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10 Muslim World Cup facts you should know

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Tharik Hussain : Russia 2018 is a record-breaking World Cup for the Muslim world, with seven Muslim-majority nations taking part this year, the most since the start of the games in 1930. To celebrate this, here are…

Top US official eyes Israel's Egypt border for Trump wall ideas

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SHAFAQNA - Middle East Eye : US homeland security secretary visited Israel's southern border for ideas on wall project along US southern border US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen inspected Israel's fenced-off border with Egypt…

Mexico's vibrant Muslim community living in the Maya heartland

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SHAFAQNA - A trip to Mexico's indigenous Maya heartland showed me how a vibrant Muslim community had sprung up in this predominantly Roman Catholic country. In the southern state of Chiapas, home to a lush mountainous landscape, I photographed…

Lorena Ochoa Jasso: What led me to embrace Islam was the need to seek God

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview with Lorena Ochoa Jasso from Mexico by Fatemeh Abbasi Lorena Ochoa Jasso was born in Mexico City. She is 32 years old. She studied law at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She is currently…

Pope Francis to visit Mexico next year

SHAFAQNA - The troubled country is home to second-largest Catholic population The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Mexico in 2016, marking his first trip to this heavily Catholic country in throes of unrest over unresolved…