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Number of religious institutions will be cut by third in Kazakhstan

Before the re-registration there were 197 Christian, Evangelic and Baptist religious institutions registered at the territory of Kazakhstan. Only 60 of them have submitted documents for re-registration: Lama Sharif

Number of religious institutions will be cut by third in Kazakhstan
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Iran pulls movie from Oscars race over US anti-Islam film

Iran announced on Monday it was yanking its entry in the Oscars race because of the "intolerable insult" of the US-made anti-Islam film that has angered Muslims in several countries.

Iran pulls movie from Oscars race over US anti-Islam film
Iranian president condemns anti-Islam film
Iranian president condemns anti-Islam film

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday sharply criticized the film mocking Islam that has sparked deadly anti-American protests in the Muslim world, but also called for restraint.

Iranian president condemns anti-Islam film
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Kazakhstan General Prosecutor asks court to declare Innocence of Muslims an extremist movie

Kazakhstan General Prosecutor’s office has asked the court to declare Innocence of Muslims movie an extremist film inspiring religious hatred.

Kazakhstan General Prosecutor asks court to declare Innocence of Muslims an extremist movie
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Senior imam of Kazakhstan's Khazret-Sultan against sales of dolls in hijabs

Senior imam of Khazret-Sultan mosque Kairat Zholdybaiuly opposes sales of dolls in Arab-style hijabs in Kazakhstan.

Senior imam of Kazakhstan's Khazret-Sultan against sales of dolls in hijabs
German satirical magazine adds to Islam controversy
German satirical magazine adds to Islam controversy

A German satirical magazine has entered the row over an anti-Islam Internet video made in the United States and the publication by a French weekly of caricatures of the prophet Mohammed.

German satirical magazine adds to Islam controversy
French in the firing line after prophet cartoons
French in the firing line after prophet cartoons

Tens of thousands of French expatriates in Muslim countries face a nervous weekend amid fears they could be swept up in a rising tide of anger over controversial depictions of Mohammed.

French in the firing line after prophet cartoons
Hezbollah warns US over film as toll rises
Hezbollah warns US over film as toll rises

Hezbollah warned of "very dangerous" global repercussions if an anti-Islam film is released in its entirety, as a fatwa was issued against the film's producer who has gone into hiding with his family.

Hezbollah warns US over film as toll rises
Family of anti-Islam filmmaker joins him in hiding: police
Family of anti-Islam filmmaker joins him in hiding: police

The family of the producer of "Innocence of Muslims" joined him in hiding Monday as more cast members of the film that outraged the Islamic world insisted they had been duped into making it.

Family of anti-Islam filmmaker joins him in hiding: police
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Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry condemns scandalous Innocence of Muslims

Such provocations cause escalation of violence, rousing hatred between religious and do not facilitate civilized dialog or enhance trust: Ministry.

Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry condemns scandalous Innocence of Muslims
Google blocks anti-Islam film in Malaysia
Google blocks anti-Islam film in Malaysia

Google has begun barring access in Malaysia to an anti-Islamic film that has sparked fury across the Muslim world after the country's Internet regulator lodged an official complaint.

Google blocks anti-Islam film in Malaysia
US positioning forces in response to Mideast unrest: Panetta
US positioning forces in response to Mideast unrest: Panetta

The US is positioning military forces so that it can respond to unrest in as many as 17 or 18 places in the Islamic world, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced late Friday.

US positioning forces in response to Mideast unrest: Panetta
Iran tells US to 'punish' makers of anti-Islam film
Iran tells US to 'punish' makers of anti-Islam film

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Thursday demanded the United States punish those behind an anti-Islam film blamed for sparking violent protests in the Middle East and North Africa.

Iran tells US to 'punish' makers of anti-Islam film
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Mystery over filmmakers behind anti-Islam movie

Mystery remained Wednesday over exactly who was behind the anti-Islam film which sparked deadly protests in the Middle East, amid conflicting claims of Jewish or Coptic Christian involvement.

Mystery over filmmakers behind anti-Islam movie
OIC tours unrest-hit western Myanmar: official
OIC tours unrest-hit western Myanmar: official

Members of an influential Islamic body have visited Myanmar's Rakhine state, a government official said Tuesday, to survey fallout from deadly sectarian unrest between Buddhist and Muslim communities.

OIC tours unrest-hit western Myanmar: official
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Islam is massively inculcated in Kazakhstan: Yertysbayev

It is wrong to speak of an Islamic renaissance in Kazakhstan: President's Advisor Yertysbayev. Speaking of Kazakhstan opposition he said: Weak opponents are of no interest as negotiators.

Islam is massively inculcated in Kazakhstan: Yertysbayev
US Sikhs say bigots confuse them for Muslims
US Sikhs say bigots confuse them for Muslims

The sight of a bearded man in a turban can provoke violent anti-Muslim hatred in America -- and never mind whether the man under the turban is actually Muslim.

US Sikhs say bigots confuse them for Muslims
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Tunisians face costly Ramadan under first Islamist govt

"These prices are unheard of! They are worse than the Ramadan heat wave," says Aisha, cradle in hand, sheltering from the blazing sun in Tunis' central market during the Muslim fasting month.

Tunisians face costly Ramadan under first Islamist govt
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Two killed in Thai south as Ramadan starts

Two civilians were killed and four wounded in bomb and shooting attacks in southern Thailand, a military spokesman said Friday, as the region marked the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Two killed in Thai south as Ramadan starts
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Kazakhstan athletes will not fast during Olympics

Kazakhstan athletes will observe the sawm (keep a fast) straight after London Olympic Games.

Kazakhstan athletes will not fast during Olympics