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Saturday, June 9th, 2018


Thaw In US, Pakistan Relations Could Lead To a Slam-Dunk For All

IRSHAD SALIM (Jun 9, 2018) — Three phone calls Thursday from U.S. to Islamabad and Rawalpindi have jump-started a significant development toward thawing of icy relations between the two countries. The most significant call — six months after President Trump’s early morning New Year caustic tweet against Pakistan — was from Washington by  Vice President Micheal Pence to caretaker prime minister Justice retired Nasir ul Mulk. While felicitating Mr. Mulk on assuming the premier’s office, Pence’s message and emphasis was the needed cooperation from Pakistan for lasting peace in Afghanistan,Read More

Austria Will Expel 60 Imams And Shut 7 Mosques; Is This Just The Beginning?

The far-right government in Vienna claims it’s due to “national security” concerns. JUN 9, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB)– Central Europe’s German-speaking country Austria plans to shut seven mosques and expel five dozen imams in what it said was “just the beginning” of a push against radical Islam and foreign funding of religious groups that Turkey condemned as racist. The country’s right-wing coalition government, an alliance of conservatives and the far right, came to power soon after Europe’s migration crisis on promises to prevent another influx and restrict benefits for new immigrants andRead More

Frenchman Commits Suicide at Makkah’s Grand Mosque

JUN 9, 2018 — A Frenchman has committed suicide by throwing himself off the roof of the Grand Mosque in Islam’s holiest city of Makkah, Saudi and French officials said on Saturday. “A foreigner threw himself from the roof of the Grand Mosque in Makkah” to the courtyard below, “resulting in his instant death”, Saudi police told the official SPA news agency. A French foreign ministry official told AFP in Paris that the dead man was French but gave no further details. The rare act was not the first ofRead More