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US at war with those perverting Islam: Obama

US at war with those perverting Islam: Obama

US President Barack Obama says the US is "not at war with Islam - we are at war with the people who have perverted Islam". He was speaking to representatives from 60 nations attending a three-day event on extremism that follows attacks in Denmark and France.

UK radicalisation alarming: Charles

UK radicalisation alarming: Charles

The Prince of Wales has described the extent to which young people are becoming radicalised as "alarming" and one of the "greatest worries". In an interview with Radio 2's The Sunday Hour, Prince Charles spoke of his hopes to "build bridges" between different faiths. He also spoke of his "deep concern" for the suffering of...

Saudi King Abdullah dies at 91, new ruler Salman

Saudi King Abdullah dies at 91, new ruler Salman

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died, royal officials have announced, weeks after he was admitted to hospital. King Abdullah, who was said to be aged about 90, had been suffering from a lung infection. A statement early on Friday said his 79-year-old half brother, Salman, had become king. King Abdullah came to the throne in...

Saudi's new king Salman: Mediator in royal family

Saudi's new king Salman: Mediator in royal family

Saudi Arabia's new king, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, is a veteran of the country's top leadership, versed in diplomacy from nearly 50 years as the governor of the capital Riyadh and known as a mediator of disputes within the sprawling royal family. Salman, 79, had increasingly taken on the duties of the king...

Nobel winners urge Saudi scholars to condemn Badawi flogging

Nobel winners urge Saudi scholars to condemn Badawi flogging

Eighteen Nobel prize winners called on Saudi academics to condemn the flogging of Saudi blogger Raef Badawi in an open letter published by British newspaper the Independent on Tuesday. Badawi received 50 lashes earlier this month, the first of 20 weekly floggings he was sentenced to along with 10 years in prison for "insulting...

Terrorism: What's Islam got to do with it?

Terrorism: What's Islam got to do with it?

TERRORISM aims to spread fear in society by killing innocent people, and threatens peace and security in an individual's life, societies, as well as countries around the globe.   In 1794, Robespierre, who carried out the French revolution, first used terrorism by sending thousands of people to guillotines. From 1870, the racist Ku Klux...

Biswa Ijtema begins today

Biswa Ijtema begins today

Ignoring chilling winter and the 20-party blockade, thousands of devotees have gathered on the bank of the Turag at Tongi as the first phase of Biswa Ijtema, Muslims' second largest congregation after the hajj, begins today. Organised by Tabligh Jamaat, the first phase of Ijtema, which will formally start after Fazr prayers with religious...

‘71 campaign that never really worked

‘71 campaign that never really worked

With the Pakistan army facing defeats at East Pakistan war fronts one after another in December 1971, there were attempts to use religion to cover up the mindless genocide, boost their morale and raise funds for them. Terming the Pakistan troops mujahid or those who struggle for the sake of Islam, people were asked...

Sydney hostages: Gunman identified as Iranian

Sydney hostages: Gunman identified as Iranian

The gunman holding people hostage in a Sydney cafe has been identified as an Iranian refugee who was on bail facing a number of charges. Man Haron Monis, who was granted political asylum in Australia, was described by his former lawyer as an isolated figure, who was acting alone. Police say they will maintain central...

SYDNEY HOSTAGE CRISIS

Police storm siege building

Police storm siege building

Heavily armed police have stormed a cafe in Sydney where a gunman identified as an Iranian refugee has been holding dozens of people hostage. Paramedics carrying stretchers raced towards the cafe moments after a volley of loud bangs and flashes. Central Sydney has been in lockdown since the gunman seized the hostages early on Monday...

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