Islamic Bank of the Year Awards 2020

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The Banker’s Islamic Bank of the Year Awards for 2020 come at a bewildering time for the Islamic finance sector. Like their conventional counterparts, sharia-compliant lenders face a period of significant retrenchment in 2020 on account of the global coronavirus pandemic and its seismic impact on local and regional economies.

Taliban free US and Australian hostages in prisoner swap

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The Taliban have released an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three prominent members of the militant group who were set free by the Afghan government and flown to Qatar the previous day.

Transfer window verdict: how every Premier League club fared

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Arsenal know how to leave it late but in adding Thomas Partey to Willian and Gabriel Magalhães they completed a window that will rightly delight Mikel Arteta. The unwanted Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira have been shifted, on loan at least, although their embarrassment of centre-backs remains far from ideal. Signing Houssem Aouar as well…

French aid worker freed by Islamic extremists in Mali returns to France

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A 75-year-old French aid worker held hostage for four years by Islamic extremists in Mali has arrived in France, saying she wants to return to her aid work with malnourished children despite the ordeal.

Blizzard will remove a long-standing fee required to change your gender.

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Since 2009, Blizzard has allowed players to change their World of Warcraft character’s gender — if they were willing to pay $15 for the privilege. But 11 years later, Blizzard feels that “it’s not the right message” to ask players to pay to change the gender of their character. The company is planning to remove…

Uighurs accuse China of mass detention, torture in landmark complaint

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LONDON — The cries echoing off the walls of the jail frightened and weakened him in equal measure, Mamattursun Omer said. “I didn't see, but I could hear the unbearable screams coming from both sides of the corridor,” the former Uighur detainee said, recalling a period starting in 2017 that he says he spent in…

Home free: Could a house swap save your summer (and sanity)?

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One of the inevitable side effects of lockdown was that people became heartily sick of their homes and their neighbourhoods. While continuing to dream of far-flung destinations, we joyfully embraced any easing of restrictions that got us outside of our immediate locale.

14-member IS module that returned ‘disillusioned’ from Iraq, Syria busted: NIA

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has busted a module of the so-called Islamic State (IS) and arrested its two alleged operatives, Ahamed Abdul Cader, 40, and Irfan Nasir, 33, from Bengaluru on Wednesday, people familiar with the matter said. The agency has found at least 13-14 people from Bengaluru travelled to Iraq and Syria in…

Iran leader urges deeper Muslim links to fight US ‘hegemony’

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KUALA LUMPUR. Malaysia (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged Muslim nations on Thursday to deepen financial and trade cooperation to fight what he described as U.S. economic hegemony, using an Islamic conference in Malaysia as a platform to decry American sanctions against his country.

Fact Check: The US vice presidential debate – France 24

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Issued on: 08/10/2020 - 08:36Modified: 08/10/2020 - 08:34 Washington (AFP) Mike Pence and Kamala Harris went head to head in the US vice presidential debate on Wednesday, sparring over issues including the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus, taxes and health care.

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