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Daily Archives: May 22, 2015

CANNES WATCH: Iranian film explores divorce, female style

CANNES, France (AP) — Writer-director Ida Panahandeh has made a splash with her film debut, landing in competition at the Cannes Film Festival for “Nahid,” fraught portrait of the byzantine legal complications and social stigmas concerning divorce and remarriage in Iran. Panahandeh said she was in shock when she got ...

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Indian denied job for being Muslim

  NEW DELHI: In a blatant case of religious discrimination, a Mumbai-based diamond export company has rejected the job application of a business management graduate on the grounds that he is a Muslim, prompting the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) to take up the matter.   Zeshan Ali Khan posted ...

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Sold for ransom: On the trail of Thailand’s human traffickers

As the trade in human beings becomes more and more profitable, the BBC’s Jonathan Head discovers that entire communities in Thailand are helping the traffickers. Earlier this month, I accompanied a group of Thai volunteers through the steamy mangrove forest of an island on the Andaman coast. They were following ...

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Coalition steps up air strikes in Yemen’s capital

11:42 A.M. Saudi-led coalition steps up air strikes on Houthis in Yemen’s Sanaa Saudi-led warplanes extended air strikes on Iranian-backed Houthi militia in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, residents in the area said. They told Reuters that the strikes focused on the presidential compound district in Sanaa, which the ...

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David Cameron starts push for EU reforms

David Cameron has said he is determined to reform Britain’s relationship with the EU as he seeks to kick-start talks with European leaders on his plans. At a summit in Latvia, he is making his case for change in the EU following the Conservatives’ election victory. The prime minister said ...

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Blast near FC vehicle kills one, wounds four in Quetta

QUETTA: At least one person was killed and four others wounded in a blast near a Frontier Corps (FC) vehicle on Quetta’s Qambrani road on Friday. A police official who request not to be named told DawnNews that unknown militants targeted a convoy of FC vehicles through a remote-controlled bomb. ...

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Sabeen targeted for campaign against Lal Masjid cleric

KARACHI: Police investigators said on Thursday that the four terrorists arrested for killing 45 members of the Shia Ismaili community in a bus attack near Safoora Goth last week told them that they had targeted human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud because of her campaign against Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul ...

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