Teacher ‘molests’ minor girl in Jammu

Teacher ‘molests’ minor girl in Jammu

Srinagar: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly molested by her teacher at a religious school at Nagrota in the outskirts of the city, a police official said on Thursday. The girl’s mother lodged a complaint on Monday alleging that her daughter was “raped by her teacher” at a local madrasa, PTI reported today. She alleged that […]

25 killed in fresh clashes in central Nigeria

25 killed in fresh clashes in central Nigeria

Herders are believed to have killed 25 villagers in central Nigeria’s Plateau state, police said on Wednesday, in the latest violence linked to land, water and grazing rights. The killings happened on Monday in the Bassa area of Plateau state, just a few days after at least five people were killed in the area. “The […]

9 killed in suicide bombing outside Tablighi Markaz in Pakistan

9 killed in suicide bombing outside Tablighi Markaz in Pakistan

Nine people, including five policemen, were killed and 35 others injured when a suicide bomber exploded himself near a check post outside the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz in Raiwind on Wednesday night. The bombing was claimed by the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in a statement sent to AFP, in which it threatened more attacks on police […]

Pakistanis happier than Indians; India unhappiest among neighbours: Report

Pakistanis happier than Indians; India unhappiest among neighbours: Report

India ranked 133rd in the global list of the happiest countries, coming after terror-riven Pakistan and poorest-of-poor Nepal, according to a UN report released on Wednesday. India dropped 11 places from its previous rank of 122 in the list of 156 countries and was behind the majority of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) […]

NIA fails to ‘frame’ photojournalist Kamran as Delhi court grants him bail

NIA fails to ‘frame’ photojournalist Kamran as Delhi court grants him bail

Srinagar: Additional Sessions Judge Tarun Sherawat dismissed the NIA’s claim that Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yusuf was involved in “stone-pelting” and “subversive activities”, and said the agency has not placed on record a “single photo/video” to show the accused was “indulging in stone pelting activities at any site”, the Indian Express reported. “It would make ‘serious […]

American Muslim sentenced to 45 years prison for supporting Al-Qaeda

American Muslim sentenced to 45 years prison for supporting Al-Qaeda

A US citizen was sentenced to 45 years in prison on Tuesday for supporting the militant group Al-Qaeda and helping to prepare a 2009 car-bomb attack on a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, less than the life sentence sought by prosecutors, a media report said today. Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh, 32, was sentenced by U.S. […]

Iraqi Shias put a dead caliph on trial, sentence him to death

Iraqi Shias put a dead caliph on trial, sentence him to death

A video has emerged on social media that shows the lawyers’ syndicate in the Iraqi Shia city of Najaf putting a formerly powerful caliph on trial for murder and sentencing him to death. This caliph is, of course, not the pretender caliph of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. No, they decided to put on […]

Call for Mohamed Salah to shave beard sparks outrage

Call for Mohamed Salah to shave beard sparks outrage

An Egyptian columnist has ignited a firestorm on social media by calling on Liverpool’s star forward Mohamed Salah to shave his beard, saying he looks like a “terrorist.” In an article published Sunday by the state-run newspaper Al-Ahram, Salah Montaser said Salah should shave his beard as it “puts him in one basket with extremists…. […]

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