The authorities expanded a strict curfew across Kashmir on
Tuesday and sent more security officers across the restive Himalayan
region after bloody protests erupted there a day earlier, fueled partly
by a report of Koran desecration in the United States.
Among the newly elected legislators who congregated for the first time Thursday at Parliament House were Australia's first Muslim lawmaker, its youngest-ever at 20 years old and the first Aboriginal in the House of Representatives.
Panicked teachers in Thailand's restive south stayed home from school Wednesday after two teachers were killed in broad daylight amid threats from suspected Muslim insurgents that 20 would die.
The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan warned Tuesday an American church's threat to burn copies of the Muslim holy book could endanger U.S. troops in the country and Americans worldwide.
If all goes according to plan, this fall a girl somewhere in China's Yunnan province will tell her boyfriend she can't have sex with him.
Listening to South Asian Muslim teenagers in the post-industrial British city of Bradford, one can understand how Islamic faith and American hip-hop music have come to coexist.
A freak blast in Mogadishu has sent tremors all the way to New Delhi, with indications that Indian terrorists might be fighting for al-Qaida’s group Al Shabaab in Somalia.
There is not a United Nations pick-up or Pakistani government official in sight at the small but efficient relief camp, close to the north-west Pakistani town of Nowshera.
A Muslim lawyer's attempt to create St. Petersburg's first sharia court flopped just weeks after the court opened amid a storm of criticism from local Muslim leaders and human rights activists that climaxed with an order from prosecutors for its closure.
As the train rattled into Indonesia's capital, 19-year-old
Wiwit Wahyuningsih leaned back in a soft, pink-cushioned seat in a
carriage newly designated exclusively for women.
A Hindu priest performed the first wedding ceremony in Nepal for a foreign gay couple, a rights group said Wednesday, as activists and tourist agencies increasingly promote the Himalayan nation as a gay-friendly destination.
Militants exploiting the flooding chaos in Pakistan clashed with police overnight, authorities said Wednesday, as desperately needed international donations for the millions of victims picked up pace three weeks after the deluge began.
Islamic nations are shunning a United Nations appeal for the worsening Pakistan floods, amid tensions with President Zardari.
Angering his nation’s conservatives, Japan’s left-leaning new prime minister marked the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II on Sunday by shunning a religious shrine linked to Japan’s militaristic past and instead expressing regret for the suffering the war caused across Asia.
Tired of government inaction, Christians and other religious minorities in Indonesia are pushing back against rising violence by Islamic hard-liners.
Abu Bakaar Bashir, a white-bearded Muslim cleric from Indonesia, has been known for almost a decade as the Osama bin Laden of Southeast Asia.
The law in several countries, mostly in the Persian Gulf but also in the Maghreb and parts of Indonesia, provides for stiffer penalties for those who break fast in public, ranging from fines to flogging.
Hundreds of Muslim guerrillas have undergone combat training and sought more weapons in the southern Philippines to bolster their military muscle in case planned peace talks with the government falter, a military report said Wednesday.
Indonesia's anti-terrorism unit arrested a radical Islamist cleric Monday for alleged ties to an al-Qaida-affiliated cell accused of plotting high-profile assassinations and Mumbai-style attacks targeting foreigners in the capital.
Old Wang was fast asleep in his bed when the mob arrived.
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