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European Union set to prepare sanctions on Myanmar and Cambodia

Added: 22.02.2018 22:31 | 0 views | 0 comments

February 23, 2018 11:31 AM
BRUSSELS - The European Union will start preparing sanctions against Myanmar generals over killings of Rohingya Muslims by formally calling on the bloc's foreign policy chief next week to draw up a list of possible names. It is also expected to target Cambodia for a crackdown against the opposition ahead of elections in July.


Floating Island: New home for Rohingya refugees emerges in Bay of Bengal

Added: 21.02.2018 22:08 | 0 views | 0 comments

Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, amid conflicting signals from top Bangladeshi officials about whether the refugees would end up being stranded there.


Another Marawi possible, Philippine rebel chief warns

Added: 21.02.2018 17:44 | 0 views | 0 comments

The chief of the Philippines' main Muslim rebel group warned Tuesday that jihadists loyal to the Islamic State group, flush with looted guns and cash, could seize another Filipino city after Marawi last year. Murad Ebrahim has billed his Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which has made peace with the government, as a rival to IS for the hearts and minds of angry young Muslims in the impoverished south of the mainly Catholic nation. Murad said the MILF was battling pro-IS groups for influence in schools as the jihadists worked to infiltrate madrasas (Islamic religious schools) and secular universities.

What Is Ramadan?

Added: 21.02.2018 8:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in Islamic culture. During Ramadan, Muslims fast, abstain from pleasures and pray to become closer to God.

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Gonabadi Dervish protest leaves 5 dead in Tehran

Added: 20.02.2018 9:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

More than 300 arrests made after five security forces killed in clashes in Tehran involving Sufi Muslims, reports say.


5 security personnel dead in clashes with protesters in Tehran, 300 arrested

Added: 20.02.2018 2:08 | 0 views | 0 comments

Five security personnel were killed in Tehran on Monday night in clashes with members of a Muslim religious order and around 300 protesters were arrested, Iran's police spokesman said.


Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage

Added: 19.02.2018 8:25 | 1 views | 0 comments

Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders condemned the move, calling it an attack on religious freedom.

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Far-right Austrian party revokes statements on Muslims

Added: 17.02.2018 4:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

Freedom Party to pay compensation to Muslim Youth Austria for accusing it of 'spearheading Islamist ideologies'.


U.S. court says Trump travel ban unlawfully discriminates against Muslims

Added: 17.02.2018 1:56 | 0 views | 0 comments

President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries violates the U.S. Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday in another legal setback for the policy. The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on a 9-4 vote, became the second federal appeals court to rule against the ban, finding that the Republican president's own words demonstrated that bias against Muslims was the basis of the policy. The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed the ban, put in place by Trump by presidential proclamation in September, to go into effect while litigation challenging it continues.


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