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{PCHR): Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)  (11 – 17 January 2018) Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt 3 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were killed, in the West Bank and … Continued

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By Abdullah Asiran   AMSTERDAM (AA): A mosque in the Dutch capital Amsterdam was targeted by a group of far-right extremists, the head of the mosque said on Thursday. The far-right “Rechts in Verzet” movement claimed responsibility for the attack … Continued

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By Hajer M’tiri   PARIS (AA): A far-right mayor’s decision to ban pork substitutes in school meals has been slammed by the head of a watchdog group. Julien Sanchez, mayor of Beaucaire town in the south of France and a … Continued

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By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal LONDON (AA): There is a “grave risk” in plans for repatriation for Rohingya refugees to Myanmar without the understanding of their legal status, destination and willingness to return, a parliament committee report said. The report by … Continued

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By Eshat Firat   JERUSALEM (AA): The Israeli authorities are deliberately keeping Jerusalem’s iconic Dome of the Rock Mosque in darkness, the Jordan-run Authority for Islamic Endowments (Awqaf) said in a Monday statement. “The Israeli occupation authorities aren’t allowing the … Continued

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By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI, India (AA): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in India on Sunday for a six-day visit. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received him at the airport. The two leaders were seen hugging each other … Continued

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By Ali Jawad and Haydar Hadi   BAGHDAD (AA): At least 25 people were killed in a double suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Monday, according to a local security official. More than 90 people were also injured … Continued

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By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Toronto police are hunting for a suspect after an 11-year-old Muslim girl was attacked Friday on her way to school by a male who tried twice to cut off her hijab with scissors. … Continued

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By Barry Eitel   SAN FRANCISCO (AA): A new study announced Friday found that an executive order signed by President Donald Trump barring travelers from several Muslim-majority countries caused a rare and significant shift in public opinion. According to a … Continued

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GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA) – Two Palestinian children were killed on Thursday in clashes with Israeli forces that erupted in both the occupied West Bank and the blockaded Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. “Ali Qino, 16, was … Continued

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By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA) – The delegation of European Union countries in Myanmar urged the government on Thursday to grant an independent international investigation team access to the country. The request comes after Myanmar military admitted … Continued

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By Islamuddin Sajid   ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA): At least two people were killed and several others injured on Wednesday after riots erupted in a city in southeastern Pakistan following the rape and killing of a minor girl, officials and local … Continued

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By Qais Abu Samra   RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA): The Palestinian leadership has been informed of a U.S.-proposed “Deal of the Century” — ostensibly aimed at resolving the decades-long Israel-Palestine conflict — via the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, a Palestinian … Continued

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By Aamir Latif KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): A suspected suicide bomber detonated himself up near a police patrolling vehicle in Quetta, the capital of southwestern Balochistan province killing seven persons, and injured another 15 on Tuesday evening, police and local media … Continued

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By Safvan Allahverdi   WASHINGTON (AA):  New York Police Department (NYPD) officials are investigating who is responsible leaving hate messages on the lockers of two Muslim officers, the department’s Muslim Officers Society told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday. “It is under … Continued

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By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA): The country’s two major Muslim revolutionary organizations have formed an alliance against ISIS or Daesh-inspired militant groups operating in southern Philippines. In a joint statement issued on Monday, Mohaqher Iqbal of the Moro … Continued

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By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): Sixty-four migrants are feared drowned after a rubber dinghy sank off the coast of Libya over the weekend, the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday. The migrants “lost their lives in the … Continued

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By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA): A Muslim man who was stabbed in southern India last week in alleged retaliation for the murder of a Hindu activist died on Sunday. Basheer Ahmed, 47, was attacked last Wednesday in Mangalore, … Continued

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By Burak Karacaoglu and Esref Musa   IDLIB, Syria (AA): At least 30 people were killed and 70 others injured in four explosions in Syria’s northern province of Idlib on Sunday. According to an Anadolu Agency correspondent in the region, … Continued

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