3 Muslims, Sikh kicked off flight; appearance made pilot uneasy

New York: A Sikh man along with his four friends, who were kicked out from an American Airlines flight because their appearance made the captain uneasy has filed a USD 9 million lawsuit against the airline. Shan Anand, a Sikh, along with three other friends – Faimul Alam besides a Bangladeshi Muslim and an Arab […]

Muslim man beaten in US by teenagers yelling ‘ISIS, ISIS’

New York: A Bangladeshi-origin Muslim man has been brutally assaulted in the US by teenagers who shouted “ISIS, ISIS” and started beating him in front of his 9-year-old niece in an apparent hate crime. Mujibur Rahman, who was wearing traditional Muslim attire when he was attacked in front of his horrified niece in the Bronx, […]

Anti-terrorism court acquits Musharraf

NAWAB AKBAR KHAN BUGTI MURDER CASE <br />  Anti-terrorism court acquits Musharraf

KARACHI: Pakistan’s former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf was on Monday acquitted by an anti-terrorism court in the murder case of Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. The court in Balochistan’s provincial capital Quetta acquitted former president Musharraf, ex-provincial home minister Mir Shoaib Nosherwani and Qaumi Watan Party chief and member of National Assembly […]

India attaches top priority to ties with Israel: Swaraj

JERUSALEM: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said India attaches the highest importance to its ties with Israel as she called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the entire spectrum of the relationship. Swaraj, who is on her first visit to West Asia as the External Affairs Minister, said she was looking forward […]

Pak PM may visit Iran, Saudi Arabia to ease tensions

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to undertake an important visit to Iran and Saudi Arabia on Monday to reduce tensions between the two rival Muslim nations, his office said Saturday. The decision was taken after behind-the-scene contacts by Pakistan with both countries to lower the temperature in the region after Saudi Arabia […]

Taiwan opposition leader Tsai wins presidential vote

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s independence-leaning opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen won the island’s presidential election on Saturday after the ruling party admitted defeat, a result likely to usher in a new round of uncertainty with giant neighbour China. A source with Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) told Reuters that the party was working on Tsai’s victory speech. She […]

Chinese prefer Pakistan, want to move away India as neighbour: Survey

Chinese prefer Pakistan, want to move away India as neighbour: Survey

BEIJING: Majority of Chinese would like to move India away along with Japan and a host of other neigh¬bouring countries with whom Beijing has territorial disputes and would prefer Pakistan and Nepal as neighbours, if given a chance to ‘play God’ to redraw China’s map. A total of 13,196 people wanted to “move away” Japan, […]

Islamic group Al-Shabab attacks African Union base in Somalia

SOMALIA: Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants stormed an African Union base Fri¬day in the country’s southwest, the Somali army said, with witnesses reporting several dead. “They launched an offensive on a military base at El-Adde and there was heavy fighting which caused casualties,” Somali army colonel Idris Ahmed said, adding a Shebab suicide commando blasted a […]

Donald Trump: Will not review call to ban Muslims from entering US

WASHINGTON: Do nald Trump refused to budge over his call to ban all Muslims from entering the US even as Republican presidential rivals questioned his con¬troversial stance, with Jeb Bush wondering if the front¬runner also meant banning Muslims from countries like India and Indonesia which are strong allies of the US. Trump – whose popularity […]