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NEWS

France Mourns Jihadist Attack At A Church

The southern French city of Nice mourns the death of three people killed by a suspected jihadist attack at a church. This latest attack comes within a few weeks of a French teacher’s beheading by a Muslim extremist. A makeshift memorial has been set up outside the Notre-Dame basilica, where people have placed flowers and lit candles for the recent […]

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India Stands With France Amid Muslim Leaders Backlash

The beheading of a French teacher by a Muslim extremist in France recently has evoked a troubling response from countries around the world. The French President Emmanuel Macron sparked outrage across the Muslim world by accusing French Muslims of “separatism” and describing Islam as “a religion in crisis all over the world.” His statement has prompted calls from many leaders […]

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Bloodletting And Destruction Continue In Disputed Nagorno-Karabakh Region

Charges and counter-charges continue between Armenia and Azerbaijan’s leadership amid brutal attacks on the civilian population. According to the latest press reports, thirteen civilians have been killed, and more than 40 people were injured in an early-hours missile attack on Azerbaijan’s second-biggest city, Ganja. A missile raid leveled a row of homes in Azerbaijan’s second city of Ganja, killing and […]

POLITICS

UAE And Israel Normalizing Ties A Historical Step

August 13 was probably one of the most historic days of the decade when Israel and UAE announced that they would be normalizing ties and opening diplomatic relations with each other. The United Arab Emirates is the first gulf and third Arab country to open a diplomatic relationship with Israel. This announcement will cause a significant shift in the geopolitics […]

EDITORIAL

Erdogan Pokes World Leaders In The Eye

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decree of the reconversion of Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia church building into a mosque has met with sharp criticisms from world leaders. However, as is said on this side of the pond, talk is cheap, and Erdogan rests his case on the altar of sovereignty, and in his book, no one can do a damn […]

RELIGION

COVID-19 Puts A Damper On Hajj 2020

Photo credit: Adli Wahid The annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca (HAJJ) is scheduled for this month and will take place from Tuesday, July 28th to Sunday, August 2nd, this year. Hajj is a chance for all Muslims to wipe away their sins, not a one-time event. This time, however, it will all be different due to the effect of Covid-19. […]

NEWS

New Bill Breeds Protests In India

Photo credit: DiplomatTesterMan People took to the streets to protest a new citizenship bill passed by the Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. The new law excludes Muslim immigrants from becoming citizens. The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) will fast-track citizenship for religious minorities, including Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians, from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Opposition […]

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Lebanon Prime Minister Quits

Saad El-Din Rafik Al-Hariri, the 49-year-old Lebanese 33rd Prime Minister, has decided to step down from his leadership position. Prime Minister Saad Hariri has announced his resignation after 13 days of protests over political corruption and economic turmoil in his country. His televised address came soon after violence broke out on the streets when supporters of two Shia groups attacked […]

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Saudi Arabia New Decree Grants Women Greater Freedom

A new royal decree by Saudi officials has granted women new freedom to travel without needing the permission of a male guardian. The new move has ended decades of the restrictive policy. According to press reports, the new rule will become effective at the end of August. Consequently, women over the age of 21at, the end of the month, would […]

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49 Dead In Mosque Attacks — Christchurch New Zealand

World Leaders Send Condolences Terrorist attacks have created havoc in Christchurch New Zealand killing 49 people and wounding many others at two mosques. A gunman who identified himself as an Australian posted a live-stream of the rampage at Al Noor mosque to Facebook. In a tweet, Prime Minister Ardern said, “What has happened in Christchurch is an extraordinary act of […]