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Caferis demand Aşura Day to be a holiday

Caferis demand Aşura Day to be a holiday

Thousands of Shiite Muslims gathered together to commemorate the battle of Karbala in Istanbul’s Halkalı district.

Comment(s)12/5/2011

Liberals, Islamists pact might be over in Egypt

Liberals, Islamists pact might be over in Egypt

Egypt’s liberal party Wafd has broken off an electoral alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood, but has denied that the decision is ideologically motivated.

Comment(s)10/19/2011

Muslims begin hajj rites

Muslims begin hajj rites

More than 2.5 million Muslim pilgrims began on Friday the rites of the annual hajj pilgrimage, leaving the holy city of Mecca for Mount Arafat, where the prophet Mohammed is believed to have delivered his final hajj sermon.

Comment(s)11/4/2011

Israel, Palestinians spar on Quartet deal

Israel, Palestinians spar on Quartet deal

The Palestinians on Sunday dismissed Israel’s welcome of a Quartet call for the resumption of peace talks, saying the peace proposal require

Comment(s)10/19/2011

New reality show lifts veil on Muslims

New reality show lifts veil on Muslims

It’s been a decade since the September 11 attacks and many Americans still don’t know quite what to make of their 2.75 million Muslim compatriots. Could a reality TV series help?

Comment(s)11/13/2011

Afghan peace envoy buried to angry scenes

Afghan peace envoy buried to angry scenes

Thousands of mourners buried slain Afghan peace negotiator Burhanuddin Rabbani on Friday

Comment(s)10/19/2011

Kurban Bayram: Time of sharing

Kurban Bayram: Time of sharing

For Turkish people, the Kurban Bayram holiday is a day to look forward to. This year for the first time, I celebrated bayram with my Turkish family. I went to Ereğli to meet relatives I had never seen before. The welcome was warm, characteristic of Turkish families.

Comment(s)11/8/2011

Pope faces lawsuit in Germany for not wearing seatbelt

Pope faces lawsuit in Germany for not wearing seatbelt

The spiritual leader of the Catholic world is facing a German lawsuit for failing to wear a seatbelt during his visit to the country in September.

Comment(s)11/28/2011

Fethiye Museum to undergo renovation

Fethiye Museum to undergo renovation

The Istanbul Fethiye Museum and Mosque (Pammakaristos), which was built in the beginning of 12th century as a monastery church and later turned into a museum, will be restored by the Istanbul Provincial Administration.

Comment(s)10/21/2011

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