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Jakarta's Christian governor heads for tough run-off

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor was heading for a tough run-off against a Muslim opponent in city elections seen as a test of religious tolerance in Muslim-majority Indonesia after a tight first round Wednesday.

Jakarta's Christian governor heads for tough run-off

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor was heading for a tough run-off against a Muslim opponent in city elections seen as a test of religious tolerance in Muslim-majority Indonesia after a tight first round Wednesday.

Jakarta's Christian governor heads for tough run-off

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor was heading for a tough run-off against a Muslim opponent in city elections seen as a test of religious tolerance in Muslim-majority Indonesia after a tight first round Wednesday.

Muslim Indonesia's capital to vote in tolerance test

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor will fight to cling on to his job at polls this week despite standing trial for blasphemy, in a saga that has fuelled concerns about religious intolerance in the Muslim-majority nation.

'Islamophobia' fuelling terrorism: UN chief

Riyadh - "Islamophobia" in parts of the world is fuelling terrorism, the head of the United Nations said on a visit to Saudi Arabia Sunday, as anti-immigrant sentiment rises in some countries.

Swiss back new citizenship rules in defeat for rightwing

Geneva - Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to make it easier for third-generation immigrants to become citizens, crushing rightwing nationalists who had stoked fears about granting nationality to more Muslims.

Anti-Muslim poster clouds Swiss citizenship vote

Geneva - The woman's shadowed eyes stare out from a black niqab with the poster's tagline urging Swiss voters to reject "uncontrolled naturalisation.

Belgian alarm over spread of Saudi-backed hardline Islam

Brussels - Belgium's terror monitoring centre has expressed concerns about the spread of Saudi- and Gulf-backed fundamentalist Islam in the country's mosques, according to an official report published in local media Wednesday.

Play about IS tackles Muslim teen radicalisation

Li - Two actors on a darkened stage, playing an erudite Muslim father and his beloved daughter who has left home to join the Islamic State jihadists, read the heartrending letters they have exchanged.

Play about IS tackles Muslim teen radicalisation

Li - Two actors on a darkened stage, playing an erudite Muslim father and his beloved daughter who has left home to join the Islamic State jihadists, read the heartrending letters they have exchanged.

Play about IS tackles Muslim teen radicalisation

Li - Two actors on a darkened stage, playing an erudite Muslim father and his beloved daughter who has left home to join the Islamic State jihadists, read the heartrending letters they have exchanged.

Funeral held for Quebec City mosque shooting victims

Montr - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined fellow Canadians Thursday to mourn three of six men killed in a mosque shooting, seeking to pull together a nation shaken by the hate crime.

Italy's Muslims sign anti-extremism pact

Rome - Italy's Muslim community signed a pact with the government Wednesday pledging to "reject all forms of violence and terrorism", with prayers in mosques to be held in Italian.

Mosque shooting a challenge to Canada pluralism

Montr - The Quebec City mosque shooting was a brutal blow to Canada's multicultural, open and tolerant society, revealing cracks in what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says is the nation's biggest strength.

Trudeau official rips Fox News over 'false' tweet on shooting

Ottawa - A senior official in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government blasted US television network Fox News for a "false" tweet claiming a Moroccan was the suspect in the Quebec mosque mass shooting.

Accused Quebec mosque killer quietly embraced far-right ideology

Quebec City - Alexandre Bissonnette cut a low profile as a shy, withdrawn political science student, keen on far-right ideas.

Student charged with murder in Quebec mosque attack

Quebec City - A Canadian political science student known to have nationalist sympathies was charged Monday with six counts of murder over a shooting spree at a Quebec mosque -- one of the worst attacks ever to target Muslims in a western country.

Motive a mystery after 'terror' attack on Quebec mosque

Quebec City - Canadian police sought Monday to piece together the motive for a shooting attack on a Quebec mosque that left six worshippers dead and eight wounded in one of the worst attacks ever to target Muslims in a western country.

Dutch mosques shut doors at prayers after Canada attack

Den Haag - Four of the largest mosques in The Netherlands said Monday they will shut their doors during major prayer meetings after six people were killed in attack on a Canadian mosque.

Jihadist rule in Mosul sparked backlash against religion

Mosul - In recaptured areas of Mosul, the extreme interpretation of Islam that jihadists forced on the local population for more than two years has sparked a backlash against religious observance.

Deadly civilian shootings: from Peshawar to Quebec

Quebec City - Gunmen killed at least six people and injured eight more when they opened fire in a mosque in Quebec City, Canada on Sunday night.Here are some of the major attacks perpetrated by gunmen against civilians around the world over the last two years.

Six killed in 'terrorist' attack on Quebec mosque

Quebec City - Gunmen stormed into a Quebec mosque during evening prayers and opened fire on dozens of worshippers, killing six and wounding eight in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned as a "terrorist attack.

Trump expected to halt refugee program, restrict Muslim visitors

Washington - President Donald Trump is reportedly poised on Thursday to suspend the US refugee program for four months and halt visas for travellers from seven Muslim countries.

Asma Lamrabet: Morocco's Muslim feminist polymath

Rabat - Moroccan author Asma Lamrabet is used to multi-tasking -- mixing her writing with a career in medicine -- but perhaps her most noteworthy balancing act is being both a faithful Muslim and a committed feminist.

Morocco bans production and sale of burqas: reports

Rabat - Morocco has banned the production and sale of burqa full-face Muslim veils, apparently for security reasons, media reports said Tuesday.

Jakarta governor lambasts hardliner at blasphemy trial

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor Tuesday shouted at an Islamic hardliner testifying against him in dramatic scenes at his blasphemy trial, seen as a test of religious tolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation.

Bosnia's main university suspends classes during Muslim prayers

Sarajevo - Bosnia's main university will not hold classes during Muslim Friday prayers, prompting criticism from some that it represents a step towards Islamisation.

Prosecutors to appeal Dutch populist Wilders' sentence

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors said Friday they would appeal a local court verdict earlier this month which found anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders guilty of discrimination but did not give him a prison sentence.

Jakarta governor fights blasphemy charges

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor returned to court Tuesday to fight allegations of insulting the Koran that could see him jailed under tough blasphemy laws in the world's largest Muslim-majority country.

In Germany, some Muslim refugees convert to Christianity

Berlin - Clad in white at a Berlin church, asylum seekers Saeed, Veronica, Farida and Matin were just about to become Christians on a recent Sunday.
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