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China ban on ivory sales begins Sunday, aims to curb elephant poaching

China ban on ivory sales begins Sunday, aims to curb elephant poaching

  HONG KONG: A ban on ivory sales in China, the world’s largest importer and end user of elephant tusks, takes effect on Sunday with wildlife activists calling it a vital step to reducing the slaughter of the endangered animals. China has made a big push to eradicate ivory sales and demand has fallen since early 2014 because of […]

Saudi Arabia lifts decades-long ban on cinemas

Saudi Arabia lifts decades-long ban on cinemas

Agencies: Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom. “Commercial cinemas will be allowed to operate in the kingdom as of early 2018, for the first time in more than 35 years,” the culture and […]

PEMRA slaps 5-day ban on ‘Geo Pakistan’ for airing ‘objectionable content’

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) handed on Friday Geo News a Rs1 million fine and also put a five-day ban on its morning show ‘Geo Pakistan’ for “airing objectionable/indecent content”. “Geo Pakistan is banned from broadcasting, re-broadcasting, fresh, old or repeat content on Geo News from 9am Monday 3rd April till 12am April 7th […]

US judge extends order blocking Trump travel ban

US judge extends order blocking Trump travel ban

By: AFP  LOS ANGELES: The US federal judge who halted President Donald Trump’s revised ban on refugee resettlement and arrivals of people from six mainly Muslim countries has extended his order blocking its implementation. US District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii said Wednesday he had turned his original temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction. Such an […]

Brazil meat scandal: China and others lift ban

Brazil meat scandal: China and others lift ban

Image copyrightEPA Image captionChina and Hong Kong combined buy a quarter of Brazil’s red meat exports China has lifted a total ban on imports of Brazilian meat imposed over allegations that companies have been selling unsafe produce for years. Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi says the move follows a “giant effort” by officials to explain […]

As a Muslim, I strongly support the right to ban the veil

As a Muslim, I strongly support the right to ban the veil

 As a Muslim, I strongly support the right to ban the veil By Monitoring Desk Anne, an assumed name, a 31-year old French woman who has been fined for wearing a niqab while driving, speaks during a news conference in Nantes, western France, April 23, 2010. PHOTO: REUTERS I was raised as an observant Muslim in […]

SC suspends SHC ban on liquor shops

SC suspends SHC ban on liquor shops

SC suspends SHC ban on liquor shops ISLAMABAD:  The top court on Monday suspended Sindh High Court’s order to seal shops selling liquor in violation of the Hudood Ordinance of 1979. A two-judge bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan observed that if there is a provision in Prohibition Order 1980 for taking action against […]

Misbah calls for life-time ban on players involved in PSL spot-fixing scandal

Misbah calls for life-time ban on players involved in PSL spot-fixing scandal

Misbah calls for life-time ban on players involved in PSL spot-fixing scandal Agencies Pakistan Test Captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Sunday said that players involved in spot-fixing scandals should not be allowed to return to the field again. Speaking to the media about the recent Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal, Misbah said players involved should be […]

The idea of a ban on travel to America is heartbreaking, says Mohsin Hamid

The idea of a ban on travel to America is heartbreaking, says Mohsin Hamid

The idea of a ban on travel to America is heartbreaking, says Mohsin Hamid DESK REPORT Mohsin Hamid appeared on Seth Myers’ late night show to talk about his latest book Exit West Mohsin Hamid appeared on Seth Myers’ late night show to talk about his latest book Exit West Novelist Mohsin Hamid made it […]

Lifting ‘unofficial’ ban: Mahesh Bhatt signs Shafqat Amanat Ali for his play

Lifting ‘unofficial’ ban: Mahesh Bhatt signs Shafqat Amanat Ali for his play

Lifting ‘unofficial’ ban: Mahesh Bhatt signs Shafqat Amanat Ali for his play WDWeb Desk March 08, 2017 ENTERTAINMENT Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt has become the first person from the industry to break the unofficial ban on Pakistani artistes. He is reported to have signed Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali to sing for his play titled […]

Trump’s travel ban has revoked 60,000 visas for now

Trump’s travel ban has revoked 60,000 visas for now

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON: About 60,000 visas were revoked under U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, the State Department said on Friday, in one of several government communications clarifying how the order is being rolled out. The revocation means the government voided travel visas for people trying to enter the […]

Angelina Jolie slams Trump travel ban, calls for ´compassionate America´

Angelina Jolie slams Trump travel ban, calls for ´compassionate America´

LOS ANGELES: Actress and human rights advocate Angelina Jolie on Thursday said US President Donald Trump´s executive order barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries hurts vulnerable refugees and could fuel extremism. Without directly naming Trump, Jolie, who has served as a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said in a New […]