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Egypt Court Hands Life Sentence to Muslim Brotherhood Chairman Mohammed Badie

Egypt Court Hands Life Sentence to Muslim Brotherhood Chairman Mohammed Badie

Giza Criminal Court sentenced to life imprisonment (25 years) the Muslim Brotherhood Chairman Mohamed Badie and Safwat Hegazy, along with six more Brotherhood leaders: Mohamed Beltagy, Essam El-Erian, Bassem Ouda… Read more »

Nigeria Muslims Reject Boko Haram Caliphate

Nigeria Muslims Reject Boko Haram Caliphate

ABUJA – A leading Nigerian Muslim rights group has rejected Boko Haram’s claims that it has formed an Islamic caliphate in Gwoza town in Borno state, urging Nigerian army to… Read more »

Nigeria Students Want Hijab Ban Lifted

Nigeria Students Want Hijab Ban Lifted

Muslims in the south-western Nigerian state of Ondo have reiterated calls for the government to allow hijab in the schools and offer places for Friday payers in the schools as… Read more »

Bolivia declares Israel a ‘terrorist state’

Bolivia declares Israel a ‘terrorist state’

Bolivia has declared Israel a “terrorist state” and revoked a visa exemption agreement with Tel Aviv in protest at the ongoing Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip. The move… Read more »

Kidnapped Nigerian girls recount escape

Kidnapped Nigerian girls recount escape

Some of the girls who managed to escape after being abducted last month from a school in northeastern Nigeria by the group Boko Haram have given harrowing accounts of their… Read more »

Egypt’s teenage inventor barred from travelling to science event in US

Egypt’s teenage inventor barred from travelling to science event in US

A young inventor has spoken about his disappointment at being barred from representing Egypt an international science competition. Abdallah Assem, 17, was prevented from boarding a flight at Cairo Airport… Read more »

Egypt: 102 Muslim Brotherhood supporters jailed for 10 years

Egypt: 102 Muslim Brotherhood supporters jailed for 10 years

CAIRO – An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced 102 defendants it describes as Muslim Brotherhood supporters to 10 years in prison each on charges of violent rioting in a Cairo… Read more »

Brunei adopts sharia law, others in region consider it

Brunei adopts sharia law, others in region consider it

The sultan of Brunei has announced a controversial new penal code based on Islamic criminal punishments criticised by UN human rights officials. “Today… I place my faith in and am… Read more »

Egypt court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death

Egypt court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death

A court in Egypt has sentenced to death 528 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. They were convicted of charges including murdering a policeman and attacks on people and… Read more »

Jailed Egyptian children moved to ‘torture camp’

Jailed Egyptian children moved to ‘torture camp’

Egyptian security forces transferred 44 jailed children, out of 165, from Alexandria to a punitive detention centre in Cairo known by inmates as “the torture camp” in Tora. The children,… Read more »