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PM Nawaz extends DG IB term by two years

Muslim Times ISLAMABAD– Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Monday extended the tenure of Director General Intelligence Bureau Aftab Sultan by two years. Aftab Sultan has also remained DG IB in 2011 and was reappointed on the position in June 2013. His term was extended for one year in 2015 ...

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Ex-Bayern boss Hoeness released from prison

Muslim Times BERLIN (AFP) – Disgraced ex-Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness was released from prison on Monday after serving 21 months for tax evasion, a regional official said. The 64-year-old served half of his three-and-a-half year sentence after being convicted in March 2014 of having evaded at least 28.5 million ...

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Chris Rock confronts race row head-on at Oscars

Muslim Times HOLLYWOOD, United States(AFP) – Oscars host Chris Rock hit early and hard Sunday on a race row overshadowingHollywood s biggest night, mercilessly ribbing both the movie industry and its critics. The comedian wasted no time raising the controversy over the lack of African American acting nominees, addressing the issue ...

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Colombia registers about 43k cases of infection with Zika

Muslim Times Colombia has registered about 43,000 cases of infection with the Zika virus, the National Health Institute said Saturday. Of 42,706 cases of people infected with Zika, 7,653 are pregnant women. The latest count shows that 5,695 new cases of the mosquito-borne virus were reported over the past week. Zika’s ...

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Top Iran conservatives lose seats on key supervisory body

Muslim Times TEHRAN (AFP) – Two leading conservative clerics, Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi and Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi, have lost their seats on Iran’s top supervisory body, results from last week’s election confirmed on Monday. The reformist alliance formed in support of moderate President Hassan Rouhani had campaigned against both Yazdi, ...

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30 people killed in deadly twin bombings in Somalia

Muslim times The casualty figures of twin bomb attacks by al-Shabab militants at a busy junction and restaurant in Somalia have risen to at least 30 people dead and about 40 others injured. A bomber blew up his explosive-laden car at a junction in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday. Another bomb also struck ...

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Islamabad: CCI meeting decides to reschedule national census

Muslim Times ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Council of Common Interests (CCI) at its meeting in Islamabad today (Monday) has decided withconsensus to reschedule the census due to commitments of security forces and ongoing operations. According to details, Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif chaired the meeting which was also attended by ...

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Gunmen kill five police officers in Egypt’s Qalyubia, Sinai

Muslim Times Takfiri militants have shot and killed five Egyptian security forces during two surprise attacks in the country’s northern province of Qalyubia and the troubled Sinai Peninsula. A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said unidentified assailants fatally shot four policemen in Qalyubia, situated about 35 kilometers (21 ...

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