Malik Faisal Akram (right) had held 4 people hostage including Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker (Center) and demanded release of Aafia Siddiqui (Left) from prison (Image: DailyMail)

Who is Aafia Siddiqui, Pakistan-born al-Qaeda operative, the Texas hostage taker wanted to free?

Malik Faisal Akram, 44-year-old Pakistani Briton who took four people hostage in a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, wanted to free al-Qaeda-linked Pakistani-American neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, a celebrity Muslim woman among the jihadi circle

UK Sikhs push back against anti-India separatist forces

The Sikh community in the United Kingdom has started to push back against anti-India campaign, which is led by the Khalistani separatists

Pakistan’s former chief justice addresses conference in Israel, recalls his confrontational days during Musharraf era

Pakistan’s former Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani on Thursday addressed a conference in at Israel’s Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he recalled his confrontational days of the judiciary with former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf

US envoy nominees for India, Pakistan cleared by key Senate committee

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved the nomination of Eric Garcetti to be the US ambassador to India and Donald Armin Blome to be the US envoy to Pakistan, positions that have been vacant for quite some time


India Collection of books launched at Stamford Public Library in US

Ferguson Library in Stamford, Connecticut celebrated Diwali, India’s Festival of Lights, with the launch of India Collection of Books

Gold smuggling by returnee migrant workers hit Nepal’s forex; expat workers warned

Nepal has warned its migrant workers against bringing gold from abroad amid the increasing trend of smuggling causing loss to the government both in revenue as well foreign exchange

Qatar not adequately investigating South Asian expat workers’ deaths: Report

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has said that Qatar, which is set to host the FIFA World Cup next year, was not adequately investigating and reporting the deaths of many workers - mostly from South Asia  - including among those who were seemingly healthy

The dilemma of being Kamala Harris: Makes momentary history as acting US president

Kamala Harris has made history as the first woman - and the first of Indian and South Asian descent - to be the head of state of the most powerful nation – even if it was only for 85 minutes while President Joe Biden was incapacitated temporarily for a medical procedure

Six outstanding achievers, two doctors honored at Kerala Center's Annual Awards Banquet

Six outstanding achievers in different categories and two doctors were bestowed special awards for their services during the pandemic at the Kerala Center’s 29th Annual Awards Banquet held at the Center’s auditorium in Elmont, NY on Saturday, November 13th, 2021

UK's new immigration system to benefit Pakistanis

The new immigration policy announced by the British government will help Pakistani nationals and strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries, a senior British official said. The new system enables the "best and brightest" to visit UK to study, work or live

Two Sikhs, including head priest of a Kabul gurdwara, being evacuated to India

The head granthi (priest) of the Karte Parwan Gurdwara in Kabul along with an Afghan Sikh, who is the caretaker of a gurdwara in Khost province, have been evacuated from Kabul and are on their way to India, via Tehran, said Puneet Singh Chandhok, president Indian World Forum

US designates Pakistan, China among countries for 'systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom'

The US on Wednesday designated China and Pakistan as “Countries of Particular Concern” for having engaged in or tolerated “systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom”, and the terror outfits al-Shabab, Boko Haram, ISIS, and Taliban as “Entities of Particular Concern"

To sanction or not sanction India: US in a dilemma over Russian S400 anti-missile system

The US has concerns over the Russian Triumf S400 anti-missile system that has started arriving in India, but India's emergence as a key partner of the US in the Indo-Pacific region where they confront threats from China creates a dilemma for Washington

UAE announces labour-friendly laws, to benefit South Asian expat workers

In a development that would benefit thousands of expatriate South Asian workers, the UAE on Monday announced a new law for the regulation of labour relations, that seeks to offer more protection to employees from harassment and the unlawful seizure of documents

Senior US official to visit the Maldives and Nepal

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu will travel to Malé, Maldives and Kathmandu, Nepal, the State Department announced

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai ties knot in Birmingham with Pakistani cricket official

Pakistani Nobel laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai got married in a small ceremony in Birmingham to a senior official of Pakistan's cricket board

Indian origin scientist from Pune named primary contributor to invention of Moderna's Covid vaccine

An Indian-origin scientist has been identified by Moderna as the primary contributor to its Covid-19 vaccine

Pakistanis among top six countries seeking asylum in EU, says report; increased attacks by militants on vulnerable groups

Pakistanis are among the top nationalities seeking asylum in the European Union (EU), a report from the EU asylum support office said, adding increased targeted killings and attacks on minorities, forced conversions are among the reasons

'India's vaccine producers are India's gift to the world': Texas-India vaccine diplomacy announces Covid vaccine at $1.5 per dose

The Texas-India vaccine diplomacy, a collaboration for shared global health between Indian pharmaceutical company Biological E and the Texas Children''s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, has led to the development of a cost-efficient vaccine against COVID-19 for USD 1.50 per dose, according to a top American scientist

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