International

In Gaza, an IT Company Has Google-Sized Aspirations

His company may not rival Google or German software maker SAP yet, but Gaza-based IT entrepreneur Saady Lozon has plans to change that.

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January 22, 2015

As Obama Visits, Signs that India is Pushing Back Against China

When Sri Lanka unexpectedly turfed out President Mahinda Rajapaksa in an election this month, it was the biggest setback in decades for China’s expansion into South Asia – and a remarkable diplomatic victory for India.

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January 22, 2015

Disenchanted Militants in South Asia Eye Islamic State with Envy

Splits within the Taliban, and doubts over whether its elusive leader is even alive, are driving a growing number of militant commanders in Afghanistan and Pakistan towards Islamic State (IS) for inspiration.

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January 22, 2015

UK Plea to Imams to Extremism Draws Charge of Islamophobia

Muslim groups accused the British government of copying the language of the far right on Monday and of stoking Islamophobia after ministers wrote to imams …

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January 22, 2015

OIC to Sue Charlie Hebdo Over Cartoons

The world’s largest bloc of Islamic countries has announced plans to sue Charlie Hebdo over the publication of new cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), amid increasing anger among Muslims worldwide

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January 22, 2015

Comedians Gather to Raise Money for Charlie Hebdo Victims

New York – It was not the typical night at New York City’s Comic Strip club.

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January 22, 2015

Former US Sailor Rocks Boat with Federal Lawsuit

Being a US sailor allowed Jonathan Berts a chance to travel around the world and study Arabic and Islam, but he says his commitment to faith resulted in mistreatment and an unfair dismissal.

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January 22, 2015

MPA Majid Zahoor Visits Houston

“It is a changed, and when anyone will enter Pakistan three to five years from now, it will be a positively transformed Pakistan.” Honorable MPA Majid Zahoor.

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January 15, 2015

Gulf Markets Edge Up as Oil Link Weakens

Gulf stock markets were volatile on Tuesday as oil prices hit new lows, but most bourses eventually edged up on the back of positive corporate announcements and expectations, continuing a trend towards partially decoupling from oil.

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January 15, 2015

Rumi Followers Fight to Keep Turks From Cashing In On Mystic’s Legacy

Each Sunday, visitors line up outside of the old Sufi lodge, now a museum, in Turkey’s tourist-filled Galata district, informational pamphlets, cameras and $20 tickets in hand.

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January 15, 2015

A Muslim Cartoonist on Lessons From the Charlie Hebdo Massacre

As a political cartoonist who happens to be both American and Muslim, I often find myself at the intersection of media curiosity: Muslim, with all the stereotypical notions attached to that, but also a freedom-loving artist and a humorist.

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January 15, 2015

After Charlie Hebdo Massacre, Muslims Must Reject Violence, and Governments Must Correct Course

For New Yorkers like me, whose mosque was just blocks from the World Trade Center on 9/11, the terrorist attack in Paris this week brought back shuddering memories.

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January 15, 2015

Sweden’s Mosques Bombed With Love

Stockholm – In an outpouring support for the Muslim community in Sweden, hundreds gathered in Uppsala city on Friday, January 2, to show solidarity with Muslims after a series of mosque attacks.

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January 8, 2015

Muslims in India Question Modi’s Silence on Conversions

Over the past weeks, far-right Hindushave held claimed “conversion” ceremonies for scores of Muslims and Christians.

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January 8, 2015

US and Israel: Sitting on a Legal Time Bomb

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has signed the Rome Statute, the founding treaty to join the International Criminal Court, a day after the UNSC failed to adopt the Arab coalition’s bid for the creation of a Palestinian state

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January 8, 2015

Global Muslim Organizations, Scholars Condemn Charlie Hebdo Attackers

Cairo, Egypt – The attack on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo which left 12 people killed has sparked angry reactions from world Muslims

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January 8, 2015

Jordan’s Prince Runs for FIFA Presidency

Amman, Jordan – Jordan’s Prince Ali bin Al Hussein declared he will run for the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) presidency next May,

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January 8, 2015

Jordan Tries Words (Not Weapons) to Defeat Islamic State

Jordan has long been a bastion of stability in a tumultuous region and a crucial U.S. ally in the fight against the Islamic State — its ruler, King Abdullah, has said Islam’s “war between moderation and extremism” is unprecedented. But the rise of Islamic extremism has put it on the edge.

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January 8, 2015

French Muslims On Edge After Paris Terrorist Attack on Satirical Magazine

Paris, France – A horrific attack on a satirical magazine that mocked Islam left 12 people dead Wednesday (Jan. 7) and put the Muslim community on edge.

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January 8, 2015

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