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Divisive political rhetoric a danger to the world, Amnesty

Monitoring Desk Politicians who have used a divisive and dehumanised rhetoric are creating a more divided and dangerous world, says rights group Amnesty International....

Kashmir curbs lavish wedding spending

Monitoring Desk The government in Indian-administered Kashmir has put curbs on excessively lavish weddings. Parents of brides cannot invite more than 500 guests, and the...

Ildar Dadin: Russian activist jail term quashed

Monitoring Desk Russia’s Supreme Court has ordered the release of opposition activist Ildar Dadin, who was the first person to be convicted under new laws on...

US Muslim community campaigns to repair Jewish cemetery

Monitoring Desk A US Muslim-led fundraising project to help repair a Jewish cemetery that was vandalised has raised almost three times its $20,000 (£16,000) target. The...

Iran Ready to Give U.S. ‘Slap in the Face’: Commander

DUBAI : The United States should expect a “strong slap in the face” if it underestimates Iran’s defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite...

Germany’s Bavaria to ban full-face veil

Monitoring Desk The German state of Bavaria has announced plans to ban the full-face veil in government workplaces, schools, universities and while driving....

China plays key role in maintaining multilateral world order

Beijing: The world should maintain the current international order and system which was established after the World War II, said People’s Daily in a commentary...

Syria war: Arab-Kurdish fighters enter IS-held Deir al-Zour province

Monitoring Desk A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab rebels has advanced into territory held by so-called Islamic State (IS) in Deir al-Zour province, eastern Syria....

Mosul offensive: Iraqi army resumes advance on IS bastion

Iraqi government forces have resumed their push towards western Mosul, the last major stronghold of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. Artillery fire could be heard...

Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia recalls envoy from North Korea

Malaysia has stepped up diplomatic measures against North Korea in an escalating row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim...