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Masjidul Aqsa attacks denounced

The Muslim Judicial Council and the Al Quds Foundation have condemned the recent attacks in the compound of Masjidul Aqsa in the occupied East Jerusalem. In a joint statement, the groups have expressed their dismay at the continuous disregard by Israeli occupation forces for the sanctity of Masjidul Aqsa, the[…]

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UUCSA: where it all began

Representatives of the various bodies that make up the United Ulema Council of South Africa (UUCSA), took part in a panel discussion on Wednesday to discuss the alleged ‘fraudulent usurping’ of the UUCSA brand. The discussion also highlighted the origins of the organization, its goals, and its role in the[…]

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Ulema break silence on UUCSA debacle

The secetary general of the United Ulema Council of South Africa (UUCSA), has noted his shock at learning of a bid by various groups to ‘hijack’ the organizations name. Speaking during a national live panel discussion hosted by Radio Islam, Maulana Yusuf Patel questioned whether those impersonating UUCSA, were seeking[…]

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Dewani trial postponed

British businessman Shrien Dewani’s trial on a charge of murdering his wife Anni was postponed on Thursday after both he and his alleged accomplice complained of stomach problems. Convicted killer Mziwamadoda Qwabe was to have continued being cross-examined in the afternoon, but he told Deputy Judge President Jeannette Traverso he[…]

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‘De Lille built career on arms deal’

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille used a “bizarre” document, the so-called De Lille dossier, to advance her career, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry heard on Thursday. The claim was made in an e-mail written by arms deal critic Terry Crawford-Browne to journalist Yazeed Kamaldien on Thursday morning. “Dear Yazeed.[…]

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More deaths in India and Pakistan clashes

India’s defence minister has asked Pakistan to stop its shelling in the disputed Kashmir region and warned it would make such attacks “unaffordable,” as the death toll in cross-border firing climbed to at least 17 after five additional fatalities were reported overnight. “If Pakistan persists with this adventurism, our forces[…]

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Hong Kong calls off talks with protesters

Hong Kong’s government has called off talks with pro-democracy students aimed at ending nearly two weeks of protests and mass sit-ins that have paralysed parts of the city. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, seen as the government’s second highest official, said that talks scheduled for Friday would not go ahead because[…]

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Scores dead in blasts in Sanaa and east Yemen

At least 67 people have been killed in twin suicide blasts across Yemen, one targeting a gathering of rebels in the country’s capital and the other a military outpost in the eastern Hadramout province, officials say. At least forty-seven people were killed and 75 others wounded in the capital Sanaa[…]

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SA woman not arrested in Morocco: Dirco

An African Union youth ambassador has not been arrested but is being held at a Moroccan airport because she has no visa to enter that country, the international relations department said on Wednesday. “Our people are dealing with it. Malaika Mahlatsi hasn’t been arrested,” spokesman Clayson Monyela said. As the[…]

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Dewani back in court

British businessman Shrien Dewani, accused of murdering his wife during their Cape Town honeymoon, is expected back in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday. His formal admissions on Wednesday showed his computer was logged onto a male gay website hours after his wife’s body was found. In the document[…]

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