BREAKING NEWS

Sharia law

News

Is Saudi Arabia outlawing rainbows for being gay?

A school in Saudi Arabia has been fined and one of its administrators jailed after a rainbow was painted on it. Enforcers of the country’s strict

A school in Saudi Arabia has been fined and one of its administrators jailed after a rainbow was painted on it. Enforcers of the country’s strict

News

Vote 'No' in referendum urges Egypt opposition

Protesters in Cairo mull over a decision by Egypt’s main Liberal and secular opposition to urge a “No” vote in Saturday’s referendum. The two-day

Protesters in Cairo mull over a decision by Egypt’s main Liberal and secular opposition to urge a “No” vote in Saturday’s referendum. The two-day

News

Tunisian protesters call for Sharia law

Thousands of Tunisians have rallied outside parliament to call for an Islamic state ruled by religious law. It is the latest sign of the struggle

Thousands of Tunisians have rallied outside parliament to call for an Islamic state ruled by religious law. It is the latest sign of the struggle

News

Firebomb attack on satirical French magazine

A molotov cocktail has partially gutted the offices of the French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. This week’s edition, due out today, was

A molotov cocktail has partially gutted the offices of the French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. This week’s edition, due out today, was

News

Ennahda's Islamists are 'not Tunisia's Talibans'

The Islamist party emerging as Tunisia’s most powerful political force after Sunday’s election has made more moves to reassure sceptics. Ennahda’s

The Islamist party emerging as Tunisia’s most powerful political force after Sunday’s election has made more moves to reassure sceptics. Ennahda’s

News

Sharia law and the Arab Spring

More democracy is bringing more political Islam in the countries of the Arab Spring. The strong showing of Tunisia’s moderate Islamists in Sunday’s

More democracy is bringing more political Islam in the countries of the Arab Spring. The strong showing of Tunisia’s moderate Islamists in Sunday’s

News

Ennahda begin coalition talks

The full results from Tunisia’s first democratic election have been delayed until later today although the moderate Islamists are claiming

The full results from Tunisia’s first democratic election have been delayed until later today although the moderate Islamists are claiming

News

Libya ponders Sharia law

The new Libya is considering how it will live by Islamic Sharia law, which includes some traditional practices which some countries consider

The new Libya is considering how it will live by Islamic Sharia law, which includes some traditional practices which some countries consider

News

Reassurance from Tunisia's Islamist party

The man claiming unprecedented political legitimacy in Tunisia’s election is said to embrace humanist Islam, and not any extremist rejection of

The man claiming unprecedented political legitimacy in Tunisia’s election is said to embrace humanist Islam, and not any extremist rejection of