muslim populations

US wants bio-weapon to destroy human brain: Report

August 9th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 9 (IANS) A prominent political analyst has said the US has proposed a bio-weapon that would destroy the part of the human brain associated with spirituality, Iran's Press ... Read more...

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India celebrates Eid — from Kashmir to down south (Roundup)

August 31st, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Millions celebrated Eid Wednesday with joy and religious fervour across the length and breadth of India, home to the world's third largest Muslim population.Tens of ... Read more...

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Young Muslims in Indonesia, Malaysia oppose polygamy

July 13th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 13 (IANS/AKI) A vast majority of young Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia disapprove of the traditional acceptance of polygamy. They are, however, reluctant to openly support interfaith marriages ... Read more...

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Religious row grows in Nepal as Hindus call closure

May 25th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 25 (IANS) With only three days left for a potential constitutional upheaval, Nepal's beleaguered communist government now faces religious tension as well with Hindu groups shutting down mid-western ... Read more...

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Radical Islamist preacher warns of fresh terror attacks across Europe

January 2nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): Anjem Choudary, the ex-lawyer turned Islamic radical, has warned Europe, particularly Britain, of fresh terror attacks in 2011 as tensions between the Government and hardliner Muslims have gone ... Read more...

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Mobile phones, Internet essential in building democracies

September 5th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): A study has found that digital media, such as mobile phones and the Internet, have become all but essential in building democracies.The research carried out by the ... Read more...

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Calm returns to Egyptian town after riots (Lead)

March 13th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 13 (DPA) The northern Egyptian town of Marsa Matruh was quiet Saturday, following violent clashes between Muslims and Christians that left 30 people injured the night before, police said. The clashes, ... Read more...

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30 hurt in Muslim-Christian clashes in Egypt

March 13th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 13 (DPA) Thirty people were injured when clashes broke out between Christians and Muslims in a rural area in northern Egypt, media reports said. Fighting erupted late Friday in the north-western ... Read more...

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I was fed up with Bollywood: Karan Johar

February 14th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Meenakshi Shedde Berlin, Feb 14 (IANS) "My Name is Khan" producer and director Karan Johar, whose film is being lauded by audiences and critics, says he was fed up with the ... Read more...

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Global Muslim population estimated at 1.57 billion

October 8th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) An estimated 1.57 billion Muslims of all ages live in the world today, representing 23 percent of the global population of 6.8 billion, according to a new study ... Read more...

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Pak-trained militants spreading Islamic radicalism in Central Asia

August 18th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kosh-Korgon (Kyrgyzstan), Aug.18 (ANI): Some Central Asians are reported to have acquired training from the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan and are now spreading Islamic radicalism in the region.Kyrgyz security services ... Read more...

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One-fifth of EU countries to have Muslim population by 2050

August 9th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug. 9 (ANI): A survey by a British newspaper has found that due to the rise in the levels of immigration from Muslim countries and low birth rates among Europe's indigenous ... Read more...

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Muslim vote crucial in fifth phase (Poll Curtainraiser - Uttar Pradesh)

May 12th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) Most of the 14 Lok Sabha seats up for grabs in the fifth and last phase of the polls in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday have large Muslim populations, ... Read more...

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Centre hikes Haj pilgrimage quota to 1.23 lakh

September 11th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): The Union Government on Thursday increased the annual quota for Haj pilgrimage to 1.23 lakh. However, there will be no corresponding increase in the amount spent ... Read more...

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Rain hits Onam festivities in Kerala

September 10th, 2008 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Sep 10 (IANS) Heavy rain and overcast skies are playing spoilsport with Onam festivities this year in Kerala. With rains continue to lash almost all parts of the state, Onam shopping ... Read more...

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UK MPs scared to object to forced marriages for fear losing Muslim vote: Retiring Labour MP

September 2nd, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.2 (ANI): British politicians are too scared to speak out against forced marriages in case they lose valuable Muslim votes, according to a veteran Labour parliamentarian. Ann Cryer said politicians ... Read more...

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Indian Muslims on Haj promote global goodwill: Government

July 28th, 2008 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The government has told the Supreme Court that Indian Muslims performing Haj promote international goodwill and understanding. The government stated this in an affidavit to the bench ... Read more...

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US takes inspiration from Benazir Bhutto, launches One Woman Initiative

May 14th, 2008 - 11:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 14 (ANI): US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said that former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, a single moderate woman inspired the US to launch the One Woman Initiative ... Read more...

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Sharia law is operating in secret in many British towns, cities: Paper

February 9th, 2008 - 7:03 pm ICT by admin
New York, Feb.9 (ANI): Sharia laws are being applied in secret in Muslim communities across the United Kingdom in clear defiance of the country's legal system, the New York Daily News reports. ... Read more...

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