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March 14, 2018 6:41 PM Facebook blocks Britain First, a far-right anti-Muslim group promoted by Donald Trump

“We do not do this lightly, but they have repeatedly posted content designed to incite animosity and hatred against minority groups,” Facebook said in a statement. Facebook said Wednesday that it had taken down several pages associated with “Britain First,” a far-right group whose leaders were recently convicted of hate crimes and whose inflammatory 13

March 14, 2018 4:45 PM Trial begins for widow of Orlando nightclub shooter who shot and killed 49

Noor Salman, 31, is charged with aiding and abetting her husband, Omar Mateen, in planning the 2016 attack on the Pulse nightclub in which 49 people were killed. She faces life in prison if convicted. U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron said the trial could last five weeks or more. Jurors were asked whether they could be impartial in the wake of the Parkland 14

March 14, 2018 2:52 PM Burma says it’s ready to accept the UN’s help with Rohingya return

Burmese government officials said the “time is now appropriate to invite” UN agencies to get involved in the repatriation and resettlement of Rohingya refugees. Antagonism between Rakhine’s Buddhist community and Rohingya Muslims led to communal violence in 2012, forcing at least 140,000 Rohingya from their homes into squalid camps for internally displaced 12

January 22, 2018 3:20 PM Trudeau to travel to India for state visit

The prime minister has made deepening economic ties with India a priority. The PMO says the visit will build on recent meetings with Trudeau and India’s Modi. OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to India for a state visit next month. Trudeau has made deepening economic ties with India a priority and recently completed his second visit to China 17

January 20, 2018 2:58 PM Mike Pence in Egypt for security, counterterrorism talks; will visit Israel Sunday

The U.S. vice-president’s visit to the region comes more than a month after Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a step that’s enraged Palestinians. CAIRO—Vice-President Mike Pence left behind the U.S. government shutdown and readied for security and counterterrorism talks Saturday with Egypt’s leader. Pence arrived 18

January 10, 2018 3:30 PM Burma’s military admits security forces, villagers killed Rohingya Muslims found in mass grave

The public admission of wrongdoing is the military’s first since it launched “clearance operations” against ethnic Rohingya in August. BANGKOK—Burma’s military acknowledged Wednesday that its security forces and Buddhist villagers killed 10 Rohingya Muslims whose bodies were found in a mass grave in a village in troubled Rakhine state. The public admission 17

January 9, 2018 5:52 PM Quebec opposition parties balk at making mosque shooting anniversary a day of awareness

The National Council of Canadian Muslims is asking for the Jan. 29 anniversary of the mass shooting one year ago to become a day of action on Islamophobia. But the Parti Quebecois and the Coalition Avenir Quebec say the term Islamophobia is too controversial. MONTREAL—Quebec’s main opposition parties are coming out against a call to make the anniversary 14

January 5, 2018 5:29 PM Muslim group asks Trudeau to designate Jan. 29 day of remembrance for Quebec City mosque shooting

OTTAWA—One of Canada’s most prominent Muslim groups is asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to designate the anniversary of the 2017 Quebec City mosque shooting as an official day of remembrance. The National Council of Canadian Muslims wants Trudeau to endorse Jan. 29 as a national day of remembrance and action on Islamophobia. In a letter to the prime 19

December 19, 2017 9:52 PM Justin Trudeau to visit India in 2018: Indian news report

OTTAWA—An Indian news outlet is reporting that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit India in February and may pay a visit to the Punjab region’s famed Golden Temple. The Indian Express reports that an advance team from the PMO logistics branch visited Amritsar this week and is checking possible locations. The Prime Minister’s Office says it has people 23

December 8, 2017 1:02 PM Al Qaeda calls for attacks against U.S., Hamas calls for new uprising in aftermath of Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has angered Arabs and Muslims who view it as an expression of blatant pro-Israel bias. JERUSALEM—Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank and Gaza, and Muslim worshippers from Jordan to Indonesia poured into the streets after Friday prayers to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s 22