Grenoble Votes to Authorize Controversial Burkini

Fourth EstateWoman wearing a "Burkini"

The French city of Grenoble is poised to vote on Monday on whether Muslim women can once again wear burkinis in public pools. “Today is the city council meeting during which the city of Grenoble will propose to modify the …

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Nigerian Student Lynched for Blasphemy

Fourth EstateMuslim students of the Shehu Shagari College of Education went on a rampage after student Deborah Yakubu (pictured) made a statement on WhatsApp that they considered offensive against the Prophet Muhammad - Courtesy

Muslim students in the northwest Nigerian city of Sokoto stoned and burned a Christian student to death after accusing her of posting blasphemous statements on a WhatsApp group against the Prophet Muhammad on Thursday. Sanusi Abubakar, a Sokoto police spokesperson, …

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UN Expresses Concern Over Taliban’s Compulsory Burqa For Afghan Women

Marius ArnesenAfghan women wearing burkhas on the street in Herat, Afghanistan - Marius Arnesen

The United Nations has expressed its deep concerns over the Taliban’s new order for the Afghan women to compulsory cover their faces in public and should only leave their homes in case of necessity. The United Nations Assistance Mission in …

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Rohingyas Celebrating Eid Detained in Bangladesh

Fourth EstateRohingya Refugees - EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid

Bangladesh police detained at least 450 Rohingya Muslims celebrating Eid on a beach on Wednesday. Police spokesman Rafiqul Islam said that officers conducted raids in the town of Cox’s Bazar on the second day of the Eid holidays. Islam added …

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Palestinians and Israeli Police Clash as Temple Mount Re-opens to Jewish Worshippers

Palestinians and Israeli police engaged in clashes at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as the site reopened to the Jewish worshipers on early Thursday. Israeli police said that dozens of Palestinians threw stones toward security forces while escorting the Jewish …

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Iran Calls For International Cooperation to Counter Islamophobia

Iran has called on the international community to accelerate efforts to counter growing religious and racial discrimination as well as Islamophobia in the world through legal measures. “The time has come for the international community to condemn this phenomenon and …

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Israel Denounces Russian Foreign Minister’s Claims That Hitler was Part Jewish

Fourth EstateRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov - Mitya Aleshkovsky

Israel criticized Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on May 2 for his claims that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler “had Jewish blood.” Lavrov made the remarks in an interview with Italian television program Zona Bianca when he was asked why Russia …

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Kabul Mosque Bombing Kills 10, and Injured 30

Fourth EstateSmoke rises after A bomb went off in a Khanqah gathering place adjacent to a mosque in the Alauddin area of Kabul’s Police District 6.

A powerful explosion ripped through a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul during Friday prayers, in which 10 worshipers were killed and 30 others received injuries. Kabul Security Department Spokesman, Khalid Zadran said the bomb went off in a …

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Over 200 People Killed In Three Days Clashes in Sudan’s West Darfur: Official

At least 213 people have been killed and over 100 more received injuries only in three days of violence in Sudan’s West Darfur region. Darfur governor, Khamees Akbar said on Wednesday that 201 people died and 103 others were wounded …

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