Stage set for grand meeting of religious scholars, influential figures in Kabul ‘for national unity’ – World

Delegations from across Afghanistan arrived in the capital Kabul on Wednesday for a meeting of religious scholars scheduled to discuss important issues. Afghan government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said at a press conference in Kabul on Thursday that around 3,000 scholars, tribal elders and influential figures will attend the grand rally. Mujahid said several committees have … Read more

FO rejects Indian insinuations linking Pakistani organisation to gruesome killing in Udaipur – World

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (FO) “firmly rejected” India’s hints of linking a Pakistani organization with a suspect involved in the murder of a Hindu tailor in Udaipur. “I saw reports in the Indian media that they were trying to link the Indian national accused to a Pakistani organization, referring to the investigation … Read more

Rights activists condemn India’s arrest of Modi critic Mohammed Zubair – World

Human rights activists and journalists on Tuesday condemned the “arbitrary” and “illegal” arrest of the co-founder of India’s top fact-checking website, which has been fiercely critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mohammed Zubair was detained after being questioned by police on Monday, and a Delhi court ordered four more days in custody for further questioning. … Read more

Indian police arrest Muslim journalist over tweet ‘insulting’ Hindu community – World

The Digital Media Organization Network said on Monday that Delhi police had arrested the co-founder of the fact-checking website after accusing him of insulting his religious beliefs on Twitter. Co-Founder Mohammed Zubair alt news The DIGIPUB association regularly tweeted about the growing marginalization of Muslims and said they were arrested under two parts of the … Read more

Iran, US to resume indirect nuclear talks in Qatar – World

Iran and the US plan to resume indirect talks in Qatar this week in a new attempt to revive the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, the two sides said Monday. The talks are separate from extensive EU arbitration negotiations in Vienna between Iran and the major powers, the bloc’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, said in Tehran … Read more

Abrarul Haq sends legal notice to Moviebox Records for ‘stealing’ his song in Karan Johar movie – World

Singer and philanthropist Abrarul Haq announced on Saturday that his UK attorney had sent a legal notice to Moviebox Records Label about his song ‘Abuse’.nach punjabanBollywood movie ‘(Punjabi Woman Dance) by director Karan Joharjug jug“. Last month, Haq accused Johar and the filmmaker’s company, Dharma Productions, of stealing his songs on Twitter and said he … Read more

WHO says monkeypox is not yet a health emergency – World

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has expressed deep concern about the outbreak, but the World Health Organization has ruled that monkey pox is not yet a global health emergency. “I am deeply concerned about the monkey pox outbreak,” Tedros said in a statement released on Saturday. “It is evolving into a health threat that I … Read more

Ukraine’s Sievierodonetsk falls to Russia after one of war’s bloodiest fights – World

Russian forces completely captured Sievierodonetsk on Saturday, the mayor of a city in eastern Ukraine said. This confirms the frustration of the biggest battlefield for more than a month after some of the bloodiest weeks of the war. Ukraine called the “tactical withdrawal” of retreating from the city to fight on the highlands of Lisichansk, … Read more

Afghan Taliban call for release of frozen funds after deadly earthquake – World

Afghanistan’s Taliban administration has urged international governments to lift sanctions and lift central bank asset freezes after an earthquake that left more than 1,000 dead and thousands homeless on Saturday. A magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck the east coast early Wednesday destroyed or damaged 10,000 homes and injured around 2,000 people, burdening the country’s fragile … Read more

India rushes food, medicine to bankrupt Sri Lanka – World

Sri Lanka accepted a shipment of rice and medicines on Friday from neighboring India, which is battling an unprecedented economic crisis with empty supermarket shelves and pharmacy cabinets. Severe foreign currency shortages have left Sri Lanka in widespread trouble since late last year, unable to pay for imported food, fuel and medicines sufficient to meet … Read more