Vikings, human sacrifice and bad hygiene: Early Islamic descriptions of Russia and Ukraine

BY: Shafik Mandhai Editor’s note: The excerpts and accounts found in this article are based on translations of works by Ibn Fadlan and other Muslim writers published in “Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North” (Penguin Classics). They include descriptions of ritual abuse and murder that may be distressing … Read more

NATO to deploy thousands of commandos to nations near Ukraine

NATO secretary general says alliance is also beefing up arms support to Kyiv and reinforcing defences on allied territory. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday that the alliance was deploying thousands of combat-ready troops to Ukraine’s neighbours, as well as continuing to send weapons to Ukraine including air defences after Russia’s attack. Stoltenberg said NATO was … Read more

Ukrainian Inventions that influenced the world

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On the 25th of Feb, 2022, Russia Invaded its neighboring country of Ukraine. It was right after President Putin ordered for ‘Special military operation’. Apart from the war-related news, we want to update and remind you of the Ukrainian Inventions that influenced the world. Hard disk drives (HDD) The invention of HHDs was a pure … Read more

Putin willing to hold talks with Ukraine after phone call with China’s Xi

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to send a delegation to Minsk for negotiations with the representatives of Ukraine after he held a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who conveyed China’s support to Moscow in its efforts to resolve the Ukraine crisis via dialogue. According to a statement on the Chinese foreign ministry’s … Read more

Pakistan’s Imran Khan raises Kashmir issue with Russia as Putin invades Ukraine

As the Russia invaded Ukraine, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan raised Kashmir issue with Russia. On Thursday, in his first-ever summit meeting with President Vladimir Putin, which ran concurrently with the invasion, Khan underscored the “imperative” of a peaceful resolution to the Kashmir issue even as he committed to a “long-term and multidimensional” relationship with … Read more

Russia presses invasion to outskirts of Ukrainian capital

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The latest developments on Ukraine-Russia tensions after Russia launches full-scale invasion against Ukraine Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy ordered full mobilisation to counter Russia’s military operation launched by Vladimir Putin on February 24, 2022. Here are the photos of the aftermath of the Russian airstrike World leaders reacted swiftly to the latest developments with U.S. President Joe … Read more

US has not learned from Vietnam: President Alvi

US has not learned from Vietnam Said President of Pakistan Mr Arif Alvi. ISLAMABAD: Against the backdrop of an ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday expressed surprise that the United States had not learnt from the past and “fell into another trap”. Here are the photos of the aftermath … Read more

Ukrainian President urges civilians to fight, promises weapons for all

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called on all citizens who are ready to defend the country from Russian forces to come forward, saying Kyiv will issue weapons to everyone who wants them. Russia launched an all-out invasion of Ukraine by land, air and sea on Thursday, the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe since … Read more