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Australia: Local schools share in the spirit of Ramadan

By: Alsu Kurlow Source: MuslimVillage For the very first time, Human Appeal International Australia sponsored Ramadan Iftar (breaking of the fast) dinners at a number of Sydney schools including Birrong Boys High School, Belmore Boys High School, Homebush Boys High School and Unity Grammar College. The events were a great success with more than one thousand people in attendance. Although Human Appeal is mainly focussed on fighting poverty and providing relief aid around the world, it is also actively and consistently involved within the local community. The Iftar dinners were not restricted to only those of the Islamic faith but were used as opportunities to share meals with people of...

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An officer takes pictures of a boat, which Australian police have seized in Cairns, Queensland, Australia in this still image taken from video, May 11, 2016.    Australian Broadcasting Corporation/Handout via REUTERS TV

Australia: 5 detained on suspicion of plotting to sail to ISIS

By: Matt Siegel Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian police have detained five men suspected of planning to sail a small boat from the far north to Indonesia and the Philippines en route to joining Islamic State in Syria, officials said on Wednesday. The men were held on Tuesday after towing the seven-meter boat almost 3,000 km (1,865 miles) from Melbourne to Cairns in Queensland state, police said. Australia has come under criticism for its tough immigration policies aimed at stopping asylum seekers taking boats from Indonesia to Australia, but few are believed to have attempted the journey in the opposite direction. “We’re investigating the...

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Australia warns citizens about travel to Turkey

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net The Australian government on Thursday, March 31, warned its citizens against traveling to the Turkish cities of Ankara and Istanbul because of the terrorist threat, the Associated Press reports. The heightened travel warnings followed the deaths of more than 80 people in four separate suicide bombings in the two cities this year, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said. Australians are advised to “reconsider your need to travel” to the cities — the second-highest danger warning on a four-tier scale. “Terrorist groups continue to threaten further attacks, including targeting tourists and westerners,” Bishop said in a statement,...

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