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  • Spain sees over 500 Islamophobic incidents last year

    More than 500 Islamophobic incidents were recorded in Spain last year, including against women and children and several mosques, according to a civil society group. Details of the incidents were documented in the report "Islamophobia in Spain 2017” released Friday by the Citizens’ Platform Against Islamophobia (PCI). According to.. More

  • Satellite images show destruction in Eastern Ghouta

    According to UN analysis, regime bombardment has levelled residential areas, infrastructure and businesses. The UN has released satellite imagery from areas inside Eastern Ghouta, showing the destruction continuous regime bombardment has caused. The Damascus suburb has been targeted by the continuous air attacks since the Syrian regime, aided by Russia,.. More

  • Syrian refugees 'at risk of being pushed to return'

    Aid agencies have warned that hundreds of thousands of Syrians are at risk of being pushed to return in 2018, despite ongoing violence in the Middle Eastern country. The warning was issued by six humanitarian agencies amid what they called a "global anti-refugee backlash", harsher conditions in regional countries who have taken in Syrians.. More

  • Muslims in Europe well-integrated, new study claims

    Muslims in Europe are well-integrated into mainstream society but are not fully accepted by all, according to a new study released by the Bertelsmann Foundation in Germany. The Religion Monitor 2017 surveyed education, working life and interreligious contacts of Muslims in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and the U.K., which are home to nearly.. More

  • 2nd largest mosque in Central Asia accommodates 10,000

    Khazret Sultan Mosque in Astana can accommodate up to 10,000 worshippers and stands as one of the Kazakh capital’s most unique and magnificent buildings. Built on 27-acres of land, it is the second largest mosque after Turkmenbasy Ruhy Mosque in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat and has been attracting tourists since 2012. The dome is 167-feet,.. More

  • Hundreds of patients await evacuation in E. Ghouta

    Hundreds of patients are awaiting evacuation from Syria's Eastern Ghouta, which is besieged by the Bashar al-Assad regime. Many babies and children have lost their lives in the area due to hunger and lack of medicines. Assad regime, which has intensified its siege on Eastern Ghouta in the last eight months, targets even schools and orphanages in the.. More

  • How mainstream media gets Palestine wrong

    The photo of 16-year-old Fawzi al-Junaidi blindfolded, bruised and surrounded by a dozen Israeli soldiers went viral on social media. It was touted as the emblem of Israeli oppression. But for Western mainstream media, it was difficult to accommodate this photo, amid all the talk about "anger", "rage", "violence", and.. More

  • Syria: Post-war reconstruction booming in Jarablus

    Jarablus, a city in northern Syria near the Turkish border, is one of the few places to rebound after fighters from ISIL were defeated with help from Turkey. More than six years of war in Syria means it will take massive reconstruction efforts to rebuild cities that have been reduced to rubble. But construction is booming in Jarablus, where a local.. More

  • MSF: More than 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

    At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed by Myanmar security forces in one month following a government-led crackdown in the country's Rakhine state in late August, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The figure, published on Thursday in an MSF report, is significantly higher than the numbers reported by Myanmar military officials relating to the.. More

  • Army's rape of Rohingya women sweeping, methodical: AP

    The rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical, the Associated Press news agency found in interviews with 29 women and girls who fled to neighboring Bangladesh. The sexual assault survivors from several refugee camps were interviewed separately and extensively. The women gave AP their names, but agreed to.. More

  • More than 465,000 killed in Syria, refugee group says

    More than 465,000 civilians have been killed in Syria’s six-year war, a refugee rights group said Saturday. Abdullah Resul Demir, deputy chairman of the International Refugee Rights Organization, said the fatalities had been caused during fighting or in prison. “The century’s most serious human rights violations have been going on.. More

  • How Israel occupies education in East Jerusalem

    The Zahwat al-Quds kindergarten and primary school's walls are decorated with colourful cartoons, while its students are dressed in grey-and-red striped uniforms. The children's wide smiles and laughter echo through the hallways, belying their lingering anxiety after a recent Israeli raid on the school. At the start of the school year, Israel began.. More

  • Rohingya return to Myanmar 'puts them in tiger's grasp'

    An agreement signed between Bangladesh and Myanmar concerning the voluntary repatriation of more than 600,000 Rohingya, exonerates Myanmar's security forces of any responsibility for their displacement, and places the persecuted minority in harm's way, according to a Bangladeshi opposition politician. Bangladesh's main opposition party criticized the.. More

  • Entire Bedouin village faced with forced displacement

    An entire village consisting of dozens of Palestinian Bedouin families is threatened with imminent forced displacement, after Israel issued a rare evacuation order for the whole community. Jabal al-Baba, which lies to the east of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank, is home to more than 300 people. "Residents are becoming paranoid of the future.. More

  • Rohingya activists demand a halt to 'ongoing genocide'

    Activists have called for stronger action to stop the "ongoing genocide" against the majority-Muslim Rohingya ethnic group after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he was against "broad-based economic sanctions" against Myanmar. At a joint press conference with Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital Naypyitaw.. More