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41 held on terror charges in UAE

Dubai: The UAE has charged 41 men of various nationalities with setting up a "terrorist organisation" to destabilize the country, a media report said on Sunday.

Citing local daily Gulf News, Xinhua said the 41 people were charged with setting up and running a terrorist organisation named "Shabab Al-Manarah" (Arabic for the Minaret Youths) in the United Arab Emirates.

NRI voting rights: Expatriates’ organisations to exert pressure on authorities

By Shafeeq Hudavi,,

Kozhikode: Upholding the demand to materialise the voting rights of NRIs in the upcoming elections in the local self governing bodies the expatriates’ organisations are all set take various measures.

300 Muslim Brotherhood loyalists jailed in Egypt

Cairo : An Egyptian court sentenced 300 loyalists of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood group of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for three to 10 years in prison over violence charges.

A criminal court on Saturday sentenced 31 people to 10 years and 269 to three years after being convicted of committing acts of violence, possessing weapons and belonging to the brotherhood group, Xinhua reported.

Three family members of bin Laden killed in UK plane crash

London : Three family members of former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden were killed when a private jet crashed in Britain's Hampshire county, a media report said on Saturday.

The victims included Laden's stepmother Rajaa Hashim and sister Sana, reported The Telegraph citing sources. Laden's brother-in-law Zuhair Hashim is also believed to be among the dead. The pilot, who was reported to be Jordanian, was also killed.

Taliban releases audio of new leader

Kabul : The Afghan Taliban on Saturday released an audio tape of Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who was elected the new leader of the insurgent group earlier this week.

The half an hour audio was sent to local media by Zabiullah Mujahid, a purported Taliban spokesman, who said the statement was delivered by Mansoor during an allegiance meeting held on Thursday, reported Xinhua news agency.

In his first statement, the new Taliban leader called for unity among Taliban members while urging his fighters to continue Jihad or holy war to re-establish Taliban's Islamic Emirate.

India, Bangladesh enclave residents get freedom after 68 years

Dhaka : On Saturday, when the clock struck 12.00 a.m., around 52,000 inhabitants of 162 enclaves in Bangladesh and India got the taste of freedom for the first time in 68 years, officially becoming citizens of either of the two countries.

It was also the moment when the tiny pockets of land -- or enclaves -- in each other's territories got merged with their respective countries, bringing an end to one of the most complicated and confusing border disputes in the world, the DailyStar reported.

JMIAA Riyadh holds discussion for all-round development of Jamiaites

By TCN News,

Riyadh: The Riyadh chapter of Jamia Millia Islamia Alumni Association held a panel discussion on the approach of Jamia’s founders towards the all-round development of Jamiaites.

“In the process of the transformation of Jamia from a humble beginning to a leading Central University (playing multifaceted roles, and also having the uniqueness of having schools under its wings), have we compromised with the focus on values and all-round development envisaged by Jamia’s founding fathers?” a statement said here.

EU starts implementing Iran nuclear agreement

Brussels : The European Council said here on Friday that it has adopted the first legal acts implementing the latest Iran nuclear deal, which would allow for certain relief in sanctions against Iran.

This resolution provides for certain derogations from restrictions currently in place so as to allow the shipment of certain nuclear-related equipment out of Iran.

Moderate earthquake rocks Pakistan

Islamabad : An earthquake of moderate intensity rocked parts of Pakistan's southern Sindh province on Friday afternoon, the Met office said.

The earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, jolted Jacobabad and Sukkur districts and its adjoining areas, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Met office said the epicentre of the quake was determined at a focal depth of 122 km in Jacobabad district of the province.

The earthquake created panic among the people, but no loss of life was reported, according to the initial reports.

Palestinian toddler killed in West Bank attack

Jerusalem: A Palestinian toddler was killed and three of his family members injured in an arson attack on their home on Friday in Israel's West Bank, where a sizeable Palestinian population resides.

At about 4 a.m., two masked men reached the Palestinian village of Duma, broke the windows of two houses and hurled Molotov cocktails inside, The Jerusalem Post reported, citing Israeli police.

Both houses caught fire. One building was empty at the time but the second had a family inside, and the flames spread killing the 18-month toddler.