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Berlin mourns activist Asma Jahangir
Feb14

Berlin mourns activist Asma Jahangir

Germany paid tribute to Pakistani human rights activist and campaigner Asma Jahangir, who died in Lahore on 11 February 2018. Federal Government Human Rights Commissioner Bärbel Kofler said in a statement 12 February: “We mourn the loss of Asma Jahangir. The lawyer born in 1952 was Pakistan’s most prominent human rights activist. Since the 1980s, she had worked tirelessly to promote democracy and human rights in her country,...

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Bello Lawal Danbatta named new IFSB head
Jan30

Bello Lawal Danbatta named new IFSB head

Dr Bello Lawal Danbatta is the new secretary-general of Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), a regulatory and supervisory global body for this growing sector of alternative finance in Europe and elsewhere. The appointment of Dr Danbatta was approved by the IFSB council at its 31st meeting on 11 December 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and was announced on 26 January 2018. He assumed his office on 29 January. Malaysia is a major...

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Some guys just wanna have nuclear fun
Jul22

Some guys just wanna have nuclear fun

The return of Iran (did we miss it or did Iran?) to the international arena, wherever that is, and worse still Iran’s vindication of sorts in a cunningly crafted nuclear deal has sent some people aflutter. A bit like minarets and tall structures in the unlikeliest of places, everyone in the Middle East now wants to have a nuclear reactor — to start with, that is. It’s something to do with a perceived threat. As...

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