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835 Palestinians youths held for rock-throwing since 2005: Group

Source :  Associated Press
JERUSALEM | 18 Jul 2011

Over the past five years, Israel’s military has detained more than 800 Palestinian youths and children for pelting rocks at Israelis soldiers, and has interrogated and jailed many of them, a rights group said in a report released Monday.

Drawing on military statistics and interviews for its 70-page report, the Israeli rights group B’Tselem counted 835 minors who were taken into custody from 2005 through early 2011, including 34 children who were 13 or younger.


Israel considering apology to Turkey over Gaza flotilla raid

Source | World Bulletin
Ankara | 17 Jul 2011

The defense establishment is showing increased support for resolving the crisis between Israel and Turkey following the Mavi Marmara affair, even at the price of an apology to Ankara by Jerusalem, Haarets reported.

Internal discussions between defense officials and Justice Ministry officials over the past few weeks have suggested that a cautious apology could stop possible lawsuits by Turkish organizations against Israel Defense Forces officers and bring the affair to an end.


Belgium to ban the burqa next week

Source : Al Arabiya
Brussels | 16 Jul 2011

Belgium will enforce a burqa ban from July 23 with a fine and possible jail time for women who wear it, joining France as the second EU nation to forbid full veils, Belgian media said Thursday.

The new law was published Wednesday in the kingdom’s official journal after deputies approved it unanimously in parliament in April.


US troops start leaving Afghanistan

Source : Reuters
KABUL | 15 Jul 2011

The first US troops have left Afghanistan as part of US President Barack Obama’s planned drawdown of about a third of the 100,000 US forces there during the next year.

Facing growing political opposition to the nearly decade-old war, Obama announced in June the withdrawal plan, which was a faster timetable than the military had recommended.

The first 10,000 troops will come home by the end of the year, but Obama left the details up to his commanders.


US mosques urged to share Ramadan

Source : OnIslam & News Agencies
Washington | 15 Jul 2011

As the clock is ticking to the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, a US advocacy group is calling on mosques across the United States to open doors to non-Muslims during iftar to share the spirituality of the holy month and enhance Islam understanding in the country.


Islamic banking divides Nigerian religious leaders

Source : Scott Stearns | VOA
Lagos | 15 Jul 2011

Nigeria is introducing Islamic banking to bring more of the nation's estimated 70 million Muslims into the economy. But many prominent Christian leaders say it will further inflame religious violence.

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Islamic law prohibits paying or receiving interest or investing in businesses that provide goods or services that are contrary to Islamic principles.


Russia's supreme mufti stands for introduction of Muslim education system

Source : RIA Novosti
Penza | 16 Jul 2011

Supreme Mufti of Russia Talgat Tadzhutddin has proposed that three-stage system of Muslim education is established in Russia, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported on Saturday.

"Currently, Russia is dependant on the foreign Islamic universities," Tadzhutddin said at a meeting with Grigory Rapota, the special representative of the Russian president in the Volga Federal District.


Gaddafi rejects international recognition of rebels

Source : RIA Novosti
Moscow | 16 Jul 2011

Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi has rejected the recognition by 40 countries and other world powers of the rebel Transitional National Council as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people.


Clashes erupt at pro-reform protest in Jordan

Source : Al Jazeera
Amman | 16 Jul 2011

At least 10 people have been injured amid efforts by police to stop clashes between demonstrators and government supporters in the centre of the Jordanian capital, Amman.

Police used batons on Friday to disperse people outside city hall, beating and injuring nine journalists.

The clashes took place after about 2,000 people, including Islamists and youth groups, marched from the city's Al-Husseini mosque to the city hall.


Security forces kill 27 Syrian protesters

Source : Liz Sly | Washington Post
Beirut | 15 Jul 2011

Syrian security forces killed 27 antigovernment protesters in several towns and cities after prayers Friday, mostly in Damascus, amid indications that opposition to President Bashar Assad is hardening in the capital.


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