Sri Lanka bombings

Sri Lanka orders nationwide curfew amid anti-Muslim riots

Indefinite curfew imposed in North Western Province where Muslim man was killed on Monday.

Sri Lanka bombings

Sri Lanka blocks social media again after attacks on Muslims

Regulators instructed to temporarily block Facebook, other platforms after Christians attack mosques and Muslims' shops.

Sri Lanka blocks social media again after attacks on Muslims

Burkina Faso

Gunmen kill six during Catholic mass in Burkina Faso

Armed attackers burst into a church in Dablo during Sunday prayers, killing a priest and five worshippers.

Gunmen kill six during Catholic mass in Burkina Faso

Lebanon

Lebanon's ex-Maronite patriarch Sfeir dies at 98

Former Maronite patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir was a respected power broker during 1975-1990 civil war in Lebanon.

Lebanon's ex-Maronite patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir dies at 98

Middle East

Iraq's Islamic seminaries revive since Saddam Hussein's death

During the rule of Saddam Hussein, the seminaries had their powers and number of students limited but now they are witnessing a revival.

Asia

Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy leaves Pakistan

Held in protective custody since her acquittal after eight years on death row, Bibi leaves citing threats to her life.

Aasia Bibi: Christian acquitted of blasphemy leaves Pakistan

Religion

In Pictures: Muslims around the world mark the start of Ramadan

During Ramadan, the holiest month for Muslims, people abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to sunset.

In Pictures: Muslims around the world mark the start of Ramadan

Sri Lanka bombings

Curfew imposed after religious tension rises in Negombo

State schools reopen amid tight security after fighting broke out on Sunday between ethnic Sinhalese people and Muslims.

Curfew imposed after religious tension rises in Negombo

Health

The health benefits of fasting

Some experts say restricting food intake during the day can help prevent health problems and improve mental health.

Ramadan 2019: The health benefits of fasting

Religion

When does Ramadan begin in 2019?

Find out when Ramadan, observed by millions of Muslims who fast from dawn to dusk, will likely begin in your country.

When does Ramadan begin in 2019?

Opinion

The resurrection of 'new atheism'

As white supremacy reigns supreme in the US, a new book seeks to bring back to the fore one of its ideological branches.

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India elections 2019

The BJP's rise to political eminence lies in an old temple town

Al Jazeera travels to Ayodhya in northern India to trace the roots of the right-wing party's rise to power.

The BJP's rise to political eminence lies in an old temple town

Hijab

'Breaking barriers': Sports Illustrated to feature burkini model

Halima Aden to appear in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue as the first Muslim model to wear a hijab and a burkini.

'Breaking barriers': Sports Illustrated to feature burkini model

Africa

Nigeria's Shia protesters: A minority at odds with the government

After much bloodshed, rallies continue as prominent Shia leader Ibrahim El Zakzaky languishes in prison.

Nigeria's Shia protesters: A minority at odds with the government

Vatican

Pope washes prisoners' feet fifth time since election

Catholic Church leader urges prisoners to help each other instead of following inmate hierarchy as he kisses their feet.

Pope tells prisoners at foot-washing rite shun inmate hierarchy