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‘Source of all evil’: Top Saudi cleric slams Twitter
In the latest attack against Twitter in Saudi Arabia, the Gulf state's leading cleric criticized Twitter as "the source of all evil and devastation," triggering a social media firestorm.

22.10.2014 09:31

Right into enemy hands? ISIS shows off new weapons allegedly airdropped by US (VIDEO)
​Islamic State has published a new video in which a jihadist shows off brand-new American hardware, which was purportedly intended for the Kurds they are fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani.

21.10.2014 21:53

YouTube pranksters expose police racial profiling in NY
Two YouTube pranksters have staged a small experiment- in one case they wore western clothes and argued in front of policeman who said nothing. In the other, they did the same but in Muslim clothes and were stopped and frisked by the same officer.

21.10.2014 11:48

French ‘Halal test’ detects presence of pork
A new kit has gone on sale in France to detect the presence of pork or alcohol in various produce. The ‘Halal Test’ is aimed at the Islamic market and claims rapidly to detect the presence of pork in any meal.

21.10.2014 11:53

​Religious hatred, wealth inequality top global threat poll
Middle Easterners see religious and ethnic hatred as the top global threat, according to a Pew survey published last week. Meanwhile in Europe, fear of inequality prevails. However, religious hatred is seen as a growing threat throughout the world.

21.10.2014 09:27

‘Yemen could become the next Syria and Iraq’
The situation in Yemen is dangerous, with President Hadi and the military unable to confront Al-Qaeda, the Houthi in the capital, and Al-Islah using religious tension to regain power, Catherine Shakdam of the Beirut Center for Middle East Studies told RT.

20.10.2014 10:59

Paris opera ejects woman in Muslim veil after cast refuses to sing
A woman in niqab, a traditional Muslim veil, was asked to leave the opera in Paris after the cast said they wouldn’t perform if a solution wasn’t found. She had to leave the auditorium, because wearing a veil covering the whole face is banned in France.

20.10.2014 04:42

UK finally sanctions Qatari terror funder – 10 months after US
The UK has added a Qatari financier to its sanctions list - 10 months after he was blacklisted as a ‘global terrorist’ by the US. The British government now faces scrutiny over its sanctions regime and calls to tighten up.

19.10.2014 16:00

Abbas warns of legal measures against Israeli ‘aggression’ on Al-Aqsa mosque
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas warned that his government will seek international “legal measures” to deal with Israeli “aggression” against Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque.

19.10.2014 03:30

Four men appear in London court over alleged ISIS-inspired terror plot
Four young men have appeared in a London court in connection with an alleged terror plot to shoot and kill police officers and soldiers in the capital. The defendants allegedly swore allegiance to Islamic State extremists.

18.10.2014 17:22

Voodoo chicken killing shocks Geneva, prompts calls for CCTV surveillance
A dead chicken killed voodoo-style has been found in a park in Geneva, Switzerland. Shocked locals are demanding surveillance cameras at the site, while a government agency is speculating whether such killings are against the law.

18.10.2014 14:38

Sanctions, anyone? Russian monks pick up Italian cheese-making trade
Monks of a northern Russian monastery have made international headlines with their plans to start a cheese factory, specializing in Italian recipes. It comes amid Moscow's counter-sanctions against the EU, which ban the import of European dairy products.

18.10.2014 01:55

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