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Jan13

Belgium: Bans on Halal and Kosher slaughter spark outrage

By: Katie Harris Source: Sunday Express Animal slaughter without pre-stunning was banned in the region of Flanders, in the north of Belgium, on January 1. And Wallonia, the French-speaking region of southern Belgium, is set to introduce a ban in September. Brussels is the only region which has not adopted the controversial measure. Under the new law animals must be stunned before being slaughtered, which animal rights campaigners argue is more humane. However, traditional halal and kosher rituals involve cutting the animals throat without stunning the animal first. Halal and kosher meat will continue be sold in shops but it must be sourced from elsewhere. The move – initiated by...

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Jan08

Australia, Taiwan and 3 other Halal-oriented destinations

By: Hayley Skirka Source: The National (UAE) Indonesia’s Bangka-Belitung Islands are poised to join the growing number of halal-friendly travel destinations around the world, with authorities in the province committed to assisting hotels and restaurants gain halal certification. The Muslim market is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the travel industry, and the Indonesian islands look ready to join the list of destinations that tick all the relevant boxes: from beautiful beaches to the availability of halal food; tour guides that know to weave prayer breaks into itineraries; hotel suites and villas that offer complete privacy; and proximity to local mosques. With figures from the 2018...

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Jan05

Yemen: Some normalcy returns to Hodeidah after ceasefire

By: MEE Source: MEE SANAA – The ceasefire in Yemen’s Hodeidah may be fragile, occasionally threatened by skirmishes and just days old, but it has breathed new life into the Red Sea port city. More and more, people are walking in the streets without fear of bombardment or snipers. Shutters are rising in abandoned shops, while the once-ubiquitous sounds of explosions and air strikes have become a scarcity since the truce took hold on 18 December. It is a happy outcome for Hodeidah’s residents, who, before United Nations-brokered talks between pro-government forces and Houthi rebels resulted in the truce, were suffering under a ferocious battle for control of the city....

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