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49 Muslims killed in terrorist attack on two mosques New Zealand

At least 49 Muslim worshippers were killed in two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand after several terrorists stormed the facilities during the Friday sermon. Witnesses describe how men, women and children ran for their lives whilst people were bleeding on the ground as the horrific shooting persisted …

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Gazans to perform Umrah for first time in 5 years

By: Mustafa Abu Sneineh Source: Middle East Eye For the first time in five years, hundreds of Palestinian Muslims from the Gaza Strip will be able to perform the religious rituals of Umrah in the sacred city of Mecca, Middle East Eye has learned. Palestinians in the enclave have been living for more than a …

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India carries out botched airstrikes on Pakistan

Posted by: News Editor Islamabad accuses New Delhi of violating its airspace and says military will respond to “uncalled for aggression”. The Indian air force (IAF) has carried out air strikes against Pakistan, stating that the attacks targeted supposed terrorist training camps belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). Pakistan, however, has said that …

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South Africa Gets 3,500 Hajj Quota for 2019/1440

F South Africa’s hajj quota for the 2019/1440 Hajj season has been set at 3,500 with a possible increase by the Ministry of Hajj under consideration.  The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) is currently in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for discussions on hajj protocols for the upcoming …

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China’s war on Islam

By: Lily Kuo Source: The Guardian The Luopu County No 1 Vocational Skills Training Centre is hard to miss. It emerges suddenly, a huge campus towering over hectares of farmland. Outside the compound, surrounded by tall white concrete walls lined with barbed wire and surveillance cameras, a police car patrols while …

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Why the Muslim World is Silent Over China’s Repression of Uyghurs

The future of more than 10 million Uyghurs, the Turkic-speaking Muslim minority in (what is now) China, is looking increasingly bleak and grim. The current massive crackdown by the Chinese government being waged against them, carried out in the name of “de-extremification”, has still not raised enough eyebrows. China is …

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Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost

By Gillian Tan and Katia Porzecanski 3 December 2018, 12:00 GMT+2 No more dinners with female colleagues. Don’t sit next to them on flights. Book hotel rooms on different floors. Avoid one-on-one meetings. In fact, as a wealth adviser put it, just hiring a woman these days is “an unknown risk.” …

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17 years on, a US admission: Taliban cannot be defeated

Ebrahim Moosa – Radio Islam International | 15 November 2018   The Afghanistan war cannot be won militarily and peace will only be achieved through a political resolution with the Taliban, the newly-appointed American general in charge of US and NATO operations has conceded. In his first interview since taking …

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Rohingya crisis: Repatriation attempts fail on day one

A repatriation programme agreed between the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh began this week, with some 2,000 Rohingyan refugees having been selected to return by the end of November. The effort commenced on Thursday 15 November, but all of the 130 people selected for the first day bluntly refused to …

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