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Bihar Assembly Election 2015

BJP was Badly trounced in Bihar, India 2015 Ellection AIMIM the Owaisi Party could not get a single seat out of 6 they competed It was a tragic day for BJP to be defeated giving 2/3 majority to alliance in Bihar election 2015. It happened due to communal behavior of Modi the PM of India. Voters acted very wise as ... Read More »

PTI will hold protest again if ECP does not resign

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek -e- Insaf (PTI) has declared on Tuesday, to conduct a rally in Lahore on October 9th. PTI chief Imran Khan said: We have decided not to give up and hold a rally in Lahore on October 9, instead of Islamabad as we know the government wanted to put us on a collision course and shift the responsibility ... Read More »

Arshad Khan, former Pakistan cricketer, driving Uber taxi in Sydney

News subscribed by Fahim Niyaz – Australia Remember Arshad Khan? The Pakistan off-spinner, who made his debut against West Indies in 1997-98? Arshad Khan played 9 Tests and 58 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in between 1997 to 2006. On Monday, a social media user, Ganesh Birle, shared the information on Facebook that the former Pakistan cricketer was seen driving Uber Taxi ... Read More »

PM Lee holds dialogue with religious, community leaders on ISIS threat


The threat of terrorism can cause doubts and sow division between communities, but Singapore has avoided this danger, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a dialogue on the country’s participation in the coalition against Islamic State (ISIS). Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a dialogue with community and religious leaders on the country’s participation in the multinational coalition ... Read More »

Kerry to Seek Cooperation From Southeast Asia on Islamic State

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will hold individual meetings with Asian leaders during his visit to Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, to seek cooperation in combating the threat from Islamic State. Kerry attended the inauguration of Joko Widodo as president in Jakarta today. He will meet Widodo, known as Jokowi, and have bilateral talks with the prime ministers of ... Read More »

Uighur refugees in Southeast Asia stoke Chinese worries


In recent years, growing domestic Uighur unrest has led to a rising threat to China’s national security and internal stability. For Beijing, the foreign policy dimension of the Uighur issue has manifested in two areas: the handling of the Uighur diaspora and refugees, and the convergence of the Uighur diaspora with religious extremism and terrorism. On the former, Beijing has ... Read More »

Thailand promises peace ‘within a year’ in insurgency-hit south

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth and Defence Minister Prawit leave Government House as they lead a new cabinet to an audience with King Bhumibol in Bangkok

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (R) and Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan (L) leave Government House as they lead a new cabinet to an audience with King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok September 4, 2014. (Reuters) – Thailand’s military government vowed on Monday to bring peace to the Muslim-dominated south within a year, despite stalled ... Read More »

Philippines to enact law on Muslim autonomy


Aquino, centre, is keen to see the Moro peace deal in place before his term ends in June 2016 [AP] Philippine President Benigno Aquino has asked the country’s congress to swiftly enact a law creating a Muslim autonomous area in the south of the mainly Roman Catholic state.The move aims at in ending nearly five decades of conflict, which has ... Read More »

Philippines, US begin joint exercise in Muslim south


Three-week exercise comes in wake of weekend clash with Abu Sayyaf that left six government troops dead World Bulletin/News Desk Filipino and United States security forces began a joint exercise Wednesday in the Philippines’ Muslim south after a weekend clash left six government troops dead. Col. Eliglen Villaflor, Philippine Special Forces commander, told The Anadolu Agency that the three-week exercise will ... Read More »

Indonesia Eyes Consolidation, New Laws in Roadmap for Islamic Finance


Kuala Lumpur. Authorities in Indonesia want to reshape the country’s Islamic finance industry by encouraging consolidation and building a new regulatory system, as the sector plays catch-up to more mature markets in Malaysia and the Middle East. Regulators are finalizing a five-year roadmap to be presented this month to industry players, who have repeatedly called for clearer laws. “This is ... Read More »