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Israel halts threatened Gaza invasion as truce talks build
Israel halts threatened Gaza invasion as truce talks build

Israel on Tuesday halted a threatened Gaza ground offensive to give Egyptian-led truce talks a chance as top diplomats flew in to boost efforts to end nearly a week of cross-border violence.

Israel halts threatened Gaza invasion as truce talks build
New Israel strike on Gaza kills 3, pushes toll to 80
New Israel strike on Gaza kills 3, pushes toll to 80

Three people were killed early Monday morning in new Israeli air strikes on Gaza, pushing the death toll in six days of violence to 80 Palestinians.

New Israel strike on Gaza kills 3, pushes toll to 80
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak. ©REUTERS
Malaysia, Egypt call for help to end Gaza violence

Malaysia and Egypt have agreed to ask "international power brokers" to help stop escalating violence in the Middle East, the Muslim-majority Southeast Asian country said.

Malaysia, Egypt call for help to end Gaza violence
US urges Egypt, Turkey, Europeans to press Hamas
US urges Egypt, Turkey, Europeans to press Hamas

The United States called Thursday on Egypt, Turkey and European powers to press Hamas to end bloodshed in Gaza, putting the onus on the Islamist movement to end rocket attacks on Israel.

US urges Egypt, Turkey, Europeans to press Hamas
UN protests to Syria over Golan Heights attacks
UN protests to Syria over Golan Heights attacks

The United Nations has protested to the Syrian government for claiming it had UN permission to attack rebel opponents in the Golan Heights demilitarized zone.

UN protests to Syria over Golan Heights attacks
113 rebels killed as violence flares in DR Congo
113 rebels killed as violence flares in DR Congo

Some 113 rebels died in clashes between the M23 rebel group and Democratic Republic of Congo troops as violence flared days after the UN and US imposed sanctions on the group's leader.

113 rebels killed as violence flares in DR Congo
Spate of Iraq bombings kill 15 on eve of Islamic new year
Spate of Iraq bombings kill 15 on eve of Islamic new year

A series of bombings across Iraq on the eve of a Muslim festival killed 15 people and wounded dozens of others on Wednesday.

Spate of Iraq bombings kill 15 on eve of Islamic new year
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Canada lawmakers pass masks ban

The Canadian Parliament passed a ban Wednesday on masks at riots that punishes violations with up to 10 years behind bars in a bid to crack down on radical groups.

Canada lawmakers pass masks ban
New peace bids eyed after Syria truce collapses
New peace bids eyed after Syria truce collapses

Air raids, clashes and car bombings shook Syria on Sunday, killing nearly 100 people, monitors said, as world powers look to pick up the pieces of a failed bid to bring in a Muslim holiday ceasefire.

New peace bids eyed after Syria truce collapses
Five Egyptian Copts injured in inter-religious violence
Five Egyptian Copts injured in inter-religious violence

Five Egyptian Coptic Christians were injured Sunday in clashes with Muslims at a church in a village south of Cairo.

Five Egyptian Copts injured in inter-religious violence
Muslims flee Myanmar unrest as death toll rises
Muslims flee Myanmar unrest as death toll rises

A new wave of sectarian violence in western Myanmar has left five people dead and dozens injured in recent days, triggering another exodus of Muslims to emergency camps.

Muslims flee Myanmar unrest as death toll rises
North Mali residents say Islamists increasingly brutal
North Mali residents say Islamists increasingly brutal

The Islamists who have seized control of Mali's desert north are growing increasingly brutal as they impose sharia on the region, even as they violate the strict Muslim law themselves, say fleeing residents.

North Mali residents say Islamists increasingly brutal
Nigeria mosque massacre not sectarian violence: military
Nigeria mosque massacre not sectarian violence: military

The Nigerian army has said an armed assault on a mosque in which 21 people died was the result of a criminal feud and not sectarian violence.

Nigeria mosque massacre not sectarian violence: military
Filmmaker didn't spark Muslim violence: lawyer
Filmmaker didn't spark Muslim violence: lawyer

A lawyer for the man behind the "Innocence of Muslims" video denied Wednesday his client was to blame for a wave of violence across the Middle East, as he appeared in court for a second time.

Filmmaker didn't spark Muslim violence: lawyer
Amnesty International calls on DRCongo to halt clashes in east
Amnesty International calls on DRCongo to halt clashes in east

Amnesty International called Wednesday on the Democratic Republic of Congo to put an end to the fighting in the east of the country where several local and foreign armed groups are committing abuses.

Amnesty International calls on DRCongo to halt clashes in east
Britain condemns Syrian shelling of Turkish town
Britain condemns Syrian shelling of Turkish town

Britain on Thursday denounced as "outrageous" the Syrian shelling of a Turkish border town that killed five civilians.

Britain condemns Syrian shelling of Turkish town
World must stand together against extremists: Clinton
World must stand together against extremists: Clinton

In a round of intense diplomacy in the wake of violent anti-US protests, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met a series of Muslim leaders Monday and urged people to work together against extremists.

World must stand together against extremists: Clinton
Philippine Muslim rebels aim for peace plan
Philippine Muslim rebels aim for peace plan

Muslim rebels waging a decades-long insurgency in the southern Philippines in which more than 150,000 people have died are aiming to sign a roadmap for peace this year.

Philippine Muslim rebels aim for peace plan
Anti-Muslim group to run ads in New York subway
Anti-Muslim group to run ads in New York subway

Starting Monday, ads describing Muslim militants as "savages" will appear in New York's subway system, courtesy of a right-wing US anti-Islamic group.

Anti-Muslim group to run ads in New York subway
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Google blocks Singapore access to anti-Islam film

Google on Thursday blocked YouTube users in Singapore from viewing clips of an anti-Islamic film that has incited violent protests across the Muslim world, acting on a request by city authorities.

Google blocks Singapore access to anti-Islam film