AFGHAN ACTING PREMIER CALLS FOR OFFICIAL GLOBAL RECOGNITION OF TALIBAN GOVERNMENT

Thu 20 January 2022: Mullah Hassan Akhund, Afghanistan’s acting prime minister, called for world nations to recognize the country’s Taliban administration on Wednesday, saying at a news conference in Kabul that all conditions had been met. “I ask all governments, especially Islamic countries, that they should start recognition,” Akhund said, in his first major public […]

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WHY HAVE SO MANY HOSTAGE-TAKERS DEMANDED THE RELEASE OF AAFIA SIDDIQUI?

Wed 19 January 2022: In a recent Texas hostage-taking incident, the perpetrator demanded US officials release Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman imprisoned for alleged connections with Al Qaeda. Imprisoned Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui’s name reemerged in last weekend’s Texas hostage-taking incident, in which Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British citizen, took hostages in a synagogue, demanding Siddiqui’s […]

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INDIA: MUSLIM GIRLS WEARING HIJAB BARRED FROM ATTENDING CLASSES IN KARNATAKA

The photo of the girls sitting on the stairs of the college that went viral on social media. Tue 18 January 2022:  Bengaluru, India – When A H Almas, 18, and two of her friends stepped into their classroom on a December morning, the teacher immediately yelled at them: “Get out.” The Muslim girls were not […]

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EARTHQUAKE: 26 KILLED, HUNDREDS OF HOUSES DAMAGED IN AFGHANISTAN’S BADGHIS

Tue 18 January 2022: As a result of an earthquake that struck western Afghanistan on Monday, at least 26 people were killed, four more were critically injured, and hundreds of homes were demolished or damaged, according to local officials. On Monday, the western province of Badghis was jolted by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake. According to […]

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CHINESE SCIENTISTS DISCOVER EARLIEST ANT MIMICS FROM MID-CRETACEOUS AMBER

Mon 17 January 2022: Chinese scientists announced Monday that they uncovered a new form of insect nymph from mid-Cretaceous amber Xinuha reported. According to scientists this insect dates back to nearly 100 million years ago, extending the geological range of ant mimicry by almost 50 million years. More than a dozen ant-like alienopterid nymphs were […]

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CHINA’S POPULATION GROWS BY THE SLOWEST PACE IN DECADES

Mon 17 January 2022: Despite China’s efforts to expand the young population, official data released on Monday showed that the country’s birth rate fell to a historic low in 2021. The figures showed that the population increased by less than half a million while China’s general population expanded by roughly 480,000 people, bringing the total […]

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