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Thousands Protest Proposed Church For Third Day In Russia's Yekaterinburg

May 15, 2019           |                                       

Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered for a third day straight day to protest over a proposal to build a new Russian Orthodox church on the site of a popular park in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg. Local activists reject the plan, saying it would destroy one of the few green public spaces in the Urals […]

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Tajik Muslim Leader Declares Boxing, Other Fighting Sports Forbidden

June 1, 2018           |                                       

The top Islamic official in Tajikistan has declared boxing and fighting sports “without rules” to be “haram” — forbidden under Islamic law. Saidmukarram Abdulkodirzoda, the head Tajikistan’s Ulema Council, said during Friday Prayers in Dushanbe’s central mosque on June 1 that such fighting sports were forbidden because they can “damage” a person’s health. “Especially boxing […]

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