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September 14, 2017 11:31 AM Rohingya plight feeds Muslim assertiveness

The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the Palestinians in the second half of the 20th century. Like the cause of the Palestinians, the Rohingya, albeit with a twist, have also become a battlefield for the Muslim world’s multiple rivalries and power struggles 1

September 14, 2017 10:28 AM Myanmar’s Rohingya: how years of strife grew into a crisis

Violence against Muslim ethnic group part of ‘longstanding pattern’ of abuse and discrimination’ A military crackdown against the Rohingya ethnic group has driven hundreds of thousands of men, women and children from their homes in Myanmar. The Rohingya have faced violence and discrimination in the majority-Buddhist country for decades, but are now fleeing 2

September 11, 2017 8:32 AM 78 Egyptians die of heart attacks, breathing complications in Mecca Hajj

The death toll of Egyptian pilgrims performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia's city of Mecca has risen to 78, the Egyptian Health Ministry has said. Most of the dead pilgrims suffered heart attacks and breathing failure, Head of Egypt's medical Hajj mission Ahmed al-Ansary said in a statement. He said their age (60-80 years) was the main reason for their health 3

September 11, 2017 8:32 AM Death toll among Egyptian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia rises to 82

An 85-year-old woman from Aswan died from cardiac arrest while she was in hospital in Medina, the deputy-head of Egypt's hajj medical commission Mohamed Shawky said, according to state-run news agency MENA. Deaths from heat exhaustion, fatigue and other natural causes are a common occurrence among pilgrims on the hajj in Saudi Arabia. More than 100,000 Egyptian 2

September 11, 2017 4:21 AM Bin Laden’s Son Is Poised to Unify Terrorists Worldwide

Hamza bin Laden isn’t just being prepared for a leadership role in his father’s organization. He’s now the figure best placed to reunify the global jihadi movement. One day in early November 2001, on a hillside south of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden bade farewell to three of his young sons. In the shade of an olive tree, he handed each boy a misbaha

September 9, 2017 3:56 PM Manchester City cruise to win over 10-man Liverpool as Arsenal bounce back

Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane scored twice as Manchester City eased past 10-man Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium, winning 5-0 to move to the top of the Premier League table in the day's early kick-off as Sadio Mane was sent off. Sergio Aguero had opened the scoring for Pep Guardiola's side before Mane was shown a straight red card for a dangerous high challenge 10

September 1, 2017 11:40 PM A Long-Pursued ISIS Preacher Is Finally Charged in New York

The charges against Mr. Faisal have also raised concerns among F.B.I. agents about whether federal prosecutors have lost their appetite to pursue overseas terrorists because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said they should not be tried in civilian courts. Either way, Mr. Faisal’s arrest is a significant development because of his influence on would-be 1

August 30, 2017 1:35 PM Matiang’i declares Friday public holiday for Muslims

Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has declared Friday September 1st a public holiday for Muslims only. In a press statement, the acting CS says non-Muslims are exempted from the holiday and will report to work as usual. Idd-Ul-Adha (Sacrifice Feast) is marked to honor the willingness of Abraham to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice in obedience

August 30, 2017 1:19 PM Sorry! No holiday for you- CS Matiang’i tells Christians

This is after the acting Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Dr. Fred Matiang’i, said that the holiday was listed as a Muslim holiday. In the press statement, Matiang’i, stated that non-Muslims should not deviate from their Friday duties. “Adherents of Islam religion will celebrate the day and therefore employers 2

August 28, 2017 6:04 AM Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, a religious duty and for some pilgrims the journey of a lifetime. This year sees the return of pilgrims from Shiite Iran, regional rival to Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia, and comes with the Gulf mired in political crisis and Islamic State group 1