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Cardinal Quevedo condemns ISIS persecution of Christians, minorities in Iraq

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Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo joined the international community in condemning the barbaric actions by the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighting in strife-torn Iraq.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Islamic militants plan Southeast Asian caliphate

Ayob Khan Mydin, deputy chief of the Malaysian police counter-terrorism division, listens to questions during an interview with Agence France-Presse at the Royal Malaysian Police headquaters in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Malaysian police have foiled plans for a wave of bombings drawn up by radical Islamic militants inspired by Iraq's extremist jihad group Isis, Ayob Khan said.  AFP PHOTO/MOHD RASFAN

Malaysian police have foiled plans for a wave of bombings drawn up by radical Islamic militants inspired by Iraq’s extremist jihad group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis), a top counterterrorism official said on Tuesday.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

As Ramadan fast ends, the feasts begin

An Iraqi family is waiting to break their fast during the hold month of Ramadan in Basra, Iraq. For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam’s holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling fast is by far the most anticipated moment of the day. AP

For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam’s holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling fast is by far the most anticipated moment of the day.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino Muslims urged to abort Mecca trip due to MERS virus

A Pakistani offers afternoon prayers in front of a mural depicting the Kaaba and the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, June 30, 2014. Muslims throughout the world are marking Ramadan--a month of fasting during which observant Muslims abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset. Ramadan is meant to be a time of reflection and worship, remembering the hardships of others and being charitable. AP

The Philippines urged its large Muslim minority on Thursday to reconsider plans to join pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia this year due to a deadly virus outbreak there.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asian Muslims start Ramadan, World Cup fever undiminished

Indonesia muslims perform an evening prayer called 'tarawih' marking the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, June 28, 2014. AP

Muslims in much of Asia began celebrating the holy month of Ramadan Sunday, but in Indonesia even threats by hardliners to raid “sinful” bars could not stop football fans heading to nightspots to watch the World Cup.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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