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BY THE HEAVEN THAT IS WOVEN

The Heaven [Samaa’] was woven like woven sand, like woven armor, like woven water when disturbed by wind, fabricated in layers; this is what the books of Tafseer describe [51:7] By the heaven containing pathways , the word (hubuk) in { وَٱلسَّمَآءِ ذَاتِ ٱلْحُبُكِ } means woven, a more accurate translation than the term “pathways”. This subject is very big, actually it is gigantic, the reason is ... Read More »

Migrants charge through Macedonia fence on Greek border

A crowd of migrants has burst through a barbed-wire fence on the Macedonia-Greece border using a steel pole as a battering ram.TV footage showed migrants pushing against the fence at Idomeni, ripping away barbed wire, as Macedonian police let off tear gas to force them away.A section of fence was smashed open with the battering ram. It is not clear ... Read More »

The Catholic priest who defended Muslim and Christian alike in the wartorn Central African Republic

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Father Bernard Kinvi was gathering injured Muslim women and children when gunmen from a largely Christian militia singled out the 14-year-old boy clinging to his robes to be shot. The priest’s response was unyielding: “If you have to kill him, then you will have to kill me first.” Ever since the religious bloodletting which has riven the Central African Republic ... Read More »

Gold, diamonds fuelling conflict in Central African Republic: U.N. panel

DAKAR (Reuters) – Gold and diamond sales are being used to finance conflict in Central African Republic and United Nations peacekeepers should monitor mining sites to clamp down on illicit trade, a U.N. panel of experts said. In a report, the panel also said the peacekeeping mission (MINUSCA) should deploy troops to the remote north of the country and use ... Read More »

Has the World Forgotten the Central African Republic?

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A “forgotten crisis.” That’s how the Council on Foreign Relationsdefines the state of affairs in the Central African Republic — a landlocked stretch of scrubland and dry forest wedged between Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo. “The Ebola crisis in West Africa has distracted international attention from developments in other parts of Africa, notably in the Central African Republic,” writes ... Read More »

Central African Republic: Muslims Forced to Flee

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Christian Militias Unleash Waves of Targeted Violence Enlarge Muslims flee the town of Bangui aided by Chadian special forces on February 7, 2014. © 2014 Marcus Bleasdale/VII for Human Rights Watch RELATED MATERIALS: World Report 2014: Central African Republic JANUARY 3, 2014 Central African Republic: Seleka Fighters Regroup in North FEBRUARY 5, 2014 Press release Central African Republic: Justice Needed ... Read More »

Central African Republic crisis: Rebels reject new Muslim PM Kamoun

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Central African Republic crisis: Rebels reject new Muslim PM Kamoun Nearly one million of the 4.6 million population has fled their homes because of the conflict in the CAR Continue reading the main story The appointment of the first Muslim prime minister in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been rejected by the mainly Muslim rebel group Seleka. Mahamat Kamoun ... Read More »

Central African Republic names first Muslim prime minister

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Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) – The Central African Republic named its first Muslim prime minister on Sunday as part of an effort to create a more inclusive government and end more than a year of sectarian violence. Mahamat Kamoun, a former special advisor to interim president Catherine Samba-Panza, will lead a transitional government that is seeking to implement a ... Read More »

Central African Republic Gets First Muslim PM

Central African Republic names first Muslim prime minister The Central African Republic has its first Muslim prime minister. Mahamat Kamoun, a former special adviser to interim President Catherine Samba-Panza, will lead a transitional government that is seeking to implement a cease-fire signed last month after a year of sectarian violence. The 53-year-old Kamoun was appointed by presidential decree. He is ... Read More »

Christian militias take bloody revenge on Muslims in Central African Republic

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Christian militias take bloody revenge on Muslims in Central African Republic Children are reportedly targeted by Christian anti-balaka gangs set up in wake of attacks by Muslim Seleka rebels A girl sits in the boot of a car being searched at a Christian ‘anti-balaka’ checkpoint in the PK12 area of Bangui. Photograph: Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images They brought in the bodies ... Read More »