World for Peace

A warning from India for European liberals on how to manage relations with Muslim minorities

Joerg Friedrichs, University of Oxford. Especially since the refugee crisis, Europe has been grappling with populist reactions to the growth of Muslim minorities. Yet, despite decades of migration, native Europeans have limited experience and imagination when it comes to relating to Muslim minorities. Europeans must look far back in time to the Al-Andalus period of medieval Spain, or to the …

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India among countries to benefit from US-China trade war: UN

The US and China are locked in a trade war since President Donald Trump imposed heavy tariffs on imported steel and aluminium items in March last year, a move that sparked fears of a global trade war. India is among a handful of countries that stand to benefit from the ongoing trade tensions between the world’s top two economies – …

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UN says Killing of Palestinian by Israeli settlers ‘shocking’

The UN’s Middle East envoy has termed the killing of a Palestinian man by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank “shocking and unacceptable”. Nikolay Mladenov on Sunday called on Israel to “put an end to settler violence and bring those responsible to justice”. Hamdi Naasan, 38, succumbed to his wounds on Saturday near the village of al-Mugheir after Israeli …

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E. Moosa on Blasphemy & Apostasy in Islam

Defamation, Apostasy and Anathema Pakistan and Afghanistan are not only neighbors. In the first decade of the twenty first century they are both the epicenters of blasphemy-related violence: ranging from prosecutions, political mayhem and assassinations. Anger over matters broadly identified as “blasphemy” frequently erupt in Muslim majority countries in response to cartoons and media that are demeaning to Muslim religious …

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UAE Ambassador Ali Abdulla Al Ahmed on Pope Francis’ visit

UAE Ambassador Ali Abdulla Al Ahmed on Pope Francis’ visit “Both are religions of God and both are religions of peace” Pope Francis will travel to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday on his first visit to the Arabian peninsula. The UAE’s ambassador to Germany, Ali Abdulla Al Ahmed, tells Christoph Strack why it’s so important for the region share …

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How Asia Bibi left Pakistan citing security reasons

LAHORE – Asia Bibi, the Christian woman who spent eight years on death row on blasphemy charges in Pakistan, has arrived in Canada with her husband, her lawyer confirmed to German media on Friday. “She is united with her family,” Bibi’s lawyer Saif-ul-Malook told the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. Bibi’s two daughters left Pakistan in secret and flew to …

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Ajmer Sharif-India to represent at New York Convergence International U-Day Interfaith Leadership as part of United Nations

New York City Leadership and Visioning Conference as part of United Nations – World Interfaith Harmony Week from 1st February to 4th February. Haji Syed Salman Chishty – Gaddi Nashin – Dargah Ajmer Sharif and Chairman – Chishty Foundation will be represting Ajmer Sharif – India at the 3 days International U-Day Interfaith Leadership New York Convergence Conference organized by …

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Extremism causes serious challenges for the Muslim world: Pakistan Ulema Council

Menace of terrorism and extremism has caused serious challenges for the Muslim world, said Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Allama Tahir Ashrafi. “Muslim youth are being misled with non-shariah and un-Islamic decrees,” he said announcing that ‘Islamabad Declaration’ will reinforce the struggle for annihilation of terrorism, extremism and sectarian violence from the country. ‘Islamabad declaration’ to help fight terrorism, extremism: Tahir …

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UN employees targeted for unwelcome sexual attempts

United Nations: A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to the findings of the first-ever survey on such misconduct released Tuesday. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told staff in a letter that the study contained “some sobering statistics and evidence of what needs to change” to improve …

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