Gunmen killed 26 people

Gunmen killed 26 people in hotel in Somalia

At least 26 people were killed in a massive shooting in a night hotel of Somalia.

Dead included a presidential candidate for the August regional elections, Jubbaland state, and  Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians people.

Al Qaeda-linked Islamist group al Shabaab, which is trying to topple Somalia’s weak UN-backed government, claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

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Four people killed in collapse between Indian political parties.

In the West Bengal state of India workers of two main parties collapsed which resulted in 4 killings and at least 18 injured.

workers from the ruling right-wing party and rival party opened fire on one another which resulted in killings.

BJP the ruling party of Narendra Modi has recently won the election once again and came into power.

Local minister Jyotipriyo Mullick who belongs to the Trinamool party said one of their supporters was “hacked and shot dead by BJP workers”.

“When he was on his way to attend a party meeting, he was hacked at first.

When he managed to free himself, he was shot dead,” Mullick told reporters in Sandeshkhali.

Imran Khan

Imran Khan has called upon OIC to protect Muslims.

Makah during the conference of an international organization of Muslims Imran Khan delivered a speech and ask the OIC to protect the Muslims around the world.

Imran Khan said there was no solution to the Palestine issue except the two-state solution with Al Quds as the capital of the Palestinian state as well as the return of the Golan Heights

He said acts of blasphemy against the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) emanating from the Western countries were both willful as well as out of ignorance.

He regretted that the OIC did not respond effectively to the incidents of blasphemy in the West and urged the OIC member states to educate the West on the importance of religion among Muslims as well as their love and affection for the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him).

United States

United States will end preferential trade treatment for India from Wednesday

US President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will end preferential trade treatment for India from Wednesday.

India is the single largest receiver of the decades-old US widespread System of a Preferences program, allowing the country to sell abroad $5.7 billion worth of duty-free supplies in 2017, according to statistics from US Congress.

Trump said I have determined that India has not assured the United States that India will provide equitable and reasonable access to its markets.

 

Apple's wireless iPhone 7 headphones reportedly use custom 'Bluetooth-like' technology

Apple’s wireless iPhone 7 headphones reportedly use custom ‘Bluetooth-like’ technology

Apple’s wireless iPhone 7 headphones reportedly use custom ‘Bluetooth-like’ technology

KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo dropped a ton of iPhone 7 information over the weekend, and he’s back with a new nugget on the eve of Apple’s big event. It’s well established by now that the iPhone 7 won’t feature a headphone jack, and while Kuo believes the new phone will be packaged with EarPods that use a Lightning connector, he says Apple is also working on its own wireless technology that will be used for a higher-end set of headphones.

“We believe Apple will position Beats in the midrange market once it launches Apple’s own-brand Bluetooth headphones, in order to maximize profit with a dual-brand strategy,” Kuo says in a note reported on by MacRumors, 9to5Mac, and AppleInsider. “We also believe Apple will have its own-designed Bluetooth-like communication chip, given its higher requirements for power-saving, communication specs, and potential rapid growth of Bluetooth headphone shipments.”

Apple’s wireless headphones may be called AirPods, if trademark filings are to be believed. Kuo says Apple may also want to apply its wireless chip to smart home and automobile products.

The company will kick off its San Francisco event tomorrow, September 7th at 1PM ET — we’ll be there to bring you live coverage.

Source -   Verge

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Germany: Ahmadiyya World Head Says Media Should Promote Peace in the World

Germany: Ahmadiyya World Head Says Media Should Promote Peace in the World

During his Friday Sermon, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad mentioned that this year was the 125th anniversary since the first Jalsa Salana took place in the small Indian town of Qadian in which just a few dozen people participated.

As the 41st Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Germany began earlier on Friday, 2nd September, 2016 with a Friday Sermon delivered by the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad Khalifa Masih V, enjoined media practitioners across the globe to promote peace.

Urging the media to promote peace Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said “the media should play its role in establishing peace in the world by being fair and just in it’s reporting. For example, here in Germany today many thousands of people have joined together in order to promote peace, yet the media will not give it anywhere near as much coverage as it would to reports of terrorism or extremism.”

Prior to the Friday Sermon, His Holiness raised the Flag of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (Liwa-e-Ahmadiyyat) to officially inaugurate the event, whilst the German National Flag was also raised.

During his Friday Sermon, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad mentioned that this year was the 125th anniversary since the first Jalsa Salana took place in the small Indian town of Qadian in which just a few dozen people participated.

His Holiness also outlined the true objectives of the Jalsa Salana as laid down by the Founder of the Jama’at “the purpose of our Annual Convention is to rejuvenate and increase the faith of Ahmadi Muslims and to bring about a spiritual and moral reformation in their lives. Further, it’s purpose is to spread the truth peaceful teachings of Islam and to increase in brotherhood and love for mankind,” said Huzur.

He added that “it is a source of deep regret if a person considers this Jalsa Salana to be a worldly festival rather than coming here with pious intentions. Therefore, we should set aside all forms of materialism and worldliness during these three days and thereafter when you return to your daily lives you should do so with the firm conviction of continuing to display the highest standards of morality and piety at all times.”

Both prior to and following the Friday Sermon, His Holiness held a press conference with members of the German media during which he answered questions about the purpose of Jalsa Salana, the continued rise of terrorism and extremism and the refugee crisis in Europe.

Upon being asked about widespread fear of Islam in Germany, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said “at the very start of the Holy Quran it states that Allah the Almighty is He who is Gracious and Ever Merciful and so it is impossible for Islam to advocate any form of cruelty, injustice or brutality. The Islam that I know and practice is a religion of love, peace and harmony.”

Regarding the rise of terrorism and extremism in the world, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said “let it be clear that if any Muslim conducts a terrorist attack or any other type of atrocity then they are acting completely against Islam’s teachings and seek only to serve their own vested interests.”

In response to a question about the integration of Muslims in Germany and the West, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said “in my opinion to go to a nightclub or to abandon your peaceful held religious beliefs is not integration. Rather, I believe that integration is to love your nation, to serve it and to sincerely work towards its progress. Indeed, the Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) taught that to love one’s nation is an essential part of the Islamic faith.”

Huzur also met with Germany politician, Christian Durr who came to attend the Jalsa Salana and to welcome His Holiness to Germany.

Source Times of Ahmad

Aisam-ul-Haq pulls out of NZ Davis Cup tie

Aisam-ul-Haq pulls out of NZ Davis Cup tie

Aisam-ul-Haq pulls out of NZ Davis Cup tie

 

KARACHI: Pakistan´s number one tennis player Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi said Monday he has pulled out of a Davis Cup tie in New Zealand later this week “to take a stand”.

The 2010 US Open Doubles finalist remains unhappy that a 2013 match against the same opponents held in Myanmar was handed by the match referee to New Zealand because of poor playing conditions, while Qureshi was winning.

Pakistan has not hosted a Davis Cup tie since 2005 and plays its home matches in neutral venues because of security concerns.

He tweeted: “I believe we need to make a stand for our Country & rights especially nowadays when unfortunately no place is safe.”

Speaking to AFP, his father Ehtisham ul Haq added: “Aisam is not in the right frame of mind and to pre-empt any further controversy he has pulled out of the tie.”

The Pakistan team was due to travel to Christchurch for their Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group I second round play-offs from September 16-18.

Ehtisham added: “Pakistan had offered a number of options to save the 2013 tie but New Zealand´s approach was unprecedented… which they should have made up by touring Pakistan.”

Tennis New Zealand has hit back, saying the decision to play in a neutral venue was made by International Tennis Federation (ITF).

“Pakistan had applied to the ITF to play the tie in their country but for obvious reasons (security concerns) that were rejected by the ITF,” TNZ chief executive Steve Johns told Stuff.co.nz.

“So, for Qureshi to say we didn´t want to go Pakistan is incorrect. We never had the opportunity because the ITF made its decision before we got to the point where we had to decide whether or not we would go to Pakistan.”

Qureshi, whose highest single´s ranking was 125, reached the US Open men´s doubles finals with Indian Rohan Bopanna and the mixed double´s final with Czech Kveta Peschke.

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Kabul attack death toll 24, with 91 wounded

Kabul attack death toll 24, with 91 wounded

Kabul attack death toll 24, with 91 wounded

 

The death toll in Monday’s suicide attack in a crowded area near the defence ministry in the Afghan capital, Kabul, reached at least 24, with 91 people wounded, including civilians, a spokesperson for the public health ministry said.

The toll might rise further, the spokesperson, Mohammad Ismail Kawousi, added.

The two bombers blew themselves up in rapid succession, in an attack apparently aimed at inflicting mass casualties as government workers left the ministry after work.

“The first explosion occurred on a bridge near the defence ministry. When soldiers, policemen and civilians rushed to the scene, there was the second explosion,” defence ministry spokesperson Mohammad Radmanish said.

35 killed in bus, fuel tanker collision in Afghanistan

President Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the attack.

“The enemies of Afghanistan are losing the fight in the ground battle with security forces,” Ghani said in a statement. “That is why they are attacking, highways, cities, mosques, schools and ordinary people.”

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter that the defence ministry was the object of the first attack, while police were targeted in the second.

The attack took place more than a week after 16 people were killed when militants stormed the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, in a nearly 10-hour raid that prompted anguished pleas for help from trapped students.

Explosions and gunfire rocked the campus in that attack, which came just weeks after two university professors – an American and an Australian – were kidnapped at gunpoint near the school.

Source tribute express