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‘Hijab Day’ gets mixed reaction at Paris university

PARIS: Students at an elite Paris university sparked fierce debate Wednesday by inviting classmates to wear the Muslim veil for a day in a bid to “demystify” a practice that is highly divisive in France. Students at Sciences Po urged women to take part in Hijab Day “if you too ...

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Seven policemen guarding polio workers gunned down in Karach

KARACHI: Unidentified gunmen opened fire on policemen guarding polio workers administering vaccinations in Orangi Town on Wednesday, killing seven of them. The attacks took place within 200 yards of each other near the Bangla Bazar market and Disco Mor area, a senior police official said. “One took place on the three ...

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US ups civilian casualty tolerance in Syria, Iraq

The US Defense Department has passed new rules allowing higher levels of allowable civilian casualties in its military campaign against Daesh positions in Iraq and Syria, Pentagon officials say. Six Pentagon officials, all speaking on condition of anonymity, described a sliding scale of allowable civilian casualties based on the value ...

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Hezbollah a source of pride for Muslims: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has denounced a recent Saudi-led campaign against Hezbollah, praising the Lebanese movement as a source of pride for Muslims.   The Leader’s remarks on Wednesday came after the Arab Parliament followed the Arab League and the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council in designing Hezbollah as ...

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Profiling Muslims in America is the new normal

Better safe than sorry, they say. But what that also means is: Don’t expect an apology. Yet again, a Muslim passenger was removed from a flight because his presence set off alarm bells. To be clear, the young man in question was not flagged by the US Transportation Security Administration ...

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Cricket fiasco – blame it on the players

Pakistanis are fuming at the dismal performance of their cricket team. They want heads to roll. They are passionate about the game, they worship their cricket stars like demi-gods, every cricket fan is an expert with firm opinions on what’s what, and they hate losing. Period. But let’s consider some ...

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More Daesh terrorists sent to Europe: Belgium

Belgian officials say there are signs that more Daesh-linked terrorists have been sent to Europe after bombings killed 32 people in Brussels last month. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls also said Wednesday the government will ask parliament to extend a state of emergency declared after the Paris terror attacks. The measure, which gives ...

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Saudi has lobbyists to confront 9/11 bill: Report

Saudi Arabia has an army of Washington lobbyists to deploy as it tries to stop US Congress from passing legislation that could expose the country to litigation over the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a report says. According to The Hill newspaper, which is published by Capitol Hill Publishing and covers congressional news, the kingdom employs a ...

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