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Muslim real estate agent in UK insulted for wearing “terrorist” Hijab

A young Muslim woman in Bury, Manchester was allegedly insulted and humiliated by her employers when she refused to change her black hijab after being told that the garment has “terrorist affiliations”. The real estate agent, who does not wished to be named, had been working for Harvey Dent for nearly a year when she was informed that as she was moving from the back office “it would be in the best interest of the business for her to change the color of her hijab, due to the supposed terrorist affiliation with the color black”. When the young women refused…
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World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050: UN

(Web Desk) - UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs issued a new report on the population rush that will reach to billion people in the world by 2050. The report estimates that the current world population is now nearly billion, up from billion in 2015. With the higher levels of fertility, the growth of the population is expected to come from the least developed countries despite an overall drop in the number of children people have around the globe. This population boom is expected to top billion by 2030.
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Cairo’s prestige: The Mosque of Muhammad Ali

(Web Desk) - The 18th century Mosque of Muhammad Ali is a symbol of Cairo s prestige and glory and is one of the most renowned spots for tourists visiting Egypt. The mosque is an integral part of Cairo s skyline and anyone entering the city gets a striking view of the mosque sitting atop the Citadel of Cairo; its high location adding to its grandeur.
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Temporary opening of app causes brief joy

Joy. Jubilation. Excitement. Happiness. These are some of the words that described the mood in the United Arab Emirates when WhatsApp’s voice and video-calling services were accidently unblocked in the country. The video and call features, started by WhatsApp in November 2016, are blocked in the UAE as they are VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services which are restricted in the country only to state licensed providers such as Etisalat. Suddenly, without any fanfare or official announcement mobile users across the country were able to access the instant messaging app by early Thursday afternoon according to the Gulf News. People’s…
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472 civilians dead in month of US-led Syria strikes: monitor

BEIRUT (AFP) - US-led coalition air strikes on two Syrian provinces targeting militants have killed 472 civilians over the past month, a monitor said Friday, more than double a previous 30-day toll. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the period between May 23 and June 23 saw the highest civilian death toll in coalition raids for a single month since they began on September 23, 2014. Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said 222 civilians, including 84 children, were killed in the largely Daesh group-held province of Deir Ezzor. Another 250 civilians, including 53 children, were killed in Raqa province,…
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Germany spied on the White House over years: report

e as well as the US finance and foreign ministries. Other monitoring targets ranged from military institutions including the US Air Force or the Marine Corps, space agency NASA to civic group Human Rights Watch. Hundreds of foreign embassies as well as international organisation like the International Monetary Fund were not spared, Spiegel said. The BND declined comment in the Spiegel report. Germany had reacted with outrage when information leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed in 2013 that US agents were carrying out widespread tapping worldwide, including of Chancellor Angela Merkel s mobile phone. Merkel, who grew up in…
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Lockheed agrees to build F-16 fighter planes in India

LE BOURGET, France (AFP) - Lockheed Martin has agreed with Tata Advanced Systems Ltd to jointly build F-16 fighter planes equipped with new-generation electronics in India, both companies said on Monday. The fighters are of the Block 70 type, "the newest and most technologically advanced F-16 ever", they said. "The F-16 Block 70 is ideally suited to meet the Indian Air Force’s single-engine fighter needs and this unmatched US-Indian industry partnership directly supports India’s initiative to develop private aerospace and defense manufacturing capacity in India," said the statement, released on the Paris air show’s opening day. The Indian air force…
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JK Rowling lashes out against Daily Mail headline of the Finsbury Park attack

JK Rowling is often vocal about her political opinions on twitter and the aftermath of the Finsbury Park attack was no different. A terror attack in London left one man dead and several others injured as a van drove into pedestrians outside the Finsbury Park mosque after evening prayers. Soon afterwards, Daily Mail tweeted about the attack, calling the attacker a ‘white van driver’.
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Iran and the GCC-Qatar crisis

(Web Desk) - South Pars/North Dome, the world’s largest natural gas field lies deep in the Gulf waters between Qatar and Iran. The ownership of the gas field and the resulting wealth from oil exports is pretty much shared between the two countries. Iran owns the South Pars while Qatar owns the North Dome. This is one of the factors that bind the countries together.
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Imam who protected the Finbury Park Mosque terrorist speaks out

(Web Desk) - A van driver rammed his car into crowds of men, women and children as they exited the Finbury Park Mosque after late night prayers. One man was killed and several others were injured in the attack. The van driver, a 46 year old man, was reportedly grabbed by several civilians before the police could reach the scene. They were ready to beat him senseless but were stopped from doing so by an Imam, later revealed as Mohammed Mahmoud, who intervened to protect the terrorist.
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