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Religion main factor in Iran, Pakistan relations

The Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islmai Pakistan Siraj ul Haq says religion plays the most important role in connecting Iran and Pakistan rather than political and economic interests between the two neighboring countries. Siraj ul Haq, who is also a Senate member, made the remarks in a Sunday meeting with the visiting Head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi in …

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Iran calls for easing tensions in Kashmir

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has expressed regret at the loss of life in recent tensions in Kashmir, urging both sides of the conflict to show restraint. On Monday, Bahram Ghasemi called for easing tensions in Kashmir saying “the Islamic Republic of Iran has been advocating any actions that are in the best interests of the people of Kashmir, and is …

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Iraq may launch cross-border operation to fight terrorists in Syria

Iraqi military forces have plans to launch a cross-border operation to fight against terrorists on the territory of Syria, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi said Sunday. “The situation in Syria remains a real challenge and we are focused on finding a solution. We have gone from fighting terrorism in Iraq to fighting terrorism in Syria,” Abadi told reporters during his …

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Iran develops space technology to serve people

Head of Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Morteza Barari says Iran has planned to develop remote sensing as well as communications satellites to serve the Iranian people in their daily lives. Stating that space technology has already entered Iranian citizens’ lives, Barari added “perhaps one of the most prominent aspects [of space technology in people’s lives] are the mobile smartphones that …

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Prominent Pakistani Shia scholar escapes takfiri-led attack

Reports from Pakistan confirmed that prominent Shia scholar barely escaped an attack on his life. Pakistani security guards foiled the attempted murder on Allama Mousavi – renowned Shia religious scholar and secretary general Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (Shia political-religious party) Punjab chapter in Lahore. The attacker was handed over to police with arms. Security officials are probing the case. Shia Muslims in Pakistan …

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Bahrain’s regime targets children

In yet another display of violence, and it needs to be noted, disregard for international law and human decency, Manama has proven willing to target children as part of its repression campaign against pro-democracy activists. The LuaLua TV website has learned that members of Manama’s security apparatus tortured and ill-treated 15-year-old Ali Marhoun before forcing him to sign a confession …

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Fifth Edition of Nahj-ul-Balagha in Russian Published in Moscow

According to the Russian Islamic Studies Foundation, Sadra-Moscow Publication Institute has published the book, translated by Abdul Karim Taras Chernienko. The first edition of the book was published in 2007 by the House of Oriental literature affiliated to the Russian Academy of Sciences and the second and third editions came out respectively in 2010 and 2015. A Tatar translation of …

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Australia – Muslims decide to attend mass this Easter to promote tolerance

This Sunday, Catholic churches across Sydney, Australia will bear the usual signs of Easter: incense, fresh flowers, a lit Paschal candle — and a few rows of churchgoers wearing kufi and headscarves. Every year for the past 13 years, groups of Muslims have attended Easter Mass in the Sydney Archdiocese and Broken Bay Diocese. It all started around 2001 when …

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‘Punish a Muslim Day’ Fliers Spur Warnings, Police Investigations

Authorities in the UK say that anonymous mailings of fliers advocating violence against Muslims on 3 April 2018 have triggered a counter-terrorism investigation. Fliers calling for violence against Muslims on 3 April 2018 (dubbed “Punish a Muslim Day” in the mailings) are being investigated as terrorist threats, UK law enforcement officials say. The National Police Chiefs’ Association issued a statement …

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Indian editor arrested for fake news on Muslims attacking a monk

Indian police have arrested the editor of a website for publishing a fake report that Muslims had attacked a monk from the Jain faith, officials said Friday. Mahesh Vikram Hegde was arrested in southern Karnataka state on Thursday on charges of spreading fake and communally sensitive news on his right wing website, a senior police officer said. Hegde’s online Postcard …

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