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IDF ‘relishing’ in Gaza attack

The South African Palestinian solidarity movement has unequivocally denounced the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) “campaign of brutalisation and murder” of the Palestinian population of Gaza. In the past 24 hours the IDF has murdered 27 Palestinians and injured scores more. On Wednesday, pro-Palestinian activists from the anti-war lobby group War[…]

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Janazah plan launched

Muslims burying their loved ones will not need to worry about the financial stress of arranging the burial, with the launch of a new janazah plan. Al Hadiyyatul-Matloob, launched its janazah plan on Tuesday, said to be the first and only underwritten and sharī‘ah compliant janāzah plan. It is a[…]

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Israel Gaza op kills 28

An Israeli operation against Gaza has killed 28 people, medics said Wednesday, and wounded more than 150, in the deadliest day of violence in the coastal strip since 2012. Air strikes which began in Gaza on Tuesday killed 24 people, including two women and five children, and Israeli forces killed[…]

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Disaster for Brazil

Even for an 84-year-old tournament drenched in history, Germany 7, Brazil 1 – you read that right – will be remembered as one of the craziest World Cup matches ever. Because of the humiliation it inflicted on a great footballing nation, as one of the most painful to watch, too.[…]

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Arab League seeks UN meeting

The Arab League called on Tuesday for the UN Security Council to hold an urgent meeting to discuss the deadly Israeli air campaign against Gaza, Secretary General Nabil Al-Arabi said. Fourteen people were killed on Tuesday and dozens wounded in a number of attacks in the most serious flare-up in[…]

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Iraq chemical weapons site siezed

The Iraqi government has told the United Nations that militants have seized one of Saddam Hussein’s former chemical weapons factories, confirming an earlier claim by Washington. In a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon dated July 1 and made public Tuesday, Baghdad’s UN Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim said “armed[…]

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Japan halal tourism takes off

Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers. For a largely homogeneous country with only around 100,000 practising Muslims, that means groping its way through unfamiliar customs as it looks to[…]

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Zille appointed to NCOP

DA leader Helen Zille was appointed deputy chairwoman of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Tuesday, her party said. Zille, also the premier of the Western Cape, would serve in the rotating position for a year. The position would then be given to a delegate from another province. “We[…]

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NGO apologises for controversial ad

Feed A Child SA has apologised after its advertisement, meant to raise awareness about starving children, drew heavy criticism. “We apologise for the advertisement. It was not intended to cause harm to anyone,” chief executive Elza Rautenbach told Sapa on Wednesday. The advert which was aired on television, showed a[…]

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Business attacks ‘well planned’

The Cape Chamber of Commerce says businesses in the southern suburbs may need to increase their security to curb criminals. Businesspeople in Athlone, Ottery and the surrounds has fallen victim to a spate of criminal attacks, in which a number of Muslim owned businesses have been targeted. Abdul Basier Dramat[…]

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