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British mosque petrol-bombed in most serious attack since Lee Rigby killed

The chairman of an English mosque targeted by multiple petrol bombs has described the attack as attempted murder. The incident in Grimsby, in the eastern county of Lincolnshire, was the most serious attack on Muslims since the gruesome killing on a London street of British soldier Lee Rigby by two self-described Islamist extremists.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 2:50am

Myanmar launches probe into deadly Muslim school blaze

Myanmar has launched an official inquiry into a blaze at a Muslim school that killed 13 boys, state media said on Wednesday, as authorities sought to dismiss fears the fire was linked to religious unrest.

3 Apr 2013 - 4:27pm

Blaze at Muslim boarding school in Yangon kills 13

A fire engulfed a mosque housing Muslim schoolchildren in Myanmar’s largest city on Tuesday, killing at least 13. Authorities, anxious over sectarian violence, quickly blamed the blaze on an accidental electrical short.

3 Apr 2013 - 2:34am

Three killed in blast at Kenyan capital mosque

Three people were killed and eight wounded in a blast outside a mosque in the Kenyan capital, the Kenyan Red Cross and police said Friday.

There were “three fatalities” as well as several wounded, some critical, a Red Cross official said after the “explosion near a mosque in Eastleigh”, a largely ethnic Somali district of Nairobi.

8 Dec 2012 - 3:58am

Briefs, December 7, 2012

Murder charge for death on train tracks

7 Dec 2012 - 6:13am

Fighters bulldoze Sufi mosque in Tripoli

A mosque in the centre of Libya's capital containing Sufi Muslim graves was bulldozed in broad daylight, in what appeared to be the country's most blatant sectarian attack since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.

27 Aug 2012 - 6:11am

Syrian regime accused of massacre in town of Daraya, near Damascus

Several hundred bodies were found in a town near Damascus after a ferocious assault by the Syrian army, a watchdog said yesterday, as activists accused government forces of another gruesome massacre.

27 Aug 2012 - 6:11am

Two villagers die in clash over mosque's demolition

At least two members of the Hui ethnic minority in Ningxia have died in clashes between more than 100 protesting Muslims and hundreds of armed police officers when a new mosque was demolished by the authorities on Friday, a resident said.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A tale of two continents

One minute you are in Asia, the next you are in Europe. If you're in Istanbul, that is. The Turkish capital spans two continents and is one of the world's few trans-continental cities.

27 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Spiritual reflection

Hong Kong's 250,000 Muslims marked the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan with prayers at the Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre on Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. The city's largest mosque, which can accommodate up to 3,500 worshippers, was bustling. Ramadan is intended to teach Muslims about patience, spirituality and humility.

8 Aug 2011 - 12:00am