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Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK, KPK celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, UK Muslims and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday. The Zonal Moon Sighting Committee of KPK proposed the provincial government for announcement of celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday (today) after rejecting Central Ruat-e-Hilal Committee’s announcement. The Central Ruat-e-Hilal Committee announced last night that Shawwal moon …

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Hamburg becomes 1st German city to recognize Islamic holidays

BERLIN – Hamburg has become Germany’s first city to recognize Islamic holidays, a move meant to encourage the integration of a religious minority often vilified by opponents of immigration. Muslim employees and students will be allowed days off to celebrate their holidays and Islamic classes will be allowed in state …

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Protest Against Rape Paralyzes Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India: Shops and businesses shut down Saturday in Indian Kashmir to protest an alleged abduction and rape that triggered two days of violent anti-India demonstrations. The protests, held in the alleged rape victim’s village south of the main city of Srinagar, kindled concerns of a return to the deadly …

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AFSPA issue very sensitive, need mature decision: AK Antony

NEW DELHI: Terming the issue of withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) as “very very sensitive”, defence minister AK Antony today said the matter has to be handled in a “mature and cool” manner. Antony said he had “very frank” and “very fruitful” discussions with Jammu and Kashmir …

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Women Dress Gets Toronto Imam in Trouble

TORONTO: A Muslim imam has ended up in hot water after calling for changing Canadian laws to require women to cover themselves to prevent sexual assaults, amid accusations that his views reflect men’s desire for control of women. “This is not about what women wear,” Tarek Fatah, a Muslim writer, …

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