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Friday, June 15th, 2018


Bangladeshi Man Commits Suicide, Jumps to Death at Makkah Grand Mosque

JUN 15, 2018: Days after a Frenchman committed suicide by jumping off the rooftop of Makkah’s Grand Mosque, a Bangladeshi man repeated the same episode as he threw himself to death from the first floor of the holy mosque on Thursday. A Sudanese man received serious fractures and injuries after the Bangladesh national fell on him in the Kaaba circumambulation area where worshippers were praying on Wednesday, The Gulf News reported. The injured was taken to the nearby Ajyad Hospital then to Noor Hospital for treatment, according to local mediaRead More

VHP, Bajrang Dal Are Militant Religious Outfits, Hurriyat Separatist Group: CIA

JUN 15, 2018: India’s Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal have been classified as ‘militant religious organization’ in the CIA’s World Factbook. The two organizations have been put in the category of ‘Political pressure groups’ in the annual document of the American intelligence agency. CIA has put some other organizations under the same category but they have not been described as ‘militant religious organization’. While All Parties Hurriyat Conference in the Indian-administered Kashmir Valley has been described as ‘separatist group’, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS has been categorizedRead More

US Restaurant Chain in Hijab Row Orders Diversity Training

JUN 15, 2018: A California restaurant chain accused of kicking out customers because they were Muslim is to offer free drinks for the end of Ramadan and undergo diversity training, campaigners said. The Urth Caffe branch in Laguna Beach was sued by seven women who alleged they were removed in April 2016 because they were wearing hijabs, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). “My friends and I took this stand to see change and ensure that any type of discriminatory conduct is never accepted or tolerated,” Sara Farsakh,Read More

Imran To Contest From Gulshan-i-Iqbal NA-243; ‘We Want The Next PM From Karachi’

JUN 15, 2018: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s parliamentary board on Thursday officially announced that PTI chairman Imran Khan would be contesting the election from NA-243 (Karachi East). The official announcement comes a month and a half after PTI Karachi president Engr. Firdous Naqvi told PKonweb that Khan wants to contest from the mega city on two National Assembly seats — NA-256 and NA-243, as “Imran and PTI’s thought-leaders concur that the next Prime Minister should be from Karachi”. “Most probably, Imran will contest for the National Assembly seat from District EastRead More

Taking Out of ‘Mullah Radio’ By U.S. With Drone Strike: It Took Two To Tango

IRSHAD SALIM (JUN 15, 2018): Media reports say a US drone targeted and killed the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Mullah Fazlullah in the Afghan province of Kunar straddling Pakistan’s western border. Fazlullah and his commanders were having an Iftar party at a compound when a remotely piloted US aircraft targeted them, The Express Tribune has reported citing sources. Four other TTP commanders who have been identified as Abu Bakar, Umar, Imran and Sajid were killed, it said. The report comes amid a seven-day ceasefire between the Afghan Taliban andRead More

Former FBI Director Comey Broke Protocol In Clinton Emails Probe: IG Report

JUN 14, 2018: Former FBI Director James Comey broke from usual procedures in his handling of an investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails, but his actions weren’t politically motivated, the Justice Department’s Inspector General said in a long-awaited report Thursday. The 500-page report details ways in which Comey broke with protocol in the Clinton investigation and messages from FBI personnel opposed to President Donald Trump. According to the report, Comey used a personal Gmail account for official government business while FBI director, after leading the investigation intoRead More

Abraaj Facing BCCI Scenario, Files For Provisional Liquidation in Cayman Islands

JUN 14, 2018 — Abraaj, the Middle East’s biggest private equity firm which made its mark investing in high risk regions including Iran and Pakistan, has filed a petition in the Cayman Islands, asking the court to appoint PwC as provisional liquidators for the embattled company. “The appointment of provisional liquidators imposes a moratorium on the enforcement of all unsecured claims against the company, allowing time for a proposal to be put to creditors for the orderly restructuring of the company,” it said in a statement. The move is toRead More