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Saudi TV drama extolling ‘modern past’ draws awe and ire

RIYADH (AFP) – A Saudi television drama that glorifies a period before the rise of religious fundamentalism has evoked nostalgia about the kingdom’s “modern past” — and fury from arch-conservatives sidelined in a much-publicised liberalisation drive. “Al-Assouf”, set in the 1970s and aired on satellite broadcaster MBC during the holy ...

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Salman Khan back with Eid blockbuster ‘Race 3’

MUMBAI (AFP) – Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan’s first movie since his conviction for shooting dead endangered wildlife opened across India Friday, with analysts predicting box office success for his latest Eid blockbuster. It has become a tradition in the Hindi film industry for Khan, one of the world’s highest-paid ...

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Messi misses penalty as Iceland hold Argentina to 1-1 draw

MOSCOW (AFP) – Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli refused to blame Lionel Messi for a “frustrating” draw with World Cup debutants Iceland on Saturday after he missed a penalty, backing his star man to deliver. Messi blew a gilt-edged opportunity to seal victory when he missed a second-half penalty, with the ...

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Sri Lanka play on ‘under protest’ after ball tampering row

GROS-ISLET (AFP) – Sri Lanka agreed to keep playing the second Test against West Indies on Saturday “under protest” after getting caught up in a ball-tampering row. Play only resumed after a two-hour delay when the Sri Lankans, led by captain Dinesh Chandimal, had refused to take the field following ...

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Only prayers can save Kulsoom Nawaz: Maryam Nawaz

LONDON (Muslim Times) – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Saturday said that she hasn’t seen her mother regained consciousness since she arrived in London. Talking to media outside Harley Street Clinic on Saturday, she said that the doctors weren’t saying anything about her mother’s condition. Maryam ...

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PPP will win general elections with huge majority: Zaradri

NAWABSHAH (Muslim Times) – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said that the PPP will win the upcoming general elections with huge majority. Speaking to the PPP office-bearers and workers from Naushahro Feroze who called on him at the Zardari House in Nawabshah on Saturday, Asif ...

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