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  • Families leaving Eastern Ghouta take prize possessions

    Families who have left Damascus neighborhood for Idlib tell of taking their most precious possessions with them. Abu Jawad was among thousands of Syrians who left their homes and underground shelters in the shrinking opposition enclave of Eastern Ghouta to one of the last remaining opposition-held areas in northwest Syria. With dozens of daily convoys.. More

  • Buddhists 'lured' to settle on Rohingya land

    Myanmar authorities have lured dozens of mainly Buddhist but with some Christians, Bangladeshi tribal families to cross the border and resettle on land abandoned by fleeing Muslim-majority Rohingya, officials said Monday. About 50 families from remote hill and forest areas on the Bangladesh side, attracted by offers of free land and food, have moved.. More

  • Mordechai: Israel holds two Palestinian bodies

    Israel is holding the bodies of two Palestinians killed by its snipers near the border with the besieged Gaza Strip, an Israeli official confirmed on Sunday. Yoav Mordechai said Israel will not return the bodies of the two Palestinians until the remains of two Israeli soldiers killed during Israel's war on Gaza are returned. "Gaza will not know.. More

  • Nearly five million in India's Assam at risk of citizenship loss

    Nearly five million people in India's eastern state of Assam face the threat of deportation after a top government official said they have failed to provide documentation proving that their families lived there prior to 1971. The risk comes as the government of Assam prepares to publish a preliminary list of citizens to incorporate into its National.. More

  • Imam of mosque ‘beaten to death’ in Serbia

    A 63-year-old imam of a mosque has been “beaten to death” on Saturday in the Muslim-majority city of Novi Pazar in Serbia. Nazir Salihovic was attacked when he was on his way back home after leading the night prayer at the mosque, the Serbian Islamic Union said in a statement. It said the attack on Salihovic was “unacceptable”.. More

  • Myanmar building military bases over Rohingya villages: Amnesty

    Myanmar is building military bases over flattened Rohingya villages, an international rights group said. Security forces have bulldozed houses and started constructing at least three new security facilities in Myanmar's western Rakhine state, said Amnesty International's Remaking Rakhine State report, which was published on Monday. The report, which.. More

  • An extraordinary city in the Islamic conquest: Bukhara

    The first conquest of the historical Bukhara city by the Muslims was in 674 by the governor of Khorasan, Ubeydullah Bin Ziyad. But only 30 years later, the Islamic ruling of the city was achieved. After Kuteybe Bin Muslim the new governor of Khorasan breaking the resistance of the Turkish allies with the local and deploying a garrison, the Muslim Arabs.. More

  • 1,389 civilians killed in Syria in February: Watchdog

    At least 1,389 civilians have been killed in conflicts across war-torn Syria in February 2018, according to a report published by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). The London-based rights group said in a monthly report released on Thursday that 67 percent of the victims were killed by the forces of Bashar al-Assad in besieged Eastern Ghouta. The.. More

  • Spain sees over 500 Islamophobic incidents last year

    More than 500 Islamophobic incidents were recorded in Spain last year, including against women and children and several mosques, according to a civil society group. Details of the incidents were documented in the report "Islamophobia in Spain 2017” released Friday by the Citizens’ Platform Against Islamophobia (PCI). According to.. More

  • Satellite images show destruction in Eastern Ghouta

    According to UN analysis, regime bombardment has levelled residential areas, infrastructure and businesses. The UN has released satellite imagery from areas inside Eastern Ghouta, showing the destruction continuous regime bombardment has caused. The Damascus suburb has been targeted by the continuous air attacks since the Syrian regime, aided by Russia,.. More

  • Syrian refugees 'at risk of being pushed to return'

    Aid agencies have warned that hundreds of thousands of Syrians are at risk of being pushed to return in 2018, despite ongoing violence in the Middle Eastern country. The warning was issued by six humanitarian agencies amid what they called a "global anti-refugee backlash", harsher conditions in regional countries who have taken in Syrians.. More

  • Muslims in Europe well-integrated, new study claims

    Muslims in Europe are well-integrated into mainstream society but are not fully accepted by all, according to a new study released by the Bertelsmann Foundation in Germany. The Religion Monitor 2017 surveyed education, working life and interreligious contacts of Muslims in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and the U.K., which are home to nearly.. More

  • 2nd largest mosque in Central Asia accommodates 10,000

    Khazret Sultan Mosque in Astana can accommodate up to 10,000 worshippers and stands as one of the Kazakh capital’s most unique and magnificent buildings. Built on 27-acres of land, it is the second largest mosque after Turkmenbasy Ruhy Mosque in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat and has been attracting tourists since 2012. The dome is 167-feet,.. More

  • Hundreds of patients await evacuation in E. Ghouta

    Hundreds of patients are awaiting evacuation from Syria's Eastern Ghouta, which is besieged by the Bashar al-Assad regime. Many babies and children have lost their lives in the area due to hunger and lack of medicines. Assad regime, which has intensified its siege on Eastern Ghouta in the last eight months, targets even schools and orphanages in the.. More

  • Syria: Post-war reconstruction booming in Jarablus

    Jarablus, a city in northern Syria near the Turkish border, is one of the few places to rebound after fighters from ISIL were defeated with help from Turkey. More than six years of war in Syria means it will take massive reconstruction efforts to rebuild cities that have been reduced to rubble. But construction is booming in Jarablus, where a local.. More