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Muslim travellers to Japan set to triple

Muslim travellers to Japan is projected to more than triple by 2020, with the estimated 300,000 visitors last year to reach one million, according to latest figures by CrescentRating. The leading authority on halal/Muslim friendly

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China blames militants for deadly station attack

China blamed militants from the restive far western region of Xinjiang on Sunday for an attack at a train station on the other side of the country by knife-wielding "terrorists" in which at least 33 died, including four of the assailan

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YouTube ordered to remove anti-Islamic film

A US appeals court has ordered Google to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islamic film that had sparked protests across the Muslim world. By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals rejected

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Islamic finance ‘relevant to all faiths’

A majority of non-Muslim UK consumers believe that Islamic finance is relevant to all faiths, said a recent survey. The first national survey by UK-based sharia-compliant retail bank Islamic Bank of Britain pointed out that about

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Women drivers 'could be forced to remove veils'

Muslim women could be forced to remove their face veils during routine stops by traffic police in Bahrain. It comes after the Shura Council approved a series of amendments to a controversial new traffic law, said a report in the G

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5 Muslim leaders earn top Twitter rankings

Five out of the top 15 world leaders on Twitter were from predominantly Muslim nations, said a recent research. The Digital Policy Council (DPC), in its fourth annual ranking of world leaders’ use of the social media website

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Islamic fashion sector to hit $322bn

Muslim consumer expenditure in the clothing / fashion sector will soar to $322 billion by 2018, from an estimated $224 billion in 2012, said a report. This represents the potential Islamic values inspired ‘modest’ clot

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Egypt to arrest police for killing detained Islamists

An Egyptian prosecutor on Tuesday ordered the arrest of four police officers accused of killing 38 members of the Muslim Brotherhood during their detention last August, security sources and state media said. The Islamists suffocat

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Egypt's Brotherhood rejects pleas to "swallow reality"

The Muslim Brotherhood on Monday rejected pleas from international envoys to "swallow the reality" that Mohamed Mursi will not return as Egypt's president. The envoys from the United States and the European Union, tr

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Turkish Airlines backs down on lipstick ban

Turkish Airlines is quashing a ban on female flight attendants wearing red lipstick and nail polish, its chief executive said on Thursday, after an outcry by secular Turks worried the country is becoming too Islamic. The national

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