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‘Back to school’ hijabs on sale in British department store

‘Back to school’ hijabs on sale in British department store

Aug 16, – UK-based department store John Lewis is offering for the first time the hijab in its school uniform department. John Lewis, which is due to sell the Islamic headscarf in its London and Liverpool stores, said it was responding to school demands. “We provide uniforms for 350 schools across the country,” a spokesperson […]

August 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Fierce clashes erupt in CAR’s Bangui as thousands march for peace

Fierce clashes erupt in CAR’s Bangui as thousands march for peace

Aug 10, – Rival vigilante militias in the Central African Republic have clashed with heavy weapons overnight in the capital Bangui, residents say. The gunfire had subsided by Saturday noon, but the situation remained tense in a northern suburb of Bangui, where the fighting took place. “It is the anti-balaka, they do not leave us […]

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Dozens dead after Xinjiang mob’s knife attacks, Chinese state media says

Dozens dead after Xinjiang mob’s knife attacks, Chinese state media says

July 29, – A mob armed with knives rampaged through part of China’s volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed on Islamic militants, state media reported Tuesday. Many other people were injured in the violence Monday in Shache county near the city […]

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Bosnian mom finally buries 2 sons 19 years after massacre

Bosnian mom finally buries 2 sons 19 years after massacre

July 11, – After 19 years, Hajrija Selimovic finally has a place to mourn her family. Selimovic buried her two sons Friday next to her husband’s white tombstone in a cemetery for the victims of Srebrenica, Europe’s worst massacre since World War II. The three were among the 8,000 Muslim men and boys killed when […]

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As tensions boil, Israel on high alert for slain Palestinian teen funeral

As tensions boil, Israel on high alert for slain Palestinian teen funeral

July 04, – Israeli police flooded east Jerusalem ahead of the funeral of a Palestinian teenager believed killed by Israelis and the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Mohammed Abu Khder, 16, who was kidnapped and found dead on Wednesday, was to be buried in east Jerusalem’s Shuafat neighbourhood after the […]

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Car bomb rips through marketplace in northeast Nigeria

Car bomb rips through marketplace in northeast Nigeria

July 01, – A car bomb exploded Tuesday in a market in Maiduguri, the northeast Nigerian city that is the birthplace of Boko Haram Islamic extremists, reducing stalls, goods and vehicles to piles of trash. Dozens of people are feared dead, witnesses said. They blamed Boko Haram extremists who are accused of a series of […]

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‘New era of international jihad’ ISIS declares creation of Islamic state in Middle East

‘New era of international jihad’ ISIS declares creation of Islamic state in Middle East

June 29, – Jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq announced Sunday the establishment of a “caliphate,” referring to the system of rule that ended nearly 100 years ago with the fall of the Ottomans, Agence France-Presse reported. In an audio recording distributed online, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) declared its chief Abu […]

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Suicide car bomb blast shakes Lebanese capital Beirut

Suicide car bomb blast shakes Lebanese capital Beirut

June 24, – A suicide bomber blew up his car in southern Beirut on Monday night near an army checkpoint, killing himself and wounding several people watching the soccer World Cup in a nearby cafe. The bombing came just three days after a failed attempt to kill one of the top security officials in Lebanon, […]

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Syria jets pound rebel town near Damascus

Syria jets pound rebel town near Damascus

June 19, – Syrian warplanes Thursday launched 23 air raids on Mleiha southeast of Damascus, a key rebel bastion President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has struggled for weeks to recapture, a monitor said. Regime ground forces also targeted the Mleiha area with nine surface-to-surface missiles, as troops backed by Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah battled rebels and their […]

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Vote or Die: polls open in war-torn Syria, Assad clear favourite

Vote or Die: polls open in war-torn Syria, Assad clear favourite

June 03, – Syrians have been called to elect a president in the midst of a three-year civil war. The main domestic opposition is boycotting the ballot, as Bashar al-Assad seeks another seven-year term. Entire pockets of the population are being intentionally starved to death and denied critical aid. Meanwhile, Assad – despite no opponent […]

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