Youssef Qaradawi, fiery Egyptian cleric revered by the Muslim Brotherhood, dies at 96

DOHA, Qatar —  Youssef Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric who was seen as the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and became the Islamist “voice of revolution” during the popular uprisings around the Arab world more than a decade ago, died Monday at the age of 96. Qaradawi,...

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12 years later, police lay murder charge in case of dismembered Ontario man

Ontario Provincial Police have charged a person with first-degree murder in a 12-year-long investigation into the macabre death of an Ontario man. It’s the second arrest – and the first since 2011 – tied to the killing of 45-year-old Morris Conte from Bolton, Ont. His dismembered...

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Ontarians celebrating Diwali raise concerns over election date clashing with festival

Sharif Hassan, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, September 27, 2022 5:43AM EDT Some Ontarians who celebrate Diwali are criticizing the fact that the province’s municipal elections fall during the South Asian holiday, which many liken to Christmas. Municipal election dates are fixed under a provincial act,...

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Slain former Japanese leader Shinzo Abe is honored at a divisive state funeral

TOKYO —  Japan’s hawkish former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was honored with a rare and divisive state funeral Tuesday that featured military-like elements and praise of his nine-year premiership. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said that the publicly financed ceremony was a deserved honor for Japan’s longest-serving...

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