In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

All International

Feb24

Muslims and other minorities ‘unsafe’ in India

Hindu extremists have been stoking anti Muslim and minority sentiment after a deadly terror attack in Indian controlled Kashmir. By: Rasia Hashmi Source: The Siasat Daily Srinagar: President of Kashmir’s National Conference (NC) party, Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that Muslims and other minorities are not at all safe in India. In his estimation, the situation of the country is not conducive from any angle. There is fear among the minority community. In an interview to National Herald Farooq Abdullah said, “Yes, I believe this kind of situation is being engineered. There is no doubt about it. BJP wants to win the election by hook or by crook and they are making all efforts,...

Read More
Feb23

US: 400 ‘peacekeepers’ to remain in Syria

By: RFE/RL Source: RFE/RL The White House has clarified its plans for U.S. forces in Syria, now saying it will leave 400 troops in the war-torn country a day after saying the number of “peacekeepers” would be 200. A White House official on February 22 confirmed the revised number and said they will be based as part of the Tanf garrison in northeastern Syria. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on February 21 had said that a “peacekeeping” group of about 200 troops would remain in Syria for a “period of time.” There was no immediate explanation for the revised figure of troops. The U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) hailed the U.S. decision to keep...

Read More
Feb21

Pakistan: 26 killed in flash floods

By: RFE/RL Source: RFE/RL Flash floods and heavy winter rains have killed at least 26 people in Pakistan’s southwest and central regions, officials said on February 21. The National Disaster Management Authority said 14 people were killed and 200 families were affected by flash floods that submerged villages near the southwestern town of Lasbella. In central Pakistan, nine people were killed in three separate incidents of roofs collapsing during heavy rains, four of them in the city of Multan. Emergency teams are working to rescue people from flooded parts of Lasbella in Baluchistan Province, said Imran Zarqoon, a spokesman for the provincial disaster authority. Heavy seasonal rains...

Read More