Washington: Being a devout practising Muslim himself, Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has urged Muslims to distance themselves from extremist attacks, falsely linked to their religion, stressing that dialogue and education can eliminate misconceptions about Islam. “More than ever, international...
London: The number of Muslim children in several British cities is fast eclipsing that of Christian children, according to birth rate statistics that reveal the country's significant demographic change. The Daily Mail reports that the latest statistics, extracted...
Sisak City, Croatia: In a ceremony attended by about 2,000 Muslims, from Croatia and neighboring countries, including state and local officials, diplomats and other guests, the construction of the fourth Islamic Cultural Centre in Croatia began recently in Sisak...
Sweden became the first West European nation to allow opening of embassy of Palestine. Palestinian Authority chief Mahmood Abbas inaugurated the embassy in capital Stockholm on February 11. Abbas in a speech at the occasion described the opening of...
The new Arab Human Development report seeks to dispel misconceptions about young Arabs in the region. By Jad Chaaban Beirut: Arab youth are suffering from pervasive social exclusion, the highest unemployment levels in the world, and low female labour...
Vatican City: The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue deplores in no uncertain terms the acts of violence by the militants of the Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, especially in Iraq and Syria. The Vatican body calls on the members...
Riyadh: Saudi Aramco’s President and CEO Khalid A. Al-Falih has inaugurated 3.5 megawatt solar energy field in Riyadh on Dec. 25, 2012, according to a report in Gulf Today in its issue dated Jan. 17. The energy field spread...
Turkish scholar Fethullah Gülen has strongly condemned the campaign of violence undertaken by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sending his condolences to its victims as well, including a slain American journalist. In a statement...
Jeddah: The OIC Observatory on Islamophobia released its 7th annual report covering the period from October 2013 to April 2014, on the sidelines of the 41st Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers in Jeddah. The report illustrates that...
During the recent escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Jews and Muslims in London sat down to break bread. By Nabila Pathan  A UK-based synagogue hosted its first iftar with members of both the local Jewish and Muslim communities. As...