OIC CALL FOR INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION OF RIGHTS ABUSES IN KASHMIR

Sat 25 September 2021: The Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) this week reaffirmed its longstanding support for the “right of self-determination” of the people of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions.  In a joint communique after a meeting of the foreign ministers of OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir, it […]

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HUNDREDS PROTEST IN KABUL TO RELEASED AFGHANISTAN’S FROZEN ASSETS

Fri 24 September 2021: Hundreds of residents in capital Kabul on Friday rallied asking the US and other international community members to released Afghanistan’s frozen funds. The rally was held after Friday prayer in downtown Kabul headed by the Najam Foundation. Participants chanted ‘death to America slogan’, ‘Nation’s rights’, ‘Nation’s voice.’ Hundreds of people protested […]

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CHINA DEMANDS REMOVAL OF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS FROM AFGHANISTAN

Thu 23 September 2021: China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the various unilateral sanctions or restrictions on Afghanistan should be lifted as soon as possible. Economic sanctions on Afghanistan must end, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement, citing Wang at virtual G20 foreign ministers meeting on Afghanistan on Wednesday. Afghanistan’s […]

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INDIA’S RULING BJP UNDER FIRE AFTER $3B HEROIN BUSTED FROM PM MODI’S AIDE ADANI’S PORT

Thu 23 September 2021: The pin-drop silence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in question after the seizure of 3,000 kilogrammes of heroin worth INR210 billion ($3 billion) at the Mundra Port in Gujarat, operated by his friend and financier Gautam Adani. In the biggest-ever single drug haul in India, the heroin was shipped […]

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US JUDGE ORDERS FACEBOOK TO UNVEIL RECORDS OF ANTI-ROHINGYA CONTENT

Thu 23 September 2021: A U.S. federal judge has ordered Facebook to release records of accounts connected to anti-Rohingya violence in Myanmar that the social media giant had shut down, rejecting its argument about protecting privacy as “rich with irony.” The judge in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday criticized Facebook for failing to hand over information […]

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AFGHANISTAN – EX-BAGRAM INMATES RECOUNT STORIES OF ABUSE, TORTURE

Former prisoners return to the now abandoned US-run Bagram jail, which was notorious for enhanced interrogations. By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska Bagram, Afghanistan – Hajimumin Hamza walks through a long, dark corridor and carefully inspects the area as if he has never seen it before. Today, the 36-year old bearded man in a black turban and a traditional two-piece […]

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MAULANA KELEEM SIDDIQUI ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF RELIGIOUS CONVERSION

Wed 22 September 2021: The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad arrested Islamic scholar Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui in Meerut on Tuesday night on charges of alleged illegal religious conversions, reported PTI. Siddiqui is one of the prominent clerics from western Uttar Pradesh and the president of Global Peace Center as well as Jamia Imam Waliullah Trust. The […]

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TALIBAN NAMES AFGHAN UN ENVOY, ASKS TO SPEAK TO WORLD LEADERS

Wed 22 September 2021: Taliban have asked to address world leaders at the United Nations in New York this week and nominated their Doha-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan’s UN ambassador, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday. Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi made the request in a letter to UN Secretary-General […]

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INDIA TO AUTHORIZE COVID-19 VACCINES FOR CHILDREN NEXT MONTH: SOURCES

Wed 22 September 2021: All Indian children aged 12 or older will become eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations from next month, when drug maker Cadila Healthcare launches its ZyCoV-D product, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The world’s first DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine, ZyCoV-D won emergency authorization from Indian regulators last month. From […]

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