Negotiations ongoing for Italian Jesuit's release in Syria 22 April 2014

Beirut - Negotiations have been ongoing at various levels in Syria and outside the country for the liberation of Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, an Italian Jesuit priest who


Italian navy rescues over 1,000 “migrants” from overcrowded boats in a day

Sheikyer Mami 11 April 2014

The Italian navy said it rescued more than 1,000 migrants from several overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean between Tuesday and Wednesday morning.


Cops nab suspect in abduction of teenage Pakistani girl 11 April 2014

Rome - Police have arrested a Pakistani-Italian man on charges of kidnapping a 16-year-old Pakistani girl and taking her to his country of origin for an arranged


Etihad-Alitalia due diligence 'almost done' says Italian CEO

ANSA 7 April 2014

A deal between struggling Italian carrier Alitalia and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways appears closer as due diligence is almost complete, the company said Thursday.


Canadian nun and two Italian Priests Kidnapped in Cameroon

Global News 7 April 2014

A 74-year-old Canadian nun working as a missionary in Cameroon was among a group of missionaries abducted by two armed groups in the western African country, Montreal’s


Syracuse Islamic group gets OK to strip empty Catholic church of its crosses

Daily News 7 April 2014
By Carol Kuruvilla

The North Side Learning Center is planning to rent out the former Holy Trinity Catholic Church as a mosque. Since Islam prohibits followers from worshipping idols or symbols, the crosses


Will Italy Be The Next Hub For Halal?

Investing 3 April 2014

Italy is a country known for its cuisine, which is studied, admired and imitated worldwide. When dozens of international state representatives gathered in Rome last week


Rome mayor secures Saudi art restoration funds

ANSA 2 April 2014

Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino has secured a long-term deal with the Saudi monarchy to fund restoration projects in the cash-strapped Italian capital, the mayor's office said Monday


World Halal Food Council sees Italy as potential Halal hub

ANSAmed 2 April 2014

BARI - "Islamic finance and capital are ready to pull Europe out of crisis" and "Italy in particular" as long as the countries follow Halal food standards


Italy: Unknown People vandalize Mosque, Burn the Quran

Morocco World News 22 March 2014
By Larbi Arbaoui

According to the Italian newspaper Ilmessaggero, “Moschea della Pace” the mosque of peace in the city of Rieti in the Lazio region, 80 kilometer from Rome, Italy, was damaged Sunday night


Mining magnate Andrew Forrest launches Global Freedom Network in bid to end slavery

Yahoo News 19 March 2014

Mining magnate Andrew Forrest has launched an organisation to end modern slavery, with the support of the Pope and the senior Islamic authority


Gulf Ties Could Aid Islamic Finance In Italy

Gulf Business 26 February 2014

Islamic finance has so far made only marginal progress in continental Europe. Bankers and academics in Italy are stepping up efforts to develop Islamic finance in the country


2% of Italy is Muslim, 35% of Italian Prisoners are Muslim

FrontPage Magazine 25 February 2014
By Daniel Greenfield

Muslims make up less than 2 percent of the population of Italy, but more than 35 percent of its prisoners since the 35 percent only counts Muslim immigrants, not Muslim


Vasil the Lionlike

Gates of Vienna 22 February 2014

As reported here in several earlier articles (see the bottom of this post for the links), a demonstration against a mosque broke out last Friday in the Bulgarian city of


The Development Of Home-Grown Jihadist Radicalisation In Italy

Eurasia Review 19 February 2014
By Lorenzo Vidino

The Muslim communities and jihadist networks in Italy and Spain present similar characteristics and it is therefore interesting to look at the recent development of home-grown jihadist


Gulf ties could aid Islamic finance in Italy

The Peninsula 19 February 2014

Bankers and academics in Italy are stepping up efforts to develop Islamic finance in the country, a campaign which could benefit from growing economic links between Gulf countries


35% of prison inmates in Italy come from Muslim countries

At least 35% of Italian prison inmates come from Muslim-majority countries, and one in four prisons has a prayer area set aside for them, a government report obtained by ANSAmed showed Monday


Italy: 13,000 prison inmates from Muslim countries

ANSA Med 11 February 2014

At least 35% of Italian prison inmates come from Muslim-majority countries, and one in four prisons has a prayer area set aside for them, a government report obtained


Opposition to Muslims and the Muslim headscarf in Western Europe 10 February 2014
By Alexandra Raphel

It has been almost 10 years since France’s National Assembly and Senate approved a controversial law prohibiting students from wearing "conspicuous” religious symbols in public


Italy migrant influx incessant and massive, says minister

India Everyday 7 February 2014

More than 2,000 migrants landed on Italian shores in January, the government says, compared to just 217 in the same month last year. Deputy Interior Minister Filippo Bubbico

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