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Imam Qari Asim Dismissed As United Kingdom’s Islamophobia Adviser After Backing Calls To Cancel 'Blasphemous' Film, The Lady of Heaven

New Age Islam News Bureau

12 June 2022

 

Cineworld cancelled all showings of the film nationwide 'to ensure the safety of our staff and customers'. Pictured: A crowd of protesters gathered outside the Cineworld in Birmingham on Sunday, June 5, to protest the film's release

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• Imam Qari Asim Dismissed As United Kingdom’s Islamophobia Adviser After Backing Calls To Cancel 'Blasphemous' Film, The Lady of Heaven

• Islamic State Allegiances in Africa: A Sub-Saharan Breakdown

• First-Of-Its-Kind Initiative: Muslim-Run Gaushala To Come Up In Hyderabad

• Twelver Shia Cleric, Allama Syed Jawad Naqvi Urges Unity Among Muslim Ummah Against Hostile Powers

• Researchers Uncover Evidence Of Early Muslim Burial In Syria

 

Europe

• Iman Vellani Was 'Freaking Out' When Marvel Gave Her Job As First Muslim Superhero

• 31 masked Patriot Front extremists were arrested outside an Idaho Pride event after being seen loading into a U-Haul looking 'like a little army'

• 200 protesters block immigration officers’ van during Peckham arrest

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North America

• U.S. attempting to ‘hijack countries in our region’ to target China, Wei Fenghe says

• ‘Politicians have done nothing’: Tens of thousands rally against gun violence across US

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India

• UP: Properties Linked to Accused Who Took Part in Protests Over Anti-Islam Remarks Demolished

• Hindu Youth Donates Blood To Save Mom Of Muslim Jawan Posted In J&K

• Prophet row: Protest breaks out outside Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad

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Pakistan

• All Decisions On Issue Of Terrorism Must Be Made By Parliament: Bilawal

• Pakistan Condemns Brutal Treatment Of Muslims Protesting In India

• NA speaker in a fix over Ali Wazir’s production order issue

• Imran moves SC against decision about dissidents

• Pakistan to seek deferred payments for Qatari LNG: Miftah Ismail

• There should be no obstacle in Musharraf returning: Khawaja Asif

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Mideast

• Resistance only way to counter US pressures: Leader

• History Of The Paisley Motif Shown At The Museum For Islamic Art

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South Asia

• Former Chairman Of The High Council For National Reconciliation, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Returns to Afghanistan

• EU Special Representatives and Envoys Meet, Following the “Deteriorating” Human Rights Situation in Afghanistan

• Explosion in Kabul leaves 6 killed, 2 injured

• A Man Is Shot Dead in Helmand Province

• Ctg Depot fire: Another firefighter dies of injuries, death toll now 46

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Southeast Asia

• Shariah And Law University Holds Talk On Islamic Law

• Out of jail, Umno's Khir Toyo says learnt lesson about public funds and living up to past mistakes

• Singapore And Malaysia: Are We Really Neutral On China?

• Dr Sahruddin replaces Muhyiddin as Johor Bersatu chairman

• Negri MB gives nod for congregational prayers without physical distancing starting tomorrow

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Arab world

• Minister Al-Qasabi: Prophet’s Museum Enrich Faith Motive For Two Holy Mosques Visitors

• Madinah museum’s role to preserve Islamic heritage praised

• Thousands held for labour, residency, border violations in Saudi Arabia

• KSrelief launches campaign to combat blindness in Niger

• Saudi, Chinese ministers discuss defence ties

• Saudi aid agency continues health projects in Yemen

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Imam Qari Asim Dismissed As United Kingdom’s Islamophobia Adviser After Backing Calls To Cancel 'Blasphemous' Film, The Lady of Heaven

 

Cineworld cancelled all showings of the film nationwide 'to ensure the safety of our staff and customers'. Pictured: A crowd of protesters gathered outside the Cineworld in Birmingham on Sunday, June 5, to protest the film's release

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By Edward Malnick

11 June 2022

An imam who endorsed a campaign for cinemas to cancel a "blasphemous" film about the Prophet Mohammed's daughter has been dismissed as the Government's anti-Islamophobia adviser.

Qari Asim was told on Saturday evening that he had been dismissed from his official roles as independent adviser on Islamophobia and deputy chairman of the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group.

The move came after Mr Asim, the head imam at the Makkah mosque in Leeds, backed those protesting against The Lady of Heaven film and asked cinemas to drop the £12 million production, which has become the centre of a free speech row in the UK.

Amid widespread protests, Mr Asim issued a statement branding The Lady of Heaven a "disparaging movie" that has "caused much pain and hurt to Muslims".

In a letter to Mr Asim published on the Government website on Saturday, the Department of Levelling Up said: "We have no option but to withdraw the appointment and end your roles with Government with immediate effect.

"Your recent support for a campaign to limit free expression - a campaign which has itself encouraged communal tensions - means it is no longer appropriate for you to continue your work with Government in roles designed to promote community harmony," it said.

The letter went on: "You will have no doubt seen reports of the scenes outside different cinema venues. These included deeply disturbing videos of sectarian chanting and anti-Shia hatred... which must be challenged at every opportunity as part of a wider effort to combat anti-Muslim hatred.

Mr Asim's statement clashed with the views of Dame Sara Khan, the Government’s independent adviser on social cohesion and resilience, who criticised the failure of the authorities to stand up to protests which led to Cineworld pulling UK screenings of the film "to ensure the safety of our staff and customers".

Mr Asim, who often represents the Muslim community alongside other faith leaders such as the Archbishop of Canterbury and Chief Rabbi, said: "We have been working with many brothers and imams across the country to liaise with the cinemas.

"As a community, in some places we have been successful and those cinemas will no longer be showing the movie, in other places negotiations are still ongoing.

"Some imams have taken a view to protest and others are in dialogue with the cinemas trying to resolve the situation. Different approaches, rooted in our universal values, are necessary, as always."

In January, Mr Asim, who was appointed as Islamophobia adviser a day before Boris Johnson entered Downing Street in 2019, said that he had been ignored by No 10 and Michael Gove, the Levelling Up Secretary, since taking up the role.

The film’s release on June 3 sparked days of demonstrations at cinemas in Bradford, Bolton, Birmingham, Sheffield, London and Leeds, as protestors branded the film "offensive" and sectarian in its depiction of Islam’s history and early leaders.

Malik Shlibak, executive producer of The Lady of Heaven, blamed a radical group "trying to cause sectarian division" for the protests and cinemas were "crumbling to the pressure".

Source: Telegraph

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Islamic State Allegiances in Africa: A Sub-Saharan Breakdown

 

Photo: ISS Institute of Security Studies

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12-06-2022

The ideology of the Islamic State has taken a significant hold in Sub-Saharan Africa. The group’s ideology has spread from just the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to a rapidly growing movement throughout Africa encompassing thousands of members. The Islamic State has various affiliates throughout Africa, including the Islamic State West Africa Province, Islamic State Central Africa Province, Islamic State Mozambique, and others who have pledged their allegiance to the organization.

The Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) was first officially recognized by the Islamic State in the spring of 2019. Its first operations occurred in Burkina Faso near the Malian border and western Niger, and northeastern Mali. The ISGS has spread to southern Mali, and along the border of Niger and Burkina Faso. This organization has claimed the Tongo Tongo attack that occurred in Niger in 2017 that resulted in the death of four American and four Nigerien soldiers. This organization is a sub-group of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), after being taken over by ISWAP in 2019. The goal of the ISGS is to establish a Salafist-Jihadi caliphate.

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) first pledged its allegiance to the Islamic State in 2015. While ISWAP is often referred to as Boko Haram, the two organizations diverged from one another in 2016.

In late August 2021, ISWAP faced a significant setback when its former leader, Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, was killed. The details surrounding Al-Barnawi’s death remain greatly disputed; it is argued that Nigerian troops killed him, but others attest that he was killed by a rival organization. Despite this setback, ISWAP remains active throughout West Africa. Its most recent attack was on June 5, 2022, at an annual festival in Okene, Nigeria, that resulted in the death of two people.

The Islamic State Democratic Republic of the Congo (ISIS-DRC) is active in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda. This organization was first officially recognized by the Islamic State in 2018, but it may have begun operations as early as 2017.  In 2021, this group conducted attacks that resulted in the deaths of 1,200 people in just the DRC, not including its large-scale urban attacks in Uganda. It was formerly known as the Allied Democratic Forces but rebranded and aligned its ideology with the Islamic State.

Officially recognized by the Islamic State in August 2019, the Islamic State Mozambique (ISIS-Mozambique) is most widely known for its siege of Palma in the province of Cabo Delgado in March 2021.  A French company, TotalEnergies’ liquified natural gas plant was attacked causing the project to be suspended until safety was guaranteed.  ISIS-Mozambique’s actions, overall, have resulted in the deaths of over 1,700 civilians and the displacement of 784,000 people from Northern Mozambique.

The Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP) does not work as a cohesive unit but rather is an overarching entity comprised of distinct regional affiliates, such as ISIS-Mozambique and ISIS-DRC. These two organizations are distinctly different in their attacks, goals, and actions throughout the DRC and Mozambique and, therefore, should not be viewed as one single group.

The ideology of the Islamic State has taken hold of thousands throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, making the region a breeding ground for more radicalization and attacks.  Countless organizations, countries, and private militaries have become involved in hopes of slowing the growing threat of the Islamic State in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Reasons behind the involvement of the Islamic State in Sub-Saharan Africa range from economic instability to individuals identifying with the organization’s ideology, leaving a complex and extensive range of issues that the international community must address and mitigate. Without proper economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa, the number of individuals involved with the Islamic State will likely grow. It is uncertain the future of the Islamic State in Sub-Saharan Africa, but the Islamic State’s affiliate organizations continue to grow, and without a proper and warranted response, this security threat will continue to increase.

Source: The Guardian

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First-Of-Its-Kind Initiative: Muslim-Run Gaushala To Come Up In Hyderabad

 

Image used for representational purposes. (Photo | PTI)

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12th June 2022

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Telangana is set to have a gaushala (cow shelter) with around 500 cows maintained by enthusiasts from the Muslim community. A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Bharat First, is proposing to start Qidmate Bakar Anjuman in Toopran of Medak district.

The initiative is aimed at sensitising the government and the public against illegal cow slaughter and promote harmony among the masses. Pained over the illegal transport of cows to the slaughterhouses, Shiraj Qureshi, an advocate, started the tradition of donating cows. He says it is illegal to slaughter cows, as per the constitution, and thus, it’s against religious customs as well.

He adds that they consider the cow and its progeny as Allah’s creation, who are beneficial to all humans. “The cow’s milk is healthy for all and we don’t discriminate against it as something belonging to one religion, because we respect all the religions and we are all Allah’s creation,” he says, adding that they have taken the legal route to prevent the illegal cow slaughtering. Khaiser Ansari, in-charge at Bharat First, says the gaushala construction has already begun and would be opened shortly.

Source: New Indian Express

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https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2022/jun/12/muslim-run-gaushala-to-come-up-in-hyderabad-2464613.html

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Twelver Shia Cleric, Allama Syed Jawad Naqvi Urges Unity Among Muslim Ummah Against Hostile Powers

 

Allama Syed Jawad Naqvi

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APP

JUNE 11, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Allama Syed Jawad Naqvi has said that unity among the Muslims is imperative as the enemy is hell bent to exploit the divide to create disharmony in the Ummah. Jawad Naqvi also said that blasphemous remarks about Holy Prophet (PBUH) and disrespecting prestigious places of Muslims cannot be tolerated, said a press release.

While addressing a huge gathering of Tehreek e Baidari Ummat e Mustafa (Saww) on Saturday, who were commemorating the 33rd demise anniversary of former supreme leader of Iran Ayatullah Sayyid Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini, Jawad criticized the dual role of Western powers supporting Israel and keeping a blind eye over the oppression that has been unleashed on innocent Palestenians.

Jawad Naqvi said that blasphemous remarks about the Holy Prophet (SAW) under the supervision of Modi government was unacceptable. He said people should raise their voices against Indian nefarious designs. Jawad Naqvi also condemned the Indian oppression over Kashmiris and Muslims, and asked the Islamic countries should to end their diplomatic and trade relations with India.

Deputy Secretary Jamiat Ulema Pakistan Allama Haider Alvi declared Ayatullah Khomeini’s life a role model for the Muslims. Allama Charagh Uddin Shah, Senior Journlist Mazhar Barlas and other intellectuals also addressed the gathering.

Source: Daily Times

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Researchers Uncover Evidence Of Early Muslim Burial In Syria

 

Main building of Uppsala University

(Photo credit: DAVID CASTOR/CC0/VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

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By Jerusalem Post Staff

JUNE 12, 2022

Swedish researchers uncovered evidence of one of the earliest Islamic burials ever, according to a new peer-reviewed study published in Communications Biology journal on Tuesday.

The researchers, including evolutionary biologist Megha Srigyan and population geneticist Torsten Günther from Uppsala University, analyzed the remains of a woman and a man found in Syria.

In 2009 and 2010, Spanish and French researchers, along with Syrian archaeology students, found multiple burial sites in Tell Qarassa, Syria. In order to study the earliest farming groups in the area, they conducted DNA analyses on the remains of 14 people found at the sites, according to lead researcher Cristina Valdiosera, an archaeogeneticist at the University of Burgos, Spain.

"With the goal of studying the first farming groups in the region, we subjected the remains of 14 humans to ancient DNA analysis," she said. "Only two individuals from upper layers of the site contained sufficient amounts of endogenous DNA and these came from graves that we assumed belonged to a later prehistoric period. After radiocarbon dating it became clear we had something unexpected and special."

After it was determined using radiocarbon dating that the burial sites were from the time of the Umayyad caliphates during the late 7th and early 8th centuries, the Swedish researchers determined from the style of burial that it was consistent with early Islamic burial traditions.

"The genomic results were also surprising as the two individuals seemed genetically different from most ancient or modern-day Levantines," said Srigyan, who conducted the data analysis. "The most similar – though not identical – modern-day groups were Bedouins and Saudis, suggesting a possible connection to the Arabian Peninsula," she added.

"Most of our evidence is indirect but the different types of data, taken together, point to this man and woman belonging to transient groups far from home, suggesting the presence of early Muslims in the Syrian countryside," said Günther, who co-coordinated the Swedish study.

Source: IQNA

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https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-709169

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Europe

Iman Vellani was 'freaking out' when Marvel gave her job as first Muslim superhero

By Kelly Jenkins

11 Jun 2022

Iman Vellani ’s last day at school was good training for her role as Marvel’s first Muslim superhero.

She hadn’t told her pals she’d auditioned for Disney Plus ’s six-part TV series, Ms. Marvel – so when they found out, there was plenty of drama.

Source: Mirror

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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/iman-vellani-freaking-out-marvel-27208216

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31 masked Patriot Front extremists were arrested outside an Idaho Pride event after being seen loading into a U-Haul looking 'like a little army'

Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert

12-06-2022

Police in Idaho arrested 31 members of the extremist Patriot Front group Saturday outside a Pride event after a concerned citizen reported masked men who "looked like a little army" were loading riot gear into a U-Haul.

"They were all wearing similar attire. They had shields, shin guards, and other riot gear with them, including at least one smoke grenade," Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White said in a press conference.

Source: Business Insider

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200 protesters block immigration officers’ van during Peckham arrest

Nadeem Badshah

11 Jun 2022

A man arrested for immigration offences was released on bail after protesters gathered in south-east London on Saturday for hours to block a van he was being transported in from leaving.

Video footage posted on Twitter showed a crowd of about 200 people sitting on the ground in front of the vehicle in Peckham while another clip showed members of the public standing and shouting “let him go”.

Source: The Guardian

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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/11/protesters-block-immigration-officers-van-during-peckham-arrest

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North America

U.S. attempting to ‘hijack countries in our region’ to target China, Wei Fenghe says

By RFA Staff

2022.06.12

China’s Defense Minister Wei Fenghe delivered scathing remarks about the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy in a speech in Singapore on Sunday, calling it an attempt to form a clique to contain China.

In his speech on ‘China’s vision for regional order’ at the Shangri-La Dialogue security forum he hit back at U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s remarks a day earlier, saying China firmly rejects America’s accusations and threats.

Source: Rfa.Org

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https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/us-attempting-to-hijack-countries-in-our-region-to-target-china-06122022005903.html

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‘Politicians have done nothing’: Tens of thousands rally against gun violence across US

By Ted Hesson

June 12, 2022

Washington: Tens of thousands of demonstrators descended on Washington and at hundreds of rallies across the United States to demand that politicians pass legislation aimed at curbing gun violence following last month’s massacre at a Texas school.

In the nation’s capital, organisers of March for Our Lives (MFOL) estimated that 40,000 people assembled at the National Mall near the Washington Monument under occasional light rain. The gun safety group was founded by student survivors of the 2018 massacre at a Parkland, Florida, high school.

Source: The Age

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 India

UP: Properties Linked to Accused Who Took Part in Protests Over Anti-Islam Remarks Demolished

The Wire Staff

12-06-2022

New Delhi: Police in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur and Kanpur demolished the homes of the accused, and those connected to them, who took part in the protests against inflammatory remarks made in reference to the Prophet by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, NDTV has reported.

In the case of Sharanpur, the police themselves shared videos of houses being demolished with bulldozers. The videos show municipal teams out with bulldozers under a heavy police presence, demolishing parts of the homes of two of the accused, now arrested for disturbing the peace and social harmony.

Source: The Wire

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https://thewire.in/government/up-properties-linked-to-accused-who-took-part-in-protests-over-anti-islam-remarks-demolished

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Hindu youth donates blood to save mom of Muslim jawan posted in J&K

Jun 12, 2022

Kanpur: Amid the somewhat surcharged atmosphere in the city post June 3 violent protest against alleged objectionable remarks against Prophet Mohammed, a 35-year-old Hindu man Abhimanyu Gupta set an example of communal harmony by donating blood to a Muslim woman undergoing dialysis at a hospital in the city.

The attendants of the ailing woman Shahana, who was a complete stranger to Abhimanyu, had put out an SOS saying that she needed more blood to which Abhimanyu responded voluntarily.

Source: Times Of India

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Prophet row: Protest breaks out outside Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad

JUN 11 2022

A protest was conducted outside Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad against the controversial remarks by suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma. Later, with the intervention of the Police, protesters were dispersed from the spot. Police force and CRPF were deployed in the area.

Source: Deccan Herald

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Pakistan

All decisions on issue of terrorism must be made by parliament: Bilawal

Dawn.com

June 11, 2022

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday said that all decisions related to the issue of terrorism must be made by parliament amid the country's ongoing talks with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Bilawal, who is also the foreign minister and has mentioned on several occasions that he has been personally affected by terrorism, said the party would reach out to its allies to build a consensus on the way forward.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1694278/all-decisions-on-issue-of-terrorism-must-be-made-by-parliament-bilawal

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Pakistan condemns brutal treatment of Muslims protesting in India

Jun 12 2022

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday strongly condemned the heavy-handed treatment by the Indian authorities of Muslims who were registering a peaceful protest after Friday prayers over the derogatory remarks of the two members of the ruling political party BJP against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

“The indiscriminate and widespread use of brute force by the Indian authorities across various states in India has resulted in the killing of two innocent Muslim protesters and critically injured thirteen others in Ranchi city,” a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs read.

Source: www.geo.tv

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NA speaker in a fix over Ali Wazir’s production order issue

Amir Wasim

June 12, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Like his predecessor, National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf seems to be reluctant in issuing production order of independent MNA Ali Wazir, forcing the secretary general of his own Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to go public on the issue and register an indirect protest over the move.

“[I] strongly urge speaker of National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to issue production orders of @Aliwazirna50,” tweeted PPP secretary general Farhatullah Khan Babar on Saturday, a day after presentation of the federal budget by the new coalition government in the lower house of the parliament.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1694358/na-speaker-in-a-fix-over-ali-wazirs-production-order-issue

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Imran moves SC against decision about dissidents

Nasir Iqbal

June 12, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Saturday knocked at the doors of the Supreme Court to challenge the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) declaration on May 11 that rejected the disqualification references against 20 party dissident members of the National Assembly (MNAs).

With the passing away of Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain, only a set of 19 appeals were moved against party dissidents through PTI’s senior counsel Chaudhry Faisal Hussain.

Source: Dawn

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Pakistan to seek deferred payments for Qatari LNG: Miftah Ismail

Reuters

June 11, 2022

Ismail unveiled the 2022-23 budget on Friday aimed at fiscal consolidation as Pakistan tries to convince the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to restart much-needed financial support. But the lender has expressed concerns over the numbers, including its current account deficit.

"We've talked about a deferred payment plan ... or at least I've requested this ... and [Pakistan's] petroleum minister is doing negotiations and is going to do the talks," Ismail told Reuters in an interview.

Source: Dawn

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There should be no obstacle in Musharraf returning: Khawaja Asif

Dawn.com

June 11, 2022

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Saturday said there should be no obstacle in former president Pervez Musharraf's return to Pakistan on account of his ill health.

It is noteworthy that Asif is a senior leader in the PML-N, whose government was overthrown by Musharraf in 1999. Nawaz Sharif was premier at the time the government was removed.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1694277/there-should-be-no-obstacle-in-musharraf-returning-khawaja-asif

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 Mideast

Resistance only way to counter US pressures: Leader

Jun 11, 2022

"The successful experience of the two countries showed that the only way to face these pressures [from the United States] is resistance," the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said during a meeting with the visiting President of Venezuela Nicola Maduro and his accompanying delegation in Tehran on Saturday afternoon after referring to the resistance of Iran and Venezuela against the heavy pressures and the multi-faceted war waged by the United States.

Pointing to the victory of the Venezuelan government and people in the fierce struggle against the United States and the all-out and full-fledged war waged against Venezuela, Ayatollah Khamenei told Mr. Maduro that "Your Excellency and the people of Venezuela's resistance is very commendable because it enhances the dignity, value, and merits of a nation, a country and its leaders, and because of this, today the US perspective of Venezuela is different as compared to the past."

Source: Mehr News

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https://en.mehrnews.com/news/187833/Resistance-only-way-to-counter-US-pressures-Leader

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History Of The Paisley Motif Shown At The Museum For Islamic Art

By BARRY DAVIS

JUNE 11, 2022

Anyone out there old enough to remember wearing a paisley shirt? That was a sartorial invention of the wild woolly and totally groovy Sixties, right? Wrong!

And just in case you think I may be getting my facts a little discombobulated here, I suggest you pop along to the Museum for Islamic Art where, as of last Thursday, you can view the Paisley: A Princely Pattern exhibition. In English that makes for a nicely alliterative, and exegetic, moniker.

Source: Jpost

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https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/article-709017

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South Asia

Former Chairman Of The High Council For National Reconciliation, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Returns to Afghanistan

By Saqalain Eqbal

11 Jun 2022

After 43 days, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the former chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, returned to Afghanistan today, Saturday, June 11.

“As I leave the country for a few days to be with family during Eid-ul Fitr,” Abdullah Abdullah tweeted, “I want to offer prayers for the souls of all martyrs who fell victim to terror, while I wish my compatriots Eid Mubarak as we end this Holy season. Our country, men & women, need to come together.”

Source: khaama Press

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EU Special Representatives and Envoys Meet, Following the “Deteriorating” Human Rights Situation in Afghanistan

By Saqalain Eqbal

11 Jun 2022

According to Special Envoy of the European Union for Afghanistan Tomas Niklasson, special envoys and representatives of the European Union member states have gathered as the Taliban enforced stringent policies on women.

On Saturday, 11th of June, he wrote on his Twitter handle that, in addition to the delegates, “external specialists” on human rights and economics attended the event.

Source: khaama Press

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https://www.khaama.com/eu-special-representatives-and-envoys-meet-following-the-deteriorating-human-rights-in-afghanistan-68657/

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Explosion in Kabul leaves 6 killed, 2 injured

June 12, 2022

Media have reported from Afghanistan that several people have been killed or injured in bus explosion in the Afghanistan capital on Saturday afternoon.

Several people were killed or injured when a passenger was detonated in the East of Kabul on Saturday afternoon, Al-Jazeera has reported.

Source: En.Abna24

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A Man Is Shot Dead in Helmand Province

By Saqalain Eqbal

11 Jun 2022

According to Taliban security officials in Helmand province, a man was fatally shot by another man in the province’s Nad Ali district.

The event occurred on Friday, June the 10th, according to Mohammad Qasim Riyadh, Deputy Director of the Taliban’s Information and Culture in Helmand province.

Source: khaama Press

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Ctg Depot fire: Another firefighter dies of injuries, death toll now 46

Star Digital Report

Jun 12, 2022

Another firefighter, who sustained critical injures at Sitakunda's BM container depot fire, died at a hospital in Dhaka early today.

Gausul Azam (22) breathed his last around 3:00am while being treated at the intensive care unit of Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, said the Resident Surgeon of the institute SM Aiyub Hossain.

Source: The Daily Star

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 Southeast Asia

Shariah And Law University Holds Talk On Islamic Law

June 12, 2022

The Faculty of Shariah and Law at University Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), in collaboration with Al-Wady Consultant Services, organised a talk on Islamic law recently.

Source: The Daily Star

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Out of jail, Umno's Khir Toyo says learnt lesson about public funds and living up to past mistakes

By Shahrin Aizat Noorshahrizam

12 Jun 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 —Former Selangor mentri besar Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo, who is seeking to make a political comeback in the next general election, appears to have self-reflected after spending six months in prison for corruption.

In an interview with Malaysiakini published today, the licensed dentist, who is now in the food business, described his time behind bars as difficult but that he has learnt his lesson and now wants to make up for his past mistakes.

Source: Malay Mail

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Singapore and Malaysia: Are we really neutral on China?

By Surekha A. Yadav

12 Jun 2022

JUNE 12 ― Singapore is hosting the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual gathering of senior defence personnel from across Asia and beyond.

The dialogue which is the largest annual gathering of military top brass in Asia is not actually hosted by the Singapore government. Rather, the event is hosted by International Institute for Strategic Studies which is an independent think tank.

Source: Malay Mail

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Dr Sahruddin replaces Muhyiddin as Johor Bersatu chairman

11 Jun 2022

SENAI, June 11 — Former Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal is now Johor Bersatu chairman, party president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.

Confirming this, Muhyiddin said Dr Sahruddin received his letter of appointment on June 8.

Source: Malay Mail

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Negri MB gives nod for congregational prayers without physical distancing starting tomorrow

12 Jun 2022

SEREMBAN, June 12 ― Congregational prayers without physical distancing will be allowed in mosques and suraus from tomorrow in Negri Sembilan.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said worshippers were no longer required to bring their own prayer mat and activities such as takmir classes, lectures, tazkirah and talks would also be allowed without physical distancing.

Source: Malay Mail

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Arab world

Minister Al-Qasabi: Prophet’s Museum Enrich Faith Motive For Two Holy Mosques Visitors

June 11, 2022

MADINAH — Minister of Commerce and Acting Minister of Media Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi has visited the International Exhibition and Museum of the Prophet's Biography and Islamic Civilization in Madinah, where he was briefed on the various sections of the exhibition including the civilized technical models, modern Atlases, and refereed encyclopedias.

Dr. Al-Qasabi expressed his admiration for this scientific achievement of the Islamic heritage, as it was presented in a modern and documentary format that relies on a presentation technology

Source: Saudi Gazette

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Madinah museum’s role to preserve Islamic heritage praised

SPA

June 11, 2022

MADINAH: Saudi Minister of Commerce and Acting Minister of Media Majid Al-Qasabi visited the International Exhibition and Museum of the Prophet’s Biography and Islamic Civilization in Madinah.

Al-Qasabi expressed his admiration for the museum’s role in preserving Islamic heritage, praising its presentation in a modern documentary format.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2101456/saudi-arabia

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Thousands held for labor, residency, border violations in Saudi Arabia

SPA

June 12, 2022

RIYADH: Saudi authorities arrested more than 15,000 people in one week for breaching residency, work and border security regulations, according to an official report.

From June 2 to 8, a total of 9,337 people were arrested for violations of residency rules, while 3,996 were held over illegal border crossing attempts, and a further 1,876 for labor-related issues.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2101591/saudi-arabia

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KSrelief launches campaign to combat blindness in Niger

SPA

June 11, 2022

NIAMEY: The Saudi-based King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center launched a voluntary medical campaign to combat blindness and its diseases in Niger.

The campaign was launched in the southern city of Tahoua, in the presence of the Kingdom’s ambassador to Niger, Dr. Zaid Al-Harbi, and a number of Nigerien officials.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2101521/saudi-arabia

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Saudi, Chinese ministers discuss defense ties

SPA

June 12, 2022

SINGAPORE: Saudi Arabia’s Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs Dr. Khalid bin Hussein Al-Bayari on Saturday met China’s State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Gen. Wei Fenghe.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 19th Shangri-La Dialogue security summit in Singapore. Al-Bayari led the Kingdom’s delegation to the summit.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2101526/saudi-arabia

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Saudi aid agency continues health projects in Yemen

SPA

June 11, 2022

HAJJA: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has continued to provide health services to the Yemeni people.

Al-Jada Health Center outlets in Hajjah governorate provided treatment to 4,489 people in one week with the support of KSrelief.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2101496/saudi-arabia

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