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Turkey lifts ban on headscarves at high schools
Turkey lifts ban on headscarves at high schools

The Turkish government announced it was lifting a ban on female students wearing the Islamic headscarf at high schools.

Turkey lifts ban on headscarves at high schools
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Consumer Rights fight against fake-halal goods in Kazakhstan

Consumer Rights Protection Agency continues battling with fake-halal goods.

Consumer Rights fight against fake-halal goods in Kazakhstan
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS
Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstanis on Eid al-Fitr

Nursultan Nazarbayev has congratulated the citizens of Kazakhstan on Eid al-Fitr.

Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstanis on Eid al-Fitr
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Chain of halal shops may open in Astana

A chain of specialized halal shops may soon open in every neighborhood of Astana.

Chain of halal shops may open in Astana
Iraqi jihadists order genital mutilation of all women
Iraqi jihadists order genital mutilation of all women

Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a UN official said

Iraqi jihadists order genital mutilation of all women
Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope
Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope

A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.

Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope
Photo ©  RIA Novosti/ Maxim Bogodvid
Children's Quran recital competition at Almaty Mosque

The Central Mosque Almaty has announced a Quran recital competition among children.

Children's Quran recital competition at Almaty Mosque
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ISIL declares 'caliphate' as Iraq presses counter-offensive

The ISIL jihadists whose sweeping Sunni militant offensive has captured swathes of Iraq have declared an "Islamic caliphate" in their territory as Iraqi forces battle to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit.

ISIL declares 'caliphate' as Iraq presses counter-offensive
US condemns Sudan over Christian woman's death penalty
US condemns Sudan over Christian woman's death penalty

US Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Sudan on Thursday for sentencing a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, urging Khartoum to repeal its laws banning Muslims from converting.

US condemns Sudan over Christian woman's death penalty
Brunei delays introduction of tough Islamic law
Brunei delays introduction of tough Islamic law

Brunei has postponed its implementation of tough Islamic criminal punishments that were due to begin Tuesday and have drawn condemnation from the UN's human rights office and rare criticism at home.

Brunei delays introduction of tough Islamic law
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Kazakhstan is an example for Muslim countries: Fouad Siniora

Lebanese politician and former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora named Kazakhstan a prime example for other Muslim countries in his letter to President Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan is an example for Muslim countries: Fouad Siniora
Photo © RIA Novosty
What is behind anti-vaccination movements in Kazakhstan?

Every day there are more and more parents refusing to get their children vaccinated for religious reasons.

What is behind anti-vaccination movements in Kazakhstan?
Daughter aims to spread 'true Islam' of executed Sudan activist
Daughter aims to spread 'true Islam' of executed Sudan activist

Almost three decades after peaceful Muslim activist Mahmoud Muhammad Taha was hanged for apostasy, his daughter plans to revive his Republican Party and spread his notion of "true Islam".

Daughter aims to spread 'true Islam' of executed Sudan activist
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US court orders Google to pull YouTube anti-Islam film

A US appeals court on Wednesday ordered YouTube to take down an anti-Islamic movie that triggered protests in the Muslim world, after an actress alleged she had been duped into appearing in it.

US court orders Google to pull YouTube anti-Islam film
Chinese and Islamic expansionism a threat in Kazakhstan?
Chinese and Islamic expansionism a threat in Kazakhstan?

The so-called Chinese Threat and Arab Islamization are among the major influences Kazakhstan is susceptible to.

Chinese and Islamic expansionism a threat in Kazakhstan?
Indonesia jails mastermind of Myanmar embassy bomb plot
Indonesia jails mastermind of Myanmar embassy bomb plot

An Indonesian court Tuesday jailed the mastermind of an Islamic extremist plot to bomb the Myanmar embassy for seven-and-a-half years, but the militant pledged to "continue fighting the enemies of Islam".

Indonesia jails mastermind of Myanmar embassy bomb plot
More Islamic investments to Kazakhstan

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) is going to invest into 4 new projects in Kazakhstan in 2014.

More Islamic investments to Kazakhstan
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Grand Mufti of Kazakhstan supports organ donation after death

The Grand Mufti has spoken up for organ donation in Kazakhstan.

Grand Mufti of Kazakhstan supports organ donation after death
Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi. ©Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino
Morsi arrives in court for new hearing in murder trial

Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi arrived at the courthouse on Wednesday for the second hearing in his murder trial, as police braced for rallies by his Islamist supporters.

Morsi arrives in court for new hearing in murder trial
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Indonesia sharia stronghold bans New Year's festivities

Islamic police in Indonesia's sharia stronghold seized thousands of firecrackers and cardboard trumpets after the city administration banned New Year's Eve celebrations for the first time, an official said Tuesday.

Indonesia sharia stronghold bans New Year's festivities