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Gambia declares Islam state religion The Republic of Gambia, previously a secular country, will henceforth be an Islamic state, President Yahya Jammeh declared on Saturday. Africa’s smallest nation gained independence from the UK in 1965. Some 95 percent of its 1.8 million population are Muslim. Islam or one of its denominations is a state religion in 24 nations worldwide. A handful of nations adopted Buddhism, Catholicism or some form of Protestantism as their state religion. Israel is legally a Jewish state, but there is a debate on whether the word applies to Judaism as a religion, the Jewish people as an ethnic group or both. 0DECEMBER 12, 2015EDIT Second Spanish policeman dies after Kabul attack A second Spanish policeman has died after a Taliban attack targeted residential houses near the country’s embassy in the Afghan capital, AFP reports citing the Spanish Interior Ministry. Officer Jorge Garcia Tudela died at dawn from wounds sustained during the siege that began late on F…
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International Neutrality Conference, in Ashgabat, TurkmenistanDecember 12, 2015 The Vice President, Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari and other leaders at the International Neutrality Conference, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on December 12, 2015. Courtesy: Photo Division, pib.nic.in Leave a commentEdit December 12, 2015