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Posted by Ak Ajans Nederland
Jul 23, 2017

Israel to remove metal detectors at Al-Aqsa compound

Israeli TV claims metal detectors at Al-Aqsa gates to be replaced with handheld ones Israel is set to replace metal detectors with handheld ones at the gates of Al-Aqsa compound amid rising tension, Israeli TV claimed on Saturday. According to Israeli television Channel 2, Israeli police decided to remove metal detectors as of Saturday night […]

Jul 23, 2017

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Jul 22, 2017

Greece-born Turkish minister’s promotion an ‘honor’

Muslim Turks in Greece’s Western Thrace region welcome promotion of new Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu This week’s elevation of a Greece-born Turkish politician to the post of deputy prime minister has been welcomed in his hometown. Hakan Cavusoglu’s news was greeted warmly by fellow politicians in the Komotini (Gumulcine) city of northern Greece. The […]

Jul 22, 2017

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Jul 22, 2017

Turkey sends over 10,000 tons of aid to war-torn Yemen

Turkey has sent more than 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to war-torn Yemen, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday in a statement. The statement said the aid vessel containing 10,560 tons of humanitarian assistance reached in Yemen’s port city of Aden on Thursday and welcomed at the port with a ceremony in the presence […]

Jul 22, 2017

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Jul 20, 2017

Quebec City mosque sent defaced Quran

Far-right group linked to vote against Muslim cemetery A package containing a defaced Quran and a suggestion Muslims use a hog farm as a cemetery was received at the Quebec City mosque where six Muslims were gunned down in January, Canadian media reported Wednesday. As well, a far-right group in Quebec is suspected of influencing […]

Jul 20, 2017

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Jul 19, 2017

Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan seek to bolster ties

Foreign ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan Wednesday exchanged their views on strengthening cooperation among the three countries. “This trilateral meeting will solidly strengthen the ties between the three countries,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. Cavusoglu’s remarks came after the fourth trilateral meeting in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku with his Azeri counterpart Elmar […]

Jul 19, 2017

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Jul 19, 2017

Quebec leader ‘disappointed’ Muslim cemetery rejected

Couillard promises to ‘see if we can find a solution together’ Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said Tuesday he was disheartened when the small town of St. Apollinaire voted against establishment of a Muslim cemetery and that the “story is not over,” Canadian media reported. Speaking to reporters in Edmonton where he was attending a Canadian […]

Jul 19, 2017

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Jul 18, 2017

Anti-Muslim hate crimes rise alarmingly in US

Bias incidents up 24 percent on year compared to first half of 2016, advocacy group says The number of anti-Muslim hate crimes rose 91 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2016, a leading Muslim advocacy group said Monday. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the number […]

Jul 18, 2017

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Jul 18, 2017

German judge bans woman from wearing headscarf in court

Syrian woman divorcing from husband instructed to remove headscarf at hearing A German judge has banned a Syrian woman from wearing a headscarf in court during divorce proceedings against her husband, local media reported on Tuesday. The woman’s lawyer Najat Abokal told daily newspaper Tagesspiegel that the judge in the eastern city of Luckenwalde sent […]

Jul 18, 2017

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Jul 17, 2017

Canadian town votes against Muslim cemetery

Mayor fears vote would tarnish SaintApollinaire’s reputation Residents of a small town in Canada voted Sunday 19-16 against a project that would have created the first Muslim owned and operated cemetery in the Quebec City region. Only 49 voters — neighbors of the area where the cemetery would be established in a wooded area of […]

Jul 17, 2017

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Jul 17, 2017

Merkel urges talks to resolve airbase row with Turkey

Chancellor says both German government and NATO will hold talks with Turkey Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged talks to resolve ongoing disputes with Turkey on German lawmakers’ visits to troops stationed in Turkey as part of NATO missions. In an interview with public television ARD on Sunday, Merkel said current disputes between Berlin and Ankara […]

Jul 17, 2017
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