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Pakistani police man beat an elderly Hindu man for not fasting during Ramadan

Pakistani police have arrested a fellow officer after he was accused of beating up an elderly Hindu man for not fasting during The Holy Month Ramadan, an incident that sparked a social media outcry. The elderly man was pictured bloodied after the attack which reportedly took place in Ghotki district …

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Clerics issue fatwa on Islamist killings – ‘Forbidden in Islam’

DHAKA, June 14, (AFP): Bangladeshi clerics said Monday they have issued a fatwa against the killings of minorities and secular campaigners in the mainly Muslim country, where police have arrested over 10,000 people in a crackdown on militancy. Nearly 50 people have been killed over the last three years in …

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Timeline of Abu Sayyaf’s rise & rampage – Trail of bombings, kidnappings, beheadings

MANILA, June 13, (AFP): The Abu Sayyaf was on Monday accused of murdering a Canadian hostage abducted nearly nine months ago, the latest in a long line of atrocities by the Islamic militant group based in the southern Philippines. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he had “compelling reasons to …

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Iraq arrests 500 IS suspects fleeing Falluja with civilians

FALLUJA, Iraq, June 13, (AFP): Iraqi forces on Monday said jihadist fighters were attempting to flee Falluja by blending in with civilians who have used recently opened corridors to escape the besieged the city. More than 500 suspected Islamic State members have been arrested trying to sneak out with fleeing …

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Over 8,000 held in crackdown in Bangladesh – Anti-militant sweep seeks to halt killings

DHAKA, June 13, (Agencies): Bangladesh police said Monday they have arrested more than 8,000 people in a nationwide crackdown on militants launched after a series of murders targeting minorities and secular activists. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina vowed on Saturday to catch “each and every killer” as Bangladesh reels from a …

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‘Honour killing’ against Islam

Pakistan clerics LAHORE, Pakistan, June 13, (RTRS): A group of Pakistani clerics has issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, declaring “honour killing” over perceived damage to a family’s reputation against the teaching of Islam, and anyone who carries out such an attack a heretic. Hundreds of Pakistanis, the vast majority …

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Fifty killed in America’s worst mass club shooting – IS claims responsibility

ORLANDO, Florida, June 12, (Agencies): A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said. It was the deadliest mass shooting in American history. Authorities were investigating …

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CIA: No evidence of Saudi ‘9/11’ support

WASHINGTON, June 12, (AP): CIA Director John Brennan said there is no evidence that the Saudi government or senior Saudi officials supported the Sept 11 attacks. Brennan’s remarks, in a weekend interview with al-Arabiya, addressed the still-secret 28 pages of a congressional inquiry into the 2001 attacks, in which 15 …

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Bangladesh Police make 2,000 more arrests – PM vows to catch ‘each and every killer’

DHAKA, June 12, (Agencies): Bangladesh police have arrested an additional 2,000 suspected criminals including Islamist militants in an ongoing crackdown on extremists following a spate of gruesome murders, an officer said Sunday. More than 3,000 people, including suspected ordinary criminals with existing warrants against them, were arrested on Saturday after …

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Dubai seizes 81 vehicles – Crackdown on street racing

DUBAI, June 12, (AFP): Dubai police have seized 81 vehicles for alleged “reckless driving”, the authorities said, in a crackdown on street racing among youths in the wealthy Gulf emirate. The vehicles were impounded for being driven at speeds of up to 300 kilometres per hour (186 miles per hour), …

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