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Trump trip leaves US and allies lost in translation

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s first trip overseas was supposed to be about building bridges and clarifying his administration’s intentions to friends and foes alike. But the US president heads for home Sunday with some of Washington’s allies as bewildered as ever by the billionaire tycoon’s abrasive, unpredictable style and the substance of his policy plans. Trip stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel and the Palestinian territories secured broadly favourable coverage with Trump seen by some commentators as having finally hit a…

Ulema agree to bring out consensus-based translation of Holy Quran for teaching in schools

ISLAMABAD: Ulema of major Islamic schools of thought have agreed to bring out consensus-based text translation of the Holy Quran for teaching in schools. The agreement came during the first meeting of the Ulema Committee constituted by Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training for this purpose in Islamabad. Speaking on the occasion, Ulema greatly appreciated the government’s initiative to introduce compulsory teaching of Holy Quran with translation in schools. It is pertinent here to mention that the…