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UNHCR to use zakat to aid Middle East refugees

The United Nations, short of funds to support millions of displaced people in the Middle East, has begun a scheme that would let Muslims make donations from the alms they typically pay state bodies for the benefit of the poor. ...

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Islamophobia in UK breeds vicious circle

The attack at Finsbury Park Mosque was the depressingly logical outcome of demonisation by tabloid headline writers and rightwing demagogues who portray Muslims as the enemy within, British commentators and Islamic leaders worry. From opposition politicians to JK Rowling and ...

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Syrian pilot found alive after US downed plane over Raqqah

The pilot of Syrian fighter plane recently shot down by the US-led coalition has been found in the countryside of Raqqah. According to Sputnik, Captain Ali fahd was found alive and well by Syrian troops in the village of Shuwaihat ...

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One dead, 10 injured in London mosque incident

One person was killed and 10 others injured on Monday when a van collided with pedestrians near a North London mosque in an incident which is being investigated by counter terrorism officers, police said. ‘One man was pronounced dead at ...

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43 dead in central Portugal forest fires

A catastrophic forest fire in Portugal has claimed at least 43 lives, officials say. Many died while trying to flee the Pedrógão Grande area, 50 km (30 miles) south-east of Coimbra, in their cars, according to the government. Several firefighters ...

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Three killed in blast at Colombia shopping centre

Three women have been killed in the Colombian capital, Bogota, in what the authorities say was a terrorist attack, BBC reports. An explosion occurred at a shopping centre north of the city centre. Eleven other people were injured in the ...

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US Navy destroyer collides with merchant vessel off Japan

Seven crew members are missing and at least three injured after a US Navy destroyer collided early on Saturday morning with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel south of Tokyo Bay in Japan, the US Navy said. The Japanese Coast Guard said ...

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Putin offers political asylum to Comey

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday offered to give political asylum to former FBI Director James Comey, poking at tensions between Comey and President Trump. “If Comey will be under the threat of political persecution, we are ready to accept ...

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Mahathir returns to politics

Mahathir Mohamad, the fourth Malaysian prime minister, held office from 1981 to 2003 The People’s Justice Party (PKR) political bureau has decided former prime minister Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad will be heading the Pakatan Harapan (PH) pro tem committee in ...

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Putin mourns loss of lives in CHT landslide

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed condolences at the loss of lives in devastating landslides in the southeastern hill districts of Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban on Wednesday. The Russian President in messages of condolence to President Md. Abdul Hamid and ...

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