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11 January 2019 9:10 AM Disguised gunmen kill four volunteers guarding Thai school

Attackers disguised as state security staff have killed four paramilitary volunteers guarding a school in conflict-hit southern Thailand, police said. The gunmen approached the armed territorial defence volunteers at the school in Pattani province and shot them dead shortly before noon on Thursday, Wicha Nupannoi, police lieutenant colonel, was quoted 34

13 November 2018 2:30 PM Pope to visit Morocco in March

Pope Francis, who has made building bridges between Christianity and Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, will visit Morocco in March, the Vatican said on Tuesday. Francis, 81, will be the second pope to travel to Morocco, following John Paul II more than three decades ago. He will take in Rabat and Casablanca on the March 30-31 trip to the Muslim-majority 38

30 October 2018 7:05 PM Nigerian group says troops shot, killed 27 Shiite Muslims

Nigeria's main Shiite Muslim movement says Nigerian troops shot and killed at least 27 of its members during a procession to the capital of Abuja. Islamic Movement of Nigeria spokesperson Ibrahim Musa said six people were killed on Saturday and another 21 on Monday. Nigeria's military said it killed six people and that the Shiite protesters fired first 30

01 July 2018 12:31 PM Outrage after Malaysian man marries 11-year-old Thai girl

The marriage of a Malaysian man with an 11-year-old Thai girl has sparked outrage in the Muslim majority country with one activist on Sunday labelling the groom a "child predator". Malaysian Muslims below the age of 16 are allowed to marry if they obtain the permission of a religious court. But the country's women and families ministry said there was no record 32

19 June 2018 1:43 PM Record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide

A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said on Tuesday. By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million higher than the previous year and showed a 50% increase from the 42.7 million uprooted from their homes a decade ago, according to a report 46

07 June 2018 10:19 AM Trump hosts first iftaar dinner at White House

Donald Trump hosted his first iftaar dinner as president on Wednesday, marking the traditional Ramadaan fast-breaking meal with Muslim invitees at the White House. Trump, who has frequently engaged in inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric, defied recent custom by not holding a similar event during his first year in office. Hundreds of millions of devout 38

27 May 2018 10:03 AM Egypt's top court orders temporary suspension of YouTube

An Egyptian court has ordered the suspension for one month of video-sharing website, YouTube, and others sharing a video found to be insulting the Muslim Prophet Mohammed. The Supreme Administrative Court's ruling on Saturday dismisses appeals against a similar 2013 ruling, including one by the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority which said the ruling's 35

25 May 2018 7:31 PM Muslim inmates fed pork during Ramadan

A federal judge granted a restraining order on Thursday forcing prison guards in Alaska to stop giving Muslim inmates pork as they break their fasts during Ramadan, rights campaigners said. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming Anchorage Correctional Complex had violated constitutional prohibitions against 40

20 May 2018 8:00 PM Pope: Holy Land needs "gestures of dialogue, reconciliation"

Vatican City — Pope Francis says "gestures of dialogue and reconciliation" are needed for the Holy Land and all the Middle East. He told faithful in St Peter's Square on Sunday he had "united himself spiritually" to a prayer vigil held on Saturday in Jerusalem, which, he noted, is holy for Jews, Christians and Muslims. Earlier, during Mass on Sunday 46

20 May 2018 6:00 AM Isis threatens Ronaldo, Messi ahead of World Cup

Johannesburg - Fundamentalist group the Islamic State (Isis) has issued an eerie new threat ahead of the World Cup in Russia, this time aimed at soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. In chilling new posters, the Islamic State has threatened to behead Ronaldo and Messi at the World Cup. According to The Sun, the group is repeating calls for “lone attackers 138