Britain to send hundreds of soldiers to Somalia to train forces fighting Al-Shabaab

Hundreds of British soldiers will be sent to Somalia to train forces fighting Al-Shabaab.  The Al Qaeda-linked militia have been pushed back from major cities...

Grand Imam of Al Azhar: “Salafis are not Sunnis”

The Grand Imam of Egypt's Al-Azhar University, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, has said that "Salafis are not Sunnis" during a conference in Chechnya. During the conference...

Morocco to build 600 eco-friendly “green mosques” by 2019

Six hundred eco-friendly “green mosques" are to be built in Morocco by March 2019 in a national scheme which aims to speed the country’s journey...

Egyptian authorities order imams to deliver identical pre-written sermons

Egyptian authorities announced yesterday that imams would be required to deliver identical pre-written Friday sermons as part of the Sisi regime’s campaign against "extremism". Since...

EgyptAir flight MS804 with 66 people on board crashed in Mediterranean Sea

French President Francois Hollande has confirmed that the EgyptAir flight which went missing last night between Paris and Cairo has crashed. The Airbus A320 disappeared...

French troops in CAR accused of forcing girls to have sex with dogs

Nearly a hundred girls in the Central African Republic have claimed they were sexually abused by UN peacekeeping forces, with three claiming that a...

Egypt forces 32 judges to retire for opposing the military’s removal of Morsi

Egypt’s Supreme Judicial Council has forced 32 judges to retire for opposing the army’s removal of president Mohamed Morsi via a military coup in...

Egyptian lawmakers draft bill to ban the niqab in public places

The Egyptian parliament is currently drafting a bill which will outlaw women from wearing the niqab in public places. The ban will apply to...

Sudanese Islamic leader Hassan al-Turabi passes away

One of the world's leading Islamic political thinkers and activists, Dr Hasan al-Turabi, has passed away in Khartoum at the age of 84. A specialist...

Nelson Mandela’s grandson’s conversion to Islam causes national “disquiet”

Traditional tribal leaders in South Africa appear to be uneasy about Mandla Mandela's conversion to Islam. The Congress of Traditional Leaders in South Africa (Contralesa)...
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