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Bill Gates praises Pakistan’s army for protecting anti-polio drive campaigners

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ISLAMABAD: One of the founders of Microsoft, the leading US philanthropist Bill Gates, has praised the Pakistan Army for supporting the anti-polio drive in the country, during a phone call to General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday. In the call to Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, Gates “acknowledged supporting efforts by Pakistan Army for successfully […]

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Chinese torture allegedly kills Islamic scholar

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ANKARA: Uyghur Islamic scholar Muhammad Salih Hajim has died in a Chinese political indoctrination camp, World Uyghur Congress (WUC) said. The Thursday statement noted that in December 2017, Hajim (82) was held and subjected to political indoctrination and propaganda. Hajim has translated the Holy Quran from Arabic to Uyghur language, the international group of exiled Uyghur […]

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Austria says to expel ‘several’ imams, shut 7 mosques

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VIENNA: Austria will expel “several” foreign-funded imams and shut seven mosques in a crackdown on “political Islam,” Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced on Friday. Kurz said the moves came after an investigation by the religious affairs authority into images which emerged in April of children in Turkish-backed mosques playing dead and reenacting the World War I […]

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US expands China health alert amid illness reports

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BEIJING: The US State Department on Friday issued an expanded health alert for all of China amid reports some US diplomats based in the country had experienced a mysterious malady that resembles a brain injury and has already affected US personnel in Cuba. A previous statement in May only mentioned the southern Chinese city of […]

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Land reform is not a threat, South Africa’s Ramaphosa tells white Afrikaners

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CAPE TOWN: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told the white Afrikaner community on Thursday that it should not view his government’s land reform plans as a threat, but as a way to harness the country’s economic potential and heal divisions from the past. Ramaphosa, who replaced scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma in February, has promised to redistribute […]

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UN appeals for ‘unhindered’ access for Somalia aid

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UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council called Thursday for “unhindered humanitarian access” in Somalia, expressing concern about the risk of famine in the conflict-racked country. “The Security Council expresses deep concern about the humanitarian situation in Somalia, including the continued risk of famine and the impact of recent flooding,” the council said in a […]

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Indonesia shines a light on dishonest Umrah operators

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JAKARTA:Indonesia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs has revamped its supervision of Umrah tour operators and imposed a moratorium on issuing licenses to new ones as of last month. The moratorium was imposed as a major Umrah scam case, which cost 58,682 aspiring Umrah pilgrims a combined loss of 848.70 billion rupiah ($60 million), was being heard […]

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Freedom flotilla boat sets sail to France from Brighton

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LONDON: Freedom’, one of the vessels of a flotilla traveling from Sweden to Palestine to break an 11-year blockade by Israel on Gaza, left the British port of Brighton on Friday. ‘Freedom’, which remained anchored at the Shoreham Harbor since Tuesday was waved off to French port of La Rochelle by a group of local activists. […]

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Clashes in eastern Yemen leave 20 Houthis dead: Army

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MARIB, Yemen: At least 20 Houthi rebels have been killed fighting the Yemeni army in the Serwah Directorate in Yemen’s eastern Marib province, the army said in a Friday statement. “Fierce fighting erupted Thursday after a group of rebels attempted to infiltrate army positions in southern Serwah,” the statement quoted an unnamed military source as saying. […]

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Australian commandos accused of Afghan war crimes

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SYDNEY: Australian special forces have been accused of committing war crimes in Afghanistan in a secret defense report leaked Friday that described a “complete lack of accountability” from top military brass. The investigation, reported by Fairfax Media, quoted unnamed special forces insiders saying some Australian troops engaged in the “unsanctioned and illegal application of violence […]

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