South Africa has to be a better option for Trump than Greenland is, writes Howard Feldman.
More than two million Muslims begin the annual Hajj as the Saudi hosts seek to deter politicisation of the pilgrimage against a backdrop of simmering Gulf tensions.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has laid the foundation stone for the first new church in Turkey since it became a modern republic in 1923.
A determination is under consideration to allow female Muslim members of the SA National Defence Force to wear headscarves under their berets while the dress code policy is revisited.
Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has requested that an 'amicable solution' be found in the matter involving a Muslim member of the SANDF who refused to remove her headscarf while on duty.
As a Muslim member of the SA National Defence Force prepares for a disciplinary hearing over her refusal to remove her headscarf, the military has reiterated that members of all religions are expected to abide by its dress code.
The Zeenatul Islam Masjid in District Six wants the City of Cape Town to exclude calls to prayer, such as the athaan and the ringing of church bells, to be excluded from its noise disturbances by-law.
Leaders and notable persons from around the country have wished the Muslim community well as many celebrate Eid.
Rwandan troops blocked about 200 of their citizens from crossing into Uganda to attend a Christian pilgrimage, a Ugandan government official says, amid a spat between the neighbours.
A "prophet" from Tembisa is on the run after a 27-year-old woman was raped, Gauteng police say.
Sri Lankan authorities have said that Buddhist groups are likely to blame for a wave of anti-Muslim riots that swept the island this week in apparent retaliation for last month's Easter bombings.
Details of interim relief for Muslim South African Defence Force major, Fatima Isaacs, who is embroiled in a military court battle over her refusal to remove her headscarf (hijab), are expected to be made public soon.
Pupils at De Kuilen High School in Cape Town have been offered counselling after there were complaints that a pastor made offensive remarks when he addressed them, including an alleged comment that gay people would go to hell.
A case against two people who allegedly participated in the hoax resurrection of a Zimbabwean national at Alleluia Ministries has been provisionally withdrawn in the Johannesburg Magistrates' Court.
Pew findings reveal largest increase in social hostilities towards religion in more than 10 years occurred in Europe.
A Muslim member of the SA National Defence Force who refused to remove her headscarf, is expected to face a disciplinary hearing on August 7, according to her lawyer.
In the spirit of Ramadaan, NGOs and individuals in the larger Western Cape Muslim community have come together to help feed the poor and needy on Eid.
Islam is based on five key practices, or pillars.
The German government has called on people to wear the Jewish kippa ahead of an anti-Israel protest as a demonstration of solidarity and as Jews face a spike in anti-Semitism, withdrawing an earlier warning against wearing the traditional skullcap.
The recognition of Muslim marriages case is expected to come before the Supreme Court of Appeal, the Women's Legal Centre (WLC) said.
Five Americans who say they were sexually molested by Catholic priests filed a lawsuit against the Vatican to compel the church to open its archives and hand over the names and details of abusive clergy.
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