Canada’s parliament says China’s treatment of Uighurs is genocide

Canada’s parliament passed a non-binding motion on Monday saying China’s treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region constitutes genocide, putting pressure on Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to follow suit. Canada’s House of Commons voted 266-0 for the motion brought by the opposition Conservative Party. Trudeau and his Cabinet abstained from… Read More Canada’s parliament says China’s treatment of Uighurs is genocide

Harvard Law Review elects first Muslim president

The Harvard Law Review has named a Los Angeles-born Egyptian-American as what it believes is its first Muslim president in its 134-year history, elevating him to the top of one of the most prestigious US law journals. Harvard Law School student Hassaan Shahawy said he hoped his election represented “legal academia’s growing recognition of the… Read More Harvard Law Review elects first Muslim president

Dubai Islamic Bank starts to market 2026 sukuk reopening – document

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates’ largest Islamic lender Dubai Islamic Bank has begun marketing a tap issue of its existing sukuk maturing in 2026, the media reported. In its post on Tuesday, Reuters quoted a document saying the bank gave price guidance of around 250 bps over midswaps for the reopening of the sukuk issued… Read More Dubai Islamic Bank starts to market 2026 sukuk reopening – document

U.S. joins battle as Philippines takes losses in besieged city

A U.S. P3 Orion surveillance aircraft (above)  is seen flying over the town of Marawi city, as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group, who has taken over large parts of the city, Philippines June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco By Neil Jerome Morales and Simon Lewis | MARAWI CITY, PHILIPPINES A U.S. P3 Orion surveillance aircraft is… Read More U.S. joins battle as Philippines takes losses in besieged city