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Indonesian Mosques Launch Ramadan Anti-Plastic Drive

JAKARTA – Greenpeace Indonesia and the Indonesian Ulema Council have launched a fighting pollution campaign this week to mark the World Environment Day, on June 5, at Pondok Indah Grand Mosque in South Jakarta. “Plastic waste is a major issue in Indonesia. In 2015, Indonesia ranked second highest in the amount of waste produced,” Muharram …

This Niqabi Muslim Shelters Stray Dogs in Her House

BANTEN – Hesti Sutrisno, a Muslim Indonesian woman, wearing niqab, has a hobby of picking up stray dogs off the streets of her city Pamulang, southwest Indonesia, and taking care of them in her small house, which she has turned into a dog shelter. “The first stray dog I rescued was scrounging for food in …

Obama Warns Against Aggressive Nationalism

Former US president Barack Obama has called on world countries to stand up for tolerance, moderation and respect for others, warning that “aggressive nationalism” adopted by some countries could lead to chaos and violence.

US Vice President Tours Indonesia’s Biggest Mosque

JAKARTA – In the most high-profile outreach to Muslims by US new administration, US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday, April 20, toured the biggest mosque in Muslim-majority Indonesia, during a visit seen as a highly symbolic gesture from an administration that has been accused of stoking Islamophobia.

Muslim Countries Excel in Synthetic Biology Competition

Three teams from Turkey and Pakistan won gold and bronze medals at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) world championship held in Boston, US on 30 October 2016. The iGEM is an annual, international student competition in synthetic biology. Two teams from Turkey’s METU-HS-Ankara High School received gold medals and were nominated for the best …

Hijab Shines at Jakarta First Islamic Fashion Festival

Fashionable modest Islamic designs will hit the catwalk at Jakarta’s first ever Muslim Fashion Festival, stealing the camera lights with designs that designs that blend the traditional Muslim headscarf with haute couture.

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