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15 hurt in blast at Indian restaurant in Canada

Canadian police on Friday hunted two men after a blast at an Indian restaurant near Toronto injured 15 people, including three dual Indian-Canadian nationals, but police said there were no initial signs of terrorism. Neither were there indications of a “hate crime” in the attack which initially left three of ...

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Muslim inmates in Alaska fed pork during Ramazan: activists

A court grants restraining order to stop prison guards in Alaska from giving Muslim inmates pork when they break their fasts during Ramazan. Photo: AFP A federal judge granted a restraining order Thursday forcing prison guards in Alaska to stop giving Muslim inmates pork as they break their fasts during ...

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Ireland decides on its strict abortion laws

The Irish government has proposed that if the eighth amendment is repealed, abortion will be allowed up to 12 weeks and between 12 and 24 weeks in exceptional circumstances. Photo: AFP Irish voters are heading to the polls on Friday to vote in a landmark referendum on whether the country ...

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EU’s new data protection rules come into effect

The EU’s so-called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on Friday. Photo: AFP The European Union’s new data protection laws came into effect on Friday, with Brussels saying the changes will protect consumers from being like “people naked in an aquarium”. The EU’s so-called General Data Protection Regulation ...

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Sikh Indian officer saves Muslim man from mob

A Muslim man went to see a Hindu woman at a temple. People in the area tried to assault the man after discovering his faith. Sub-inspector Gagandeep Singh prevented the mob from attacking him. Photo: Courtesy Twitter A Sikh Indian officer protected a Muslim man from an angry group of ...

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Two Palestinians wounded in Gaza border clashes die

Two Palestinians wounded in clashes with Israeli troops on the Gaza border died Thursday of their wounds, Palestinian health officials in Gaza and the West Bank said. The health ministry in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip said that Ahmed Qutoosh, 23, was shot by soldiers “several days ago” east of Bureij, ...

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