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Aussies Welcome Niqab Ban U-Turn

Aussies Welcome Niqab Ban U-Turn

A decision by Australia’s parliament house to reverse a previous ban on the face-veil worn by Muslim women has been widely welcomed by the opposition and rights group after a public outcry to lift t
Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 12:21

Indonesia Swears in President Jokowi

Indonesia Swears in President Jokowi
Amid celebratory atmospheres in the world’s most populous Muslim state, Indonesia’s Joko Widodo was sworn in on Monday, October 20, as president, with high hopes among supporters to bring national
Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 11:33

Friday Prayer Absentees Face Jail in Malaysia

Friday Prayer Absentees Face Jail in Malaysia
A decision by religious authorities in northeast Malay heartland state of Kelantan to imprison men who skip Friday prayers three weeks consecutively without a reason for one year has been criticized b
Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 11:04

Hundreds Visit Newcastle Mosque Open Day

Hundreds Visit Newcastle Mosque Open Day
Building on years of mutual trust with the community, a Newcastle mosque received more than 400 visitors in its open day event on Sunday, October 19, offering guests food and a chance to view Islam in
Last Updated on Sunday, 19 October 2014 20:24

Hindu Dad in U-turn on "Love Jihad"

Hindu Dad in U-turn on Love Jihad
In a new turning point in the claimed “love jihad” story between a Hindu teacher and a Muslim in Merrut district in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the father of the girl said his daughter
Last Updated on Sunday, 19 October 2014 19:20

Aussie Muslims Want "Fighters Bill" Frozen

Aussie Muslims Want Fighters Bill Frozen
A galaxy of Muslim groups, lawyers and civil rights groups have petitioned the Australian Attorney-General George Brandis to freeze the "Foreign Fighters Bill" for it has granted draconian powers to
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 18:29

In Indonesia: Pay to Get Second Wife

In Indonesia: Pay to Get Second Wife
In a bid to curb polygamy in the county, an Indonesian district has ordered civil servants to pay one million rupiah fee if they wanted to get a second wife, the decision has sparked criticism and is
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 19:02

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