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Mar16

122 students honored at HAA Muslim Achievement Awards

Year 12 Muslim Achievement Award recipients group photo 2019 Sydney By: Human Appeal Australia Source: MuslimVillage Human Appeal Australia hosted its 12th Annual Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards in Sydney recognising more than 122 high achievers at the Sydney event held on Sunday 10 March 2019 in Bankstown. In a week of similar events in other cities in Australia including Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne, Human Appeal Australia (HAA) is awarding more than 280 high achievers for their excellence at Year 12 exams during the year 2018. In Sydney, 122 amazing students were acknowledged for achieving an ATAR score or equivalent of 90% or more in 2018. Students were invited with their...

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Mar12

Doha: US-Taliban peace talks end without agreement

By: RFE/RL Source: RFE/RL The longest round of peace talks between the United States and the Taliban has ended with “real strides” being made but without an agreement on troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said on March 12. “The conditions for peace have improved. It’s clear all sides want to end the war. Despite ups and downs, we kept things on track and made real strides,” Khalilzad said on Twitter, adding that another round is possible later this month after the 16 days of negotiations in Qatar’s capital, Doha. But Khalilzad said “there is no final agreement until everything is agreed.” U.S. and Taliban negotiators...

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Mar10

Iran urges Pakistan to act after border attack

By: RFE/RL Source: RFE/RL Iranian President Hassan Rohani has called for what he called “decisive” action by Pakistan in the wake of a deadly suicide attack in a border area. During a telephone call on March 9, Rohani told Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan that inaction by Islamabad could jeopardize relations between the countries, Iran’s state news agency IRNA reported. Twenty-seven members of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) were killed in in a suicide car bombing near the border with Pakistan on February 13. The Sunni Muslim extremist group Jaish al-Adl claimed responsibility for the attack in southeastern Iran. The group claims it is seeking...

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