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Muslim states slam 'provocative' Israel actions in Jerusalem

Istanbul - The main grouping of the world's Muslim nations on Tuesday accused Israel of staging provocative actions and inflaming tensions with the Palestinians in a crisis over security measures at a key holy site in Jerusalem.

Turkey hosts meeting of pan-Islamic group over Jerusalem tensions

Istanbul - Turkey on Tuesday hosted a meeting of the main grouping of the world's Muslim nations to discuss the crisis that erupted last month when Israel imposed security measures at a key holy site in Jerusalem.

Malaysia sparks anger with ban on moderate Islam book

Kuala Lumpur - Activists and authors in Muslim-majority Malaysia reacted with outrage Tuesday after authorities banned a book aimed at promoting moderate Islam, as concerns mount about growing conservatism.

Malaysia sparks anger with ban on moderate Islam book

Kuala Lumpur - Activists and authors in Muslim-majority Malaysia reacted with outrage Tuesday after authorities banned a book aimed at promoting moderate Islam, as concerns mount about growing conservatism.

Malaysia sparks anger with ban on moderate Islam book

Kuala Lumpur - Activists and authors in Muslim-majority Malaysia reacted with outrage Tuesday after authorities banned a book aimed at promoting moderate Islam, as concerns mount about growing conservatism.

Court orders Dutch govt to finance new Islamic school

Den Haag - The Dutch government on was Wednesday ordered, by the country's highest court, to approve funding for a new Islamic school in Amsterdam which it had sought to ban.

German court jails notorious Islamist preacher

D - One of Germany's most notorious Islamist preachers, Sven Lau, was sentenced Wednesday to five and a half years in jail for backing a terrorist group.

Canada police probe anti-Muslim incident at Quebec mosque

Montr - Quebec police are investigating who sent a a desecrated Koran to a Quebec mosque where a white supremacist killed six people in a shooting in January, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

Indonesia president inks decree to ban radical groups

Jakarta - Indonesia has issued a decree allowing it to ban groups that oppose its official state ideology, in a move seen to target radical Islamists in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.

Saudi funding extremism in UK: study

London - Foreign funding for Islamist extremism in Britain mostly originates from Saudi Arabia, a think-tank report said on Wednesday in claims that were branded as "categorically false" by the Saudi embassy.

Bangladesh marks first anniversary of deadly cafe siege

Dhaka - Hundreds of people gathered Saturday at the site of one of the worst Islamist attacks in Bangladesh's history to mark the first anniversary of the deadly attack on an upscale Dhaka cafe.

Bangladesh marks first anniversary of deadly cafe siege

Dhaka - Hundreds of people gathered Saturday at the site of one of the worst Islamist attacks in Bangladesh's history to mark the first anniversary of the deadly attack on an upscale Dhaka cafe.

Bangladesh marks first anniversary of deadly cafe siege

Dhaka - Hundreds of people gathered Saturday at the site of one of the worst Islamist attacks in Bangladesh's history to mark the first anniversary of the deadly attack on an upscale Dhaka cafe.

Bangladesh attack cafe thrives a year on, but fears persist

Dhaka - As the chatter of customers and the smell of warm bread fill the Holey Artisan Bakery it is easy to forget the scenes of horror that unfolded at the upscale Dhaka cafe. But a year on the impact of the deadly siege is still being felt.

Bangladesh attack cafe thrives a year on, but fears persist

Dhaka - As the chatter of customers and the smell of warm bread fill the Holey Artisan Bakery it is easy to forget the scenes of horror that unfolded at the upscale Dhaka cafe. But a year on the impact of the deadly siege is still being felt.

Bangladesh attack cafe thrives a year on, but fears persist

Dhaka - As the chatter of customers and the smell of warm bread fill the Holey Artisan Bakery it is easy to forget the scenes of horror that unfolded at the upscale Dhaka cafe. But a year on the impact of the deadly siege is still being felt.

Germany warns Turkey against meddling in religious affairs

Berlin - Berlin on Friday warned Ankara against interfering in how people in Germany practised their religion, as a new row erupted over a new "liberal" mosque in the German capital.

In Syria's besieged Douma, Ramadan meals among the ruins

Duma - The scene in Syria's besieged rebel-held town of Douma is almost surreal -- tables laden with food to break the Ramadan fast are surrounded by the crumbling carcasses of bombed-out buildings.

Turkey says liberal German mosque 'incompatible' with Islam

Istanbul - Turkey's religious affairs agency has expressed distaste over a new mosque in Berlin where men and women mingle freely, saying it was incompatible with the principes of Islam.

London attack on Muslim worshippers: What we know

London - Ten people were injured and a man also died at the scene after a van drove into a crowd of Muslim worshippers near a mosque in London in the early hours of Monday.

Taboo-breaking liberal mosque opens in Berlin

Berlin - With a mission to spread a liberal form of Islam, a mosque where men and women pray side by side has opened its doors in Berlin, complete with female imams.

As homelands devastated, Indonesian tribe turns to Islam

Indonesia - Indonesian tribesman Muhammad Yusuf believes his conversion from animism to Islam in a government-supported programme will eventually make his life easier.

Prophet's cloak attracts Ramadan faithful in Istanbul

Istanbul - A long queue of men and women standing in separate lines extends from an Istanbul mosque to see a centuries-old garment pressed down flat inside an glass exhibition case: the Prophet Mohammed's sacred cloak made of linen, cotton and silk.

Norway to ban full-face Muslim veil in all schools

Oslo - The Norwegian government on Monday proposed a bill to ban the full-face Muslim veil in all schools, from nurseries to universities, saying it hinders communication between students and teachers.

Indonesia's 'militant moderates' fight religious intolerance

Jakarta - Clad in camouflage and armed only with their convictions, the paramilitary wing of Indonesia's biggest Muslim organisation is on a campaign -- to crush intolerance and defend the nation's inclusive brand of Islam.

Dutch reject Austrian request to prosecute MP Wilders

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors have rejected an Austrian request to prosecute MP Geert Wilders over alleged inflammatory remarks about Islam during a visit to Vienna two years ago, officials said Wednesday.

Dutch firebrand MP Wilders probed on remarks in Austria

Den Haag - Dutch investigators are probing firebrand MP Geert Wilders over alleged inflammatory remarks about Islam made in a speech in Austria two years ago, prosecutors said on Friday.

Palestinians pour into Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers

Jerusalem - Thousands of Palestinians poured into Jerusalem to attend the first Friday prayers of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third-holiest site, AFP correspondents reported.

Portland stabbing suspect yells slogans at court hearing

Los Angeles - A murder suspect accused of killing two men during an anti-Muslim rant against two girls on board a train in Oregon appeared in court, shouting slogans and defending his act as "patriotism.

Ramadan begins for world's Muslims, violently for some

Riyadh - The world's 1.5 billion Muslims began observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Saturday, blighted by conflict and bloodshed in countries ranging from Afghanistan to Libya.
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Protesters attend a “Reclaim Australia” rally to oppose religious extremism in Sydney on April 4, 2015
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