Anti-Ahmaddiya xenophobia in Kashmir (The Nation (Pakistan))

Hurriyat Conference Chairman and Muttahda Majlis-e-Amal Ameer Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday, October 9 warned Kashmiris to beware of the expansionist plan of the Ahmadis in Kashmir and foil their nefarious designs. He was delivering the Friday khutba at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid where he said that Ahmadis won’t be allowed to spread tentacles in Kashmir. What…

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Remembering the life of jazz icon Dizzy Gillespie (DuskNews)

ERIC RISBERG/AP Dizzy Gillespie would have been 98 years old today. His puffed out cheeks and bent trumpet were staples of his his jazz career. His trumpet was bent, his on-stage antics were quirky and unpredictable, but Dizzy Gillespie’s impact on jazz was straight-laced and undeniable. One of the fathers of the bebop movement, Gillespie grew…

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Israel made Palestinian lives unbearable, Abbas says (The Times of Israel)

The Times of Israel is liveblogging Tuesday’s events as they unfold. Blog is now live Auto-refresh: 19:49 Abbas: Israel ‘made Palestinian lives unbearable’ PA President Mahmoud Abbas says that the ongoing Israeli occupation of the West Bank has made the lives of the Palestinian people unbearable, Israel Radio reports. Speaking at a press conference with the…

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In the Shadows of the Nobel Prize – Impunity Still a Threat to Tunisia's Transition [press release] (allAfrica.com)

The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia highlights the crucial role of Tunisia’s civil society in the country’s transition from decades of dictatorship. The prize is a huge boost to social forces which have been the spark and the engine of Tunisia’s revolution and the ongoing struggle for freedom and dignity.…

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Honored by the Nobel Peace Prize (The Nation (Pakistan))

Last year, Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai and India’s, Kailash Satyarthi were honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for their work as advocates and providers of education for the poor, especially girls. Behind the award was the thinking that if children and youth are educated, they have a stake in society and won’t drift easily into extremism or…

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