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January 10, 2019 4:28 AM Amazon removes ‘offensive’ products containing Islamic text

Amazon removed home goods that included doormats and bath mats featuring verses from the Quran from its website last week. (Associated Press) Doormats featuring verses from the Quran were promptly removed from Amazon last week. The Council on American-Islamic Relations complained to Amazon on Jan. 3 about more than a dozen bathroom and outdoor mats, which 122

January 9, 2019 7:57 AM China Will Allow 2,000 Ethnic Kazakhs to Leave Xinjiang Region as Pressure Mounts

(ALMATY, Kazakhstan) — China is allowing more than 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to abandon their Chinese citizenship and leave the country, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said, in a sign that Beijing may be starting to feel a mounting backlash against its sweeping crackdown on Muslims in the far west region of Xinjiang. The detention of Uighur, Kazakh and other 127

December 23, 2018 10:09 AM Myanmar says policeman found dead near border with Bangladesh

YANGON (Reuters) - The body of a missing Myanmar policeman was found on the country’s troubled border with Bangladesh, state media and officials said on Sunday after a clash with unknown gunmen last week. Private Aung Kyaw Thet had been missing since his patrol was fired on from the Bangladesh side of the border on Dec. 17, according to the state-run 118

December 8, 2018 10:45 AM Malaysian Muslims stage rally to uphold Malay privileges

Thousands of protesters take a part in a rally to celebrate the government's move to withdraw plans to ratify a U.N. anti-discrimination convention at Independent Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Thousands of Malaysian Muslims are rallying in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip ethnic Malay majority of their privileges 92

November 22, 2018 6:57 AM Australia wants it easier to strip extremists of citizenship

CANBERRA, Australia – Australia revealed plans on Thursday to increase government powers to strip citizenship from extremists and to control the movements of Australian fighters who return home from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq. Prime Minister Scott Morrison outlined the contentious bills, some of which he wants passed in the final two-week parliamentary 98

November 20, 2018 2:55 PM 40 People Killed in Suicide Bomb Aimed at Muslim Scholars in Kabul

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has targeted a gathering of Muslim religious scholars in Kabul, killing at least 40 people. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh says another 60 people were wounded in the attack, which took place as Muslims around the world marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad. Interior Ministry 75

November 14, 2018 5:54 PM Rohingya repatriation to Myanmar will not begin on Thursday: source

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - The repatriation of Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar will not begin on Thursday as planned, said a source directly briefed of the matter late on Wednesday. “It is not happening tomorrow as nobody wants to go back,” said the source, who spoke on condition on anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter. The Bangladesh 76

November 14, 2018 7:29 AM Pence says Myanmar's handling of Rohingya 'without excuse'

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, meets Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Singapore, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Pence is Singapore to attend the 33rd ASEAN summit. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, Pool) SINGAPORE – Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rebuffed criticism over her government's treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims. U.S. Vice President 77

November 5, 2018 8:52 PM Egypt shelves Brazil visit as Bolsonaro's Israel decision sours ties

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Egypt has postponed a visit by Brazil’s top diplomat, Brazil’s foreign ministry said on Monday, in a move that two diplomatic sources said was due to the President-elect’s vow to relocate the South American country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Aloysio Nunes Ferreira was set to fly to Cairo for a Nov. 8-11 visit, during which 73

October 31, 2018 9:50 AM Towering statue of India's independence leader unveiled

Indian policemen gather next to the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya colony in Gujarat state, India, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. The 182-meters (597 feet) bronze statue of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, a key independence leader and the country's first home minister after British colonialists left in 1947, was inaugurated Wednesday by Indian prime minister Narendra 91