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'Qatar, Turkey keen to spread true concept of Islam in the world'

'Qatar, Turkey keen to spread true concept of Islam in the world'

The head of Turkish Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet), Professor Ali Erbas, said that Turkey and Qatar are keen to spread the true concept of the Islamic religion in the world.

India's top court overrules annulment in 'love jihad' case

India's top court overrules annulment in 'love jihad' case

Judges overturned a lower court's ruling that the December 2016 marriage between Akhila Ashokan and Shafin Jahan was illegal.

Bangladesh arrests three female militants

Bangladesh arrests three female militants

Bangladesh police have arrested three female members of an Islamist extremist group blamed for the deadly Dhaka café siege, officials said Sunday ...

Bangladesh reinstalls controversial statue after outcry

Bangladesh reinstalls controversial statue after outcry

Bangladesh on Sunday reinstalled a controversial statue deemed un-Islamic by religious hardliners on the grounds of the Supreme Court, just days after its removal had sparked angry protests by secular groups.

Bangladesh 'militants' surrender after Facebook plea

Bangladesh 'militants' surrender after Facebook plea

Five young Bangladeshis accused of being militants surrendered to authorities Sunday, an official said, after a lengthy siege that prompted questions about heavy-handed police tactics.

Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

Pope Francis led a jubilant mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics on Saturday during a visit to support the country's embattled Christian minority and promote dialogue with Muslims.

Four killed as Bangladesh police storm Islamist hideout

Four killed as Bangladesh police storm Islamist hideout

Four suspected extremists were killed in Bangladesh early Thursday after police stormed a house where they said members of an Islamist group blamed for a series of deadly attacks were hiding out.

Bangladesh bans extremist group behind blogger murders

Bangladesh bans extremist group behind blogger murders

Bangladesh on Sunday outlawed a group which claims links to Al-Qaeda and is blamed for the machete murders of nearly a dozen atheist bloggers, foreigners and gay rights activists.

Anti-Islam Dutch MP Wilders upbeat despite polls' slide

Anti-Islam Dutch MP Wilders upbeat despite polls' slide

Anti-Islam Dutch politician Geert Wilders Sunday brushed off a slump in polls saying he was confident of a strong showing in upcoming elections, which he vowed would also boost Europe's far-right.

Bangladesh arrests cafe attackers' 'spiritual leader'

Bangladesh arrests cafe attackers' 'spiritual leader'

Bangladesh police said Friday they had arrested the ‘spiritual leader’ of a banned Islamist outfit alleged to have carried out a series of deadly attacks in the country.

Saudi man attempts self-immolation in Makkah

Saudi man attempts self-immolation in Makkah

Saudi police arrested an apparently ‘mentally disturbed’ man who tried to set himself on fire at Islam's holiest site, the Grand Mosque in Makkah, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.

Dutch anti-Islam MP sparks fake news row

Dutch anti-Islam MP sparks fake news row

Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders triggered a row over fake news on Monday with a biting Twitter message showing a photo-shopped picture of another party leader surrounded by radical Islamists.