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Freedom Fighter Killed in Ingushetia PDF Print E-mail

A leading Islamist freedom fighter in Russian-occupied Muslim Ingushetia (next to Chechnya), Saeed Buryatsky, has been killed during a raid by Russian troops. (BBC, 6 March 2010)

Irish Town Removes Israeli Ambassador's Name PDF Print E-mail

Carrickmacross town council in Ireland decided to remove a page signed by the Israeli ambassador from its guestbook. (BBC, 2 March 2010)

Newspaper Apologizes for Cartoons PDF Print E-mail

Danish newspaper Politiken apologised for offence caused when it reprinted a blasphemous cartoon of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in 2008. Other Danish newspapers criticised Politiken for its move. (BBC, 26 February 2010)

New American Bloc Excludes USA PDF Print E-mail

Latin American and Caribbean nations have agreed to set up a new regional body without the US and Canada. The new bloc would be an alternative to the Organisation of American States, the main forum for regional affairs in the past 50 years. (BBC, 24 February 2010)

Russian Soldiers Killed in Chechnya PDF Print E-mail

Muslim freedom fighters kill 5 Russian soldiers in Chechnya and injure 6 in a gunfight. (BBC, 5 February 2010)

Ireland Eyes Islamic Finance PDF Print E-mail

Seeking to get a share in the growing Islamic finance industry, the Irish government has presented a new bill allowing Shariah-compliant financial transactions to woo Muslim investors. The Islamic banking system is practiced in 50 countries worldwide, making it one of the fastest growing sectors in the global financial industry. There are nearly 300 Islamic banks and financial institutions worldwide whose assets are predicted to grow to $1 trillion by 2013. (IOL, 5 February 2010)

Internet Use and Depression PDF Print E-mail

There is a strong link between heavy internet use and depression, UK psychologists have said in a study reported in the journal Psychopathology. (BBC, 3 February 2010)

French Recommend Veil Ban PDF Print E-mail

A French parliamentary committee recommended a ban on women wearing Islamic face veils in France. They proposed a ban in hospitals, schools, government offices and on public transport. (BBC, 26 January)

Irish Church Abuse of Children PDF Print E-mail
The Murphy report shows the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland failed to address sex abuse of children by priests from 1975-2004. The report laid bare a culture of concealment where Church leaders did not protect children in their care. Paedophile priests were moved from parish to parish, free to repeat their actions on new victims. (BBC, 21 January 2010)
Muslim Science Exhibition PDF Print E-mail
An exhibition opened at the Science Museum, London celebrating 1,000 years of science from the Muslim world. From about 700 to 1700, many of history's finest scientists and technologists were Muslims. (BBC, 21 January 2010)
Turkish Airlines in Soccer Deal PDF Print E-mail
Manchester United signed a multi-million pound sponsorship deal with Turkish Airlines which will see the airline become the team's official carrier. (BBC, 21 January 2010)
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