Islam

Iraqi lawmakers elect Sunni Arab as parliament speaker

Sep 15, 2018

Iraqi lawmakers have elected a Sunni Arab as speaker of parliament, the first step in forming a new government four months after national elections

Iran orders the closure of a pro-reform newspaper

Sep 15, 2018

Iranian media are reporting that the country's General Prosecutor has ordered the closure of a reformist newspaper on charges of insulting the Shiite religion

Uncertainties mount as Iraq's PM says he won't seek 2nd term

Sep 14, 2018

Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi says he will not "cling to power," after Iraq's highest Shiite religious authority called for the appointment of a new head of government

$1.5M settlement for Muslim workers fired in prayer dispute

Sep 14, 2018

A U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer breaks

Indian Muslims protest China's detention of Uighur Muslims

Sep 14, 2018

About 150 Indian Muslims have protested in Mumbai, India's financial capital, to demand that China stop detaining thousands of minority Uighur Muslims in camps and political indoctrination centers in its Xinjiang region

Pakistani court sentences man to death for blasphemy

Sep 14, 2018

Pakistani police say a court has sentenced a Muslim man to death after finding him guilty of using derogatory remarks against Islam and its religious figures

AP PHOTOS: Rohingya girls find joy in elaborate makeup

Sep 14, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Amid the misery and mud of Bangladesh's refugee camps, Rohingya girls have found small moments of joy by adorning themselves with flowery headbands and elaborately-drawn makeup

China, academics tout Beijing's human rights record at UN

Sep 13, 2018

Pro-Beijing scholars brought together by the Chinese government have briskly defended the country's human rights record as criticism grows over the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslim Uighurs in China's far west

Suu Kyi says handling of Rohingya could have been better

Sep 13, 2018

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says handling of its Muslim Rohingya minority could have been better

Prison accused of discriminatory treatment of Muslim woman

Sep 12, 2018

A civil rights group says staff at a privately run Kansas prison repeatedly disparaged a Muslim woman for wearing a headscarf and ordered her to take it off before allowing her to leave her cell

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