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Sri Lanka Muslims brave militant threats for Friday prayers
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Sri Lanka Muslims brave militant threats for Friday prayers

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At 12:10 p.m. Friday, men and boys in a Muslim neighborhood in Sri Lanka’s capital…
Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa warns against April Fool’s Day
Egypt

Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa warns against April Fool’s Day

Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa, the government’s principal Islamic legal institution for issuing fatwas (religious edicts), warned on Monday against April Fool’s…
American families of missing Uighurs speak out at DC event
Middle East

American families of missing Uighurs speak out at DC event

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two years after the Chinese government began to detain members of Muslim minority groups like the…
India election, politics enters world’s biggest religious festival
World

India election, politics enters world’s biggest religious festival

PRAYAGRAJ, India (Reuters) – At the world’s biggest religious festival, the Hindu Kumbh Mela in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state,…
The race for Nigeria presidency in 2019
World

The race for Nigeria presidency in 2019

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerians will on Feb. 16 choose between two septuagenarians to lead Africa’s largest democracy: Nigeria’s President Muhammadu…
Muezzin muscled out: Israeli mosque fires bodybuilder
Middle East

Muezzin muscled out: Israeli mosque fires bodybuilder

Ibrahim Masri has been the muezzin calling Muslims to prayer for nearly 15 years in an Israeli city but his…
Bill to omit mention of religion on national ID card: MP
Egypt

Bill to omit mention of religion on national ID card: MP

Egyptian MP Ismail Nasr al-Din stated on Sunday that he would submit a bill to omit the mention of religion…
Minnesota, Michigan send first Muslim women to US Congress
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Minnesota, Michigan send first Muslim women to US Congress

  Voters in Minnesota and Michigan on Tuesday elected the first two Muslim women to serve in the US Congress,…
Jewish journalist converts to Islam, harshly criticizes Israel
Middle East

Jewish journalist converts to Islam, harshly criticizes Israel

  Jewish journalist Mahdi Majeed converted to Islam several days ago and has viciously criticized Israel, despite having held close…
Muslim divorce law ‘unconstitutional’, rules India’s top court
Middle East

Muslim divorce law ‘unconstitutional’, rules India’s top court

India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled a controversial Muslim instant divorce law unconstitutional, a landmark victory for Muslim women who…
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