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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]