Bangladesh to deploy Israeli phone wiretapping system

The Israeli-American security firm Verint Systems is set to win a mass public surveillance contract in Bangladesh. The Dhaka-based newspaper The Daily Star reported last week...

Taliban confirm Mullah Omar’s death and announce new leader

The Taliban have appointed their new leader after they confirmed the death of Mullah Omar yesterday. The Afghan government reported the death of Mullah Omar...

Pakistani model Ayyan Ali in court for being caught with $500k on route to...

Pakistan's top model, Ayyan Ali, appeared in court earlier this week after she was caught with $500,000 on her way to Dubai. Since her arrest,...
Uighurs

China forces Muslim shopkeepers to sell alcohol and cigarettes

Chinese authorities are forcing Muslim shopkeepers and restaurant owners in the Xinjiang region to sell alcohol and cigarettes to weaken Islam's influence amongst local...

India’s Hindu nationalist leader says Muslims should be “steralised”

The leader of an Indian Hindu nationalist party made a public statement saying Muslims and Christians should be sterilised in order to check their...

Bangladesh hangs Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mohammad Qamaruzzaman

Jamaat-e-Islami leader, Mohammed Qamaruzzaman, was hanged yesterday night for alleged war crimes committed during Bangladesh's war of independence with Pakistan. Mohammad Qamaruzzaman, an assistant secretary-general...

Malaysia passes controversial anti-terrorism bill

Malaysia has passed a controversial anti-terrorism bill, which the government says is needed to tackle the threat from "Islamic extremists." The bill reintroduces indefinite detention...

China jails Muslim couple for husband not shaving beard and wife wearing burqa

A Muslim was jailed for six years in China for refusing to shave off his beard, while his wife was imprisoned for two years...

Malaysia ranked top destination for Muslim travelers

Malaysia has been ranked the top destination for Muslim travelers in a global survey, followed by Turkey, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Meanwhile,...

Sri Lankan Muslims help oust President Rajapaksa

It appears that Sri Lanka's long-time leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has paid the price for authoritarian rule, nepotism and alienating the island's minorities, including Muslims.  Official...
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