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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebel group Dawud Brigade defects to Islamic State

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:41pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Gaziantep, Turkey Syrian rebel group defects to Islamic State A Syrian rebel brigade defected to Islamic State this week, a sign that the extremist group continues ... in Syria's Idlib province, arrived on Sunday in Raqqa, a city in northeastern Syria that Islamic State has made its main headquarters for more than a year. The defecting rebels moved in a convoy ...

  2. News - World - IRAQ

    Islamic State insurgents seized nuclear materials, Iraq warns the UN

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 09:46am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Iraq appeals for help from international community after 40kg of uranium compounds stolen from university in territory held by group known as the Islamic State Jihadis ... terrorist acts," Alhakim said. He warned that they could also be smuggled out of Iraq. A Sunni Muslim group known as the Islamic State is spearheading a patchwork of insurgents who have taken ...

  3. News - World

    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: radical Islam’s mystery man unmasked

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:33pm by GUARDIAN

    ... the Islamist insurrection sweeping the Syrian and Iraqi interior. And yet, according to jihadist websites at the weekend, here he was on video openly rallying the adepts of the new Islamic state he had just pronounced in the largest city that his fighters had taken. Clad in black robes that invoked a distant, almost mythical phase of Islamic history, Baghdadi gave a half-hour sermon during ...

  4. News - World - IRAQ

    ISIL jihadis declare global caliphate, rename themselves Islamic State

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Militants who have captured parts of Iraq and Syria rename themselves Islamic State, and say Muslims worldwide answer to their leader Jihadis declare global caliphate Jihadis spearheading a Sunni militant offensive in Iraq have declared an "Islamic caliphate" and ordered Muslims worldwide to pledge allegiance to their chief, in a spectacular ...

  5. News - World - NIGERIA

    Nigerian atheist treated for ‘insanity’ after renouncing his Islamic faith

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:31pm by GDN

    ... reason, duped me that I have another lifetime. Agnostic Atheist." He lives in Kano in Nigeria's predominantly Muslim north. The state adopted sharia law in 2000 and has a strict Islamic police force called the Hisbah. When Bala told his family he had renounced Islam, they took him to a doctor and asked if he was mentally ill, according to the International Humanist and Ethical ...

  6. News - World

    Disaffected Kurdish youngsters join Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:10pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Halabja, Iraq Kurdish officials are worried that disaffected youngsters are joining the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in itsbloody campaigns The jihadist lure ... are from Halabja- has in recent months joined the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Isis), which has seized a vast swathe of Iraqi territory. People here join Isis – which ...

  7. Business - Money

    RHB launches first actively managed Islamic fund in HK

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:19am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com RHB claims a first for city with fund RHB Asset Management, a Malaysian fund company, yesterday introduced the first actively managed Islamic balanced fund in the city. The move comes as the Hong Kong government is trying to reboot its plan to promote Islamic finance with the launch of an Islamic bond later this year. RHB, the second largest in Malaysia ...

  8. Business - Money - FUNDING

    Islamic finance still a pipe dream for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:19am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com City's attempts to capitalise on the growing Islamic funding market have been continuing for some time, but little progress has so far been made Islamic finance still a pipe dream for HK Hong Kong has been talking about Islamic finance for seven years with little to show for it. The essential logic of Islamic funding ...

  9. News - World - FASHION

    Roberto Cavalli perfume symbol offends school of Islamic Sufism

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris A school of Sufism, a branch of Islam, says Roberto Cavalli's packaging is offensive Stink over designer's perfume symbol Italian fashion designer ... with the students to highlight the "offence Roberto Cavalli... has caused by using their emblem". Sufism is a branch of Islam. The group's comments follow a social media campaign ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Washington bus advertising links Adolf Hitler to Islam

    Posted May 21st 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Bus adverts link Hitler and Islam Bus advertising linking "Islamic Jew-hatred" with Adolf Hitler is on the streets of Washington, and the US ... Amin al-Husseini, grand mufti of Jerusalem during the second world war. "Islamic Jew-hatred: It's in the Quran. Two-thirds of all US aid goes to Islamic countries. Stop racism. End ...




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