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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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Last Modified:  19 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Indonesia's top Muslim body has called for applying halal rules on pharmaceutical products such as medicines and vaccines, calling for halal certification and labels in the Muslim majority archipelago. Pharmaceutical products are the same as food products and therefore, must be halal before being consumed by Muslims, Marouf Amin,......



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BANGUI – Destroyed mosques, slaughtered or evacuated families were some of the little news about anti-Muslim atrocities in the Central Africa Republic that found its way to the international media. “Women, children, even pregnant women were slaughtered by the anti-Balaka,” Yahiya Abu Bakr, chairman of a committee that oversees the loca......



Last Modified:  19 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A London bus driver has managed to save the life of a woman in labor, rushing her to the hospital after she waited for more than 75 minutes for an ambulance close to midnight. “She came on and said ‘baby’ and ‘hospital’ and was breathing quickly and heavily,” Sajjad Shariff told London Evening Standard on Thursday, Dece......



Last Modified:  19 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

PAPUA – Amid increasing religious troubles worldwide, Muslims and Christians in the West Papua province are interweaving an atmosphere of harmony and peace for all faiths in the area. We are coming from the same land and culture, Andreas Wamena, a 37-year-old who grew up in Wamena alongside the children of Christian merchants, was quoted......



Last Modified:  19 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

ROME – A video footage shot by a Syrian immigrant showing naked asylum seekers being hosed down with disinfectant in freezing conditions on the island of Lampedusa has sparked a chorus of outrage from the European Union, the United Nations refugees agency and the Italian government. The EU is committed to assist Italy in receiving migrant......



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26 May 2013 News outlets around the world reported this weekend that Angola had banned Islam and had begun to dismantle mosqu ...



Last Modified:  18 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Malay language daily has claimed that a Malaysia non-Muslim group has distributed free comics that liberally mock the word Allah and Islam. “Without feeling any guilt, the group makes Malays and Islam as a target,” Utusan Malaysia’s report cited by The Malay Mail on Wednesday, December 18. In its report published today, ......



Last Modified:  18 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Quieting fears about Muslim freedoms in the Russian federation, a Russian regional court has withdrawn an earlier ban on Qur’an translation, a decision cheered by Islamic organizations and scholars. “We were expecting the ruling to be overturned,” said Rushan Abbyasov, the deputy head of the Council of Muftis of Russia, told ......



Last Modified:  18 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

MANCHESTER – Wishing a pleasant Christmas for Manchester's needy, a mosque in Old Trafford metropolitan borough is preparing hundreds of delicious meals to feed homeless during the festive season. It’s great that the mosque is providing meals to make sure that people can have a very merry Christmas, Kate Green, MP for Stretford & Urmst......



Last Modified:  18 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – In a gesture of goodwill, a leading British Muslim organization has released Christmas cards, congratulating the public on the festive season and assuring them that Muslims do not want to ban Christmas. Who wants to ban Christmas? Not Muslims, the Muslim Council of Britain said on its website. So put up the Christmas tree, pr......



Last Modified:  18 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A group of Muslim youth at the Islamic center of New York has come together to send a message of community and religious unity among different American faiths by recreating Da Vinci’s “Last Supper”. “For this year's photo, we wanted to do something that, in its own humble way, aimed to bridge the gap between Eastern and Wes......



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CAIRO – A far-right Danish party has announced plans to vote against a law that grants hundreds of Muslims the Danish citizenship, declaring that no more Muslims were welcomed in the Nordic country. “We think that too many people from Islamic countries and the Muslim world immigrate to Denmark and are given citizenship,” Christian Lang......



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25 November 2013 The southern African nation Angola has ordered the closure all mosques, effectively illegalising the practice ...



Last Modified:  17 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A group of Muslim youth at the Islamic center of New York have come together to send a message of community and religious unity among different American faiths by recreating Da Vinci’s “Last Supper”. “For this year's photo, we wanted to do something that, in its own humble way, aimed to bridge the gap between Eastern and We......



Last Modified:  17 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

ISLAMABAD – A demand made by the European Union for abolishment of death penalty has revived debates in Pakistan, putting the right-wing and left-wing at loggerheads. “Abolishment of death penalty does not mean that we are sympathizing with criminals and terrorists,” Asma Jehangir, a human rights activist and a former president of Supr......



Last Modified:  17 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Muslim scholars in the Indonesian province of Aceh have taken a strict position against celebrating Christmas, calling on the government to shut down public New Year’s parties, including those held in cafes, hotels and entertainment venues. “Christmas greetings by Muslim are clearly haram, because they’re a kind of acknowledg......



Last Modified:  17 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

DHAKA – Anger and frustration with the government in the Muslim majority country of Bangladesh have summed up the feelings of political and religious leaders a few days after the execution of Jammat Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah. “Execution of Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah is a political killing,” Hamidur Rahman Azad, a member ......



Last Modified:  17 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

BANGUI – As sectarian violence rips Central Africa Republic, some regions in the capital Bangui remain as oases for coexistence and hope for an inclusive future for Muslims and Christians in the war-torn country. Here, we have a mixture of populations that do not exist in other areas,” Bash, a 28-year-old Muslim resident who wished to b......



Last Modified:  17 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

BEIJING – Chinese police have shot dead fourteen people in China’s Muslim-majority province of Xinjiang, aid growing complaints of Chinese oppression of the Muslim minority in the region. “The abusive use of force by authorities in the area has deprived the Uighurs of their right to live,” Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the Munich-bas......



Last Modified:  16 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A leading Maltese politician and convert to Islam has expressed his intentions to run for a seat in the European parliament, announcing his plans to focus on social issues like austerity and immigration. I stand for the poor, the weak and the emarginated and those who are at risk of being left behind... it is these people who are ......




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