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Sri Lankan Muslim leader warns of radicalisation after clashes

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 02:24

Sri Lanka`s Muslim minority could become radicalised and turn to foreign Islamic groups for support because of violent attacks on them by Buddhist hardliners, the island nation`s main Muslim leader and justice minister said on Friday.

Two killed in violent clashes in Egypt

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 00:58

At least two persons were killed and three others injured on Friday when clashes erupted between supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi and residents hostile to the Muslim Brotherhood group, from which he hails.

Ordinance promulgated for Maratha, Muslim quotas in Maharashtra

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:34

Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan promulgated an ordinance providing for 16 percent reservation for Marathas and 5 percent for Muslims in government jobs and educational institutions.

Bangladesh prohibits marriage with Myanmar`s Muslim Rohingyas

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 18:53

Bangladesh has banned official marriages between its nationals and Myanmar`s Muslim Rohingya refugees as they wed and use the marriage certificate for getting citizenship and Bangladeshi passports.

Thirty two jailed in China for violent `terror` content

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 15:19

At least 32 people were jailed in China today, three of them for life, for downloading and spreading terror-related audio and video as authorities crackdown on militants groups in the restive Xinjiang province, which they say are behind recent attacks.

China to recruit specialists to train anti-terror personnel

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:19

Bracing for a prolonged campaign against radical Islamist militancy in the volatile Xinjiang province, China will recruit counter-terrorism experts from Pakistan, US, Israel and other countries to train its new generation of?anti-terror personnel.

South-Asian organisations want US to end spying on Muslim-Americans

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 06:55

Expressing concern over reports that NSA and FBI monitored emails of prominent Muslim- Americans under procedures intended to target terrorists and spies, a coalition of South Asian organisations has appealed to the US to end surveillance on "innocent" community members.

Way cleared for Maharashtra ordinance on Maratha, Muslim quotas

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 00:52

Decks have been cleared for Maharashtra government to issue an ordinance to give effect to its decision to provide reservations to Marathas and Muslims in education and jobs.

NSA spied on five Muslim-Americans including Indian-American

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 23:19

The US National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI spied on five prominent Muslim-American activists, including an Indian-origin attorney, according to the leaked documents which showed use of objectionable religious slurs against these individuals.

Refugee agency says more than 35,000 people displaced by Yemen fighting

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 22:57

More than 35,000 people have been displaced in Yemen`s Omran province, a local government refugee agency said on Wednesday, a day after Shi`ite Muslim tribal fighters overran the provincial capital following fighting that killed more than 200 people.

George Clooney`s future mom-in-law objects to wedding

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 10:26

Amal Alamuddin`s mother Baria has reportedly objected to her daughter`s decision to wed George Clooney as he`s not a Druze Muslim.

Defamation case filed against Sharia court in Ahmedabad

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 22:58

With the SC ruling that Sharia courts have no legal sanctity, a defamation case has been filed against such a forum here for issuing a public notice in connection with a marital dispute.