Human Rights

Disappeared: Silencing Pakistan's activists

Rights groups say blasphemy allegations against disappeared activists aim to silent dissent for good.

Al Jazeera World

Divorce in Lebanon

The stories of five Lebanese women struggling with the complex systems of divorce within a multi-faith community.

War & Conflict

Southern Kaduna killings

How can Nigeria address the issues fueling violence in southern Kaduna?

US & Canada

The Muslim as a 'Manchurian candidate'

The imperial-age idea of the 'conspiratorial Muslim' has re-emerged with new force and scope.

by Kevin Schwartz

Refugees

The woman who washes the dead

The story of two women - a Palestinian Bedouin and a Syrian refugee - as one prepares the other for burial.

Europe

On Muslims, swimming lessons, and European secularism

A recent ECHR ruling in favour of Switzerland puts to test democratic and secular principles in Europe.

by H A Hellyer

Europe

European court: Swiss Muslim girls must swim with boys

European Court of Human Rights upholds fines on Swiss Muslim parents who refused mixed swimming lessons for daughters.

Arts & Culture

Philippines: Millions join Black Nazarene procession

The procession is expected to last more than 20 hours and up to 15 million are expected to pay their respects.

Politics

India court bans religion, caste in election campaigns

Supreme Court rules elections must be secular as it warns parties which select candidates based on their backgrounds.

Religion

Christmas message leads to death threats in Pakistan

Son of a former governor killed for supporting blasphemy law reforms threatened after solidarity messages with victims.

Religion

The decline of Afghanistan's Hindu and Sikh communities

"I am an Afghan first... But if our life is under threat, if our families are faced with risks, we have to leave."

Religion

New York police allow Sikh and Muslims to grow beards

In a move aimed at inclusion, the New York Police Department also agrees to allow Sikhs to wear turbans.

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective

Liberation: Acre and the End of the Crusades

From the Third Crusade to the siege of Acre: How the crusader presence in the Holy Land was brought to an end.

Religion

Interfaith weddings at UK Sikh temples hit by protests

Minority at a crossroads as community members threaten to continue protests against mixed marriages at gurdwaras.

Religion

The legacy of the Crusades in contemporary Muslim world

The conflict between the West and the Arab and Islamic worlds is at its core political.

by As'ad AbuKhalil