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Iran's new parliament has more women than clerics

The outcome saw them outnumber their conservative rivals many hardliners lost seats for the first time since 2004 and capped a remarkable comeback for reformists after years of isolation.

Clerics gather in Egypt to counter extremist fatwas

Top Muslim clerics gathered in Egypt on Monday to address extremist religious edicts in the face of an unprecedented threat from Islamic State group jihadists who have declared a "caliphate".

Afghan clerics protest nomination of first woman to Supreme Court

Members of an influential Islamic panel in Afghanistan have protested against President Ashraf Ghani`s nomination of a woman to the Supreme Court, a milestone appointment in a country where the Taliban once banned women from most areas of public life.

Top Islamic body urges Muslims to `ignore` Charlie Hebdo

Leading Islamic authority Al-Azhar urged Muslims to "ignore" the publication of a new Prophet Mohamed cartoon by French magazine Charlie Hebdo Wednesday, saying his stature was too lofty to be harmed by cartoons.

IS violates Islamic teachings, kills innocents: Pak clerics

 A clerics' group in Pakistan today condemned the dreaded Islamic State (IS) militant group saying it violates the teachings of Islam and Muslims cannot support the killing of innocent people.

Pakistan clerics condemn Islamic State group

A leading group of Pakistani clerics on Friday condemned the Islamic State organisation, amid concerns the hardline jihadists could gain a foothold in the militant-plagued nuclear state.

Three clerics banned in Bahrain for spreading hate

Three clerics in Bahrain have been forbidden from preaching in mosques following allegations that they incited sectarian hate.

Iraq`s top cleric sends subtle message to Maliki: Step aside

Iraq`s most influential Shi`ite cleric urged political leaders on Friday to refrain from clinging to their posts - an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has defied demands that he step aside.

Muslim clerics attend conference on polio eradication in Pak

Influential Muslim clerics and scholars from across Pakistan and abroad attended a conference here aimed at bringing together the religious leaders and apprise them about the challenges of polio eradication, including mis-information spread in the name of religion.

Shrine destruction an worst conspiracy: Clerics

The Grand Mufti of J&K and his Deputy on claimed that the destruction of Dastgeer Sahib shrine was an "extremely worst conspiracy".

Pak clerics demand govt seize land of Ahmadi sect

A group of Pakistani clerics has
demanded that the federal government should take back land
given to the minority Ahmadi sect in Punjab province.

Campaign against turban bombs: Karzai to clerics

Two separate turban bombings last month killed the mayor of the southern city of Kandahar.

Radical Islamic clerics threaten Germany: Official

A security official is warning
that radical Islamic clerics pose a growing threat to Germany
and is calling for legal changes making it easier to deport
hate preachers.

Saudi Arabia detains Shi`ites as clerics ban protests

Saudi Arabis is trying to keep the wave of Arab unrest outside its borders.

Miss Pakistan World backs Veena Malik in row with clerics

Miss Pakistan World Annie Rupani Sunday came out in support of Pakistani actress Veena Malik who is under fire from the Muslim clergy in her country for getting too close with Indian actor Ashmit Patel during her participation in Bigg Boss-4 in India.

Clerics who motivated Taseer killer granted pre-arrest bail

The clerics were granted bail against surety bonds of Rs 200,000 each.

No arrest warrant against clerics who inspired Taseer killer

Qadri admitted he was motivated by
the speeches of two clerics & killed Guv.

Clerics receive threats for conducting Taseer funeral prayers

Three Pakistani clerics who
conducted the funeral and memorial prayers for slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer have received death threats, police Said Thursday.

Clerics call for calm after Algeria riots

Fresh rioting erupts in Algeria over rising prices and unemployment.

Iran`s foreign minister meets top Iraqi clerics

Iran`s acting foreign
minister courted top clerics in Najaf, the Iraqi religious
heartland, the second day of a visit to Iraq aimed at
boosting ties between the Shiite-majority neighbours.