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May 17, 2018 6:26 PM French official says friend of Paris attacker faces accomplice charge

Khamzat Azimov, who was born in the Russian republic of Chechnya, killed one person and wounded four others with a knife. He was killed by police as he advanced on them, saying “shoot, shoot, shoot.” Molins said that Azimov’s parents, who were detained shortly after the stabbing spree, said they recognized their son in a video declaring allegiance to the Islamic 8

April 21, 2018 2:07 AM Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing Burma

Officials were interviewing the refugees, and villagers had donated clothes and food, said Hidayatullah from the local civic group Rapid Response Action. Hidayatullah, who uses one name, said fisherman went to the aid of the Rohingya after seeing the boat at about 2 p.m. Its sail wasn’t working, he said. Burma’s persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority 19

March 29, 2018 12:53 PM Man paralyzed in Quebec mosque shooting says he’s not sure what to think of Bissonnette’s request for forgiveness

Aymen Derbali says he’s glad Alexandre Bissonnette decided to plead guilty because he believes it will help the victims to complete their mourning process. “For me, (I felt) normal,” he said in an interview at the rehabilitation centre where he is undergoing therapy. “At first look, I was very convinced it was the same face that I saw (that day) in front 11

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 18

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 21

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 17

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 19

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 23

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 20

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 16