Archive for October, 2015

Saturday, October 31st, 2015 at 4:49pm

Muslim students in California face discrimination

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Muslim students in public schools or non-Muslim private schools across California have been bullied at a rate more than twice the national average, according to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) civil rights organisation. At least 55 percent of the 621 Muslim students interviewed had endured at least one form of religion-based bullying in […]

Saturday, October 31st, 2015 at 4:49pm

Chelsea’s dismal season continues with Liverpool loss

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Jose Mourinho’s future as Chelsea manager looked increasingly uncertain after Liverpool beat them 3-1 in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge with Philippe Coutinho scoring twice. Champions Chelsea’s third home league defeat of the season left them in 15th place in the table with 11 points from 11 games – the worst ever start to […]

Saturday, October 31st, 2015 at 4:49pm

New Syria coalition launches offensive against ISIL

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A new coalition of armed opposition groups in northeastern Syria has launched an offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in the province of Hasakah, as part of its strive to eradicate the group from the entire country. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which was formed in mid-October as an […]

Saturday, October 31st, 2015 at 4:45am

Nations find common ground on stopping Syrian war

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Major powers meeting in Vienna have failed to reach an agreement on Syria, especially the future role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but found enough “common ground” to meet for a new round of talks in two weeks, even as the conflict enters a new phase with the deployment of US special forces in the […]

Saturday, October 31st, 2015 at 4:45am

Memo to British PM: Less talk, more action on Syria

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British Prime Minister David Cameron has described ISIL as an “existential threat”¬†to the United Kingdom. His defence secretary, Michael Fallon, told an audience during a major speech that the Royal Air Force is taking part in “a new Battle of Britain”¬†against ISIL. Even so, the UK does not conduct air strikes against ISIL in Syria […]

Saturday, October 31st, 2015 at 4:45am

Two Muslims awarded $240,000 in US discrimination case

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A jury has awarded $240,000 to two Muslim men who say they were fired from an Illinois trucking company after refusing to deliver alcohol. A judge found that Morton-based Star Transport Inc violated the religious beliefs of Mahad Abass Mohamed and Abdikarim Hassan Bulshale. The trial to determine whether they were entitled to damages ended […]

Friday, October 30th, 2015 at 4:33pm

Palestinian killed as anti-occupation protests rage on

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Israeli police have killed a Palestinian youth and critically wounded another at a West Bank checkpoint after an alleged stabbing attack, while many others were injured in West Bank and Gaza protests. The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of Qasem Sabaana, 20, and the injury of the 17-year-old, as yet unnamed, at the checkpoint […]

Friday, October 30th, 2015 at 4:33pm

Scores kills in government attack in Syria’s Douma

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At least 61 people have been killed and over 100 others wounded after Syrian government air strikes targeted a marketplace in a Damascus suburb, sources tell Al Jazeera. An officer of the Syria Civil Defence in the Damascus’ suburbs branch told Al Jazeera that the air raids struck a busy market in Douma on Friday, […]

Friday, October 30th, 2015 at 4:33pm

Fatigued refugees trapped in Slovenia and Greece

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A young Syrian girl cries on the beach of Lesbos. [Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera] Chaos has erupted in a Slovenian border town, as thousands of people pushed through metal barriers and a police cordon, to force their way into Austria, part of an ongoing refugee crisis, which claimed more lives off the waters between Greece and […]

Friday, October 30th, 2015 at 4:28am

Iranian-American businessman arrested in Tehran: report

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An Iranian-American businessman was arrested by Iranian security forces two weeks while he was visiting relatives in Tehran from his home base in Dubai, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The newspaper, citing people briefed on the situation, said on Thursday that Siamak Namazi, head of strategic planning at Crescent Petroleum Co, was arrested by […]

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