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Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj

Muslim pilgrims moving around the Kaaba, the black cube at center, inside the Grand Mosque, a day before Muslim's annual pilgrimage, known as the Hajj, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

An estimated 2 million Muslims are streaming into a sprawling tent city near Mecca for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage. Saudi Arabia says there are 1.4 million visitors to the kingdom for the hajj.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Canadian Islamist preacher deported from PH

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A Canadian Islamic preacher detained for being a security threat in the Philippines was flown back to Canada after agreeing to be deported, the immigration bureau said Sunday.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UK envoy supports US attack vs ISIS

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British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad expressed support for the US’ order to launch airstrikes against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) saying that the group does not represent the values of Islam.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Americas,Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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 »

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