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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.

Anonymous Muslim opens arms to grieving Mancunians

Manchester - "I'm Muslim and I trust you. Do you trust me enough for a hug?" asks a blindfolded man, arms out wide, to mourners at the focal point of tributes to victims of the Manchester bombing.

The female Muslim comic standing up to extremism

Jakarta - Wearing a red hijab and all-encompassing gown, Sakdiyah Maruf cuts an unusual figure in a dark, smokey Jakarta bar as she reels off taboo-breaking jokes to laughter from a rapt audience.

The female Muslim comic standing up to extremism

Jakarta - Wearing a red hijab and all-encompassing gown, Sakdiyah Maruf cuts an unusual figure in a dark, smokey Jakarta bar as she reels off taboo-breaking jokes to laughter from a rapt audience.

The female Muslim comic standing up to extremism

Jakarta - Wearing a red hijab and all-encompassing gown, Sakdiyah Maruf cuts an unusual figure in a dark, smokey Jakarta bar as she reels off taboo-breaking jokes to laughter from a rapt audience.

Indonesian men caned for gay sex before jeering crowd

Banda Aceh - Two Indonesian men were caned Tuesday in front of a jeering crowd as a punishment for gay sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country where there is mounting hostility towards the small LGBT community.

Indonesian men caned for gay sex before jeering crowd

Banda Aceh - Two Indonesian men were caned Tuesday in front of a jeering crowd as a punishment for gay sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country where there is mounting hostility towards the small LGBT community.

Indonesian men caned for gay sex before jeering crowd

Banda Aceh - Two Indonesian men were caned Tuesday in front of a jeering crowd as a punishment for gay sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country where there is mounting hostility towards the small LGBT community.

Indonesian men to be caned for gay sex

Banda Aceh - Two Indonesian men will Tuesday be publicly caned for having sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country where there are concerns over mounting hostility towards the small gay community.

Indonesian men to be caned for gay sex

Banda Aceh - Two Indonesian men will Tuesday be publicly caned for having sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country where there are concerns over mounting hostility towards the small gay community.

Indonesian men to be caned for gay sex

Banda Aceh - Two Indonesian men will Tuesday be publicly caned for having sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country where there are concerns over mounting hostility towards the small gay community.

Trump slams Iran in first foreign speech

Riyadh - US President Donald Trump made a 30-minute speech on Sunday in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh on his first foreign visit since taking office.

Dutch MPs oppose headscarf proposal for Amsterdam police

Den Haag - Dutch lawmakers have voiced opposition to a proposal by Amsterdam's top police official to consider allowing female Muslim agents to wear headscarfs, Dutch media reported Friday.

Danish girl jailed over school bomb plot

Stockholm - A teenage girl with Islamic State group sympathies who planned to attack Danish schools with home-made bombs was on Thursday jailed for six years.

Indonesian men sentenced to caning for gay sex

Banda Aceh - A sharia court Wednesday sentenced two Indonesian men to be publicly caned for gay sex for the first time in the conservative province of Aceh, the latest sign of a backlash against homosexuals in the Muslim-majority country.

Indonesian men sentenced to caning for gay sex

Banda Aceh - A sharia court Wednesday sentenced two Indonesian men to be publicly caned for gay sex for the first time in the conservative province of Aceh, the latest sign of a backlash against homosexuals in the Muslim-majority country.

Indonesian men sentenced to caning for gay sex

Banda Aceh - A sharia court Wednesday sentenced two Indonesian men to be publicly caned for gay sex for the first time in the conservative province of Aceh, the latest sign of a backlash against homosexuals in the Muslim-majority country.

Imam accused in Denmark of calling for murder of Jews

Copenhagen - Denmark's Jewish community has filed a complaint over an imam accused of calling for the murder of Jews in a case sparking political opprobrium, it emerged Thursday.
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