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Yemenis battle for mosques in Sunni-Shiite divide
Yemenis battle for mosques in Sunni-Shiite divide

Sunni Muslim extremists and Shiite Zaidi rebels in Yemen are waging a battle for the control of mosques, in a spillover of the sectarian face-off rattling the Middle East.

Yemenis battle for mosques in Sunni-Shiite divide
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Militant makes jihad calls in Kazakh language

Site Intel Group has uploaded a with a militant, allegedly Kazakhstan-born, calling for jihad in Syria.

Militant makes jihad calls in Kazakh language
Syrians use Ramadan humour to ease the pain of war
Syrians use Ramadan humour to ease the pain of war

As Syria's Muslims observe the fasting month of Ramadan at a time of war for a third year running, many people are turning to black humour to help them cope.

Syrians use Ramadan humour to ease the pain of war
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Vatican envoy apologises to Malaysia over 'Allah' row

The Vatican's first-ever envoy to Malaysia has apologised for supporting the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims after he was summoned by the foreign minister.

Vatican envoy apologises to Malaysia over 'Allah' row
Dead pigs dumped at Australian cemetery's Muslim graves
Dead pigs dumped at Australian cemetery's Muslim graves

Australian police on Wednesday said they were investigating after the remains of two pigs, including their heads and entrails, were dumped at the Muslim section of a cemetery.

Dead pigs dumped at Australian cemetery's Muslim graves
Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia on Syria push
Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia on Syria push

US Secretary of State John Kerry headed Tuesday to Saudi Arabia in hopes of coordinating support for Syria's rebels amid fears that a prolonged civil war will embolden extremists.

Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia on Syria push
Fears grow of clashes between Morsi supporters, foes
Fears grow of clashes between Morsi supporters, foes

"In Egypt, there is the Muslim Brotherhood on one side and the rest of Egyptians on the other," says Mahmud Badr, who founded a campaign for the resignation of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

Fears grow of clashes between Morsi supporters, foes
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Police check of veiled woman sparks clashes near Paris

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an angry crowd in a town on the outskirts of Paris where clashes erupted on Wednesday night after they questioned a woman wearing a full facial veil, which is banned in France.

Police check of veiled woman sparks clashes near Paris
60 Shiites killed in Syria as West seeks solution
60 Shiites killed in Syria as West seeks solution

At least 60 Shiite villagers died in clashes with rebels in eastern Syria while twin suicide bombings hit Damascus as the West moved to support the opposition following battlefield losses against pro-regime forces.

60 Shiites killed in Syria as West seeks solution
Karzai: Did 'War on Terror' encourage radical Islam?
Karzai: Did 'War on Terror' encourage radical Islam?

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Sunday the Muslim world was "in turmoil" and wondered whether the "war on terror" led by the United States since 2001 was to blame for the radicalisation.

Karzai: Did 'War on Terror' encourage radical Islam?
Participants of <i>Miss World-2012</i>. Photo courtesy of India Today.
Kazakhstan beauty will not catwalk in swimsuit at Miss World 2013

Catwalking in swimsuits at the Miss World-2013 has been canceled to avoid negative reaction from Muslim-majority host-country.

Kazakhstan beauty will not catwalk in swimsuit at Miss World 2013
Chairman of the Union of Muslims of Kazakhstan Murat Telibekov.  Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Head of Kazakhstan Muslims Union apprehended

Chairman of the Union of Muslims of Kazakhstan Murat Telibekov has been apprehended by the police.

Head of Kazakhstan Muslims Union apprehended
Clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli kill 23: security source
Clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli kill 23: security source

At least 23 people have been killed since Sunday in Syria-linked clashes between Sunni and Alawite residents of the Lebanese port city of Tripoli.

Clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli kill 23: security source
Indonesian 'Hijabers' buy into an Islamic economy
Indonesian 'Hijabers' buy into an Islamic economy

Indonesian event organiser Risti Rahmadi wears an Islamic headscarf, uses halal lipstick and knows that it's time to pray when an app on her BlackBerry emits Koranic verses five times a day.

Indonesian 'Hijabers' buy into an Islamic economy
'War on mosques' rages in Iraq
'War on mosques' rages in Iraq

A "war on mosques" -- deadly attacks by militants on Sunni mosques and Shiite places of worship called husseiniyahs -- using weapons ranging from bombs to mortar rounds is raging in Iraq.

'War on mosques' rages in Iraq
Hezbollah's Syria role threatens Lebanon 'neutrality'
Hezbollah's Syria role threatens Lebanon 'neutrality'

Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah's decision to fight openly alongside the Syrian regime will increase Lebanon's involvement in Syria's conflict, despite a policy of neutrality.

Hezbollah's Syria role threatens Lebanon 'neutrality'
US Muslims fear backlash if Islamists behind Boston
US Muslims fear backlash if Islamists behind Boston

US Muslims are watching closely as the probe into the Boston bombings unfolds, fearing a backlash like after 9/11 if an Islamist link is confirmed to the deadly attack.

US Muslims fear backlash if Islamists behind Boston
Over 40 Zhambyl oblast students studying abroad are adepts of Tablighi Jamaat
Over 40 Zhambyl oblast students studying abroad are adepts of Tablighi Jamaat

There are 41 adepts of the banned religious movement among 52 citizens of Zhambyl oblast of Kazakhstan who are studying in foreign theological universities.

Over 40 Zhambyl oblast students studying abroad are adepts of Tablighi Jamaat
Magdi Allam. Photo courtesy of lindipendenza.com
Muslim-born convert quits Church after pope change

A Muslim-born journalist whose 2008 baptism by Pope Benedict XVI made him Italy's most famous convert announced Monday he was leaving the Catholic Church over the new pontiff's overtures to Islam.

Muslim-born convert quits Church after pope change
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Spiritual Management of Muslims explains right to wear hijab in Kazakhstan

The Spiritual Management of Muslims of Kazakhstan spoke about Muslim women' rights to wear hijabs and compliance with the country's laws.

Spiritual Management of Muslims explains right to wear hijab in Kazakhstan