Bangladesh court rejects plans to remove Islam as state religion

Bangladesh High Court has rejected a petition calling for the removal of Islam as the official state religion.  The High Court dismissed the request and...

Prominent Saudi scholar survives assassination attempt in Philippines

A prominent Saudi scholar was shot and injured at a public event in the Philippines on Tuesday, Filipino authorities have confirmed. Saudi media outlet Al...

Thousands mourn killer of Pakistani politician Salman Taseer

Thousands of mourners in Pakistan have turned out for the funeral of a former bodyguard executed for killing Punjab's governor over his opposition to...

Malaysian scientist part of team that proved Einstein’s gravitational waves theory

A Malaysian woman is among the international group of scientists who made the ground-breaking discovery of Albert Einstein’s gravitational waves theory. Malaysian-born Hafizah Noor Isa...

Indonesia bans the celebration of Valentines Day

Indonesian officials and scholars have banned the celebration of Valentine's Day because they believe it contravenes Islamic teachings.  In Banda Aceh, the capital of the...

British Pakistanis face travel chaos as PIA strike continues

Thousands of British Pakistanis are facing the prospect of having to cancel or postpone their trips to Pakistan as a strike at the national...

Bangladeshi “Tree Man” with rare skin disease to undergo surgery

A Bangladeshi man dubbed the "Tree Man" for huge bark-like warts on his hands and feet will be undergoing surgery to remove the unusual...

Tajikistan’s secular regime shaves beards of 13,000 men in “fight against radicalism”

Tajikistan’s secular regime have shaved nearly 13,000 men’s beards and shutdown more than 160 shops selling Islamic clothing last year as part of the...

Malaysia launches its first “Shariah compliant” airlines

Malaysia's first "Shariah compliant" airlines started operations on Thursday with a domestic route from Kuala Lumpur to the island of Langkawi. "Rayani Air" only...

Bangladesh hangs two opposition leaders over 1971 war crimes

Two Bangladeshi opposition leaders were executed yesterday for alleged war crimes committed during the 1971 independence struggle against Pakistan. Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan...
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