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Nadia Murad: from jihadist slave to Nobel laureate

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Nadia Murad survived the worst cruelties ever inflicted on her people, the Yazidis of Iraq, before becoming a global champion of their cause and winning the Nobel Peace Prize. On Friday, Murad and Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege were jointly awarded the prize for their “efforts to end ...

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EU says determined to save JCPOA despite US exit

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the bloc is determined to keep the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran in place despite US withdrawal. “We are sticking to the agreement with Iran,” Juncker said while addressing the Austrian parliament in Vienna on Friday. He added that ...

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Newly elected Quebec PM vows to bar Muslim teachers, judges from wearing hijabs

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A newly-elected right-wing government in Canada’s French-speaking province of Quebec has pledged to bar Muslim women wearing headscarves while working in public service jobs. Premier-elect Francois Legault announced this week, a day after his electoral victory, that intends to introduce legislation banning teachers, police officers, judges ...

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Russia, India leaders sign S-400, nuclear plants deals

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi have signed a deal worth $5 billion over the purchase of S-400 air defense system and have also agreed to jointly develop six nuclear power plants. The meeting was held behind closed doors on Friday and ...

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NAB arrests Shehbaz Sharif in Ashiana Housing scandal

LAHORE (Web Desk) – The National Accountability Bureau has arrested Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president and former chief minister Shehbaz Sharif in the Ashiana Housing Scheme scandal on Friday. Shehbaz was arrested after appearing for a routine hearing of Saaf Pani Company scam at the NAB’s Lahore office. Sources ...

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