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Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia - Dotemirates
16/03/2019

Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia

BRUSSELS: World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent Islamophobia.In a tweet, US President Donald Trump sent “warmest sympathy and best wishes” to the people of New Zealand.He wrote that “49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The US stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the attacks the “latest example of rising racism and Islamophobia.”New Zealand police said at least...


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19/03/2019

Brexit: New vote not ruled out despite Bercow decision

The government says it will try to get Theresa May's Brexit deal through the Commons, despite Speaker John Bercow throwing the process into doubt.Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay suggested a vote could take place next week - after Mrs May has sought a delay to Brexit from the EU.Mr Bercow has ruled that the PM can not bring her deal back for a third vote without "substantial" changes.The UK is due to leave the EU in 10 days with or without a deal.The prime minister had hoped to have another try at getting MPs to back the withdrawal deal she has...
19/03/2019

Jordan campaigns to combat drug addiction taboo

AMMAN: Issam was reduced to tears recounting his life as a drug addict, as Jordanian authorities press an unprecedented campaign in the Muslim-majority country where substance abuse remains taboo.Slogans such as “No to Drugs” are part of the new drive, launched in the wake of a worrying rise in the number of cases of addiction, possession and smuggling, to raise overall awareness of the issue, according to the anti-narcotics department.Jordan’s public security directorate has also started a primetime radio show that airs every Tuesday to address the dangers of drug addiction.“Drugs have made me an outcast. No one respects me...
19/03/2019

Mother-Daughter Co-Pilot Flight, Twitter Calls It Inspirational For Women

New Delhi: A mother-daughter duo co-piloting a Delta Airlines plane in USA have won hearts on the Internet after their picture on the flight found its place on social media.The inspiring story of the pilots was shared on Twitter by John R. Watret, a pilot and the Chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, who called the experience "awesome".The aviatrices were piloting the flight from Los Angeles, California to Atlanta, Georgia. Delta Airlines replied to the tweet saying "family flight crew goals".The tweet has been liked around 41,000 times and has over 16,000 retweets.Twiteratti called the picture "goals" and praised the mother-daughter...

19/03/2019

Dutch shooting: Letter suggests motive in Utrecht attack

Dutch prosecutors investigating the murder of three people on a tram say a letter was found in the gunman's getaway car and it is one of the reasons why a terrorist motive is being seriously considered.Three people were killed and three others seriously wounded in the attack in the central city of Utrecht.Turkish-born suspect Gokmen Tanis was detained on Monday evening.No connection has been found between him and the victims.Prosecutors say a firearm was found when Tanis was detained. "So far a terrorist motive is being seriously taken into account. Among other things a letter found in the getaway car...

'Will fight till the last hour for an orderly Brexit': Angela Merkel

Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she would struggle until the last possible moment to achieve an orderly Brexit, saying the interests of Germany, Britain and the EU were at stake. "I will fight to the last hour of the deadline on March 29 for an orderly exit (of Britain from the European Union)," she told a conference in Berlin. "We don't have a lot of time for it but still have a few days." Merkel admitted she had been surprised by the bombshell announcement on Monday by House of Commons speaker John Bercow that he could not...
19/03/2019

ISIS appears ready to accept defeat in Syria in new video from inside Baghouz

Baghouz, Syria -- The die-hard ISIS militants still clinging to a tiny patch of ground in Syria appeared on Tuesday to be giving up the fight -- but the U.S.-backed forces who have been battling for two months to seize the sliver of land in the town of Baghouz haven't declared victory yet. A video posted online by ISIS' propaganda wing on Tuesday showed the remaining fighters engaging the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in firefights, but a militant narrating the end of the two-and-a-half-minute video appears to herald the end of ISIS' self-declared Muslim "caliphate" in Syria."The Crusaders and the...