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20 civilians kidnapped in Afghanistan

Kabul : At least 20 civilians were kidnapped after unidentified armed men intercepted buses on a highway in Afghanistan's Zabul province.

"The incident took place in Shahjoy district after the armed men stopped three passenger buses and abducted 20 people," a security source told Xinhua news agency.

The majority of the abductees were from the Hazara ethnic minority, the source said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the incident yet.

Amid furore, Trump disowns Muslim database idea

Washington : As his call to create a database to track Muslims in America created a political furore, Donald Trump said the idea was not his, while presidential rival Ben Carson suggested a database for all immigrants.

As Republicans and Democrats rivals alike blasted the database proposal as "abhorrent" and "shocking," the real estate mogul said the notion that he would implement a database as a way to follow Muslims was not his.

Bangladesh SC upholds death sentence of two wartime criminals

Dhaka: Bangladesh's Supreme court on Wednesday upheld its previous verdict on the death sentence of two war-crime convicts Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury.

The court rejected the pleas of Mujahid, secretary general of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party, and Chowdhury, leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), to review death sentences for crimes against humanity during the country's war of independence in 1971, reported.

A bench of Chief Justice S.K. Sinha heard Mujahid's plea on Tuesday and Chowdhury's on Wednesday.

Protests by Indian Americans in four US cities over rising ‘Hindu nationalist fanaticism in India’

By TCN News,

Boston (USA): Alliance for Justice and Accountability (AJA), an umbrella coalition of progressive organizations across the United States, held a series of protests in four cities of US, over wide range of issues whom the coalition terms as stemming out from rising fanaticism of the Hindu nationalist movement associated with Prime Minister Modi and the ruling dispensation in India.

From the diary of an anonymous Muslim

By Anonymous,

It is the time of hate. Everyone around is outraged by the inexplicable evil of the other. How could they walk in and gun down people? How could they invade and turn entire countries into rubble and blood for freedom and democracy? The “eastern unreasonable God” and the “western racist super states” dance on airwaves, news papers, coffee shops… I tremble in fear before both.

A girls’ orphanage in Hyderabad giving new hopes, and a new home for orphans and destitutes

US based IMRC runs the Challenger Girls' Orphanage at Hyderabad suburb in collaboration with its local partner Sahayata Trust that has given new rays of hopes to 27 girls.

By M.R. Karim,,

Muslim Peace Coalition condemns Paris attacks, reiterates need for comprehensive strategy to combat terrorism

By TCN News

The Muslim Peace Coalition joined a host of global organisations in unequivocally condemning the terrorist attacks in Paris that killed more than 120 people

The coalition once again reiterated the need for a comprehensive strategy to combat the cycle of hate-war and terrorism.

इस शुक्रवार को पेरिस ही नहीं, लेबनान में भी गयीं मासूम जानें Staff Reporter,

नई दिल्ली: आज जब समूची दुनिया पेरिस में ISIS का निशाना बने 150 मासूम लोगों की मौत पर दुखी हो रही है, तो ये बहुत कम लोगों को पता है कि पेरिस सरीखे बड़े हादसे को ISIS ने लेबनान की राजधानी बेरुत में भी अंजाम दिया है.

Saudi woman receives award for promotion of Urdu

By Mohammed Shafeeq

Hyderabad: Sameera Aziz, a media personality and writer, has become the first woman from Saudi Arabia to be recognised for her work for the promotion of Urdu language.

She has been bestowed with the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad special award by the Telangana government in recognition of her work to promote the language in Saudi Arabia.

The 35-year-old received the award on November 11, the birth anniversary of India's first education minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, which is celebrated as Minorities' Welfare Day by the state.

Taliban confirms clash with IS in South Afghanistan

Kabul,: Taliban militants confirmed the clash with the Islamic State (IS) in the southern Zabul province and suffering casualties, a statement of the armed outfit sent to media on Wednesday said.

"Since Mansoor Dadullah joined Daesh group in Zabul province recently and began disturbing the routine life of people there, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (name of ousted Taliban regime) launched operations against Dadullah couple of days ago and has brought the situation under control," Xinhua quoted the statement as saying.