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IS MACRON BECOMING ISOLATED IN EUROPE?

Macron thinks the EU is not viable without radical reform. His priority is to reshape the eurozone, but Germany is blocking his bolder ideas. He risks isolation in Europe, which could weaken him at home. In a series of speeches during his first year as French president, Emmanuel Macron has not only sought to define grand concepts like ‘European sovereignty’ ... Read More »

Europe could lose out in North Korean bonanza

While the main focus is on Pyongyang’s nuclear programme and recent summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a more important change for the future of the country and the world at large is taking place. Indeed, ongoing marketisation is now irreversible as the ranks of middle class North Koreans continue to swell. And Europe ... Read More »

Open Iftar tent attracts hundreds in the UK

Since its inception, Open Iftar has hosted 50,000 guests in seven universities across four continents. Situated in the cultural and academic heart of the British capital, Malet Street Gardens is iconic for its boulevard of London plane trees.   Over the past four years, however, the site in London’s Bloomsbury has gained newfound fame. It has become the home of the Ramadan Tent Project’s (RTP) – Open Iftar, a social ... Read More »

FIFA World Cup 2018: Players will help Harry Kane with England captaincy, says Gary Cahill

The experienced members of England’s World Cup squad must step up and take some of the pressure off captain Harry Kane to let the striker focus on scoring goals in Russia, defender Gary Cahill has said. Kane captained England in three of their eight World Cup qualifiers and has been handed the role for Russia where the 24-year-old will also ... Read More »

Internet restrictions in Azerbaijan: Yale students conduct research for website blocking case

Students from the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School have collaborated with EHRAC lawyers on a case before the European Court of Human Rights challenging a block the government of Azerbaijan has placed on four news websites in Azerbaijan for publishing allegedly prohibited material. The Clinic researched restrictions on online media, including steps taken by the government ... Read More »

Germany announce final World Cup squad, with Manuel Neuer, without Leroy Sané

Joachim Löw confirmed his final 23-man squad for the 2018 Football World Cup. Manuel Neuer travels to Russia as Germany’s first-choice goalkeeper while Bernd Leno, Jonathan Tah, Leroy Sané and Nils Petersen are left out. After months of speculation, Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer will travel to Russia as Germany’s number one goalkeeper despite having only come back from an eight-month ... Read More »

Man helping sick kids shows Islam’s ‘true face’ in US

Bzeek, who has been helping terminally-ill children for decades, says his actions change the negative perception of Muslims  A 63-year-old Muslim immigrant, who looks after terminally-ill children in the U.S., has said his selfless and inspiring story is helping change negative perceptions about Muslims in America. In an interview with Anadolu Agency, Libyan-born Mohamed Bzeek said: “My story changed the ... Read More »

Europe’s Muslim population to hit 8 pct by 2030

Muslims will also account for 2.1 pct of US population by 2030, says new report on global Muslim diaspora  The Muslim population of Europe will rise to 8 percent and of the United States to 2.1 percent by 2030, according to Global Muslim Diaspora Report released on Saturday.The report was released at a workshop in Istanbul called “Muslim Diaspora: Global ... Read More »

Report finds some individuals have been referred to Prevent by National Health Service staff for watching Arabic TV or going on pilgrimage to Mecca

A new report, called ‘Counter-terrorism in the NHS’, by Warwick University has found that four NHS mental health trusts subject patients to blanket screening for radicalisation. Others trusts reported that they screen only those they have specific concerns about. Significantly, the report found that some individuals have been referred to the Prevent programme by NHS staff for going on pilgrimage ... Read More »

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) urges U.S. Muslim community to increase security measures following ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ campaign in UK

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which is the USA’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, has urged the U.S. Muslim community “to increase security measures” following the ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ campaign in the UK. The campaign involved letters being mailed throughout several UK cities encouraging a day of violence targeting Muslims on April 3rd. Suspicious packages delivered ... Read More »