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Asma Lamrabet: Morocco's Muslim feminist polymath

Rabat - Moroccan author Asma Lamrabet is used to multi-tasking -- mixing her writing with a career in medicine -- but perhaps her most noteworthy balancing act is being both a faithful Muslim and a committed feminist.

Morocco bans production and sale of burqas: reports

Rabat - Morocco has banned the production and sale of burqa full-face Muslim veils, apparently for security reasons, media reports said Tuesday.

Jakarta governor lambasts hardliner at blasphemy trial

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor Tuesday shouted at an Islamic hardliner testifying against him in dramatic scenes at his blasphemy trial, seen as a test of religious tolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation.

Bosnia's main university suspends classes during Muslim prayers

Sarajevo - Bosnia's main university will not hold classes during Muslim Friday prayers, prompting criticism from some that it represents a step towards Islamisation.

Prosecutors to appeal Dutch populist Wilders' sentence

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors said Friday they would appeal a local court verdict earlier this month which found anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders guilty of discrimination but did not give him a prison sentence.

Jakarta governor fights blasphemy charges

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor returned to court Tuesday to fight allegations of insulting the Koran that could see him jailed under tough blasphemy laws in the world's largest Muslim-majority country.

In Germany, some Muslim refugees convert to Christianity

Berlin - Clad in white at a Berlin church, asylum seekers Saeed, Veronica, Farida and Matin were just about to become Christians on a recent Sunday.

Radical Islam breeds in deprived corner of Serbia

Novi Pazar - In a country proud of its Orthodox Christianity, the Serbian city of Novi Pazar is a place apart: young bearded men in ankle-length trousers stroll the streets, the restaurants don't serve alcohol, and the call of the muezzin punctuates the daily routi...

200,000 Indonesian Muslims protest against Christian governor

Jakarta - More than 200,000 Indonesian Muslims prayed in unison and chanted Koranic verses Friday in the second major demonstration against Jakarta's Christian governor, as conservative groups push for his arrest for allegedly insulting Islam.

Pro-Assad Syrian mufti rejects terrorism claims on Ireland visit

Dublin - Syria's pro-regime Grand Mufti Ahmed Badreddin Hassoun on Thursday rejected claims he had encouraged terrorism in Europe, during a rare visit outside Syria that has triggered outrage from rights groups.

In Morocco's Fez, world's oldest library holds gems

Fez - Nestled in a labyrinth of streets in the heart of Morocco's ancient city of Fez, stands the world's oldest working library.

Dutch MPs approve partial ban on burqa wearing in public

Den Haag - Dutch MPs on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to ban the Islamic full-face burqa from some public places such as schools and hospitals, the latest such move in a European country.

US authorities seek authors of hateful letters to mosques

Los Angeles - Authorities in Los Angeles say they are seeking the authors of a series of threatening letters sent to area mosques and urged anyone who had received similar messages to come forward.

Indonesian woman flogged for close proximity with a man

Banda Aceh - An Indonesian woman screamed in agony Monday as she was caned in Aceh, the latest in a growing number of women to be publicly flogged for breaking the province's strict Islamic laws.

Indonesian woman flogged for close proximity with a man

Banda Aceh - An Indonesian woman screamed in agony Monday as she was caned in Aceh, the latest in a growing number of women to be publicly flogged for breaking the province's strict Islamic laws.

Indonesian woman flogged for close proximity with a man

Banda Aceh - An Indonesian woman screamed in agony Monday as she was caned in Aceh, the latest in a growing number of women to be publicly flogged for breaking the province's strict Islamic laws.

Jakarta governor faces grilling over blasphemy allegations

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor was questioned by police Tuesday for the first time since being named a suspect in a blasphemy investigation seen by critics as a test of religious tolerance in Indonesia.

German court acquits 'sharia police' members

Wuppertal - A German court on Monday ruled that a group of Islamists did not break the law in forming "sharia police" street patrols and telling people to stop drinking, gambling and listening to music.

Jakarta governor named suspect in blasphemy case

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor was formally named a suspect in a blasphemy investigation on Wednesday, after allegations that he insulted Islam sparked a violent mass protest by Muslim hardliners in the Indonesian capital.

Jakarta governor named suspect in blasphemy case

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor was formally named a suspect in a blasphemy investigation on Wednesday, after allegations that he insulted Islam sparked a violent mass protest by Muslim hardliners in the Indonesian capital.

Jakarta governor named suspect in blasphemy case

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor was formally named a suspect in a blasphemy investigation on Wednesday, after allegations that he insulted Islam sparked a violent mass protest by Muslim hardliners in the Indonesian capital.

One year after Paris attacks, how has France changed?

Paris - Outside the Carillon bar, where flowers piled up over bloodstains almost one year ago, the pavement tables are packed again with regulars from the hipster Parisian neighbourhood.

'I'm very afraid': Muslim shock as Trump clinches victory

Jakarta - "I'm very afraid, will there be more wars? Will America attack Muslim countries again?" asked Indonesian activist Alijah Diete, as Muslims reeled Wednesday from Donald Trump's shock US presidential election victory.

French Muslims must try harder, says Islam foundation head

Paris - The 77-year-old former defence minister chosen to head France's new Foundation for Islam in France on Monday called on conservative Muslims to try harder to integrate into society.

German talkshow under fire over 'propaganda' by niqab-wearing guest

Berlin - German public broadcaster ARD came under fire Monday for allowing a woman wearing a full-face veil to argue on a current affairs talkshow that disillusioned youths could view war-torn Syria as the "promised land".

German talkshow under fire over 'propaganda' by niqab-wearing guest

Berlin - German public broadcaster ARD came under fire Monday for allowing a woman wearing a full-face veil to argue on a current affairs talkshow that disillusioned youths could view war-torn Syria as the "promised land".

German talkshow under fire over 'propaganda' by niqab-wearing guest

Berlin - German public broadcaster ARD came under fire Monday for allowing a woman wearing a full-face veil to argue on a current affairs talkshow that disillusioned youths could view war-torn Syria as the "promised land".

Indonesia leader postpones Australia trip after protests

Jakarta - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has postponed a trip to Australia due to start Sunday after violence broke out at a mass rally against a Christian governor accused of insulting Islam, the government said.

Saudi, Iran stoke Sunni-Shia tensions in Nigeria: experts

Kano - Northern Nigeria has become the latest battleground in the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, after violent clashes between supporters of rival groups from the two main branches of Islam.

Swiss police detain imam over 'call to kill Muslims'

Geneva - Swiss police arrested an imam at a controversial mosque near Zurich on Wednesday after he allegedly urged followers to kill fellow Muslims who refused to join communal prayers.
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