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Shaniera Akram wants woman of color to ’embrace their natural skin’

Shaniera Akram, the Australian wife of former ace cricketer Wasim Akram, has a message for the women of colour. In a long post on Twitter, Shaneira opened up about how a lot many white girls, including herself, grew up wishing they had a dusky complexion, for which they went to any length. Shaniera urged the brown-skinned women to embrace their...

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PM Khan says Islamic TV channel will be like BBC

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday shared a picture of his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in which the three leaders decided to set up a TV Channel to fight Islamophobia. In a tweet, the premier further illuminated the project saying the English language TV Channel will be like BBC which...

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Countering Islamophobia: Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia to set up English TV Channel

Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia have announced setting up a joint English language channel to tackle the challenges posed by Islamophobia. The decision was announced following a tri-lateral meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad on the sidelines of the 74th UNGA session being held in New York. PM Khan said in...

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Police still have no luck apprehending killers of children in Kasur

Police so far have questioned over 500 people and called in to probe another 200, yet they still have no luck apprehending the killers of the four children who were abused in Kasur. Its nearly been a week since the police in Chunian, Kasur, recovered the bodies of three minors — aged between eight and 12 — who were raped...

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Netanyahu’s political future uncertain after Israeli vote

JERUSALEM: After a decade of mesmerizing world leaders, subduing his rivals and eking out dramatic election victories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is suddenly in doubt. With near-final results from Israel's election on Tuesday, he has been left well short of the parliamentary majority he had sought not only to continue in power but also to fend off a...

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Trump blames Iran for Saudi oil attacks but says he does not want war

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said that it looks like Iran is behind the attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia but stressed he did not want to go to war, as the attacks sent oil prices soaring and raised fears of a new Middle East conflict. A day after saying the United States was “locked and loaded” to...

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US ‘locked and loaded’ in response to Saudi oil facilities attack, says Trump

WASHINGTON: Tensions are flaring in the Persian Gulf after US President Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States was “locked and loaded” for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities. "There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom...

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PM Khan, Malala named among most influential Muslims

Prime Minister Imran Khan, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, prominent religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jamil and Dr Umar Saif have been named among the World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims. The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Jordan has compiled the annual publication which highlights people who are influential as Muslims. This year’s list features some of the most prominent Muslims including...

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18 years on: Cancer cases linger over 9/11 anniversary

NEW YORK: Jacquelin Febrillet was 26 years old on September 11, 2001, when hijackers flew two passenger jets into the World Trade Center just two blocks from where she worked. Fifteen years after the attacks that day, Febrillet, by then a mother of three, was diagnosed with metastatic cancer. The likely cause: a cloud of toxic ash that engulfed her....

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Nation observing 71st death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam

The 71st death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is being observed today with zeal, zest, pride and reverence. Prayers will be held at Quaid’s mausoleum in Karachi. People from different walks of life will visit the mausoleum to lay floral wreaths and offer prayers. Several public and private organizations and educational institutions will hold functions to highlight different aspects...

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Pakistan to present dossier before UNHRC on Indian violence in Occupied Kashmir

GENEVA: Pakistan has prepared a dossier to be presented before the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday pertaining to Indian violence in occupied Kashmir. The 115-page dossier addresses the grave human rights violations along with pictures and names of those who have been victims of Indian brutalities. The dossier states, “India’s imposition of strict curfew, detention of the entire...

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PM Khan, President Alvi send out messages to commemorate Youm-e-Ashur

ISLAMABAD: As the nation commemorates Ashura on Muharram 10, various government officials on Tuesday sent out messages recalling the sacrifices that were made at Karbala. Prime Minister Imran Khan Prime Minister Imran Khan said the great battle between the good and the evil was witnessed at Karbala. "The incident gives a message to Muslims that they should be ready to...

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Amnesty International India launches #LetKashmirSpeak campaign aiming to end blackout

BANGALORE: Global rights group Amnesty International on Thursday launched an urgent global campaign to end the communications blackout imposed on Indian occupied Kashmir by the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The #LetKashmirSpeak campaign aimed to emphasise the human cost of the draconian communication blackout in occupied Kashmir that was termed as an outright assault on the civil liberties...

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PM Khan praises PAF’s contributions in war against terror

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated the contributions of Pakistan Air Force in the war against terrorism, nation-building activities, and projecting a positive image of Pakistan, said Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Monday. According to DG ISPR Ghafoor, the prime minister visited Air Headquarters Islamabad today, where he was presented a guard of honour....

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Maleeha Lodhi briefs UNGA president on Occupied Kashmir crisis

NEW YORK: Pakistan's ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi met President of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa and briefed her on India’s ongoing brutalities in occupied Kashmir. The envoy briefed the UNGA president in detail about the human rights violations being perpetrated in Indian-occupied Kashmir, where the curfew and communications blackout entered its 23rd day...

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Ambassador Majeed urges world to take notice of India’s brutalities in IoK

VIRGINIA: Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Dr Asad Majeed Khan has urged the international community to take strict notice of India’s ongoing atrocities in occupied Kashmir. Addressing an event in the state of Virginia on Saturday, Ambassador Majeed said the Narendra Modi-led government had held nine million Kashmiris hostage with its ongoing clampdown in the occupied valley, and called...

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PM Khan highlights Kashmiris’ plight on day honouring victims of violence

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday called attention to the plight of the Kashmiri people living under the Indian occupation and suffering brutalities, on the occasion of the first International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief. In a series of tweets, the premier urged the world to play its role in preventing...

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