Islam

Turkey detains 39 over links to US-based cleric

Sep 26, 2018

Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained at least 39 people, including military officers, over their suspected links to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen who is accused of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016

Asian victors may find anti-China campaign vows hard to keep

Sep 26, 2018

Three Asian countries have elected leaders who promise to temper China's growing influence, but analysts say reducing Beijing's foothold won't be easy

Indonesia presidential contenders vow peaceful campaign

Sep 23, 2018

Campaigning for Indonesia's presidential election officially began Sunday with the two contenders releasing white birds and vowing a peaceful race as concerns simmer the campaign will exploit religious and ethnic divides

Vatican, China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointments

Sep 22, 2018

The Vatican and China have announced a breakthrough "provisional agreement" about the appointment of bishops, an issue that for decades has caused conflict between the Holy See and Beijing

Rural Texas town council approves Muslim cemetery plan

Sep 21, 2018

A rural Texas town council has approved plans for a Muslim cemetery, three years after the project was met with derision and claims it could be a precursor to a mosque or an extremist training center

San Francisco museum shows off modern Muslim women's fashion

Sep 21, 2018

A new exhibition in San Francisco aims to show the diversity and creativity of modern fashion for Muslim women

India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

Sep 19, 2018

India's government approves an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce

UK police: possible hate crime outside Muslim center; 3 hurt

Sep 19, 2018

British police are investigating a collision near a Muslim community center that has left three people injured

Police break up Muslim gatherings in Indian-held Kashmir

Sep 19, 2018

Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir have fired tear gas and used batons to break up religious processions marking the Muslim month of Muharram

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

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