Saturday, 3 June 2023
Islamic Community head in Macedonia tests positive to the coronavirus
The newly appointed head of the Islamic Community in Macedonia (IVZ) Shakir Fetahu tested positive to the coronavirus. Fetahu informed the public that he is not suffering from any symptoms and took the test as a precaution. IVZ already said it is banning most public celebrations of the coming Kurban...
Islamic Community of Macedonia determined to reopen all mosques tomorrow
The Islamic Community of Macedonia (IVZ) announced that it is definitely going to open the mosques on Tuesday. With two weeks of the month of Ramadan remaining, IVZ said that will reopen the places of worship to allow the Muslims to attend the religious rites. The state is obliged to prepare a set of...
Filipce demands accountability from the church for its St. George procession, asks the Reis to keep the mosques closed
The Macedonian Orthodox Church (MPC) and the Islamic Community of Macedonia (IVZ) are on collision path with the Government after the St. George’s Day procession in Struga and after IVZ’s announcement it will re-open the mosques for the remainder of the month of Ramadan. Healthcare Minister...
Islamic Community of Macedonia cancels all prayers
The Islamic Community of Macedonia announced it will cancel all prayers, including the Friday prayer, in the mosques across the country. The move is meant to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Funerals will also take place without large gatherings. The head of the community Sulejman efendi Rexhepi...
Hate spewing Islamic Community chief likely to cling to his office after he turned the voters out in favor of Pendarovski
Days after the disastrous first round of the presidential elections, the SDSM led Government initiated a raid on the Islamic Community (IVZ) office and tried to remove its chief, Sulejman efendi Rexhepi. The controversial cleric threatened to call the Muslims to vote against Stevo Pendarovski unless...
Mickoski condemns Government’s police raid in the Islamic Community office
The state aparatus brutally interferes in the affairs of the Islamic Community (IVZ), said VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski after Tuesday’s police raid whose goal was to remove the IVZ head reis who is feuding with Zoran Zaev’s Government and threatened to call the faithful to vote against...
Alliance supports the removal of Sulejman Rexhepi, but is suspicious about its timing
Ziadin Sela’s Alliance of Albanians party supports removing the head of the Islamic Community of Macedonia (IVZ) Sulejman Rexhepi, but also expressed concerns about the timing and the manner in which that is being done. Rexhepi’s challenger Skender Buzaku and his supporters attempted to take...
DUI appears to back Islamic community reis Rexhepi, as SDSM tries to have him removed
Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani came to the aid of Islamic Community (IVZ) head Sulejman Rexhepi, who police tried to remove from his office yesterday. The attempt to remove the reis ul ulema and replace him with a challenger is likely motivated by SDSM party officials, but with Osmani’s statement,...
Milososki says politics is behind the police raid to replace the head of the Islamic Community
VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Antonio Milososki said that the Government is clearly heavily involved in the removal of Sulejman Rexhepi as head of the Islamic Community in Macedonia (IVZ), and the appointment, with police support, of Skender Buzaku in his place. – The IVZ events are not free...
After a police raid in his favor, Buzaku declares himself the new head of the Islamic Community in Macedonia
Imam Skender Buzaku declared himself to be the new head of the Macedonian Islamic Community (IVZ), after police came to support his claim and tried to remove the current IVZ head, reis ul ulema Sulejman Rexhepi. The move is controversial, as it comes shortly after Rexhepi confronted the Zoran Zaev Government...
Police sent to remove the head of the Islamic Community in Macedonia after he campaigned against Pendarovski
Police attempted to remove efendi Sulejman Rexhepi as head of the Islamic Community of Macedonia (IVZ) today. The main Muslim cleric in the country is involved in a bitter dispute with the Zoran Zaev Government and the police raid in the IVZ offices comes only days after he threatened Zaev that he will...
Interior Minister Spasovski rejects Islamic Community “blackmail and threats”
Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said that the Government rejects the “blackmail” from the Islamic Religious Community (IVZ), which has used the pre-election period to demand that the Government returns valuable state owned real-estate where mosques used to be. IVZ asked that its requests...
Mickoski: We will not amend the Constitution under pressure from Bulgaria
Mickoski: I stand for a government of Macedonian national unity, not one subordinate to DUI
Tripunovski: Lead, cadmium, arsenic, and heavy metals discovered in a tomato and a cucumber
Cocaine worth 10 million euros captured in joint operation between the police forces of Macedonia and Greece, assisted by the US DEA
Pendarovski to attend Turkish President Erdogan’s inauguration ceremony
Did President Pendarovski signed the so-called “Bechtel&Enka laws”, without seeing the whole version of the contract?
June 2 marks first anniversary of North Macedonia – US Strategic Dialogue
A convoy with new light armored vehicles JLTV for the Macedonian Army arrived