Top Muslim body condemns Kenya massacre

The Cairo-based top Sunni Muslim body Al-Azhar on Saturday condemned the massacre of nearly 150 people at Kenya`s Garissa University by Somalia`s Shebab Islamists.

Top Muslim body slams IS for bulldozing Nimrud

Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's leading authority, expressed outrage today at the bulldozing of the ancient city of Nimrud in Iraq by the Islamic State group saying the jihadists must be "eradicated".

Top Muslim cleric urges education reform to curb extremism

The head of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious seat of learning, on Sunday called on for education reform in Muslim countries in an effort to contain the spread of religious extremism.

Islam`s Al-Azhar slams Egyptian Copts` `barbaric` killing

Sunni Islam`s top body, Al-Azhar, on Sunday condemned the "barbaric" beheading of several Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya shown by the Islamic State group in a video posted online.

Egypt: Top Muslim body calls for 'crucifixion' of IS militants

Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious centre of learning, has called for the killing and crucifixion of militants from the Islamic State group, expressing outrage over their murder of a Jordanian pilot.

Turkish daily braves Muslim backlash to print Charlie Hebdo cartoons

A leading Turkish daily on Wednesday printed excerpts from the first issue of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo since Islamist gunmen killed 12 people in an attack on its offices, defying a growing outcry in the Islamic world over the edition.

World leaders, media groups condemn 'barbaric' Paris attack

US President Barack Obama led global condemnation of the shooting at a Paris weekly on Wednesday which left 12 people dead, with world leaders and media groups branding it an act of terror and an attack on free speech.

Head of Egypt`s Al-Azhar condemns IS `barbarity`

 The head of Al-Azhar, one of the most prestigious centres of Sunni Islam learning, on Wednesday condemned "barbaric crimes" committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

`Oppose US; recognise Palestinian state`

The top Sunni Muslim authority has called on the free world to recognise a Palestinian state at UN.

Burials at sea like bin Laden`s against Islam: Al-Azhar

Osama`s body was buried at sea as per Muslim traditions.

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar dies of heart attack in Riyadh

Sheikh Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, Grand Imam of Egypt`s prestigious seat of Islamic learning Al-Azhar, died of a heart attack today in Riyadh.