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Indian Muslims: Modi’s oppression and 1930s Germany

KARACHI: Taking part in the recent Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged member countries, to join forces to fight “radicalization and extremism”, voicing concerns about the heightened risk of Islamist fundamentalism. An article, that appeared in Haaretz two days ago, noted that according to Modi, religious …

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Dubai Expo to welcome millions in biggest event since pandemic

Dubai Expo to welcome millions in biggest event since pandemic

DUBAI: Millions of people will begin converging on Dubai this week as the Covid-delayed Expo 2020, the world’s biggest event since the pandemic, finally unveils its gleaming pavilions in the desert. The Expo site in the dusty Dubai suburbs has remained strictly off-limits during its year-long postponement but the wraps …

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Pentagon leaders to face Afghanistan reckoning in Congress

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden’s top military leaders are expected to face some of the most contentious hearings in memory this week over the chaotic end to the war in Afghanistan, which cost the lives of U.S. troops and civilians and left the Taliban back in power. The Senate and House …

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Modi’s fall from grace in US

LAHORE: For a long time, BJP-led India’s relentless surrender to fascism and gross human rights violations record had been seamlessly papered over by flowery claims and projections of being the “biggest secular democracy” and seemed to raise no eyebrow among its Western allies. But on Wednesday, it all seemed to …

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Senior US official to visit Pakistan, India after Taliban takeover

WASHINGTON: US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel next month to Pakistan and India, bitter rivals that have clashed on the way forward in Afghanistan, the State Department announced on Monday. Sherman, after CIA chief Bill Burns, will be one of the first high-level officials under President Joe …

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No one from Afghanistan will address world leaders at UN

UNITED NATIONS: No representative from Afghanistan will address the annual high-level UN General Assembly in New York after the ambassador for the government ousted by the Taliban – who was due to speak on Monday – withdrew his name. The move comes amid competing claims for Afghanistan’s UN seat in …

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Pfizer begins study of oral drug for prevention of Covid-19

The drugmaker has been racing to develop an easy-to-administer antiviral pill for Covid-19 Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Monday it has started a large study testing its investigational oral antiviral drug for the prevention of Covid-19 infection among those who have been exposed to the virus. The drugmaker and its …

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