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Polish mourners mark death of mayor killed in stabbing attack

Polish mourners mark death of mayor killed in stabbing attack

People across Poland have held massive demonstration against violence in protest to stabbing attack on mayor of Gdansk supporting rights for the refugees.

 
US Democrats support teachers’ strike in Los Angeles

US Democrats support teachers’ strike in Los Angeles

Leading Democrats in the United States have voiced their support for teachers’ strike in Los Angeles demanding higher pay and more school funding.

 
Boeing 707 cargo plane crashes in Iran

Boeing 707 cargo plane crashes in Iran

A Boeing 707 cargo plane flying from the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan has crashed in Iran's Alborz province after it overshot the runway during landing. All 16 people on board the aircraft but one ...

 
Protests in Bahrain amid Pompeo

Protests in Bahrain amid Pompeo's visit as part of anti-Iran ME tour

People in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain have held anti-regime protests, expressing anger at crackdown on pro-democracy activists.

 
Indonesia finds crashed Lion Air jet’s cockpit voice recorder

Indonesia finds crashed Lion Air jet’s cockpit voice recorder

Indonesia has found the cockpit voice recorder from a Lion Air plane more than two months after the Boeing Co 737 MAX jet crashed into the sea near Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board, search officials ...

 
EU may need rules to stop doctors emigrating: German minister

EU may need rules to stop doctors emigrating: German minister

The European Union should consider regulating to stop member states from poaching each other's doctors and other professionals, German Health Minister Jens Spahn said.

 
Thousands of US federal workers miss first paycheck of year

Thousands of US federal workers miss first paycheck of year

Hundreds of thousands of US federal workers have missed their first paycheck of the year due to the ongoing partial government shutdown, which occurred after President Donald Trump and Congress failed ...

 
Muslim congresswomen pave way for future generation

Muslim congresswomen pave way for future generation

The elections of congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar set a path for other Muslim women to be able to pursue careers in American politics, the two said Thursday.

 
UK councils funds their workers’ retirement payouts

UK councils funds their workers’ retirement payouts

UK councils have been funding their workers’ retirement payouts by investing over half a billion pounds in arms companies supporting Saudi Arabia’s deadly war against the people of Yemen.

 
Iranian oil Minister meets Iraqi PM

Iranian oil Minister meets Iraqi PM

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and Iraqi Prime Minister Adil al-Mahdi met and held talks in Baghdad on Thursday.

 
Indian judge opts out, Babri mosque case deferred

Indian judge opts out, Babri mosque case deferred

The Indian Supreme Court on Thursday deferred the hearing of the case on the decades-old Babri Mosque dispute between Muslims and Hindus, local media reported.

 
Pope Francis warns of resurgent nationalism, urges help for migrants

Pope Francis warns of resurgent nationalism, urges help for migrants

Pope Francis warned on Monday against a resurgence of nationalist and populist movements and criticised countries that try to solve the migration crisis with unilateral or isolationist actions.

 
Woman coach scores wins for Syrian men’s team

Woman coach scores wins for Syrian men’s team

On the soccer pitch, Maha Jannoud barks out instructions to the players just like any other coach, but with one difference: she is a woman in what has been very much a man’s world, says Reuters.

 
Egyptian explosives expert dies defusing bomb near Cairo church

Egyptian explosives expert dies defusing bomb near Cairo church

An Egyptian police explosive expert has lost his life while defusing a bomb near a church in an eastern Cairo suburb two days ahead of Christians celebrate the Coptic Christmas.

 
Turkish retailers to charge for plastic bags in 2019

Turkish retailers to charge for plastic bags in 2019

Turkish retailers are set to begin charging for environmentally-damaging plastic bags with a view to reducing non-recyclable waste.

 
Muslim persons of 2019: Palestinian icon, Malaysian PM

Muslim persons of 2019: Palestinian icon, Malaysian PM

A teenage Palestinian resistance icon and Malaysian prime minister have been named the Muslim persons of the year in the 2019 edition of the Muslim 500, a list of world's most influential Muslims.

 
Russia: Search and rescue operation continues at collapse site

Russia: Search and rescue operation continues at collapse site

At least ten people were injured when a wooden pedestrian bridge collapsed over Gorky Park's outdoor skating rink on New Year's Eve.

 
Stabbing attack leaves three injured in Manchester railway station

Stabbing attack leaves three injured in Manchester railway station

Three people have been injured and hospitalized after being attacked by a stabber in Manchester railway station.

 
“World proud of Iraqi nation’s support for country”

Top Iraqi cleric:

“World proud of Iraqi nation’s support for country”

Senior Iraqi cleric met with a group of university students hailing the people in Iraq for supporting the country and religious sanctities.   Ayatollah Mohammad Saeed Hakim, prominent jurisprudent ...

 
UAE rescue helicopter crash kills four

UAE rescue helicopter crash kills four

Rescue helicopter has hit with zipline in Ras Al Khaimah, near Jebel Jais, United Arab Emirates, before it crashed and burst into flames killing all four onboard including the pilot.

 
Funeral prayer, procession held for Ayat. Hashemi-Shahroudi

Funeral prayer, procession held for Ayat. Hashemi-Shahroudi

A funeral procession for the Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi-Shahroudi has seen a massive turnout, with a large number of Iranian people and government officials ...

 
Death toll from Indonesia tsunami soars to 168

Death toll from Indonesia tsunami soars to 168

A tsunami following a volcanic eruption killed at least 168 people when it slammed without warning into popular beaches around Indonesia's Sunda Strait on Saturday night, cutting a swathe of destruction ...

 

'Iran, Russia reliable partners in JCPOA, global issues'

A senior Iranian diplomat says Iran and Russia are "reliable partners" on many international developments and on a landmark 2015 nuclear agreement, despite the United States' efforts to create obstacles ...

 
Twitter warns of suspicious traffic coming from Saudi Arabia

Twitter warns of suspicious traffic coming from Saudi Arabia

Suspicious traffic to a Twitter Inc user forum appears to be part of a government-backed activity coming from China and Saudi Arabia, a Twitter spokesman told Reuters via email.

 
Jewish settlers vandalize mosque in West Bank

Jewish settlers vandalize mosque in West Bank

Jewish settlers early Tuesday raided a Palestinian village in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and vandalized a mosque.

 
Muslim girl wearing Hijab hospitalized after racist assault in school toilets in US

Muslim girl wearing Hijab hospitalized after racist assault in school toilets in US

A Syrian teenager was hospitalized after facing a racist attack at her high school last week.

 
Iran’s Parliament passes bill banning desecration of ethnical, religious groups

Iran’s Parliament passes bill banning desecration of ethnical, religious groups

New bill is passed by Iranian Parliament as a majority of 114 MPs voted for the law banning desecration of ethnicities and religious groups in the country.   Signed by 84 Members of Parliament,...

 
Iran natl. water polo team to hold friendlies with S Korean team

Iran natl. water polo team to hold friendlies with S Korean team

Iran men’s national water polo team left Tehran for South Korea on Tuesday to hold joint training sessions and friendlies with the East Asian country’s national team.

 
4 killed, dozen wounded in shooting attack near Christmas market in eastern France

4 killed, dozen wounded in shooting attack near Christmas market in eastern France

At least four people have lost their lives and eleven more sustained gunshot wounds after a “lone gunman” opened fire near a popular Christmas market in the eastern French city of Strasbourg.

 
Moscow residents turn to car-sharing after parking crackdown

Moscow residents turn to car-sharing after parking crackdown

Tens of thousands of Moscow residents have taken up car-sharing to combat soaring parking costs and a dwindling number of spaces, a trend that has made the Russian capital one of the world's fastest growing ...

 
 
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Italy’s security approach to Islam

Italian state’s security and counter-terrorism-oriented approach prevents it from adopting collaborative policies on Islam that do not criminalize Italian Muslims but aim at working with them hand-in-hand toward mutual benefits

International Islamic Unity Conf. plays telling role in World of Islam

Each year, the World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought mounts unity conference during Unity Week so as to promote bonds of fraternity among Muslim nations

Activists come together to protest against terrorism

An article that I published last week addressed a new breed of criminals committing acts of societal and political violence in a pattern of “gentlemanly” terrorism. The perpetrator seems well-mannered and civilised, not only while preparing to commit the crime, but also in daily life.

Israel’s segregation of own citizens inside Green Line

  The pending demolitions of Khan Al-Ahmar and Susiya, two Palestinian communities in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, along with the forced expulsion of their inhabitants, have been attracting international concern and protests. Similarly, the recent eviction of a Palestinian family to make ...

What is Takfirism and why you should call Daeshis Takfiris

Takfiri is frequently used in reference to Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) but the term has a hidden universal applicability that surpasses our era, while exposing the dark ideology languishing in the core of the phenomenon.

 
“The Vatican, Muslim World and the West” published

Organization of the Vatican and its relations with the world has made the topic for former Iranian envoy publishing his book for the Persian-speaking readers.

Iran’s cultural research center publishes “Philosophy of Arts and Aesthetics”

Iranian research center has released its latest 48th book which is on arts and aesthetics in view of Islamic wisdom.

“Religion, Modernity and Post-modernity” published in Persian

Persian version of book by prominent authors has been published by Iranian cleric in line with shedding more light on the western views on religion.

Book “On Unity and Islamic Proximity” released

The constant concern and subject for all activities at major Iranian Islamic unity center, World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, has published new book on Islamic proximity.

“Shia Imams and Islamic Unity” published

Publication at Iran’s University of Religions and Denominations has published book on efforts by Shia Imams for cooperation and sympathy among Muslims and also strategies for realization of the objectives as well as threats against the objective.

 
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China defends draconian camps enslaving Muslim minorities

China will not back down on what it sees as a highly successful de-radicalisation programme in Xinjiang that has attracted global concern, but fewer people will be sent through, officials said last week in allowing rare media access there.

A craftsman holds a dagger or ‘Jambiyya’ in Yemeni Arabic, made out of remains of missiles, in Hajjah, Yemen.

Sometimes, the raw material of Ali Ghomari’s work comes screaming from the sky.

Muslim minority in China

The Turkic mostly Muslim Uighur minority in China's Xinjiang region face arbitrary detentions, daily restrictions on religious practice and "forced political indoctrination" in a mass security crackdown, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

Who are the evangelicals?

Following the recent escalation between Turkey and the U.S., the influence of evangelical groups have on U.S. foreign policy during Donald Trump's term have been brought to the fore, yet again.

Palestine’s Al-Tamimi family: A history of defiance

Teenage Palestinian resistance icon Ahed al-Tamimi, who on Sunday was released after an eight-month stint in Israeli custody, now hopes to return to her normal life.

 
 
Imam Hussein is the manifestation of resistance: Sunni cleric
 
The sacrifice made by Imam Hussein is seen as a revival of the Muslim faith and now when heinous crimes are being committed under the name of Islam, it’s ...
 
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