Legality of Muslim marriage a religious, human rights issue - divorcee

2017-03-24 06:42

Nasrin Hoosain* has joined a class action case calling for Muslim marriages to be declared legally valid, to ensure women like her will not be left destitute if the union dissolves.

Court issues ban on use of Doom for religious healing

2017-03-20 15:00

The Limpopo High Court has issued an order banning the use of Doom insect repellent for religious healing.

Iran pilgrims to join this year's hajj: Saudi

2017-03-17 18:15

Iranian pilgrims will participate in this year's annual hajj, Saudi Arabia has said, after an absence last year during tensions between the regional rivals.

EU court rules workplace headscarf ban legal

2017-03-14 11:44

European companies can ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols, including the Islamic headscarf, the EU's top court has ruled in a landmark case.

Twin bombings kill many in Damascus Old City

2017-03-11 14:29

Twin bombs kill many and wound more than 40 in the Old City of Damascus on Saturday in a rare attack in the Syrian capital.

Israel MPs give initial approval to bills quieting mosques

2017-03-08 21:00

Israel's parliament has given preliminary approval to two measures that would limit calls to prayers from mosques, including one prohibiting the use of loudspeakers at all hours, a parliament statement says.

Pope should ditch top cardinal over sex abuse

2017-03-07 05:24

A prominent church reform group has urged Pope Francis to oust the head of a powerful Vatican department over sex abuse reforms.

Diehard churchgoer gets 3-year jail sentence for threatening email

2017-03-03 22:23

A diehard congregant who sent a threatening email to the head of a cultural and religious protection commission has been jailed for three years.

NG Kerk to shed light on same-sex union decision

2017-03-02 13:10

Documents shedding light on why the NG Church rescinded its decision to allow same-sex unions, will be made available to the 11 members who had asked for them, Netwerk24 reports.

Shrine to Islamist murderer reveals Pakistan's challenges

2017-02-27 21:22

Pakistan has renewed its vow to root out extremism after a fresh wave of attacks, but a rose-covered shrine in Islamabad built by radicals to glorify an Islamist murderer sends a different message.


Limpopo health dept welcomes court ruling on 'Prophet of Doom'

2017-03-20 17:20

The Limpopo Department of Health has welcomed a high court ruling that has banned Lethebo Rabalago from spraying Doom on his Mount Zion Church congregants.

'We remain unshaken' – Ntlemeza

2017-03-19 18:30

While not directly addressing the high court ruling setting aside his appointment, embattled Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza said he remained "unshaken".

Myanmar may be trying to 'expel' all Rohingya - UN

2017-03-14 22:46

Myanmar may be seeking to "expel" all ethnic Rohingya from its territory, a UN rights expert has said, pushing for a high-level inquiry into abuses against the Muslim minority community.

Anti-Muslim Myanmar monk banned from delivering sermons

2017-03-11 21:02

A Myanmar monk infamous for his bilious anti-Muslim tirades has been banned from giving sermons for a year by the country's top Buddhist body.

Hamas condemns Israel mosque loudspeaker bill

2017-03-10 22:26

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has denounced planned Israeli legislation that would quieten mosques, warning such a law would face stiff resistance.

Sea of Galilee water level lowest in century - official

2017-03-07 18:18

The lake where Christians believe Jesus walked on water has declined to its lowest level in a hundred years, an Israeli official says.

Jewish headstones overturned amid anti-Semitism rise: reports

2017-03-05 21:23

Five tombstones were overturned in an historic Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn, the latest in a spate of apparently anti-Semitic incidents across the United States.

German school bans prayer rugs as 'provocative'

2017-03-03 05:47

A high school in western Germany has banned the use of prayer rugs and other traditional Muslim rituals saying it is "provocative" to other students.

Muslim, Christian clerics convene co-existence meeting

2017-02-28 22:24

Top Muslim and Christian clerics from the Middle East have gathered in Cairo for a conference on promoting co-existence, as sectarian conflict continues to ravage the region.

Muhammad Ali Jr detained at US airport because of Muslim name

2017-02-25 09:59

One of boxing legend Muhammad Ali's sons was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of his Arabic-sounding name, US media has reported.

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