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Israel Hit with International Flights Ban

Last Modified:  24 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


TEL AVIV – TEL AVIV – In what many experts see as a blow to Israel's economy, US and European air carriers have halted flights to Israel, citing concern over  Hamas rockets fired from Gaza and hitting an area near Ben Gurion airport, as US Secretary of State John Kerry pushes for a Middle East truce in his visit to Israel on Wednesday,......





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Last Modified:  08 Jan 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Members of Stockholm mosque who were shocked last week by graffiti of swastikas on their worshiping house’s doors arrived early on Monday, January 7, to another surprise, though it was a nice one this time. “I thought society was moving the wrong direction. But now my view changed 180 degrees,” Omar Mustafa, chairman of the S......



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LONDON – The council of London Borough of Tower Hamlets has launched a new campaign to encourage British Muslims to foster Muslim kids who were abandoned by their families. “As a council we want to make sure that every child is given the best possible start in life,” Lutfur Rahman, Tower Hamlets Mayor, told Hackney Gazette on Monday, J......



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CAIRO – Jennifer Grout, an American singer who fascinated the Arab world after reaching the final three of the talent competition......



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CAIRO – In a country gripped by sectarian violence, Pakistan’s top body of Islamic scholars has called or ending hate speech, approving the country’s first code of conduct. “If we don't put an end to such fighting, Pakistan will suffer, and the rest of the world won't be spared either,” Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, the head of the Pakist......



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CAIRO – Schools in the central German state of Hesse have started to offer Islamic education for primary school Muslim students, placing Islam on equal footing with the official Protestant and Catholic learning. “They come here with such different backgrounds,” Timur Kumlu, a state-trained teacher at the Islamic instruction program, sa......



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CAIRO – Breaking family restrictions, hundreds of Malaysian couples are eloping to tie the knot in Thailand, tapping into lenient marriage conditions in the Southeast Asian country. “The marriage procedures are more lenient in Thailand, compared with Malaysia.” Zaleha, working for one of Kelantan's marriage agents, told the Daily Expre......



Last Modified:  06 Jan 2014 04:47  GMT

BEIJING – Fourteen people were killed and 10 injured in a stampede at a mosque in China's Northwest Ningxia region, state media reported on Monday, January 6. The investigation is still underway. We have nothing to reveal, a man at the Xiji county, around 280 kilometers (174 miles) south of the regional capital Yinchuan, police surnamed ......



Last Modified:  06 Jan 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Considering it as the cornerstone of their community, Hampton Muslims in the southern Atlantic American state of Virginia have marked the 30th anniversary of their successful Islamic center. We are a part of the community, Ahmed Noor, a trustee of the mosque who is also an aerospace engineering professor at Old Dominion Universit......



Last Modified:  06 Jan 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Giving a deeper look into the Muslims’ life in the US, an American cable network will air a short-film on Monday evening, January 6, that highlights bigotry and hate Muslim students face at Detroit schools due to their faith. “They say Muslims are dirty and terrorists,” Mohammed Hussein, a students at the Al-Ikhlas Training A......



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11 July 2013 Education Secretary Michael Gove (pictured) announced his revised national curriculum earlier this week which incl ...



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29 June 2013 Muslim activists will launch the first TV commercial in Australia about the Prophet Mohammed in a bid to improve t ...



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CAIRO – Anticipating a share of Islamic tourism, a new deal has been reached between the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) and the Islamic Tourism Centre to lure more Muslim tourists to the Asian country in 2014. “We hope to increase the Islamic tourist arrivals to 30%,” Tourism and Culture ministry secretary-general ......



Last Modified:  05 Jan 2014 04:47  GMT

RABAT – The general prosecutors in Morocco announced on Sunday, January 5, their plans to open an investigation into a Salafist sheikh who accused a politician of “apostasy” for calling for a ban on polygamy in the country. “After the statements of Abdelhamid Abounaim that undermine organized bodies, an investigation will be opened,......



Last Modified:  05 Jan 2014 04:47  GMT

DHAKA – Following weeks of unrest, Bangladeshis went to polling stations for general elections on Sunday, January 5, amid heavy security following the arson of at least 120 polling stations across the impoverished country. “I don’t really want to vote as I don’t think it’s a proper election with only the ruling party candidates par......



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NOUAKCHOTT – The Islamic Republic of Mauritania has been thrown into a new controversy after a writer’s article, deemed as critical to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), stirred up uproar in the country on the western edge of the Sahara desert. He should repent, lest he should fall down in a world of sin, the family of Mohamed al-Sh......



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CAIRO – A group of Muslim scholars in India's northern state of Bihar have decided not to conduct marriage contracts for those who give or take dowary, pointing at the disturbing social ills related to it. “We have decided not to conduct nikah (marriage) for those who take and give dowry in the district,” Qazi Maulana Mansur Alam, the ......



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01 October 2013 Bosnia's first census since its 1990s inter-ethnic war, which could dramatically alter the balance of power bet ...



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31 July 2012 The OIC-founded Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) has granted admission to Christian students from Nigeria to st ...



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31 July 2012 The National Association and Coalition of Christian Groups along with Individuals for Practical Equality and Prote ...



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01 October 2013 A dictionary on the topic of Islamophobia hads recently been published in France. It catalogues words, phrase ...




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