deepen cooperation and ties between China and Arab states, Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday. The forum was established in 2004 by then-Chinese President Hu Jintao when he visited the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.
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Three Days after bloody clash, China frees 10 Indian soldiers Three days after bloody clashes in the Galwan Valley of Ladakh which left 20 Indian soldiers dead, the Chinese on Thursday released 10 Indian Army personnel, including a Lieutenant Colonel and three Majors, from their custody.
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'Turkey is the actual target of the Israel-UAE deal' An asymmetric alliance of countries that share the common goal of limiting Turkey's influence in the region has been brewing for some time and the heralding of existing clandestine ties between these two countries (UAE and Israel) only goes to show that the alliance is now solidified, leading Turkish Daily Sabah said in an opinion piece on Saturday.
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Trump administration appeals Hawaii court ruling on Muslim travel ban The administration late Friday appealed directly to the U.S. Supreme Court against the latest decision by a Hawaii District Court to limit the scope of President Trump's Muslim travel ban.
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Biden administration likely to maintain CIA Death Squads in Afghanistan As the U.S. withdraws its forces from Afghanistan, the unaccountable militias it has nurtured are beginning to look like a valuable proxy for regular military forces under the leadership of Joe Biden, who as vice president advocated a lighter military footprint and greater focus on counterterrorism in Afghanistan, says Andrew Quilty of The Intercept.
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China reaffirms claim to Galwan Valley that was a flashpoint in 1962 war A day after India rejected China's claim of sovereignty over Galwan Valley, at the heart of a tense border standoff between the two sides, Beijing on Friday said the region is on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control and had been patrolled by its troops for "many years".
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2013: Another hard year for American Muslims Year after year we wrote about the eroding civil rights as the biggest challenge for the seven-million strong American Muslims in the post-9/11 America. However, after the Snowden revealations that the National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting data on each and every US citizen, the civil rights of everybody now stand abriged.
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Amid border standoff: Chinese expert warns of troops entering Indian-controlled Kashmir India has exposed itself to China's interference in (Indian-controlled) Jammu & Kashmir by sending Indian troops to disrupt Chinese soldiers from building a road in the Donglang region, a Chinese expert said Saturday (July 9).
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The Politics of Jerusalem & the Arab World Fulfilling his election promise, President Donald Trump announced, on December 6, recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. However, this reversal of long-time U.S. policy did not come out of blue. A series of reports published since December 6 unveil the role of major Arab countries in Trump's not-unexpected announcement.
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Attacks against minorities by Hindu extremist groups continue in India: US Report The US State Department in its annual 2018 International Religious Freedom Report says mob attacks by violent extremist Hindu groups against the minority communities, particularly Muslims, continued in India in 2018, amid rumors that victims had traded or killed cows for beef and the authorities often protected perpetrators from prosecution.
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Human Rights group alarmed at extra-judicial killings of MQM workers' by para-military force in Pakistan Human right groups are alarmed at the spate of deaths of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) workers in the custody of para-military force in Karachi. The MQM has called these brutal deaths as extra-judicial killings.
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American Muslims fear demonization of Islam after San Bernardino mass shooting American Muslim groups have expressed fear that San Bernardino mass shooting on Wednesday would add fuel to the rising anti-Islamic feeling. The FBI announced on Friday (Dec. 4) that the mass killing is probed as an act of terrorism. Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik opened fire on attendees at a holiday party for county workers, killing 14 and injuring 21.
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Cynthia McKinney held briefly on return from Pakistan On December 12, former six-term Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney was detained briefly at Atlanta airport while entering the United States on her return from a visit to Pakistan where she campaigned for the release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui who is serving 86-year imprisonment for her alleged attempt to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan Commission Failed to Complete Probe of bin Laden Assassination With the majority of Pakistanis skeptical about the assassination of Osama bin Laden, Pakistan's judicial commission entrusted to probe the assassination had failed to do so until now.
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Pakistan warns India against any misadventure Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said Saturday (January 13) that Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's remarks about Pakistan amount to "invitation for nuclear encounter".
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Pakistan Supreme Court to decide the fate of Prime Minister after damning corruption probe report The Supreme Court of Pakistan is expected to decide the fate of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif when it takes up the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report on Monday, July 17. The JIT has charged the ruling family with perjury, having disproportionate income and living beyond their means.
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American Muslims reject Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel American Muslim civil advocacy groups Thursday (Dec 7) vehemently opposed President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
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Indians disappointed at sparse reference to India in John Bolton's new book The voluminous book mentions India twice along with China, twice along with Pakistan, twice with reference to Iran's oil sales, once with reference to trade, once with reference to nuclear non-proliferation, once with reference to Russian sale of S-400 missiles and once in the context of a comment by President Donald Trump on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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After annexing disputed Kashmir territory: India reiterates claim over Pakistan-administered Kashmir Pakistan occupied (read administered) Kashmir (PoK) is a part of India and New Delhi expects to have physical jurisdiction over it one day, Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday (Sept 17). "Our position has, is and will always be very clear on PoK, that it is part of India and we expect one day we will have physical jurisdiction over it," he told reporters in New Delhi.
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Trump is a winner; Modi is a loser ! The grand welcome organized by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for US President Donald Trump beginning from Gujarat, a home state of Modi, was expected, writes Counter Current columnist Dr. Rahul Kumar. Modi, is an event-manager, this is a well known fact.
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Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's 3rd Muslim travel ban A federal judge in Hawaii on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump's third Muslim travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect on Wednesday October 18. Trump issued a proclamation on September 24 restricting travel to the US from nationals of eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela.
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Trump's deportation priorities aim at creating fear The Trump administration is implementing new deportation priorities with the aim of creating fear as people are lifted from highly sensitive locations like schools, courts and places of worship, says Julia R Wilson of OneJustice. She was of the view that the Trump administration doesn't believe in ANY immigration.
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Qatar signs $12 billion deal to buy 36 F-15 jets as US warships arrive in Qatar for military exercise In a paradoxical development in the current Saudi-Qatari dispute, Qatar and the United States Wednesday signed a deal to buy F-15 fighter jets for $12 billion while two US warships arrived in Qatar for joint exercise. Tellingly, the $12-billion-dollar deal was signed despite Qatar being criticized by U.S. President Donald Trump for supporting "terrorism."
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August 2 marks 30th commemoration of Iraqi invasion of Kuwait On August 2, 1990, I woke up from the boom of a low-flying aircraft. I realized that there is something wrong because last night the Kuwait TV news, where I was chief editor, had reported that talks in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on defusing an explosive crisis in the Persian Gulf collapsed because "Kuwait did not give in to Iraqi demands to write off ... debts and to relinquish some of its territory."
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Toward a Kashmir Endgame? How India and Pakistan Could Negotiate a Lasting Solution Kashmir has once again emerged as a major flash point between South Asia's nuclear-armed rivals, India and Pakistan, says a report released by the US Institute of Peace on August 5. The Indian government's insistence on Kashmir being a purely domestic issue is "a fiction maintained only by a large security presence", said a USIP report.
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Turkey hosts first Antalya Diplomacy Forum Turkey held the first "Antalya Diplomacy Forum" under the theme: "Innovative Diplomacy: New Era, New Approaches." Largely ignored by mainstream western media, June 18-20 Antalya Diplomacy Forum brought together 10 heads of state and government, 42 foreign ministers, three former heads of state and government, and more than 50 representatives of international organizations or former government officials.
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In a strategic move: Beijing to build Bhasha Dam as part of China-Pakistan-Economic-Corridor In a strategic move, China has signed a staggering contract worth $5.8 billion for constructing Diamer-Bhasha Dam as part of $60 billion China-Pakistan-Economic-Corridor (CPEC).
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Indian police absolved of murky encounter killing 8 escaped Muslim prisoners Not unexpectedly, a commission of enquiry has absolved the Indian police in the infamous murky Bhopal encounter wherein eight alleged SIMI activists were gunned down 12 kilometer from Bhopal city after they allegedly escaped from the high-security Bhopal Central Jail.
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ICJ rejects urgent verdict on India's appeal to stay execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Monday (May 15) reserved its judgment on India's appeal for a provisional stay on the execution of its citizens, Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, who was convicted of espionage and sentenced to death last month by Pakistan.
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Fabricating a fig leaf of democracy in Egypt A fig leaf of democracy is being developed in Egypt amid persecution of opposition, mass executions and imposition of state of emergency to give wide powers to suppress all kind of dissent of a quazi-military government of US-client President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi who deposed Egypt's first democratically elected President Mohammad Morsi in July 2013.
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Fresh bid to declare nuclear-armed Pakistan a terrorist state Ted Poe, a Republican Congressman, has introduced legislation in the House of Representatives proposing that the nuclear-armed Pakistan should be declared a state sponsor of terrorism.
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China intruded in Ladakh and Arunachal but Modi's govt is in Denial says The Quint India has become a little smaller and China just got a bit bigger, Rohit Khanna of the Quint says, adding: "It is now clear we have lost control of the land on our side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at Depsang, at the Galwan Valley, at Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh and at least 3 areas along our border with China in Arunachal Pradesh as well."
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China slams Indian Army chief's remarks on Doklam border dispute China on Monday (Jan 15) slammed comments by the Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat for calling Doklam a disputed territory. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said his "unconstructive" comments not helpful for maintaining peace at the borders.
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US condemns brutal lynching of Tabrez Ansari, urges Modi govt to curb violence The US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Wednesday strongly condemned lynching of Tabrez Ansari, a Muslim, in Jharkhand and called on the government to take concrete actions to prevent this kind of violence and intimidation.
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It is a Confluence of Civilizations: Beijing Conference refutes Huntington's Clash of Civilizations worldview China hosted a two-day Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC), to boost exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilizations. The CDAC theme was "Exchanges and Mutual Learning among Asian Civilizations and A Community with A Shared Future." Alluding to Huntington's theory of Clash of Civilizations, Chinese Prsident Xi Jinping told the inaugural session that no civilization is superior over others.
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Pakistan forms Commission to probe external debt The government of Pakistan on Friday (June 21) appointed an 11-member Commission of Inquiry to determine if increase in external debt between 2008 and 2018 was justified by infrastructure development program or misused by public office-holders of the last two governments of the Pakistan Peoples' Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
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China provides powerful tracking system for Pakistan's ICBM program China has sold Pakistan a powerful tracking system in an unprecedented deal that could speed up the Pakistani military's development of multi-warhead missiles, South China Morning Post has reported.
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Egypt executed 32 people since military coup as dozens remain on death row Egyptian military junta led by US-client Field Marshall Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has executed 32 people since al-Sisi overthrew the first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. At least 64 people are on death row.
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Alarming rise in religious hate crimes in India: Muslims are victims in 58% incidents Religious hate crime cases have increased in India since Narendra Modi's pro-Hindu government came into power in 2014 while more than 50% victims of these incidents are Muslims.
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US lawmakers voice concern on bloodshed in Indian capital as death toll mounts to 27 dead, 200 injured Several US lawmakers have raised concerns over the bloodshed that has erupted in the Indian capital, New Delhi, since Sunday, claiming at least 27 lives in the last three days. Around 200 people were reported injured in the communal violence since Sunday February 23.
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Ladakh Standoff: PLA troops continue building infrastructure along LAC China's intension of disengaging from the troop confrontation in eastern Ladakh seems to be very meek as it appears to be further digging in its heels by continuing to build roads, bridges, helipads among other military infrastructure along the Line of Actual Control in its bid to cover for its troops along the LAC, the Times Now Digital reported on Sunday.
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Chinese Troops conduct maneuvers in high-altitude NW China amid border tensions with India The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has organized a large-scale maneuver operation featuring thousands of paratroopers plus armored vehicles to the country's high-altitude northwestern region over a long distance from Central China's Hubei Province amid border tensions between China and India, Global Times, an organ of the Chinese Community Party reported Sunday (June7).
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Cyprus sold passports to criminals, corrupt politicians for $2.5 million A huge leak of confidential Cypriot government documents obtained by Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit called The Cyprus Papers reveals that dozens of high-level officials and their families bought so-called "golden passports" from Cyprus between late 2017 and late 2019, Al Jazeera reported Monday.
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Civil Advocacy groups disappointed by Supreme Court Order on Muslim Ban 2.0 Civil advocacy groups are disappointed at the Supreme Court order on Muslim Ban 2.0. The Supreme Court of the United States Tuesday (Oct 10) issued an order in Trump vs. International Refugee Assistance Project dismissing the case from its docket. The case had been before the Court after a lower court blocked the President's second attempt to impose a Muslim ban.
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Taliban overrun key district in central Afghanistan The district governor's compound in Jalrez district in Maidan Wardak and the police headquarters have fallen to the Taliban after three days heavy fighting, an Member of Parliament from the province, Mahdi Rasikh, said on Friday.
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Shooters of color are called 'terrorists' and 'thugs.' Why are white shooters called 'mentally ill'? Anthea Butler, an associate professor of religion and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania, commenting on the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, asks why white shooters called 'mentally ill' while African American or Muslim shooters are called terrorists.
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Pakistan, Russia hold third round of joint military exercises Russian troops are participating in joint exercises with the Pakistani army in the northern Pakistani town of Pabbi, 20 miles from the historic town Peshawar.A statement from the Pakistan army's media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) pointed out that this is the third round of joint Pak-Russia exercise since 2016.
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Pakistan's self-exiled leader Altaf Hussain arrested in London after 25 years Pakistan's self-exiled leader Altaf Hussain was arrested on Tuesday (June 11) from his residence in London. He was arrested in an early morning raid by a team of the Scotland Yard.
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Chinese, Indian generals' meeting fails to defuse border standoff Chinese and Indian generals meeting Saturday (June 6) failed to end the latest border standoff between the world's two most populous nuclear nations that has seen thousands of troops sent to both sides of the disputed border. The talks were requested by India and were held at the Border Personnel Meeting Point in Maldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.
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Why Saudi Arabia declines relations with Israel? To stem growing perception in the Arab and Muslim Worlds, after UAE recognized Israel, that the Arab states are abandoning the Palestine cause, Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday that the kingdom would not establish diplomatic ties with Israel until internationally recognized peace was achieved with the Palestinians.
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Hezbollah, Hamas leaders discuss Arab-Israeli ties Leaders of Lebanon's Hezbollah and the Palestinian Hamas movement have met to discuss diplomatic normalization between Israel and Arab countries, media report said Sunday. They stressed the "stability" of the "axis of resistance" against Israel, the Hezbollah-run Al-Manar TV channel reported, without saying where or when the meeting took place.
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Only those Muslims will stay in India who assimilate into Hindu culture Surendra Singh, a legislator of the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has said that once India becomes a "Hindu rashtra", only those Muslims will stay in the country who assimilate into the Hindu culture. "There are a very few Muslims who are patriotic. Once India becomes a Hindu rashtra (Hindu nation), Muslims who assimilate into our culture will stay in India.
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Saudi Arabia is normalizing relations with Israel? A drama series telecast on the Saudi-controlled MBC during the holy month of Ramadan is being seen as a clear signal from Saudi Arabia about its growing ties with Israel, the Brussels Times said Tuesday. The TV series, 'Umm Haroun' (mother of Aaron), begins with a long monologue in Hebrew, in which a Jewish character says "we are the Gulf Jews who were born in the Gulf lands."
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Taliban reportedly deliver American military hardware to Iran An Afghan channel on Telegram monitored pictures of a number of tanks and military vehicles belonging to the Afghan government in Tehran. Meanwhile, photos were published on the Twitter page of the Semnan-Garmsar Police Station in northern Iran, showing a large number of American Humvee armored vehicles being transported by an Iranian army truck from Afghanistan to Iran, the Saudi media Al Arabiya reported on Wed
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Iran expels India from strategic Chahbahar railway project as China-Iran finalize $400 billion deal India was kicked out of key Iran railway project as China finalizes a $400 billion deal with Iran. Iran said that India was delaying funding. The unexpected development comes four years after the two sides had reached an agreement to construct the 628 km rail line along the Iran-Afghanistan border.
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Ladakh stand-off: India, China move heavy weapons close to disputed border The Chinese and Indian Army military are moving in heavy equipment and weaponry including artillery and combat vehicles to their rear bases close to the disputed areas in eastern Ladakh. The two sides remain engaged in a standoff along the troubled region for over 25 days, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported military sources as saying Sunday.
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The number of anti-Muslim hate groups on the rise in US The number of anti-Muslim hate groups nearly tripled from 34 in 2015 to 101 in 2016. That's just one of the dramatic statistics in a new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
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Emergency-like conditions prevail in India Former Indian Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha Wednesday alleged "emergency-line" conditions are prevailing in the country under the present regime and the arrest of five activists on suspicion of Maoist links shows that any voice of dissent is not safe.
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India alarmed at Bhutan-China border agreement China and Bhutan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a Three-Step Roadmap to help speed up long delayed boundary talks, The MoU was signed during a virtual meeting held on Thursday. The roadmap signed by Bhutan and China towards resolving their longstanding boundary dispute could have strategic implications for India's northeastern flank, according to the Turkish news agency TRT.
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Pakistan denies report saying US nearing deal to use Pakistan's airspace for military operations in Afghanistan Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) on Saturday denied a CNN report claiming that a formal agreement for the use of Pakistan's airspace by the United States to conduct military strikes in Afghanistan was close, clarifying that there was "no such understanding" between the two countries. In its report, CNN cited three "sources familiar with the details of a classified briefing" to the US Congress.
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Muslim Ban 3.0: Laptops, tablets banned on Middle East-US flights The United States has banned laptops, e-readers, cameras, tablets, printers, electronic games, and portable DVD players on flights from eight Muslim countries. Passengers on flights originating in eight Muslim countries are prohibited from carrying any electronic device bigger than a mobile phone, the Department of Homeland Security said.
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Hardliner Mullah Fazlullah, Who Ordered Shooting of Malala, Chosen as New Pakistani Taliban Leader The Pakistani Taliban Thursday elected Mullah Fazlullah, a fiery cleric from Swat, to succeed Hakimullah Mehsud who was killed in a US drone attack on November 1. Sheikh Khalid Haqqani from Swabi was elected as his deputy by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
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Armenian community leaders in Turkey denounce U.S. decision on Armenian 'massacre' of 1915 Armenian community leaders in Turkey Saturday denounced U.S. decision on Armenian 'massacre' of 1915. Bedros Sirinoglu, the chief of Armenian Foundations Union in Istanbul, told Anadolu Agency all interventions by those who are not parties to the 2015 events "will only deepen our wounds." Sahak Masalyan, the Armenian Orthodox Patriarch, also criticized the use of 1915 events as a political tool.
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Pakistan's dirty war in Balochistan The deafening blast that ripped through scores of mourners in a Quetta hospital on Monday (August 8) has killed at least 93 people, mainly lawyers, in this year's bloodiest terror attack in Pakistan. The massive explosion occurred when nearly 100 lawyers and some journalists reached the Civil Hospital with the body of Bilal Anwar Kasi, president of the Balochistan Bar Association, who was killed earlier.
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Canadian parliament passes motion against rising Islamophobia The Canadian parliament has passed a landmark anti-Islamophobia and religious discrimination motion that calls on politicians to condemn anti-Islamic behavior and rhetoric. It called on the government to recognize the need to "quell the public climate of fear and hate".
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American Muslims alarmed at CIA-NYPD covert surveillance The seven-million strong Muslim American community is alarmed at the revelation that the New York City Police Department have carried out covert surveillance on Muslims with the help of the CIA.
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China and India reject President Trump's mediation in Ladakh face-off China and India have rejected President Donald Trump's offer to mediate between China and India to end their border standoff in Ladakh. Trump on Wednesday offered to "mediate or arbitrate" the raging border dispute between India and China, saying he was "ready, willing and able" to ease the tensions, amid the continuing standoff between the armies of the two Asian giants.
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San Francisco becomes sixth US city to denounce Indian Citizen Amendment Act San Francisco Wednesday became the sixth US city to pass a resolution against India's anti-Muslim Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The resolution, reaffirming San Francisco as a "welcoming city," comes in the wake of five other cities (Seattle WA, Albany NY, St. Paul MN, Hamtramck MI, Cambridge MA) having passed similar resolutions denouncing the CAA and NRC.
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American Muslims alarmed at White Supremacist terror attacks in New Zealand The seven-million strong American Muslim Community was alarmed at the White Supremacist terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand where gunmen entered the mosques and began to shoot and kill Muslim parishioners indiscriminately during the Friday prayer services. At least 49 Muslims were killed and another 48 injured. New Zealand Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed children among shooting victims.
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President Obama's speech on national security policy draws mixed reaction President Obama's speech on national security has drawn mixed reaction.The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence panel, Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, dismissed the speech as rewarding detainees at Guantanamo who are carrying out hunger strikes. Human rights groups said moving toward a smaller, more transparent drone program would be a positive step, but called on the president to do more.
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Turmoil in Balochistan and the debacle of East Pakistan It is said that history repeats itself. Perhaps it is true in the ongoing strife in Pakistan's largest province, Balochistan. The current wave of socio-economic and political turmoil in Balochistan resembles with the social and political unrest that had led to the separation of East Pakistan and establishment of Bangladesh in December 1971.
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American Muslims 15 years after 9/11/2001 In the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, U.S. Muslims were targeted by a slew of hate crimes, some tragically resulting in loss of life. But 15 years after the attacks, religious tolerance and assimilation into the fabric of the country continues to largely elude Muslims in America, whether they are from Middle Eastern or Asian countries, American-born and bred, white or black.
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Egyptian Kangaroo Courts on death sentences spree An Egyptian kangaroo court Sunday (Nov. 25, 2018) confirmed the penalty after being convicted in the death of Hisham Barakat, who was killed in a car bombing in eastern Cairo in 2015, according to the official MENA news agency.
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24th anniversary: Srebrenica genocide remembered July 11 marks the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, the worst atrocity on European soil since the World War Two. In July, 1995, Serb forces systematically killed more than 8,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys in the UN-protected enclave in Srebrenica, Bosnia.
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Nepal's updated political map sparks controversy in India The Nepali government on Wednesday, May 20, issued a new, map of the country which shows disputed Indian territories of Lipulekh, Kalapani, Limpiyadhura as its own.
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The legacy of Pakistan's 'Father Teresa' Abdul Sattar Edhi Abdul Sattar Edhi, a celebrated famed philanthropist who achieved a saintly status in Pakistan has passed away at the age of 88 on July 8 in Karachi.Motivated by a spiritual quest for justice, over the years Edhi and his team created maternity wards, morgues, orphanages, shelters and homes for the elderly -- all aimed at helping those who cannot help themselves.
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The Supreme Court partially unblocks Trump's Muslim Travel ban The Supreme Court Monday (June 25) allowed parts of President Donald Trump's controversial Muslim ban to go into effect and will hear oral arguments on the case this fall.
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Rewriting Indian history in the image of Hindu chauvinists The Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, a right wing Hindu nationalist political party in the Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, released a Hindu New Year calendar which says that Taj Mahal along with several mosques and monuments from the Mughal era, are "Hindu Temples," Times of India reported Monday (March 19).
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China reaffirms claim over Indian-state of Arunachal Pradesh China has reaffirmed its territorial claim over Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh by destroying 30,000 world maps printed in the country for not mentioning Arunachal Pradesh as part of its territory. The destroyed maps also did not mention Taiwan as part of Chinese territory. Like Taiwan, China claims the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as part of South Tibet.
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Why Pakistan is reluctant to host US military bases Pakistani officials have privately begun confirming a secret visit to Islamabad of CIA Director William Burns and are suggesting that he was firmly told that Pakistan would not host the spy agency's drone bases on its territory, according to the daily Dawn. This comes after New York Times in an article published on June 6 claimed that Mr Burns had travelled to Pakistan.
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China releases new map to buttress its claim over territorial dispute with India as boarder stand-off continues China Friday released a new map to buttress its claim that India had trespassed into Chinese territory earlier last month amid reports that both countries have deployed more troops in the area.
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Kashmir could be next big flashpoint between India and China: US Expert Tensions between India and China have not even cooled down and experts have already warned that Kashmir could emerge as the next big flashpoint between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. And this time, India and China would be joined by the third claimant to Kashmir - Pakistan, EurAsian Times said Friday.
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FBI training material portrays Islam as an indicator of terrorist activity The seven-million strong American Muslim community was shocked to know that the FBI has been using anti-Muslim instructors and Islamophobic materials in counterterrorism training. An article published on Wired Room.com on Wednesday revealed that the FBI training materials teach counterterrorism agents that mainstream American Muslims are likely to be terrorist sympathizers.
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Rising attacks by Baloch separatists increase risks, costs of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project The security risks - and costs - of Belt and Road Initiative projects in Pakistan are rising amid a resurgence of deadly attacks by separatists in southwest Balochistan province, home to the Chinese-operated port of Gwadar, according to Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post.
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West's Trojan Horse, UAE builds airbase on Perim island off Yemen The United Arab Emirates is building an air base on a volcanic island (Perim) off Yemen that sits in one of the world's crucial maritime chokepoints for both energy shipments and commercial cargo, media reports said Wednesday. Perim Island is in the Bab El Mandeb strait, the navigation choke point between the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, the most strategic point in this area.
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Panama Papers scandal: Pakistan Supreme Court verdict favors Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Pakistan's apex court, which has a history of supporting incumbent governments and military dictators, Thursday (April 20) ruled in favor of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the so-called Panamagate money laundering case. Two months after concluding hearings of the case, the apex court gave a 3-2 split judgment favoring Nawaz Sharif by calling for a fresh probe into the money laundering scandal.
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Military option on table if talks fail: Indian General warns China With diplomatic and military talks on resolving the military standoff between Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh not making much headway, Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat Monday said India has "military options" available, but these will be used only if talks fail.
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Pakistan alarmed at Indian nuclear submarine patrol Pakistan Thursday (Nov 8) expressed concern over Indian nuclear submarine patrol.Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, said on Monday (Nov 5) the INS Arihant was a "fitting response to those who indulge in nuclear blackmail".
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India's "Far Right, Hate Filled" 2019 Election Results Puts 200 Million Muslims in Danger Washington Post: Modi's win is a victory for a form of religious nationalism that views India as a fundamentally Hindu nation and seeks to jettison the secularism promoted by the country's founders; The Guardian: Indian politics has likely entered a new era of Hindu nationalist hegemony fuelled by Modi's extraordinary popularity; New York Times: Narendra Modi is one of the most divisive leaders in India.
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After fig leaf polls: Field Marshall el-Sisi sworn-in for second term as President of Egypt Field Marshall Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been sworn for a second four-year term in office as President of Egypt. US-client El-Sisi was army chief when he overthrew Egypt's first freely elected president, Mohamed Morsi, in July 2013. Field Marshall el-Sisi was sworn in following the so-called elections in March last when he received 96.9 percent of the votes.
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On the pretext of Malala episode: Pakistan parliament refuses to launch military operation in North Waziristan As the hype created by the US-client government of Zaradi on the assassination attack on Malala Yusufzai and two of her schoolmates - Kainat and Shazia - fizzled out, Pakistan's Foreign Office said Thursday that the attack should not be linked to other matters. On Tuesday, the government failed to seek the National Assembly's approval to launch a military operation against militants in Northern Waziristan.
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Another round of India-China talks to end border impasse fail India and China held another round of talks on Thursday in an effort to end the more than a three-month-long Ladakh standoff. This was the fifth diplomatic-level talk since the stand-offs started in early May when 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a fist fight.
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Jewish Chronicle criticizes Pakistani YouTubers for extreme anti-Israel position The Jewish Chronicle has bitterly criticized Pakistani YouTubers for their anti-Israel and anti-Jews mind-set and position. The world's biggest video-sharing platform is hosting extreme antisemitism in the Urdu language, the Jewish Chronicle said Friday.
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American Muslim groups welcome decision to end program once used to track Muslims American Muslim civil advocacy groups Thursday (Dec. 22, 2016) welcomed President Barrack Obama's decision to permanently dismantle the regulatory framework behind the National Security Exit-Entry Registration System (NSEERS). CNN quoted Neema Hakim, a DHS spokesman, as saying: "The Department of Homeland Security is removing outdated regulations pertaining to the NSEERs.
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China extends border dispute from Ladakh to Uttarakhand As China-India standoff continued in Ladakh, China has extended the dispute to Uttarakhand, the Central Sector of the 3488-km-long Line of Actual Control that is divided into three sectors; viz Eastern, Central and Western. The Chinese military has raised objections on a structure near the borders in Lipulekh area. Nepal had earlier objected to the new road to Lipulekh Pass, Indian Express said.
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White House hosts anti-terrorism summit The White House held a three-day anti-terrorism summit dubbed as "Countering Violent Extremism Summit," from Tuesday to Thursday (Feb. 17-19). Addressing the summit on Wednesday, President Barack Obama said the United States is not at war with Islam. He told the summit that he wants to discredit the belief that Americans and Westerners in general are at odds with Muslims.
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24 Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death in Egypt An Egyptian kangaroo court on Thursday sentenced 24 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death in two separate cases, the daily Sabah reported. The state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper said the Damanhour Criminal Court ordered the death penalty for 16 defendants affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, including Mohamed Sweidan, a regional leader of the organization, for their involvement in the bombing of a police bus in 2015.
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China reinforces border claims within days of Dalai Lama's visit to India China has renamed six places in Arunachal Pradesh in retaliation against the Dalai Lama's visit to India's easternmost state. The move is apparently aimed at reaffirming Beijing's territorial sovereignty to the region.
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Muslim profiling at US borders escalates during President Trump's first 100 days President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office were a frightening experience for the seven-million strong Muslim American community. According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest American Muslim civil advocacy group, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) profiling of Muslims accounted for 23 percent of cases in the first three months of 2017.
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Undeterred by US sanction threat, Turkey to buy Russian S-400 missiles Turkey is preparing for US sanctions after going ahead with the purchase of Russian military hardware, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Wednesday (May 22).
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Prime Minister of Pakistan hints at nuking India in 'surrender-or-death' scenario Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has warned of "consequences" if nuclear-armed Pakistan ends up losing a conventional war to its nuclear-armed neighbor India.In an interview with Al Jazeera on Saturday (Sept 14), Imran Khan said he "absolutely" believes war with India could be a possibility.
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China again urges India to abide by historic border treaty After a lull of five weeks in the China-India border dispute in Sikkim region, China reiterated Sunday (Oct. 8) that "the Sikkim section of the China- India border has been demarcated by the historical boundary."
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Amid human rights violation: Egyptian kangaroo court sentences 20 people to death A court of Egyptian military leader, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who assumed the title of Field Marshal after overthrowing the elected President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, Monday sentenced 20 supporters of Morsi to death.
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It is no longer Pakistan seeking Chinese support for its adventurism as much as it is the other way around It is no longer Pakistan seeking Chinese support for its adventurism as much as it is the other way around says Retired Lt. General Syed Ata Hasnain. In an article published by the Indian Express General Hasnain argued that the mutuality of interests has increased and military coordination between China and Pakistan has become a larger part of the overall strategy.
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The US mounts pressure on Pakistan Army as Washington-Islamabad relations get worse Washington's latest accusation against the Pakistani spy agency ISI and the purported North Korean letter, claiming transfer of millions of dollars to Pakistani generals, came amid reports that the United States has been pressing the Pakistan Army to allow the posting of a Security Liaison Officer (SLO) at every corps headquarters of the military but the army has rejected the demand considering it a security threat.
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Ladakh Standoff: China deploys long-range rocket launcher 'as deterrent to India' As Ladakh Standoff continues since June 2020, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed an advanced long-range rocket launcher to the Himalayas, in a move aimed at reinforcing China's border defense and acting as a deterrent to India, according to PLA Daily.
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Memogate Scandal Escalates in Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari returned to Pakistan Sunday after assurances from the Army Chief General Ashfaq Kiyani that he will not be implicated in the so-called Memogate scandal that has destabilized Zardari's U.S.-installed government.
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40,000 Chinese troops remain on the Indian territory in Ladakh: NDTV It seems that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is not in a mood to de-escalate the situation on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as it has continued deployment of around 40,000 troops in its front and depth areas for the Eastern Ladakh sector, NDTV of India reported Wednesday.
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Amid ongoing faceoff in Ladakh, Chinese soldiers entered Uttarakhand Around 100 Chinese soldiers entered the Indian territory in Uttarakhand and damaged a bridge in Barahoti area before retreating back to China, the Economic Times reported Tuesday. According to the Economic Times, the soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) transgressed at least 5 kilometers inside the Indian territory through the Tunjun-La pass.
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Indian farmers celebrate one year of successful protests Indian farmers marked the one-year anniversary of their successful protest against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's contentious farm laws on Friday, 26 November, with massive gatherings in Delhi, and other places. Despite the repeal of the laws announced by PM Modi last week, farmers have announced that the protest will continue as several of their other demands have not been fulfilled yet.
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'US should support Balochi separatists to curb pro-China policies of Pakistan' American support for Balochi separatists in Pakistan should be considered if Islamabad continues patronizing violent Islamists, says Marilyn Stern, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Addressing a Middle East Forum webinar, Michael Rubin said: The U.S. must be prepared to increase its defense budget and "play hardball" with state adversaries seeking to exploit the vacuum left by the Afghanistan withdrawal. .
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Religion & Politics: US, Vatican clash over China-Vatican agreement The Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, has asserted the Vatican's right to pursue an accord with Beijing on the appointment of bishops that has been strongly criticized by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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Russia-Islamic World Meeting opens in Saudi Arabia The meeting of the Group of Strategic Vision "Russia-Islamic World" opened on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia's city of Jeddah, during which Russia and Islamic states vowed to strengthen cooperation in various fields.
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917 Egyptians sentenced to death since 2013 coup An Egyptian court sentenced eight people to death Tuesday and 50 others to life in prison for their role in a case known as the storming of Helwan police station.
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NYPD declares mosques as terrorist organizations The seven-million strong America Muslim community was shocked to know that the New York Police Department (NYPD) has secretly designated mosques as "terrorist organizations." The Associated Press reported on August 28, 2013 that the designation allowed the police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, even without any evidence of criminal activity.
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China-India border standoff: The Russian Connection It is true that, unlike the US, Russia is not willing to be directly involved as a go-between, but a reduction of tensions and launching talks on border demarcation would be an ideal scenario that it wants to see happen, says Retired Colonel Andrey Akulov.
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Trump offers to mediate in China-India showdown in Ladakh President Donald Trump offered on Wednesday (May 27) to mediate in what he called a "raging" border showdown between India and China in the Himalayas.Trump, who has sought closer ties with India in recent years while also being involved in a tense trade showdown with China, made his offer in a Twitter statement.
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Burqa stunt failed to stir anti-Muslim sentiments in Australian Senate Perhaps taking cue from the Trump-fomented rising tide of ultra-rightists, Neo-Nazis and white supremacists, Australia's right-wing One Nation party leader Pauline Hanson Thursday staged a burqa stunt to stir anti-Muslim sentiments.
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Pakistan declares US-based Gulen's group a terrorist organization Days before Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to Turkey, Pakistan has declared US-based Fethullah Gulen's FETO group a terrorist organization.The Supreme Court on Friday (Dec 28) directed the Ministry of Interior to declare Pak-Turk International Cag Education Foundation (PTICEF) of Gulen group as a 'proscribed organization.'
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Russia Invites US, China, Pakistan for crucial meet on Afghanistan; India left out India has not been invited to a crucial meeting being convened by Russia on the fast-evolving situation in Afghanistan that is expected to see the participation of Pakistan, China and the US. .
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Pakistan develops low-yield nuclear weapons to counter India's limited war doctrine Foreign secretary of Pakistan, Aizaz Chaudhry, has confirmed that his country has made low-yield nuclear weapons to deal with India's so-called cold-start doctrine that envisages limited war against Pakistan.
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Russian ambassador shot dead in Ankara: Fall out of Allepo or abortive anti-Erdogan coup The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was shot in the back and killed Monday (12/19) by a sacked police officer who shouted "Don't forget Aleppo" and "Allahu Akbar" as he opened fire. The ambassador was giving a speech at an Ankara art gallery. In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia must know for sure who was behind the assassination of Russian Ambassador.
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Muslim groups call on President-Elect Trump to respect the rights of all Americans Like millions of voters and minorities, the upset victory of Donald Trump on Tuesday night was not a pleasant situation for the seven-million-strong American Muslim community that was at the receiving end during the controversial 2016 presidential election campaign.
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Global entry privileges for Muslim-American travelers are quietly revoked While the January 27 travel ban may still be affecting American Muslim citizens, some Muslim travelers outside the seven countries targeted by the controversial ban, including naturalized U.S. citizens and green card holders, are indicating that their Global Entry status has been revoked.
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After 61-day brutal border stand-off: China and India begin border-disengagement process under way After 61-day intense stand-off, China and India announced Monday that they had made progress in disengaging frontline troops along a disputed part of their border where a brawl in June left 20 Indian soldiers dead. The disengagement came after China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and India's national security advisor Ajit Doval spoke by phone about the issues along the frontier known as the Line of Actual Control.
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Keeping alive the ghost of Osama Bin Laden A dubious website, the SITE Intelligence Group, has quoted Hamza bin Laden, a son of Osama Bin Laden, as threatening revenge against the U.S. for assassinating his father.The SITE Intelligence Group referred to an audio message of Hamza posted online.
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Militants storm prison in Afghanistan killing 29 people Afghan forces say they have retaken Jalalabad prison after at least 29 people were killed in hours-long battle following a Daesh-claimed attack on the facility, Afghan Ariana TV reported Monday. Another 50 people were wounded in the attack.
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UN Human Rights Council to probe Israel-Gaza conflict as potential 'war crimes' The U.N. Human Right Council has passed a resolution aimed to intensify scrutiny of Israel's treatment of Palestinians, after the U.N. rights chief said Israeli forces may have committed war crimes in their war with Hamas. The 11-day conflict killed at least 248 in Gaza, including 66 children and 39 women. In Israel, 12 people also died, including two children, before both sides agreed to a ceasefire.
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US approves release of 73-year-old Pakistani prisoner at Guantanamo A 73-year-old from Pakistan who is the oldest prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre was notified on Monday that he has been approved for release after more than 16 years in custody at the US base in Cuba, the daily Dawn reported. Saifullah Paracha, who has been held on suspicion of ties to Al Qaeda but never charged with a crime, was cleared by the prisoner-review board.
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Qatar to invest $15 billion in Turkish financial markets as Ankara-US relations hit new low On Wednesday (August 15) Amir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani held talks in Ankara with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and announced a 15bn investment into the Turkish financial markets and banks."We stand by the brothers in Turkey that have stood with the issues of the Muslim world and with Qatar," Sheikh Tamim said in a tweet.
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China-India standoff in Ladakh may drag on for months The China-India standoff in Ladakh is likely to drag on through the summer as troops dig in on both sides, Times of India reported Tuesday.At this point, the two sides are facing off at four points three points in Galwan, and the fourth face-off point is at Pangong Tso, according to the paper.
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Norway terrorist Breivik sentenced to 21 years in prison Norwegian terrorst Anders Behring Breivik was jailed for a maximum term on Friday when judges declared him sane enough to answer for the massacre of 77 people last year.
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9th Circuit Court Upholds freeze on Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0 In the latest legal setback for the Trump administration, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday (June 12) upheld an earlier decision by a federal judge in Hawaii to block President Donald Trump's executive order known as Muslim Ban 2.0.
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Turkey two years after the abortive coup Turkey last week commemorated the second anniversary of an abortive coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that left nearly 290 people dead and hundreds wounded.
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China, India Foreign Ministers' talks on border dispute fail Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi differ on way forward for India-China ties, The Hindu reported Thursday. While S. Jaishankar conveyed to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Wednesday the continuing impasse along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) was "visibly impacting the relationship in a negative manner", the Chinese Minister offered a starkly different message.
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Trump's racist Tweets against 4 Congresswomen draws wide condemnation President Donald Trump's racist tweets against four congresswomen saying go back to their "totally broken and crime infested" countries of origin, were widely condemned Sunday (July 14).
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Manufacturing an anti-Taliban icon: Project Malala Just like opinion polls, Year End listing of prominent people in various fields by media is an effective propaganda tool to achieve a response that furthers the desired intent of the propagandist. Perhaps, this in mind, the Washington Post Company's agenda driven magazine, the Foreign Policy, has listed Malala Yousefzai, a 14-year-old student from Pakistan as the sixth among the 100 top Global Thinkers.
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With hundreds on death row: Egyptian court sentences 10 to death ahead of presidential election An Egyptian Kangaroo court Saturday (March 10) sentenced 10 people to death and five others to life in prison for allegedly forming a "terrorist group" to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions.
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China rebuffs US meddling in CPEC, Pak-China ties China has rejected the 'interference' by the United States into the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the Pakistan-China ties.A spokesperson of the Chinese embassy in Islambad said China was "more than glad" to see the US develop its relationship with Pakistan, "but we strongly oppose the US interferes into China-Pakistan relations and the CPEC."
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Pakistan Supreme Court case highlights plight of stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh The Supreme Court of Pakistan has finally admitted for hearing a petition filed in 2009 seeking repatriation of around 230,000 stranded Pakistanis from Bangladesh.
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Indian Americans hold protests against Citizenship law Indian Americans have joined fellow Indians in protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) which discriminates against Muslims. The CAA excludes citizenship for Muslim migrants who had illegally entered India from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh before December 2014.
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Western reaction to Hagia Sophia exposes hypocrisy on 'religious tolerance' There has been a sharp reaction to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's decision to convert the Hagia Sophia into mosque.The Spectator of UK said: Will the Hagia Sophia be a wake-up call to a West that has so far tolerated far too many transgressions? The Telegraph said making the Hagia Sophia a mosque is a political slap in the face for the West and it is a blow to the foundations of Turkey's alignment with the West.
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India encourages Hindus in Pakistan to migrate to India amid nationwide protests against Citizenship Act About 100 Pakistani Hindu families crossed over to India through the Attari-Wagah border on Monday (Feb 3), Indian officials said amid indications that several travelers did not wish to go back.
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'India Foils Chinese Incursion in Arunachal Pradesh, Briefly Detains PLA Troops' Few troops from China's Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) were temporary detained by Indian soldiers in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang district after around 200 of them crossed over into the Indian side from Tibet and attempted to damage unoccupied bunkers, News18.com Friday quoted high government officials as saying.
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U.S. resumes drone attacks after six-month lull The United States Wednesday (July 11) resumed drone strikes against targets in Pakistan with two successive strikes in North Waziristan, killing 16 people.
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Egyptian Kangaroo Court sentences 75 pro-Morsi protesters to death An Egyptian Kangaroo Court Saturday (July 28) sentenced 75 supporters of the former President Mohammad Morsi to death. Egyptian Kangaroo courts are on death sentences spree since the overthrow of Mohammad Morsi, the first democratically election president of Egypt by US client General Abdel Fattah el-Sissi who has since assumed the title of Field Marshall.
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40,000 sign petitions backing Jacinda Ardern for Nobel Peace Prize as NYT says America deserves a leader like her More than 40,000 people had by Sunday morning signed two petitions calling for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to get the Nobel Peace Prize. As Ardern has been widely praised for her leadership in response to last week's terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques, The New York Times has published an editorial, titled "America Deserves a Leader as Good as Jacinda Ardern."
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Libya: Five years after Gaddafi's brutal murder Five years after the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's overthrow and brutal murder (on October 20, 2011), the situation is now far worse than it was five years ago as rival militias fight for control.
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Terrorist, a forbidden jargon when you are writing about the Norway terrorist Breivik Perhaps terrorist is a prohibited jargon when you are reporting about the Norway terrorist Anders Behring Breivik whose trial began on Monday for killing 77 people last July. He killed eight people by detonating a bomb in Oslo and a further 69 during a shooting spree at political youth camp on nearby Utoya island.
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India takes over Iran's strategic Chabahar port India Monday (Dec 25) formally took over operations at Iran's strategic Chabahar Port, a move that, observers believe, could have significant geopolitical ramifications in the region.The port on the Indian Ocean, inaugurated last year, is being built largely by India and is expected to provide a key supply route for Afghanistan while allowing India to bypass rival Pakistan to trade with Central Asia.
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Pakistan Prime Minister Gilani sacked for protecting President Zardari's corruption The Supreme Court of Pakistan Tuesday (6/19/2012) sacked Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani from office for protecting President Asif Ali Zardari's corruption. In April 26, the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, convicted Gilani of contempt for refusing to write a letter to the Swiss authorities for reopening multi-million-dollar graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.
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Extra-judicial killings mount in BJP-ruled India The Uttar Pradesh (UP) state government of Yogi Adityanath continued allowing police encounters since BJP came to power in the state in March 2017, Caravan News of India reported Monday (Feb. 26, 2018).
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India is alarmed at growing China-Maldives ties The Maldives' ambassador to China Mohamed Faisal says that the country would push ahead with Chinese projects and seek more investment from the country, regardless of concerns raised by regional power India.
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Fallout of New Zealand Mosque massacre? Christchurch attack note left at fire at California mosque Perhaps in the first attack on a mosque in the USA directly linked to the massacre of worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, a mosque in the Southern California city of Escondido was briefly lit on fire on Sunday (March 24) in an apparent arson attempt.
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India-China disengagement in Ladakh on Chinese terms Indian Defense Expert, Pravin Swahney, says that July 5 Disengagement agreement between India's national security advisor Ajit Doval and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi was reached on the Chinese terms.He said Wednesday that disengagement plan was agreed on June 30, between the military leadership talks where Indian side by led by Lieutenant General Harinder Singh while Chinese was represented by Major Geneeral Liu Lin.
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Egypt: Five years after President Morsi's overthrow by military junta Five year after the overthrow of first democratically elected President Mohammad Morsi on July 3, 2013, Egyptian President, Field Marshall Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi's government continues to rule with worst human rights violations as police systematically used torture, arbitrary arrests, and enforced disappearances to silence political dissent.
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Turkey's HISAR O+ short-range missile successfully completes test firing The HISAR O+ missile defense system has successfully hit target aircraft in test firing, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced Sunday. In a statement posted on Twitter, the ministry said that the test-fire was carried out at the Aksaray Shooting Range on Dec. 24, 2021, from an Autonomous Missile Launching System. The Defense Ministry also said that the HISAR O+ reached the stage of mass production in July.
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Former President of Pakistan Asif Zardari arrested in mega money laundering case Former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari was arrested Monday (June 10) by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in mega money-laundering case.
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Nearly 200 organizations demand rescinding of Muslim registry law In a letter, sent to President Barack Obama, nearly 200 organizations Friday (Nov. 21) called on his administration to rescind the regulatory framework behind the National Security Exit-Entry Registration System (NSEERS).
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India-Pakistan relations worsen over espionage episode The already troubled India-Pakistan relationship has been plunged into deep uncertainty after Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian alleged spy, was sentenced on Monday (April 10, 2017) to death for espionage and sabotage activities in Pakistan.Monday's development comes at a time when tensions between Pakistan and India run high. The past six months have seen a war of words between officials from the Indian and Pakistani governments.
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SCO rejects external meddling under the guise of counter-terrorism, human rights The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Friday vowed to build a community of shared future and oppose interference from outside forces under the excuse of counter-terrorism and human rights. The 21st Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO was held on Friday with leaders of member states attending by video link and in-person in Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan.
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Pakistan fires 'first submarine-launched nuclear-capable missile' Pakistan fired its first submarine-launched cruise missile Babur-3 on Monday, January 9, 2017. The Pakistani cruise-missile test came two weeks after India successfully tested its Agni-V intercontinental nuclear-capable ballistic missile on December 26, 2016.
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India alarmed at Imran Khan's sweep in Pakistani elections Hours after the initial results of Pakistan's general elections on Wednesday (July 25, 2018) indicated that Tehrik-e-Insaaf party is sweeping the polls, India started a vicious campaign against the emerging Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, claiming that he is backed by the military of the nuclear-armed Pakistan.
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Trump signs Tibet bill to preempt Chinese move on Dalai Lama's succession President Donald Trump Sunday signed into law a bill that reaffirms the right of Tibetans to choose a successor to the Dalai Lama and calls for establishing an American consulate in Tibet. Not surprisingly, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the act will seriously disrupt and hurt China-US relations.
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Pope Francis meets 4 Imams to open a Christian-Muslim dialogue Pope Francis Wednesday (April 5) held a private audience with a delegation of four Imams from England who were accompanied by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster.Pope Francis told the imams that listening to each other was essential for the common future of humanity as we walk together in our shared lives.
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China and Russia urge India to boycott Biden's democracy summit China and Russia has called upon India to boycott 'democracy summit' convened by US President Joe Biden on December 9-10. This came during a meeting of foreign ministers of China, India and Russia when they urged India to get out of the "democracy trap" of certain countries and oppose interference in other countries' internal affairs under the pretext of democracy.
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At Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit: India rejects China's One Belt One Road project In the joint Qingdao Declaration of the Council of Heads of State of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, India was the only member in the eight-nation bloc to refuse to endorse China's One Belt, One Road (OBOR) project, according to Indian Express. India claims that OBOR or the Silk Road project a threat to its sovereignty over concerns on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which goes through Pakistan-ruled Kashmir.
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Pakistan's Gwadar Port is now operational as first Chinese ship docks First Chinese ship, named Tianfu, finally docked on Sunday (Oct 16) at Pakistan's Gwadar port that is center of $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project between Beijing and Islamabad
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Iraq rejects displaying Kurdish flag in Kirkuk fearing establishment of Greater Kurdistan The Iraqi parliament on Saturday, April 1, 2017, voted against raising the flag of Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on public buildings and institutions in the city of Kirkuk. In a session attended by 186 members of the 328-seat parliament, the MPs voted in favor of flying only the Iraqi flag on Kirkuk's public buildings.
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Field Marshall el-Sisi of Egypt plans to stay in power until 2034 Amid unprecedented crackdown on opposition, US Client President of Egypt, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, plans to stay in power till 2034 by pushing constitutional changes.
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Amnesty India accuses Modi's government of treating human rights groups like criminals Amnesty International India has accused the government of Prime Minister Narendar Modi of treating human rights organizations like criminal enterprises.
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Balochistan: The Indian Connection: India offers political asylum to Baloch secessionist leaders Indian government of Narinder Modi has offered political asylum to secessionist Baloch leaders, CNN-News18 reported the top Indian sources as saying. The sources said they wanted the Baloch leaders to formally apply for asylum and that this would be granted in a matter of a few weeks.
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40 percent Republicans want to outlaw Islam in America The New York Times Tuesday published the result of a poll in North Carolina by Public Policy Polling, or PPP indicating that 40 percent Republican voters answered yes when asked: "Do you think the religion of Islam should be legal or illegal in the United States?
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Sudan rejects US request to normalize ties with Israel Sudan's transitional government Tuesday rejected the US request to normalize its ties with Israel. The decision comes as the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid a rare visit to Sudan Tuesday, meeting Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and the head of the Sovereign Council, Abdul Fatah Alburahn.
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The politics of Nobel Peace Prize On Friday (Oct 10) the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace to a Pakistani teenager, Malala Yousafzai and an Indian child rights campaigner, Kailash Satyarthi. At the age of just 17, Malala is the youngest ever recipient of the prize. The teenager was shot in the head by militants in October 2012 when she was on her way home from school. She now lives in Birmingham in the UK.
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Afghan peace talks postponed indefinitely as Taliban Spring Operation rages in 25 provinces Afghan peace talks in Qatar were postponed Friday (April 19) as Taliban's Spring Operation continues in at least 15 provinces of Afghanistan.
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Pakistan mission in London attacked by Afghan protesters as US troops withdraw A group of Afghan national protestors threw stones and water bottles at the building of Pakistan High Commission (embassy) London and tried to sneak entry during a violent protest in the police presence, The News reported Tuesday. A similar protest was held at the same time outside Qatar's London embassy against Qatar's involvement in the ongoing Afghan peace process, but the protest there remained peaceful.
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American Muslims alarmed at anti-Muslim response to Paris attacks The seven-million-strong American Muslim community was alarmed at the Islamophobic anti-Muslim response to Paris, France terrorist attacks which claimed 129 innocent lives and left around 300 people injured. American Muslims were deeply troubled that many American politicians have used the tragic terror attacks in Paris as a justification to promote xenophobia against Syrian refugees.
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China helps Pakistan upset military balance against India With the help of People's Liberation Army, Pakistan Air Force has established the Center of Artificial Intelligence and Computing (CENTIC) which has very serious implications of military balance between India and Pakistan, according to Indian Defense Analyst Pravin Sawhney.
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Pakistan rejects India defense minister's 'provocative' statement In response to a statement by the Indian defense minister, Pakistan on Sunday said that it is "fully prepared" to respond to Indian aggression, but will continue to act responsibly and work to promote peace, according to a statement issued by Foreign Office. .
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1st China-bound freight train departs on 12-day journey from Istanbul In a major milestone, the first train carrying goods from Turkey to China departed from Istanbul Friday, according to daily Sabah. Covering 8,693 kilometers (5,402 miles) and passing through two continents, two seas and five countries, the train will forward its freight to China in 12 days.
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Pakistan inaugurates state-of-the-art Centre of Integrated Air Defense Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday inaugurated the state-of-the-art Centre of Integrated Air Defense Battle Management called as CIADBAM which will provide an integrated environment for synchronized and effective articulation of Air Defense battle from top tier of command down to individual weapon systems.
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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor takes a military turn? New York Times says Pakistan has eagerly turned more toward China as the chill with the United States has deepened and some of China's biggest projects in Pakistan had clear strategic implications.
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Bosnia marks 25th anniversary of Srebrenica Genocide Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II. Every year on July 11, newly identified victims of the genocide are laid to rest at a memorial cemetery in Potocari, eastern Bosnia. On Saturday, nine Bosnian men and boys were laid to rest, 25 years after they were killed.
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To prevent reopening of graft cases: President Zardari clips powers of the Supreme Court Pakistan's National Assembly Monday (July 9) approved the Contempt of Court Act aimed at shielding top leaders from contempt charges and curbing the Supreme Court's efforts to push Premier Raja Pervez Ashraf into reopening graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. The Contempt of Court Act was introduced in a special session of the parliament before the apex court takes the issue of reviving graft cases.
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German Chancellor visits Cairo amid severe human rights violations by Egyptian Junta The German Chancellor Angela Markel visits Cairo amid reports of severe human rights violations by the Egyptian Junta led by Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi who overthrew President Mohammad Morsi, the first democratically President of Egypt in 2013.
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US-led NATO attack on Pakistan worsens Islamabad-Washington ties The already frayed US-Pakistan relations have fallen to their worst point after US-led NATO helicopters destroyed two Pakistani military check posts killing 25 soldiers and injuring 13 others. The checkposts - located about 2.5 kilometres inside the Pakistan-Afghanistan border - were set up to stop the cross border violation and infiltration of militants from Afghanistan into Pakistani area.
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As Bahrain, UAE sign Trump Touted peace deals with Israel, Protests Erupt in Bahrain, UAE and Palestine President Donald Trump on Tuesday said five or six more countries are ready to make peace with Israel, Times of Israel reported. However, he did not name those countries. Shortly before the signing of the Abraham Accords between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, Trump said, "We're very far down the road with about five additional countries" Frankly, I think we could have had them here today."
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Pakistan rules out any kind of ties with Israel as Netanyahu visits Oman Pakistan President Arif Alvi on Sunday (Oct 28) ruled out establishing any kind of relations with Israel as he strongly rejected reports that an Israeli aircraft carrying some officials secretly landed in Islamabad and flew away after several hours at the airport here.
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Trump's inflammatory rhetoric foments Kansas Mosque attack plan Three members of the Kansas militia - Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen - who were convicted of planning to massacre Somali Muslim refugees by bombing a mosque and apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas, should be granted leniency in their sentence because they were inspired by President Donald Trump's rhetoric that encouraged the violence, lawyers for the men said in court documents.
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Anti-Muslim crackdown in Assam triggers 'Boycott Indian products' in Gulf States People across Middle Eastern countries have started a campaign on social media to boycott Indian products to protest against the Assam police's brutality against Muslims during an eviction drive. The incident drew wide condemnation after the video of the police shooting a Muslim man went viral, Indian newspaper Siasat reported Friday.
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Fearing backlash on Christians in Egypt: American Coptic Church denounces the anti-Islam movie Fearing backlash of the American Coptics' produced anti-Islam movie on the Christians in Egypt, the Los Angeles Diocese of the Coptic Orthodox Church has denounced the movie and emphasized that no religion or group should be blamed for the actions of one. Copts in Egypt constitute the largest Christian community in the Middle East accounting for an estimated 10% of the Egyptian population.
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Trump may not back India against China in case of conflict: John Bolton Former United States National Security Adviser John Bolton has said if the Sino-India border tensions escalate, there is no guarantee that US President Donald Trump will back India against China.
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Pakistan successfully test-fires Shaheen-1A ballistic missile Pakistan Thursday conducted a successful test of Shaheen-1A surface-to-surface ballistic missile, the military said. "The test flight was aimed at re-validating certain design and technical parameters of the weapon system," the army said in a statement. However, the army did not share any technical detail of the missile. .
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Around the San Francisco Bay Area, you're being watched Across the Bay Area -- from Pittsburg to San Francisco, from Tiburon to Gilroy -- you're being watched, the San Jose Mercury News reported Sunday adding: "It's not just the National Security Agency secretly vacuuming up your personal data but local police agencies are increasingly adopting Big Data technologies such as automatic license-plate readers that gather information about everyone, whether they've broken the law or not
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When dissent is unpatriotic: Muhammad Ali Jr. detained at airport for 2nd time in 4 weeks Agents from the Department of Homeland Security held up the son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Friday (March 10) as he was making his way to South Florida, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz reported on Twitter.
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President Obama meets American Muslim leaders President Barack Obama met on Wednesday (Feb 4, 2015) at the White House with 14 Muslim Americans for an hour-long discussion about civil rights, anti-Muslim bias and extremism.
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Amnesty International warns: Politics of demonization breeding division and fear around the globe Amnesty International says that politicians wielding a toxic, dehumanizing "us vs them" rhetoric are creating a more divided and dangerous world. The warning came in its 2017 annual assessment of human rights around the world released on Wednesday (Feb. 22).
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After Ladakh Standoff: China opens another front against India Opening another front against India along the Line of Actual Control, China has mobilized People's Liberation Army soldiers near Uttarakhand's Lipulekh Pass, Times Now News (TNN) reported Saturday. Several media reports have indicated that China is bolstering its position in the depth areas along the LAC.
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Biden keeps Indian-Americans with RSS-BJP links out President Joe Biden has nominated around 20 Indian-Americans, including 13 women, to key positions in his administration. However, the list has excluded some Indian-Americans who had worked on the Biden campaign, due to their RSS-BJP links. According to a report in The Tribune, Sonal Shah and Amit Jani have not made to Biden's list of nominated Indian-Americans to be appointed in his administration.
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Indian farmers march to Delhi to mark 7 months of protest against farm laws Farmers protesting against the Centre's three new agriculture laws marked seven months of their agitation at Delhi's borders on Saturday June 26, reported The Indian Express. According to F. William Engdahl, Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization, the Modi reforms were motivated by a well-organized effort of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its New Vision for Agri, part of Klaus Schwab's Great Reset.
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The plight of 18.8 million war-torn Yemenis The United Nations and humanitarian organizations Wednesday (February 8) launched an international appeal for $2.1 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to 18.8 million Yemenis. This is more than two-thirds of the total population of 27.4 million of the war-devastated Yemen. At least 12 million people in Yemen need life-saving assistance in 2017, UN sources said.
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Pompeo fails to convince Oman to establish relations with Israel US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday concluded a Middle East tour after talks in Oman with Sultan Haitham bin Tarik Al-Said which apparently failed to convince Sultan to follow the UAE's move and normalize relations with Israel.
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Israel was behind President Morsi's overthrow says Israeli General Israel was behind the 2013 coup in Egypt that toppled Mohammad Morsi, Egypt's first ever democratically-elected president, an Israeli general has revealed.
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Field Marshal el-Sisi's Egypt two years after President Morsi's death in Cairo Court cage Today June 17 marks the second anniversary of President Mohammed Morsi's death in a Cairo Court cage. Egypt's first democratically elected President Morsi collapsed moments after addressing the court in Cairo over charges of espionage related to suspected contacts with the Palestinian group Hamas, which had close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, according to BBC. Morsi spoke for some five minutes from a soundproof glass cage.
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Iran opens 32nd International Islamic Unity Conference with a harsh attack on U.S. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday (Nov 24) called for Muslim unity and resistance against what he called "hostile" policies of the United States and Israel.
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China- India border tensions flare up again ahead of Modi's visit to China A fresh war of words has broken out over the long-simmering border dispute between Beijing and New Delhi just weeks before an expected visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to China, according to South China Morning Post.
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Kashmiri American Council leader begins two-year imprisonment Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, the Executive Director of Kashmiri American Council, began a two-year prison term on June 26 for violating tax laws related to non-profit organizations. On March 30th he was sentenced to two-year imprisonment for conspiracy and violations of certain tax laws. He was initially charged with conspiring to violate the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) but the prosecution dropped these charges.
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Obama's provocative remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast President Obama personally added a reference to the Crusades in his speech this week at the National Prayer Breakfast, hoping to add context and nuance to his condemnation of Islamic terrorists by noting that people also committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ, the New York Times quoted presidential aides as saying on Friday.
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After Ladakh Face-off, China may intrude in Himachal Pradesh says Gen Katoch Even as the PLA remains adamant against withdrawing its troops who intruded into Eastern Ladakh and BJP MP Tapir Gao indicates PLA intrusions in Arunachal Pradesh, China also appears to be eyeing the border of Himachal Pradesh with China Occupied Tibet (COT) with a view to create more mischief, says retired Lt. General PC Katoch.
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Mysterious killing of senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders once again highlights brutal policies of Egypt's military govt The mysterious killing of the two Muslim Brotherhood leaders once again highlights the brutal policies of the US-backed military government of Filed Marshall Abdel Fatah el-Sisi who came to power in July 2013 by overthrowing the elected President Mohammad Morsi.
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Pakistan Taliban attack on school kills 132 students in Peshawar At least 132 students and nine staff were killed in an eight-hour onslaught at the army-run school in the city of Peshawar Tuesday (December 16). The 141 death toll makes it the country's deadliest ever terror attack. Another 124 people were injured.
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Killing of Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud in drone attack described as a fatal blow to peace process Killing of Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud in drone attack is described as a fatal blow to peace talks between the government and the Pakistani Talibans. Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Saturday said the death of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader, Hakimullah Mehsud was in fact a fatal blow to the peace process in the region.
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Pakistan denounces EU resolution on blasphemy Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Interfaith Harmony Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi on Saturday said there would be no compromise on the blasphemy laws, as all the Ulema and religious leaders rejected the resolution passed by the European Union in the regard. Meanwhile, Pakistan's Foreign Office Friday expressed its disappointment at the EU resolution on blasphemy laws in the country.
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Saudi Arabia pledges $6 billion to ease Pakistan's economic crisis After weeks of speculation, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday (Oct 23) stepped forward with a $6 billion bailout package for Pakistan's ailing economy. The package includes $3 billion balance of payments support and another $3bn in deferred payments on oil imports.
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The politics of Petitions: White House archives petition seeking to declare Pakistan a 'terror sponsor' The White House Monday (Oct 3) stopped accepting signatures for a petition of the Indian-Americans that sought to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism, saying it has been archived as it did not meet the "signature requirements".
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The politics of gas pipelines in Asia On November 14, Pakistan and Turkmenistan signed an agreement to build the $7.6 billion Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India (TAPI) gas pipeline project under which Pakistan will get 1.3 billion cubic feet per day of gas. The agreement was signed during a visit by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan to Islamabad.
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Indian Defense Minister visits Moscow to seek faster delivery of S-400 missile system Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Moscow Monday on a visit to Russia where he is expected to apprise the Russian officials of the on-going situation at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh and ask for speedy delivery of spare parts and associated equipment for Indian fighter planes, battle tanks and submarines.
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Balochistan Liberation Army claims killing 3 Chinese in Karachi At least four people, including three Chinese nationals, were killed while four others were injured in a suicide attack outside the University of Karachi's Confucius Institute, officials said on Tuesday. The Baloch Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attack.
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Serbian leader to face genocide charge for Srebrenica massacre While the Bosnians observed the massacre anniversary with the burial of 409 victims of the Srebrenica massacre 18 years after their death, the International Criminal Tribunal in the Netherlands Thursday reinstated a genocide charge against the Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic linked to the massacre at Srebrenica.
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Afghan resistance fighting Taliban a 'non-viable prospect' According to a Financial Times report last Wednesday, a number of prominent Afghan opponents of the Taliban are currently in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe, where the Tajik government is giving them sanctuary. They include Ahmad Massoud, the celebrated leader of the National Resistance Front in the Panjshir Valley; Amrullah Saleh, the ex-VP and self-proclaimed acting president of Afghanistan. .
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Trump: All American troops should be out of Afghanistan by Christmas President Trump tweeted late Wednesday that all American troops should be out of Afghanistan by Christmas, a new goal post for ending the long-running conflict that caught his own Pentagon flat-footed, the Wall Street Journal reported Thusday.
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2014: Another hard & difficult year for American Muslims Discrimination and hate crimes against the Muslims in America increased after the beheading of American journalists by the so-called " ISIS or Islamic State" terrorists whose sudden meteorite rise remains questionable.
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Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, father of Islamic Nuclear Bomb, dies at 85 Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, revered as the father of Pakistan's nuclear program, died Saturday at 85. He was lauded for bringing Pakistan up to par with archrival India in the atomic field and making its defenses "impregnable". To mourn his death, the national flag was flown at half-mast.
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Greek Cyprus president apologizes for golden-passport scheme The leader of the Greek Cypriot administration, Nicos Anastasiades, apologized Friday for handing out EU passports to non-EU citizens under what was known as the golden-passport scheme. "What happened there was the most painful time in my 40-year political career," Anastasiades told state television.
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After 17 years: Arab American activist removed from terror list The U.S. Treasury Department has de-listed Muhammad Salah as a "specially designated terrorist," lifting onerous restrictions on the Palestine-origin American now living in Bridgeview, the Chicago Tribune reported.
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Attack on Pro-Palestinian rally leaves seven Pakistanis dead A bomb blast on Friday at a pro-Palestinian rally killed at least seven people and injured 14 in Pakistan's Balochistan's Chaman city, officials said. Senior local police official Ahmad Mohiuddin said explosives were packed into a motorbike parked near the vehicle of a religious leader taking part in the rally.
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Bosnia commemorates victims burned alive in war Bosnia-Herzegovina on Monday, June 14, commemorated the massacre of more than 3,000 Bosniaks during the war between 1992 and 1995.On June 14, 1992, more than 70 civilians were burned alive by Bosnian Serb forces in the eastern Bosnian city of Visegrad, where soldiers locked up Muslim Bosniak women, children and elderly people into a house and set it ablaze.
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Turkey selling Bayraktar TB2 drones to 16 countries Turkey has concluded contracts to sell domestically produced Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV) to 16 countries and signed the first export contract for the Bayraktar Akinci UCAVs, Sputnik has quoted Haluk Bayraktar, the CEO of the Turkish Baykar technology company, as saying. "Apart from that, the first export contract was signed regarding the Bayraktar Akinci combat UAV.
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Charlie Hebdo cartoon mocks Hindu deities for COVID-19 crisis French satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo, has held Deities of Hindus responsible for the deaths of Covid-19 patients on account of inadequate oxygen supply. The latest edition of this weekly depicts many Covid-19 patients in distress, lying on the ground, gasping for oxygen. The catchphrase says "33 million Gods in India and not one capable of producing oxygen!"
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'Use of Drones in Jammu Airport Blasts Points to Pakistan Role' In a first-of-its-kind attack in India, two low-intensity improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were dropped from a drone at the Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Jammu, and they exploded "close to the helicopter hangar", The Print reported Sunday. Top intelligence sources told News18 that the Jammu airport blasts is an attempt from across the border.
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Senate Democrats introduce bill to block Trump Muslim registry On January 5, 2017, nine Democratic senators filed a bill blocking the executive branch from registering people based on religion, race, gender, age, national origin or nationality.
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India alarmed at China-Pakistan joint military exercise China and Pakistan are conducting a joint military exercise in Tibet along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Tribune News has reported. The exercise comes in the backdrop of a recent move of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), which has, for the first time, integrated its units with air-defense assets with PLA-Air Force (PLAAF) along the LAC.
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After Sudan, Bahrain also rejects US push to normalize relations with Israel Bahrain has declined a US push to normalize relations with Israel, Al Jazeera reported Wednesday. Bahrain told the visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that it was committed to the creation of a Palestinian state, implicitly rejecting his push for Arab countries to swiftly normalize ties with Israel.
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Forty-two percent Americans say Islam 'is incompatible with US values' A large proportion of mainstream Americans think Islam is incompatible with American values, according to a survey by the New America foundation and the American Muslim Institute.
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Amnesty International joins chorus condemning Israeli rule over stateless Palestinians The Israeli state has won the trifecta of condemnation by major human rights organizations, as, on Tuesday, Amnesty International joined with Human Rights Watch and B'Tselem in calling Israeli rule over the 5 million Palestinians of the Occupied Palestinian Territories a form of apartheid, says Juan Cole of Informed Comment.
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Three Muslims Re-Elected to House of Representatives Three Muslim candidates were re-elected to the House of Representatives in Tuesday's election. Ilhan Omar won in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District and Rashida Tlaib won in Michigan's 13th Congressional District. In Indiana, Rep. Andre' Carson (D) won his re-election bid for the 7th District.
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Germany withdraws award for Srebrenica genocide denier Israeli historian Germany has withdrawn its proposal to award Israeli historian Gideon Greif with the country's Order of Merit, after the academic was widely criticized over his report that denied the Srebrenica genocide. Germany had announced earlier last year that it planned to award Greif for his contributions to Holocaust research, which focuses on the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. .
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China's Belt and Road Forum ends with signing of deals worth $64 billion China's high-profile 2nd Belt and Road Forum ended Saturday (April 27) with the signing of deals worth billions of dollar.The forum attended by 37 heads of the state and governments concluded with an announcement by Chinese President Xi Jinping that cooperation agreements worth $64 billion were signed at a CEO conference during the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) meeting.
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China, India to hold Lt Gen-level talks as China declines to exchange maps of Western border sector The Indian Army and the Chinese PLA are expected to hold another round of high-level talks on Tuesday or Wednesday to thrash out modalities for the next phase of de-escalation as part of complete disengagement of troops in eastern Ladakh, Indian military sources were quoted saying by the Press Trust of India.
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Yemen war death toll reaches 10,000 The UN envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has said that the death toll in the Yemeni war had reached 10,000, up from the previous figure of 7,000. The UN envoy's statement came after his talks in Aden with the Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Hadi who rejected the UN peace plan.
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Donald Trump rolls out Muslim Ban 2.0 President Donald Trump Monday issued a new Muslim ban executive order that will temporarily halt entry to the U.S. for people from six Muslim nations who are seeking new visas, though allowing those with current visas to travel freely.
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China expands military at India border as Modi accused of surrendering land: Newsweek Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing domestic criticism for allegedly surrendering land to Chinese forces along the disputed Himalayan border between the two nations, where dozens of soldiers are believed to have died in hand-to-hand fighting last month, the Newsweek has said.
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Blanket surveillance of Muslims in Japan Japan's Supreme Court has rejected a second appeal by the country's Muslim community against nationwide surveillance of Muslim groups, mosques and even halal restaurants.
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Turkish security forces capture 128 suspects linked to Gulen's banned group Turkish authorities have arrested 128 people on suspicion of their links with the Fetullah Gulen's group Hizmet declared as terrorist outfit by the Turkish government in May 2016.
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Biden meets Afghan leaders amid escalating Taliban operations US President Joe Biden on Friday promised Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, chair of the High Council for National Reconciliation a "sustained" partnership even as he moves to accelerate winding down the United States' longest war amid escalating Taliban operations. "Afghans are going to have to decide their future," Biden said in brief remarks.
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American Muslim groups urge suspension of US aid to Egypt until el-Sisi Regime cancels politically-motivated executions The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), the largest coalition of major national, regional, and local Muslim organizations, Monday sent a letter to Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken calling on the Biden administration and Congress to demand that "the Egyptian government halt its plans to conduct a mass execution of democracy activists, faith leaders, and other political prisoners in the coming days."
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Pakistan names team to hold peace talks with Taliban Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Nawaz Sharif, has announced that his government would pursue peace talks with Taliban militants despite a recent spate of attacks. Addressing a session of the National Assembly, on Wednesday, Nawaz Sharif said "Since the other side has shown intent to negotiate, we also wish to give peace yet another chance."
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Yemen war deaths will reach 377,000 by end of the year: UN A new United Nations report released on Tuesday has projected that the death toll from Yemen's war will reach 377,000 by the end of 2021, including those killed as a result of indirect and direct causes. In a report published on Tuesday, the United Nations Development Program estimated that 70 percent of those killed would be children under the age of five. .
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Erdogan's move to expel ambassadors over Kavala's jailing may widen rift with west Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said 10 ambassadors were "persona non grata" after they issued a statement in support of Osman Kavala who is in prison in connection with the attempted military coup in 2016. The Turkish president said on Saturday that he instructed the foreign minister to declare 10 ambassadors persona non grata over their statement on the ongoing case of Osman Kavala.
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Churches in India accused of conspiring with the Vatican to destabilize Modi's government Right-wing Hindu nationalist organization, The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has accused the Indian churches of conspiring with the Vatican to destabilize Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.
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'Doklam belongs to China, India should have learnt from last year's standoff' China on Monday (March 26) asserted that Doklam belongs to it and India should have learnt lessons from the stand-off last year.
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US Punishing Imran Khan for his foreign policy, says Russia The Russian Foreign Ministry has slammed the United States over its "interference in the internal affairs" of Pakistan, as it sought to back Prime Minister Imran Khan in the snap election scheduled to be held in three months, Sputnik News reported.
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Saudi bid to limit damage caused by bombing of funeral gathering in Yemen In an apparent bid to limit damage caused by its bombing of a funeral gathering in Sanaa, Yemen, killing 140 mourners and injuring hundreds, Saudi Arabia has claimed that the Houthis have targeted the holy city of Mecca with a ballistic missile that was "intercepted and destroyed" 65 kilometers from Mecca.
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Hawaii is first to sue over Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0 Hawaii Wednesday (March 8) became the first US State to challenge President Donald Trump's new Muslim Ban order rolled out on Monday. The State of Hawaii lawyers have called the travel ban nothing more than "Muslim Ban 2.0" and asked a federal judge to temporarily block the order.
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Far-Right Extremism Echoes Across Europe Germany has seen a new record high in the number of politically motivated criminal cases in 2020, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Tuesday. Tellingly, according to Far Right Extremism in Europe report of January 2021, Europe faces a growing threat of far-right terrorism.
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Christchurch mosques attacker charged with terrorism New Zealand police Tuesday filed a terrorism charge against white supremacist Brenton Tarrant accused with killing 51 worshippers in attacks on two Christchurch mosques in March 2019.
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China pledges to protect freedom of religion amid reports of religious repression China pledged to continue to respect and protect its citizens' freedom of religious belief in a white paper published Tuesday (April 3).
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President Erdogan clinches victory in Turkish constitutional referendum The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sunday (April 16) achieved victory in a historic referendum on a package of constitutional amendments that will introduce presidential form of government like France and the United States.
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A.Q. Khan, father of 'Islamic Atom Bomb', escaped Mossad assassination Mossad's former chief Shabtai Shavit would have sent a team to assassinate Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan if his true intentions were interpreted correctly, according to an investigative report published by the Israeli daily Ha'aretz on Monday. Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, 85, known as the father of Pakistan's Atomic Weapons Program, died on Sunday in Islamabad. .
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The Muslim World denounces French President's remarks against Islam, its prophet The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned continued attacks and incitement against Muslim sentiment and insults of Prophet Muhammad, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported. A statement by the 57-member OIC criticized the "discourse from certain French politicians, which it deems to be harmful to the Muslim-French relations, hate-mongering and only serving partisan political interests".
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US senators seek assessment of Pakistan's role in America's Afghan debacle Twenty two Republican senators have moved a bill in the US Senate that seeks to assess Pakistan's alleged role in Afghanistan before and after the fall of Kabul and in the Taliban offensive in Panjshir Valley. Senator Jim Risch, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and 21 other Republicans introduced the Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight, and Accountability Act (ACOCA) in the Senate on Monday.
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China says the US/NATO must be held accountable for human rights violations in Afghanistan war In Geneva, the U.N. Human Rights Council held a special meeting Tuesday on the serious human rights concerns and situation in Afghanistan. Chinese Ambassador Chen Xu told the U.N. Human Rights Council that the U.S. army and the militaries of its coalition partners should be held accountable for rights violations allegedly committed in Afghanistan.
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1st train in decade on Pakistan-Iran-Turkey route reaches Ankara Resuming operations after 10 years, the first Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul train carrying goods from Pakistan to Turkey via Iran rolled into the capital Ankara on Wednesday. The ITI cargo train, hauling more than a dozen containers, started its journey from Islamabad on Dec. 21, 2021, and arrived in Ankara in around 13 days. The train has the capacity to carry 80,000 tons of goods. .
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US House passes bill to sanction Turkey over S-400 missile purchase The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a defense bill that paves the way for imposing sanctions on Turkey over the country's purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia, the Daily Sabah reported.
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Indian parliament votes to scrap controversial farm laws but farmers continue year-long protest Indian parliament on Monday voted to repeal the controversial farm laws that had triggered year-long protests by farmers. However, Farmers have refused to end protests until their other demands are also discussed. Protesting farmers say the laws would lead to a corporate takeover of the vast agriculture sector, which is the largest source of livelihood in India and about 70% of rural households depend on it for a living.
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2015: The deadliest year on record for American Muslims The year 2015 was perhaps the deadliest year on record for the seven-million strong American Muslim community, with 63 recorded attacks on mosques till the first week of December. Tellingly, 17 of those attacks took place in November after the Paris terrorist attacks. At least six attacks and vandalism against the mosques were reported after the San Bernardino, CA terrorist attack on Dec 2nd.
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India condemns rocket attacks from Gaza not Israeli airstrikes India has joined western nations in condemning the rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza. India has condemned "all acts of violence" but specifically criticized rocket attacks from Gaza, at an emergency closed-door session of the United Nations Security Council called to discuss the ongoing hostilities in Gaza, Indian newspaper The Wire reported.
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US drones also targeting mourners and rescuers in Pakistan The US drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal belt has killed dozens of civilians who had gone to help rescue victims or were attending funerals, the British newspaper Sunday Times has reported. The Sunday Times Bureau Investigative report says that since Obama took office three years ago, between 282 and 535 civilians have been credibly reported as killed including more than 60 children.
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New German law could ban headscarf for public employees German upper house of parliament Friday approved a controversial legislation banning public employees from wearing ideological or religious symbols while at work. Muslim associations have sharply criticized the move and said the legislation was introduced hastily by the government without prior consultation with the country's religious communities.
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India: Murky police encounter killing 8 escaped Muslim prisoners seems fake There is an uproar in Indian on a new murky police encounter killing 8 "escaped" Muslim prisoners in Bhopal. The incident has kicked up a raging controversy with the government and the opposition parties locked in a war of words over the issue. Raising doubts, Congress and left parties have sought a judicial probe into the incident.
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Amid brewing boarder tension China briefly detains Indian soldiers Amid mounting tensions between India and China along the disputed Line of Actual Control (LAC) some Indian troops were detained and later released by the Chines Army after a skirmish broke out between the two sides in Ladakh recently, according to Indian media report.
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Israel accepts Egypt brokered cease-fire with Hamas Israel on Thursday announced a cease-fire to end the 11-day military offensive in the Gaza Strip that left hundreds dead and caused widespread destruction. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Israel accepted the Egyptian proposal after a late-night meeting of his security cabinet. Palestinian resistance group Hamas quickly followed suit and said it would honor the deal.
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What the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan means for India For India, the house-of-cards collapse of the 20-year-old Afghan democracy represents a strategic setback and a stinging humiliation. Since 2001 India has spent a non-trivial $3bn or so to bolster the American-installed regime. It built roads, dams, power lines, clinics and schools across the country, the Economist said.
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Ukraine war accelerating a new global economic order The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the US dollar dominance as the global trading currency could be threatened by the sweeping sanctions taken against Russia from the late February 'military operations' undertaken in Ukraine. Two monetary systems might emerge, with one western and the other Chinese, and may operate in divergent ways that overlap.
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Rally to Close Guantanamo at U.S. Supreme Court On January 11, 2017, a coalition of human rights activists, torture survivors, Guantanamo attorneys, 9/11 family members, and members of diverse faith communities held a "Rally to Close Guantanamo" outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. The rally was followed by a march to the Senate Building where the confirmation hearing of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General was taking place.
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India attempts to delete 26 verses of the Quran Perhaps taking cue from the US semi-official think tank, the Rand Corporation, the Hinutva government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attempting to edit the Quran, the holy book of Islam. In 2004 the Rand Corporation questioned the authenticity of the Quran by claiming that some verses may have been falsely or inaccurately recorded in the Quran. Modi's government is using Waseem Rizvi to attack the Quran.
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Greeting card turns veiled Muslim doll into terrorist doll In the latest sign of rising Islamophobia in the country, the seven-million strong American Muslim community was shocked at the fabrication of a birthday card that depicts a veiled girl doll as a suicide bomber who'll "Blow Your Brains Out."
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Houthi drone attack on Abu Dhabi airport blows up 3 oil tankers A Houthi drone attack near Abu Dhabi airport killed at least three people and sparked multiple explosions in the United Arab Emirates' capital on Monday. CNN quoted an Abu Dhabi police statement as saying that three tanker trucks carrying fuel exploded in the emirate's Mussafah area after catching fire, with preliminary investigations pointing to a drone attack.
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Pre-election rigging in Pakistan: Zardari regime's plan to damage independent judiciary unveiled In a pre-election rigging attempt, the regime of President Asif Ali Zardari conspired to damage the independent judiciary in Pakistan that may not allow rigging in the forthcoming elections which are due some times later this year or early next year. The conspiracy was revealed by a renowned journalist, Shaheen Sehbai who said that Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry's family was trapped in the conspiracy.
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Indian police arrest 21 in Kashmir over pro-Palestine protests Prominent activist and a young graffiti artist are among many Kashmiris arrested for expressing anger against Israel -- a key ally of India that supplies advanced weapons to New Delhi, some of which end up being used in the Indian administered Kashmir.
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Taliban announce capture of Panjshir Valley The Taliban forces on Friday captured Panjshir valley where anti-Taliban forces had been holding out. With this, the Taliban have taken full control of Afghanistan. Taliban sources told Reuters that the Taliban militia had on Friday seized the Panjshir valley north of Kabul, the last part of Afghanistan holding out against it.
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An economic planner of Zardari regime calls for dismantling of Pakistan's nuclear program With the US-client Zardari regime at loggerheads with the powerful army on the Memogate Scandal, The News, a leading English newspaper of Pakistan, reported Monday that the government economic planners are promoting an economic growth strategy based on major cuts in the country's nuclear budget or completely giving up the nuclear program.
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Nepal to resolve border issues with China diplomatically Nepal has said that the issue related to the reported Chinese encroachment of its territory in the Western part of the country would be dealt with diplomatically. A government report, leaked to a section of the international media, has accused China of encroaching into Western Nepal along the two countries' shared border.
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Right-wing Indian government prohibits foreign funding for Mother Teresa's charity Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Monday froze the bank accounts of Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity (MoC) in West Bengal, the state's political leader said Monday, after weekend protests over Christmas celebrations, Reuters has reported. Hindu vigilante groups disrupted Christmas mass in parts of India, including in Modi's core territory ahead of local elections in the coming months.
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Indian General warns against China's cyber attacks India's Chief of Defense Staff Gen Bipin Rawat has warned that China is capable of launching cyber attacks against India and that there is a capability gap between the two countries when it comes to technology. He said the "biggest differential" between India and China lies in the field of cyber domain.
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Hindutva 'Religious Parliament' calls for genocide of Indian Muslims At two separate events in Delhi and Haridwar, the speakers asked Hindus to buy weapons for genocide against Muslims, according to the Scroll. Multiple videos of Hindutva group members, journalists and a Bharatiya Janata Party leader calling for violence against Muslims sparked outrage on social media. .
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Indian Prime Minister Modi caves on farm laws in major policy defeat In a major policy reversal, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday announced that three controversial farm laws that thousands of farmers have been protesting against for over a year will be repealed. The announcement came as a major surprise and is being portrayed as a big loss for Modi and a win for protesting farmers who have camped out in the capital for the last one year.
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World reacts to Israeli forces raid on Al-Aqsa Mosque More countries and organizations condemned Israel for attacking worshippers in Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem and its evictions of Palestinians from their homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers. Palestinians had over the past couple of weeks staged a series of sit-ins in the area and parts of occupied East Jerusalem to denounce Israel's attempt to forcefully expel residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
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Top US official expresses concerns over human-rights violations in India Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Dean Thompson has raised serious concerns over human-rights violations in India including illegal detention of rights activists and journalists. Thompson's remarks came during a congressional hearing on democracy in the Indo-Pacific on Wednesday, The Print reported.
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American Muslim group calls on Biden to support democracy in Tunisia The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), an umbrella organization of American Muslim groups, Monday called on the Biden Administration to support democracy in Tunisia by demanding the restoration of the country's elected parliament, ending attacks on journalists, and protecting free speech, including the right to peaceful protests.
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OIC Foreign Ministers fail to condemn Russian invasion of Ukraine The two-day meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers wrapped up on Wednesday in Islamabad after delegates adopted the 70-point Islamabad Declaration, which also touched on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The OIC meeting called for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine but did not condemn Russia for its invasion.
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Sizable Indian soldiers move to China border amid Ladakh Standoff An unspecified number of Indian soldiers deployed in Kashmir to fight the popular armed insurgency has been shifted to the border with China in Ladakh, where the Chinese and Indian armies have been locked in a stand-off since March last year, according to Pravin Sawhney, a prominent Indian defense analyst.
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China pledges support for Taliban in Afghanistan, demands end to ETIM ties China Wednesday pledged support for the Taliban's role in Afghanistan's reconstruction, while demanding that it cuts ties with the East Turkestan Islamic Movement - blamed by Beijing for attacks in its Xinjiang region, according to South China Morning News. Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the remarks during talks with a nine-member delegation led by the Taliban's chief negotiator and co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
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India Fears losing Siachen Glacier as Ladakh standoff continues with China Fearing losing Siachin Glacier, India's national security planners are pushing hard to complete an all-weather strategic route to Ladakh that will link Darcha in Himachal Pradesh to Nimu via Padum in Kargil's Zanskar valley, the Hindustan Times has reported. Senior military commanders were quoted as saying that the third route to connect Ladakh by road is urgently needed given Pakistan and China's interests in Siachin.
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Anti-Turkey alliance emerging in the Arab World The intended target of the UAE-Israel alliance is not Iran but Turkey, whose regional clout poses a threat to Gulf rulers, says David Hearst, the editor-in-chief of Middle East Eye. In an article titled - A new message resounds in the Arab world: Get Ankara - Hearst wrote Saturday: Israel had been saying for some time to Arab diplomats that it no longer regarded Iran as a military threat.
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Chinese Foreign Minister's visit to India failed India has told the visiting Chinese Foreign Wang Yi that ties with China could not be normal until their troops are pulled back from each other on the disputed border. It was the highest-level visit between the two countries since clashes in Ladakh in 2020 led to the deaths of 20 Indian and at least four Chinese soldiers.
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India staging massive military exercise for two-front threat posed by China, Pakistan With an eye on the two-front threat posed by China and Pakistan, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning for Gagan Shakti, a country-wide training exercise, scheduled to take place during April 11-21, the Indian Express reported Saturday, April 7.
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Sudanese political parties reject normalization of relations with Israel Sudanese political parties have rejected the government's decision to normalize relations with Israel, with officials saying they will form an opposition front against the agreement, Al Jazeera reported Saturday.
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May 26 observed as 'Black Day' marking six months of Indian farmers' protest To mark six months of their protests at the Delhi borders against the three controversial farm laws, the the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of over 40 farmers' unions, will observe Wednesday May 26 as "black day". Tellingly, extreme right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi had first taken oath as the prime minister on May 26, 2014 when RSS-backed BJP swept the poll on Hidutva slogan.
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India alarmed at ISI chief's visit to Kabul Director General of Pakistan's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lt Gen Faiz Hameed Saturday visited Kabul to meet with the Taliban and discuss matters related to safe evacuation of foreign nationals, border management and security in the region, The News reported Saturday. However, the Indian news agency ANI claimed that the ISI Chief visits Kabul to ensure that Haqqani and now Baradar lead the new govt.
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Why Macron rules out official apology for colonial atrocities in Algeria? French President Emmanuel Macron has ruled out issuing an official apology for colonial abuses in Algeria, his office said on January 20. There will be "no repentance nor apologies" for the occupation of Algeria or the bloody eight-year war that ended French rule, Macron's office said, adding that the president would instead take part in "symbolic acts" aimed at promoting reconciliation.
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Judiciary launches scathing attack on Pakistan's all-powerful army Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan says the army has become a "land-grabber group." His remarks came Wednesday during the hearing of three petitions against the Defense Housing Authority Lahore. He asked the DHA attorney to tell Brigadier Satti to appear before the court without his stars and cap because if the land-grabbing case against the DHA was proven, he would be handcuffed and sent to jail.
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Turkey to soon start work on controversial Kanal Istanbul waterway project Construction of huge Kanal Istanbul is set to begin in the very near future, Turkey's Transport and Infrastructure Minister, Adil Karaismailoğlu, announced Tuesday. "The Kanal Istanbul will serve as an international waterway that will complement Turkey's logistics power and infrastructure by performing an important function in global maritime trade," Karaismailoğlu was quoted by Sabah newspaper as saying.
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Joe Biden visits Istanbul for solving pressing Turco-US issues U.S. Vice President Joe Biden sought to reassure Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of American support during his visit to Ankara on Wednesday. Biden is the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Turkey since the July 15 failed coup.
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Hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers rally against farm laws Hundreds of thousands of farmers gathered in India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, the biggest rally yet in a months-long series of demonstrations to press Narendra Modi's government to repeal three new agricultural laws, Reuters reported. More than 500,000 farmers attended the rally in the city of Muzaffarnagar, local police was quoted as saying.
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Oslo massacre exposes the nexus of Islamophobia and right-wing extremism More details have emerged on the Norwegian terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik and now we have enough details to piece together what's behind Friday's massacre which saw car bombings in Oslo and a mass shooting attack on the island of Utoya that caused the deaths of more than 90 people. Hours before his terrorist acts, Breivik left a 1550-page manifesto on internet. Its title is 2083: A European Declaration of Independence.
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Pakistan imposes reciprocal restrictions on US diplomats Pakistani authorities have imposed "reciprocal" restrictions on the movement of U.S. diplomats in the country after Washington took similar measures, the Associated Press reported Friday. A letter sent to the U.S. Embassy
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Memogate scandal: Zardari regime again fails to control the powerful army The so-called memogate scandal, that cost the job of Pakistan's ambassador to the US, Hussain Haqqani, is perhaps a sequel to the July 2008 abortive attempt by the US client government of President Zardari to put the powerful military-run spy agency, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), under civilian control.
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Turkey's defense industry keeps growing in 2020 Despite difficulties caused by Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the Turkish defense industry kept growing, according to a report published by Sabah. Ankara fostered a defense industry from scratch now capable of exporting products worldwide while also driving the development of cutting-edge systems, like unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
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13.4 kg uranium seized in India Indian police have seized 13.4 kilograms of uranium in less than four weeks, according to Indian media reports. On Thursday police in the eastern state of Jharkhand in Bokaro district arrested seven people and seized 6.4 kilograms of uranium from their possession, marking the second time in less than a month that authorities have captured a large quantity of the radioactive material from unauthorized persons in the country.
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Four years after the failed coup: Turkey detains 34 suspects Turkish police on Wednesday (July 8) detained at least 34 suspects over their alleged links to a network believed to be behind a coup attempt in 2016, Xinhua news agency reported. Acting upon the order of Turkish prosecutors in the western city of Izmir, police launched simultaneous operations in five provinces across the country to catch 19 suspects, Xinhua quoted Turkish news agency Anadolu as saying.
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American Muslims in 2020 2020 was an election year. The seven-million-strong American Muslim Community was very active in participating enthusiastically in the US political process. A record number of American Muslims ran for public office in the 2020 US general election and 84 percent of the Muslim community voted this year. 170 candidates were on 2020 ballots across 28 states. Sixty-two candidates were successfully elected to office.
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China to serve as 'mediator' for regional security on Afghan issue As the Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi Monday began visit to three Central Asian countries - Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan - all close neighbors of Afghanistan, the timing is optimal as Afghanistan has become a regional hot spot following the withdrawal of US-led troops, the Global Times reported Chinese analysts as saying. .
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Six U.S. States challenge Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0 At least six U.S. states are challenging President Donald Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0 executive order that bars new visas for people from six Muslim countries and temporarily shuts down the U.S. refugee program. On March 8, the state of Hawaii filed suit, arguing the new federal order will harm Muslims living in the state. As of March 10, five other states have joined together in a combined challenge to the latest order.
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India's disproportionately high population of Dalits, Adivasis lodged in jails A report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) says, "Dalits and Adivasis - two of the most vulnerable sections of Indian society - make up a considerable number of India's prison population."
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India and Pakistan trade angry accusations at the UN General Assembly India and Pakistan have clashed at the United Nations as Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan accused India of a "reign of terror" on Muslims, drawing a stern rebuke. Sneha Dubey, a first secretary at India's UN mission, accused Pakistan of nurturing terrorists in their back yard in the hope that they will only harm their neighbors. .
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Karma attack and Pakistan army's operations in volatile tribal areas Wednesday's terrorist attack on heavily guarded Kamra aeronautical complex came days after US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's statement that Pakistan military plans to launch combat operation in Northern Waziristan. Kamra attack and Panetta's statement have sparked heated debate on Pakistan military's operations in the volatile tribal territories along the Pak-Afghanistan boarder.
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Saudi Royal Family divided over relations with Israel: WSJ Saudi Arabia's monarch, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has been at odds with his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, over establishing relations with Israel, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
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Taliban says Afghanistan war is over as president flees to Tajikistan The Taliban have declared the war in Afghanistan over after its fighters swept into the capital, Kabul, and President Ashraf Ghani fled to Tajikistan. According to Wall Street Journal, President Ghani, who fled the presidential palace and spent Sunday morning at the U.S. Embassy, left the Afghan capital in the afternoon.
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Pakistan elections do not augur well for President Zardari Many surprises sprung by Saturday's elections in Pakistan will have grave repercussions for the political spectrum with the Pakistan People's Party confined to Sindh, the Awami National Party facing a split and President Asif Ali Zardari denied a second term in office, says Shaheen Sehbani of The News.
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Indo-Chinese marathon military commanders talks fail to resolve differences Talks between senior military commanders of India and China on the second and more complex phase of de-escalation and disengagement which started on Tuesday lasted 15 hours, concluding in the early hours of Wednesday, Indian media reported. A statement about the talks is unlikely from the Indian side on Wednesday, as it engages "internal deliberations" over the discussions, the media said.
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'Bring the stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh home' The government of Nawaz Sharif is again under pressure to bring home the stranded Pakistanis living in miserable conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh. The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday asked the government to submit a reply by February 18 regarding the repatriation of 300,000 Pakistanis stranded in some 70 camps in Bangladesh.
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'The Sino-Indian disengagement deal in Eastern Ladakh is a bad deal' The Sino-Indian disengagement deal in Eastern Ladakh is a bad deal. Make no mistake it is an agreement on terms of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). Unfortunately, it was perhaps the only one on the table and thus a fait accompli, says Mahesh Tewari, a former Minister.
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India's controversial Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Rawat killed in copter crash India's first Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Laxman Singh Rawat, was killed Wednesday in a helicopter crash along with his wife and 11 others. General Rawat was a controversial military officer, according to The Wire. Over nearly two years as CDS, he ruffled many feathers within the upper military, official and diplomatic echelons with his outspoken, and, at times unusual and atypical views.
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Massive PLA drill in Tibet sends strong warning to India: Chinese experts While global media focused on the US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan, China maintained pressure on India in the Ladakh standoff. A recent joint operation drill in which the People's Liberation Army in Tibet deployed more than 10 combat units to seize a battlefield from their "enemy" on a peak in the Himalayas was designed to send a warning to India, South China Morning News (SCMN) has quoted Chinese experts as saying.
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Crucial intra-Afghan talks resumes in Qatar after hiatus A crucial round of the so far stalled intra-Afghan peace talks began in the Qatari capital Doha with senior figures from the Afghan government and the Taliban sitting across the table, Anadolu Agency reported Saturday. In his opening remarks, the Taliban's deputy head Mulla Abdul Ghani Baradar said that peace and prosperity will prevail in Afghanistan with a "strong, centralized and independent Islamic system.
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The Indian connection in dreadful Easter bombings in Sri Lanka Sri Lankans have slammed Indian Media for 'Politicizing' the Easter blasts. Sri Lankan Twitter has been quick to call out Indian media and politicians, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for using the series of blasts in the island nation as "election fodder."
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US trying to replace the forever Afghan war with Syria-like hybrid war It appears that the US is trying hard to replace the forever war in Afghanistan with a Syria-like hybrid war, because the humiliating defeat at the hands of the Taliban has created a profound credibility problem for the US in the region, says former Indian diplomat M K Bhadrakumar. .
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Pakistan Supreme Court's dubious role in ousting Imran Khan On April 9, while the National Assembly was debating the no confidence motion against Imran Khan, Pakistan Supreme Court was opened and CJ and other bench member judges arrived apparently to take action if the National Assembly fails to meet the deadline to vote on the motion. Media reports indicated that prison vans were stationed outside the National Assembly, apparently to take away officials guilty of contempt.
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500 Indians, 700 Pakistanis named in Pandora Papers The Pandora Papers investigation Sunday unveiled how the world's wealthy hide their money and assets from authorities, their creditors and the public using a network of lawyers and financial institutions that promise secrecy .Tellingly, the Pandora Papers list the names of 500 Indians and 700 Pakistanis making India as having sixth and Pakistan seventh in ranking.
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After Netanyahu's Oman visit, a spate of Israeli ministers visit Gulf Arab States Following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent secret visit to Oman, a spate of Israeli ministers are visiting Gulf Arab countries that do not formally recognize Israel. Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev arrived in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, coinciding with Netanyahu's trip to Oman, where he met with Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
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Sixth provincial capital in Afghanistan falls into Taliban's hands Afghan forces and the Taliban are fighting fiercely in the center of the northern provincial capital of Kunduz. It follows significant gains made by the militants in the past few days. The Taliban entered the northern city of Kunduz on Sunday. The Taliban's advance on the provincial capital comes after two provincial capitals fell to the militants in the past two days, Deutsche Welle reported.
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China presses Pakistan for 'practical measures' after Gwadar attack The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan strongly condemned the suicide attack targeting a motorcade carrying Chinese nationals at the Gwadar Eastbay Expressway Project on Friday, which killed two Pakistani children and injured one Chinese worker. The embassy asked Pakistan to upgrade its safety measures to ensure such incidents won't happen again. .
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Dreadful Easter bombings and Christianphobia in Sri Lanka A series of coordinated bombings struck three churches and three hotels on Easter Sunday killing 290 people in the worst attacks in Sri Lanka since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.Washington Post said: "the suicide bombings on the holiest day of the Christian calendar were widely viewed as targeting Sri Lanka's small Christian community, a minority that regularly faces discrimination."
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Taliban captures key Afghan dam as fighting rages The Taliban has captured Afghanistan's second-biggest dam after months of fierce fighting in its former bastion of Kandahar, Afghan officials said Thursday. On Tuesday, Taliban fighters captured a key district in northern Afghanistan while thousands of civilians have fled their homes in the southern part of the country to escape violent attacks by the group after the withdrawal of US forces from a military base in the area.
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EU plans detention camps for Afghan refugees across Central Asia Media reports suggest that nearly 40,000 Afghans are scattered at different sites across the globe after fleeing the country and waiting for completion of the vetting process by the US Departments for an unstipulated amount of time, the Frontier Post reported. According to US statistics, the US military shifted about 124,000 people out of Kabul to different US military bases.
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Manufacturing a facade of democracy in Egypt On Sunday (June 24, 2012), Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, was declared the winner of Egypt's presidential election run-off. He won 51.73% of the vote, beating former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq. However, shortly before the presidential vote, with the help of a Mubarak-era judiciary, Army dissolved the parliament and gave itself the legislative power, which cuts into Mursi's powers to act.
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Egyptian kangaroo court confirms 20-year-prison sentence on Morsi Amid mounting anger against the US-client government of Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi because of tax rises, soaring food prices, inflation and cuts in state subsidies, a kangaroo court in Cairo has confirmed a 20-year prison sentence against Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected President who was deposed by Al-Sisi in July 2013.
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US analyst explains reasons for Imran Khan's ouster Rebecca Grant, US National Security & Military analyst, says Pakistan needs to support Ukraine. They would also need to end all their agreements with Russia and also should stop seeking any future deals with Russia. Rebecca also said that Pakistan needs to limit its involvement with China.
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France begins judicial probe into kickbacks in Rafale jets deal with India France has appointed a judge to investigate "corruption" and "favoritism" suspicions in the 2016 multi-billion dollar deal with India for the purchase of 36 Rafale jets, The Print said Saturday quoting French media reports. According to the French investigative website Mediapart, a judicial probe into suspected corruption was opened on June 14 in France over the 7.8-billion-euro Rafale contract of 2016.
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Kuwait parliament passes legislation banning normalization of ties with Israel The Kuwaiti parliament has passed a bill stipulating jail and hefty fines for anyone who deals with Israel, Gulf Today reported. The bill also sought a ban on any direct or indirect contacts with Israel and also a ban on any Kuwaiti or expat residing in the country from visiting Israel. The bill also sought to ban any expression of sympathy with Israel.
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US brings in 'Blue Dot Network' to counter Casualties among Afghan troops have been shockingly high amid a surge in attacks by Taliban militants in recent days. Fighting that is now raging in 26 of the country's 34 provinces has killed or wounded at least 150 Afghan troops over the past 24 hours, Reuters quoted Afghan officials as saying.
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Amid Ladakh Standoff: China deploys robot army on Indian border China is deploying machinegun-carrying robots to its western desert regions amid a standoff with India because troops are struggling with the high-altitude conditions, Indian media has reported. Dozens of unmanned vehicles capable of carrying both weapons and supplies are being sent to Tibet, with the majority deployed in border regions where Chinese troops are locked into a standoff with Indian soldiers. .
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Palm Sunday church bombings in Egypt kill 44, wound dozens At least 44 people were killed and more than 100 more were injured in two Palm Sunday (April 9) attacks at two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt.
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Iran nuclear deal: The devil may be in interpretation Russia Wednesday submitted a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council on the outcome of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries - the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany.
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Russia and Turkey sign strategic Turkish Stream gas pipeline deal Turkey and Russia Monday (Oct 10) signed the Turkish Stream gas pipeline agreement.The signing of the strategic deal came after a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian n President Vladimir Putin who was in Istanbul to attend the 23rd World Energy Congress which gathered 10,000 participants, including four presidents, 250 energy ministers, academia, policy makers and CEOs of top energy companies.
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Kamala Harris gently presses Indian Prime Minister Modi on human rights Vice President Kamala Harris invoked her familial ties to India as she gently pressed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on human rights during a history-making meeting Thursday between America's first vice president of Indian descent and the leader of a country that has become an increasingly close ally, the Los Angeles Times reported. .
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President Erdogan declares Hagia Sophia a mosque after Turkish court ruling Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared Istanbul's Hagia Sophia a mosque on Friday hours after a top court ruled the ancient building's conversion to a museum by modern Turkey's founding statesman was illegal.
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Ladakh Standoff: China-India military talks fail to issue a joint statement The Chinese and Indian militaries held the 11th round of corps commander-level meeting at the Moldo-Chushul border meeting point Indian side on Friday but failed to issue a joint statement. The Global Times quoted Chinese experts as saying that this indicated that the latest meeting did not result in an agreement of a full disengagement in other areas as expected.
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Prime Minister of Pakistan rules out normalization of ties with India Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday ruled out the possibility of normalization of fraught trade and diplomatic relations with India, saying it will be tantamount to "betraying" Kashmiris. "Normalizing ties with India at this point means betraying Kashmiris. Pakistan will never compromise on Kashmiris' blood," Khan said in a live telephonic conversation with citizens.
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'China has further transgressed into Indian territory in Ladakh' India and China will hold eighth round of military-level talks next week to resolve the ongoing standoff along the border in eastern Ladakh amid reports that China has occupied more territory in the disputed area. India and China are locked in an over five-month-long bitter border standoff in eastern Ladakh that has significantly strained their ties. A series of diplomatic and military talks failed to resolve the dispute.
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Secret Chinese Port Project in UAE stopped under US Pressure Construction has been halted on a secret development inside of a Chinese shipping port near Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates after intense US pressure, CNN and Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The port project has been the focus of a flurry of diplomatic engagements in recent months by senior US officials and prominent lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor may be extended to Afghanistan China, Afghanistan and Pakistan can jointly build the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), extend the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan, and help Afghanistan participate in regional connectivity, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the foreign ministers' meeting between the three countries. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi of the Afghan govt.
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Ghastly murder of Sri Lankan shames Pakistan In a bone-chilling display of brutality, a mob in Pakistan lynched and then burnt a Sri Lankan man after accusing him of blasphemy. The incident took place near Sialkot where the Sri Lankan national, Priyantha Kumara, an export manager in a local factory, was attacked by workers of private factories for allegedly tearing down the posters of radical outfit Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, which bore the name of Prophet Muhammad. .
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Islamic countries denounce burning of the Quran in Sweden as provocation to 2 billion Muslims Muslim countries have condemned the burnings of the Quran in Sweden that hurts the sentiments of world's around two billion Muslims. The act is described as contradiction of all religious values and principles, human rights principles and basic freedoms, fuels feelings of hatred and violence and threatens peaceful coexistence.
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India's official website declares 97% Muslim Kashmir as predominantly Hindu territory At a time when fears of a demographic invasion are running rife in Indian administered Kashmir, a government website has declared the conflict-ridden Muslim majority region a Hindu majority, according to international news agency Anadolu. The InvestJK website, run by the Industries and Commerce Department, describes under its heading on Temples that, "be it Kashmir or Jammu, the population is predominantly Hindu."
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Turkey successfully test-fires domestic 76 mm naval gun Turkey on Thursday successfully test-fired a domestically developed 76 mm naval gun, which is expected to replace the similar ammunition normally imported from abroad, Daily Sabah has reported. The 76 mm naval gun was developed by Machinery and Chemical Industry (MKE), a state-owned gun and ammunition manufacturer, and was unveiled for the first time during this year's International Defense Fair last August in Istanbul.
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Despite international outcry, Field Marshal el-Sisi of Egypt executes 9 political prisoners US-client, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi' regime of Egypt has executed nine young men convicted over the 2015 killing of the country's top prosecutor, a prison source and a lawyer confirmed this morning, despite international condemnation from rights groups over the death sentences.
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US-led NATO deadly attack on Pakistani posts aimed at gauging response of nuclear Islamabad? With more details coming out about last Saturday's US-led NATO attack on two Pakistani posts in the remote area of Pak-Afghanistan border analysts in Pakistan believe that the unprovoked two-hours attack was aimed at gauging the response of nuclear armed Pakistan.
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Modi and Bloodthirsty Dharam Sansad leaders are on the same page The vilification of Muslims is a complete sentence of which Modi speaks a part, the blank space ahead is filled by Adityanath and the task of completing it is left to Yati Narasinghanand and the rest of the religious gurus, according to The Wire.
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Ladakh standoff: China reinforces military positions A year after Indian and Chinese soldiers first clashed on the north bank of Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh, China is now further reinforcing its military positions and rotating troops in the "depth areas" along the in a clear signal that it has no intent to de-escalate anytime soon, Times of India reported Wednesday.
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Biden defends Afghanistan withdrawal after Taliban takeover of Kabul In his first comments since the Taliban took control of the Afghan capital, Kabul, President Joe Biden said on Monday that the collapse of the Afghan government amid the Taliban's rapid advance "did unfold more quickly than we anticipated". "I stand squarely behind my decision," Biden said in the televised address, however. .
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Putin says outside forces should not impose their values on Afghanistan The political reality is that the Taliban controls most of Afghanistan, and outside forces must not impose their views on the country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday. Addressing a news conference with the visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel Putin said: "The Taliban movement today controls almost the entire territory of the country, including the capital. This is the political reality"
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Far-right attacks targeting Muslims on rise in Germany Germany has witnessed growing racism and Islamophobia in recent years, fueled by the propaganda of far-right groups and parties, which have attempted to stoke fear of Muslims and immigrants to win more votes. More than 900 Islamophobic hate crimes were recorded in 2020 and there has also been an increase in attacks targeting migrants, according to German Interior Ministry report Monday.
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Talibans capture several districts from fleeing Afghan troops The Taliban's march through northern Afghanistan gained momentum with the capture of several districts from fleeing Afghan forces, several hundred of whom fled across the border into Tajikistan, the Associated Press has reported. More than 300 Afghan soldiers crossed from Afghanistan's Badakhshan province as Taliban fighters advanced toward the border, AP quoted Tajikistan's State Committee for National Security as saying.
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Fabricating a fig leaf of democracy in Egypt: Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi wins with 92 percent votes Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has won re-election as Egypt's president, according to preliminary results reported by a number of state media outlets, showing el-Sisi winning 92 percent of the vote.
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Erdogan calls for solution of Kashmir issue in UN General Assembly speech Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a solution to a long-running dispute between India and Pakistan regarding Kashmir during his address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. "We maintain our stance in favor of solving the ongoing problem in Kashmir for 74 years, through dialogue between the parties and within the framework of relevant United Nations resolutions," the Turkish leader said.
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More locals are becoming militants in Indian-administered Kashmir: BBC Today, August 5, marks the second anniversary of revoking Article 370 of the Indian Constitution providing special status, or autonomy, to the disputed Jammu and Kashmir. Subsequently, Prime Minister Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP-led govt started changing its demography at gun point by allowing and luring Hindus to buy properties in Kashmir. Since then, the imposition of curfew has turned the valley into a mass prison.
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Facebook, Instagram and Twitter censor posts on Israeli violence in Jerusalem Social-media giants including Facebook and Instagram are censoring posts that highlight Israel's violence and oppression against Palestinians, the Turkish daily Sabah reported Wednesday. With accounts deleted on Twitter and content blocked on Instagram, Palestinian social-media users say they have been censored from showing the reality of the unrest in Jerusalem.
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Xi Jinping's visit to Tibet sends strong message to India In a development that raised eyebrows in India, Chinese President Xi Jinping made an unannounced visit to Tibet this week, including to Nyingchi located less than 16 km from the disputed border with India's Arunachal Pradesh. The July 21-23 visit was kept under wraps by China's official media till the end of the trip on Friday.
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Tehreek-e-Taliban India formed to give cover to Modi regime's anti-Muslim policies! Tehreek-e-Taliban India (TTI) has been established according to a Tweeter message by the TTI. The TTI Tweet said: The Tehreek-e-Taliban India (#TTI) announced its official activities today, Thursday, following a meeting of its leaders in India. According to The Express Tribune of Pakistan, after establishing Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), India's spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) is working on a new "project": TTI
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Extra-judicial killings continue in Karachi, Pakistan, behind smoke screen A brutal anti-Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) military operation continues behind the smoke screen as electronic and print media has been barred from reporting the extra-judicial killings by the paramilitary forces in Karachi and elsewhere in the volatile Sindh province.
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American Muslims 19 years after 9/11 Nineteen years after the ghastly tragedy of 9/11, civil rights remain the major problem for the seven-million-strong American Muslim community. The COVID-19 pandemic shut down the economy and disturbed the social life, but even in these challenging times American Muslims were victims of hate crimes, discrimination and Islamophobia. Almost two decades after 9/11, Muslims are still dealing with the fall-out.
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After US pullout from Afghanistan: 180 unaccompanied Afghan children in U.S. custody The United States Government is caring for approximately 180 unaccompanied Afghan children according to a Monday (Sept 13) report from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Afghan American and Muslim aid organizations.
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India locks down Kashmir after secret burial of Geelani Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the veteran Kashmiri leader from Indian-administered Kashmir, has been laid to rest as the Indian authorities crack down on public movement and impose a near-total communications blackout to prevent protests, Al Jazeera reported Thurday. Geelani, the icon of the disputed region's resistance against New Delhi's rule, died late on Wednesday. He was 92.
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7 soldiers killed in ambush in northwest Pakistan Seven Pakistani soldiers have been killed in an attack in North Waziristan tribal region. Militants ambushed a Pakistani military convoy in a stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban near the Afghan border, triggering an intense shootout in which seven soldiers and four insurgents were killed, according to the military.
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UK police asked to arrest of Indian army chief, home minister for war crimes in Kashmir Law firm Stoke White has filed an appeal with London's Metropolitan Police for the arrest of two Indian government officials under the Universal Jurisdiction principle. Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane, and Minister of Home Affairs Amit Anil Chandra Shah, could be liable for arrest by the Metropolitan Police's War Crimes Unit after a groundbreaking 41-page report by the Stoke White Investigations Unit.
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2012: Another hard year for American Muslims The seven-million strong American Muslim community was shocked at the horrendous murder of Sunando Sen, who was pushed by a women to his death on the tracks of a New York subway station because she thought he was Muslim.
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Philippines seeks Turkish help to modernize navy The Philippine Navy is exploring ways to collaborate with the Turkish government in current efforts to modernize its Navy. Chief of the Philippine Navy Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo told the Philippine News Agency that a delegation visited Turkey last week at the invitation of Turkish state-owned defense contractor ASFAT.
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Controversy continues over the fatal copter crash of General Bipin Rawat At least eight people have been arrested, two booked and one suspended from a government job, across the country, over social media posts on the death of General Bipin Rawat, his wife and other officers in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu, Indian Express reported Sunday. Action over the posts has been reported from Jammu and Kashmir, BJP-run Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka, Congress-run Rajasthan, and from Tamil Nadu.
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Anti-Muslim campaign continues in India with desecrating mosques Amid daily hate and lynchings against Muslims in India in the last few months, police in northern state of Uttar Pradesh arrested seven people for throwing pieces of pork, letters abusing Muslims and torn pages of the Quran at three mosques and a shrine in an attempt to instigate communal violence.
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Pakistan successfully test fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile Pakistan has successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 900 kilometres, the Army said.
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Pakistan Army launches long-awaited operation in N Waziristan The Pakistan Army Sunday launched a long-awaited operation against militants in North Waziristan Agency.
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Anti-Islam, anti-Muslim rallies 'Fizzle' nationwide "Sorry, Islamophobes: Your Anti-Muslim rallies ended up inspiring acts of love and service": This headline of the Huffington Post best describes the fizzle of the nationwide anti-Islam and anti-Muslim rallies organized by what Carol Kuruvilla calls a loosely affiliated group of armed protesters.
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'Imported government unacceptable' slogan haunts Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif The National Security Committee (NSC) of the Cabinet, met here on Thursday with Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in the chair, reaffirmed that the language used by the foreign official in the letter was undiplomatic and blatant interference in Pakistan's internal affairs. The NSC meeting came as the social media trend "Imported Hakumat Na-manzoor," has become the most popular trend on all social media platforms.
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Russia concerned over India's alliance with Quad Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi, recently tweeted that the annual summit between India and Russia has been cancelled due to Moscow's unease with Quad. This is the first time the Annual Summit has been postponed since 2000.
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What is behind rumors about bitter Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relations? Pakistan Foreign Office Thursday denied a social media report on Saudi Arabia's role in the assessment of Pakistan's Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan. "Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy strong fraternal ties and the two countries have always cooperated with each other on all matters of bilateral, regional and international importance," said the FO spokesperson.
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UN Human Rights Office expresses concern over situation in Indian-administered Kashmir The UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Rupert Colville Wednesday expressed deep concern over the arrest of Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez under Indian counter-terrorism legislation, the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). The UN Human Rights Office is also alarmed by the rise in killings of civilians, including members of religious minorities, by armed groups in Indian-administered Kashmir this year.
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Indian journalist Danish Siddiqui was brutally murdered by Taliban Indian journalist Danish Siddiqui did not die in crossfire but was brutally murdered by the Taliban. Siddiqui, who was working for Reuters, died on July 16 while covering clashes between Afghan security forces and Taliban in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar, which borders Pakistan.
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In a stern warning to China, India tests 5,000-km range nuclear-capable ballistic missile In a strong strategic signal to China amidst the continuing 17-month military confrontation in eastern Ladakh, India tested its most formidable missile, the over 5,000-km range Agni-V, on Wednesday evening, Times of India (TOI) reported. The "successful test" of the Agni-V, brings even the northernmost part of China within its strike envelope.
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UN General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to recognize Palestinian state The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to recognize a Palestinian state. There were 138 votes in favor, nine against and 41 abstentions. Three countries -- Australia, Britain and Germany - did not take part in the vote to upgrade the Palestinian Authority's observer status at the United Nations to "non-member state" from "entity."
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Prominent leader's assassination highlights the plight of Rohingya Muslims A prominent Rohingya Muslim leader has been shot dead in a refugee camp in southern Bangladesh. Mohibullah, who was in his late 40s, led one of the largest of several community groups to emerge since more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar after a military crackdown in August 2017, Al Jazeera reported.
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India apologizes for accidentally firing missile into Pakistan India apologized on Friday for what it said was an accidental firing of a missile into Pakistan. The Indian Defense Ministry said in a statement that "a technical malfunction" during "routine maintenance" had been the cause of the missile to fire before eventually landing in a part of Pakistan.
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104 Admirals urge Erdogan to abandon Istanbul Kanal project More than 100 retired admirals have called on the Turkish government to abandon plans to build Kanal Istanbul. A total of 104 retired admirals signed a declaration urging the government to maintain its commitment to the Montreux Convention, which regulates the shipping in the Bosporus and Dardanelles.
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China adopts new land-border law amid military impasse with India China's top legislature voted to adopt the country's first national law on the protection and exploitation of the country's land-border areas, which aims to better maintain national security and manage border-related matters at the legal level amid regional tensions, including the frictions with India. .
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India alarmed at China-Pakistan joint exploration of minerals in Arabian Sea China and Pakistan have started survey work in the Arabian Sea along the Gujarat coast of India, according to Hindustan News Hub. Pakistan hopes that it can get large deposits of gas and oil in the Arabian Sea around the Karachi port, like the Mumbai High, the paper added. Quoting intelligence sources, Hindustan News Hub said satellite images show that China-Pakistan have jointly started research work in Arabian Sea. .
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In Demchok, China erects tents on 'Indian side' amid Ladakh standoff More than a year has passed since border tensions between India and China spiked after the worst clash in almost five decades in Ladakh's Galwan Valley, in the Aksai Chin-Ladakh area, the Chinese have erected tents on the Indian side of the Charding Nala in Demchok in eastern Ladakh, the Indian Express quoted senior government officials as saying.
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Lawsuits filed challenging Trump's Muslim ban At least two lawsuits were filed Monday (Jan. 30) against against President's Trump's Friday's "Muslim ban" executive order.
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Modi threatens Pakistan with "Mother of Nuclear Bombs" Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has threatened Pakistan to wipe out with the mother of nuclear bombs.
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Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia reject Kushner's bid to establish ties with Israel Leaders of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain reportedly rejected special White House advisor Jared Kushner's push for normalization with Israel, as the US tries to seize on the momentum of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) move, the Times of Israel reported Wednesday.
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China building digital Silk Road stretching from Asia through Africa to Europe The final stretch of a cross-border fiber-optic cable is set to be laid by China in Pakistan to create the Digital Silk Road (DSR), serving the geostrategic interests of both countries, RT has reporting Nikkei Asia as saying. It will connect to a submarine cable in the Arabian Sea to service countries participating in China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Europe.
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Japanese Prime Minister fails to sway India on Ukraine Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida failed to persuade India to take a similar position over the Ukraine crisis as its partners the US, Japan and Australia in the Quad mechanism during his meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. Tellingly, the joint statement published following the meeting did not mention Russia, let alone imposing sanctions against Russia.
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Russia has security obligations to Armenia, not Nagorno-Karabakh: Putin In a major setback to Armenia in fight over Nagorno-Karaback, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kremllin said Wednesday that the Armenia-Azerbaijan military conflict was not taking place in the Armenian lands. Russia may stand up for Armenia under its Collective Security Treaty obligations, but these obligations do not cover the unrecognized republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.
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Cairo's military is the best friend the U.S. has got: Indyk Amid violent demonstrations orchestrated by Tamaroud group, Egypt's pro-US army Wednesday deposed and arrested the elected President Mohammad Morsi. Adly Mansour, the head of the Supreme Constititonal Court, with which Morsi had repeated confrontations, was sworn in as interim president.
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7 US legislators urge Pompeo to raise the issue of Indian farmers' protest Seven US legislators have written to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting him to raise with his Indian counterpart the issue of farmer's protest continued for the last four weeks.
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French parliament approves bill to tighten control of mosques After months of wrangling the French parliament passes a draconian piece of legislation that many see as targeting the county's Muslim community. The French National Assembly on July 23 approved the controversial "anti-separatism" bill despite strong criticisms from parliamentarians from the Left and the Right.
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U.S. Blocked Joint U.N. Statement on Israeli-Palestinian fighting UN Security Council members failed to agree on a unified position on the ongoing conflict between Palestine and Israel during an emergency session Sunday. United Nations Security Council members condemned the violence in the Middle East during an emergency session Sunday but failed to agree on a unified position after China accused the U.S. of blocking a joint statement, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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After fierce fighting, Taliban claims complete control of Panjshir Valley The Taliban has taken complete control of Panjshir Valley, the last area in Afghanistan held by anti-Taliban forces, the Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid announced Sunday. Pictures on social media on Sunday showed Taliban members standing in front of the gate of the Panjshir provincial governor's compound.
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Indian judge at the International Court of Justice votes against Russia An Indian judge at the International Court of Justice has voted against Russia, a decision at odds with India's abstention from a United Nations General Assembly resolution on March 2 condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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Pakistan rules out handing over Dr Shakeel Afridi to US No proposal is under consideration to hand over Dr Shakeel Afridi, who helped CIA in Osama Ben Laden compound raid in May 2011, to the United States, says chief of Pakistan's spy agency Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).
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Any plot to sabotage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor won't succeed: Beijing China said Friday that any scheme to sabotage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) won't succeed. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian pointed out that the CPEC is a pilot program under the Belt and Road Initiative that will not only boost economic development in the two countries, but also promote interconnectivity and common prosperity in the region.
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'Pakistan becoming pawn in Chinese policy to enter Afghanistan' Indian Air Force Chief R.K.S. Bhadauria has said that Pakistan has increasingly become a pawn of Chinese policy and the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan has opened options for Beijing to expand its influence in the region through Islamabad.
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Indian military cannot operate without Russian equipment: US report A US Congressional Research Service (CRS) report says that the Indian military cannot operate effectively without Russian-supplied equipment while the Indian military will continue to rely on Russian weapons systems in the near and middle terms. Since 2010, Russia has been the source of nearly two-thirds of all Indian arms imports and India has been the largest Russian arms importer.
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Global tax havens or havens for dirty money The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, leaked massive documents known as "Panama Papers" which reveal the shadowy world of hidden offshore finances of presidents and prime ministers. The biggest leak of financial data in history exposes offshore holdings of 12 current and former world leaders and provides details of the hidden financial dealings of 128 more politicians and public officials around the world.
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Anti-Muslim hate crimes in India could affect Hindus in Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina Amid rising incidents of hate crimes against the Muslims in India and the Narendra Modi government's biased policies towards minorities, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned New Delhi that these incidents could affect the Hindu community in her country. With 12.7 million in numbers, Hindus are the second largest population after Muslims (135M ) in Bangladesh. .
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China-Iran 25-year agreement becomes operational China and Iran have started implementing their 25-year accord from this week, which envisaged economic and security cooperation and development in these fields. Iran's foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, in his first visit to China, Friday announced after talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.