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Australia confirms that it has reports documenting China’s violations of the Uyghurs

Australia confirms that it has reports documenting China’s violations of the Uyghurs

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne confirmed that her country has reports documenting China’s brutal practices against the Uyghur Muslim minority in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region.Payne said that the Chinese embassy in Canberra called on Australian journalists to convince them that…
China hands two Uighur ex-government officials death penalty for ‘separatism’

China hands two Uighur ex-government officials death penalty for ‘separatism’

Two Uighur ex-government officials in China’s Xinjiang have been handed death sentences for carrying out “separatist activities”, a court said, as Beijing comes under increasing fire for its actions towards minority groups in the region.Shirzat Bawudun, a former head of…
Rohingya soon to have their first Quran translation

Rohingya soon to have their first Quran translation

For the first time, the Rohingya Muslims will be able to listen to an authentic recitation of the Quran in their own language as an audio and video translation of Islam’s holiest scripture will go online in a few days.The…
More than 90 dead in Indonesia, Timor-Leste floods, dozens missing

More than 90 dead in Indonesia, Timor-Leste floods, dozens missing

Tropical cyclone Seroja pounded Indonesia and Timor-Leste, today, Monday (Apr 5), after torrential rains triggered floods and landslides that have killed at least 91 people and left dozens missing.Packing heavy winds and rain, the storm heaped more misery on the…
India: Police file complaints against Hindu priest

India: Police file complaints against Hindu priest

Police in India registered two cases on Saturday against a Hindu priest for blasphemous remarks against the holy prophet of Islam, peace be upon him and his progeny.The cases, one in Mumbai and another in New Delhi, were registered against…
Russian security forces arrest terrorist who planned to blow up a mosque and carry out operations against Muslims

Russian security forces arrest terrorist who planned to blow up a mosque and carry out operations against Muslims

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced that it had arrested a citizen affiliated with a Ukrainian terrorist group, who was planning to carry out operations against Islamic sites in the Altai region in western Siberia, Russia.The FSB clarified in…
Selangor Sultan warns of insulting Islam and calls on officials to adhere to Sharia

Selangor Sultan warns of insulting Islam and calls on officials to adhere to Sharia

The Sultan of Selangor Province, Malaysia, Sharafuddin Idris Shah, affirmed that mocking Islam and insulting Muslims is a legitimate criminal offense throughout the country, reminding some parties of the penalty for issuing such insults.According to what was reported by Sinar…
Istanbul Municipality Buys Quran Manuscripts in Auction

Istanbul Municipality Buys Quran Manuscripts in Auction

The municipality of Istanbul, Turkey, recently bought 9 manuscripts of the Quran and other artworks in a Sotheby’s auction.The purchase price of these artworks has not been announced, as a rare 16th-century picture of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the First…
12,000 civilians flee in Burma after air strikes by the Burmese army

12,000 civilians flee in Burma after air strikes by the Burmese army

An armed ethnic group in Burma said that more than 12,000 civilians had fled air strikes launched by the Burmese army in recent days, noting that the bombing had led to many casualties and the destruction of a number of…
Myanmar facing ‘bloodbath’, UN envoy tells Security Council

Myanmar facing ‘bloodbath’, UN envoy tells Security Council

The United Nations’ envoy on Myanmar implored the Security Council on Wednesday to take action amid an escalating crisis in the Southeast Asian nation, warning of the risk of civil war and an imminent “bloodbath” amid a violent crackdown on…
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