Category archives for: World

On first anniversary, protesters decry Trump’s Muslim ban outside White House

On the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s executive order on travel ban, protesters have rallied in front of the White House under the banner of “No Muslim Ban EVER.” A week after taking office, Trump signed an order on January 27, 2017, banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States. The ban, which […]

Sociologist Syed Farid slams sectarianism, prosecution of Shia Muslims in Malaysia

Malaysian author and scholar Syed Farid Alatas blamed the silent majority of Muslims in Malaysia for the existence of sectarianism and the oppression and harassment of Shia Muslims in the country. Speaking at an open discussion on the “Moderation and Administration of Islam in Malaysia” at the Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC) in Shah Alam on […]

Scottish Mosque Plans to Install CCTV after Staff Subjected to Abuse

A Muslim community center in Scotland is looking to increase its security by installing CCTV cameras outside its premises. The Scottish Islamic and Cultural Centre at the city’s Dura Street has lodged an application with Scottish City Council. The application states that the center is seeking planning permission to install CCTV cameras outside mosque premises […]

Canada billionaire couple murdered: Investigators

Canadian pharmaceutical billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered in a targeted killing, Toronto police investigators said on Friday in their first detailed comments on the case since the couple’s bodies were found on December 15. Police said they are treating the case as a double murder, but declined to say if they had […]

Al Khalifa Forces storm home of jailed Shiite cleric

Manama’s security forces stormed the home of jailed Bahraini Shiite cleric Sheikh Mohamed Saleh Al-Qashami and confiscated his son’s passport. The security forces failed to provide any legal justification for Thursday’s raid, and there is no word yet as to why the passport was taken. Sheikh Al-Qashami, his son Abu al-Fadl and his daughter Amira […]

North Korea says US bans aimed at sabotaging dialog with South

North Korea has condemned the latest sanctions imposed by the United States against Pyongyang, calling them an attempt at sabotaging a nascent process of dialog with South Korea. A North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman on Saturday described the new US sanctions as “a manifestation of heinous intention to throw a wet blanket over the inter-Korean exchange […]

Trump-Russia inquiry: President ‘looking forward’ to interview

President Donald Trump has said he is prepared to be questioned under oath as part of an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. He said he was “looking forward” to it, subject to the advice of his lawyers. Investigators are assessing if the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the […]

US denies hitting Afghan refugee camp in drone strike in Pak

Islamabad: Pakistan’s claim that the US hit an Afghan refugee camp in a drone strike is “false”, a US spokesman said on Thursday, as tensions between the uneasy allies ratchet higher over Islamabad’s alleged support for militants. The drone strike, which took place well inside Pakistani territory on Wednesday, killed a mid-level commander from the […]

South Korea plans mobile mosques for Olympics visitors

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea will welcome delegations from a record 94 countries and tourists around the world for the international event slated for next month. And among the visitors will be Muslims. For Muslims visiting Gangneung — one of three venues in Gangwon Province where the games will be held — […]

UN chief appalled, deeply saddened by deadly attack on aid partner in Afghanistan

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has spoken out against the fatal attack on the Afghan offices of renowned international non-governmental organization Save the Children, saying that he was “appalled and deeply saddened” by the casualties. In a statement issued Wednesday by his Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric, the Secretary-General expressed his deep sympathy to the families of […]

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