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Kazakhs find love on Sharia dating website


March 8th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, March 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A dating website -- based on Islamic Sharia law -- for Muslims in Kazakhstan with "sincere intentions" to create a family has now been launched ... Read more...

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16th century diagrams detail world’s first ever nose jobs


December 28th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Cosmetic surgery is a modern luxury for celebrities like Heidi Montag and Joan Rivers.But an auctioned book has revealed details of the world's first ever nose ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks cable says US wanted moderate Pak Imams in UK


December 14th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 14 (ANI): The latest leaked US diplomatic cable reveals that the United States was mulling to import moderate Pakistani Imams in UK to take control over rising extremism in Britain.The ... Read more...

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Unpaid Saudi imam locks worshippers out


August 30th, 2010 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Aug 30 (DPA) Worshippers who arrived to pray at a mosque in a remote area of central Saudi Arabia this week discovered they were locked out by the disgruntled imam because ... Read more...

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Over 100 turn up for wild lesbian party in Malaysia


May 3rd, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 3 (ANI): A lesbian party that was held at a nightspot in Kuala Lumpur saw more than 100 people turning up and even underage customers being allowed to enter, ... Read more...

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Malay Women’s body says Islamic raids contravene Quranic injunctions


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya, May 2 (ANI) : Sisters in Islam (SIS), a Malaysian women's rights organization has criticized the country's religious police for conducting khalwat raids.The crticism of the religious police follows the ... Read more...

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Malaysian sultan commutes caning sentence against Muslim woman


April 1st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 1 (DPA) A Muslim woman who was sentenced to be caned for drinking beer has instead been ordered to perform community service after a state sultan decided to commute ... Read more...

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Malaysian mufti says Shariah caning for women over illicit sex should not be questioned


February 22nd, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 22 (ANI): Selangor mufti Mohd Tamyes Abdul Wahid has asked Muslims to respect the decision by the Shariah court which meted out caning sentences to three Muslim women recently ... Read more...

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Fresh fury over caning of three women in Malaysia


February 21st, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 21(ANI): Malaysian Women's Aid Organisation (WAO) executive director Ivy Josiah has said that the recent caning of three women is the extent to which moral policing will go.They were ... Read more...

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Malaysian ‘whip-for-drinking-beer’ model plans to write autobiography


January 17th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan. 17 (ANI): Former Malaysian model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, who is to be whipped in public for drinking beer, is planning to write a book about her trials and ... Read more...

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Controversial polygamy club plans to set up branches in Indonesia


October 20th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 20 (ANI): It has emerged that the controversial Ikhwan Polygamy Club is planning to set up branches in Indonesia.A branch already exists in Bandung, launched by the Malaysian chapter ... Read more...

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‘Whip-for-drinking-beer’ model’s father hopes she will be spared the cane


August 31st, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 31 (ANI): The father of Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, the former model booked for drinking beer in Malaysia, hopes that his daughter will be spared the cane if her ... Read more...

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Malaysian model’s dad hopes she won’t be caned


August 31st, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 31 (IANS) The father of the Malaysian model, who could be the first woman to be caned for drinking in public, is hoping that she would be spared the ... Read more...

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Malaysian model mum spared cane for beer drinking


August 24th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug.24 (ANI): A woman who was to be caned here today for drinking beer in a bar, has been spared by religious authorities."The warrant cannot be executed," Sharafuddin Zainal Ariffin, ... Read more...

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Tycoon sentenced to death for killing Lebanese pop star beauty


May 21st, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
An Egyptian business tycoon and a security guard have been sentenced to death for the murder of Lebanese pop singer Suzanne Tamim.Millionaire businessman Hisham Talaat Mustafa was found guilty of paying $US2 ... Read more...

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Indonesia bans Muslims from practising Hindu rituals during yoga


January 26th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Jan 26 (DPA) Indonesia's top Islamic body has issued a ruling banning Muslims from practising yoga if they engage in Hindu religious rituals during the exercise, the chairman of the group ... Read more...

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Yoga ban for Muslims may take time to find mention in Malaysian gazette


November 25th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 25 (ANI): State religious authorities in Malaysia will discuss the National Fatwa Councils ban on Muslims practising yoga before implementing the edict in the official gazette.States normally adopt ... Read more...

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Fatwa body tells Malay Muslims to find alternative to yoga


November 24th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 24 (ANI): After imposing a ban on Muslims from practicing yoga, Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) Director-General Datuk Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abd Aziz has reportedly said that ... Read more...

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Italian priest pulls the plug on nun beauty pageant


August 27th, 2008 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 27 (ANI): The Italian priest, who was organising an online beauty competition for nuns, has called off his plans amid protests from faithful and local religious authorities.The Rev. Antonio ... Read more...

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Family sore over dead ethnic Indian being declared Muslim


July 5th, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 5 (IANS) The ethnic Indian family of a man who committed suicide in Malaysia is set to challenge the order of a Syriah court declaring him a Muslim and ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian challenges dead half-brother’s conversion to Islam


June 26th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 26 (IANS) A Malaysian Indian has challenged the conversion to Islam of his half-brother, who allegedly committed suicide earlier this week, claiming his body from hospital authorities for funeral ... Read more...

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Malaysian Government lifts restrictions on non-Muslim places of worship


June 7th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 7 (ANI): The Malaysian Government has abolished regulations on new non-Muslim places of worship being limited to an area of 10,000 square feet.State Health, Plantation Workers, Poverty and ... Read more...

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Prabhakar Shukla’s tribute to Gudiya ready for release


March 27th, 2008 - 11:42 am ICT by admin
By Arpana New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Director Prabhakar Shukla says his film on Gudiya - a Muslim woman who was forced to leave her second husband when her first husband returned from ... Read more...

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New BBC drama sets out to exonerate Judas, Pontius Pilate


March 11th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 11 (ANI): The BBC is going to screen a new drama series about the last days of Jesus Christ, which appears to exonerate Judas and Pontius Pilate.The series, The Passion ... Read more...

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