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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Army chief General Raheel Sharif rushed to Kabul on Wednesday to deliver a warning to Afghan authorities to take decisive action against sanctuaries of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) or else Pakistan would go for ‘hot pursuit.'

General Raheel is traveling to the Afghan capital after security agencies found evidence that the Peshawar attack, which killed 141 people, including 132 children, was planned inside Afghanistan by the Mullah Fazlullah group. read more

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday approved the removal of moratorium on death penalty after the carnage in Peshawar killed 141 people.

Soon after resuming office, the newly-elected government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had said it wanted to reinstate the death penalty in a bid to crack down on criminals and militants.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Iran will have "smart filtering" within six months to weed out internet content the authorities deem offensive or criminal.

Tehran already blocks access to popular websites including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Instagram is going next. read more

Friday, November 07, 2014

The Chinese Government has described President Obama as 'insipid' and claims U.S. voters are sick of his 'banality'.

The state-run Global Times has published an editorial deriding the leader a few days ahead of his visit to the growing economic and military powerhouse.

It stated: 'Obama always utters "Yes, we can," which led to the high expectations people had for him. But he has done an insipid job, offering nearly nothing to his supporters.

'U.S. society has grown tired of his banality.'

For people around the world, owning a dog comes as a rite of passage. However in Iran, lawmakers are trying to pass a new bill that would harshly punish anyone who buys, sells or walks a dog in public with either a fine with or 74 lashes, according to a report by the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

A law like this would chastise "anyone who takes a pet like a monkey or a dog in public and damages the Islamic culture or the health and tranquility of the people - particularly children and women." read more



One person here said "Muslims do not allow Christians to pray in Mosques." So much for that notion.

No doubt the most important interaction between the Christians and the Prophet was the visit of the Najran delegation to Madina.

When the Najran delegation reached Madina, they debated with the Prophet in an investigatory dialogue for two or three days in the mosque of Madina. Prophet Muhammad allowed them to pray in the mosque where the Muslims prayed. The whole incident was the first occurrence of peaceful dialogue between Christians and Muslims; it was the first time that Christians prayed in a mosque.

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