Malaysia's leader says Rohingya not just a Myanmar issue

Mar 17, 2018

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the displacement of Rohingya Muslims is no longer solely a domestic issue for Myanmar, as Southeast Asian nations signed a counterterrorism cooperation agreement at a regional leaders' conference

Lawsuit: Police forced Muslim women to remove head coverings

Mar 16, 2018

Two arrested Muslim women who say the New York Police Department forced them to remove their religious head coverings and pose for mugshots have sued the city to try to change the practice

German minister questions Islam's place in the country

Mar 16, 2018

Germany's new interior minister is positioning himself to the right of Chancellor Angela Merkel on migration, telling a newspaper that Islam is not part of Germany

School dance, anyone? Pakistan lawmakers in Punjab seek ban

Mar 15, 2018

Pakistani provincial assembly wants to ban dance parties at schools, says they promote Western culture

Pakistan top court indicts minister in contempt case

Mar 13, 2018

Pakistan's top court has indicted a minister in a contempt case for scandalizing the court in speeches made after the court disqualified former premier for concealing assets

Report: Turkey seeks life prison term for US pastor

Mar 13, 2018

Media reports say Turkish prosecutors are seeking life imprisonment for an American pastor who is accused of links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed for a failed coup attempt in Turkey

Military reviews rules for helmet cams after Niger attack

Mar 13, 2018

U.S. military leaders are weighing stricter guidelines for helmet cameras on the battlefield after Islamic State-linked fighters in Niger exploited footage taken by a fallen American soldier to make a propaganda video

New rape complaint filed against Islamic scholar in France

Mar 8, 2018

A third woman has filed a rape complaint against prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, jailed on preliminary rape charges in France since last month following two other women's allegations

Archbishop: Saudi leader wants different faiths to flourish

Mar 8, 2018

The leader of the Anglican church says Saudi Arabia's crown prince is committed to the flourishing of different faiths in his strict Sunni Muslim kingdom

Legislative prayers spark controversy, changes in Oklahoma

Mar 7, 2018

Oklahoma's House speaker says he plans changes to a program in which pastors deliver prayers and sermons to legislators amid criticism from interfaith leaders that non-Christians are being denied an opportunity to participate

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