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TEL AVIV – In a blow to Israel's economy, US and European air carriers halted flights to Israel citing concern over a Hamas rocket from Gaza that hit an area near Ben Gurion airport as US Secretary of State John Kerry pushed for a Middle East truce in his visit to Israel on Wednesday, July 23. The US Federal Aviation Administration prohibi......





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CAIRO - Qatar has banned the sale of alcohol, a move expected to be followed by other Muslim countries in the Arab Gulf.“Qatar is hardly the first Gulf state in which the local population has expressed its concerns over th ...



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CAIRO — Jeopardizing the already tense relationship between the United States and Pakistan, a new report revealed that Israel's Mossad agents posed as ...



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DAMASCUS - An Arab League monitor has left Syria, accusing Bashar Al-Assad's security forces of committing war crimes and turning the monitors mission into a farce. What I saw was a humanitarian disaster,” Anwar Malek told ...



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CAIRO - A video footage showing American soldiers urinating at the dead bodies of Taliban fighters is sparking a storm of anger and condemnations from Muslims around the world. We condemn this apparent desecration of the d ...



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CAIRO - The head of Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Muslim world, has announced a bill of rights that upholds the freedom of expression and belief in post-revolution Egypt. It's a good step for the coun ...



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CAIRO - A draft bill proposing reform of Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Muslim world, by defining the age of appointment and retirement of scholars is facing opposition from young preachers.“The retire ...



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CAIRO - As preparations are in full swing for this year's Olympic Games in London, Muslims athletes face a major challenge as the event coincides with the holy fasting month of Ramadan.“It will be my first time to compete ...



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DAMASCUS - Blaming a foreign conspiracy for a 10-month uprising against his rule, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Tuesday, January 10, threatened an iron fist approach against terrorists.



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OSLO - The nomination of a hard metal band, which plays songs lampooning Muslims and their Prophet, for a major music award in Norway is sparking a heated controversy in the country, reviving grieving memories of last year's ...



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CAIRO - An atheist group in University College London has sparked uproar after publishing a cartoon depicting Jesus and Prophet Muhammad ...



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PARIS - The Green Party candidate for the French presidency has called for equal treatment for all religions in France by honoring Muslim and Jewish holidays along with the catholic ones, blaming President Nicolas Sarkozy and far-right for dividing religious communities.



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THE HAGUE - The popular Dutch Queen Beatrix has dismissed criticism from far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders after her decision to wear a headscarf during a recent visit to a mosque in United Arab Emirates.



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CAIRO - Hundreds of Indonesians took to the streets on Thursday, January 12, to protest a reported revocation of laws limiting alcohol sales in the world's most populous Muslim nation.“The nation has not recovered from the ...



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CAIRO - Seeking to shed light on the Muslim heritage in Australia, a Muslim group has applied for building a museum to exhibit contributions of the sizable minority to the country, The Sunday Canberra Times reported ...



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GAZIPUR - Hundreds of thousands of Muslim devotees have gathered on the banks of Turag River outside the Bangladeshi capital on Friday, January 21, to ...



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BANGALORE - A growing cooperation between India's ruling Congress government and Israel, including the opening of an Israeli embassy in Bangalore, is s ...



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CAIRO - Houses of worship in Illinois Quad-City will open their ...



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CAIRO - Seeking to pick up a conservative Christian nominee to run against US President Barack Obama, evangelical leaders have thrown their weight behind Rick Santorum as the favorite Republican candidate for this year's pres ...



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OKLAHOMA - A US federal court has upheld an injection on a proposed ban on Islamic Shari`ah in the state of Oklahoma, saying the drive was unconstitutional and discriminates against religion. While the public has an intere ...



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TORONTO - Stunned by an alleged honour killing, Canadian Muslims are joining an international campaign to fight domestic violence in their country.“We are hoping the raise awareness about domestic violence in Canada with t ...




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