Pakistan to receive $6bn IMF bailout to help with economic crisis

Pakistan has secured a $6bn (£4.6bn) bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the country's economic crisis worsens. The fund, which still needs approval...

Rohingya Muslim shops and schools set on fire by Buddhist vigilante groups

Buddhist vigilante groups set Rohingya schools and shops on fire in the village of Kun Taing in Myanmar’s Buthidaung town on Thursday, a report...

Shamima Begum would face capital punishment in Bangladesh, says foreign minister

Bangladesh’s foreign minister has said that Shamima Begum could face the death penalty for involvement in terrorism if she goes to the country. However, her...

Cyclone Fani destroys more than 1,000 homes in Bangladesh

Cyclone Fani has caused serious damage in Bangladesh, despite the storm weakening as it blew from northern India. At least 1,000 homes have been destroyed...

Brunei will not enforce death penalty for adulterous and gay sex after global backlash

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has extended a moratorium on the death penalty to upcoming legislation on punishment for gay and adulterous sex, after a...

Indian authorities charge Dr Zakir Naik with money laundering

Prosecutors in India have charged the prominent Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik with money laundering. Dr Naik, who currently lives in exile in Malaysia, is...

Dr Zakir Naik’s Peace TV reportedly banned in Sri Lanka

Cable operators in Sri Lanka have reportedly blocked the prominent Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik’s Peace TV channel in the wake of the Easter...

Family members of Easter Sunday bombings “ringleader” killed in police raid

The father and two brothers of the alleged ringleader of the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka were killed in a security forces operation...

Face veils banned in Sri Lanka after Easter Sunday attacks

Sri Lanka has banned face coverings in public following the Easter Sunday attacks that killed at least 250 people and injured hundreds more. President Maithripala...

Sri Lankan MP calls for burqa ban in wake of Easter Sunday terror attacks

A Sri Lankan MP has called for a ban on Muslim women wearing the burqa in the wake of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, which...
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