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Bangladesh: Death toll from gas explosion in mosque rises to 21: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: At least 21 people were confirmed dead as a result of a gas explosion in the Baitus Salah Jame mosque, located in the Narayanganj city of Bangladesh, as dozens of injured worshipers are still receiving medical treatment, the Dhaka Tribune newspaper reported.

Mosques in Cambodia to reopen after COVID-19 situation eases

Phnom Penh/Xinhua: Mosques in Cambodia will reopen their doors to worshippers every Friday, starting from Sept. 11 after temporary closure since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said on Saturday.

Greece criticizes Turkey's decision to convert Chora museum into mosque

Athens/UNI: Greece has denounced Turkey's decision to convert the Chora museum, a former Byzantine Greek Orthodox church, into a mosque.

China: Public washroom constructed on razed mosque site in Xinjiang

Xinjiang: Showing the mistreatment carried towards religious minorities in China, a public toilet has been erected on the site of a demolished mosque in Atush (in Chinese, Atushi) city, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), media reports said on Tuesday.

Israeli settlers set fire to mosque in West Bank

Gaza/Sputnik: Israeli settlers torched in the early hours of Monday a mosque in the Palestinian city of Al-Bireh, located in the central West Bank province of Ramallah, Palestine’s state news agency WAFA has reported.

Many Dutch mosques funded by foreign organisations seeking to promote hardline Islam, warns committee

Amsterdam: A committee of Dutch lawmakers have warned that  several mosques in the Netherlands are being funded by foreign organisations seeking to promote a hardline, anti-democratic version of Islam.

Kabul: Two killed in bomb attack inside mosque

Kabul/UNI: At least two people have been killed and the same number of people injured after a planted bomb exploded inside a popular mosque in Kabul's fortified Green Zone.

Pakistan: Five imams arrested for violating prayer codes

Islamabad/IBNS: Police in Pakistan's Gakhar Mandi city arrested four imams (prayer leaders) for allegedly violating prayer codes which have been enforced by authorities in the region at a time when the country is witnessing a major spike in the number of COVID 19 infected cases.

Canada: Quebec mosque killer gets life imprisonment

Quebec City, Feb 9 (IBNS): Quebec Superior Court on Friday sentenced a Quebec mosque shooter to life imprisonment, media reports said.

Canada: Quebec court to deliver verdict on Mosque killing incident

Quebec City, Feb 8 (IBNS): Quebec Superior Court will on Friday deliver its judgement on the case pertaining to the killing of six worshippers at Quebec City mosque by one Alexandre Bissonnette in 2017, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Police thwart militant's bid to detonate a mosque in Herat

Kabul, Jan 7 (IBNS): Saving several lives, the Afghan police forces have thwarted anti-government armed militants bid to detonate a mosque in western Herat province of the war-torn country, media reports said on Monday.

Pakistan: Explosion rocks mosque in Balochistan, 7 hurt

Islamabad, Nov 21 (IBNS): An explosion rocked a mosque in Balochistan's Chaman area in Pakistan on Wednesday, leaving at least seven people hurt, media reports said.

Turkey criticises Austria over decision of closing down mosques

Ankara, June 9 (IBNS): Turkey has criticised Austria over its decision of shutting down  seven mosques and even expelling imams who they consider as being funded by foreign countries.

Nigeria: Suicide attack kills 50

Abuja, Nov 21 (IBNS): A suicide bombing in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Mubi on Tuesday killed at least 50 people, media reports said.

Paris: Man arrested for trying to plough through pedestrians outside mosque

Paris, Jun 30 (IBNS): Police arrested a man after his failed attempt to drive a car through pedestrians outside a Paris mosque, reports said.