Author: ainullah

American-Iranian journalist detained in US

Marzieh Hashemi,  journalist and anchor working for Iran’s English-language Press TV was arrested on Sunday 13 January by FBI and imprisoned for 10 days without charge with claims of mistreatment. After strong reaction in Iran and representations by the government officials through UN as well as worldwide rallies in 24 cities, she was released on 23 January 2019. The reason given later for her arrest was that she was held as a material witness for a federal investigation and following the testimony before a federal grand jury in Washington, she was released. Marzieh, 59 was born Melanie Franklin in New Orleans and...

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Senator Faruqi: Daily Mail article misrepresented her view on Halal

In a statement sent to AMUST, Senator Mehreen Faruqui has condemned a Daily Mail article by Stephen Johnson published on Wednesday 9 January as fake news implying that she opposed the halal slaughter of animals. She said that the article was false and completely misrepresented her views on the halal issue denying that she has called for the banning of halal meat. “I support the stunning of animals before slaughter and the majority of slaughterhouses in Australia, including Halal, already comply with this,” Senator Faruqi said. The article also implied that she abstained from consuming halal meat. Senator Faruqi clarified that the...

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Abiy Ahmed: The Ethiopian Prime Minister who captured Africa’s imagination

One African leader’s 2018 story has gripped the continent’s imagination because of the heady pace of change his appointment has engineered. Abiy Ahmed took over as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister in April 2018. At 42, he carved a path through Ethiopia’s tense, ethnically divided landscape by becoming the first Oromo to lead his country. For years, Ethiopia had been engulfed in states of emergencies; protests were met with a government crackdown and thousands fled across the border into Kenya. Abiy joined the Oromo People’s Democratic Organisation as a teenager. He stayed close to his people, even as he claimed victory...

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Global Excellence & Leadership Awards Conferred on Hamid Ansari and Frank Islam

India’s former Vice President Hamid Ansari and renowned Indian-American businessman and philanthropist Frank Islam were conferred with the first Sir Syed Global Excellence & Leadership Awards in Dubai on Saturday 22 December. Both are alumni of India’s prestigious Aligarh Muslim University.  While Hamid Ansari, who was Vice President of India for 10 years after serving as Vice Chancellor of AMU and chairperson of National Minorities Commission, received the award in the category of administration excellence, Frank Islam got the Sir Syed Global Philanthropist Excellence Award. Frank had recently donated $2 million to his alma mater AMU for a new...

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CNN fires contributor Marc Lamont Hill for criticising Israel

American Cable News Network (CNN) has severed ties with Marc Lamont Hill, a recurring political contributor, after he delivered a speech at the United Nations accusing Israel of “state violence and ethnic cleansing” and championed a one-state solution. The network did not give a reason, but the move came amid objections to Hill’s speech by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and other groups. According to the Jewish Voice for Peace, “while the ADL markets itself as a civil rights organisation, its history betrays an extensive record of anti-Arab, anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian advocacy”. In 1993, the United States police raided the...

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