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Samarkand's Shakhi Zinda memorial complex is a stunning collection of ancient tombs
Thousands of Muslims carried out the “stoning of the devil” ritual on Monday (September 12) to mark the beginning of Eid al-Adha celebrations which is the end of the annual haj…
No incident has been reported so far during the ritual that caused a devastating stampede last year.
Muslims around the world celebrate one of the most important festivals of the Islamic calendar on Monday (September 12): Eid al-Adha.
After spending the night in the massive valley of Mina, Hajj pilgrims headed to Mount Arafat on Sunday (11 September), some 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Mecca, for the pinnacle of the…
Thousands of Muslim pilgrims have begun the ritual of the stoning of the devil in the Saudi City of Mina.
A Norwegian hairdresser is on trial for refusing to cut the hair of a Muslim client wearing a hijab.
Hundreds of people rallied in Myanmar on Tuesday to denounce an advisory commission, led by visiting former UN chief Kofi Annan, which is charged with probing the plight of the country’s Muslim…
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein accuses prominent Western politicians of peddling fear and hate in the same way as Islamist extremists.
Uzbekistan’s veteran President Islam Karimov has been buried in the city of Samarkand following his death earlier this week at the age of 78.
The ban on burkinis in France is not only ‘‘a grave and illegal breach of fundamental freedoms’‘ but a ‘‘stupid reaction’‘ to recent terror attacks, the UN human rights office has…
An item of swim wear has become a defining issue in the early days of the race for the French presidency.
The ban had been imposed on the grounds that it contravened French laws on secularism. Far from cooling down tensions, the ruling has created even more controversy.
France’s highest administrative court has suspended the ban on women wearing burkini swimsuits that had been in force in the southern seaside town of Villeneuve…
Protests against France’s ‘burkini ban’ Dozens of women, Muslim and non-Muslim, held a beach party outside the French embassy in London on Thursday (August 25) to protest against the ‘burkini ban’ be
A beach-party-themed sit-in has taken place in front of the French Embassy in London to protest against the burkini ban in some parts of France.
Tremors along France’s most fragile social fault-line running between its identity as a secular state and the rights of its sizeable Muslim population are…
The controversy over the body-covering swimwear for Muslim women - the burkini - is creating a business opportunity for its inventor who says orders have jumped.
The CDU proposals stop short of an outright ban and must be adopted by the government before they can become law. They have divided Angela Merkel's governing coalition.
A report about female genital mutilation (FGM) has sparked a fierce debate in the North Caucasus. Some clerics in Dagestan have defended the practice.
Three people – described as of ‘North African’ origin – are facing court after scuffles in Corsica, which left five people injured.
The German Chancellor says Islam is and will be part of German culture as long as it is practised in a way that respects the country's constitution.
You might think at first sight that the bikini does not respect correctness and morality as stated in a bylaw in the popular Mediterranean resort of Cannes.
A 35-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of a imam and his assistant at the weekend.
It comes after violent clashes on Saturday night between what are described as local youths and people of north-african origin. Five people were injured.
Residents of Queens in New York gathered at the mosque where just hours earlier an imam and his assistant were shot dead.
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has laid out some more controversial foreign policy, including the Gulf states paying for air and ground safe zones in Syria.