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Women should not laugh in public, Turkey's deputy PM saysWomen should not laugh out loud in public, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç said in a speech this week, lamenting the alleged prevalence of “moral corruption” in Turkey.
Pakistan's Ahmadis living in fear of extremist attacksAs Muslims across the world celebrate the end of Ramadan, we look at the persecution suffered by Pakistan's Ahmadis. They consider themselves Muslim, but many Pakistanis see t...
Halal tourism on the riseThe race to corner France’s Muslim market, which has already seen the development of such products as halal candy, cosmetics and clothing, has extended to holiday packages.
Muslims prepare for Eid al-Fitr festivalThe Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan will begin on Monday in many countries around the world, including Gulf states and France...
SPAIN / QATAR
Barcelona's mosque project controversyOver 2 billion euros to buy Barcelona's bullring La Monumental - that's what's being offered by the Emir of Qatar to turn the now empty venue into a giant mosque, th...
Mathieu Guidère, professor of islamic studies, University of ToulouseThe so-called "Arab Spring", which started three years and half ago in Tunisia, brought about political systems. But the societal changes are also interesting to observe....
In Burma, the rise of radical BuddhismBuddhism places great importance in non-violence and overcoming anger. Yet in Burma – a country 90% Buddhist - a very vocal group of monks has no qualms expressing their violent po...
Sharia law to be enshrined in British legal system?It's not often that a discreet publication in obscure legalese makes press headlines. But that is exactly what has happened in the UK, after the Law Society of England and Wal...
Malaysia driven by its ambition to become a 'Halal Heavyweight'Halal products, those permitted by Islamic law, are a market worth billions of euros every year. We're not just talking about food and drink but also medicine, and all sorts o...
FRANCE - MUSLIM VEIL
European rights court upholds French 'burqa ban'France’s law banning women from wearing face-covering veils in public is not discriminatory, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday.
Muslims begin marking the holy month of RamadanMuslims early on Sunday began marking the holy month of Ramadan, when those observing the fast will refrain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk until the Eid al-Fitr feast i...
Sudan frees woman sentenced to hang for 'converting'A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death on May 15 for apostasy has been freed, one of her lawyers said on Monday. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim gave birth to a baby girl while in prison...
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