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Christian and Jewish leaders campaign to support Muslim community

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Christian and Jewish leaders have rallied to support the Muslim community, asking members of the Australian public to join them in a campaign called “We’ll love Muslims 100 years”. Rabbi Zalman Kastel will join Australian Christian Churches pastor, Brad Chilcott, Tim Costello and other denominational leaders in three events in New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia on Friday ... Read More »

Host Qatar confident of hosting 2022 World Cup

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The 2022 World Cup will take place as planned in Qatar and the country has nothing to hide over allegations of corruption during the bid process, the tournament communications director Nasser Al Khater said on Wednesday. “We’ve held ourselves to the highest ethical standards. We are confident of how we’ve behaved,” Al Khater said.. “We are not worried. The World ... Read More »

Young British Muslims debate Caliphate

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When the extremist group widely known as Isis (now renamed Islamic State) declared a Caliphate taking in parts of Syria and Iraq, they reignited a debate over the issue. The Ottoman Empire was the last widely recognised Caliphate and most of those in the West have only the faintest, if any, idea of what the word means. But for some ... Read More »

Palestine: 64 Palestinians kidnapped in Jerusalem, West Bank

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Israeli soldiers kidnapped, late Wed night and on Thursday at dawn, at least 64 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and in occupied East Jerusalem, and moved them to a number of interrogation facilities. The Jerusalem office of the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) has reported that dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded Palestinian homes, in occupied Jerusalem, ... Read More »

Pakistan: Capital braces for Azadi march as Pakistan celebrates independence

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Rawalpindi, (Dawn): As Pakistan celebrates Independence Day yesterday, activists and supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehrik remain determined to march toward the capital to protest against alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections. It is uncertain how the day will unfold and the fear of violence persists as parts of the capital have been blocked off by ... Read More »

Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

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Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Islam uses a lunar calendar—that is, each month begins with the sighting of the new moon. Because the lunar calendar is about 11 days shorter than the solar calendar used elsewhere, Islamic holidays “move” each year. In 2014, Ramadan begins at sundown on June 28th. For more than a billion Muslims ... Read More »

Backlash over Shiv Sena MPs ‘forcing’ Muslim staffer to break fast at Maharashtra Sadan

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Around 11 members of Parliament from Maharashtra belonging to the Shiv Sena allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor to break his fast at Mahrashtra Sadan in New Delhi last week. However, Shiv Sena has denied all allegations. The MPs were apparently angry over not being served Maharashtrian food, a daily reported. Snubbing religious sentiments, the Shiv Sainiks forced Arshad Zubair ... Read More »

Palestinian: Israeli aggression continues to claim lives of dozens of Palestinians

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: Israeli soldiers continued to fire missiles into densely populated areas in different parts of the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday, claiming the lives of dozens of residents, while scores of Palestinians have been wounded, some seriously. The Ministry of Health in Gaza said three Palestinians have been killed in the Nusseirat refugee camp in Gaza, late on Tuesday at night, ... Read More »

Palestine: 73 Palestinians killed on Wed in Gaza, total death toll at 695

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Unceasing Israeli attacks on Gaza left 73 Palestinians dead on Wednesday, bringing the death toll since the beginning of Israel’s offensive on the Strip to 695. A Palestinian health ministry spokesman said that 13 people had been killed since sundown, when Palestinians across Gaza broke their Ramadan fast for the day. Thirty-one of Wednesday’s dead were killed in the southern ... Read More »

Malaysian Plane boeing 777 shot down in ukraine

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A Malaysia Airlines plane with 280 passengers and 15 crew members on board was “shot down” in Ukraine near the Russian border Thursday, media reports said. Citing sources, the Malaysian Star said that the Boeing 777, which was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was “shot down” while cruising at an altitude of 30,000 feet. It crashed in ... Read More »