Yemen war is good - Saudis

2015-04-17 18:48

From newspapers to students to phone companies, Saudis are behind the war in Yemen.

Islamic law debate puts more pressure on Malaysia PM

2015-04-16 14:33

Feuding over an Islamic penal code that stipulates stoning for adultery and amputation for theft has put a spotlight on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's struggle to secure the majority Muslim vote.

Egypt official says she burned books 'corrupting' kids

2015-04-16 10:14

An Egyptian education official under investigation for burning library books from a school suspected of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood has defended her decision.

Iran suspends hajj trips to Saudi Arabia

2015-04-13 15:44

Iranian state television is reporting that the Islamic Republic has suspended all minor hajj trips to Saudi Arabia amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries.

Author ZP Dala wants out of mental institution

2015-04-12 16:58

Durban writer Zainub Priya Dala says she wants to get out of the psychiatric hospital she checked herself into after being recognised.

Online ban of US Muslim preacher ends

2015-04-08 06:19

A Michigan-based Islamist preacher whose online sermons have been a leading source of inspiration for foreign fighters in Syria is free to return to social media after restrictions on his Internet use lapsed.

What Americans think about gay rights and religious liberty

2015-04-02 19:31

AP Poll: 5 things to know about what Americans think about gay rights and religious liberty.

Afghan woman lynched over Qur'an-burning 'was innocent'

2015-03-23 18:01

An Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Qur'an was innocent, the interior minister says.

Neapolitan bishop claims 'half miracle' while pope is in town

2015-03-21 22:10

The archbishop of Naples has claimed that the dried blood of the city's patron saint began to turn liquid in an ampoule while Pope Francis was in the cathedral where the relic is stored.

US Presbyterian Church approves gay marriage

2015-03-18 07:52

The Presbyterian Church USA which accounts for just under two million members, has voted to expand its definition of marriage to include gay and lesbian couples.


Vatican drops takeover of US nuns

2015-04-16 19:05

The Vatican has unexpectedly ended its takeover of a US nun group in a major shift in tone under Francis.

'Dalai Lama can decide whether to reincarnate'

2015-04-16 12:20

It is up to the Dalai Lama to decide whether he will be reborn, Tibetan Buddhism's third highest religious leader has says, after Chinese officials repeatedly sy the exiled Dalai Lama had no right to abandon reincarnation.

Indonesian Islamic parties seek to ban alcohol

2015-04-14 10:01

Two Islamic parties have proposed legislation that would ban all consumption of alcoholic drinks and bring jail terms of up to two years for offenders in Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population.

Author ZP Dala wants out of mental institution

2015-04-12 16:59

Durban writer Zainub Priya Dala says she wants to get out of the psychiatric hospital she checked herself into after being recognised.

Muslim council acts to curb ISIS influence in SA

2015-04-08 17:31

The Muslim Judicial Council has expressed its shock at the news that a 15-year-old Cape Town girl allegedly tried to join ISIS, and announced a process of “immunisation” against the group’s possible influence in the country.

Pope Francis laments deaths of students

2015-04-05 08:45

Pope Francis has denounced the massacres of Christians in many parts of the world, expressing his sorrow over the deaths of nearly 150 students in Kenya.

Egypt teacher held for beating student over hijab

2015-03-24 19:46

An Egyptian elementary school teacher has been arrested for allegedly beating a girl and cutting off a lock of her hair because she was not wearing a hijab, an official says.

Hindu group attacks cathedral in central India

2015-03-23 13:18

Indian police say they have arrested six people after Hindu fundamentalists were shown vandalising a cathedral in central India, the latest attack on Christian establishments in the Hindu-majority country.

Almost all mosques destroyed in CAR unrest

2015-03-18 11:10

Almost all of the 436 mosques in the Central African Republic have been destroyed by months of vicious fighting between Christians and Muslims, the US ambassador to the UN says, calling the devastation 'kind of crazy and chilling'.

Christians under siege in Modi's India - clerics

2015-03-16 18:02

Christians in India say that the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not done enough to protect their religion, after a spate of attacks.

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