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Historic women’s WWE match held in Saudi Arabia...

( Saudi Arabia )

Riyadh:The loaded card for Riyadh Season was not the only treat in store for attendees. It also marked the first women’s WWE match in Saudi Arabia, setting a precedent for fans in King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh as they cheered raucously for Natalya and Lacey Evans. “This is my second time in Saudi Arabia and I’m so excited,” Natalya told Arab News before the match, which she won. Her first trip was to Jeddah a few months ago. “We’ve been really busy since we landed. We went...

Current situation in Kashmir not sustainable:Angela Merkel...

( German )

Berlin:German Chancellor Angela Merkel on November 1 expressed concern for the people of Kashmir and said that the lockdown of the region cannot be supported for long. The German leader’s comments came hours after India and Germany agreed to work on bilateral and multilateral platforms to counter terrorism and extremism. “The situation now for the people (in Kashmir) is not good and not sustainable. This has to be improved for sure,” said Ms. Merkel to a group of German journalists...

Top cleric Aytollah Sistani warns of civil war outbreak in I...

( Iraq )

Baghdad:Iraq’s top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Syed Ali al-Sistani urged the end of bloodshed in the Arab country, warning of a civil war and chaos after dozens of deaths during the recent wave of protest rallies across Iraq. In a statement Issued on Friday, Grand Ayatollah Syed Ali Al-Sistani expressed regret over the continued clashes between demonstrators and security forces, which have resulted in the deaths and injuries of many people from both sides and damages to public and private properties. “The...

Pakistan PM brings Kashmir Cause at UN, predicts ‘bloo...

( Pakistan )

Geneva: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan warned on Friday there would be a bloodbath when India lifts its curfew in Kashmir and that any all-out conflict between the two nuclear-armed nations would reverberate far beyond their borders. Khan made the remarks in an impassioned speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly after India last month removed the decades-old autonomy in the part of Kashmir controlled by Pakistan. “If this goes wrong, you hope for the best but be prepared for...

Khashoggi`s Murder Happened Under My Watch:Bin Salman...

( Saudi Arab )

Riyadh/Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has broken his silence in the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, saying he bears responsibility “because it happened under my watch.” The CIA has concluded that the kingdom’s de facto ruler ordered his operatives to kill the 59-year-old Washington Post columnist in October 2018 inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where he was strangled and mutilated. Saudi Arabia has insisted that bin Salman had no role in the slaughter of the royal insider-turned-outspoken...

Turkish President Erdogan urges caution over blaming Iran fo...

( Turkey )

Istanbul:Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged caution over blaming Islamic Repubic of Iran for the September 14 attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities. The United States, some European Union member states and Saudi Arabia have blamed the attack on Iran, instead of Yemen’s Houthi rebels who have claimed responsibility. Islamic Republic of Iran distanced itself from the incident but said it was ready for a “full-fledged” war. Turkish President Erdogan told...

“Status of Christianity in Islam” Round-table Conference...

( Iran )

Tehran:Astan Quds Razavi’s Foreign Pilgrims’ Affairs Office has held a specialized round-table conference under the title “The Status of Christianity in Islam” for Swiss tourists at the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in the holy city of Mashhad in Iran. Speaking at the meeting, Hojatu Islam Javad Raqavi, the deputy for research at Al-Mustafa International University, referred to the position of Jesus Christ (pbuh) and his image in the Holy Quran, saying that “The religion Jesus Christ...

Pakistan PM Imran Khan calls for effective measures to addre...

( Pakistan )

New York: Prime Minister Imran Khan called  for effective measures to counter hate speech and Islamophobia, stressing upon the importance of addressing both the drivers and consequences of these phenomena. The PM was expressing his views during a high-level, roundtable discussion on ‘Countering Hate Speech’ co-hosted by Pakistan and Turkey, PM office media wing in a press release said. Noting the growing incidents of discrimination and violence based on religion and belief, the prime minister...

Earthquake hits Mirpur PAK :Death toll rises to 19, over 300...

( Pakistan Administered Kashmir )

Muzaffarabad:Nineteen people died and over 300 were injured after an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan-Administered-Kashmir’s Mirpur on Tuesday at 4:32 pm. The epicentre of the earthquake was 140 kilometres from Srinagar at the depth of 10 kilometres, the United States Geological Survey reported. According to co-ordinates released by the US agency, the epicentre of the earthquake was located near the New Mirpur city in Pakistan-Administered Kashmir. Tremors of the...

Pakistan PM Imran Khan will Make ‘Policy StatementR...

( Pakistan )

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan is going to make a “policy statement” on Kashmir on Friday during his public address at the PoK’s capital Muzaffarabad. Announcing this during his weekly media briefing here on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan is ready for any third-party mediation to resolve the Kashmir dispute and asserted that the legality of the matter is based on international law. “Mediation offers (on Kashmir) are there but India...