Pakistan: Student Sabika Sheikh killed in Texas school shooting

Islamabad, Pakistan – Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old Pakistani student on a foreign exchange programme in the United States, was among those killed in the Sante Fe school shooting, her family and the programme have confirmed. Sheikh was among at least 10 schoolchildren killed when a gunman opened fire at the Sante Fe High School, about…

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Tommy Suharto: Indonesians ‘longing’ for a return to Suharto rule

The Suharto political dynasty is being revived in Indonesia. Twenty years after the fall of the country’s notorious former President Mohamed Suharto, his youngest son is leading a new political party into next year’s elections. Hutomo Mandala Putra, or “Tommy Suharto”, as he is commonly known, has been touring several Indonesian regions, even travelling to…

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Erdogan calls on Muslim countries to unite and confront Israel

Istanbul, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Muslim leaders to unite and confront Israel, days after scores of Palestinians were killed by Israeli snipers as they marked 70 years of Israeli occupation. Speaking at an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday, Erdogan said Israel should be…

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