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Saudi cleric issues fatwa on snowmen

Religious leader forbids building of anti-Islamic idols that might resemble human beings, after winter storm in north of country A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious edict forbidding the building of snowmen, describing them as anti-Islamic. Asked on a religious website if it was permissible for fathers to build snowmen for their children after ...

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China defends Pakistan against Trump’s barb

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Pakistan had made “sacrifices” in combating terrorism and the international community should notice the efforts made by Islamabad. A day after US President Donald Trump blasted Pakistan for squandering billions of American aid meant to flush out terrorism and pledged to give it no more money, Beijing on Tuesday defended Islamabad on expected lines. The ...

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Pakistan prohibits Hafiz Saeed outfits from taking charity

CNN Kashmir|02 Jan 2018| Pakistan has prohibited collection of donations by Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) as well as several such organisations named in a list of banned outfits by the UN Security Council. The decision was taken by Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), the financial regulatory agency under the finance ...

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WhatsApp will stop working on these phones after Dec 31, check if yours is in the list

CNN kashmir:- WatsApp will end its support for several smartphone platforms by the end of this year. The company has confirmed this on its official blog post. The messaging app will pull its plug on mobile platforms like BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and older on December 31, 2017. In simple words it means that users using mobile ...

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Pakistani Anchor Barred From Appearing on TV for Inciting Hatred

Islamabad’s High Court passed a verdict last week temporarily barring Aamir Liaquat Hussain, a controversial yet influential TV anchor, from making TV, print or social media appearances in Pakistan. The court said Hussain had been engaged in inciting hatred and violence in the country. The court ruled on a petition filed against Hussain, known in Pakistan as the “king of ...

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Pak army chief urges lawmakers to improve relations with India

ISLAMABAD 22 DEC 2017: In an extraordinary gesture, Pakistan army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, urged the country’s lawmakers to try to improve relations with India, assuring them that their efforts would be fully backed by the Army. His address comes in the backdrop of sustained American emphasis to Pakistani leadership on mending ties with India. “The military is ready to ...

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US isolated as 128 nations at UN condemn Jerusalem decision

Some 128 countries defied US President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a UN General Assemblyresolution calling for Washington to drop its recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump had threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that voted in favor of the resolution. After the vote, US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, tweeted that the United States “will ...

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WhatsApp asked to stop sharing data with Facebook

France’s privacy watchdog has issued formal notice to WhatsApp, asking the popular mobile messaging app to stop sharing user data with the parent company Facebookwithin a month. The Chair of the National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) had asked WhatsApp to provide a sample of the French users’ data transferred to Facebook. “The company explained that it could not supply the sample requested by the ...

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on public cinemas

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia Monday lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom. The government said it would begin licensing cinemas immediately and the first movie theatres are expected to open next March, in a decision that could boost the kingdom’s nascent film industry. ...

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Erdogan calls Israel ‘terrorist state

Istanbul, December 10: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today described Israel as a “terrorist state” and vowed to use “all means to fight” against the US recognition of Jerusalem as the country’s capital. “Palestine is an innocent victim… As for Israel, it is a terrorist state, yes, terrorist!” Erdogan said in a speech in the central city of Sivas. “We ...

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