Pakistan Clerics Issue Fatwa Against Suicide Bombings

Pakistan Clerics Issue Fatwa Against Suicide Bombings


More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, in a book unveiled by the government on Tuesday.

For years, the South Asian nation has been plagued by violence by Islamist militants, who often use suicide bombers and preach that their struggle is a holy war to impose Islamic rule.

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Investment needed now in light rail network, local officials say

Investment needed now in light rail network, local officials sayPhoto: Rodneyghewy via Wikimedia Commons

Transport companies and officials from the four big cities of Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam and The Hague are urging the government to find new forms of finance for an extensive light rail network, or fast metro system, within the central urban belt.

The campaigners say a light rail network is crucial to

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Dutch trawlers may face pulse fishing ban as EU parliament says no

Dutch trawlers may face pulse fishing ban as EU parliament says noA pulse fishing net. Photo: Ecomare/Pam Lindeboom via Wikimedia Commons

The European parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of a ban on pulse fishing, a decision which it will use in negotiations with the European Commission and which will have a major impact on the Dutch fishing industry, if implemented.

Opponents of the system say it is a cruel and

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Mitt Romney stays mum on Senate run

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Authors: Subcontinent Times

Updated: Jan 17, 2018 11:40 IST

Washington D.C. [U.S.A], January 17 (ANI): Former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has dodged questions about whether he was planning to jump into the race for U.S. Senate.

According to Washington Post, Romney, after giving a

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