First Saudi cinema opens with popcorn and 'Black Panther'

Apr 19, 2018

The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots as Hollywood's worldwide blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater

Egypt's mufti issues fatwa against buying Facebook 'likes'

Apr 17, 2018

Egypt's top mufti issues fatwa, says buying Facebook 'likes' is prohibited under Islam because it's fraud, deception

21 sentenced to life over Turkey's 1997 'post-modern coup'

Apr 13, 2018

Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has sentenced 21 people to life in prison over their involvement in the ouster of an Islamic-oriented government in 1997

Iraqi politicians start election campaigns in earnest

Apr 13, 2018

Politicians eager to shape Iraq's future have campaigned in earnest well in advance of the official campaign period that began Saturday

Rare Israeli-Palestinian compromise at UNESCO brings hope

Apr 13, 2018

Diplomats at UNESCO are hailing a possible breakthrough on longstanding Israeli-Palestinian tensions at the U.N. cultural agency

Indonesia's Aceh to take caning indoors after backlash

Apr 13, 2018

Indonesia's conservative Aceh province will no longer allow canings for violations of Shariah law to be done in public, following international condemnation of the caning of two men for gay sex that damaged Indonesia's moderate image

Muslim activist from Australia denied entry into US

Apr 12, 2018

A Muslim activist from Australia has been denied entry into the U.S., where she was scheduled to speak at a literary festival

Ex-Best Buy CEO resigns from 5 boards in donations flap

Apr 11, 2018

Former Best Buy CEO Brad Anderson has resigned from the boards of five organizations following a report that he contributed to a nonprofit organization that distributed inflammatory anti-Muslim videos on social media

Scandal-hit Malaysian PM calls elections, expected in May

Apr 6, 2018

Malaysia's prime minister says Parliament will be dissolved Saturday, paving the way for general elections expected to be held next month that will put his long-ruling coalition with a revived opposition led by former strongman Mahathir Mohamad.

Muslims: Settlement will prevent illegal NYPD surveillance

Apr 5, 2018

The New York Police Department has agreed not to conduct surveillance based on religion or ethnicity as part of a deal to settle claims it illegally spied on Muslims after the Sept. 11 attacks

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