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The full-face Islamic veil may be banned in Norwegian schools and universities soon, the government announced on Wednesday, amid a wave of increasing Islamophobia in Europe.

Education Minister Torbjorn Roe Isaksen, quoted in the Vart Land newspaper, said the government was seeking "national regulations prohibiting the full-face veil in schools and universities".

Muslim women are rarely seen wearing such veils in Norway, let alone in schools. But the issue has come up recently...

Around 40 posters with anti-Muslim messages containing profanity were discovered on Tuesday at the University of Calgary campus located in Canada's Alberta province. The hateful messages follow anti-Sikh posters which were posted two weeks ago on the same campus.

Calgary police and the university are collaborating to find the perpetrators through investigating security cameras and asking people to turn them in.

The faculty, staff and students convened at the campus shortly...

A Muslim man was told to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after another passenger overheard him speaking Arabic on his mobile phone.

Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, a 26-year-old Berkeley graduate, was removed from the plane at Los Angeles International Airport in April this year.

Once seated, he had made a brief call to his uncle in Baghdad, telling him how excited he was to ask a question to the UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, during a dinner the previous day.

Before...