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Arbaeen peace march in Phulpur, West Bengal

Arbaeen peace march in Phulpur, West Bengal

The Bengali-language (Noor) news agency reported that a group of Shias in the city of Phulpur, West Bengal, organized a peaceful march to commemorate the Arbaeen anniversary of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him). According to what was reported by…
Amid fears of far-right extremists, Shiism spreads in Nepal as Buddhist village name changed to “Karbala”

Amid fears of far-right extremists, Shiism spreads in Nepal as Buddhist village name changed to “Karbala”

The Indian agency (Op India) said that a press team from it documented an increase in the number of mosques and Shia religious schools, along the border between India and Nepal located on the Himalayas. The agency, which pursues the…
Malaysia set to host international halal expo

Malaysia set to host international halal expo

In three days, Malaysia is expected to host over 1,400 business meetings involving local and foreign companies to boost business in the country’s halal industry. Considered one of the most prominent and longest-running halal trade events in the world, the…
‘World’s Halal Kitchens’ planned in Thailand

‘World’s Halal Kitchens’ planned in Thailand

Thailand aims to turn its southern border provinces into “world Halal kitchens” by promoting the manufacturing of food along Islamic traditions. Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Sreeon said on Friday that the plan is part of the government’s economic stimulation…
Long-awaited UN report on rights violations of Uighur Muslims released

Long-awaited UN report on rights violations of Uighur Muslims released

The office of UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has published its long-awaited report on alleged rights violations in China’s western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, brushing aside Beijing’s demands to keep a lid on a report that fanned a tug-of-war…
Tatarstan to create website dedicated to 1100th anniversary of adoption of Islam

Tatarstan to create website dedicated to 1100th anniversary of adoption of Islam

According to Realnoe Vremya online newspaper, the Tatarstan Ministry of Culture started to look for a developer of a website dedicated to the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by Volga Bulgaria — the jubilee is celebrated this year.…
Rohingya Muslims in exile mark five years since start of genocide in Myanmar

Rohingya Muslims in exile mark five years since start of genocide in Myanmar

In Bangladesh, thousands of Rohingya Muslims have staged protests in refugee camps to mark five years since Burmese soldiers began a campaign of ethnic cleansing and genocide against their community. The U.N. reports as many as 10,000 Rohingya were killed…
The Economist: Rohingya Muslims are slowly annihilating after 5 years of displacement

The Economist: Rohingya Muslims are slowly annihilating after 5 years of displacement

On the fifth anniversary of the displacement of the Muslim Rohingya minority and their forced displacement from their homes in Myanmar, today about 140,000 people live in the camps to which they were taken on the border with Bangladesh, where…
UNICEF: Nearly 1,000 children killed or injured in Ukraine-Russia war

UNICEF: Nearly 1,000 children killed or injured in Ukraine-Russia war

The UN children’s agency on Monday, August 22, said that nearly 1,000 children were either killed or injured in Ukraine since Russia launched its war in late February. This represents an average of more than five a day, according to…
China preserves one of the oldest written copies of the Quran in the world

China preserves one of the oldest written copies of the Quran in the world

 The Jiezi Mosque in Xunhua Salar Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China’s Qinghai Province preserves the oldest manuscript of the Holy Quran found in China so far, which is considered one of the oldest Quran manuscripts in the world as well.…
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