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Punjab govt decides to introduce reforms in police department

LAHORE (Muslim Times) – A seven-member committee has been constituted to prepare proposals for reforms in the police department. A notification has been issued in this regard by the Punjab government. According to the notification, the committee will devise regulations to eliminate Thana culture, political meddling and corrupt elements. The ...

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Strasbourg gunman shot dead by French police

STRASBOURG (AFP) – French police on Thursday shot dead a gunman who had been on the run since killing three people at Strasbourg s popular Christmas market. More than 700 French security forces had been hunting for 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt since the bloodshed on Tuesday night. He was believed to ...

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Iran urges West to end ‘absurdities’ on missiles

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran on Thursday urged the United States and its allies to stop their “absurd” accusations about Iranian missile tests, a day after Washington urged the UN to adopt punitive measures against Tehran. “US & allies should cease their hypocritical absurdities abt Iran s missiles,” Iranian Foreign Minister ...

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Israel raids Ramallah after two soldiers shot dead

RAMALLAH (AFP) – A Palestinian shot dead two Israeli soldiers at a bus stop in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the military said, sparking army raids in the city of Ramallah during which a Palestinian was killed. In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to  legalise  thousands of settlements ...

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US gun deaths reach highest level in nearly 40 years: Report

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Gun deaths have reached a record level in the United States amid steady rise in suicides involving firearms, according to a new government report. Data released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday showed that the number of gun deaths had reached ...

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Assad says Syria reconstruction to cost $400bn

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad predicts that Syria’s reconstruction will cost between $250 billion and $400 billion, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov has said after meeting with the Syrian head of state. Borisov’s office said Thursday that the diplomat had discussed industrial, medical, and energy cooperation ...

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Netanyahu vows to expand settlements in response to attacks

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to authorize new settlement units in the occupied West Bank in response to a series of recent attacks against Israeli forces. Netanyahu asked the Israeli attorney general Avichai Mendelblit on Thursday to facilitate the construction of new residential units ...

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