Americas

Are you a Muslim? Muhammad Ali’s son questioned at Florida airport

Are you a Muslim? Muhammad Ali’s son questioned at Florida airport

Son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours at Florida airport immigration and questioned about his religion, reports claimed. ANI reported that 44-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali were detained at Fort-Lauderdale International Airport and questioned because their names sounded Arabic. “Where did you get the name? Where did you […]

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

CNN and other news outlets were blocked on Friday from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs. The decision struck veteran White House journalists as unprecedented in the modern era, and escalated tensions in the already fraught relationship between […]

Jewish people give Muslims key to their synagogue after town’s mosque burns down

Jewish people give Muslims key to their synagogue after town’s mosque burns down

Jewish people in a small Texas city handed Muslim worshippers the keys to their synagogue after the town’s only mosque was destroyed in a fire. The Victoria Islamic Centre burned down on Saturday and had previously been burgled—the cause is being investigated by federal officials. But the town’s Muslim population will not be without a place […]

6 dead in Quebec mosque shooting

6 dead in Quebec mosque shooting

Quebec City (CNN)Six people are dead after a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, according to Quebec Provincial Police. Eight people were injured. The attack, which took place at the city’s Quebec Islamic Cultural Center, is being investigated as an act of terrorism by police. In what was described as a coordinated attack, witnesses […]

Fox News deletes false Québec shooting tweet after Canadian PM’s office steps in

Fox News deletes false Québec shooting tweet after Canadian PM’s office steps in

The office of the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has forced Fox News to apologise and retract a “false and misleading” tweet that inaccurately described the suspect in the Québec City mosque shooting as a man of Moroccan origin Kate Purchase, the director of communications for the prime minister’s office, sent a letter to Fox […]

African Union criticises US for ‘taking many of our people as slaves’ and not taking refugees

African Union criticises US for ‘taking many of our people as slaves’ and not taking refugees

The head of the African Union has criticised Donald Trump’s ban on immigration from some Muslim-majority countries, saying it presents “one of the greatest challenges” for the continent. As representatives of the AU’s 53 member states met in Addis Ababa for a two-day summit, the chief of its commission said the bloc was entering “very […]

Amazon Turns Against Donald Trump’s Order On Immigration

Amazon Turns Against Donald Trump’s Order On Immigration

NEW YORK: Joining the battle against the US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said that the company does not support the order. According to a report in The Verge, Bezos reacted to Trump’s executive order in an internal mail to employees. “This executive order […]

Flying high: $200,000-worth of cocaine found shoved up nose of airplane

Flying high: $200,000-worth of cocaine found shoved up nose of airplane

Cocaine worth upwards of $200,000 and weighing 30lb (14kg) was discovered hidden in the nose of an American Airlines plane during a routine maintenance check. The flight originated in Colombia and arrived in Oklahoma after a stopover in Miami, Florida. “That’s a lot of cocaine, so we suspect cartel involvement,” Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman […]