Alleged slap in face costs 300,000 dollars and a sheep in Afghanistan Jan 17, 2020 0 166 12345 Kabul: A traditional council of elders in Afghanistan has told a former lawmaker to pay an Afghan minister 300,000 dollars in cash along with a sheep to compensate for an alleged slap in the face. A tribal leader and deputy chief of the country’s High Peace Council, Haji Din Mohammad, confirmed on Thursday that the council had imposed the fine.In September, the minister of Hajj and religious affairs, Abdul Hakim Munib, accused ex-lawmaker Mullah Tarakhel Mohammadi of insulting and physically attacking him inside the presidential palace mosque where they both attended a Friday prayer. The minister claimed that he was physically attacked but the mullah said it was just a verbal clash. (DPA) RELATED ARTICLES Philippines says danger high despite volcano ‘lull’ Jan 17, 2020 0 126 Taliban propose brief Afghan ceasefire to the US, say sources Jan 17, 2020 0 101 THE ‘INTERCEPTOR’ — MALAYSIA’S LATEST WEAPON TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT Jan 17, 2020 0 1547 Putin’s new PM promises ‘real changes’ for Russians Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s new prime minister promised “real changes” on Thursday as he was approved by lawmakers after the Kremlin announced sweeping reform plans. Putin tapped Mikhail Mishustin for .. Secret mission saves Australia’s ‘dinosaur trees’ from bushfires AFP Sydney A secret operation by specialist firefighters has saved the world’s last stand of Wollemi Pines, a pre-historic species known as “dinosaur trees”, from Australia’s unprecedented bushfires, officials .. Japan reports case of mystery virus behind China outbreak Tokyo: Japan has confirmed a case of a mystery virus that first emerged in China and is from the same family as the deadly SARS pathogen, authorities said on Thursday. It appears to be only the second time the novel .. Former Philippine police chief indicted for drugs war corruption Manila: The former chief police enforcer of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs will be charged with corruption for allegedly protecting officers linked to the narcotics trade, the justice .. India to invite Pakistani PM to October regional summit DPA New Delhi New Delhi will invite Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit when it hosts the event later this year, Indian officials said on Thursday. “India will be ..