This Week’s Catch Up

Imran Khan wins Pakistani elections

Imram Khan becomes the new prime minister of Pakistan with a widely viewed speech. His party, the PTI secured 115 seats of the 137 needed to secure an outright parliamentary majority.

Pakistan’s new leader. Source: Getty Images

 

Osama Bin Laden’s mum speaks to the Guardian 

Still one of the most influential families in Saudi Arabia, they are closely monitored. Saudi’s new regime however, allowed a British journalist to interview them.

In the detailed interview, Bin Laden’s family speak out about the transformation of their family member saying , “He met some people who pretty much brainwashed him in his early 20s. You can call it a cult. They got money for their cause. I would always tell him to stay away from them, and he would never admit to me what he was doing.”

Read here:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/03/osama-bin-laden-mother-speaks-out-family-interview

Screenshot from the Guardian. Photo curtsey of: David Levene for the Guardian

Zimbabwe Elections

Clashes took part on the streets of Harare following the declaration of victory by Zanu-PF in the first vote since the removal of Robert Mugabe.

The opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa’s from the MDC Alliance has threatened to launch a legal challenge, saying the vote was rigged.

Clashes between armed forces and opposition supporters. Source: Sky news.

Muslim women ‘given hope’ by High Court 

Nasreen Akhter wanted to divorce Mohammed Shabaz Khan, her husband of 20 years, but he blocked it, arguing that the couple were not married under English law. Yesterday a judge acknowledged their nikah returning the woman her legal rights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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