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Indonesians hold Independence Day celebrations in Moscow

Source : Ibrahim Abdulaev |
Moscow | 17 Aug 2011

(IslamDag) - Indonesian Ambassador Hamid Awaluddin hoisted the national flag on Wednesday to mark the beginning of the 66th Independence Day celebrations of his country in Russia. Embassy officials, Indonesian students and expatriates, invited guests and dignitaries around 200 guests were present.


China bans Ramadan, continues clampdown on Uyghur Muslims

Source : Eurasia Review   
BEIJING | 12 Aug 2011

China is placing restrictions on its Muslim Uyghur population during the fasting month of Ramadan, following a string of violent attacks in its northwestern region of Xinjiang.

Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress, said Ramadan, which runs roughly from Aug. 1 to 30 this year, has brought a fresh clampdown on Muslims in the wake of violent attacks in the Silk Road cities of Kashgar and Hotan.


Muslims in Kenyan-Somali camps fast despite bad conditions

Source : Anadolu Agency
Dadaab | 16 Aug 2011

Muslims living in refugee camps on the Kenyan-Somali border fast during the holy month of Ramadan despite the extremely hot weather.

The Dadaab Refugee Camp on the Kenyan-Somali border is one that thousands of hungry and thirsty individuals walked to for days in order to find food and water.

Muslims living in hot weather and bad conditions continue to fast and teach the holy Qur'an in small homes built of tree branches.


Using Shariah to create fear

Source : Arab News
WASHINGTON | 16 Aug 2011

Oklahoma recently passed anti-Shariah legislation that is being challenged in court, but twenty other states have introduced legislation similar to Oklahoma’s.


Ramadan in Dubai: a month of soaring food waste?

Source : Jason Benham & Warda Al-Jawahiry | Reuters
DUBAI | 16 Aug 2011

Hundreds of Asian laborers sit silently on the floor outside Dubai’s Fatima Hassan Mosque in front of plates laden with fruit, pakoras and biryani as they wait patiently in the energy-sapping humidity to begin their Ramadan iftar.


Explosives detectors to be installed at gates of Mecca's Holy Mosque

Source : Riazat Butt | The Guardian
Mecca | 15 Aug 2011

Explosives detectors are to be installed at the entrances to the Holy Mosque in Mecca as the Saudi authorities boost security around the city's holy sites.

Around 180 people work on a shift pattern to man the gates leading to the Masjid al-Haram, which surrounds the Ka'aba, the black granite cube that Muslims turn to when praying.


Tank, navy attack on Syria’s Latakia kills 24

Source : Khaled Yacoub Oweis | Reuters
AMMAN | 14 Aug 2011

Syrian tanks and navy ships shelled the main Mediterranean port city of Latakia on Sunday, residents and rights groups said, killing 24 people as President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces launched an offensive by land and sea to crush protests against his rule.


Another Turkish aid ship set to depart for Somalia

Source : Anadolu Agency
Ankara | 14 Aug 2011

A Turkish aid ship will depart from Istanbul for Somalia on August 14.

Somalia aid ship "Gaza" will carry humanitarian assistance comprised of flour, sugar, baby food, rice, corn, pasta, milk powder and medicines as part of the aid campaign initiated by IHH Humanitarian Aid Foundation.


Israelis take to streets for 4th week of protests

Source : Aron Heller | AP
JERUSALEM | 14 Aug 2011

Tens of thousands of Israelis poured into streets across the country Saturday for a fourth consecutive week, expanding their protest movement against the nation’s high cost of living from major central cities to smaller ones in outlying areas.

 The mass demonstrations have become a weekly ritual this summer, delivering Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government its most serious domestic crisis.


Iranians protest over UK police 'savagery' in riots

Source : Reuters
TEHRAN | 14 Aug 2011

Some 200 students held a demonstration outside the British embassy in Tehran on Sunday to protest at what President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the “savage” police treatment of people involved in street unrest in London last week.

Watched by around 50 riot police, some students threw eggs toward the embassy compound and at the end of the protest they held up masks of Mark Duggan, the man whose shooting by police sparked the protests and riots in Britain.


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