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Hajj pilgrims to get e-bracelets for safety: Media

Riyadh - Muslim pilgrims joining this year's hajj in Saudi Arabia will have to wear an electronic safety bracelet, newspapers reported Friday, after more than 2,000 died in a stampede last year.

Firebomb attack outside Australian mosque

Sydney - A firebomb attack outside an Australian mosque while worshippers were at prayer was condemned Wednesday by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, with one Islamic leader calling it a "hate crime".

Firebomb attack outside Australian mosque

Sydney - A firebomb attack outside an Australian mosque while worshippers were at prayer was condemned Wednesday by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, with one Islamic leader calling it a "hate crime".

Firebomb attack outside Australian mosque

Sydney - A firebomb attack outside an Australian mosque while worshippers were at prayer was condemned Wednesday by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, with one Islamic leader calling it a "hate crime".

Breaking Ramadan fast the Sudanese way

- As the sun sets over the Sudanese village of Al-Nuba, Ibrahim Abdelrahim rolls out carpets by the side of the Khartoum highway and his friends line them with plates of food.

Pre-dawn Koran readings stoke fears over Istanbul's Hagia Sophia

Istanbul - Before dawn in Istanbul, in the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. A turbaned Turkish cleric kneels on a prayer carpet and prepares to recite verses from the Koran.

Non-praying people 'animals', Turkish academic says on state TV

Ankara - A Turkish professor sparked a furore in Turkey Monday by branding people who don't pray as "animals", on a state television programme celebrating the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan."Let me put it straight, the verse of the Koran says...

3,000 arrested in Bangladesh as PM vows to catch killers

Dhaka - Bangladesh police have arrested more than 3,000 people in a sweeping nationwide crackdown following a spate of gruesome murders, they said Saturday, as the prime minister vowed to catch "each and every killer".

Scottish mosques invite Donald Trump to visit

London - Two mosques on Wednesday invited US presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to visit during his trip to Scotland later this month to inaugurate his newly revamped golf course.

What is Ramadan, the Islamic holy month?

Jeddah - More than a billion Muslims around the world marked the start of Ramadan on Monday, embarking on a month of fasting and prayer to commemorate the divine revelations received by Islam's Prophet Mohammed.What is Ramadan?

Muslims mark start of Ramadan, many under cloud of war

Birut - More than a billion Muslims observed the start of Ramadan on Monday, but in the besieged cities of Syria and Iraq residents were struggling with how to mark the holy month.

In Louisville, Ali seen as face of 'real Islam'

Louisville - At a time when Muslims in America are facing scorn and bigotry, the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali should be remembered as the true, peaceful face of Islam, residents of his hometown say.

Myanmar's hardline monks regroup after political change

Yangon - Over a thousand hardline Buddhists gathered on the outskirts of Yangon for the annual summit of their ulta-nationalist group Saturday, as the anti-Muslim network looks to stay relevant under Myanmar's new civilian leadership.

EU's top lawyer backs work headscarf ban

Brussels - The most senior lawyer at the EU's top court said Tuesday that companies may ban Muslim headscarves if they are enforcing a general prohibition on religious symbols in the workplace.

Muslim pupils must obey teacher handshake rule: Swiss canton

Geneva - Religious belief is no excuse for refusing to shake a teacher's hand, authorities in a northern Swiss region ruled Wednesday, reversing one school's controversial decision to grant exemptions for Muslim pupils unwilling to touch the opposite sex.

Pope and top imam embrace in historic Vatican meeting

Vatican City - Pope Francis embraced the grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter both sides hope will lead to greater understanding and dialogue between the two faiths.

For Allah, China and Marx: theological mix for young imams

Yinchuan - Every morning on his way to class at one of China's largest Islamic institutes, Wang Yue is reminded that the state comes before Allah.

Azhar imam to urge tolerance in historic pope meeting

Cairo - The deputy of Al-Azhar's grand imam in Egypt said on Sunday the top Muslim cleric will bear a message of tolerance when he meets Pope Francis in Rome.

Cameron 'very happy' to meet Trump

London - Prime Minister David Cameron, who who has hit out at Donald Trump's stance on Muslim immigration, said Sunday he would be "very happy" to meet the White House hopeful if he visited Britain.

Largest U.S. Muslim center targets spike in Islamophobia

Lanham - Sitting on a red and green carpet inside a mosque in a suburb of Washington, Nabill Abdulle describes an invisible force. You can't see it, he says, but "it's there.

Pope Francis to receive Sunni Muslim leader at Vatican

Vatican City - Pope Francis is to meet the grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar at the Vatican on Monday in an unprecedented encounter between the leader of the world's Catholics and the highest authority in Sunni Islam.

Are martial arts clubs adding punch to the jihadist cause?

Paris - Combat sports are booming around the world but in France increasingly draw the attention of intelligence services hunting potential jihadists.

Turkey's Erdogan blasts Europe's silence on Bangladesh leader's execution

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday lashed out at Europe's silence over the execution of a veteran Islamist leader in Bangladesh, accusing the West of "double standards.

Suspected militant arrested over Bangladesh gay activist murders

Dhaka - Bangladesh police have arrested a suspected Islamic militant over the hacking to death of two gay rights activists, part of a spate of murders of intellectuals, writers and religious minorities, officers said Sunday.

Iran says pilgrims to miss hajj after Saudi 'sabotage'

Tehran - Iran said Thursday its nationals will miss the annual hajj, accusing Saudi Arabia of sabotaging arrangements following a major diplomatic row and a deadly stampede at last year's pilgrimage.

Clashes in Bangladesh after Islamist leader's hanging

Dhaka - Clashes erupted in Bangladesh Wednesday after the execution of a top Islamist leader, heightening tension in a country reeling from a string of killings of secular and liberal activists.

Bangladesh executes top Islamist leader for war crimes: minister

Dhaka - Bangladesh on Tuesday executed the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, officials said, a move set to exacerbate tensions in the volatile Muslim-majority nation.

Bangladesh executes top Islamist leader for war crimes: minister

Dhaka - Bangladesh on Tuesday executed the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, officials said, a move set to exacerbate tensions in the volatile Muslim-majority nation.

Bangladesh executes top Islamist leader for war crimes: minister

Dhaka - Bangladesh on Tuesday executed the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, officials said, a move set to exacerbate tensions in the volatile Muslim-majority nation.

Security boosted as Bangladesh prepares to hang top Islamist

Dhaka - Bangladesh police Tuesday stepped up security at the capital Dhaka's main prison where the authorities are expected to hang the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes.
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