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  • Israel's Muezzin Bill seeks 'Judaisation of Jerusalem'

    Palestinian politicians in Israel have found an unexpected ally inside the government against a new bill banning mosques from using loudspeakers to broadcast the call to prayer. The so-called Muezzin Bill - named after the person who calls Muslims to prayer - was approved by a ministerial committee on Sunday, on the grounds that it is needed to reduce.. More

  • In east Aleppo 'there is no way out'

    Although residents of besieged east Aleppo have been told to leave immediately, they have no safe way of doing so. Syrian regime forces sent a text message to residents of east Aleppo on Sunday, demanding they leave the opposition-controlled area within 24 hours or risk their lives during a major offensive. Approximately 250,000 people are believed.. More

  • How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland

    Ninety-nine years since Balfour's "promise", Palestinians insist that their rights in Palestine cannot be dismissed. By Ramzy Baroud Ramzy Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author. When I was a child growing up in a Gaza refugee camp, I looked forward to November 2. On that day, every year, thousands.. More

  • Palestinians in Gaza protest against aid cuts

    Umm Baha has become a regular participant in protests against reduced UNRWA services in the besieged Gaza Strip. The 43-year-old Palestinian widow says she has no choice but to demonstrate against recent cuts to services offered by the United Nations refugee agency. "The diminished assistance that I receive is disproportionate, considering my.. More

  • Mosque attacks show xenophobia on the rise in Germany

    In 2009, two mosques were vandalised in the country. The number rose sharply to 99 in 2015. On a cold September evening in the German town of Dresden a bomb exploded outside a mosque. No one was hurt, but the sense of fear that had gripped Muslims in the city since 2015 reached fever pitch. "We have been expecting something like this for a long.. More

  • 'Syrian regime's policy of terror targets aid groups'

    With Syria's war entering its sixth year, hundreds of civilians are being killed weekly and at least 1.9 million continue to live under siege, lacking access to life-saving humanitarian aid. Few international aid agencies have been allowed to deliver relief supplies or to work within the country; those that have, are doing so at the high risk of being.. More

  • Mosque construction shows growth of Islam in Thailand

    Islam is a minority faith in Buddhist Thailand, yet mosques continue to be built outside of the predominantly Muslim areas on the Malaysian border, with Bangkok and the southern tourist resort of Phuket enjoying a sizeable Muslim community. One such religious building is presently being erected in the heart of the Phuket district of Kamala, an enclosed.. More

  • Spain: Muslim women battle headscarf discrimination

    During the same week as headscarves and Muslim fashion made a stunning debut on the catwalks of New York Fashion Week, women in Spain choosing to don headscarves saw a small victory of their own. Takwa Rejeb, 22, a vibrant tourism student, made headlines across the country when she denounced a school in Valencia, on Spain’s eastern coast, for.. More

  • Fallujah fallout: More than 700 Sunni men 'missing'

    Shia militias in Iraq detained, tortured and abused far more Sunni civilians during the American-backed capture of the town of Fallujah in June than US officials have publicly acknowledged. More than 700 Sunni men and boys are still missing more than two months after ISIL stronghold fell. The abuses occurred despite US “efforts to restrict”.. More

  • Syria: More than 500 civilians killed in one week

    More than 500 Syrian civilians have been killed in a single week, mostly in regime and Russian air raids and shelling, across several cities in the war-torn country. Casualty figures released on Saturday by the Local Coordination Committees (LCC), a grassroots network of activists in Syria, recorded 508 civilians killed between August 13 and August.. More

  • Almost 18,000 died in Syria's prisons: Amnesty

    Almost 18,000 Syrians have died in regime jails since 2011, with authorities using torture, beatings, electric shocks and rape against prisoners on a "massive scale," a rights groups has said. The UK-based Amnesty International said an average of 300 detainees were dying every month in a report on Thursday that it said was based on the experiences.. More

  • Muslims in Taiwan: A Small Thriving Community

    For the Taipei Grand Mosque like for many others across the world, the day of Friday is not a normal day. Unlike on other weekdays, the Mosque, which has the capacity of around 1000 people, is generally overcrowded on a Friday. So much so that one can see numerous people praying outside the Mosque as well. This is roughly an indicator of the growing.. More

  • Syrian regime forces hit hospitals in Aleppo's 'worst week': rights group

    Syrian regime forces launched air strikes against six hospitals in the Aleppo area within a week in attacks that amounted to war crimes, a U.S.-based rights group said on Wednesday. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said it was the worst week for attacks on medical facilities in the Aleppo region since the beginning of the war. The medical facilities.. More

  • Australia deliberately ignores refugee abuse

    Australia is deliberately ignoring the inhumane treatment of refugees held on the South Pacific island of Nauru as a means of deterring others from attempting the journey to Australia, two rights groups have said. Under Canberra's immigration policy, people intercepted while trying to reach the country by boat are sent to a prison on Manus Island,.. More

  • UN: Civilians fleeing Fallujah face extreme abuse

    The UN human rights chief has said there are "extremely distressing, credible reports" that Iraqis fleeing the fighting in Fallujah are facing extreme abuse and even death at the hands of Shia armed groups allied with the government troops. Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, citing witness testimonies, said on Tuesday that allegations of abuse included.. More