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Turkish charity eyes donation to more than 1M in Ramadan

May 17, 2020

A Turkish humanitarian agency has an ambitious goal to reach more than 1 million needy people in Turkey and around the globe during the holy month of Ramadan, according to a top official with the group. With its slogan, All Together Ramadan, the charity wants to provide relief, mostly in Turkey, and in major crisis […]

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India: Islamophobia puts democracy under stress

May 15, 2020

India has become an epicenter of Islamophobia in Asia, with reports of oppression committed against the large Muslim population pouring every day amid the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. Rising anti-Islamic rhetoric, hate crimes, violations of rights of Muslims, and blaming them for the spread of the pandemic and of late now the police action against […]

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Report says virus fuels anti-Asian racism, xenophobia

May 13, 2020

Since the novel coronavirus outbreak emerged in China, Asians have become targets of hate speech, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said, urging governments for immediate action. “Asians and people of Asian descent have been targets of derogatory language in media reports and statements by politicians as well as on social media platforms, where hate speech […]

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OPINION – ‘Let’s celebrate cooperation and togetherness’

May 8, 2020

This year, like last year, May 9, Europe Day, falls in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when people around the world celebrate kinship and the spirit of togetherness. Europe Day too stands for solidarity and celebrating the spirit of community. My commitment to Europe as an idea and political project has a very personal […]

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UK rejects EU demand for office in Northern Ireland

May 3, 2020

The UK has rejected the EU demand  to set up a permanent office in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. The Republic of Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTE, reported on Saturday that Helga Schmid, secretary general of the EU’s external action service, told the UK in February that the EU wanted a permanent presence in Belfast […]

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Daniel Pearl’s parents challenge acquittal of accused

May 2, 2020

  The parents of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl filed an appeal in Pakistan’s Supreme Court against the acquittal of four men earlier convicted of their son’s murder. Four men – British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib, and Sheikh Adil – were found guilty of the abduction and beheading of the journalist in […]

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South Africa denies parole to white supremacist

March 17, 2020

South Africa’s justice minister Monday denied parole to a white supremacist who killed Chris Hani, a prominent anti-apartheid activist in 1993.Janusz Walus gunned down Hani outside his home in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, in April 1993, nearly throw…

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Kashmiri separatist leader charged for ‘murder’

March 17, 2020

A trial court in the Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir state has charged pro-independence leader Yasin Malik and six others for their alleged involvement in the 1990 killing of four Indian Air Force personnel.The charges included attempt to murder…

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