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Sri Lanka blocks social media as anti-Muslim rioting flares

Sri Lanka blocks social media as anti-Muslim rioting flares

Religious violence flared anew in the hills of central Sri Lanka on Wednesday despite a state of emergency, with Buddhist mobs sweeping through towns and villages, burning Muslim homes and businesses and leaving victims barricaded inside mosques. The government ordered popular social media networks blocked in an attempt to stop the violence from spreading, and […]

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Hundreds gather in Sarajevo to rally for peace in Syria

Hundreds gather in Sarajevo to rally for peace in Syria

Up to a thousand people gathered Wednesday in Sarajevo — the Bosnian city that survived a brutal 44-month siege during the Balkan wars of the 1990s — to rally against the carnage in Syria. Representatives of Bosnia’s Muslim, Catholic, Orthodox Christian and Jewish communities said they felt a moral responsibility to voice outrage at the […]

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German court overturns ban on headscarves for Muslim women teachers

German court overturns ban on headscarves for Muslim women teachers

Mar 13, – The Constitutional Court struck down its own 2003 ban on headscarves for teachers, which had led some German states to forbid Muslim headscarves in schools while permitting the use of Christian symbols such as crucifixes and nuns’ habits. Muslim women teachers can wear headscarves as long as it does not cause disruption […]

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Nigeria: Militants kill students in college attack

Nigeria: Militants kill students in college attack

Sep 30, – The attack, blamed on the Boko Haram extremist group, came despite a 4 ½-month-old state of emergency covering three states and one-sixth of the country. It and other recent violence have led many to doubt assurances from the government and the military that they are winning Nigeria’s war on the extremists. Suspected […]

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Turkey’s PM convenes party as anti-government protest enter 9th day

Turkey’s PM convenes party as anti-government protest enter 9th day

June 8, ISTANBUL (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has said the protests must end immediately, will meet with top officials from his Justice and Development Party in Istanbul. The protests began as a sit-in at a park in Taksim Square to prevent a redevelopment project that would replace the park with replica Ottoman barracks […]

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