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By Aliia Raimbekova ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AA): Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan, the five Caspian littoral states reached a deal Sunday on the legal status of the resource-rich sea. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani, Kazakhtan’s Nursultan Nazarbayev, … Continued

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By Esref Musa   IDLIB, Syria (AA): At least 39 people, including 12 children, were killed when an arms depot exploded in a residential building, in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province on Sunday, according to the White Helmets civil defense agency. … Continued

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By Serife Cetin   BRUSSELS (AA): Betul Baslik, a Turkish-origin social services and pedagogy graduate, has been denied an internship by a Belgian retirement home due to her headscarf. Born and raised in Belgium, Baslik told Anadolu Agency that she … Continued

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By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): U.S. clothing retailer Gap’s advertising campaign for its back to school fashion line has drawn widespread criticism for including a girl wearing hijab. The advertisement promotes its children’s line of clothing and has been … Continued

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Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Thursday killed 50 people, including children traveling on a bus through a market, in Saada [Sa’dah] province, Yemen, according to Health official and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The coalition denied targeting … Continued

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By Mustafa Deveci   JERUSALEM (AA): At least two Palestinians have been killed in Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, Gaza’s Health Ministry said Thursday. They include a pregnant woman and her 18-month-old child, according to ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qidra. … Continued

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By Maecy Alviar   ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA)  In a significant milestone in the peace process between the Philippine government and the “Bangsamoro” — a collective term for Filipino Muslims — President Rodrigo Duterte oversaw Monday the ceremonial signing of the Bangsamoro … Continued

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By Shadi Khan Saif   KABUL, Afghanistan (AA & The Muslim News): The death toll from Friday’s twin suicide-bombing in a Shia Muslim mosque of Gardez city, Paktia Province rose to 39 on Saturday. 81 worshippers during Friday Prayers in … Continued

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By Islamuddin Sajid   ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA): At least 12 government schools were burned down by suspected militants in Pakistan’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan region on early Friday, police said. “Suspected militants have burnt down the furniture, books and damaged the school … Continued

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(The Muslim News): At least 56 civilians have been killed and 90 injured  in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah in air bombings carried out by Saudi and UAE-led coalition Thursday according local media. Many casualties include children and young … Continued

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JERUSALEM (AA): An Israeli court this week sentenced Darin Tatour, a prominent Palestinian poet, to five months in jail after convicting her of “inciting terrorism” in a poem she posted on social media. Tatour, a 36-year-old resident of the northern … Continued

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By Davut Colak   COPENHAGEN (AA): Thousands of people marched against a controversial ban in Denmark on the wearing of face veils in public that came into force Wednesday. Demonstrations were held in the capital city of Copenhagen and second … Continued

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By Shadi Khan Saif   KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): Dozens of people were killed in two separate attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday. At least 11 civilians, including women and children, were killed and 31 wounded in a roadside blast in western … Continued

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By Ahmad Adil & Abdul Adil   NEW DELHI (AA & The Muslim News):  Indian government issued a list excluding more than 4 million people, mainly Muslims, in the northeastern state of Assam – a move that could render them … Continued

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By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun   (AA): The death toll from 6.4-magnitude earthquake, which struck the popular tourist island of Lombok in eastern Indonesia on early Sunday, has reached to 14, local media reported. Indonesian authorities at West Nusa Tenggara said … Continued

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By Alaattin Dogru and Abdoulaye İbrahim Bachir   DAKAR (AA): At least 18 people have been killed in clashes in Mali’s central Mopti region, local media said Friday. According to one report, 18 Fulani men were killed when fighting broke … Continued

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JERUSALEM (AA): Israeli police sent reinforcements to East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque complex Friday amid ongoing clashes with Muslim worshipers, according to eyewitnesses. Forty Palestinian worshippers were injured. Israeli forces closed off gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East … Continued

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By Safiye Karabacak   GAZA (AA): A total of 152 people have been killed by Israeli forces during the ongoing protests in Gaza, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Thursday. Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said in a statement that 18 … Continued

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By Mahmoud Barakat (AA & The Muslim News): 220 people were killed Wednesday in a series of suicide bombings in southwestern Syria, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported. There were four blasts, one of which was carried out by … Continued

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