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Taliban Labels Islamic State Affiliate ISIS-K A Corrupt "Sect"

New Age Islam News Bureau

03 July 2022

 

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• Taliban Labels Islamic State Affiliate ISIS-K A Corrupt "Sect"

• Homosexuality: Sharia Court Sentences 70-Year-Old Man, Others To Death By Stoning

• Love Is Halal: German Mosque Unfurled A Rainbow Flag To Mark Pride Celebrations

• Military Given Go-Ahead For TTP Talks By A Parliamentary Committee: Interior Minister

• Pandit Mustafa Arif Regrets His ‘Ishwar Prerna’ Inspired By The Holy Quran Did Not Reach The Two Misguided Men Before They Beheaded A Tailor In Udaipur

 

South Asia

• Conclusion of the Taliban’s Grand Assembly: Religious Scholars Proclaim Allegiance and Demand the Taliban’s International Recognition

• Islamic Emirate Delegation Travels to Tashkent

• Grenade Explosion at an Islamic Seminary in East Afghanistan Wounds Eight People

• Fulbright Program to Resume for Afghan Students

• Counterfeit Dollar Banknotes Influx Money Exchange Markets in South Afghanistan

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Africa

• Muslim Rights Concern Warns IGP Over 50 Children Found In Ondo State Underground Church

• Algerian FM Calls For Restoration Of Syria’s Position In Arab League As Founding Member

• Government given two years to amend the marriage or divorce Acts to recognise Islamic marriages

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Europe

• Leader Of The Radical Group 'Stop The Islamisation Of Norway' Burned A Quran And Shortly After Was In A Car Chase And Collision

• The Aristocrat Who Converted To Islam And Inspired A Pilgrimage To A Lonely Highland Mountain

• Blasts Kill 3 In Russian Border City, Lawmaker Blames Ukraine

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Pakistan

• At least 19 people killed as bus plunges into ravine in Balochistan

• Imran ‘only hope’ for PTI supporters

• Benazir’s monument to be built at Liaquat Bagh before December

• LHC asked to explain order seeking notification of MPAs on reserved seats

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India

• Over 50 Kashmiris shifted from Jammu jail to prisons in India

• After Azamgarh Win, PM Asks UP BJP to Explore New Social Equations, Focus on Pasmanda Muslims

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North America

• Commission On International Religious Freedom Indian Ministry Of External Affairs Raises Concerns About The Credibility Of United States

• Carbyne Capital Investments Seeking To Expand Supply Chain Solutions To Muslims

• US's Amiri Chooses Not to Meet With Islamic Emirate in Doha

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Arab world

• Abu Dhabi Faith Figure, Abdallah Bin Bayyah, Hails Shift In Muslim-Jewish Relations

• Restoring Ecosystem For A Green Hajj Requires Good Carbon, Says Forum Chief

• Saudi medical team saves life of Iranian Hajj pilgrim in Makkah

• Jeddah Season receives 6 million visitors

• Saudi deputy FM attends celebrations for Burundi’s 60th Independence Day

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Mideast

• Hezbollah Drones 'Delivered The Message' To Israel, Says Pro-Iranian Media

• Iran's Top Diplomat in Syria, Slams Israel, Turkish Threats

• Iran says new Turkish offensive in Syria would destabilise region

• UAE leaders offer condolences to Iranian President

• Shiite cleric shot, wounded in central Iran

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Southeast Asia

• PM Ismail Sabri: Govt looking into ways to address rising prices of goods, won’t let people suffer

• Report: Some in Cabinet standing in way of anti-hopping legislation

• State deputy law minister: Sabah’s MA63 moves won’t affect Sarawak’s bid to regain rights

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

URL:   https://newageislam.com/islamic-world-news/taliban-islamic-state-isis-khorasan/d/127390

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Taliban Labels Islamic State Affiliate ISIS-K A Corrupt "Sect"

 

Photo: New Lines Institute

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By Sahar Akbarzai

03-07-2022

(CNN)The Taliban has declared the Islamic State affiliate ISIS-K a corrupt "sect" and forbidden Afghans from contact with it.

"We call out to the nation that the seditious phenomenon called ISIS-K is void of today's age and a false sect that spreads corruption in our Islamic country. It is forbidden to have any kind of help or relationship with them," the Taliban said in a resolution on Saturday.

The resolution follows a three-day conference of religious leaders and elders in Kabul, according to Afghanistan's state-run news agency, Bakthar.

ISIS-K (the k stands for Khorasan, the name of a historical region that covered parts of modern Afghanistan and Pakisan) has been operating in Afghanistan for the last few years.

It has carried out numerous attacks on Afghan civilians and is thought to be responsible for thousands of deaths since its 2015 formation.

The Taliban's resolution said that Afghanistan follows an Islamic system of rule and that "armed opposition to this system is considered rebellion and corruption."

It added that "any kind of opposition to this Islamic ruling system, which is in conflict with Islamic Sharia and national interests, is corruption and illegal action."

The connection between ISIS-K and its apparent parent group Islamic State is not entirely clear; the affiliates share an ideology and tactics, but the depth of their relationship with regards to organization and command and control has never been entirely established.

US intelligence officials previously told CNN that the ISIS-K membership includes "a small number of veteran jihadists from Syria and other foreign terrorist fighters," saying that the US had identified 10 to 15 of their top operatives in Afghanistan.

Its earliest members included Pakistani militants who emerged in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province around a decade ago, many of whom had fled Pakistan and defected from other terror groups, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

In its resolution on Saturday, the Taliban also pledged allegiance to Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada, the group's reclusive supreme leader, whom it referred to as the "leader of the people".

Source: Edition.Cnn

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Homosexuality: Sharia Court Sentences 70-Year-Old Man, Others To Death By Stoning

 

 

By Mustapha Bagudu

July 3, 2022

(THEWILL) – A Sharia Court sitting in Ningi, headquarters of Ningi local government area of Bauchi State, has sentenced three men to death by stoning.

The three men, Abdullahi Abubakar Beti (30), Kamilu Ya’u (20) and Malam Haruna (70), were convicted for engaging in homosexuality, an act contrary to Section 134 of Bauchi State Penal Law of 2001, as well as the provisions of Fiquhussunah Jizu’i Number 2, page 362.

The case against the convicts started on June 14, 2022, when members of the Hisbah Vanguard operating in Ningi LGA, through Adamu Dan Kafi, arraigned the three men before the Sharia Court for alleged homosexuality.

After listening to the prosecution, the trial Sharia judge, Munka’ilu Sabo Ningi, thereafter, adjourned the case to Wednesday, June 29, 2022 for judgement.

While delivering the judgement of the court after hearing statements by witnesses, as well as admittance of guilt by the three accused persons, the trial judge, Munka’ilu Sabo Ningi, sentenced them to death by stoning.

Source: The Will Nigeria

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Love Is Halal: German Mosque Unfurled A Rainbow Flag To Mark Pride Celebrations

 

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Destiny Rogers

3 JULY 2022

A Berlin mosque yesterday unfurled a rainbow flag to mark Pride celebrations in Germany. Berlin’s culture minister and other dignitaries attended the ceremony at the start of Germany’s Pride month. Many worshippers at the Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque also wore stickers saying ‘Love is Halal’.

The ceremony occurred just a week after a radicalised Islamist shot two people dead at an Oslo gay bar hours before the local Pride Parade.

Mo el-Ketab, an imam at the Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque, described his mosque as a safe place.

“For people who are different, so they too can experience the spiritual side of their lives.

“I hope that many other mosques will also show the flag in this way or set other positive signs for the LGBT community.”

With Germany’s main pride events taking place in July, the flag will fly until the end of the month.

Marc-Eric Lehmann from Berlin’s Christopher Street Day committee said the flag sent an incredibly strong sign.

“Queer people can also be religious and believe in God. We should not just be talking about safe spaces in bars and clubs in Berlin, we also have to talk about safe spaces in the places of worship.”

Founded five years ago, the Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque describes itself as Germany’s only liberal mosque. It invites men and women to pray together and welcomes LGBTQIA+ worshippers.

A statement from the Ibn Rushd-Goethe imams said they chose to fly the flag as an important signal to LGBTQIA+ people of the Muslim faith.

“They do not have to choose between their faith and their sexual identity, but are accepted as such, as they are.”

Source: Q news.Com

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https://qnews.com.au/love-is-halal-german-mosque-flies-rainbow-flag-for-pride/

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Military Given Go-Ahead For TTP Talks By A Parliamentary Committee: Interior Minister

 

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah — DawnNewsTV

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Iftikhar A. Khan

July 3, 2022

ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee has authorised the military leadership to hold talks with the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Saturday.

Speaking at a press conference, he said the military leadership would inform the committee about any progress in the talks and the matter would then be debated in parliament.

The minister said that talks would be held only under the Constitution of Pakistan, adding that neither anything over and above the Constitution would be negotiated nor would any such agreement be reached.

On June 22, the military had reassured the political leadership that no extra-constitutional concessions would be given to the banned TTP in the ongoing dialogue and any deal made with the terrorist group would be subject to parliamentary approval.

This was the first meeting between the national political leadership and the military, which has been negotiating with the TTP in Afghanistan with the help of the Afghan Taliban. The meeting was arranged after Pakistan Peoples Party, a major partner in the ruling coalition, lodged a protest for not being taken on board about the talks.

Days after Imran Khan’s disclosure, his interior minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed surprised many by saying that he was unaware of any such dialogue.

Rana Sanaullah recalled how former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had invited the political leadership, including Imran Khan, to PM House for devising a consensus strategy to tackle the issue after the Army Public School Peshawar attack in 2014.

A senator from Jamaat-i-Islami, Mushtaq Ahmed had also recently raised the issue of keeping talks with TTP secret from the parliament. At the time, Senator Irfanul Haq Siddiqui had said these talks had not been initiated during the term of the present government.

“We were also unaware who is holding these talks and where they are taking place. Things became clear at a recent meeting at Prime Minister’s House,” he had said.

Earlier, speaking at a ceremony at Police Lines, the interior minister said that the loan agreement signed by the PTI government with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was ill-negotiated and not implemented in letter and spirit by the previous regime. He said the country had such an ailing economy that IMF has kept Pakistan on toes only to get $1 billion. “We tried our best and presented every argument that we should not increase prices of fuel but to no avail.”

He said the ruling party had thought about dissolving the assemblies to get fresh mandate but the country could have faced threat of default if it was handed over to caretaker set-up.

Source: Dawn

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Pandit Mustafa Arif Regrets His ‘Ishwar Prerna’ Inspired By The Holy Quran Did Not Reach The Two Misguided Men Before They Beheaded A Tailor In Udaipur

 

Pandit Mustafa Arif takes the universal message of God to the masses

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Jul 3, 2022

Pandit Mustafa Arif regrets his 'labour of love' Ishwar Prerna or God's Inspiration, a work consisting of 10,000 verses in 18 volumes, never reached the two misguided men before they beheaded a tailor in Udaipur. Had they given even a cursory glance at this 'magnum opus' in Hindi inspired by the holy Quran, claims Pandit Arif, they could have changed their mind and not perpetrated the heinous crime.

Working tirelessly for nine years, Pandit Arif, 72, has penned these verses in simple Hindi which upholds God's universal message of love, compassion and enshrined in the Quran. He has written it in the format of hamd or God's praise.

"The duo who brutally killed the tailor had either not heard of the Quranic verse which talks about God's dislike for those who create turmoil on the earth or deliberately didn't heed it. I am aghast that this barbarity was committed in the name of the Prophet who preferred peace to violence, forgiveness to revenge," he says. He conveys this Quranic message, quoting a line from his collection: "Fasad Zameen Par Na Faillao Yehi Hukm-E-Ilahi Hai/Apas Mein Jud Jane Mein Hi Ab Sabki Bhalaee Hai (God doesn't allow trouble on earth/The salvation is in peaceful co-existence)."

A former member of Ujjain (MP)-based Mahakaleshwar Mandir's administrative committee, it was in Ujjain in 1992 that the All-India Brahman Samaj conferred the title of a Pandit on Arif. Acknowledging his commitment to Hindu-Muslim unity, his devotion to understand and his respect for Hinduism, he received the Mahakal Samman in 2004 at Talkatora auditorium in Delhi.

This Ratlam-born Dawoodi Bohra Muslim began his career as a Hindi journalist in the 1970s in MP, moved to Delhi in 2001 when Vajpayee was Prime Minister, and is now settled in Mumbai. He edited government-run quarterly magazine Sadhvana Sandesh and even wrote panegyric poems for Vajpayee.

Source: Times Of India

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 South Asia

Conclusion of the Taliban’s Grand Assembly: Religious Scholars Proclaim Allegiance and Demand the Taliban’s International Recognition

By Saqalain Eqbal

02 Jul 2022

In order to legitimize the Taliban’s rule, the “men-only” gathering was convened, and the Taliban officials declared that sensitive issues like secondary schooling for girls might be discussed.

Officials from the Taliban said the meeting was a chance for clerics to independently offer recommendations on how the Islamist group should run the impoverished country, but the final resolution was mostly a restatement of their own ideologies.

Source: Khaama Press

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https://www.khaama.com/conclusion-of-the-talibans-grand-assembly-religious-scholars-proclaim-allegiance-and-demand-the-talibans-international-recognition-47383/

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Islamic Emirate Delegation Travels to Tashkent

By Amina Hakimi

02-07-2022

A delegation of the Islamic Emirate, led by the acting Minister of Commerce and Industry Nooruddin Azizi, has traveled to Tashkent. 

More than 50 Afghan traders are included in the delegation. 

Source: Tolo News

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https://tolonews.com/business-178759

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Grenade Explosion at an Islamic Seminary in East Afghanistan Wounds Eight People

By Saqalain Eqbal

02 Jul 2022

The grenade explosion targeted an Islamic religious school called Zunoorain Usman, in Nangarhar province’s Rodat district, about 25 kilometers from Jalalabad city, the provincial capital.

The injured have been sent to the nearby hospital, according to the security officials. One of them reportedly has a critical health condition.

Source: Khaama Press

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Fulbright Program to Resume for Afghan Students

By Saqalain Eqbal

03 Jul 2022

According to the US State Department, the program for Afghan students receiving Fulbright educational scholarships may resume for the following academic year.

The US State Department is considering resuming the Fulbright program for students from Afghanistan, a spokesperson for the department told the media.

Source: Khaama Press

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https://www.khaama.com/fulbright-program-to-resume-for-afghan-students-58748/

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Counterfeit Dollar Banknotes Influx Money Exchange Markets in South Afghanistan

By Saqalain Eqbal

02 Jul 2022

The proliferation of new counterfeit dollars on the market is causing concern among many business owners and money exchange dealers in the provinces of Kandahar and Helmand, in the south of Afghanistan.

According to these money exchange dealers, several people have attempted to trade newly manufactured counterfeit money in the market over the past two months.

Source: Khaama Press

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https://www.khaama.com/counterfeit-dollar-banknotes-influx-money-exchange-markets-in-south-afghanistan-437844/

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Africa

Muslim Rights Concern Warns IGP Over 50 Children Found In Ondo State Underground Church

By John Owen Nwachukwu

July 3, 2022

Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has asked the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, to transfer the case of fifty children found in the underground of a church in the Valentino area of Ondo State to Abuja immediately.

More than 50 children were allegedly found by the Nigeria Police in the underground of a church on the evening of Friday.

Source: Daily Post

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https://dailypost.ng/2022/07/03/islamic-group-warns-igp-over-50-children-found-in-ondo-underground-church/

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Algerian FM calls for restoration of Syria’s position in Arab League as founding member

July 3, 2022

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra has called for the restoration of Syria’s membership in the Arab League as a founding member of the regional organization, emphasizing that his country strongly supports the reunification of Arab states.

“Algeria will do its utmost effort to unite and strengthen the common Arab will to confront collective challenges,” Lamamra said at a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut on Saturday.

Source: Pars Today

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https://en.abna24.com/news//algerian-fm-calls-for-restoration-of-syria%e2%80%99s-position-in-arab-league-as-founding-member_1272007.html

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Government given two years to amend the marriage or divorce Acts to recognise Islamic marriages

Mercedes Besent

2 July 2022

Al Jama-ah in Parliament has submitted an Interim Registration of Muslim Marriages Private Members Bill to give effect to the Constitutional Court (Con Court) judgment on Muslim marriages.

This comes after Con Court declared that the common law definition of marriage is inconsistent with the Constitution and invalid as it excludes Muslim marriages.

Source: Sabc News

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https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/government-given-two-years-to-amend-the-marriage-or-divorce-acts-to-recognise-islamic-marriages/

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Europe

Leader Of The Radical Group 'Stop The Islamisation Of Norway' Burned A Quran And Shortly After Was In A Car Chase And Collision

The New Arab Staff

02 July, 2022

The leader of an extremist Norwegian anti-Islamic group was in a spectacular car chase and collision on Saturday, minutes after burning a Quran on the outskirts of Oslo.

Norwegian police said they arrested two people, including the driver of a car accused of deliberately ramming the SUV of Lars Thorsen, leader of the radical group "Stop the Islamisation of Norway" (Sian).

Source: English.Alaraby

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https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/norwegian-anti-islam-extremist-group-leaders-car-rammed

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The aristocrat who converted to Islam and inspired a pilgrimage to a lonely Highland mountain

By Alison Campsie

3rd July 2022

Lady Evelyn Cobbold is believed to have been the first British woman to make the pilgrimage to Mecca, with the noblewoman undertaking the Hajj in 1933 aged 65, later documenting her travels in a book.

Now, the journey to her final resting place on her former estate in Glencarron recently became a spiritual undertaking for a group of Muslim converts, many who travelled from England to make the six-hour return journey on foot in classic Highland wind and rain. A call to prayer was made on the hillside, and prayers said close to Lady Evelyn’s grave.

Source: Scotsman

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Blasts Kill 3 In Russian Border City, Lawmaker Blames Ukraine

By Pavel Polityuk

07/02/22

At least three people were killed and dozens of homes damaged by blasts in the Russian city of Belgorod near the Ukraine border, the regional governor said on Sunday, while Ukrainian forces hit a Russian military base in occupied southern Ukraine.

Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov reported a number of explosions in the city of nearly 400,000 some 40km (25 miles) north of the border with Ukraine.

Source: Ib Times

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https://www.ibtimes.com/blasts-kill-3-russian-border-city-lawmaker-blames-ukraine-3560351

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Pakistan

At least 19 people killed as bus plunges into ravine in Balochistan

Ghalib Nihad

July 3, 2022

At least 19 people were killed while 11 others were injured after a passenger bus plunged into a ravine in Balochistan's Zhob district on Sunday morning, officials said.

Sherani Assistant Commissioner Mehtab Shah told Dawn.com that the incident occurred near Dhana Sar. He said that the bus plunged into the ravine while speeding, killing 19 passengers and injuring 11 others.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1697969/at-least-19-people-killed-as-bus-plunges-into-ravine-in-balochistan

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Imran ‘only hope’ for PTI supporters

Ikram Juanidi

July 3, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), who gathered at the Parade Ground on Saturday to attend the protest against inflation, criticised the incumbent government led by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over its failure to provide relief to the masses.

They also took an exception to the removal of pro-PTI banners in the twin cities and said the government could “remove the posters from streets but it could not remove Imran Khan from their hearts”.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1697893/imran-only-hope-for-pti-supporters

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Benazir’s monument to be built at Liaquat Bagh before December

Aamir Yasin

July 3, 2022

RAWALPINDI: Former prime minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairperson Benazir Bhutto’s monument will be constructed at Liaquat Bagh before December this year.

Ms Bhutto was assassinated at Liaquat Bagh on December 27, 2007, in a gun and bomb attack when she was leaving after addressing a public meeting there.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1697889/benazirs-monument-to-be-built-at-liaquat-bagh-before-december

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LHC asked to explain order seeking notification of MPAs on reserved seats

Nasir Iqbal

July 3, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Besides fixing July 22 as the date for holding a run-off poll for the election of the Punjab chief minister, the Supreme Court had also directed the Lahore High Court (LHC) to issue detailed reasons within a week about requiring the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to notify five PTI candidates on reserved seats for women and minorities in the Punjab Assembly.

The SC had also declared that during the interregnum period Hamza Shehbaz will continue serving as the provincial chief executive.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1697910/lhc-asked-to-explain-order-seeking-notification-of-mpas-on-reserved-seats

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India

Over 50 Kashmiris shifted from Jammu jail to prisons in India

July 3, 2022

In Jammu and Kashmir, the occupation authorities have shifted over 50 illegally detained Kashmiris, including Hurriyat leaders Muhammad Yousuf Falahi, Aadil Zargar, Dawood Zargar and Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariyatee from Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu to the prisons in the Indian states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

The authorities also shifted a noted human rights defender, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo from Central Jail, Srinagar, to Kot Bhalwal jail, Jammu.

Source: Kashmir Media Service

https://en.abna24.com/news//over-50-kashmiris-shifted-from-jammu-jail-to-prisons-in-india_1271993.html

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After Azamgarh Win, PM Asks UP BJP to Explore New Social Equations, Focus on Pasmanda Muslims

JULY 03, 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Uttar Pradesh unit to analyse how the Muslim Dalit community, commonly known as Pasmandas, is impacted by the government’s policies, and work that can be done to increasingly uplift their lives and reach out to them. The PM’s suggestion came during a presentation by UP BJP Chief Swatantra Dev Singh at the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meet in Hyderabad.

Dev was briefing those present on how the saffron party had won Azamgarh, a seat known for its Muslim-Yadav combination. It is then that the Prime Minister interjected, asking the party leadership to explore more social equations and reach out to Dalit Muslims in the state.

Source: News18

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North America

Indian Ministry Of External Affairs Raises Concerns About The Credibility Of United States Commission On International Religious Freedom

2 July, 2022

On Saturday, 2nd of July, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, in extremely strong words, condemned the controversial United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for its ‘biased’ and ‘inaccurate’ claims that India is stifling voices of dissent, especially of those belonging to the minority community.

Responding to the controversial organisation’s 2022 annual report, MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “We have seen the biased and inaccurate comments on India by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). These comments reflect a severe lack of understanding of India and its constitutional framework, its plurality, and its democratic ethos.”

Source: Op India

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https://www.opindia.com/2022/07/india-mea-uscirf-2022-report-india-religious-freedom/

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Carbyne Capital Investments seeking to expand supply chain solutions to Muslims

Jul 02, 2022

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Carbyne Capital Investments Limited (CCI) is seeking to expand its services of supply chain solutions to the Muslim community to help grow their businesses.

According to a release, director and co-founder of CCI, Rajiv Ebanks, who was speaking at a Muslim Businesses Empowerment Seminar held in Ocho Rios, St Ann on Sunday, June 26, highlighted the benefits of supply chain financing solutions and how it supports businesses, particularly those within the Muslim community.

Source: Jamaica Observer

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https://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest-news/carbyne-capital-investments-seeking-to-expand-supply-chain-solutions-to-muslims/

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US's Amiri Chooses Not to Meet With Islamic Emirate in Doha

By TOLO News

02-07-2022

The US special envoy for Afghan women and human rights, Rina Amiri, said on Twitter she opted to not attend the talks with the Islamic Emirate in Doha.  

“I support my colleagues engaging the Taliban. Engagement on issues where there’s traction, such as economic stabilization & the humanitarian response, is necessary to improve the lives of 40 million Afghans. We must meet with them if there’s any prospect of meaningful action,” she said, adding that she is “gravely concerned by the Taliban’s actions and current stance on the areas my office oversees & disappointed that robust international engagement to this point hasn’t produced meaningful outcomes for Afghan women, girls & at-risk populations.”  

Source: Tolo News

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https://tolonews.com/afghanistan-178748

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Arab world

Abu Dhabi Faith Figure, Abdallah Bin Bayyah, Hails Shift In Muslim-Jewish Relations

Nick Webster

Jul 03, 2022

A faith leader from Abu Dhabi attended a meeting in London to discuss a shared vision for peace and tolerance.

Islamic scholar Abdallah bin Bayyah met Ephraim Mirvis, 11th Chief Rabbi of the United Congregations of the Commonwealth, for a historic conversation covering Islamic-Jewish relations.

Source: The National News

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https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/2022/07/03/abu-dhabi-faith-figure-hails-shift-in-muslim-jewish-relations/

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Restoring ecosystem for a green Hajj requires good carbon, says forum chief

DEEMA AL-KHUDAIR

July 02, 2022

JEDDAH: Restoring the ecosystem for a green Hajj requires good carbon, the CEO of the Saudi Green Building Forum has said. 

The SGBF, along with the UN Environment Programme, is studying the Al-Mashair area to restore land and look into its boundaries and carbon capacity.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2115316/saudi-arabia

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Saudi medical team saves life of Iranian Hajj pilgrim in Makkah

ARAB NEWS

July 03, 2022

MAKKAH: A specialized team from Makkah’s King Abdullah Medical City has successfully performed an emergency cardiac catheterization procedure to save the life of an Iranian pilgrim on Saturday, the Saudi Ministry of Health said.

In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency early Sunday, the ministry said that the Hajj pilgrim was taken to the hospital's emergency department when he complained of severe chest pain while he was on his way to the Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform prayers.

Source: Arab News

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Jeddah Season receives 6 million visitors

SPA

July 03, 2022

JEDDAH: Jeddah Season set a new attendance record over its 60 days of events this year. Organizers said 6 million people had visited the season — the highest number in its short history.

Jeddah Season began in May and ended on Saturday, July 2. The number of visitors it attracted suggests the Kingdom’s drive to boost its tourism and entertainment sectors is a success.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi deputy FM attends celebrations for Burundi’s 60th Independence Day

SPA

July 02, 2022

BUJUMBURA: On behalf of King Salman, Saudi Deputy Foreign Minister Waleed Al-Khuraiji attended the celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of Burundi’s independence in Bujumbura on Friday.

During the ceremony, the Saudi minister conveyed congratulations and greetings from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye.

Source: Arab News

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Mideast

Hezbollah drones 'delivered the message' to Israel, says pro-Iranian media

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

JULY 3, 2022

Hezbollah said on Sunday that the drone attack it launched on Saturday, in which three of its drones were shot down by Israel, accomplished the mission that Hezbollah intended. This is a propaganda statement and appeared on Al-Mayadeen media, widely considered to be pro-Iranian.

Iranian media has also examined how the drone threat could lead to a naval conflict with Israel. In the report, Hezbollah openly says that it sought to launch drones in the direction of the Karish gas platform.

Source: Jpost

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Iran's Top Diplomat in Syria, Slams Israel, Turkish Threats

July 02, 2022

DAMASCUS, SYRIA —

Iran's top diplomat condemned on Saturday Israel's latest airstrike on Syria and criticized recent threats from Turkey about another planned incursion by Ankara into northern Syria.

Source: Voa News

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Iran says new Turkish offensive in Syria would destabilise region

02/07/2022

"Any Turkish military action in the north of Syria would be a destabilising element in the region," Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told a press conference in Damascus, according to a simultaneous translation from Farsi to Arabic.

Turkey has launched successive offensives in Syria since 2016 targeting Kurdish militias as well as Islamic State group jihadists and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

Source: France24

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UAE leaders offer condolences to Iranian President

By Wam

3 Jul 2022

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan today sent a cable of condolences to President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, over the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the village of Sayeh Khosh, southern Iran, killing five people and injuring 44.

Source: Khaleej Times

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Shiite cleric shot, wounded in central Iran

AFP

July 02, 2022

TEHRAN: A Shiite cleric in central Iran was injured on Saturday morning after an assailant on a motorcycle shot at him, Iranian state media said.

Mohsen Akhavan, who holds the clerical rank of hojatoleslam, was targeted in the city of Isfahan, according to the website of state broadcaster IRIB.

Source: Arab News

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Southeast Asia

PM Ismail Sabri: Govt looking into ways to address rising prices of goods, won’t let people suffer

03 Jul 2022

PASIR SALAK, July 3 — The government will look into ways and means to address the rising prices of goods and will not let the people to suffer, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“(Under) The previous government, the people struggled, but we (the current government) are looking for ways so that the people are not burdened. Never in history, do we give subsidy so that prices do not rise.

Source: Malay Mail

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Report: Some in Cabinet standing in way of anti-hopping legislation

By Justin Ong

03 Jul 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 — Several “very influential” members of Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s Cabinet were allegedly stymying the push to enact a law against political defection before the general election, according to sources.

These sources alleged to news portal Free Malaysia Today that such efforts were in direct opposition of other ministers’ publicly stated desire to see such a law in place before the next general election.

Source: Malay Mail

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State deputy law minister: Sabah’s MA63 moves won’t affect Sarawak’s bid to regain rights

03 Jul 2022

KUCHING, July 3 — Sabah’s Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) proposals for Putrajaya will not affect Sarawak’s ongoing efforts to regain its rights under the agreement, said Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali.

The Deputy Minister in the Premier’s Department (Law, MA63 and State-Federal Relations) said Sarawak will carry on its fight to regain its rights regardless of the proposal and demand from the neighbouring state.

Source: Malay Mail

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