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Daily Archives: May 30, 2018

U-turn: PTI withdraws nominee for Punjab caretaker CM

LAHORE (Muslim Times) – Taking another u-turn, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has withdrawn its nominee Nasir Khan Khosa for the post of caretaker Punjab Chief Minister (CM). As per details garnered, opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmood ur Rasheed stated that party would announce new name for the same ...

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One million bank workers strike across India

(AFP) – Around one million bank employees went on strike across India Wednesday, a union representative said, demanding better pay and a government crackdown on companies who willfully default on loan payments. Some 5,000 workers chanted slogans and waved banners at a protest in the financial capital Mumbai, union boss ...

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Bahrain court gives life sentence to nearly dozen dissidents

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A court in Bahrain has sentenced 10 anti-regime protesters to life imprisonment and revoked their citizenship as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the Persian Gulf kingdom. On Wednesday, Bahrain’s Supreme Court of Appeal ...

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Two refugees die, 80 saved in Niger desert

(AFP) -Two African migrants died of thirst and 80 were saved after they were stranded in the Niger desert while trying to reach Europe, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday, in the second Sahara rescue drama in less than a month. “Last Saturday, 80 migrants were saved in ...

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Iran security forces smash terrorist cell in southeast, seize weapons

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Iranian security forces have disbanded a terrorist cell in the southeast of the country, seizing a considerable amount of weapons and munitions from the group. The police chief of Sistan-and-Baluchestan province, Brigadier General Mohammad Qanbari, said Wednesday the terrorist cell was disbanded in Saravan region. He ...

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US sought total confrontation with Iran by leaving JCPOA: Russia

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The Russian foreign minister says the United States chose to pull out of the 2015 nuclear agreement with an eye to “a total confrontation with Iran.” Addressing the annual Primakov Readings conference in Moscow on Wednesday, Sergei Lavrov enumerated some of the reasons behind the aggravating problem ...

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Saudi Arabia outlaws sexual harassment

(AFP) – Saudi Arabia has passed a new law to criminalise sexual harassment, state media said Wednesday, less than a month before the conservative kingdom lifts its decades-long ban on women driving. The kingdom’s Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, passed a draft law on Monday which would introduce a ...

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