US diplomat quits advisory panel over Rohingya crisis

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Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Bill Richardson, has resigned from an international panel set up by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi...

Tariq Ramadan questioned by police over rape allegations

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Prominent Muslim academic Tariq Ramadan is being questioned by French police investigating allegations of rape and sexual assault against him. Professor Ramadan was taken into...

Mahmoud Abbas seeks Russian help over Donald Trump’s Jerusalem declaration

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited Russia a fortnight ago to seek Vladmir Putin's support following Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital city of...

Saudi women driving ban comes to an end

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Saudi women will be allowed to drive from midnight local time after a ban comes to an end. The change was announced last September and...

Millions of Turks head to the polls today for presidential and parliamentary elections

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Millions of Turks are heading to the polls today in one of the most fiercely fought presidential and parliamentary elections in the country’s history. Polls...

Saudi Arabia pays for families of Christchurch attack victims to attend Hajj

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Around 200 family members of victims of the New Zealand mosque terror attacks have arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. King Salman last month...

Rights groups urge UN chief to condemn China over Muslim persecution

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Five human rights organisations have urged the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to condemn the Chinese government’s detention of more than a million Muslims...

Austria agrees to ban the niqab in public places

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The Austrian government has agreed to ban the niqab in public places as part of a "reform programme" aimed at "countering the rise of far-right...

Canadian Muslim woman turned away from US for having prayer videos on phone

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A Muslim woman from Canada claims she was turned away at the US border after prayer videos were found on her mobile phone. Fadwa Alaoui,...

Saudi Foreign Minister: “Donald Trump is a friend to everybody”

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In a recent interview with CNBC, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister said that President Donald Trump "is a friend to everybody". Although Mr Trump signed an executive...
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