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Taliban warn against women’s rights activism

24-01-2022 By SJA Jafri + Bureau Report KABUL/ ISLAMABAD/ UNITED NATIONS: Afghanistan’s new Taliban authorities warned on Saturday they have the right to crack down on dissent and jail protesters, as concerns grew over the disappearance of two women activists. Since storming back to power in August amid a hasty …

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Thousands protest COVID vaccine pass in France

24-01-2022 PARIS: Some 38,000 people protested across France Saturday, the interior ministry said, two days before a vaccination health pass becomes mandatory to take part in much of public life. From Monday, those aged 16 and above will have to show they have been jabbed to access restaurants or bars, …

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NZ’s PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding

23-01-2022 WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s (NZ) Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has cancelled her wedding after announcing new COVID restrictions. The entire country is set to be placed under the highest level of COVID restrictions after an outbreak of the Omicron variant. The restrictions include a cap of 100 vaccinated people at …

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I was fired from minister job for being Muslim: UK PM

23-01-2022 LONDON: A British member of parliament says she was fired from a ministerial job in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government partly because her Muslim faith was making colleagues uncomfortable, according to the Sunday Times newspaper. Forty-nine-year-old Nusrat Ghani, who lost her job as a junior transport minister in …

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Taliban murder 396,193 Shia in Afghanistan & 750,426 in Pakistan

22-01-2022 By SJA Jafri KABUL/ KARACHI: As many as 3,96,193 Shia Muslims including young girls, women, children, doctors, journalists, engineers, educationists, religious scholars, policemen, security personals, scientists, philosophers, intellectuals even visitors and foreigners particularly Pakistanis belong with Shia (especially Hazara) community have been murdered and over 2,86,654 Shia Muslims have …

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