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    Europe’s first “Eco-Mosque” to open in Cambridge
    London, Asharq Al-Awsat—“Every Mosque or building built by a Muslim should be ‘green,’ that is, friendly to the environment,” says Baraka Khan, the 23-year-old Cambridge University stu...

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Najlaa Habriri
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Europe’s first “Eco-Mosque” to open in Cambridge

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—“Every Mosque or building built by a Muslim should be ‘green,’ that is, friendly to the environment,” says Baraka Khan, the 23-year-old Cambridge University student who has launched a project to build Europe’s first ecologically friendly mosque in the British city of Cambridge, home to one of the world’s top universities. “Humans are God’s khalifas [inheritors] on this Earth, so they must take care of what they have inherited.” Khan came to Cambrid...

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Kifah Ziboun
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Rafah crossing opening closer: sources

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Palestinian factions are getting closer to reopening the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Palestinian territories, following an agreement last Thursday between rivals Hamas and Fatah to hand over control of the Gaza Strip to a Palestinian unity government. Informed Palestinian sources told Asharq Al-Awsat: “Opportunities for reaching an agreement on fully reopening the Rafah border crossing are much stronger now with Hamas out of the picture,” adding...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Syrian government forces driven back from Damascus outskirts: sources

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fighting between government forces and rebels affiliated with both Al-Qaeda and less radical groups continued in western Syria on Sunday, as US and al...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence

Kabul, Reuters—Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawa...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Obama says US intelligence underestimated ISIS

Beirut and Mürşitpınar, Reuters—The head of Syria's Al-Qaeda branch said militants will attack the West in retaliation for US-led air strikes in Syria and Iraq, and Presid...

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Arafat Madabish
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Sana’a completely occupied by Houthis, Ansar Allah: UN Special Envoy

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Houthis and their Ansar Allah affiliates are now in complete control of the Yemeni capital Sana’a, UN Special Adviser on Yemen Jamal Benomar told ...

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Salman Aldossary
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Opinion: Turkey’s Inferiority Complex

For more than a year now, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been breaking all diplomatic customs and political protocols with his extreme enmity towards all that is Egypt...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Hong Kong protesters defy Beijing with calls for democracy

Hong Kong, Reuters—Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton charges to stand firm in the center of the global financial hub on Monday, one of th...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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Airstrikes hit makeshift refineries in Syria: monitoring group

Beirut and Istanbul, Reuters—Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by US-led forces hit three makeshift oil refineries in Syria's Raqqa province early on Sunday as part of...

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Mohammed Al-Shafey
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on : Sunday, 28 Sep, 2014

Radical preacher released after London arrest

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The controversial British Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary was released from police custody on bail on Friday, after being arrested on suspicion of in...

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