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Montevideo, June 19th 2019 - 03:31 UTC

Tag: Muslims

  • Friday, October 14th 2016 - 15:29 UTC

    Unesco draft on Jerusalem holy sites triggers strong criticism from Israel

    The resolution omitted the Jewish name for a shrine holy to both Jews and Muslims. It referred to the Temple Mount as the Haram Al-Sharif

    Unesco, the United Nations’ cultural agency on Thursday passed a draft resolution that played down Jewish ties to religious sites in Jerusalem, in a decision Israel called “absurd.” The resolution from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or Unesco, heavily criticized Israel’s actions toward holy sites in Jerusalem’s Old City.

  • Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 20:40 UTC

    Full bodied burkinis a huge sales success in Australia

    Aheda Zanetti,(C) who claims the trademark on the name burkini and burqini, said online sales were up by 200%.

    Australian woman credited with creating the burkini says bans on the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit in France have boosted sales. The clothing - which combines “burqa” with “bikini” - leaves only the face, hands and feet on show.

  • Monday, August 12th 2013 - 18:21 UTC

    Pope calls for respect for human life from conception; sends Ramadan message to Muslims

    Parents must teach their children that human life “from the womb” is a gift from God, said Pope Francis

    Respect for human life from conception until natural death is something children must be taught, not mainly with words, but by the example of their parents, Pope Francis said. “Parents are called to pass on to their children the awareness that life must always be defended,” Pope Francis wrote in a message to people joining in the Brazilian Catholic Church's celebration of Family Week, which began August 11.