350,000 attend first jumu’ah prayers at Hagia Sophia Mosque for 86 years

Around 350,000 people have attended Friday prayers in Istanbul's Hagia Sophia Mosque after a Turkish court annulled a 1934 decree that had turned the...

VIDEO: Dr Zakir Naik on Turkey’s restoration of Hagia Sophia as a mosque

The prominent Indian Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik shares his thoughts on Turkey's decision to restore Hagia Sophia back to mosque, after it was...

World Council of Churches urges Erdogan to reverse Hagia Sophia decision

The World Council of Churches has called on Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reverse his decision to restore the Hagia Sophia as a...

Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia to be restored as a mosque

A Turkish court has ruled the 1934 conversion of Hagia Sophia into a museum illegal, thus paving the way for it to be turned...

Saudi Arabia allows supermodels to do raunchy photoshoot in Medina province

It has emerged that Saudi Arabia gave permission for international supermodels to do a raunchy photoshoot in Al Ula in Medina province. Vogue Arabia revealed yesterday...

No touching the Ka’aba and Black Stone during Hajj

Saudi authorities have issued special health protocols for this year's Hajj, including that pilgrims must not touch or kiss the Holy Ka'aba and the Black...

Decision imminent on whether to convert Hagia Sophia into mosque

The fate of one of the most famous and beautiful buildings in the Islamic world will be decided in the next 12 days. Turkey’s highest administrative...

Boris Johnson urges Israel not to annex West Bank land

Boris Johnson has written an opinion piece for an Israeli newspaper saying that the United Kingdom views any move to annex Palestinian land as...

Head of Turkish Red Crescent at centre of storm over ‘anti-gay’ tweet

The Turkish authorities have defended the head of the Turkish Red Crescent after he criticised LGBTQ activists on International Pride Day.  Kerem Kinik, chairman of...

Dubai-based conman Com Mirza jailed for fraud

A Dubai court has sentenced a conman who defrauded investors worldwide to six months in jail and also fined him $75,500 for cheating an Indian...
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