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UK: Muslim aid launches national Ramadan Charity campaign

Source : World Bulletin
London | 20 Jul 2011

International British charity Muslim Aid has launched a national Ramadan Charity campaign with the support of Asda superstores across London, Birmingham and Manchester.

According to the World's humanitarian news site The campaign will see Muslim Aid volunteers give their time to help customers at Asda stores pack their shopping at till points and in return raise money and awareness to tackle global poverty.


China raises death toll to 18 in Xinjiang violence

Source : Reuters
Xinjiang | 20 Jul 2011

China on Wednesday raised the death toll to 18 from a clash at a police station in the restive far western region of Xinjiang, saying that 14 "rioters" died along with two policemen and two hostages in the worst violence there in a year.

Government officials previously said at least four people were killed in what they described as a "terrorist attack". But the Germany-based exile group World Uyghur Congress said it was an attack on peaceful protesters.


Organization of Islamic Cooperation declares Somalia famine zone

Source : Anadolu Agency
Mogadishu | 20 Jul 2011

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu declared several regions of Somalia a famine zone.


Does Islam stand against science?

Source : Steve Paulson | The Chronicle Review
The Chronicle of Higher Education |
19 June 2011

We may think the charged relationship between science and religion is mainly a problem for Christian fundamentalists, but modern science is also under fire in the Muslim world. Islamic creationist movements are gaining momentum, and growing numbers of Muslims now look to the Quran itself for revelations about science.


Costs rise for Kremlin's Caucasus policy

Source : Reuters
Moscow | 20 Jul 2011

A star-studded football match featuring Diego Maradona, Europe's largest mosque and ubiquitous posters of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov — it's hard to miss the results of the federal government's heavy spending in the North Caucasus.

But the Kremlin is facing questions about how long it can bear the economic and political cost of pouring billions of dollars in subsidies into the mainly Muslim region to try to bring stability to an area facing daily separatist violence.


Russia's Muslim leader wants less coverage of terrorism

Source : RIA Novosti
MOSCOW | 19 Jul 2011

Russian TV channels should broadcast less news about terrorism and extremism, the chief mufti of Russia, Talgat Tadzhuddin, said on Tuesday at a meeting with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

"Once an explosion occurs somewhere, it is discussed every hour for at least two days," Tadzhuddin said. He suggested instead that media outlets pay more attention to "the lifestyle of the Russian peoples, their traditions and beliefs."


Iranian movies win major awards at St. Petersburg festival

Source : Tehran Times   
TEHRAN | 18 Jul 2011

Two Iranian movies grabbed major awards at the St. Petersburg International Film Festival Kinoforum that ran from July 10 to 15.

Asghar Farhadi’s Golden Bear winner “Nader and Simin: A Separation” was awarded the Grand Prix of the festival, while “Gesher” by Vahid Vakilifar grabbed Choice of the Jury special award, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Sunday.


Turkey's Erdogan says he wants to visit Gaza

Source : World Bulletin
Ankara | 19 Jul 2011

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the most popular figure across the Arab world due to his staunch support for Gazans, has said he is planning to visit Gaza after his trip to Egypt later this month.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday ahead of his visit to Turkish Cyprus, Erdogan said he wants to visit Gaza, but that plans are not definite yet.


Russia's Muslim Chechnya to ban energy drinks

Source : Reuters
Grozny | 18 Jul 2011

Russia's Muslim Chechnya region is planning to ban the sale of non-alcoholic energy drinks such as Red Bull to under 18s, saying they are un-Islamic and dangerous, health officials said on Monday.

The ban would be the latest restriction from authorities in Chechnya, where shops can only sell alcohol during a small morning time frame, eateries are shut during the Ramadan fasting month and women must wear headscarves in state buildings.


Argentina welcomes Iran's offer on Jewish centre bombing inquiry

Source : Associated Press
Buenos Aires | 18 Jul 2011

The Argentinian government has described as "very positive" an Iranian offer to co-operate with an inquiry into the South American country's deadliest terrorist attack.

Argentinians have long suspected high-level Iranian diplomats were involved in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people.


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