Indian court acquits Hindu nationalist leaders in Babri Masjid demolition case for ‘lack of evidence’

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 695 total views,  1 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted Hindu nationalist leaders, including former deputy prime minister Lal Krishna Advani, in a case over the demolition of a mosque at a disputed site 28 years ago, citing a lack of evidence. The demolition sparked nationwide riots that killed more than 3,000 people in a decades-long dispute that has fueled Hindu-Muslim tension, as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign for Hindu renaissance helped bring it to power. A special Central Bureau of Investigation court in Lucknow in…

Kuwait’s new emir takes oath, calls for unity at tense time for region

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 630 total views,  1 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ Kuwait’s new emir was sworn in at parliament on Wednesday as the country prepared to lay to rest late ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, who helped steer the US-allied Gulf state through some of the Middle East’s most turbulent decades. The cabinet swiftly named designated successor Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah as ruler on Tuesday following the death of Sheikh Sabah, 91, whose body is due to arrive in Kuwait on Wednesday from the United States were he had been hospitalised since July.…

Azerbaijan ‘determined’ to fight until Armenian troops leave Karabakh

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 494 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ Azerbaijan on Wednesday vowed to pursue military action against Armenian separatists in the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region until a full Armenian withdrawal from the disputed territory. Armenian and Azerbaijani forces are engaged in the heaviest fighting in years over Karabakh, an ethnic Armenian province that broke away from Azerbaijan in the 1990s during the collapse of the Soviet Union. The long-simmering conflict erupted on Sunday with both sides blaming each other for the outbreak of violence. “We only have one condition: Armenian armed forces must unconditionally, fully,…