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Right Wing Groups Move Supreme Court To Seek Action Against Muslim Leaders, Asaduddin Owaisi and Tauqeer Raza For Hate Speech

New Age Islam News Bureau

23 January 2022

 

Supreme Court of Idia

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• Right Wing Groups Move Supreme Court To Seek Action Against Muslim Leaders, Asaduddin Owaisi and Tauqeer Raza For Hate Speech

• Nusrat Ghani, Britain's First Female Muslim Minister: I Was Sacked As A Minister ‘Because I Was A Muslim’

• Boko Haram, ISWAP Recruiting Child Soldiers

• Minister For Parliamentary Affairs Supports ‘Islamic Presidential’ System: ‘Country Never Had Presidential System In True Sense’

• Iran Rules Out Likelihood Of 'Interim Deal' In Vienna Nuke Talks: Report

 India

• Kolar Deputy Commissioner Seeks Report Over Muslim Friday Prayers In Government School

• Victims Say MP Police Protecting Hindu Man Accused of Arson, Assault of Muslims And • Threatened Two Muslim Children To Leave A Locality with 'Light Charges'

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 Europe

• Plans to replace former police station with mosque given go-ahead

• Syria: Deadly fighting continues after 'Islamic State' prison break

• UK professor unveils seminal book of Imam Khamenei's letters to Western youths

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Africa

• Morocco To Sign Sports Agreement To Enhance Ties With Israel

• Muslim Council in Taraba alleges marginalization by Gov Ishaku

• 17 Nigerian Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram, Witnesses Say

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Pakistan

• A Judge Should Be Fearful Of Allah, Constitution: Justice Faez Isa

• Security forces seize large cache of weapons in South Waziristan IBO: ISPR

• Four Islamabad policemen booked for kidnapping, extorting money from three citizens

• PFUJ moves court against journalists protection law

• PML-N rejects Qureshi’s offer for talks on south Punjab

• Member opposes PBC’s move against SHC CJ’s elevation to apex court

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Mideast

• Imam Khamenei receives group of Ahl al-Bayt eulogists

• Syrian Kurdish forces tighten siege after Islamic State prison break

• Senior official of al-Abbas shrine receives SG of Imam Hussain shrine

• Saudi diplomat murder: Pakistan seeks Tehran assistance to arrest suspects from Iran

• US Navy stops ship carrying ‘explosive precursor’ from Iran on Yemen route

• Iran plans stronger ties with Turkey

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South Asia

• Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan Take A Step Further Towards Official Recognition

• Chinese Aids’ Delivery Begins To Northern Province: IEA

• Explosion in western Afghanistan killed and wounded 15 people

• From boom to bust to dust: how Covid-19 and typhoon wrecked Siargao, surfers’ paradise in the Philippines, and its long road back

• Tax problems will be solved once businesses share issues in written form: Kamal

• IEA delegation’s arrival in Oslo triggered protest

• Chinese Aids’ Delivery Begins To Northern Province: IEA

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Arab world

• Saudi Arabia’s Ambitious Space Program Provides Foretaste Of Exciting Collaborations To Come

• Saudi National Parks Program will benefit environment, communities and tourism, organizers say

• Diriyah’s Historic At-Turaif ‘A New Lifestyle Destination’ In Saudi Arabia

• Saudi aid agency rolling out relief projects worldwide

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North America

• Was ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Banned in Georgia Due to ‘Islamic’ Lyrics?

• U.S.-Backed Fighters Chase Islamic State Gunmen Near Prison In Syria

• Heavy gunfire heard in Burkina Faso barracks, government denies army takeover

• Birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh marked in Brazil

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Southeast Asia

• Kelantan Umno Previously Voiced Intention To Cut Ties With PAS, Says Ismail Sabri

• Kelantan PAS respects state Umno’s decision to sever political ties, says Ahmad Yakob

• No travel ban during Aidilfitri in Malaysia, only EMCO if necessary, says PM

• Civil societies call for clarification, say SC’s statement on Azam Baki’s shares may have contradicted govt rules

• Johor polls: It was a unilateral decision, we were not consulted, says state Bersatu leader

• Umno sec-gen: Number of voters in Johor increases by 28pc

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Right Wing Groups Move Supreme Court To Seek Action Against Muslim Leaders, Asaduddin Owaisi and Tauqeer Raza For Hate Speech

 

Supreme Court of Idia

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23rd January 2022

Two different intervention applications have been filed in the Supreme Court in the ongoing petition filed seeking an independent inquiry into the Haridwar Dharam Sansad speeches. National President of Hindu Sena Vishnu Gupta and Hindu Front for Justice, have moved separate applications seeking intervention and to make themselves parties in the ongoing petition filed by Qurban Ali who has sought an independent inquiry into the Haridwar Dharam Sansad speeches. The Supreme Court on January 10 agreed to hear petition filed by Qurban Ali.

Now, National President of Hindu Sena Vishnu Gupta and Hindu Front for Justice, in separate pleas want to be heard by the Court in the ongoing petition against speeches deliver in Haridwar Dharam Sansad. Hindu Front for Justice, in its intervening application filed through advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain said that there are various instances where allegedly hate speeches are delivered against Hindus and that should also be examined.

Meanwhile, another application has been moved in the Supreme Court by National President of Hindu Sena Vishnu Gupta seeking intervention and to become a party to the hate speech petition filed by Qurban Ali. He has also sought action and lodging of FIR against the hate speech given by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi and Ittehad-e-Millat Council leader Tauqeer Raza and others.

Besides Asaduddin Owaisi and Tauqeer Raza, Gupta has also sought to issue direction to concerned state government to lodge FIR against president of All India Imam Association Sajid Rashidi, AAP politician Amanatullah Khan, AIMIM leader Waris Pathan for allegedly delivering hate speeches.

“That the petitioners (Qurban Ali) who belong to Muslim Community and who are follower of Islam are not supposed to raise objection against the affairs or activities related to Hindu Dharm Sansad. In fact by way of aforesaid petition, an effort is being made to scandalize the spiritual leaders of Hindus. The Constitution of India provides equal protection to the followers of all faith and religion, in this context reference may be made to Article 19(1)(a) and (b) read with Article- 25 of the constitution of India, ” the petitioner Vishnu Gupta said in his plea. “Thus it is crystal clear that every citizen of this country has freedom of conscience, practice and propagation of religion. Therefore, the Holding Dharma Sansad by Hindu is protected by Article 19(a)(b) and article 25 of the constitution of India. Therefore the objections of the Petitioner (Qurban Ali) in the aforesaid matter are against the constitutional scheme and encroachment on Fundamental right of Hindu’s, “the petitioner added.

The application filed by Vishnu Gupta said that the Hindu culture and civilization has been the victim of foreigners and the fact is corroborated by the fact that temples in this country have been converted into a mosque by Muslim Invaders right from the khilji dynasty up to the Mughal dynasty. The petition filed by journalist Qurban Ali has sought an independent inquiry into the Haridwar Dharma Sansad speeches allegedly inciting violence against the minority community and the arrest and trial of people who made hate speeches, inciting violence towards Muslims, at the Haridwar Dharma Sansad conclave.

The hate speeches were allegedly delivered between December 17 and 19, 2021, in Haridwar by Yati Narsinghanand and in Delhi by ‘Hindu Yuva Vahini’. The plea filed by Ali said that the alleged hate speeches consisted of open calls for genocide of Muslims in order to achieve ethnic cleansing.

Source: Tribune

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Nusrat Ghani, Britain's First Female Muslim Minister: I Was Sacked As A Minister ‘Because I Was A Muslim’

 

Nusrat Ghani said she had considered quitting as an MP/David Cliff/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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January 23, 2022

A British lawmaker has said she was fired from a ministerial job because her Muslim faith was making her Conservative colleagues “uncomfortable,” according to a report.

Nusrat Ghani, 49, Britain's first female Muslim minister, was sacked as transport minister in a reshuffle in 2020 in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government, The Sunday Times reported.

Ghani told the newspaper she was told by a whip - an enforcer of parliamentary discipline - that her “Muslimness was raised as an issue” at a meeting in 10 Downing Street, the headquarters of the government in London.

"I was told that at the reshuffle meeting in Downing Street that ‘Muslimness’ was raised as an ‘issue’, that my ‘Muslim women minister’ status was making colleagues uncomfortable," the paper quoted Ghani as saying.

"I will not pretend that this hasn’t shaken my faith in the party and I have at times seriously considered whether to continue as an MP (Member of Parliament),” she added.

She also said she was told “there were concerns ‘that I wasn’t loyal to the party as I didn’t do enough to defend the party against Islamophobia allegations.’”

“When I challenged whether this was in any way acceptable and made clear there was little I could do about my identity, I had to listen to a monologue on how hard it was to define when people are being racist and that the party doesn’t have a problem and I needed to do more to defend it," she said.

“It was very clear to me that the whips and No 10 were holding me to a higher threshold of loyalty than others because of my background and faith,” said Ghani, who is vice chairwoman of the party’s decision-making 1922 Committee of backbenchers.

She said she kept quiet about the issue as she was warned that she would be “ostracised by colleagues” and her “career and reputation would be destroyed” otherwise.

Ghani said the feeling of “isolation and powerlessness after this episode would not leave me and I raised it several more times through official party channels and with some colleagues.”

“I will not pretend that this hasn’t shaken my faith in the party,” she said.

Source: En.Abna24

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Boko Haram, ISWAP Recruiting Child Soldiers

 

Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu

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Solomon Odeniyi

23 January 2022

The Nigerian Army said it was studying the video of the Islamic State West Africa Province children fighters executing its personnel.

The video released by the ISWAP, according to the Associated Press, was published on Tuesday by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi activities.

In the video, a man in the Nigerian Army uniform, who claimed that he was with the army special forces, was shot twice in the head by a boy of about 12.

Shortly after, another soldier, who said he was captured in April 2021, was shot in the head by one of the three masked fighters behind him.

Speaking with our correspondent on Friday, the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, stated that the action of the terrorists had been a long time practice in terrorism across the world.

He said the terrorists were trying to embark on recruitment drive with the video as many of their fighters had surrendered to troops.

Nwachukwu stated, “We are studying the video. However, the action of the terrorists has been a long time practice in terrorism across the globe.

“Recall that the terrorist groups, ISWAP/Boko Haram, have in the past used women and children as suicide bombers. They have also conscripted children and minors, who they engage as child soldiers, and women, who they use as sex slaves.

“Having been depleted by our troops, the imbroglio in their ranks and the massive surrendering of Boko Haram, the terrorists in a desperate move are embarking on a recruitment drive to shore up their strength with child soldiers, who they can easily indoctrinate, manipulate and cheaply manage financially.

“We have raised this alarm before now and have since commenced sensitisation in the North-East to guard against and block their recruitment drive.”

Nwachukwu urged residents of the North-East not to be deceived by the gimmicks of ISWAP terrorists into releasing their children and wards for their evil cause.

AP had quoted the Executive Director, SITE Intelligence Group, Rita Katz, as saying that ISIS “is now more desperate than ever to keep its name in the global discussion…given the fact that it no longer has a physical ‘caliphate’ outside of relatively small bases in different countries.”

The video, she said, “demonstrates the immense focus ISIS is placing on Africa” and puts a “spotlight on Nigeria as one of its strongholds and projecting itself as an adaptive, enduring force to the world.”

The UN children’s agency estimates that globally, more than 93,000 children were recruited and used in conflicts between 2005 and 2020.

Source: Punchng

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Minister For Parliamentary Affairs Supports ‘Islamic Presidential’ System: ‘Country Never Had Presidential System In True Sense’

 

Pakistan Minister For Parliamentary Affairs

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By Muhammad Saleh Zaafir

January 23, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan on Saturday, while speaking about the “Islamic” Presidential System in detail, said the country has never experienced the presidential system in true sense and spirit.

In an interview, he said the presidential system is being discussed at the social media alone but it has not come up for a discussion at the cabinet or government level so far.

The PTI minister said Pakistan had never experienced the Islamic Presidential System. Both the parliamentary and presidential systems have their own merits and demerits but the government has not taken any decision for holding a referendum for the Islamic Presidential System. It is the people who will decide about the system, he added.

Comparing Parliamentary and presidential systems, the PTI minister said in the parliamentary system, a party forming the government had secured lesser votes than the aggregate votes of candidates of other parties; however, in the Islamic Presidential System, every vote that has been cast, would carry its significance.

He further said that if the Islamic Presidential System gets its way in Pakistan, it would be through polls in a democratic manner as Ayub Khan, Ziaul Haq and Pervez Musharraf were not elected through the democratic process.

The discussion about the presidential system has continued to dominate the social media, while no political party has supported the highly controversial idea as the constitutional experts are of the view that any scheme that could damage Constitution’s Parliamentary and Islamic character would demolish the very basis of it.

Source: The News

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Iran Rules Out Likelihood Of 'Interim Deal' In Vienna Nuke Talks: Report

 

Iran’s flag at the IAEA headquarters

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January 23, 2022

Iran does not consider an interim deal in ongoing negotiations in the Austrian capital of Vienna aimed to restore the 2015 nuclear deal, a source close to the Iranian negotiating team told Tasnim News Agency.

"The Iranian team seeks to achieve a lasting and credible agreement," the source was quoted as saying on Saturday.

The NBC News network reported on Saturday that Russia has discussed a possible interim nuclear deal, which includes limited lifting of anti-Iran sanctions and re-imposition of certain restrictions on Iran's nuclear activities, with Iran in recent weeks as part of efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear pact, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Xinhua news agency reported.

Source: BVusiness

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https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/iran-rules-out-likelihood-of-interim-deal-in-vienna-nuke-talks-report-122012300066_1.html

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 India

Kolar Deputy Commissioner Seeks Report Over Muslim Friday Prayers In Government School

23rd January 2022

By Express News Service

KOLAR: The Kolar deputy commissioner Umesh Kumar has ordered an inquiry against a school for allowing Muslim students to pray in a classroom. Kumar, who is also the Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer, sought a detailed report from the Deputy Director of Public Instruction (DDPI).

Members of Hindu organisations protested against the school headmistress for allowing 20 students to pray on Friday afternoons in a vacant classroom of Mulbagal Someswara Palaya Bale Changappa Government Kannada Model Higher Primary School. They said the decision was biased and promoted religion in the school.

Source: New Indian Express

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https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2022/jan/23/kolar-deputy-commissioner-seeks-report-over-muslim-prayers-in-government-school-2410295.html

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Victims Say MP Police Protecting Hindu Man Accused of Arson, Assault of Muslims And Threatened Two Muslim Children To Leave A Locality with 'Light Charges'

The Wire Staff

23-01-2022

New Delhi: Police have been accused of invoking lighter charges to protect a serial offender after the latter allegedly set fire to property belonging to two Muslim families, assaulted a Muslim man, hit his sister and threatened two Muslim children to leave a locality in Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa district.

“This is a Hindu colony, we don’t need Muslims here,” Bunty Upadhyay is learned to have told one Saleem Beg of the Kodiya Hanuman Mandir locality.

Source: The Wire

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Europe

Plans to replace former police station with mosque given go-ahead

ByJohn Jones

22 JAN 2022

Plans to knock down a former police station and replace it with a mosque have been approved, despite opposition from some local residents.

The Old Police Station in St Mellons has been home to the East Cardiff Muslim Centre since 2019, with an application to demolish it and replace it with a permanent purpose-built centre submitted last year.

Source: Wales Online

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https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/plans-mosque-police-station-cardiff-22833085

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Syria: Deadly fighting continues after 'Islamic State' prison break

23.01.2022

Fighting at a prison in the northern Syrian city of al-Hasaka entered a fourth day on Sunday as the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continued to battle fighters from the extremist "Islamic State" (IS) group after a breakout at the facility.

Almost 80 IS members and 39 Kurdish fighters have been killed in the violence at the Ghwayran jail since it was first attacked by IS militants on Thursday, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The group, affiliated with the Syrian opposition, has been monitoring the country's conflict since it broke out in 2011.

The Observatory said that at least seven civilians have also been killed in the fighting, which has seen US-led coalition forces carry out airstrikes in support of Kurdish forces. US troops were also reported to have taken up positions around the prison, which houses people suspected of belonging to IS.

Source: Dw.Com

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UK professor unveils seminal book of Imam Khamenei's letters to Western youths

January 23, 2022 -

On behalf of the youth concerning justice for the world, a new paradigm response to the Leader’s letters to the youth in Western Countries, the title of a 90-page book authored by retired British Binary Economics Professor, Rodney Shakespeare.

The book, to be translated into multiple languages, picks up on two open letters penned by Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in the wake of a rise in terrorist attacks in 2015, among them the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, which fueled Islamophobia in the West.

Source: PressTV

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Africa

Morocco to sign sports agreement to enhance ties with Israel

January 23, 2022

In a step to further enhance ties with the Zionist regime, Morocco is planning to sign an agreement to boost sports cooperation.

Moroccan Royal Basketball Federation said in a Saturday statement that they have achieved a historic agreement for cooperation with Israel’s basketball federation. The agreement includes cooperation in educational, sports, social, and medical fields.

Source: IQNA

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Muslim Council in Taraba alleges maginalization by Gov Ishaku

By Great Ozozoyin

January 22, 2022

The leadership of the Taraba State chapter of the Muslim Council of Nigeria has cried out over the alleged marginalization of its members by the incumbent state government.

The group which voiced out its displeasure during a media parley, expressed sadness at the alleged way and manner members of Muslim faith are relegated to the background especially in the area of appointments despite their massive population in the state.

Source: Daily Post

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17 Nigerian Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram, Witnesses Say

Anna Venarchik

Jan. 22, 2022

Seventeen girls were abducted by Boko Haram extremists in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, witnesses told the Associated Press.

Source: Punchng

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/17-nigerian-girls-kidnapped-by-boko-haram-witnesses-report

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Pakistan

A judge should be fearful of Allah, Constitution: Justice Faez Isa

By Numan Wahab

January 23, 2022

LAHORE: Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the Supreme Court on Saturday said that the appointment of a judge was the most difficult task wondering if judges in the district judiciary were appointed after examinations why there was no such mechanism for appointments in the higher courts.

Justice Faez Isa expressed these views while addressing a gathering of lawyers at the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA). The judge also addressed at a function hosted by the Punjab Bar Council (PBC).

Source: The News

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Security forces seize large cache of weapons in South Waziristan IBO: ISPR

Naveed Siddiqui

January 23, 2022

Security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Sarwakai area of South Waziristan district and recovered a huge cache of weapons, the military's media wing said in a statement on Sunday.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the forces conducted the IBO on the reported presence of terrorists in the area.

Source: Dawn

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Four Islamabad policemen booked for kidnapping, extorting money from three citizens

Staff Reporter

January 23, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Four policemen were suspended after a case was registered against them for kidnapping and extorting Rs1 million from three citizens.

A police spokesman said both the incidents were directly reported to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Mohammad Ahsan Younas by the victims at an open court.

Source: Dawn

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PFUJ moves court against journalists protection law

Staff Reporter

January 23, 2022

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has challenged before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) the definition of ‘journalist’ as well as Section 6 of the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Act, 2021.

PFUJ Secretary General Nasir Zaidi filed the writ petition in the Islamabad High Court through Journalists’ Defence Committee (JDC) of Pakistan Bar Council (PBC).

Source: Dawn

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PML-N rejects Qureshi’s offer for talks on south Punjab

Staff Reporter

January 23, 2022

LAHORE: The opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has rejected the offer of Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to join hands with the government for the creation of a south Punjab province, advising him to take up the bills the PML-N submitted in the provincial and national assemblies on the issue and get them passed.

Mr Qureshi told reporters in Multan on Saturday that he had written to Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan Peoples’ Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, asking them to join the efforts of the ruling party to create south Punjab province.

Source: Dawn

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Member opposes PBC’s move against SHC CJ’s elevation to apex court

Nasir Iqbal

January 23, 2022

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council’s (PBC) resolution adopted on Friday opposing the elevation of the Sindh High Court’s chief justice (CJ) to the Supreme Court has created a stir, with one of its members from the province calling the development a conspiracy like the one against a former chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) hailing from Sindh.

Mohammad Yousuf Leghari, who has also served as the PBC’s representative in the Judicial Commission of Pakistan — a constitutional body that appoints superior court judges, told Dawn on Saturday that he had written a two-page letter to newly elected PBC Vice Chairman Hafeezur Rehman Chaudhry and expressed regret about the passage of the resolution in his absence, as he was on leave.

Source: Dawn

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Mideast

Imam Khamenei receives group of Ahl al-Bayt eulogists

January 23, 2022

A group of Ahl al-Bayt (PBUH) eulogists met with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra, Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) daughter.

The meeting took place in Imam Khomeini Hosseiniyeh, where the Supreme Leader holds public meetings.

Source: IRNA

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Syrian Kurdish forces tighten siege after Islamic State prison break

By REUTERS

JANUARY 23, 2022

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) troops aided by US troops tightened their siege of a prison housing Islamic State suspects after inmates took over the facility, residents and officials said on Sunday.

At least 70 inmates were killed in the attack on the prison in northeastern Syria, which began on Thursday. Militants detonated a car bomb near the prison gates, helping dozens of inmates and flee to the neighboring Ghweiran district of al-Hasaka, witnesses and officials said.

Source: Jpost

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Senior official of al-Abbas shrine receives SG of Imam Hussain shrine

January 23, 2022

Source: Al Kafeel News

His Eminence Sheikh Abd al-Mahdi al-Karbalai congratulated the senior official of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine; Sayed Mustafa Mortadha Dea' al-Din, on the occasion of his assumption of his duties as Secretary-General of the Holy Shrine.

This was during the visit of a delegation from the Holy Shrine this Saturday afternoon, headed by the Secretary-General of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, and which included a number of members of its board of directors and heads of its departments to the Imam al-Hussayn's (p) holy shrine, and to meet with its senior official and its new general secretary, Haj Hassan Rashid al-'Abayji. The delegation presented its congratulations to Haj al-'Abayji, wishing him continued success in his work in the service of the shrine of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and his honorable visitors.

Source: En.abna24

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Saudi diplomat murder: Pakistan seeks Tehran assistance to arrest suspects from Iran

NAIMAT KHAN

January 22, 2022

Pakistani police have asked for assistance from authorities in Tehran in apprehending the suspected killers of a Saudi diplomat who are believed to be hiding in Iran, a counterterrorism official has said.

Hassan Al-Qahtani, an employee of the Saudi consulate in Pakistan’s southern metropolis of Karachi, was killed in 2011 when gunmen opened fire on his car in the city’s Defence Housing Authority neighborhood.

Source: En.abna24

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US Navy stops ship carrying ‘explosive precursor’ from Iran on Yemen route

23 January ,2022

The US navy said Sunday it had stopped a ship carrying 40 tons of a fertilizer that can be used to make explosives as it travelled from Iran along a route previously used to smuggle weapons to Yemen’s Houthi militia, which is backed by Iran.

The navy said it boarded and searched the ship, which last year was caught carrying thousands of weapons and handed to Yemen’s coast guard, after intercepting it in international waters in the Gulf of Oman on Tuesday.

Source: English.Alarabiya

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Iran plans stronger ties with Turkey

23-Jan-2022

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi vowed on Saturday to strengthen ties with Turkey to ensure regional stability, according to Iran's presidential website.

"Iran has a long-term and comprehensive vision of relations and cooperation with Turkey, and we welcome planning for strategic cooperation with Turkey," Raisi said in a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Source: News.Cgtn.

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South Asia

Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan Take A Step Further Towards Official Recognition

2022-01-22

Kabul (BNA) A delegation of Islamic Emirate led by acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi lift Kabul to “Oslo” capital of Norway.

According to BNA, Norwegian capital will host a meeting tomorrow, at Oslo capital of Norway, where delegation of Islamic Emirate Muttaqi will talk with a number representatives from many countries.

Source: The Daily Star

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Chinese aids’ delivery begins to Northern Province: IEA

By Najibullah Lalzoy

22 Jan 2022

Officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan said that they have started the delivery of humanitarian assistance aided by China.

Ministry of Refugees and Repatriates of the IEA on Saturday, January 22, 2022, said that the relief assistance comprises 440 tonnes of rice that will be distributed to impoverished people in ten Northern Provinces.

Source: khaama Press

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Explosion in western Afghanistan killed and wounded 15 people

By Najibullah Lalzoy

22 Jan 2022

An explosion has targeted a van in the western Herat province on Saturday, January 22, 2022, that killed six people and wounded nine more.

The explosion has taken place in Police District 12 of the provincial province.

Source: khaama Press

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From Boom To Bust To Dust: How Covid-19 And Typhoon Wrecked Siargao, Surfers’ Paradise In The Philippines, And Its Long Road Back

Thomas Bird

23 Jan, 2022

When Typhoon Rai smashed into the Philippines in mid-December, the island of Siargao was among the hardest hit.

The storm killed at least 405 people and left a trail of destruction in the eastern provinces of Surigao del Norte – which includes Siargao, a tourist hotspot – Bohol and Cebu.

Source: News.Cgtn.

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Tax problems will be solved once businesses share issues in written form: Kamal

Star Business Report

Jan 23, 2022

Steps will be taken to solve the tax and stimulus related problems of the district level members of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry if they share the issues in written form, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said today.

Kamal's comment came a day after the top business leaders urged the government to take steps to put an end to the harassment businesses face at the hands of VAT and tax officials.

Source: The Daily Star

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https://www.thedailystar.net/business/news/write-us-solutions-tax-stimulus-related-problems-kamal-2945356

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IEA delegation’s arrival in Oslo triggered protest

By Najibullah Lalzoy

23 Jan 2022

A small number of Afghans based in Norway protested against the visit of the Taliban delegation to the country’s capital Oslo and said that they (Taliban) do not represent us, Euronews reported.

The demonstration was staged to oppose the visit of the Taliban delegation and their meetings with Norwegian authorities and members of the International community.

Source: khaama Press

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https://www.khaama.com/iea-delegations-arrival-in-oslo-triggered-protest-876586767/

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Chinese aids’ delivery begins to Northern Province: IEA

By Najibullah Lalzoy

22 Jan 2022

Officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan said that they have started the delivery of humanitarian assistance aided by China.

Ministry of Refugees and Repatriates of the IEA on Saturday, January 22, 2022, said that the relief assistance comprises 440 tonnes of rice that will be distributed to impoverished people in ten Northern Provinces.

Source: khaama Press

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https://www.khaama.com/chinese-aids-delivery-begins-to-northern-province-iea-89765/

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Arab world

Saudi Arabia’s ambitious space program provides foretaste of exciting collaborations to come

RAWAN RADWAN

January 23, 2022

JEDDAH: More than half a century ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to set foot on the surface of the moon. Since this historic milestone, governments, scientists and now entrepreneurs have set their sights on more distant and ambitious goals.

From Jeff Bezos’ forays into space tourism with Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s dream of establishing colonies on Mars to NASA’s launch of the James Webb Space Telescope and the UAE’s Hope probe mission to Mars, space, it seems, is once again all the rage.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2009881/saudi-arabia

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Saudi National Parks Program will benefit environment, communities and tourism, organizers say

TAREQ AL-THAQAFI

January 22, 2022

MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia’s recently launched National Parks Program will benefit the environment and local communities, and provide a boost to sustainable tourism and by attracting local and foreign visitors, according to the National Center for Vegetation Cover Development and Combating Desertification.

The program, unveiled by the center this month, includes plans to establish and enhance 100 national parks within five years and showcase the Kingdom’s natural splendor and treasures. It also includes the planting of 50 million trees as part of the Saudi Green Initiative.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2009811/saudi-arabia

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Diriyah’s historic At-Turaif ‘a new lifestyle destination’ in Saudi Arabia

RAHAF JAMBI

January 22, 2022

RIYADH: A two-day Diriyah art forum is building links between Saudi cultural authorities as part of a broader plan to make the At-Turaif district a lifestyle and culture destination.

Dalya Mousa, DGDA director of culture, spoke about new projects and developments set to take place in Diriyah, including At-Turaif district, the first capital of Saudi Arabia and an important political and historical site.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi aid agency rolling out relief projects worldwide

SPA

January 22, 2022

AMMAN: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has rolled out aid projects in numerous countries.

Winter supplies, including 8,840 blankets and 4,420 winter family packs, were distributed in the governorates of Amman, Balqa, Karak, Tafileh, and Mafraq to needy Jordanian families and Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Jordan.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2009826/saudi-arabia

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North America

Was ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Banned in Georgia Due to ‘Islamic’ Lyrics?

By Bethania Palma

22 January 2022

The state of Georgia banned the Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody" because of "Islamic" lyrics.

On April 23, 2020, the religious parody website Religimarole published an article positing that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp banned the Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody” because of the song’s “Islamic” lyrics:

Source: Snopes

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https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/bohemian-rhapsody-satire/

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U.S.-backed fighters chase Islamic State gunmen near prison in Syria

BY BASSEM MROUE

JAN. 22, 2022

BEIRUT — Kurdish-led fighters advanced slowly Saturday under the cover of U.S.-led coalition air power in Syria’s northeast. Intense clashes with Islamic State group militants took place around a prison where thousands of extremists were held, officials said.

Fighting broke out Thursday night when Islamic State unleashed its biggest attack in Syria since the fall of its “caliphate” three years ago. More than 100 militants assaulted the main prison holding suspected extremists in the northeastern city of Hassakeh, sparking a battle with U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters that has so far left dozens dead.

Source: Latimes

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https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2022-01-22/u-s-backed-fighters-chase-islamic-state-gunmen-near-prison-in-syria

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Heavy gunfire heard in Burkina Faso barracks, government denies army takeover

by Reuters

January 23, 2022

(CNN)Gunfire rang out from several military camps in Burkina Faso early on Sunday, the government said, but it denied the military had seized power.

Heavy arms fire at the capital Ouagadougou's Sangoule Lamizana camp, which houses the army's general staff and a prison whose inmates include soldiers involved in a failed 2015 coup attempt, began at least as early as 5:00 a.m. (midnight ET), a Reuters reporter said.

Source: Edition

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https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/23/africa/burkina-faso-gunfire-intl/index.html

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Birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh marked in Brazil

January 23, 2022

The birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra (SA) was held in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo with the participation of Lebanese, Brazilian, and Iranian Muslims and Shias.

Hojjat ul-Islam Khalilu, head of Imam Mahdi Islamic Center in Sao Paulo, spoke on Saturday on the birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra (SA) about her character.

Source: Iran Press

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Southeast Asia

Kelantan Umno previously voiced intention to cut ties with PAS, says Ismail Sabri

23 Jan 2022

BERA, Jan 23 — Kelantan Umno had previously expressed its desire to sever ties with PAS during a Supreme Council (SC) meeting, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Umno vice-president said at the time, the party leadership had left it to the wisdom of Umno Kelantan to determine the party’s future in the state.

Source: Malay Mail

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Kelantan PAS respects state Umno’s decision to sever political ties, says Ahmad Yakob

23 Jan 2022

KOTA BARU, Jan 23 — Kelantan PAS says it respects the decision by the state Umno to sever ties between the two political parties effective yesterday.

Kelantan PAS commissioner Datuk Ahmad Yakob said his party could not do anything about it as the decision was made by Umno’s own internal leadership.

Source: Malay Mail

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No travel ban during Aidilfitri in Malaysia, only EMCO if necessary, says PM

23 Jan 2022

BERA, Jan 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has given the government’s assurance that there will be no movement control order (MCO) enforced and travel restrictions during Aidilfitri this year.

He said economic and social sectors, as well as interstate travel, had been allowed to return to normal, adding that in the event there was an increase in cases in certain localities, the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) targeted approach would be used.

Source: Malay Mail

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Civil societies call for clarification, say SC’s statement on Azam Baki’s shares may have contradicted govt rules

23 Jan 2022

BY KENNETH TEE

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 — The Securities Commission (SC) needs to provide documentary evidence and properly explain the share transactions in Tan Sri Azam Baki’s account for transparency’s sake, seven civil society groups said today.

The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs; Transparency International Malaysia; Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism; Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0); RasuahBusters; Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia; and Undi18, said the controversy surrounding the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief’s share acquisition in 2015 were no clearer despite the SC’s second statement.

Source: Malay Mail

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Johor polls: It was a unilateral decision, we were not consulted, says state Bersatu leader

23 Jan 2022

KULAI, Jan 23 — The decision to dissolve the Johor legislative assembly was made unilaterally without prior discussion with the other component parties that made up the state government, a Johor Bersatu leader said today.

Johor Bersatu information chief Mohd Solihan Badri said Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN), in coming to the decision, had sidelined Bersatu and PAS.

Source: Malay Mail

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Umno sec-gen: Number of voters in Johor increases by 28pc

23 Jan 2022

JOHOR BARU, Jan 23 — The number of voters in the state recorded an increase of about 28 per cent with the addition of 749,731 voters aged 18 and above following the automatic registration process, which poses a huge challenge to all contesting parties.

Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan said the increase meant there were now about 2.5 million eligible voters compared to 1.8 million in the 14th General Election (GE-14).

Source: Malay Mail

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