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By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will seek a vote of confidence from parliament following his party’s unexpected defeat on a key Senate seat from the capital Islamabad on Wednesday. Addressing a news conference … Continued

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By Barry Ellsworth   TRENTON, Canada (AA): Attacks and threats against five Somali-Canadian Muslim women have been reported in Edmonton, Alberta in the last 10 weeks, according to media reports Tuesday. In the Alberta province cities of Edmonton and Calgary, … Continued

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By Muhammad Al-Samei and Aziz Al-Ahmadi   SANA’A, Yemen (AA): Yemen’s Ansar Allah [Houthi]  movement on Sunday claimed to have carried out missile and drone attacks on “sensitive sites” in Saudi Arabia. Rebel spokesman Yahya Saree described the attacks as … Continued

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By Mohammed Dhaysane   MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA) – At least three people, including two soldiers, were killed in Somalia’s capital Sunday morning in a bomb blast targeting a military vehicle carrying senior staff. Wounding several others, the attack took place … Continued

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By Olarewaju Kola MAIDUGUEI, Nigeria (AA): Nigerian military and police began operations to rescue hundreds of schoolgirls abducted from a boarding school early Friday in northwest Zamfara State, according to officials. Governor Bello Mohammed said police and other security agencies … Continued

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By Hilal Mir   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India, (AA): The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference (NC), the two main pro-India parties in Jammu and Kashmir, welcomed a joint statement by Indian and Pakistani army officials on … Continued

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By Muhammad Mussa LONDON (AA): Up to 99% of people entering the UK are not following government rules by checking into designated quarantine hotels, an official said Wednesday. Speaking to the Home Affairs Committee, Border Force Director-General Paul Lincoln said … Continued

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Ali Jawad   BAGHDAD (AA): Iraq’s health minister said Wednesday that hundreds of children have contracted a new variant of the coronavirus. “More than 300 children under the age of 14 years have been infected with the new strain since … Continued

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By Alyssa McMurtry   OVIEDO, Spain (AA): Residents and officials in the small Spanish town of San Javier, Murcia have condemned a violent attack against a mosque that took place early Sunday morning. According to local media, at around 4 … Continued

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By Shweta Desai   PARIS (AA): French Muslim organizations on Tuesday strongly condemned vandalism of an under-construction mosque in Strasbourg with Islamophobic graffiti. The words, “No to Islam, go back to your village” were sprayed across the fence on the … Continued

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By Ahmed J Versi   London, (The Muslim News): Whitehall said Tuesday that Penny Mordaunt’s meeting with Muslim Council of Britain (MCB)’s newly elected Secretary General, Zara Mohammed, on Friday, was not an official meeting. Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s official … Continued

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By Riyaz ul Khaliq   ANKARA (AA) – The UN refugee agency on Monday called for immediate efforts to search and rescue a group of Rohingya refugees stranded in the Andaman Sea in the Indian Ocean. The precise location of … Continued

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By Md. Kamruzzaman   DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): A devastating fire in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka burnt down over 100 shanties on Sunday evening, officials and locals said. “Primarily we came to know that nearly 150 houses have been damaged due to … Continued

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By Dilan Pamuk   (AA): The UN said in a report that Palestinian socioeconomic development has suffered one of its worst years since 1994. The report published Thursday by the Office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East … Continued

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By Beyza Binnur Donmez and Shuriah Niazi (AA): Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday accused the Indian government of adopting laws and policies that “systematically discriminate against Muslims and stigmatize critics of the government.” HRW’s report came days ahead Feb. … Continued

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By Hilal Mir   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India (AA): As diplomats from nearly two dozen countries continue their two-day visit in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, commentators and politicians say that another “guided tour” would not change ground realities in … Continued

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By Nusrat Sidiq SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir (AA) – Three Indian army employees were arrested by the regional police of Indian-administered Kashmir in connection with the alleged molestation and kidnapping of a young girl from North Kashmir’s Bandipora district, authorities … Continued

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By Syed Zafar Mehdi and Ahmet Dursun   TEHRAN (AA): The Indian navy has joined a naval drill that began Tuesday between Iran and Russia in the North Indian Ocean while China is also expected to soon take part. Iran’s … Continued

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By Salam Abu Sharar   RAMALLAH (AA): Israel has barred the entry of 2,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine sent by the Health Ministry to the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Health Minister Mai Alkaila confirmed Monday. Alkaila said the ministry holds … Continued

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