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French PM moots temporary ban on foreign-funded mosques

French PM moots temporary ban on foreign-funded mosques

France's prime minister said on Friday he would consider a temporary ban on foreign financing of mosques, urging a "new model" for relations with Islam after a spate of jihadist attacks.

Bangladesh regulates Friday sermons after attacks

Bangladesh regulates Friday sermons after attacks

Bangladesh on Friday moved to regulate weekly sermons in hundreds of thousands of mosques as part of a stepped-up campaign to combat Islamist extremism, officials said.

Prayers, fasting, Qur'an reading mark first day of Ramadan

Prayers, fasting, Qur'an reading mark first day of Ramadan

Prayers in mosques, reading of the Holy Qur’an in Muslim homes, and fasting from sunrise to sunset marked the first day of the holy month of Ramadan on Monday.

Iraqi Sunni mosques attacked in apparent retaliation for Saudi execution

Iraqi Sunni mosques attacked in apparent retaliation for Saudi execution

At least two Sunni Muslim mosques have been attacked in Iraq and two people killed in apparent retaliation for the execution of a senior Shi'ite cleric in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia, officials and police said on Monday.