UN RIGHTS CHIEF VISITS CHINA BEGINNING ON MONDAY, INCLUDING XINJIANG

Fri 20 May 2022: According to her office, the UN human rights chief will begin her long-awaited journey to China on Monday, including a stop in the Xinjiang province, where authorities are accused of grave human rights breaches. Michelle Bachelet will visit China’s far-western Xinjiang region next week, after years of asking “meaningful and unfettered” […]

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EU PROVIDES ROHINGYA WITH $23 MILLION IN HUMANITARIAN AID

Fri 20 May 2022: The European Commission stated on Friday that the Rohingya community will receive an additional €22 million ($23.3 million) in humanitarian aid. The help will go to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and their host communities, as well as displaced Rohingya and other conflict-affected persons in Myanmar, according to a statement from the […]

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IMF AND PAKISTAN HOLD BAILOUT TALKS IN QATAR AS ECONOMY FALTERS

Fri 20 May 2022: Doha, Qatar – At a luxury hotel in Qatar’s capital, Pakistani officials are holding talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as Islamabad seeks the release of more funds from a $6bn bailout package agreed in 2019 to stabilise the country’s faltering economy. “The team will be in Doha during May 18-25 as part […]

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AL-AQSA: TALIBAN INAUGURATE REPLICA OF THE DOME OF THE ROCK IN KABUL

Thu 19 May 2022: To uphold Islamic and historic cultural values, the Kabul Municipality has built a mosque in the Kampani area of Kabul with its tomb and other designing similar to the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a Palestinian City, which is equally important and sacred for Muslims, Christians and Jews and […]

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‘TEXTBOOK REPEAT’: INDIA COURTS HEAR HINDU-RELICS-IN-MOSQUE PLEAS

Thu 19 May 2022:  India’s top court and a court in Varanasi hear petitions filed by Hindu groups claiming a Mughal-era mosque has relics of Lord Shiva. India’s Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s order banning mass prayers at a 17th-century mosque in northern India after a survey team said it found relics of […]

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QATAR DEPORTS INDIA EXPAT WHO SAID NURSES WERE BEING HIRED AS ‘SEX SLAVES’

Thu 19 May 2022:  An Indian expat has been fired from his job in Qatar and deported following comments he made, that nurses from his home state of Kerala were being sent to Gulf states to become “sex slaves for terrorists”. The man, identified as Sisupalan Durgadas, appeared in a video which surfaced online and […]

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FACT-CHECK: PHOTO FROM VIETNAM SHARED AS ‘SHIVLING FOUND IN GYANVAPI MOSQUE’

Wed 18 May 2022: A photo of people excavating and restoring a trench has gone viral, with the claim that it represents the ‘Shivling’ that was purportedly discovered inside the Gyanvapi mosque complex in Varanasi. The Varanasi court ordered that a site in the mosque compound be sealed on Monday, May 16 after the petitioners’ […]

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“FIERUPTS WHEREVER I AM”: OUTRAGE AS PAKISTANI TIKTOK STAR SHOOTS VIDEO NEXT TO FOREST FIRE

Wed 18 May 2022: As a severe heatwave causes widespread agony in Pakistan, a Pakistani social media star with millions of followers is facing backlash after posing for a TikTok video by a forest fire. “Fire erupts wherever I am,” Humaira Asghar captioned a video of herself strolling about in a silver ball gown in […]

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