Saudi Arabia frees women's rights activist close to blogger: Daughter

A woman who co-founded the Saudi Liberal Network Internet discussion group with blogging activist Raef Badawi has been freed after about three months in prison, her daughter said on Sunday.

Interior Ministry employee killed in Sinai: Officials

 An Egyptian Interior Ministry employee was killed in North Sinai, security officials said on Saturday, two days after jihadists aligned with the Islamic State group killed 30 people in the peninsula.

Two die as Muslim protesters clash with police in Afghan capital:Witnesses

Two people were killed when violence broke out at an anti-Charlie Hebdo protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday, according to witnesses, but Kabul`s police chief said there were no deaths and only two injuries. 

Saudi Arabia postpones flogging of blogger for third week

Saudi Arabia postponed Friday the flogging of a blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam for a third week in a row, his wife said.

Saudi blogger`s health worsening, wife says

The health of a Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam and whose case attracted international concern is worsening, his wife said Thursday.

Muslims first victims of `terrorism`: French FM

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called on Tuesday for international cooperation against extremism, saying Muslims have been the first victims of "terrorism".

Thousands join anti-Islam rally as Germany worries about image

Thousands of people joined a march by the German anti-Islamisation PEGIDA movement on Sunday, the group`s first rally since threats surfaced against the group and its leader resigned over "Hitler" photos.

France takes battle against radical Islam into schools

France announced new measures on Thursday aimed at helping schools combat radical Islam, racism and anti-Semitism in reaction to deadly Islamist attacks two weeks ago.

Saudi deplores Charlie Hebdo continued `mocking of Islam`

Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, said Wednesday it deplored the continued "mocking of Islam" by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Photo of German anti-Islam leader in Hitler pose surfaces

A photo of the founder of Germany's new anti-"Islamisation" movement showing him wearing an Adolf Hitler-like moustache and hair style surfaced in German media today.

Pakistan minister criticises Saudi Arabia

A Pakistani minister on Tuesday blamed Saudi Arabia of creating unrest in Pakistan and other Muslim countries by distributing money to promote its ideology, remarks that could land him in trouble considering the close ties between the two nations.

Sweden protests Saudi flogging of convicted blogger

Sweden's Foreign Ministry says it summoned Saudi Arabia's charge d'affaires to protest the flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam.

Merkel vows to uphold protest rights after threat halts anti-Islam demo

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she had a duty to protect the right to demonstrate in Germany, regardless of the issue, and offered federal security support after an anti-Islam march was cancelled because of a terrorist threat.

Pan-Muslim body urges restraint after cartoon 'hatred'

A pan-Islamic human rights body on Sunday urged Muslims to show restraint despite what it called the "hatred" displayed by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Saudi Arabia beheads woman in Mecca for 'sexual abuse, murder' of stepdaughter
Saudi Arabia beheads woman in Mecca for 'sexual abuse, murder' of stepdaughter

In what could send chills down one's spine, a Burmese woman, who resided in Saudi Arabia, was publicly beheaded in Islam’s holy city of Mecca on allegations that she had killed her step daughter, reports stated on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia postpones flogging of blogger on medical grounds: Wife

Saudi Arabia postponed until next week Friday`s flogging of a blogger jailed for insulting Islam, citing medical reasons, a week after he received the first 50 of 1,000 lashes, his wife said.

Qatar warns prophet cartoons will `fuel hatred`

 Qatar warned on Friday that publishing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad would "fuel hatred and anger", as a leading Muslim body called for peaceful protests against French weekly Charlie Hebdo.

North Korea says committed to fighting money laundering, terror financing

North Korea said on Friday it was committed to fighting money laundering and financing of terrorism, two weeks after being slapped with more US sanctions in the wake of a cyberattack on Sony Pictures which Washington blamed on Pyongyang. 

Belgian terror raid puts Europe on high alert

 Belgium was on high alert Friday after two suspected jihadists were killed in a police raid, while German and French police made fresh arrests to put Europe on edge a week after the Islamist attacks in Paris.

Paris train station closed due to bomb threat; 12 held in France in terror raids

Days after France was left shocked by Islamist attacks that killed 17 people, a bomb threat on Friday led to the closure and evacuation of the Gare de l'Est train station in Paris.