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Anti-Muslim protests

Myanmar’s bitterly-divided Rakhine State saw mass protests Sunday as thousands of Buddhists, including monks, demonstrated in a show of opposition to a government edict referring to Muslim communities in the restive province, organisers told AFP. Anti-Muslim rhetoric has spiked across Myanmar recently, with two mosques torched by Buddhist mobs in …

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Muslim man beaten outside Fla mosque – Minnesota woman linked to backing terrorism in Virginia case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla, July 3, (AP): Authorities said they have arrested a suspect in the early Saturday beating of a man outside a Florida mosque that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended, and an Islamic group said the victim was a Muslim. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said racial …

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NINE ITALIANS, SEVEN JAPANESE AMONG DEAD – 28 dead in Dhaka hostage crisis; IS claims responsibility for attack

DHAKA, July 2, (Agencies): Islamist militants killed 20 people, including at least nine Italians, seven Japanese and an American, inside an upmarket restaurant in Bangladesh’s capital, before security forces stormed the building and ended a 12-hour standoff on Saturday. Islamic State said it was responsible for one of the most …

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2 ‘senior’ IS leaders killed in Iraq – Fears of DAESH comeback linger in Falluja

WASHINGTON, July 2, (Agencies): A coalition air strike near the Islamic State bastion of Mosul in Iraq has killed two of the jihadist group’s senior military leaders, the Pentagon said Friday. “Coalition forces conducted an air strike against two ISIL senior military commanders on June 25 near Mosul, Iraq, resulting …

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Eighteen injured in Makkah stampede

RIYADH, July 2, (AFP): Eighteen pilgrims have been injured in a stampede near Islam’s holiest site, Saudi media reported on Saturday, as the kingdom continues to review safety after a deadly crush during last year’s Hajj. The incident happened on Friday night near the Grand Mosque in Makkah, the Al-Riyadh …

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Hindu priest ‘stabbed’, critically hurt in Bangladesh

DHAKA, July 2, (AFP): Unidentifi ed attackers stabbed and critically wounded a Hindu priest in southwest Bangladesh Saturday, just a day after a Hindu temple worker was hacked to death in an attack by suspected Islamist militants. Police said 48-yearold priest Bhabasindhu Roy of the Sri Sri Radha Gobinda Temple …

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WOMAN KILLED … AMIR DEPLORES BAHRAIN BOMBING – Blast outside Manama

DUBAI, July 1, (Agencies): A woman was killed and three children wounded when their car was hit by shrapnel from a bomb in a restive Shiite-majority district outside the Bahraini capital Manama, police said Friday. The Thursday evening blast struck in the village of East Akar, one of a string …

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Attackers take hostages in Dhaka – One confirmed death in Bangladesh

DHAKA, July 1, (Agencies): Gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with expatriates in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangladeshi capital on Friday and took hostages, including several foreigners, police said. Eight to nine gunmen attacked the Holey Artisan restaurant in the upscale Gulshan area of Dhaka, and police were preparing to …

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ISTANBUL BOMBERS PLANNED HOSTAGE-TAKING; Turkey makes more arrests

ISTANBUL, July 1, (Agencies): The suicide attackers who launched the deadly Istanbul airport assault were planning to take dozens of passengers hostage, Turkish media reported Friday, as two of the bombers were identified. Turkish officials have pointed blame at the Islamic State jihadist group for Tuesday’s gun and bomb spree …

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Hindu temple worker hacked to death in Bangladesh – US adds Qaeda S. Asia affiliate to terror list

NEW DELHI, July 1, (AFP): A Hindu temple worker was hacked to death in western Bangladesh on Friday, police said, the latest in a series of attacks on religious minorities by suspected Islamists. Three men on a motorcycle attacked Shyamananda Das as he walked along a road near the temple …

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