Indonesia

Indonesia reviewing Abu Bakar Bashir's early release

Decision to release 81-year-old cleric for humanitarian reasons criticised at home and abroad.

Indonesia reviewing Abu Bakar Bashir's early release

Germany

Debate growing over German 'mosque tax'

Jews, Catholics and Protestants already subject to the 'worship tax' and some say introducing the levy for Muslims would reduce foreign influence.

China

China passes law to 'Sinicize' Islam: report

New decree seeks to 'guide Islam', as crackdown against Muslims and Islamic symbols continues.

Opinion

Muslim cleansing: A global pandemic?

Muslims across the world persecuted, abused and murdered by Muslim and non-Muslim regimes.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Pakistan

Pakistan party leaders in blasphemy case charged with terrorism

Khadim Hussain Rizvi and three others of TLP charged following protests over Aasia Bibi's acquittal in blasphemy ordeal.

Pakistan party leaders in blasphemy case charged with terrorism

India

India braces for mass Hindu gathering at disputed Ayodhya site

Over 3,500 Muslims have fled Ayodhya before a far-right gathering to be held at the ruins of a Mughal-era mosque.

India braces for mass Hindu gathering at disputed Ayodhya site

Australia

Muslim leaders boycott Australian PM's meeting

In an open letter, the Muslim community says they are being held 'collectively culpable' for individual criminal acts.

Australian PM's 'dangerous ideology' remark irks Muslim leaders

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia hosts US evangelical Christians, Israel supporters

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman holds two-hour talks with American Christians and Israel supporters at the palace.

Saudi Arabia hosts US evangelical Christians, Israel supporters

Islamophobia

Two in five Americans say Islam 'is incompatible with US values'

Research by New America Foundation and American Muslim Institution finds high levels of distrust towards Muslims in US.

Two in five Americans say Islam 'is incompatible with US values'

Pakistan

Pakistan: Protests against blasphemy acquittal continue

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan-led protests take place across the country, a day after Supreme Court clears Aasia Bibi.

Pakistan: Thousands protest blasphemy acquittal, ignore PM's call

Pakistan

Protests erupt after court acquits blasphemy accused

Court frees Aasia Bibi - on death row for nine years - in a case that has become emblematic of fair trial concerns.

Africa

Police 'open fire' at Shia marchers in Nigeria's Abuja

At least one protester wounded in latest round of violence amid protests by supporters of jailed cleric Ibrahim Zakzaky.

Nigerian police 'open fire' at Shia protesters amid Abuja clashes

Indonesia

Indonesia: Rally for moderate Islam halted over fears of violence

Some 70,000 members were on their way to Yogyakarta for the rally to launch inter-faith movement to counter 'extremism'.

Indonesia: Rally for moderate Islam halted over fears of violence

Opinion

The Saudi regime does not represent Islam

The Khashoggi affair is yet another reason for the world to abandon the assumption that the kingdom represents Islam.

Khaled A Beydoun

by Khaled A Beydoun

Khaled A Beydoun

China

Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

Omir Bekali was asked to travel to Washington, DC to speak to Congress about his treatment in 're-education' camps.

Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa