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A Berlin-based Turkish imam, or Muslim spiritual leader, is being deported from Germany after he was accused of praising suicide attackers as heroes and inciting hatred against Americans and Jews, authorities said on Thursday. Imam Yakup Tasci, 58, who is based at Berlin’s Mevlana mosque, must leave the country by Jan. 15, Berlin’s Interior Ministry […]

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Suspected Muslim militants killed a Buddhist village chief and an icecream vendor on Wednesday in Thailand’s south, where authorities expect a major attack to mark the first anniversary of the eruption of renewed violence there. A gunman on the back of a motorcycle pumped three bullets into the 52-year-old village headman in Narathiwat province, police […]

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The censors at al-Azhar, Cairo’s centre of Islamic learning, have recommended the government ban a 19th century biography of the Prophet Mohammad by a scholar portrayed in the Arabic media as an ancestor of U.S. President George W. Bush. An al-Azhar official, who asked not to be named, said on Monday the ban applied to […]

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Indonesian police said Tuesday they were searching for six men suspected of involvement in bombing attacks on Christian churches in the strife-torn province of Central Sulawesi on the weekend. Detectives had descriptions of the six assailants from witnesses of bomb and gun attacks on the Emanuel and Anugerah churches in the provincial capital Palu, said […]

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A prominent Swiss-based Islamic scholar on Tuesday gave up plans to teach at a leading U.S. university after waiting in vain for a visa and accused the Bush administration of trying to silence him. Tariq Ramadan, an intellectual influential among Muslims throughout Europe, said he had sent a letter of resignation this week to University […]

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France’s Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, on Monday ordered the satellite company Eutelsat to stop broadcasts of Al-Manar television, the mouthpiece of the Lebanese Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah. France’s broadcast regulator, the Higher Audiovisual Council (CSA), put the case before the court after Al-Manar broadcast a statement November 23 by a speaker […]

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In widely-quoted comments in the US media Tuesday, US Senator John McCain said he had «no confidence» in Rumsfeld, and expressed disappointment that the Pentagon had not sent a greater number of US troops to help stabilize Iraq. The remarks reprised a recent television interview in which the Arizona senator said that while he could […]

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Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero on Monday proposed an international pact against Islamist terrorism. Zapatero made the proposal while addressing a parliamentary commission investigating the Madrid train bombings, which killed 191 people and injured more than 1,500 on March 11. Zapatero proposed to Spain’s political and social forces to extend the current pact […]

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The European Union and Iran were beginning talks Monday on giving Tehran trade, technology and security rewards for suspending crucial nuclear activities that could be used to make weapons. The process is fraught with difficulties since Iran says its suspension of uranium enrichment, a key step in making nuclear fuel, is a temporary measure designed […]

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NRK1 kl.2200-23.00 Jens Bjørneboe – diktere og masochister 1/2. Av Jan Horne. Bjørneboe er ikke til å komme utenom. Men hva ville han sagt idag?

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