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Thousands of Muslims mark Eid al-Adha

Thousands of Muslims carried out the “stoning of the devil” ritual on Monday (September 12) to mark the beginning of Eid al-Adha celebrations which is the end of the annual haj…

Thousands of Muslims carried out the “stoning of the devil” ritual on Monday (September 12) to mark the beginning of Eid al-Adha celebrations which is the end of the annual haj…

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Eid al-Adha celebrated around the world

Muslims around the world celebrate one of the most important festivals of the Islamic calendar on Monday (September 12): Eid al-Adha.

Muslims around the world celebrate one of the most important festivals of the Islamic calendar on Monday (September 12): Eid al-Adha.

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Saudi Arabia: Hajj pilgrims head to Mount Arafat

After spending the night in the massive valley of Mina, Hajj pilgrims headed to Mount Arafat on Sunday (11 September), some 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Mecca, for the pinnacle of the…

After spending the night in the massive valley of Mina, Hajj pilgrims headed to Mount Arafat on Sunday (11 September), some 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Mecca, for the pinnacle of the…

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Myanmar: Annan faces anger as he probes plight of Rohingya Muslims

Hundreds of people rallied in Myanmar on Tuesday to denounce an advisory commission, led by visiting former UN chief Kofi Annan, which is charged with probing the plight of the country’s Muslim…

Hundreds of people rallied in Myanmar on Tuesday to denounce an advisory commission, led by visiting former UN chief Kofi Annan, which is charged with probing the plight of the country’s Muslim…

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UN human rights chief blasts Western 'demagogues'

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein accuses prominent Western politicians of peddling fear and hate in the same way as Islamist extremists.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein accuses prominent Western politicians of peddling fear and hate in the same way as Islamist extremists.

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Uzbekistan buries veteran president Islam Karimov

Uzbekistan’s veteran President Islam Karimov has been buried in the city of Samarkand following his death earlier this week at the age of 78.

Uzbekistan’s veteran President Islam Karimov has been buried in the city of Samarkand following his death earlier this week at the age of 78.

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French burkini ban ''stupid reaction'', UN human rights office says

The ban on burkinis in France is not only ‘‘a grave and illegal breach of fundamental freedoms’‘ but a ‘‘stupid reaction’‘ to recent terror attacks, the UN human rights office has…

The ban on burkinis in France is not only ‘‘a grave and illegal breach of fundamental freedoms’‘ but a ‘‘stupid reaction’‘ to recent terror attacks, the UN human rights office has…

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French burkini ban ruling fuels controversy

The ban had been imposed on the grounds that it contravened French laws on secularism. Far from cooling down tensions, the ruling has created even more controversy.

The ban had been imposed on the grounds that it contravened French laws on secularism. Far from cooling down tensions, the ruling has created even more controversy.

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Burkini ban suspended by top French court

France’s highest administrative court has suspended the ban on women wearing burkini swimsuits that had been in force in the southern seaside town of Villeneuve…

France’s highest administrative court has suspended the ban on women wearing burkini swimsuits that had been in force in the southern seaside town of Villeneuve…

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Protests again the ban of the burkini on some parts of France

Protests against France’s ‘burkini ban’ Dozens of women, Muslim and non-Muslim, held a beach party outside the French embassy in London on Thursday (August 25) to protest against the ‘burkini ban’ be

Protests against France’s ‘burkini ban’ Dozens of women, Muslim and non-Muslim, held a beach party outside the French embassy in London on Thursday (August 25) to protest against the ‘burkini ban’ be

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France's battle with the burkini

Tremors along France’s most fragile social fault-line running between its identity as a secular state and the rights of its sizeable Muslim population are…

Tremors along France’s most fragile social fault-line running between its identity as a secular state and the rights of its sizeable Muslim population are…

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Burkini sales boosted by ban, as controversy rages on

The controversy over the body-covering swimwear for Muslim women - the burkini - is creating a business opportunity for its inventor who says orders have jumped.

The controversy over the body-covering swimwear for Muslim women - the burkini - is creating a business opportunity for its inventor who says orders have jumped.

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Germany plans a partial ban on the veil

The CDU proposals stop short of an outright ban and must be adopted by the government before they can become law. They have divided Angela Merkel's governing coalition.

The CDU proposals stop short of an outright ban and must be adopted by the government before they can become law. They have divided Angela Merkel's governing coalition.

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FGM provokes fierce debate in Dagestan

A report about female genital mutilation (FGM) has sparked a fierce debate in the North Caucasus. Some clerics in Dagestan have defended the practice.

A report about female genital mutilation (FGM) has sparked a fierce debate in the North Caucasus. Some clerics in Dagestan have defended the practice.

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Three facing court over Corsica beach scuffles

Three people – described as of ‘North African’ origin – are facing court after scuffles in Corsica, which left five people injured.

Three people – described as of ‘North African’ origin – are facing court after scuffles in Corsica, which left five people injured.

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Refugees did not bring terrorism to Germany - Merkel

The German Chancellor says Islam is and will be part of German culture as long as it is practised in a way that respects the country's constitution.

The German Chancellor says Islam is and will be part of German culture as long as it is practised in a way that respects the country's constitution.

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Beach bans on the burkini in France sparks widespread debate

You might think at first sight that the bikini does not respect correctness and morality as stated in a bylaw in the popular Mediterranean resort of Cannes.

You might think at first sight that the bikini does not respect correctness and morality as stated in a bylaw in the popular Mediterranean resort of Cannes.

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Charges after shooting of New York imam and his assistant

A 35-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of a imam and his assistant at the weekend.

A 35-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of a imam and his assistant at the weekend.

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Corsican town bans the burkini

It comes after violent clashes on Saturday night between what are described as local youths and people of north-african origin. Five people were injured.

It comes after violent clashes on Saturday night between what are described as local youths and people of north-african origin. Five people were injured.

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Controversy in Cannes - burkinis banned on beach

Burkinis have been barred on the beach in Cannes, in a move the local mayor says is aimed at preventing public disorder.

Burkinis have been barred on the beach in Cannes, in a move the local mayor says is aimed at preventing public disorder.

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Trump says Gulf states will pay for Syrian war

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has laid out some more controversial foreign policy, including the Gulf states paying for air and ground safe zones in Syria.

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has laid out some more controversial foreign policy, including the Gulf states paying for air and ground safe zones in Syria.