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China city bans bearded, veiled people from buses

A city in China's restive western region of Xinjiang has banned people with head scarves, veils and long beards from boarding buses, as the government battles unrest with a policy that critics said discriminates against Muslims.

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Syria-Iraq 'caliph' incites Muslims to holy war

The leader of the al Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the "caliphate" it has declared on captured Syrian and Iraqi soil. Proclaiming a "

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World’s 'first Ramadan Phone' launched

Carib Publishing has announced the launch of the world’s first Ramadan Phone, a patented technology that allows the Islamic faithful to have a rich, immersive experience during the Holy Month. A global digital media publishi

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Five die in Christian-Muslim clashes in Egypt

Five Egyptians were killed and eight wounded in clashes between Christians and Muslims in a town near Cairo, security sources said on Saturday, in some of the worst sectarian violence in Egypt for months. Christian-Muslim confront

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Iraq Sunnis block trade routes in protest

  Tens of thousands of Sunni Muslims blocked Iraq's main trade route to neighbouring Syria and Jordan in a fourth day of demonstrations on Wednesday against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.  

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‘No religion’ third group after Christians, Muslims

People with no religious affiliation make up the third-largest global group in a new study of the size of the world's faiths, placing after Christians and Muslims and just before Hindus. The study, based on extensive data for

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Muslims across the world celebrate Eid

Muslim worshipers around the world gathered at mosques on Friday to mark the beginning of the four-day Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, which is one of the most important holidays in the Muslim Calendar. It includes the pilgri

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3 million Muslims begin Haj pilgrimage

  Nearly 3 million Muslim pilgrims started the first phase of the annual Haj on Wednesday, travelling through packed streets from Makkah's Grand Mosque to the enormous camp at Mina just outside the city.  

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Muslims decry French cartoon as new insult

Muslim leaders criticised a French magazine's publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Wednesday as another Western insult to their faith and urged France's government to take firm action against it. "We rej

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Bahrain King underlines Muslim world unity

Islamic states must unite for a better future for the Muslim world, His Majesty King Hamad said, stressing joint historic responsibilities and aspirations to reach understanding and bridge the divide among Muslims. The King, who headed

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