INDONESIA STADIUM TRAGEDY: AT LEAST 174 KILLED AFTER RIOT AND STAMPEDE (VIDEO)

Sun 02 October 2022: At least 174 people have died in a fatal football stampede after Arema FC lost 3-2 to Persebaya Surabaya in a home game on Saturday night at Kanjuruhan Stadium in East Java, Indonesia, Deputy East Java Governor Emil Dardak told local media on Sunday. A police statement said supporters of the […]

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SUICIDE BLAST KILLS DOZENS AT EDUCATION CENTRE IN AFGHAN CAPITAL

Fri 30 September 2022: A suicide bomber blew himself up at an educational center in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least 19 people and injuring 28 more on Friday morning. The suicide bomber targeted students at the Kaaj educational institution in the Dasht e Barchi neighborhood at 7:30 a.m. local time (0300GMT). Officials said they were taking their examinations. Khalid Zadran, a spokesman for the […]

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SAFE, LEGAL ABORTION IS A RIGHT FOR ALL WOMEN: INDIA’S TOP COURT

Thu 29 September 2022: All women are entitled to a safe and legal abortion process and making any distinction between a married and an unmarried woman in this regard is unconstitutional, the Indian Supreme Court ruled today. “Even an unmarried woman can undergo abortion up to 24 weeks on par with married women,” Justice D […]

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‘PRELIMINARY’ AGREEMENT SIGNED BETWEEN TALIBAN AND RUSSIA FOR OIL, GAS, AND WHEAT

Thu 29 September 2022: Taliban representatives on Wednesday said, that Afghanistan’s government has signed a provisional agreement with Russia to import wheat and petroleum products at a reduced price. According to Akhundzada Abdul Salam Jawad, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the agreement calls for the annual purchase of two million tonnes […]

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META OWES ROHINGYA REPARATIONS FOR MYANMAR VIOLENCE, SAYS AMNESTY

Thu 29 September 2022: Facebook owner failed to take action on hate speech against Rohingya despite repeated warnings, says rights group. A prominent human rights group says Facebook’s owner Meta owes the Rohingya reparations for the platform’s role in fuelling violence against the mostly Muslim minority in Myanmar. Amnesty International issued the call for compensation […]

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TALIBAN OFFICIAL CALLS FOR REOPENING GIRLS’ SCHOOLS

Wed 28 September 2022: There is no justification in Islam for the ban on girls attending schools past the sixth year, according to a senior member of Afghanistan’s Taliban-run government. During a Taliban gathering in Kabul on Tuesday, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, the Taliban’s deputy minister of foreign affairs, made the appeal. Since regaining control, […]

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INDIAN GOVERNMENT BANS MUSLIM GROUP PFI OVER ALLEGED ‘TERROR’ LINKS

PFI, SDPI workers protest in Hubballi. Credit: PTI Photo Wed 28 September 2022:  After authorities detained more than 100 PFI members this month, India declared the Muslim organization Popular Front of India (PFI) and its affiliates illegal, accusing them of supporting “terrorism,” and banned them for five years. “The Popular Front of India and its […]

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