Showing posts with label minorities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label minorities. Show all posts

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bangladesh to Build Hundreds of Mosques with Saudi Cash

Bangladesh has approved a project to build hundreds of mosques with almost US$1 billion (S$1.39 billion) from Saudi Arabia, an official said Wednesday, worrying minorities who fear they could be used to spread Wahhabism.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bulgarian activists erect border fence to deter Turkish ‘election provocations’

Bulgarian volunteers have begun erecting a fence on the country’s border with Turkey without authorization from the government to “prevent Turkish provocations" during elections, RIA Novosti reports.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

ISIS crimes in Iraq "may constitute" genocide: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said the crimes committed by the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq may [?] constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity and even genocide.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Insecurity grips minority groups in Bangladesh (video Al Jazeera)

The UN's Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion has visited Bangladesh to look into the recent murders of four writers who had been labelled atheists by conservative religious groups.

Australia to take 12,000 refugees from Syria

Australia will accept 12,000 refugees from Syria on top of its current humanitarian intake programme, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Church door set ablaze in Istanbul

A Greek Orthodox church’s door was set ablaze in the evening of June 9 in the Kadıköy district on Istanbul’s Anatolia side.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Turkey’s first Roma and Yazidi representatives to enter parliament

Turkey’s Roma and Yazidi populations will be represented in parliament for the first time, as main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Roma candidate Özcan Purçu and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Yazidi candidates Feleknas Uca and Ali Atalan all secured seats in the June 7 elections.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bulgaria: Mother tongue use in campaigns remains prohibited

An opposition party in Bulgaria decided to withdraw its draft amendment aiming to abolish the obligatory use of Bulgarian language in the country’s political activities.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.