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BELGIUM POLITICS: Unwelcome! Belgium Struggles to Open Police to Muslim Minority

BELGIUM POLITICS: Unwelcome! Belgium Struggles to Open Police to Muslim Minority

“They (the police) are seen as the state and the Muslim community has shut down,” said Vincent Gilles, the head of Belgium’s main police union.

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UK POLITICS: Britain to Follow US and Ban Passengers With Laptops, iPads to UK-Bound Flights From Middle East

UK POLITICS: Britain to Follow US and Ban Passengers With Laptops, iPads to UK-Bound Flights From Middle East

Sources claimed terror concerns would lead to the UK taking the dramatic step on routes from as many as eight countries: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Egypt.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

More than 20 closed bakeries, 2 occupied by the government and 4 closed, is the balance that has been left by the new regimen of bakery inspections implemented by the regime of Nicolás Maduro at Caracas locales.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Restriction On Electronic Devices On Flights a ‘Muslim Ban By 1,000 Cuts’

USA POLITICS: Trump Restriction On Electronic Devices On Flights a ‘Muslim Ban By 1,000 Cuts’

The rule by Trump’s administration, would stop passengers bringing laptops, iPads and cameras in carry-on luggage and will affect at least nine airlines.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Against All Odds, Gaza Coach Introduces Baseball to Palestinian Enclave

PALESTINE POLITICS: Against All Odds, Gaza Coach Introduces Baseball to Palestinian Enclave

Palestine, Gaza: “We have received no financial support from anyone. I buy the balls and I make the bats,” coach, Mahmoud Tafesh said.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Parliament Passes Muezzin Bill to Ban Muslim Calls to Prayers

ISRAEL POLITICS: Parliament Passes Muezzin Bill to Ban Muslim Calls to Prayers

Israeli parliament, Knesset, has given preliminary approval to a bill to ban Muslim calls to prayers from being announced via loudspeakers at mosques in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 97 Nigerians Deported By South Africa

NIGERIA POLITICS: 97 Nigerians Deported By South Africa

“They (Nigerians) have been arbitrarily raided … More (deportations) will likely follow,” said Dabiri-Erewa, adding that drug offenders among those sent back had been handed over to the Nigerian police.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: UN to Australia: Protect Indigenous Women

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: UN to Australia: Protect Indigenous Women

Indigenous children are about seven times more likely than non-Indigenous children to be subjected to abuse or neglect and about 10 times more likely to be in out-of-home care, the United Nations said.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Xenophobia: When South Africa Show Criminal Ingratitude

NIGERIA POLITICS: Xenophobia: When South Africa Show Criminal Ingratitude

If South Africa wants to be ungrateful to Nigeria for standing by her in her time of need, they should just say so rather than kill our citizens.

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BARBADOS POLITICS: New Changes For March Against Gender-Based Violence

BARBADOS POLITICS: New Changes For March Against Gender-Based Violence

“We agreed we had to push up our march from 1 p.m. to 3.30 p.m,” Director of Life In Leggings Caribbean Alliance Against Gender-based Violence Ronelle King.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Condemns Violence Against Foreigners

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Condemns Violence Against Foreigners

“It is wrong to brandish all non-nationals as drug dealers or human traffickers,” South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said in a statement.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Delivers Public Condemnation of Anti-Semitic Threats

USA POLITICS: Trump Delivers Public Condemnation of Anti-Semitic Threats

“The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil,” Trump told reporters.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria to AU: Intervene Over ‘SAfrica Killings’

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria to AU: Intervene Over ‘SAfrica Killings’

“This is unacceptable to the people and government of Nigeria,” a senior presidential aide on foreign affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said.

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ECUADOR POLITICS: Trans Ecuadorians Vote for First Time

ECUADOR POLITICS: Trans Ecuadorians Vote for First Time

Ecuadorean transgender people on Sunday voted for the first time according to their affirmed gender, in what activists say are signs of progress in the socially conservative and Catholic Andean nation.

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GERMANY POLITICS: AfD Votes to Expel Lawmaker Who Criticized Holocaust Memorial

GERMANY POLITICS: AfD Votes to Expel Lawmaker Who Criticized Holocaust Memorial

Two-thirds of regional AfD leaders voted during a conference call to start a legal process within the party to oust Hoecke, who said in a statement he regrets the party’s decision.

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LIBERIA POLITICS: Weah Assures Islamic Community of Religious Tolerance

LIBERIA POLITICS: Weah Assures Islamic Community of Religious Tolerance

“I encourage you to use your roles to unite and not divide, promote peace and not discord; inspire hope and not despair, create dreams,” Senator Weah said.

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USA POLITICS: Trump’s Muslim Ban: The Realities And The Absurdities

USA POLITICS: Trump’s Muslim Ban: The Realities And The Absurdities

In reality, Trump and his followers have a ‘grudge’ against a system that is mortgaging their dream; however, doing a wrong diagnosis presupposes a wrong prescription.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Accuser Summer Zervos Follows Bill Cosby Playbook in Defamation Case

USA POLITICS: Trump Accuser Summer Zervos Follows Bill Cosby Playbook in Defamation Case

By professing his innocence, Trump who is now president of the United States had effectively called her a liar, Summer Zervos alleges in a defamation case.

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CANADA POLITICS: Police Patrol Mosques, Schools in Muslim Communities

CANADA POLITICS: Police Patrol Mosques, Schools in Muslim Communities

“We have been in touch with the police, asking for more protection for all the mosques of Quebec (City),” said Majdi Dridi from the Quebec chapter of the Muslim Association of Canada.

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INDONESIA POLITICS: FM Retno Marsudi Says Muslim-Majority Indonesia Deeply Regrets Trump’s Immigrant Vetting Plans

INDONESIA POLITICS: FM Retno Marsudi Says Muslim-Majority Indonesia Deeply Regrets Trump’s Immigrant Vetting Plans

President Donald Trump told reporters in White House’s Oval Office on Saturday his order was “not a Muslim ban” and said the measures were long overdue.

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