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Erdogan’s Eid Prayer In Mecca: Khashoggi Bargain, “The Prayer Will Be One Of The Turning Points Of The New World Order”

New Age Islam News Bureau

10 April 2022

 

The news that the King of Saudi Arabia Salman invited President Erdogan to the Eid Prayer in Mecca, right after the government handed over the Khashoggi murder case in Turkey to Saudi Arabia, strengthens the claims of bargaining behind closed doors.

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• Erdogan’s Eid Prayer In Mecca: Khashoggi Bargain, ‘The Prayer’ Will Be One Of The Turning Points Of The New World Order”

• UN Assistant Mission in Afghanistan Concerned by Threats and Restrictions against Afghan Media

• Imran Khan Says He Wants To Make Pakistan Islamic Welfare State On The Model Of Riyasat E Madina

• Right-Wing Activists Vandalise Muslim Traders' Shop In Karnataka's Dharwad, Police Book Case

 

Mideast

• Western Islamists Angry at Turkish Outreach to Israel

• Imam Khamenei grants aid to free financial-related prisoners

• Nazareth official calls Islamic Jihad gunman killed in shootout with IDF a ‘martyr’

• Pakistan probe links Iranian supreme leader’s representative to money laundering

• Iran sanctions 24 US officials over ‘terrorism’ and rights abuses

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South Asia

• UNICEF distributes cash to over 6,000 families in Daikundi province

• Afghanistan receives $96M in cash in last six days

• Afghan embassy in Moscow handed over to Taliban

• Tajikistan’s President Insists on Increase in Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

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Pakistan

• Imran Khan Loses No-Trust Vote, Prime Ministerial Term Comes To Unceremonious End

• Pakistan: Imran Out, Oppn Nominates Shehbaz Sharif As PM Candidate

• IHC deplores state functionaries for not addressing Baloch students’ grievances

• FIA Lahore head ‘fearing govt change goes on leave’

• Balochistan asks ECP to postpone LG polls till July 15

• FIA ordered to stop officials leaving country without NoC

• Petition filed in IHC to restrain PM Imran from de-notifying Gen Bajwa

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India

• AISA Protests Outside UP Bhawan, Demands Arrest Of Seer Who Issued ‘Rape Threat ‘to Muslim Women

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Southeast Asia

• Fun With Kids: Shop And Raise Funds For Ukraine, Ramadan-Themed Children's Book, Musical Comedy On Disney+

• 'I Can't Explain How Grateful I Am': Muslims In S'pore Observe Ramadan With Relaxed Covid-19 Rules

• Umno’s Azalina moots recall elections as ‘best remedy’ after Cabinet defers anti-hopping Bill

• DAP’s Chin Tong is Johor’s new Opposition leader

• Remembering Ramadan in Kampong Glam

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Arab world

• Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Exchanges Ramadan Greetings With Iran's Foreign Minister

• Ramadan 2022 In UAE: Doctor Had To Delay Iftar By 2 Hours To Attend To Emergencies

• UAE: RAK Police inspect Ramadan tents to ensure compliance with COVID-19 safety rules

• Hotels Report Surge In Iftar And Suhoor Bookings As Ramadan Tents Return To UAE

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Africa

• I Lost Four Brothers To Boko Haram In One Day – UNIMAID Basketball Coach Yakubu Usman

• Quranic essay writing competition planned in Algeria

• Workshop on Quran, Ramadan held in Uganda

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Europe

• UK PM Boris Johnson Pays Surprise Visit To Ukraine President Zelensky In Kyiv, Pledges More Aid

• I Am Not A Muslim But Here Is Why I Fast During Ramadan - Scottish Adventurer

• Former Hostages Unmask Islamic State 'Beatle' At Trial

• Zelenskiy braces for 'hard battle,' Boris Johnson visits with aid

• Rishi Sunak ‘moves belongings out of Downing Street’ amid tax row

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North America

• More than 200 people take part at Ramadan Interfaith dinner in Islamic Centre of Wheaton

• Islamic Centre in US state of Illinois holds interfaith Ramadan dinner

• Kids are balancing fasting and school during Ramadan. How to support them

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Erdogan’s Eid Prayer In Mecca: Khashoggi Bargain, “The Prayer Will Be One Of The Turning Points Of The New World Order”

 

The news that the King of Saudi Arabia Salman invited President Erdogan to the Eid Prayer in Mecca, right after the government handed over the Khashoggi murder case in Turkey to Saudi Arabia, strengthens the claims of bargaining behind closed doors.

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Murat Yetkin

8 APRIL 2022

On April 7 evening, pro-government media was in a celebratory mood. It was not because the inflation had fallen or Turkish Lira has started to gain value against foreign currencies. It was not the case that the price hikes for electricity and natural gas was reverted. They were excited because a Lebanese newspaper published a story citing Saudi sources that King Salman invited President Tayyip Erdogan to perform Eid Prayer together in Mecca.

One of my sources, a business person severely affected by the economic crisis but never give up defending Erdogan, wrote to me following comment:

“Tayyip Bey achieved a conjunctural psychological advantage against the West, including the USA. The theological meaning in the Islamic world of being invited to pray in Mecca at the invitation of King Salman means that the leadership of the community will be ‘given’ to Turkey through Mr. Tayyip. Except for the opposition in Turkey, the entire Islamic and Christian world, including the Pope, will understand this and ‘that Prayer’ will be one of the turning points of the new world order.”

I asked him if he paid any attention to the fact that the news broke out after the Jamal Khashoggi case was handed over to Saudi Arabia. He wrote “I decline any comment with a smile”. The news of prayer in Mecca had not even been confirmed yet then. That’s the general mood.

Dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian Consulate General in Istanbul to obtain a visa on October 2, 2018 and was never seen again. It is assumed that a team from Saudi Arabia, including Saudi Intelligence officials, killed Khashoggi while interrogating him and dismembered his lifeless body and then disposed of it; body parts have still not been found.

If the Turkish Intelligence Office MIT had not convinced the American intelligence, the CIA, and later the US administration (by Hakan Fidan who went there in person and make American officials listen to the secret recording by himself) that this was a Saudi murder, Turkey would have been to blame. Donald Trump, who made the biggest arms sale in history ($110 billion) to Saudi Arabia, despite President Erdogan’s accusation of murderer by saying “Do they think that we are fools,” draw the curtain over the crime. One of the first things Joe Biden did after he moved into the White House was to reveal classified documents, confirming that the murder was committed with the knowledge of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

What has changed so that this week the case file is transferred to the administration who is accused of being responsible for the murder itself?

My source, who sincerely believes that the Saudi King will de facto hand over the leadership of the Islamic world to Erdoğan by praying with him in Mecca, answered my question about the Khashoggi case as follows:

I knew that my source had contacts at critical points of the AKP government. When I asked for details in the past, I got the answer “I can’t tell”; so I didn’t need to insist. He said “even his AKP friend Yasin Aktay, who announced the Khashoggi murder to the world, said, Maybe there are things I don’t know too”. Probably no one would say that it has just been surfaced that Khashoggi is also the chief of open operations of Turki bin Faisal al Saud, the former intelligence chief who opposes the Crown Prince.

In other words, was the İstanbul court’s decision to suspend the case in which 26 defendants were accused of participating in the murder committed on Turkish soil, after asking the opinion of Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdag, and to hand the case over the file to the Saudi authorities, was the result of negotiations carried out behind closed doors?

If so, did these negotiations have an angle of economic benefit as well as a political one? Just in the midst of the economic crisis, on the way to the elections…

My source also has a thesis on this subject, I quote: “If Mr. Tayyip gets enough support from both the West and the East, and especially from the Islamic world, which I think he did, he will immediately translate it to domestic politics. The monetary expansions that will be created by foreign support have a very high potential to get the economy out of the bottleneck. “

While the cost of living is wreaking havoc on the low-income and those with financial difficulties, the belief that Erdogan will fix the economy with the money he will find from the outside world, and thus win the election in 13 months, is dominant within AKP circles.

This framework includes efforts to reconcile with the United Arab Emirates and Israel. If the US has approached Turkey again, it is not only because of Ukrainian politics, but also because of these maneuvers.

But back to our question: Will the relations with Saudi Arabia, which have hit rock bottom for a while, be fixed through negotiations over the Khashoggi murder case?

Is it up to the King of Saudi Arabia, one of the darkest regimes in the world, to give the ratification of the elected President of Turkey for the leadership of the Islamic world through the Eid Prayer in Mecca? And which Islamic world? We are talking about a geography that spreads from Morocco to Iran, from Egypt to Indonesia and cannot act together on any issue.

Source: Yetkin Report

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https://yetkinreport.com/en/2022/04/08/erdogans-aid-prayer-in-mecca-khashoggi-bargain/

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UN Assistant Mission in Afghanistan Concerned by Threats and Restrictions against Afghan Media

 

Humanitarian donors urged to step up again for Afghanistan

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By Najibullah Lalzoy

10 Apr 2022

United Nations Assistant Mission in Afghanistan in a press release said that UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Deborah Lyons called on acting Minister of Information and Culture of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Khairullah Khairkhwa and discussed the closure of girls’ schools and restrictions on media outlets in Afghanistan.

During the meeting that was arranged at the Ministry on Saturday, April 9, 2022, the UN envoy Deborah Lyons urged immediate steps for all girls to return to schools.

The special representative also called on the acting Minister Khairullah Khairkhwa to engage Journalists in a constructive dialogue.

The concerns about schools’ closure and media restrictions come as the two sectors have been hit hard by the policies of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

Secondary schools for girls are ordered to remain closed until further notice whereas Afghan media outlets and journalists are suffering from financial woes and repressive restrictions on transmission.

If not addressed, the rest of the media outlets will collapse in a matter of a few months.

Source: khaama Press

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https://www.khaama.com/unama-concerned-by-threats-and-restrictions-against-afghan-media-6758757/

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Imran Khan Says He Wants To Make Pakistan Islamic Welfare State On The Model Of Riyasat E Madina

 

File photo of Imran Khan

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APP

APRIL 10, 2022

Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday said his objective was to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state on the model of Riyasat e Madina.

Speaking at the fund raiser for Shaukat Khanum hospital here, he said the best welfare states were the Scandinavian states which were now prosperous and peaceful because of the policies for the benefit of humanity.

He said cancer was a different disease due to two reasons; one was that patient of the cancer had fear of death and other was that the treatment of cancer was expensive.

Imran Khan said more hospitals were needed in Pakistan to treat patients of cancer. “About 40 years back, I thought of establishing the cancer hospital and despite difficulties accomplished the task.” He said now if cancer was detected early, the disease could be treated. He appreciated Pakistani nation for coming together to build and run the Shaukat Khanum hospital.

He said Pakistani nation was ahead of other nations when it came to giving charity. It was mandatory for the Muslims to give Zakat and the practice gave an opportunity to help poor people, he noted.

He said Pakistani nation had given Rs 63 billion as charity for treatment of cancer patients in the Shaukat Khanum hospital. “We will fulfill our promise to the nation that 70 percent of the patients in the hospital will be treated freely.”

The Prime Minister said cancer of many patients was treatable but they could not be treated at the cancer hospital because of lack of space. He said his government introduced health insurance and now every family could avail health facility of Rs one million every year. Under the health insurance programme, the family members could get treatment from any hospital including private hospitals.

Source: Deccan Herald

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https://dailytimes.com.pk/916685/pm-says-he-wants-to-make-pakistan-islamic-welfare-state/

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Right-Wing Activists Vandalise Muslim Traders' Shop In Karnataka's Dharwad, Police Book Case

 

Image of a saffron flag used for representational purpose. (File Photo)

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10th April 2022

By Mallikarjun Hiremath

DHARWAD: Tension prevailed on Saturday evening at Nuggekeri Hanuman temple in Dharwad after members of right-wing members and pro-Hindu organisations destroyed the watermelons belonging to the Muslim community seller. As many as four such pushcarts were destroyed.

The members who arrived shouting slogans started to throw the fruits and other items from the pushcarts belonging to the Muslim community. The tense situation gripped as both the community members get into heated arguments and later the intervention of the police controlled the happenings. However, police troops have camped on the temple premises.

The pro-Hindu activists alleged that they have given the memorandum to the temple authorities around fifteen days back seeking not to permit other religious people for doing business and the same was also convinced to the people involved in the business at the temple premises. But people doing business have ignored the requests and finally, they have to face the heat.

A trader named Nabisab, hailing from Muslim community, said from the last 15 years he is in the same business and there were no issues with Hindu brothers but the sudden change by a few members has made him to worry.

"The temple authorities or anybody haven't instructed us to vacant the place. We have faced a loss of thousands of rupees and who is responsible. A police constable was on the spot but he was helpless as the group of people were doing ruckus,” he added.

The senior administrator at the temple said they were not aware of the issue and now the meeting is being held to know what has happened.

A senior police officer said the meeting is will be held with temple authorities and after a detailed investigation the further course of action will be decided.

Dharwad rural police have registered a case against the right-wing members who vandalised the fruits

Source: New Indian Express

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https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2022/apr/10/right-wing-activists-vandalise-muslim-traders-shop-in-karnatakas-dharwad-police-book-case-2440345.html

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 Mideast

Western Islamists Angry at Turkish Outreach to Israel

by Sam Westrop

April 8, 2022

The Islamist-run Turkish government is often heralded, within Islamist circles in both the West and across the globe, as a leading voice for the Muslim world. In the U.S, Kyle Shideler has noted, Islamist groups in particular have certainly been quick to accept the regime's patronage and directives. And indeed, Turkey's efforts to advance its influence through Islamist proxies and front groups in the West have been extensively documented.

However, there are signs among Western Islamists that such admiration is beginning to fade, with some turning against its would-be caliph, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The most recent appearance of dissent has accompanied the decision the Turkish president to pursue détente with Israel, with Isaac Herzog being the first Israeli President to visit Turkey since 2007.

Source: Iran Press

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https://www.meforum.org/63162/western-islamists-angry-at-turkish-outreach-to-israel

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Imam Khamenei grants aid to free financial-related prisoners

April 10, 2022

With the Iranian fund-raising events underway in the country, the Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei granted one billion tomans for the release of financial-related prisoners.

Fund-raising events are common rituals held in Iran, usually during Ramadan month, to collect money from the benefactors in order to help release those who are in prison due to financial problems.

Source: Iran Press

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https://en.abna24.com/news//imam-khamenei-grants-aid-to-free-financial-related-prisoners_1246516.html

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Nazareth official calls Islamic Jihad gunman killed in shootout with IDF a ‘martyr’

By EMANUEL FABIAN

10-04-2022

The deputy mayor of the northern Israeli city of Nazareth called a Palestinian Islamic Jihad gunman killed in a gun battle with Israeli troops in Jenin on Saturday morning a “martyr” in a since-deleted post on social media that sparked an outcry.

In the Facebook post, Samir Saadi sent condolences to the family of Ahmed Saadi, writing that he hoped “Allah would welcome him among the martyrs and the righteous,” according to a translation by Haaretz. The Kan public broadcaster indicated that the two are relatives. In his post, the deputy mayor addressed the “cousins in the [refugee] camp Jenin.”

Saadi was killed Saturday in a shootout with Israeli security forces during a military operation to raid the Jenin home of the Palestinian terrorist who carried out the deadly shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday night, killing three people and wounding at least 10.

Source: Times Of Israel

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https://www.timesofisrael.com/nazareth-official-calls-islamic-jihad-gunman-killed-in-shootout-with-idf-a-martyr/

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Pakistan probe links Iranian supreme leader’s representative to money laundering

ARAB NEWS

April 09, 2022

ISLAMABAD: A money laundering network in Pakistan transferred a “colossal amount” of allegedly illicit funds to Iran, with a representative of the Iranian supreme leader among the recipients, court documents recently submitted by Pakistani investigators show.

Investigation reports and WhatsApp chat logs — all viewed by Arab News and corroborated by security officials — show that members of the network operated between Pakistan, Iran and Iraq over the past seven years.

“On scrutiny it has come on record that a colossal amount of Foreign Currency has been remitted in/out of Pakistan vide illegal transactions of Hundi/ Hawala,” a charge sheet dated Feb. 10, 2022, submitted by the Federal Investigation Agency to a court in Karachi, said.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2059986/world

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Iran sanctions 24 US officials over ‘terrorism’ and rights abuses

By Maziar Motamedi

9 Apr 2022

Tehran, Iran – Iran has added 24 United States officials and people to its blacklist of sanctioned individuals over charges of “terrorism” and violations of human rights of the Iranian people.

These, among others, include George W Casey Jr, former Chief of Staff of the US Army and Commanding General of Multi-National Forces in Iraq; Joseph Votel, former commander of the United States Central Command; former attorney to Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani; and several current and former American diplomats in Palestine and Lebanon.

This list mainly includes people who helped impose and expand punishing US sanctions on Iran during the Trump and Obama administrations.

Source: Aaljazeera

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https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/4/9/iran-sanctions-us-officials-over-terrorism-and-rights-abuses

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South Asia

UNICEF distributes cash to over 6,000 families in Daikundi province

By Najibullah Lalzoy

10 Apr 2022

United Nations International Children Emergency Fund Afghanistan said that they have distributed cash assistance to over 6,000 families in the central Daikundi province of the country to respond to growing humanitarian needs.

UNICEF Afghanistan in a series of Twitter posts said the cash was given out to people with support from the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office of the United Kingdom.

Source: khaama Press

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https://www.khaama.com/unicef-distributes-cash-to-over-6000-families-in-daikundi-province-58657856/

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Afghanistan receives $96M in cash in last six days

By Najibullah Lalzoy

10 Apr 2022

As the delivery of cash by the United Nations to Afghanistan continues, the country’s central bank-Da Afghanistan Bank- receives another batch of $32 million in cash on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Saturday’s package of $32 million is the third in the last six days as the first was delivered to the country on Tuesday and the second on Friday.

Source: khaama Press

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https://www.khaama.com/afghanistan-receives-96m-in-cash-in-last-six-days-674754654/

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Afghan embassy in Moscow handed over to Taliban

By Najibullah Lalzoy

10 Apr 2022

Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the embassy in Moscow officially handed over to the diplomat sent by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to the Russian capital.

Spokesperson of the Ministry Abdul Qahar Balkhi took to his Twitter and wrote that the move will facilitate strengthening bilateral relations and provision of services to Russia-based Afghans.

Source: khaama Press

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https://www.khaama.com/afghan-embassy-in-moscow-handed-over-to-taliban-48758765/

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Tajikistan’s President Insists on Increase in Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

By Najibullah Lalzoy

09 Apr 2022

Tajikistan President’s official website has said that president Emamoli Rahman met with the EU special representative for Afghanistan Tomas Niklasson on Friday and emphasized that an increase in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan is needed.

Emamoli Rahman and Tomas Niklasson met in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe on Friday. Niklasson was in the country on a working visit.

Source: khaama Press

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https://www.khaama.com/tajikistans-president-insists-on-increase-in-humanitarian-aid-to-afghanistan-65487476/

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Pakistan

Imran Khan loses no-trust vote, prime ministerial term comes to unceremonious end

Fahad Chaudhry

Published April 9, 2022

The opposition's no-trust motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan succeeded an hour past midnight on Sunday, with 174 members in the 342-strong house voting in favour of the resolution.

PML-N's Ayaz Sadiq, who was chairing the session after Asad Qaiser resigned as speaker, announced the result, after which Imran Khan ceased to hold the office of prime minister, according to Article 95 of the Constitution.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1684168/imran-khan-loses-no-trust-vote-prime-ministerial-term-comes-to-unceremonious-end

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Pakistan: Imran Out, Oppn Nominates Shehbaz Sharif As PM Candidate

By: Express Web Desk

April 10, 2022

Opposition parties have nominated Shehbaz Sharif, who is the PML-N president and  younger brother of three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif, as their PM candidate ahead of prime minister’s election scheduled on Monday. Taking to Twitter, Sharif wrote, “Special thanks to media, civil society, lawyers, my Quaid Nawaz Sharif, Asif Zardari, Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman, Bilawal Bhutto, Khalid Maqbool, Khalid Magsi, Mosin Dawar, Ali Wazir, Amir Haider Hoti & leaders & workers of all political parties for standing up for the Constitution!”

Explained |Who is Shehbaz Sharif, the man who may take over as Prime Minister of Pakistan?

Source: Indian Express

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https://indianexpress.com/article/world/imran-khan-no-confidence-vote-live-updates-pakistan-7862108/

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IHC deplores state functionaries for not addressing Baloch students’ grievances

Malik Asad

April 10, 2022

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) deplored the conduct of the president and state functionaries for not addressing the legitimate concerns of Baloch students protesting in Islamabad against disappearance of their missing colleague.

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah asked President Dr Arif Alvi to dispel the impression of racial profiling of the Baloch students.He was hearing a petition filed by rights activist Imaan Zainab Hazir against harassment of the protesting students.

The students belonging to Balochistan and at present studying at the Quaide-i-Azam University (QAU) apprehended that they would be harassed and abducted if they visited their hometowns.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1684235/ihc-deplores-state-functionaries-for-not-addressing-baloch-students-grievances

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FIA Lahore head ‘fearing govt change goes on leave’

Zulqernain Tahir

April 10, 2022

LAHORE: Anticipating the change of government in the Centre, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Lahore chief, who is probing into the money laundering cases against the joint opposition’s nominees for the slots of the prime minister and Punjab chief minister, Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz, respectively, has gone on leave for indefinite period.

According to a notification, FIA Lahore Director Mohammad Rizwan has gone on leave on full pay with effect from April 11, 2022, onward. A source in the FIA told Dawn on Saturday that Mr Rizwan had gone on leave anticipating his ‘certain transfer’ if there is a change in the federal government.

“The first order the new government may pass will be the transfer of Mr Rizwan with whom Shehbaz Sharif was not happy for, what he [Shehbaz] called, taking dictations from [former accountability adviser to the premier] Shehzad Akbar in the cases instituted against him and his family members at the behest of Prime Minister Imran Khan,” the source said.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1684229/fia-lahore-head-fearing-govt-change-goes-on-leave

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Balochistan asks ECP to postpone LG polls till July 15

Saleem Shahid

April 10, 2022

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to postpone the local government elections in the province till July 15.

The ECP last week announced holding the LG elections in the province, except in Quetta and Lasbela districts, on May 29. It announced schedule for the filing of nomination papers and dates for withdrawal of nomination papers and the polling.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1684287/balochistan-asks-ecp-to-postpone-lg-polls-till-july-15

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FIA ordered to stop officials leaving country without NoC

Mohammad Asghar

April 10, 2022

RAWALPINDI: In the wake of the prevailing situation in the country, the security and Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) immigration staff was put on high alert with a directive to stop any government official travelling abroad without a No-Objection Certificate (NoC), according to a senior FIA official.

The move came after Asad Qaiser announced his resignation as National Assembly speaker late on Saturday night and the process of voting on the no-confidence motion against prime minister Imran Khan was started.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1684288/fia-ordered-to-stop-officials-leaving-country-without-noc

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Petition filed in IHC to restrain PM Imran from de-notifying Gen Bajwa

Malik Asad

April 9, 2022

A petition was filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday night, asking the court to restrain Prime Minister Imran Khan from de-notifying General Qamar Jawed Bajwa as the chief of army staff (COAS).

The petition, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, was filed by Advocate Adnan Iqbal under Article 199 of the Constitution and mentioned the Federation of Pakistan, Government of Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Dr Arif Alvi, Ministry of Law and the secretary of the Ministry of Defence as respondents.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1684196/petition-filed-in-ihc-to-restrain-pm-imran-from-de-notifying-gen-bajwa

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India

AISA Protests Outside UP Bhawan, Demands Arrest Of Seer Who Issued ‘Rape Threat ‘to Muslim Women

By: PTI

April 10, 2022

The Left-affiliated All India Students’ Association (AISA) on Saturday protested outside the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan here against a seer, who allegedly delivered a hate speech against a community and made a rape threat, and demanded his arrest.

Over 50 protesters were detained by police and later released, according to officials.

Source: Indian Express

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https://indianexpress.com/article/india/delhi-aisa-protests-outside-up-bhawan-demands-arrest-of-seer-who-issued-rape-threat-7862120/

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Southeast Asia

Fun With Kids: Shop and raise funds for Ukraine, Ramadan-themed children's book, musical comedy on Disney+

Elisa Chia

10-04-2022

SINGAPORE - Make family time all the more special with these ideas and activities.

Shop for a good cause at 12 local baby online stores from April 11 to 18. To raise funds for Ukraine relief efforts, some have pledged up to 40 per cent of their sales proceeds site-wide and others are doing so for selected product categories.

The participating e-stores include Heyhappypuff and Klosh, which sell lifestyle products, as well as Noah's Toys, which stocks wooden playthings.

Source: Straits Times

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https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/parenting-education/fun-with-kids-shop-and-raise-funds-for-ukraine-ramadan-themed-childrens-book-musical-comedy-on-disney

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'I can't explain how grateful I am': Muslims in S'pore observe Ramadan with relaxed Covid-19 rules

Syahindah Ishak

April 10, 2022

PERSPECTIVE: About a week before the start of Ramadan this year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the relaxation of various Covid-19 safe management measures in the country. Mask-wearing outdoors is now optional, and up to 10 persons can gather or visit a household.

'I Can't Explain How Grateful I Am': Muslims In S'pore Observe Ramadan With Relaxed Covid-19

Source: Mother Ship

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https://mothership.sg/2022/04/ramadan-2022-perspective/

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Umno’s Azalina moots recall elections as ‘best remedy’ after Cabinet defers anti-hopping Bill

BY YISWAREE PALANSAMY

10 Apr 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Malaysia should have recall elections if it is serious about ending the practice of elected representatives switching parties as and when they wish, Pengerang MP Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said reiterated today.

The Umno lawmaker has been a vocal proponent of recall elections, which returns the power to voters to decide who they want as their elected representatives if they later decide to change or join a different political party.

Source: Malay Mail

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Remembering Ramadan in Kampong Glam

Hidayah Amin

10-04-2022

The Ramadan bazaar in Singapore is back, after two years of absence due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Source: Straits Times

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https://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/remembering-ramadan-in-kampong-glam-0

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Arab world

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed exchanges Ramadan greetings with Iran's foreign minister

The National

Apr 10, 2022

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, has exchanged Ramadan greetings with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian.

Source: The National News

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https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/2022/04/10/sheikh-abdullah-bin-zayed-exchanges-ramadan-greetings-with-irans-foreign-minister/

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Ramadan 2022 in UAE: Doctor had to delay Iftar by 2 hours to attend to emergencies

by Waheed Abbas

10 Apr 2022

For doctors in the UAE, their patients come first, even sometimes ahead of their family and religious obligations.

During the holy month of Ramadan, many doctors in the UAE are busy performing their professional duties when they should be with their families during Suhoor and Iftar.

Source: khaleej Times

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UAE: RAK Police inspect Ramadan tents to ensure compliance with COVID-19 safety rules

Aghaddir Ali

April 10, 2022

Ras Al Khaimah: Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Police have intensified inspections of Ramadan tents across the emirate to ensure all COVID-19 precautionary measures are adhered to during Ramadan.

Colonel Dr Rashid Mohammed Al-Salhadi, Director of the Community Police Department, said that from the first day of Ramadan, Ras Al Khaimah Police started implementing specialised plans and integrated programmes to provide a healthy and safe environment for all residents.

Source: Www.Wam

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Hotels report surge in iftar and suhoor bookings as Ramadan tents return to UAE

Gillian Duncan

Apr 10, 2022

Bookings for iftar and suhoor meals at hotels are substantially up this year in Abu Dhabi as many Ramadan traditions return for the first time since 2019.

Hoteliers in the capital said they received a rush of reservations for the holy month, which is the closest to normal since the pandemic began.

Companies have begun making bookings for team iftars again, said Fabrice Ducry, general manager of Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas.

Source: The National News

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Africa

I Lost Four Brothers To Boko Haram In One Day – UNIMAID Basketball Coach Yakubu Usman

By Joe Apu

10th April 2022

The sound of sporadic shooting to many in the North East is one that they have come to terms with since the emergence of Boko Haram.

However, for the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID basketball coach Yakubu Usman, the constant sound of gun shots is a sad reminder that leaves him in tears having lost four of his younger brothers when Boko Haram stormed his community in 2009.

Source: Sunnews Online

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Quranic essay writing competition planned in Algeria

April 10, 2022

The Iranian Cultural Center in Algeria is holding a Quranic essay writing competition in the Arab country.

The contest, which is held on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, is aimed at highlighting the efforts of the Algerian people to serve the Holy Quran both before and after the country’s independence.

Source: Iqna News

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https://en.abna24.com/news//quranic-essay-writing-competition-planned-in-algeria_1246541.html

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Workshop on Quran, Ramadan held in Uganda

April 10, 2022

A workshop on knowing the Quran and the holy month of Ramadan was held for students and teachers of the Metropolitan International University (MIU) in Kampala, Uganda.

Objectives of fasting, Ramadan and Basirat (insight), Ramadan and sympathy with oppressed people, and factors of enhancement of fasting were the topics discussed at the workshop.

Source: En.Abna24

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Europe

UK PM Boris Johnson pays surprise visit to Ukraine President Zelensky in Kyiv, pledges more aid

Lean Jinghui

April 10, 2022

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a surprise in-person visit to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in the capital Kyiv on Saturday, Apr. 9.

In a tweet by Ukraine's Embassy to the United Kingdom on Apr. 9, Johnson was seen seated opposite Zelensky in a pink and green stuccoed room. The post was captioned with the word "Surprise" and a winking face emoji.

Source: Mothership

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https://mothership.sg/2022/04/boris-johnson-volodymyr-zelensky-meet/

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I Am Not A Muslim But Here Is Why I Fast During Ramadan - Scottish Adventurer

By Alice Morrison

10th April 2022

The smell of the soup wafts enticingly over but my mouth is too dry to water. The seconds tick past loudly. Then, the call to prayer rings out, ‘Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar – God is the most Great’. We all say, ‘In the name of God’ and reach for a date. I hear the blissful sound of water being poured. It is break-fast at Ramadan and I am sharing it with my neighbours.

I am a Scottish adventurer and came to Morocco to run the toughest foot race on earth, the infamous Marathon des Sables. I liked it so much I stayed. Eight years on I live in a compound in Imlil, high in the Atlas Mountains. There are four families housing about 25 people from the patriarch, the great-grandfather who is in his 90s, down to Khadija who is nearly five. Our houses are built into the rock of the mountains and from my terrace I can gaze on the soaring snow-covered peaks of the Atlas. The family cow and her new born calf live under my bedroom and the noisy, busy chickens cluck beneath the sitting room.

Source: Scotsman

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https://www.scotsman.com/news/people/i-am-not-a-muslim-but-here-is-why-i-fast-during-ramadan-alice-morrison-3648245

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Former hostages unmask Islamic State 'Beatle' at trial

10 April 2022

Former hostages taking the witness stand at the trial of their alleged Islamic State group captor have described their brutal treatment in chilling detail.

Eight former IS hostages have testified so far at the trial of El Shafee Elsheikh, accused of being a member of the notorious kidnap-and-murder cell known as the "Beatles."

Source: Daily Mail

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-10704023/Former-hostages-unmask-Islamic-State-Beatle-trial.html

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Zelenskiy braces for 'hard battle,' Boris Johnson visits with aid

By Elizabeth Piper

April 10, 2022

KYIV, April 9 (Reuters) - Ukraine is ready for a tough battle with Russian forces amassing in the east of the country, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered fresh financial and military support during a surprise visit.

At a meeting in Kyiv, Johnson told Zelenskiy that Britain would provide armored vehicles and anti-ship missile systems, along with additional support for World Bank loans.

Source: reuters

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https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukraine-demands-tough-global-response-train-station-missile-strike-2022-04-08/

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Rishi Sunak ‘moves belongings out of Downing Street’ amid tax row

Jordan King

10 Apr 2022

Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy have recently refurbished a flat in west London, which will reportedly be the family’s new base as it is close to their daughter’s primary school.

As this is her final year at home before heading off to boarding school, Mr Sunak is said to be planning to split his time between the family home and Downing Street so they can spend more time together.

The Sunday Mirror published photos of removal teams lifting a red velvet chair, a shelving unit and other bags and boxes into vans.

Source: Metro

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North America

More than 200 people take part at Ramadan Interfaith dinner in Islamic Center of Wheaton

April 10, 2022

Visitors to the Islamic Center of Wheaton city in Illinois state of USA were greeted with a warm communal embrace. Hundreds of neighbors and several elected officials showed up on the annual interfaith dinner at the Islamic Center of Wheaton on Thursday, April 7. The event welcomed many members of the non-Muslim community and neighbors with their family to the mosque.

The event was curated for the purposes of cultivating strong relations with the neighbors and the interfaith community of the Chicago area.

Source: Daily Herald

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Islamic Center in US state of Illinois holds interfaith Ramadan dinner

April 10, 2022

Visitors to the Islamic Center of Wheaton in the US state of Illinois were greeted with a warm communal embrace.

Hundreds of neighbors and several elected officials showed up on the annual interfaith dinner at the Islamic Center of Wheaton earlier this week.

Source: dailyherald.com

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Kids are balancing fasting and school during Ramadan. How to support them

By AP MCCLATCHY

April 9, 2022

Muslim children typically aren’t expected to fast during Ramadan until they reach puberty. But often kids will want to start earlier because they see everyone else abstaining from food and water from sunrise to sunset — followed by their community gathering to break their fast together — and they want to participate.

“I really wanted to get in on the fun,” said Raahim Sattar, who started fasting when he was around 7. He’s an 18-year-old Danville native currently learning Arabic at the Qalam seminary in Dallas. He has older twin brothers — and a competitive streak: “I was like, hey, maybe I can do it better than them.”

Source: Eastbay Times

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