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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 »

Egypt seizes assets of 572 Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Egypt seizes assets of 572 Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Washington: Egyptian interim government has ordered the assets of more than 500 Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist leaders to be seized, including those of ousted President Mohammed Morsi . A Justice… Read more »