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Macron Says He Understands Muslims’ Shock Over Prophet Cartoons

French President Emmanuel Macron says he understands the ‘sentiments’ being expressed by the Muslim world over cartoons of Prophet Muhammad.
Members of a militia stand in the Capitol Hill building in Lansing, Michigan on April 30, 2020 [Seth Herald/Reuters]

Today’s America Reminds Me Of 1990s Bosnia And Herzegovina

A Bosnian genocide survivor compare today’s America to 1990s Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina undertaken any time of the year, attracting 19 million people last year [AP]

Saudi Arabia To Gradually Resume Umrah Pilgrimage

The decision to resume Umrah came after the kingdom organized the smallest Hajj in modern history in late July, with only up to 10,000 Muslims allowed to take part in total.
President Barack Obama speaks as he hosts an Iftar dinner during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington on July 14, 2014 [File: AP/Charles Dharapak]

Islamophobia In The Us Presidential Election

Biden is not an anti-Islamophobia candidate. Just take a look at Obama's legacy.
Rasmus Paludan, leader of the far-right group Stram Kurs, which took responsibility for the book burning, posted a video of the incident on his Facebook page [File: Mads Claus Rasmussen/EPA]

Sweden: Far-Right Activists Burn Copy Of Quran, Plan More Stunts

Members of a Danish far-right group burned a copy of the Quran in Sweden, only days after a similar incident in the southern city of Malmo.
Thousands of Israelis join in renewed anti-Netanyahu protests

Thousands Of Israelis Join In Renewed Anti-Netanyahu Protests

Weekly demonstrations call for Netanyahu's resignation, insisting a PM on trial for alleged corruption must step down.
Irish Muslims gather to celebrate Eid al-Adha [Shane Raymond/Al Jazeera]

Ireland’s Muslims Flock To Sporting Grounds To Celebrate Eid

Croke Park, a historic venue in Dublin, opened its doors to hundreds of Muslims this Eid al-Adha.
Pilgrims pray in the first rituals of the Hajj as they practice social distancing at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca [Saudi Media Ministry via AP]

Hajj Restricted: This Is Not The First Time

The sweeping curbs this year will not be the first time the Muslim ritual has been partially or fully halted.
A girl stands with sheep ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Peshawar, Pakistan [Fayaz Aziz/Reuters]

How Muslims Are Celebrating Eid Al-Adha Amid Coronavirus

About 1.8 billion Muslims celebrate Eid amid a pandemic that has so far infected more than 16 million people.

US House To Vote On Reversing Trump’s Muslim Ban

The 'NO BAN Act' has broad support among Democratic legislators but is unlikely to advance in the Republican Senate.
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital

Saudi Arabia's 84-year-old ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has been admitted to hospital in the capital Riyadh, suffering from inflammation of the gall bladder.
Houthi rebels have been targeted by a Saudi-Emirati military coalition since March 2015 [Hani Mohammed/AP]

Saudi-Led Coalition Air Strikes Kill Yemeni Civilians

Air raids by Saudi-led coalition hit residential homes in northern al-Hazm district, killing women and children.

Why Does Israel Want To Annex The West Bank?

Israel has occupied the West Bank for decades. But now Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to take even more control through annexation
Nedzad Avdic, 42, survived mass shootings committed by Serb forces in Srebrenica in July 1995 [Courtesy of Nedzad Avdic]

Survivors Recount Bosnia’s Srebrenica Genocide, 25 Years On

Bosnia marks the 25th anniversary of a genocide committed by Serb forces in Srebrenica where thousands perished.

Turkey Court Revokes Hagia Sophia’s Museum Status

President Erdogan declares iconic cultural site reopen to Muslim worship after a court ruling.

Why Does Israel Want To Annex The West Bank?

Israel is plans to annex parts of that territory – to officially make it part of Israel.
Muslim students say they are getting involved in interfaith activities to make campuses more hospitable [Photo credit: Mahvish Zakaib]

Can Muslim College Students Heal Divisions In The Us?

Amid rising Islamophobia, Muslim students show greater tendencies towards interfaith goodwill, a recent survey suggests.
Muslim protesters pray before joining a demonstration in Miami, Florida [Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo]

US Muslims Join Calls For Police Reforms In Wake Of Floyd Killing

In street protests, statements, sermons and webinars, US Muslims have rallied against racism and discussed reforms.
The whitewashed Portuguese town of Mertola has revealed much about the historical coexistence between Muslims, Jews and Christians in Portugal [Marta Vidal/Al Jazeera]

The Portuguese Rediscovering Their Country’s Muslim Past

Historians and archaeologists are showing just how integral Islam is to the country's identity.
It is believed that at least one million Muslims have been detained in camps in China

Trump To Sign Bill Pressuring China Over Muslim Uighur Crackdown

Legislation calls for sanctions against those responsible for repression of Uighurs, other Muslims in Xinjiang province.
Cancelling the Hajj would be unprecedented in modern times, but curbing attendance from high-risk areas has happened before [Saudi Press Agency via Reuters]

Indonesia To Skip Hajj Pilgrimage Over Coronavirus Fears

Largest contingent of worshippers will not be doing the annual trip to Saudi Arabia.