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  • Ailing Pakistan gets $3 billion bailout from Qatar

    06/24/2019 9:38:16 PM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    Live Mint ^ | 24 June 2019 | PTI
    Islamabad/Doha: Cash-strapped Pakistan on Monday secured a bailout package of $3 billionThe Gulf state is the fourth nation that has come forward to rescue Pakistan from default during past 11 months as the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan tries to overcome a ballooning balance-of-payments crisis.Earlier, China gave $4.6 billion in shape of deposits and commercial loans and Saudi Arabia provided $3 billion cash deposit and $3.2 billion oil facility on deferred payments. The United Arab Emirates also provided $2 billion cash deposit."The Qatari-Pakistani economic partnership will amount to $9 billion. Qatar affirms its aspiration for further development in the...
  • Pakistani outrage bubbles as detergent ad promotes women’s rights (proctor-gamble)

    06/25/2019 5:41:30 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 6-24-19 | AFP
    ISLAMABAD: An international detergent brand has come under fire for an advertisement questioning gender stereotypes in the conservative patriarchal country, with critics denouncing the company for allegedly insulting Islam. The commercial for Ariel soap, owned by US-based Proctor & Gamble, calls for women to break free of conservative norms and pursue careers. In the ad, several women representing different professions - including a journalist and doctor - are seen pushing dirty sheets hanging on a clothesline off the screen. The sheets are printed with common refrains used to reinforce the oppression of women in Pakistan, including the question “What will...
  • Government Accidentally Turns On Cat Filter During Facebook Live (Pakistan)

    06/17/2019 12:12:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    Unilad UK ^ | 17 Jun 2019 | Emily Brown On
    Members of Pakistan’s government were accidentally turned into big-eyed, pink-eared kitties during a meeting recently when someone switched on the cat filter during Facebook Live. All it takes to add a filter these days is the quick swipe of a screen and while many social media users utilise the effects to help them transform into adorable animals, it’s not really a good look when it comes to official business. The provincial government of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were conducting a press briefing, held by KP’s Information Minister Shoukat Yousafza, at the time, and to ensure all interested parties could witness the...
  • Wajahat Ali (NYT) Deletes Dan Crenshaw, 9/11 Victims Fund Tweet

    06/12/2019 2:37:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    Wajahat Ali Twitter ^ | 06 12 2019 | yesthatjallen
    Wajahat Ali Tweet: "I deleted this b/c Dan Crenshaw supported the Fund in May after being a holdout. Apologies to him for the tweet. I have no problem admitting it & correcting the record with facts. For those trying to "own" me, especially as you still promote "alternative facts," enjoy Tuesday."Wajahat Ali Deleted Tweet Original Tweet:
  • In a first, India votes in favour of Israel at UN against Palestine human rights body

    06/11/2019 4:18:53 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    the print.in ^ | 11 june 2019 | Nayanima Basu
    In an unprecedented move last week, India voted in support of Israel at the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to deny observer status to a Palestinian human rights organisation named ‘Shahed’. This is the first time India has taken a step back from its decades-old position on the two-state theory under which New Delhi sees both Israel and Palestine as separate and independent countries, seeking to bring peace in West Asia.The vote, which took place on 6 June at the UN, saw countries such as US, France, Germany, India, Japan, UK, South Korea and Canada polling in favour of...
  • Slavery in 21st century California? Yes

    06/09/2019 7:39:45 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    CALmatters ^ | June 9, 2019 | Dan Walters
    Some years ago, I was flying from Orange County to Sacramento and happened to sit next to a woman who was headed to a meeting in the capital on human trafficking. She told me that she had escaped from an abusive marriage to a wealthy man in Pakistan and since coming to California had devoted herself to helping slaves escape from their masters, running a kind of underground railroad. Slavery in 21st century California?
  • Iran buying illegal tech for weapons of mass destruction, German intel finds

    06/04/2019 12:51:46 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 10 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | June 4, 2019, p. 1 | Benjamin Weinthal
    The Islamic Republic of Iran is involved in the illicit procurement of technology for weapons of mass destruction, the German intelligence agency for the northern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern wrote in its May report. In the 206-page report, that was reviewed by The Jerusalem Post, the intelligence agents wrote: “The fight against the illegal proliferation of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons of mass destruction and the materials needed for their manufacture, as well as the corresponding delivery systems [e.g. rockets], including the necessary knowledge, in cooperation with other authorities, is also the responsibility of counterintelligence.” The intelligence report continued, “From these...
  • Microsoft shares Windows 10 telemetry data with third parties (aka. FireEye security)

    11/24/2016 8:56:24 AM PST · by dayglored · 20 replies
    Beta News ^ | Nov 24, 2016 | Wayne Williams
    It’s no secret that Windows 10 records all sorts of usage information, some of which it feeds back to Microsoft. To help with the smooth running of Windows 10, and to get an idea of how users interact with the operating system, Microsoft collects telemetry data, which includes information on the device Windows 10 is running on, a list of installed apps, crash dumps, and more. Telemetry data recorded by Windows 10 is, in a nutshell, just technical information about the device the OS is on, and how Windows and any installed software is performing, but it can occasionally include...
  • She Thought She’d Married a Rich Chinese Farmer. She Hadn’t.

    05/28/2019 2:00:04 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/27/2019 | Salman Masood
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Rabia Kanwal’s parents were sure her marriage to a wealthy Chinese Muslim she had just met would give her a comfortable future, far from the hardships of their lives in Pakistan. But she had a premonition. “I was not excited,” said Ms. Kanwal, 22, who lives in a poor neighborhood in the city of Gujranwala, in the eastern province of Punjab. “I felt something bad was going to happen.” Arranged marriages are common in Pakistan, but this one was unusual. The groom, who said he was a rich poultry farmer, met Ms. Kanwal’s family during a monthslong...
  • Outgunned By Pak F-16s, IAF Plans To Re-Arm Its Sukhois With Israeli Missiles

    05/28/2019 7:36:48 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    NDTV ^ | May 28, 2019 | Vishnu Som
    I-Derby-ER missile will replace Russian R-77 in the Indian Air Force fleet. NEW DELHI: In two years from now, the Indian Air Force's frontline Sukhoi-30 fighters may be re-armed with Israeli Derby air-to-air missiles after the jet's Russian-made R-77 missiles were found wanting in air combat operations over the Line of Control on February 27 this year. Sources in the Indian Air Force told NDTV, "We already have the missile as part of the SPYDER (Surface-to-Air Missile) system. Integration (with the IAF's Su-30s) is the next step.'' Retaliating to the IAF strike on the Jaish-e-Mohammed training facility in Balakot on...
  • Modi promises inclusive India after stunning election win (Trump harbinger)

    05/23/2019 6:21:00 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/22/19 | Alasdair Pal, Mayank Bhardwaj 7 MIN READ
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to unite the country on Thursday after a big election win, with his party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security. Official data from the Election Commission showed Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead in 300 of the 542 seats being contested, up from the 282 it won in 2014 and more than the 272 seats needed for a majority in the lower house of parliament. That would give it the first back-to-back majority for a single party since 1984. “Together...
  • 'Rogue doctor' gives over 400 children HIV after using a contaminated needle in Pakistan

    05/16/2019 5:23:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Dailt Mail ^ | 05/16/2019 | George Martin
    Officials have accused a doctor of causing the epidemic after repeatedly using a single contaminated syringe. Dr Muzaffar Ghangharo, who officials said is himself living with HIV, has been in police custody since the outbreak began in April but denies the allegations. 'We are working on war footing to examine the suspects as well as those wishing to get themselves tested after a large number of cases were reported from Larkana and other districts,' Dr Memon said. Anger and fear continue to swell in the desperately poor village hit hard by the epidemic, which authorities say could also be linked...
  • Mother of eternity[charismatic]

    05/12/2019 7:08:51 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My absoluteness extends into forever as Loving kindness and so My Faithfullness equates The sum of My Love for you for I AM ever with you being in and through all things . . . Therefore there is No need of reaching out but merely and graciously just a laying down before Me (Jesus) All your cares and woes for I AM ever listening and caring for you even when it seems I AM distant to your needs, your cries and your joys for Truly I KNOW your beginning for I AM YOUR COMPLETENESS and Final Joy Eternally waiting for...
  • Sacked From Job, Pakistani Man Killed 26-Year-old Indian-origin Boss in London

    05/12/2019 1:50:35 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 29 replies
    News18.com ^ | Sunday, May 12, 2019 | PTI
    London: A 26-year-old Pakistani national in the UK has been charged with murder in connection with the killing of an Indian-origin man who was stabbed to death in a supermarket parking area. Nadeem Uddin Hameed Mohammed, 24, was formally identified by Thames Valley Police as the victim of the attack in Slough, near London, on Friday, when Aqib Pervaiz was produced before Reading Crown Court charged with his murder. Nadeem, from Hyderabad, was living in south-west London with his parents and seven-month pregnant wife. The family is being supported by specially-trained officers from the police force. "Aqib Pervaiz, aged 26,...
  • Islamic Terrorists Hit Pakistan Hotel to Target China

    05/12/2019 8:40:16 AM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAY 12, 2019 9:00 AM | DANIEL GREENFIELD
    Islamic Terrorists Hit Pakistan Hotel to Target China There’s been a pattern of Islamic terrorists in the region targeting hotels. Here’s the latest attack. Pakistan. Heavily armed gunmen attacked a luxury hotel in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, in an assault in which a Pakistani separatist group claimed to be targeting Chinese interests and warned of further violence. “After more than 10 hours of continuous battle and achieving all their targets the BLA fighters have used their last bullets on them and have left this world,” said a Twitter post by what claims to be the official account of the separatist...
  • "I Don't Know Why They Attacked Our Village": Persecution of Christians,

    05/12/2019 8:45:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 12, 2019 at 5:00 am | Raymond Ibrahim
    "I Don't Know Why They Attacked Our Village": Persecution of Christians, February 2019 by During just the first two weeks of February, "[a]t least 10 incidents of vandalism and desecration of Catholic churches have been reported in France." — Catholicherald.co.uk, February 15, 2019; France. "The attack was so terrible that Haroon's kidney was cut into two pieces" from the stabbings....After he was rushed to hospital, "doctors were forced to remove his kidney." As is common in such cases, police and local authorities tried to pressure the family not to press charges against the Muslim youths.... — Persecution.org; International Christian Concern;...
  • Shooting in Pakistan hotel

    05/11/2019 11:31:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/19
    Three shooters stormed the Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar, Pakistan, officials said. At least one person was killed...
  • 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack: US national pleads guilty to charges of providing support to LeT

    05/09/2019 7:02:35 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    DNA ^ | Thursday, May 9, 2019 | PTI
    A US national Wednesday pleaded guilty to the charges of helping and supporting Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba involved in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Michael Kyle Sewell, 18, who was arrested in February, admitted to encouraging an individual, identified in court documents only as coconspirator 1, to join Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). He now faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to USD 250,000. The sentencing is scheduled for August 12. According to the guilty plea, Sewell provided the coconspirator, who he spoke to on social media, with contact information for an individual he believed could...
  • Asia Bibi Finally Leaves Pakistan a Free Woman

    05/08/2019 7:24:10 AM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 10 replies
    CBN News ^ | 05-08-2019 | Emily Jones
    Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who was held on death row for eight years in Pakistan, is a free woman. Her lawyer, Saif-ul Malook said the mother of five is finally reunited with her daughters in Canada. Wilson Chowdhry of the British Pakistani Christian Association told The Associated Press that he received a text message from a British diplomat saying Asia "is out." Officials at Pakistan's interior and foreign ministries also confirmed her departure from the country on condition of anonymity. The US State Departments applauded her release and issued a statement rejecting Islamic blasphemy laws.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 5/7-Wednesday 5/8/2019

    05/08/2019 2:35:39 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/7/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have agreed to meet again next week.... Pompeo met with top Iraqi officials amidst a US warning based on Israeli intelligence reports, citing an Iranian threat to US interests..... Iran made official Wednesday what it was already reported to doing in recent days. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani informed Russia, China and other nations still involved in the 2015 JCPOA nuclear agreement (France, Germany United Kingdom) that Iran is pulling out... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacting Wednesday saying: "Israel won't let Iran get nuclear weapons".... The Syrian Army...