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Muslim scholars have ruled that the COVID-19 vaccine does not break the fast, as leaders hope that Ramadan will not impact vaccination roll-out in the UK.

Pakistan's parliament has postponed a debate on whether the country should expel the French ambassador, which will now take place on Friday.

Pakistan's parliament to debate whether to expel French ambassador

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Pakistan's parliament to debate whether to expel French ambassador

Pakistan's parliament will debate Tuesday whether the country should expel the French ambassador in response to increasing Islamophobia.

Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

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Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

An outlawed Pakistani Islamist political group freed 11 policemen almost a day after taking them hostage in the eastern city of Lahore.

Pakistan and Indian FMs in crossover visits to UAE

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Pakistan and Indian FMs in crossover visits to UAE

As the UAE mediates between the two rival nations of India and Pakistan, the foreign ministers of both countries have visited during the weekend.

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Pakistan PM says insulting Mohammed 'same as denying Holocaust'

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Western governments "who have outlawed any negative comment on the holocaust to use the same standards" to punish those who insult Prophet Mohammed.

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A path towards ally-ship: Reframing 'The Muslim Problem'

The New Arab Meets: Tawseef Khan, author of The Muslim Problem. In it, he elegantly deconstructs myths surrounding Islam, whilst ...

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Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset in relations.

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Activists say Pakistan PM blames women's dress for rape

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was criticised for suggesting the veil can contain sexual assault.

Pakistanis rush to buy Covid-19 vaccine through private sales

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Pakistanis rush to buy Covid-19 vaccine through private sales

As commercial sales of the Russian vaccine were possible for the first time in Pakistan, thousands of Pakistanis rushed to get vaccinated.

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Indian PM pens goodwill letter to Pakistani counterpart

Narendra Modi has written to Imran Khan as relations between the two countries continue to thaw.

UAE brokering India-Pakistan talks to end diplomatic spat

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UAE brokering India-Pakistan talks to end diplomatic spat

Emirati officials have been facilitating negotiations between Pakistan and India, officials say.

Pakistan pair sentenced to death over motorway gang rape

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Pakistan pair sentenced to death over motorway gang rape

An outpouring of anger was further fuelled by a police chief who chided the victim for driving at night without a male companion.

Pakistan PM <em>Imran</em> <em>Khan</em> tests positive for coronavirus

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests positive for coronavirus

The diagnosis comes as the country grapples with a deadly third wave of a virus that has already killed nearly 13,800 people.

Spy-cameras found, removed at Pakistan Senate chairman vote

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Spy-cameras found, removed at Pakistan Senate chairman vote

Pakistan's opposition announced it found six spy-cameras at polling booths, hours before the senate was to elect a new chairman.

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Pakistan blocks TikTok for second time over 'immoral content'

Popular video sharing app TikTok has been blocked in Pakistan once again over concerns of immoral content.

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Imran Khan's party hoping for majority in senate elections

Imran Khan's ruling Tehrik-e-Insaaf is hoping to command a majority in Pakistan upper house as indirect voting to elect 37 senators ...

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Paris raps Pakistan over Alvi remarks on French Muslims

Paris summoned Islamabad's envoy after President Arif Alvi said a controversial anti-extremism bill in France showed laws "being changed in ...

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Taliban tweet threatens Malala, Twitter removes account

Ehsanullah Ehsan, the Pakistani Taliban militant who allegedly shot Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, has threatened a second attempt on her life.

Family of kidnapped Pakistan girl slam authorities' inaction

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Family of kidnapped Pakistan girl slam authorities' inaction

The case is now being examined by a government inquiry into the forced conversions of religious minority women and girls.

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Pakistan health workers to begin receiving Chinese-made vaccine

Pakistan is starting to administrate a Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine to frontline health workers, but the country is still months away from a ...

Pakistani man killed during TikTok stunt on train track

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Pakistani man killed during TikTok stunt on train track

Hamza Naveed, 18, was walking next to the tracks while a friend filmed him, a spokesperson for the local rescue agency said.

Power restored in Pakistan after nationwide blackout

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Power restored in Pakistan after nationwide blackout

Power supply was restored across Pakistan Sunday after the country was hit by a massive electricity blackout, officials said.

Pakistan protesters end blockade over deaths of miners

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Pakistan protesters end blockade over deaths of miners

Thousands of people attended the funeral of 10 miners killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State extremist group.

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