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First-ever Catholic-Muslim forum to open at Vatican

The Vatican's first-ever Catholic-Muslim forum kicks off Tuesday, two years after Pope sparked outrage among Muslims for a speech seen as linking Islam with violence. The three-day forum opens a new chapter in the long history of dialogue, the head of the Catholic delegation, Jean-Louis Tauran, told the French Catholic daily. The Muslim side is led by the mufti of Bosnia, Mustafa Ceric

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Religious leaders against cartridge ammunition

kasetno-naoruzanje1Naib-u-Reis of the Islamic Community in BiH Ismet ef. Spahic said at the press-conference, after the assembly was opened, that this topic has to draw attention of all reasonable beings. All religions teach that to kill one man is the same as to kill the whole world, but the human mind has been distorted and now, instead to think how to live better, they think how to kill more; Spahic warned.

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Kuwait: Silajdzic met with Emir Sheikh Al Sabah

silajdzic-al-sabah1BiH Presidency Chair Haris Silajdzic talked on Tuesday in Kuwait with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah about situation in our country and the ways of improvement of the economical situation between Kuwait and BiH. Silajdzic thanked to Kuwaiti Emir on support to BiH and said that the economy is of the extreme importance and pointed out that

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Europe and its far-right politics

masovna-grobnica002It might be good advice that with Auschwitz, where young Austrians were taken to historic lessons, they visit Potočari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. For, if they failed to connect the Holocaust with the extreem right political trends in their homelands, then a regular organized excurisons to Potočari Memorial, wehere thousands of victims of the genocide commited in the heart of Europe lie, would be helpful to eliminate this confusion.

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Islamic banking has largely escaped the fallout from the global financial crisis

Islamic banking has largely escaped the fallout from the global financial crisis, thanks to rules that forbid the sort of risky business that is felling mainstream institutions.
But experts say that because of its heavy reliance on property investments and private equity, the booming 1.0 trillion dollar global industry could be hit if the turmoil worsens and real assets start to crumble.

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Sarajevo: 5th anniversary of the death of Alija Izetbegović commemorated

SARAJEVO, October 20 (FENA) - By Saying of the Al-Fatih Prayer and laying of flowers on the grave of the first president of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and founder and honorary president of SDA, Alija Izetbegovic, the 5th anniversary of his death was commemorated at the Kovaci cemetery in Sarajevo.

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Medals of the righteous among the nations awarded in Sarajevo

On Thursday evening a ceremony was held at the Jewish municipality in Sarajevo in which medals were handed as recognitions awarded by the Museum of the Holocaust from Israel “Yad Vashem” which is awarded since the foundation of the Jewish state and given to those who had courage to save lives of persecuted Jews in the WWII.

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