Pakistan lifts TikTok ban after pledge on ‘immoral’ content
Pakistan said Monday it would lift a recent ban on the video-sharing app TikTok after assurances that "immoral" content would be blocked.The Chinese-owned platform, which is wildly popular among the country's youth, was banned earlier this month over what authorities in the Islamic country deemed "immoral, obscene and vulgar" content.But the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said on Monday that it had received assurances from TikTok that the company will "block all accounts repeatedly involved in spreading obscenity and immorality".Read also: Amnesty condemns Egypt's 'outrageous' pros...
‘I need him home’: Families hit by Trump’s Muslim ban speak out
Pamela and Afshin Raghebi will celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary this December -- but whether it's a joyful occasion or one marred by the pain of their ongoing forced separation depends on the outcome of the November 3 election."I need him home," Pamela tearfully told AFP, two years after her husband left the US to complete a routine legal process to finalize his permanent residency, but was prevented from returning because of the "Muslim ban."In June 2018, the Supreme Court upheld Donald Trump's third travel ban, which focuses its most restrictive measures on citizens of five Muslim-m...
'I need him home': Families hit by Muslim ban speak out ahead of vote
Washington (AFP) - Pamela and Afshin Raghebi will celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary this December -- but whether it's a joyful occasion or one marred by the pain of their ongoing forced separation depends on the outcome of the November 3 election."I need him home," Pamela tearfully told AFP, two years after her husband left the US to complete a routine legal process to finalize his permanent residency, but was prevented from returning because of the "Muslim ban."In June 2018, the Supreme Court upheld Donald Trump's third travel ban, which focuses its most restrictive measures on citize...
Abuja stand still as #EndSARS protesters defy ban, block Airport Road
The #EndSARS protesters on Friday ignored the directive of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bell, banning protests in the nation’s capital as they shut down the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road, Abuja, a major highway, and other connecting roads causing one of the worst gridlocks in the city.The demonstrators, who gathered in their thousands have been protesting against the brutality of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and for the fifth consecutive day besieged the city. On Friday they sang the national anthem as they marched on the road...
Demonstrators flock to Balfour after mass protest ban lifted
Thousands of demonstrators flocked to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem on Saturday night as mass protests resumed with new fervor after the ban on travel to protestsexpired Tuesday night.Protesters had previously been prevented from travelling farther than 1,000 meters from their homes in order to protest, and had been allowed to protest in groups of 20 at most.Protests are taking place all over the country with "main" protests on Balfour Street in Jerusalem, as well as Tel Aviv and Holon.The Black Flags Movement called for protesters to return to the central...
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Mwananchi online back with a bang from ban
Dar es Salaam. Readers of Mwananchi newspaper’s online platforms must be grinning from ear to ear today as informative news return after serving a six-month ban imposed by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA).TCRA suspended the Mwananchi newspaper online platforms content delivery licence on April 16, 2020 – and also slapped it with a Sh5 million fine for allegedly publishing misleading information that ostensibly caused confusion in society.The platforms are owned by the Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL), the publisher of Mwananchi, The Citizen and Mwanaspoti newspaper...
US court seen sinking Trump ban on WeChat
By LIA ZHU in San Francisco | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-10-16 08:48Constitutional expert believes appeal judges will cite free speech violationAs a court considers an appeal against a ban on the WeChat app in the United States, a constitutional law expert said the government's action "clearly" violates the First Amendment and that the appeals court will rule accordingly."It's harder to imagine a clearer violation of the First Amendment "than entirely shutting down media for communication," said Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the law school at the University of California, Berkeley, referring to ...
Ministry announces complete ban on the supply and use of hookahs due to COVID19
The Ministry of Health has announced the complete ban on the supply and use of hookahs (water pipes) in food-service establishments.According to a press release by the Ministry, the supply and use of hookahs in eating establishments is prohibited, until there are new scientific developments in relation to COVID-19.Meanwhile, the Ministry has withdrawn a previous measure regarding the maximum number of people in spectacles in Nicosia and Limassol for a maximum number of 75 persons indoors and 150 people outdoors and replaced it with a number corresponding to a 50% capacity of the premises (cine...
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Child marriages still happen. CHR says a ban can help curb teen pregnancies, abuse
Child marriages still happen. CHR says a ban can help curb teen pregnancies, abuse(Philstar.com) – October 14, 2020 – 3:24pmMANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights on Wednesday threw its support behind a Senate measure seeking to prohibit child marriage in the country.Senate Bill 1373 seeks to declare child marriage, its facilitation and solemnization as public crimes, where those involved —including family members — may face six to 12 years in prison and a fine of P40,000 to P50,000.Senators on Monday approved the measure on second reading.“The said bill could also help in curbin...
Pakistan’s temporary suspension of TikTok not related to US ban: source
TikTok. Photo: VCGThe Pakistani government and Chinese-owned short video platform TikTok are in talks to resolve issues surrounding its temporary suspension following discovery of indecent content. The incident has nothing to do with the high-profile US government bid to ban TikTok there, a source from the Pakistani government told the Global Times.The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on Friday said it would block the short video app because of complaints from different segments of the society against immoral/indecent content, the New York Times reported on Sunday, alleging that "Pakistan ...