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Iraq: Christians find hometown in ruins

Large parts of the once thriving Christian community of Quaraqosh in Northern Iraq have been left in ruins.

Large parts of the once thriving Christian community of Quaraqosh in Northern Iraq have been left in ruins.

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Legal tug-of-war brews over Trump administration immigration ban

The government faces a Monday evening deadline to provide the US appeals court with information to justify the ban after a federal judge in Seattle blocked it on Friday.

The government faces a Monday evening deadline to provide the US appeals court with information to justify the ban after a federal judge in Seattle blocked it on Friday.

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Austria : veil ban protest

Nearly 1000 people took to the streets of Vienna on Saturday to protest against the Austrian government’s plans to ban the full-face veil.

Nearly 1000 people took to the streets of Vienna on Saturday to protest against the Austrian government’s plans to ban the full-face veil.

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Austria: Protesters denounce plans to ban full-face Muslim veils

Defending what they say is a woman’s right to choose, some 3,000 people have marched through Austria’s capital, Vienna, to protest at government plans to ban full-face Muslim veils in public…

Defending what they say is a woman’s right to choose, some 3,000 people have marched through Austria’s capital, Vienna, to protest at government plans to ban full-face Muslim veils in public…

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Bosnian women mark World Hijab Day

Muslim women in towns across Bosnia have been encouraging women of all faiths to don a headscarf.

Muslim women in towns across Bosnia have been encouraging women of all faiths to don a headscarf.

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Watch live: White House press briefing

Press Secretary expected to talk about sacking of acting Attorney General, immigration ban and President's daily schedule

Press Secretary expected to talk about sacking of acting Attorney General, immigration ban and President's daily schedule

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What you need to know for World Hijab Day

Campaigners behind World Hijab Day (February 1) are urging non-Muslims to wear the Islamic headscarf to show solidarity and help fight ‘bigotry, discrimination, and…

Campaigners behind World Hijab Day (February 1) are urging non-Muslims to wear the Islamic headscarf to show solidarity and help fight ‘bigotry, discrimination, and…

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Muslims suffer because of Europe's terror laws - Amnesty

The campaign group is sounding the alarm over "dangerously disproportionate" security measures adopted in 14 EU nations over the past two years.

The campaign group is sounding the alarm over "dangerously disproportionate" security measures adopted in 14 EU nations over the past two years.

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Moroccans face Burqa ban

Importing, manufacturing and selling of burqas is being banned across Morocco, according to local media reports .

Importing, manufacturing and selling of burqas is being banned across Morocco, according to local media reports .

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ECHR rules mixed swimming is obligatory for Swiss Muslim children

Europe's top human rights court rules that Muslim parents in Switzerland cannot refuse to send their daughters to mixed school-run swimming lessons.

Europe's top human rights court rules that Muslim parents in Switzerland cannot refuse to send their daughters to mixed school-run swimming lessons.

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Iran mourns "a great man of the revolution"

Iran has begun three days of national mourning following the death of former President Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Iran has begun three days of national mourning following the death of former President Hashemi Rafsanjani.

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Opinion: a brief history of so-called Islamic State (ISIL)

For two months, the international coalition in Iraq has battled to reclaim the city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State (ISIL).

For two months, the international coalition in Iraq has battled to reclaim the city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State (ISIL).

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No Comment 2016 in review: religious spectacles

These ceremonies are a far cry from Sunday service, with everything from Ice plunging pilgrimages in St Petersburg to flagellation in the Phillipines.

These ceremonies are a far cry from Sunday service, with everything from Ice plunging pilgrimages in St Petersburg to flagellation in the Phillipines.

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Romania poised for first female and first Muslim Prime Minister

Sevil Shhaideh, a Muslim woman from Romania's Tartar minority, was nominated on Wednesday for the role of PM, a double first for Romania

Sevil Shhaideh, a Muslim woman from Romania's Tartar minority, was nominated on Wednesday for the role of PM, a double first for Romania

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Dutch parliament backs partial ban on burqas

Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament have backed a partial ban on “face-covering clothing”, including Islamic veils and robes such as the burqa and…

Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament have backed a partial ban on “face-covering clothing”, including Islamic veils and robes such as the burqa and…

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German 'mole' is arrested over Islamist plot

An employee of Germany’s domestic intelligence service (BfV) has been arrested over a suspected Islamist plot to bomb the agency’s Cologne Headquarters.

An employee of Germany’s domestic intelligence service (BfV) has been arrested over a suspected Islamist plot to bomb the agency’s Cologne Headquarters.

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At least 30 killed and dozens injured in Kabul mosque attack

ISIL claims responsibility for a suicide bomb attack in a mosque in Kabul in which scores are killed and dozens more are injured.

ISIL claims responsibility for a suicide bomb attack in a mosque in Kabul in which scores are killed and dozens more are injured.

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Millions gather for Arbaeen

Tight security is in place in Iraq for the culmination of the annual pilgrimage procession for Shia Muslims.

Tight security is in place in Iraq for the culmination of the annual pilgrimage procession for Shia Muslims.

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Leading Koran preacher accused of abusing young boys

A well known reciter of the Koran and teacher of Islam in Iran is facing a possible death sentence after he was accused of sexually abusing several of his…

A well known reciter of the Koran and teacher of Islam in Iran is facing a possible death sentence after he was accused of sexually abusing several of his…

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Muslims pray by Rome's Colosseum in protest over mosque shortage

The Italian authorities have been accused of a crackdown on unofficial sites while regulations restrict the number of registered places of worship.

The Italian authorities have been accused of a crackdown on unofficial sites while regulations restrict the number of registered places of worship.

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Iraq: Karbala celebrates Ashura

Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims converged on the Iraqi city of Karbala to celebrate Ashura.

Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims converged on the Iraqi city of Karbala to celebrate Ashura.

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Dubai vies to be halal hub

The growth of halal food and lifestyle products is a focus of the Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai, presents huge business opportunity.

The growth of halal food and lifestyle products is a focus of the Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai, presents huge business opportunity.

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Happy New Year to both Jews and Muslims

This year, thanks to an unusual calender quirk we can wish Muslims and Jews a happy new year on the same day.

This year, thanks to an unusual calender quirk we can wish Muslims and Jews a happy new year on the same day.