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Islam does not belong to Germany: Interior Minister


Srinagar, Mar 16: In what could derail efforts of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to integrate Muslims in the country, new Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has said Islam did not belong to Germany. “Islam does not belong to Germany,” Seehofer was quoted as saying by Bild newspaper. His remarks also contradicted former German president Christian Wulff who fueled a debate over immigration ...

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Trump decides to remove National Security Adviser


Washington, Mar 16: US President Donald Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his National Security Adviser and was actively discussing potential replacements, The Washington Post reported. The turbulence is part of a broader potential shake-up under consideration by Trump that is likely to include senior officials at the White House, informed sources told The Post late Thursday. “The President ...

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Pakistan raises Kashmir at UN, links it to Palestine


United Nations, Mar 15: Using a two-pronged tactic in the Human Rights Council, Pakistan has raised the Kashmir issue while speaking on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and then for itself. In its reply during the debate on Wednesday at the UN in Geneva, India rejected the OIC statement saying the group had no standing in India’s internal ...

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India expresses concern over allegation on use of chemical weapons

The Hague, Mar 15: India has expressed concern over new allegations on the use of chemical weapons in different parts of the world and called for bringing to justice the perpetrators of such abhorrent acts. Ambassador VenuRajamony also said that India is worried about the reports of the so-called ‘Islamic State’ or ISIS acquiring chemical weapons and their delivery systems, according ...

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Haley warns UN: Russia may use chemical weapon on New York


United Nations, Mar 15: Expressing solidarity with the UK, US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has warned that if concrete measures were not initiated, “Russia will use chemical weapons here in New York or in cities of any country that sits on this Council”. Haley said the Donald Trump administration “stands in absolute solidarity with Great Britain” following a nerve ...

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‘Pak summons India’s Deputy High Commissioner over harassment of officials’


Islamabad, Mar 14: Pakistan has summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh over the alleged harassment of officials and families of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, according to Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry. Singh was summoned after Pakistani newspaper Dawn quoted Pakistani officials of accusing India of harassing its diplomats and their families in the country and threatened to ...

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I consider Kashmir as part of Pakistan: Imam-e-Kaaba


Srinagar, Mar 13: Imam-e-Kaaba Dr Saleh bin Muhammad Al Talib on Monday met Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and said Pakistan has a significant place in the Muslim world, reports claimed. A report published in Pakistan’s The Express Tribune said that Talib lauded Pakistan’s role in maintaining peace in the region and the country’s commitment to eradicating the menace of ...

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UN chief deplores failure to implement UN resolution on Syria


United Nations, Mar 13: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday deplored the failure to implement a Security Council resolution that demands cease-fire in Syria. Reporting to the Security Council on the implementation of Resolution 2401, Guterres said there has been no cessation of hostilities in Syria. Though conflicts in some areas are diminishing in intensity, violence continues in Eastern Ghouta and ...

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UN rights experts blame Facebook for spreading hate speech against Rohingya Muslims


Geneva, Mar 13: The UN human rights experts have blamed Facebook for playing a key role in spreading hate speech against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Marzuki Darusman, Chairman of the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, said on Monday that the social media platform had played a “determining role” in Myanmar. “As far as the Myanmar situation is concerned, ...

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