Category: World

Indian court orders Amazon to stop selling Pakistan-made Rooh Afza

The Delhi High Court has directed Amazon to remove the listings of Pakistan-manufactured Rooh Afza from its platform in India after the famed drink’s Indian manufacturer, Hamdard National Foundation, filed a suit alleging that the products of its Pakistani counterpart are being sold in India through the e-commerce site.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II passes away at the age of 96 after a seven decade reign

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at the age of 96, ending a generation-spanning, seven decade reign. During her time as queen, the footprint of her monarchy shrank dramatically, but at her death she was still head of state of the United Kingdom and 14 Commonwealth countries or realms, from Canada and Jamaica to Australia and New Zealand.

Google employee resigns after protesting Israeli contracts, says company ‘silences Palestinians’

A Google employee who became a high-profile opponent of the tech giant’s $1bn artificial intelligence and surveillance contract with the Israeli military has announced her resignation. Ariel Koren, a marketing manager, will be leaving the company this week, citing what she said was its creation of a hostile work environment due to her social activism. READ ALSO: DID YOU KNOW?

Taliban claim US drones entered Afghanistan through Pakistan

The Taliban’s interim Defence Minister Mullah Yaqub has claimed that United States drones were entering the country through Pakistan. While narrating the one-year performance of the ministry alongside the Army Chief Mullah Fasih Uddin at a press conference in Kabul, Yaqub said: “We hadn’t caught all routes of the drones but our intelligence reported that the United States drones were entering through Pakistan.”

Russia offers a Stalin-era hero’s medal and $16,000 to women who have 10 kids

Russian President Vladimir Putin restored an award first introduced by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin that’s designed to encourage women to have more children, The Moscow Times reported. The news comes as Russia’s population declines and its military suffers heavy losses in Ukraine. The title will be awarded to women who give birth to 10 or more children.

Six Pakistani nationals convicted in Madina of violating sanctity of Prophet’s mosque by sloganeering

At least six Pakistani nationals were convicted of violating the sanctity of the Masjid-e-Nabawi (PBUH) in Madina during Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s visit to Saudi Arabia. A court in Madina awarded 10-year jail term each to Anas, Irshad, Muhammad Saleem, while 8-year jail term each to Khawaja Luqman, Muhammad Afzal, and Ghulam Muhammad. The convicts were also fined Saudi Riyal 20,000 each.

Al Qaeda leader Zawahiri killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan: Biden

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a US strike in Afghanistan over the weekend, American President Joe Biden said on Monday. Zawahiri, an Egyptian surgeon who had a $25 million bounty on his head, helped coordinate the Sept 11, 2001, attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. “Now justice has been delivered”, Biden said in remarks from the White House. 

Israeli journalist sneaks into Mecca triggering online backlash

An Israeli journalist has breached a total ban on non-Muslim access to Islam’s holiest site in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, triggering an online backlash and potentially straining growing ties between Tel Aviv and Gulf nations. Israel’s Channel 13 News aired a 10-minute report in which journalist Gil Tamary drove past the Grand Mosque that houses the Kaaba, and climbed the Mount of Mercy.

Former U.S. ambassador to UN and White House national security adviser admits to planning attempted foreign coups

John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to United Nations and former White House national security adviser, admitted that he had helped plan attempted coups in foreign countries. Bolton made the remarks to CNN after the day’s congressional hearing into the Jan 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Bolton \stated that Trump was not competent enough to pull off a “carefully planned coup d’etat.”

Muslims urged to maintain unity, brotherhood and cooperation at Hajj sermon

Sheikh Muhammad Al-Issa, member of the Council of Senior Scholars and secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), delivered the Hajj sermon at Masjid-e-Nimra. Delivering the wide-ranging sermon from Masjid-e-Nimra, he said that Islam is a religion of peace and there is only one Allah and Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (PBUH) is the last prophet.