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Athens Set for First Mosque since Ottoman Times

Athens Set for First Mosque since Ottoman Times

| April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Athens: Athens’s half a million Muslims are set to get their first official mosque in more than a century. The Greek capital has not had a formal mosque since it drove out occupying Ottomans in 1833, and Deputy Foreign Minister Ioannis Amanantidis told parliament last year that it was the only European capital “to be […]

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Baghdad City of Peace Carnival

| April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

An annual event shows what the Iraqi people want most of all: peace. Young people in Baghdad organise a major street carnival to set positive images against the daily news of violence and war. The event has also given rise to regular participation in civil society. By Eva-Maria Verfurth and Qayssar Alwardii Iraq is a […]

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Indonesian Government to Enlist Clerics in Fight against Child Marriage

Indonesian Government to Enlist Clerics in Fight against Child Marriage

| April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Muslim clerics in Central Java and West Nusa Tenggara have agreed to promote the campaign against child marriage. Indonesia’s government has decided to seek the help of religious leaders to end child marriage. For years, some religious leaders have perpetuated the practice of child marriage as they tend to have a narrow view of sexuality […]

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‘Islamophobia’ Fuelling Terrorism: UN Chief

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Riyadh: “Islamophobia” in parts of the world is fuelling terrorism, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on a visit to Saudi Arabia recently. “One of the things that fuel terrorism is the expression in some parts of the world of Islamophobic feelings and Islamophobic policies and Islamophobic hate speeches,” Guterres said at a joint news […]

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Afghanistan will never forget India’s Cooperation

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Afghanistan will never forget the aid and cooperation delivered by the Indian people and government, Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar said recently. In his statement released on the occasion of the Republic Day in India, Atmar said “On this auspicious occasion and important day, let me convey my best wishes and happiest moments […]

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Saudi Social Media Users Break Silence on Violence Against Women

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jeddah: Saudi women have found a way to break their silence and expose stories of harassment, rape and physical abuse they face often on a daily basis. The hashtag #Break_Your_Silence_Speak_Up went viral among Saudi women who started sharing their bitter stories that often go untold. Along with sexual harassment, physical and verbal abuse takes place […]

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Saudi-led Coalition’s Attacks in Yemen ‘may amount to war crimes’: UN

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

UNITED NATIONS: A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition has carried out attacks in Yemen that “may amount to war crimes,” UN sanctions monitors reported. The annual report by the experts who monitor sanctions and the conflict in Yemen, investigated 10 coalition air strikes between March and October that killed at least 292 civilians, including some 100 […]

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Muslim Clowns Collect Money for Charity on Passenger Train in Malaysia

Muslim Clowns Collect Money for Charity on Passenger Train in Malaysia

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Passengers on a Light Rapid Transit train in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur recently witnessed a curious sight during their journey: Muslim clowns raising donations for cancer-stricken children. About 14 clowns from the Muslim Clown Malaysia group rode on the train, performing tricks for commuters and collecting money for the charity Cancer Associates and Kindred […]

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Indonesian Muslims Speak Out Against Hate-Filled Religious Sermons

Indonesian Muslims Speak Out Against Hate-Filled Religious Sermons

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Heickel Alkatiri, an assistant manager at a tobacco firm, said he was now reluctant to attend Friday prayers at the mosque near his house in Jakarta. He said he looked for soothing sermons about Islamic values, but what he got was nothing more than hate speech. Muhammad Hafiizh Riyadi has a similar problem. When he […]

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Riyadh to Host Mazayen  Al-Ibl Heritage Festival

Riyadh to Host Mazayen Al-Ibl Heritage Festival

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jeddah: Over 30,000 camels will participate in the Mazayen Al-Ibl heritage festival and camel beauty contest from March 19 – April 15 in Riyadh. The festival attracts over 2 million people worldwide. The event is held to respect the role of camels in Bedouin history and preserve the purebred Arabian camel strains. While the car […]

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