Istanbul`s Hagia Sophia sees first Koran reading in 85 years

A Muslim cleric has for the first time in 85 years recited the Koran in the Hagia Sophia, the world famous landmark of Istanbul which is now a museum after serving as a church and a mosque, reports said Saturday.

Sales of books on Islam rocket after France attacks

Books on Islam are selling out in France after deadly extremist attacks in the capital raised uncomfortable questions about Europe`s fastest-growing religion.

'Islam's worst enemy' Boko Haram will be beaten: Niger president

Militant group Boko Haram is "the worst enemy of Islam" and will be defeated because West African Muslims reject its violent actions and harsh interpretation of the Koran, Niger`s President Mahamadou Issoufou said on Friday.

Afghan woman lynched over Koran-burning was innocent: Minister

An Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran was innocent, the interior minister said Monday.

Afghans bury woman beaten to death by mob

 Hundreds of people on Sunday attended the burial of an Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran.

Afghan police arrest nine after woman killed over `Koran burning`

Afghan police have arrested nine suspects after a mob beat a woman to death for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran and then set her body ablaze, officials said on Friday.

Mob lynches woman for burning Koran in Afghanistan

A woman in Afghanistan`s capital city of Kabul has been lynched by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran near a mosque, police said.

Afghan woman beaten to death for allegedly burning Koran

An Afghan woman was beaten to death and her body was set on fire by a mob in Kabul Thursday for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran, police officials said.

Saudi Arabian court orders beheading of man for tearing up Koran and hitting it with shoe

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a death penalty to a man who has been found guilty of tearing up the holy Koran and hitting it with a shoe, reports claimed on Tuesday.

Saudi court gives death penalty to man who renounced his Muslim faith

  An Islamic court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to death for renouncing his Muslim faith, the English-language daily Saudi Gazette reported on Tuesday.

Syria's Kurds celebrate after winning Kobani, but self-rule far off

Kurds are celebrating after flushing Islamic State militants out of the town of Kobani, but victory is not yet certain in their campaign to cement hard-won autonomy in northern Syria.

Jihad lures teens from unsuspected corners of France
Jihad lures teens from unsuspected corners of France

For the French public, the idea is deeply jarring: youngsters from everyday backgrounds with names like Maxime, Helene and David joining the jihad or turning up in brutal Islamic State execution videos.

Pak court remands 4 in custody for Christian couple lynching

Four main accused in the gruesome killing of a Pakistani Christian couple in Punjab province for allegedly desecrating the Koran were on Monday remanded in police custody for another nine days by an anti-terrorism court here.

Mob lynches Christian couple in Pakistan, dozens arrested

  Police in Pakistan arrested dozens of people on Wednesday after a mob beat a Christian couple to death and burned their bodies for allegedly desecrating a Koran.

Christian couple killed for `desecrating Koran` in Pakistan: Police

An enraged Muslim mob beat a Christian couple to death in Pakistan and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked on Tuesday for allegedly desecrating a Koran, police said.

Tunisia MPs approve Article 1 of new constitution

Tunisia`s assembly adopted Article 1 of the new constitution Saturday, establishing the republic and Islam as its religion but rejecting amendments that the Koran be the "main" source of law.

Arrested in Islamic Pakistan for reading the Koran: Ahmadi sect under siege

A 72-year-old British doctor is in prison in Pakistan for "posing as a Muslim", charges that reveal an escalating ideological fight that often spills over into violence.

UK soldier`s beheading: Rupert Murdoch quotes Quran on Twitter

Media baron Rupert Murdoch quoted verses from the Quran on Twitter while criticising the beheading of a British soldier by extremists.

Chinese man held in POK over Koran desecration

A Chinese man has been taken into protective custody in Pakistan occupied Kashmir after he was accused of desecrating the Koran.

BBC accused of insulting Muslims in new sitcom

BBC has received more than 200 complaints after broadcasting the first episode of `Citizen Khan` accusing the sitcom of being guilty of "stereotypes about Asians" and "disrespectful to the Koran".