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Saudi prince looted in Paris

PARIS -UNS : Kalashnikov-wielding robbers have attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince in Paris, making off with 250,000 euros ($335,000) in cash and reportedly stealing “sensitive” documents, French police said Monday. The theft took place in northern Paris as the motorcade was making its …

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PMC-UK celebrates Pakistan Independence Day

SHEFFIELD -UNS: Pakistan Muslim Centre, ( PMC ) Sheffield celebrated Pakistan Independence Day. The Pakistan Independence Day Celebrations which were held at the PMC Sheffield on the 14th of August were considered a major success by all participants and attendants. The event was generously attended …

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Counterterrorism through Media

By S. M. Hali The scourge of terrorism that Pakistan is facing has morphed into a terrible monster, which besides being deadly, has acquired the use of sophisticated tools of communication including social media. This brand of terrorism is perpetrated by a group, which is …

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Parliament’s Role in Pakistan’s Democratic Transition

Late last year the International Crisis Group recommended a set of reforms for the two houses of the Parliament "to restore parliamentary sovereignty as envisioned in the original 1973 constitution." However, observers believe none of those have been implemented with earnest. Here is the Executive Summary of the Asia Report 249 and the list of recommendations.

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Cola and ketchup with one of America’s most wanted

By Andrew North For a man with a $10m (£5.8m) US bounty on his head and any American assets of his organisation frozen, Hafiz Saeed seems to take a very relaxed approach towards American companies. When we sit down in one of his offices which …

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US drone strikes set ‘dangerous precedent’: study

(AFP) – America s reliance on secretive drone missile strikes against terror suspects has set a “dangerous precedent” that could be imitated by other countries and trigger wider wars around the world, former senior US officials said in a report Thursday. The ex-officials acknowledged that …

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Islam in Australia..

UNS/BBC REPORT Few Australians are aware that the country’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples had regular contact with foreign Muslims long before the arrival of Christian colonisers. And Islam continues to exercise an appeal for some Aboriginal peoples today, writes Janak Rogers. The white …

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AI launches new App to fight attack, kidnap and torture

ISLAMABAD-UNS: A new Panic Button app, to give human rights defenders urgent help from their own networks when facing attack, kidnapping, or torture is now available for public download on Google Playstore, announced Amnesty International today (Monday). The ‘Panic Button’ mobile app for Android, developed …

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In the Name of Honour—II

By Dr. Nazreen Nawaz Part 1 of this article addressed the death of 25-year-old Farzana Parveen on May 27 who was murdered by her family in an honour killing because she married a man against their wishes. Secular political and media circles used the incident to launch …

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The Intrigue Behind Iraq’s Jihadist Uprising

By Reva Bhalla Events in Iraq over the past week were perhaps best crystallized in a series of photos produced by the jihadist group the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Sensationally called The Destruction of Sykes-Picot, the pictures confirmed the group’s intent to upend …

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