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Mosques in Belgium’s Antwerp File Complaint against Far-Right Party

TEHRAN (IQNA) –  Two mosques in Antwerp, Belgium, are filing a complaint against the far-right Vlaams Belang political party and its chairman Tom Van Grieken for spreading images on social media which they feel incite hatred and discrimination.
Pakistani Court Seeks Report on Song Shoot at Mosque
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A court in Lahore, Pakistan, on Monday sought a report from Akbari Gate police station on an application seeking registration of a criminal case against actor Saba Qamar, singer Bilal Saeed and others for shooting a song video in historic Masjid Wazir Khan.
10:00 , 2020 Aug 11
Malaysian Official Stresses Closure of Mosques to Curb Coronavirus Spread
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The closure of mosques and religious sites in areas affected by COVID-19 is necessary as recommended by the Health Ministry and the National Security Council (NSC), a Malaysian official said.
14:17 , 2020 Aug 09
Former Saudi Spy Placed under Heightened Security in Canada
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A former senior Saudi intelligence official who has accused Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of trying to have him assassinated in 2018 has been placed under heightened security after a new threat on his life, a Canadian newspaper reported.
12:25 , 2020 Aug 09
Mosque Bomber Admits to Making Explosives in Prison
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Black Country mosque bomber Pavlo Lapshyn has admitted making an explosive substance in his cell at a maximum-security jail.
11:41 , 2020 Aug 07
Coronavirus Deaths in Yemen Reach 500
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The number of people who have died in Yemen after contracting the new coronavirus has reached 500, according to a Reuters tally, although aid organizations say the death toll is probably much higher.
17:55 , 2020 Aug 04
Limited Hajj Hits Somalia's Economy
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca is a time for celebration, not least among Somalia's livestock herders and traders who export millions of livestock to feed pilgrims.
12:41 , 2020 Aug 01
Kashmir Domicile Law Raises Fears of Losing Land, Culture
TEHRAN (IQNA) – At 75 years old, Zareef Ahmad Zareef has been witness to several major events that have shaped Kashmir - for the worse, he says - since it became part of India in 1947.
14:43 , 2020 Jul 28
Missing Rohingya Refugees Found Alive on Malaysian Islet
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Twenty-six Rohingya refugees, who had been feared drowned while trying to swim ashore on the Malaysian resort island of Langkawi, were found alive hiding in the bushes on a nearby islet, a senior coastguard official said Monday.
14:48 , 2020 Jul 27
Austrian Govt. to Launch Muslim Profiling Scheme
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The center-right People's Party (OVP) and Green Party government in Austria is preparing to institute a controversial surveillance program on Muslims in the country in a supposed bid to fight against so-called "political Islam."
21:47 , 2020 Jul 20
Construction Projects Launched in Karbala to Facilitate Pilgrims’ Travels
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Iraq’s Prime Minister traveled to Karbala province on Tuesday to inaugurate several construction projects in the province.
08:44 , 2020 Jul 15
Sudan Declares Emergency in Darfur Region
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Sudan declared a state of emergency in the conflict-ridden western region of Darfur after violence and unrest in two towns, state news agency SUNA said.
12:50 , 2020 Jul 14
Pope Francis Says Is ‘Very Pained’ by Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Decision
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Pope Francis said on Sunday he was hurt by Turkey's decision to again make Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum a mosque, the latest religious leader to condemn the move.
16:27 , 2020 Jul 12