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  • South African Muslims Launch Ramadan Charity Drive

    Islamic charity organizations in South Africa have begun distributing food packages to less fortunate Muslims across Africa to ensure they do not lack food with which to break their Ramadan fast. “We have distributed uncooked food packages in South Africa, Mozambique and Malawi,” Hassan Choonara, regional director of the South Africa-based.. More

  • Many Egyptians fearful in Ramadan amid new ‘security measures’

    As Egyptian Muslims flock to mosques to perform taraweeh, a special nightly prayer only performed during Ramadan, many say they are avoiding prominent mosques for fear of harassment by security forces in a country dogged by political unrest since President Mohamed Morsi was ousted in a 2013 military coup. “This year I’m going to perform.. More

  • Kids on their own among migrants who arrived in Indonesia

    It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the siblings comforted each other when rolling waves thrashed their boat, when their empty bellies ached and when they were beaten for trying to stand up to.. More

  • Venice’s Biennale fair features ‘mosque’ inside church

    A Swiss-Icelandic artist has launched a mosque installation at an old church as part of the 56th Biennale art fair in the Italian city of Venice, local media reports said Sunday. According to the artist Christoph Buchel, 48, his installation titled “The Mosque: The First Mosque in the Historic City of Venice” was to promote religious tolerance,.. More

  • Israeli soldier: ‘We bombed civilians for entertainment’

    According to an article written in Days of Palestine, an Israeli soldier has given his account of the events that occurred during the attacks on Gaza in July 2014. Known as Operation Protective Edge, the soldier described how they were ordered by their unit commander and were free to shoot, in order to take revenge for the killing of a soldier in their.. More

  • French mayor investigated for counting Muslim students

    An investigation has been launched against Robert Menard, the far right mayor of the town of Beziers, in southern France, over a statement on his keeping files on the number of Muslim students in his town, according to French media. The probe, announced on Tuesday by Beziers prosecutor Yvon Calvet, comes after Menard said on Monday on the TV channel.. More

  • The tip of the iceberg: 26 bodies in Thai camp

    The director of an NGO focusing on the plight of Muslim Arakan says the discovery of a labor camp in southern Thailand containing the graves of 26 bodies is “purely the tip of the iceberg.” “If they would search forest areas along the Malaysian border, they would find hundreds of bodies,” Chris Lewa, the director of the Arakan.. More

  • Israeli troops told to 'kill on sight' in Gaza war

    An Israeli NGO expressed concern on Monday over the Israeli army's "indiscriminate fire" policy against Palestinians after collecting testimony suggesting that soldiers were ordered to "kill on sight" during last summer's military onslaught on the Gaza Strip. In a Sunday statement, Breaking the Silence, an Israeli NGO, said that.. More

  • UN report: French soldiers raped children

    Some of the French soldiers alleged to have sexually abused children in Central African Republic while there on peacekeeping duties have been identified, a French judicial source said on Thursday. The matter came to light this week when Britain's Guardian newspaper said it had acquired a U.N. report that raised allegations of the rape of young boys.. More

  • Some leading Islamophobic Organizations declared

    According to official website statement, The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ CAIR categorizes U.S. Islamophobia network groups. The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) publishes the groups list that spreading anti-islam prejudice in America. According to its official website statement, the Islamophobic Organizations are.. More

  • More than 900 migrants were on 'ship genocide'

    A Bangladeshi national rescued in the Mediterranean Sea from a capsized migrant boat off the Libyan coast on Sunday has claimed that there had been more than 900 people on board, Italian media reports. According to Italy's La Repubblica newspaper, the Bangladeshi woman -- who is now hospitalized in in Catania, Sicily -- said that there had been between.. More

  • 200 Palestinian minors jailed in Israel

    The Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement "Most of the Palestinian minors are detained in Ofer detention center near Ramallah and Megiddo and Sharon prisons in northern Israel." Two female minors, aged 16 and 17, are detained in Israeli Hasharon prison, the release said. According to the NGO, arrest campaigns against Palestinian.. More

  • Displaced by Israel, Palestinians settle in caves

    Scores of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank have made homes out of mountain caves on the outskirts of Al-Khalil (Hebron) city, as Israel continues to prevent them from building homes on territories earmarked for Jewish-only settlements. "We have tried to build homes with bricks and cement, but the Israeli occupation authorities have repeatedly.. More

  • UN: War has plunged 80 percent of Syrians into poverty

    The war in Syria has plunged 80 percent of its people into poverty, reduced life expectancy by 20 years and led to massive economic losses estimated at over $200bn since the conflict began in 2011, according to a UN-backed report. The Syrian Center for Policy Research painted a devastating picture of the "systematic collapse and destruction".. More

  • China's Uighurs look towards Turkey for help

    In recent months, cafes in Istanbul's working-class Zeytinburnu neighborhood have begun to attract growing numbers of young, ethnic Uighur men. Some speak quietly - wary of a rumored network of Chinese informants - about politics in their homeland, China's Xinjiang Province. "We were tortured and starved there," said Yusuf, now in his middle.. More