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Iranians arrested for "Happy" video freed: Social media

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 03:50

Six Iranians arrested for appearing in a video singing along to an American pop song were released on Wednesday, one day after being detained for what police called their "obscene" behaviour, one of them said in an online posting.

Pak Taliban chief asks govt to surrender to `Allah`s writ`

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 23:54

The head of the Pakistani Taliban on Monday asked the government and military to surrender to "Allah`s writ" and vowed to continue fighting until Islamic law was enforced in the country, as the group faces bloody infighting that hampered the peace talks.

Woman runs for president in Islamic Mauritania

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 01:41

A woman has put forward a rare bid for the presidency of Mauritania, a west African nation run under strict Islamic law, the country`s Constitutional Council said on Wednesday.

Indonesian women gang raped and faces caning, end of humanity !

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 22:37

An official says an Indonesian woman who was gang raped by men who accused her of having extramarital sex now faces possible public caning for violating Islamic law.

Pakistani Taliban say government must embrace Islamic law

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 00:28

The Pakistani Taliban told the government there was no chance of peace in the country unless Pakistan changed its political and legal system and officially embraced Islamic law.

Lal Masjid cleric likely to stay on in Taliban peace panel

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 13:46

Cleric of Islamabad`s Lal Masjid and member of the Pakistani Taliban-nominated peace talks committee, Maulana Abdul Aziz is expected to continue his role in the peace process after he threatened to walk out Friday if he was not assured that Sharia or Islamic law will be enforced in Pakistan, media reported Saturday.

Taliban never sought Sharia`s imposition earlier: Imran Khan

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 07:47

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said Taliban`s willingness for talks with government under Pakistan constitution exposes those who link terrorism with imposition of Sharia (Islamic law).

Talks should be under Islamic law: Taliban negotiator

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 23:28

Pakistan`s nascent peace process with the Taliban suffered a blow on Friday when a key negotiator nominated by militants said he would not be part of talks with the government till the imposition of Islamic law is included in the agenda.

Afghan Taliban supporting Pakistani militants

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 00:02

The Afghan Taliban are financially supporting Pakistani militants at war with Islamabad and providing sanctuary for them in neighboring Afghanistan, the Pakistani Taliban`s spokesman said, highlighting the risk both groups pose to the Pakistani government.

Saudi Arabian activists to defy ban on women drivers next month

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 15:42

Saudi Arabian women activists have called for a driving campaign next month to defy the longstanding ban on women driving in the kingdom.

Malaysian groups slam one-parent conversion law

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 20:15

Malaysian groups on Friday slammed an Islamic law enabling one parent to give consent for the religious conversion of a child, a contentious issue in the Muslim-majority country.

Stoning not supported by Islamic law, says Qatar scholar

Last Updated: Sunday, May 05, 2013, 15:58

An article in a Qatari magazine that the stoning of adulterous married husbands or wives was not supported by Islamic law is set to ignite a heated debate in the country.