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Two French al-Qaeda suspects detained in Yemen

Two Frenchmen have been detained in Yemen for interrogation over suspected links to al-Qaeda militant group, which is active in the Arabian Peninsula country. Yemeni national security service chief, General Mohammed al-Ahmadi, said on Saturday that "two French nationals accused of belonging to al-Qaeda have been arrested” over the past two days. He added that around 1,000 al-Qaeda militants from “11 Arab an ...

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Iranian Shia Houses Horribly Burned by Mob in India

Two days after homes of Iranian Shias were torched by a mob, around 50 riot-scarred women returned to Aman Colony to pick up the pieces and scour for valuables among charred remains. They came in auto-rickshaws around noon, many of them still injured and limping with bandages strapped across heads as they walked through the ghost town which was once their bustling home and hearth. They broke down after spot ...

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Afghanistan: Shia cleric shot martyred by Taliban in Herat province

Taliban terrorists shot martyred a prominent Shia cleric in western Herat province of Afghanistan late on Thursday. The incident took place in the 12th police district of Herat city leaving the religious cleric Sheikh Azizullah Najafi critically wounded. A local security official said Sheikh Najafi succumbed to his injuries after he was taken to hospital following the attack. The official speaking on the co ...

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Yemen Shi’ites capture key district from al Qaeda, 35 people dead

SANAA: Yemeni Shi’ite Muslim Houthi fighters backed by government forces drove the local wing of al Qaeda from one of its last strongholds in central Yemen on Friday in intense fighting that killed at least 35 people, tribal sources said. The Houthis’ Ansarullah movement has become the main political force in Western-allied Yemen since capturing Sanaa in September and then pushing south and west into the Su ...

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Huge suicide blast rocks Shiite ceremony in Nigeria’s Yobe, 32 martyred

At least 32 Shia mourners were martyred and many were injured after a huge suicide bomb targeted Shia mourners observing the holy day of Ashura exploded in Yobe state in northeastern Nigeria, The Shia Post reports. The Boko Haram Wahabi terrorists bomber joined the ceremony in Potiskum town and blew himself up, the witnesses said. The bomb exploded when the crowd was marching to mark Ashura, a solemn day wh ...

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Indian soldiers attack Shia mourners in Kashmir

Indian police and paramilitary forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir have attacked a group of Shia Muslims participating in a religious procession marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), injuring and arresting a number of people, Press TV reports. On Sunday, Indian forces used batons and fired tear gas to disperse the crowd in Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar. Several Shia mourners were injur ...

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Muslim sheep slaughter to be banned in Moscow during Eid al-Adha feast

Prayers marking the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, will begin at all Moscow mosques at 7 a.m. on October 4, a spokesman for the city's inter-regional cooperation, national policy and religious organizations department said. Sacrificial sheep will be slaughtered on farms and in slaughter houses in individual villages of the Moscow Region, the spokesman said. Eid al-Adha, the feast of the sacrifice, honors the ...

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Sydney Shiite man killed by Taliban in Afghanistan

An Afghan Australian man allegedly tortured and killed by the Taliban may have been targeted because he was from Australia. That is one of the theories being examined as the federal government tries to confirm the death of Sydney man Sayed Habib Musawi. His family says he had been in Afghanistan to visit relatives but was captured by the Taliban just over a week ago while on a bus trip. They say his body wa ...

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Alaska Set to Open First Mosque

A relatively small Muslim community in America’s far north western state of Alaska have put final touches on their first mosque. "It will be a two-story building. The men will be in the prayer area on the first floor and the women will be on the second floor,” Heather Robertson Barbour, a Muslim who lives in Anchorage, told PRI on Tuesday, August 26. “There will be a balcony where women can watch the Imam w ...

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No Burkinis! Morocco hotels ban ‘halal’ suit

Several Moroccan resorts in the tourist city of Marrakesh have issued new regulations, banning the use of modest burkini in their private pools over what they called “hygiene reasons”. Only “ordinary swim-suits” are permissible, Mazagan beach resort, located in al-Jadida which is south of the economic capital Casablanca, told Al Arabiya News. The officials of the resort added that burkinis are not allowed t ...

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