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Malaysia's highest court takes up use of 'Allah' by Catholics
Malaysia's highest court takes up use of 'Allah' by Catholics

Hundreds of Muslims demonstrated Wednesday outside Malaysia's highest court as it took up the Catholic Church's bid to be allowed to refer to God as "Allah" in a case that has increased tensions in the multi-ethnic nation.

Malaysia's highest court takes up use of 'Allah' by Catholics
Daughter aims to spread 'true Islam' of executed Sudan activist
Daughter aims to spread 'true Islam' of executed Sudan activist

Almost three decades after peaceful Muslim activist Mahmoud Muhammad Taha was hanged for apostasy, his daughter plans to revive his Republican Party and spread his notion of "true Islam".

Daughter aims to spread 'true Islam' of executed Sudan activist
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US court orders Google to pull YouTube anti-Islam film

A US appeals court on Wednesday ordered YouTube to take down an anti-Islamic movie that triggered protests in the Muslim world, after an actress alleged she had been duped into appearing in it.

US court orders Google to pull YouTube anti-Islam film
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Malaysia tops survey of 'halal holidays' for Muslims

Malaysia is the world's friendliest destination for Muslim travellers, according to a survey released Tuesday, but Japan has shown most improvement as it ramps up efforts to cash in on a growing market.

Malaysia tops survey of 'halal holidays' for Muslims
Woman in Saudi media first wants others to follow
Woman in Saudi media first wants others to follow

Soumayya Jabarti, the first female editor of a Saudi national daily, hopes to see more women take up top media posts in the ultra-conservative Muslim state.

Woman in Saudi media first wants others to follow
Mass Valentine wedding in Malaysia despite Muslim anger
Mass Valentine wedding in Malaysia despite Muslim anger

Malaysian Islamic authorities took their annual swipe at Valentine's Day Friday, calling it a threat to Muslim values, but 138 couples took part in a mass wedding to mark the date.

Mass Valentine wedding in Malaysia despite Muslim anger
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US sets November trial in Boston bombings

A US judge has set a November trial date for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the chief suspect accused of bombing last year's Boston marathon, killing three people and wounding 260 others.

US sets November trial in Boston bombings
'Ethnic cleansing' taking place in C.Africa: Amnesty
'Ethnic cleansing' taking place in C.Africa: Amnesty

"Ethnic cleansing" is being carried out against Muslim civilians in the Central African Republic, with international peacekeepers unable to prevent it.

'Ethnic cleansing' taking place in C.Africa: Amnesty
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Imam charged in Australia over child marriage

A Muslim cleric was Tuesday charged in Australia with conducting an illegal marriage between a 26-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl.

Imam charged in Australia over child marriage
Mohamed Morsi. ©Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Murder trial of Egypt's Morsi set to resume

The murder trial of deposed Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsi is due to resume in Cairo Saturday, after he insisted at a separate hearing that he was still the legitimate president.

Murder trial of Egypt's Morsi set to resume
Two Philippine TV journalists wounded in bomb blast
Two Philippine TV journalists wounded in bomb blast

Two journalists at a major Philippine TV broadcaster were injured on Saturday after a bomb exploded as they were covering fighting between soldiers and hardline Muslim rebels, a military commander said.

Two Philippine TV journalists wounded in bomb blast
India stampede kills 18 in Mumbai
India stampede kills 18 in Mumbai

A stampede killed at least 18 people in Mumbai early Saturday when a large crowd gathered to pay their last respects to a Muslim spiritual leader, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

India stampede kills 18 in Mumbai
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Grand Mufti of Kazakhstan supports organ donation after death

The Grand Mufti has spoken up for organ donation in Kazakhstan.

Grand Mufti of Kazakhstan supports organ donation after death
Egypt constitution sails through vote but turnout key
Egypt constitution sails through vote but turnout key

Egyptian voters overwhelmingly backed a new constitution that paves the way for the army chief to run for president, early results showed Thursday, but turnout figures will provide a key measure of his popularity.

Egypt constitution sails through vote but turnout key
Egypt votes on constitution as violence highlights divide
Egypt votes on constitution as violence highlights divide

Egyptians queued to vote amid tight security Tuesday in a referendum on a new constitution likely to launch a presidential bid by the army chief who overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt votes on constitution as violence highlights divide
Central Africa begins search for new leader after bloodbath
Central Africa begins search for new leader after bloodbath

The Central African Republic began the search for a peacemaker president Tuesday after months of sectarian violence that displaced a fifth of the population.

Central Africa begins search for new leader after bloodbath
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9/11 mastermind says Koran 'forbids' violence to spread Islam

The self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, has released a manifesto claiming that the Koran forbids the use of violence to spread Islam.

9/11 mastermind says Koran 'forbids' violence to spread Islam
Egypt votes on new charter as army chief eyes presidency
Egypt votes on new charter as army chief eyes presidency

Egyptians vote for a new constitution Tuesday in a referendum seen as a test of support for a presidential bid by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, almost seven months after he toppled Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt votes on new charter as army chief eyes presidency
'Party over' in C. Africa as troops return to barracks
'Party over' in C. Africa as troops return to barracks

The new interim president of the violence-wracked Central African Republic told marauding fighters Monday that "the party is over" after weeks of deadly sectarian violence, as deserting troops and police returned to duty.

'Party over' in C. Africa as troops return to barracks
Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi. ©Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino
Morsi arrives in court for new hearing in murder trial

Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi arrived at the courthouse on Wednesday for the second hearing in his murder trial, as police braced for rallies by his Islamist supporters.

Morsi arrives in court for new hearing in murder trial