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Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound has reopened to worshippers and visitors after more than two months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Al-Aqsa Mosque reopens after more than two months

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound has reopened to worshippers and visitors after more than two months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
An Igbo adherent of Judaism, Mazi Uziel Ben’Abraham, has said members of the religious community in the entire South-East are out to bury the late parents of the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, His Royal Highness, Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife, Ugoeze Meme Sally.

Kanu parents’ burial: We’re not here to fight, but… – religious leader

An Igbo adherent of Judaism, Mazi Uziel Ben’Abraham, has said members of the religious community in the entire South-East are out to bury the late parents of the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, His Royal Highness, Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife, Ugoeze Meme Sally.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the International Criminal Court of anti-Semitism on Sunday over its chief prosecutor’s plan to pursue a war crimes probe in the Palestinian Territories.

Israeli premier accuses ICC of anti-Semitism in pursuit of war crimes probe

“Pure anti-Semitism,” Netanyahu said, raising an argument likely to strike a chord with many Israelis who believe that criticism, especially in Europe, of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians has its roots in anti-Jewish sentiment.
Hamas

Hamas distances self from official’s call to kill Jews around globe

A statement released by the radical Islamist movement said: “These statements do not reflect the official positions of the movement and its adopted and consistent policies.
Men look at a cutout image of Pope Francis as another person takes a picture of the cutout itself, days ahead of the papal visit to the United Arab Emirates, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai on January 30, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE - AFP)

400 Jewish, Christian bible scholars meet over ‘Pharisees’

Pope Francis is being urged by experts to take greater care when referring to “hypocritical” Pharisees, a stereotype that fuelled centuries of bad blood between Catholics and Jews.
Photographers take pictures of Jewish priests wearing “Talit” prayer shawls as they take part in the Cohanim prayer (priest’s blessing) during the Passover (Pesach) holiday at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 22, 2019. Thousands of Jews make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem during the eight-day Pesach holiday, which commemorates the Israelites’ exodus from slavery in Egypt some 3,500 years ago and they remember their plight by refraining from eating leavened food products.THOMAS COEX / AFP

Tens of thousands attend Jewish Passover blessing at Western Wall

Tens of thousands of people gathered at Jerusalem’s Western Wall on Monday for a traditional Jewish blessing for the Passover holiday.
U.S. White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, back left, joins in with traditional dancers as she is welcomed by local people on arrival to Adzope, Ivory Coast, Wednesday April 17, 2019, where she will visit Cayat, a cocoa and coffee collective. At right of Trump is Minister Patrick Achi. Trump is visiting Ethiopia and Ivory Coast to promote a White House global economic program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad

On a trip to Africa to promote women's economic empowerment, Ivanka Trump said on Wednesday the White House should be judged by its actions toward a continent that her father has privately disparaged.
Pope Francis crosses himself at the start of the weekly general audience on January 30, 2019 at the Vatican. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO - AFP)

Pope Francis: reaching out to Muslims

Pope Francis has made dialogue with Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, which began in 2013, and visited several countries with large Muslim populations.

Police arraign 51 adherents of Judaism in Abia for terrorism, felony

No fewer than 51 adherents of Judaism, comprising 10 females and 41 males who arrested in Umuahia, Abia State, were yesterday arraigned before an Umuahia Magistrate’s Court.

Police arrest 51 suspected IPOB members in Abia

The Police in Abia State on Wednesday arrested 51 persons suspected to be members of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) but operating as members of “Judaism’’, in Umuahia.

C‎leric tasks federal government to create religious comparative studies institute

‎Overseer Christ and Evangelical Intercessory and life Intervention‎, Pastor Yohana Buru, has called for the creation of institutes of comparative studies across the country to promote religious tolerance among Nigerians.

Emir of Potiskum calls for religious tolerance among Nigerians

The Emir of Potiskum in Yobe, Alhaji Gidado Ibrahim, has called for the setting up of institutions on comparative religious studies to deepen understanding and tolerance among adherents of various religions in the country.
Police are still trying to determine if any more threats exist [Gene J Puskar-AP]

11 people reported killed as gunman attacks US synagogue

A gunman opened fire on Jewish worshippers at a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh on Saturday, leaving 11 people dead according to US media, in what appeared to be one of the worst anti-Semitic attacks in American history.

Palestine denounces illegal Israeli settlement plan in Hebron

The Palestinian Authority has denounced an Israeli decision to expand an illegal settlement in the heart of Hebron city, describing the move as a declaration of war against the Palestinian people.
Markus Kerber

Germany to expand consultations with Muslim community

The newly enlarged German Interior Ministry plans to expand its consultations with the Muslim Community as part of the Annual Islamic Conference format.

Jerusalem as capital of Israel, how sustainable?

Jerusalem is now the capital of Israel. Yay! Echoed by some people around the world and boos! From some. Is Palestine a Muslim enclave? Only two per cent of Israelis are Christians about 172,000.

FA chief Martin Glenn condemned for Star of David comment

Football Association (FA) chief executive Martin Glenn has been criticised for an "offensive" comment after highlighting the Star of David among symbols he believes breach football laws banning religious and political imagery.

Parents who circumcise male kids risk six-year jail term

Iceland is poised to become the first European country to outlaw male circumcision amid signs that the ritual common to both Judaism and Islam may be a new battleground over religious freedom.

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Legal luminary, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, died in his Ibadan, Oyo State residence early Tuesday after a protracted ailment, family sources told the press.

Richard Akinjide buried in line with coronavirus protocol – family

A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Richard Akinjide, who died on April 22, was buried on Thursday in Ibadan, his family said.
Apple has removed Epic Games’ battle royale Fortnite from the App Store after the developer on Thursday implemented its own in-app payment system that bypassed Apple’s standard 30 percent fee.

Apple removes Fornite from App Store

Apple has removed Epic Games’ battle royale Fortnite from the App Store after the developer on Thursday implemented its own in-app payment system that bypassed Apple’s standard 30 percent fee.

NBS, IOM to conduct study on dangers of irregular migration

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with International Organisation for Migration is conducting a pilot survey on the above named subject matter in Edo, Delta, Lagos and Imo states.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN announces intercessory prayer session over insecurity in Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared August 23 a day of collective intercessory prayer for Nigeria over insecurity situation in the country.
Former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.”

President Buhari’s chief of staff receives suspended Anambra monarchs

The Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, on Thursday, received some traditional rulers from Anambra State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.