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Biden nominates Indian-American to lead international religious freedom office

Washington/IBNS:  An Indian-American lawyer and diplomat, Rashad Hussain, could be appointed as ambassador-at-large to head the state department’s international religious freedom office, which publishes an annual report on the state of religious freedom around the world, if confirmed by the Senate.

Pakistan, China, North Korea among several other nations in US' religious freedom violation list

Washington DC: The United States of America has designated several nations, including China, Pakistan and North Korea, as countries of concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 for 'engaging systematic, ongoing, egregious religious freedom violations'.

Pakistan rejects US step of placing it on list of countries violating religious freedoms

Islamabad/IBNS: The Pakistan Foreign Office on Tuesday rejected the US step of placing it on a list of countries violating religious freedoms.

US State Department re-designates Pakistan, China among countries of particular concern on religious freedom

Washington/IBNS: The United States has re-designated Pakistan and China, among several nations, as countries of particular concern on religious freedom where persecution continues on the basis of faiths.