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Trump: Muslims have to help us fight terror

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has sought the help of Muslims to help root out terrorism, saying the community will be blamed if it does not assist in combating the menace. The 70-year-old reality TV star-turned politician, who earlier drew flak for proposing a ban on Muslims entering the US, appealed to the community as they would know “what is ... Read More »

China reaching out to Bhutan as part of new South Asia policy

China has signalled its intent to establish diplomatic ties with Bhutan, adding another dimension to its evolving South Asia policy, which has already included a deeper engagement with Nepal, as part of Beijing’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. Soon after his return from New Delhi, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with visiting Bhutanese counterpart Damcho Dorji on Monday. ... Read More »

Indo-Pak. dialogue only solution, says Mehbooba

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti looks on after the tricolor fell down during flag hoisting cermony at Bakshi stadium in Srinagar on Monday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad In her maiden Independence Day address as Chief Minister, Mehbooba made an emotional appeal to the youth indulging in violence In her maiden Independence Day speech, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba ... Read More »

Bangladeshi Imam, his associate fatally shot near New York mosque

A 55-year old Bangladeshi-American Imam at a mosque in New York and his associate have been shot and killed from point blank range by an unidentified gunman in broad daylight amid growing concerns across the country over rising Islamophobic rhetoric. Police said Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin, 64, were walking home from afternoon prayers on Saturday when they were ... Read More »

Happy and Auspicious Birthday Anniversary of Imam Reza (A.S.)

His blessed name: Ali His father’s name: Imam Mūsā b. Ja‘far (A) His mother’s name: Najma or Tuktam His nickname: Abū al-Hasan His cognomen: Reza Date of birth: Dhu’l-Qa’ada 11, 148/Dec 29, 765 Place of birth: Holy city of Medina Progeny: His holiness Imam Muhammad Taqī (A.S.); of course, it is disagreed whether his holiness has had other children. Rulers of his time: Mansur Dawāniqī, Mahdī ‘Abbāsī, Hādī ‘Abbāsī, ... Read More »

Syria: Men cut beards, women rejoice as hundreds of ‘human shields’ freed from IS stronghold

Beirut: Islamic State group jihadists have released hundreds of civilians they used as human shields while fleeing a crumbling stronghold in northern Syria, but the fate of others remained unknown Saturday. On another front, scores of civilians were killed on Saturday in air raids by the Syrian regime and its Russian ally, and in shelling attacks by the rebels in ... Read More »

Republicans revolt against Trump

More than 70 influential Republicans have signed a letter urging the party to stop spending money on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and direct it instead to November’s congressional races, a news report said on Friday. “We believe that Donald Trump’s divisiveness, recklessness, incompetence, and record-breaking unpopularity risk turning this election into a Democratic landslide,” read a draft text of the ... Read More »

Obama is the ‘founder of ISIS’ : Trump

Terrorists are honouring the President, says the Republican candidate. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday termed Barack Obama “the founder of ISIS,” taking his previous accusation that the President was a sympathiser of the Islamic State terror group to a new depth. “In many respects, you know, they honour President Obama,” Mr. Trump told a rally in Florida. “He’s ... Read More »

More than 45,000 Islamic State fighters killed in 2 years: US

About 45,000 jihadists have been killed in Iraq and Syria since the U.S.-led operation to defeat the Islamic State (IS) group began two years ago, a top general said Wednesday. “We estimate that over the past 11 months, we’ve killed about 25,000 enemy fighters. When you add that to the 20,000 estimated killed [previously], that’s 45,000 enemy [fighters] taken off ... Read More »