An Iranian movie on Prophet has infuriated Saudi Arabia's top cleric. Know why

Saudi Arabia`s top cleric hit out at Iranian film "Muhammad" on Wednesday describing its portrayal of the prophet`s childhood as a "hostile act" and a "distortion" of Islam.

Iranian epic `Muhammad` aims to change Islam`s image

 The award-winning director of Iran`s most expensive ever film, "Muhammad", says he hopes it will improve Islam`s "violent image", but the religious epic risks angering many Muslims despite not showing the prophet`s face.

US couple charged in Islamic State case denied bail

A young US couple who are charged with attempting to join the Islamic State were ordered held without bail on Tuesday, pending federal grand jury action on the charges.

ISIS claims link to shooting at Texas event showing Muhammad Cartoons, first in US

ISIS claims link to shooting at Texas event showing Muhammad Cartoons, first in US

 The Islamic State group claimed on Tuesday its first attack on US soil, a shooting at an anti-Muslim event in Texas over the weekend showcasing cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammed.

Texas police outlines events at Muhammad cartoon event shooting

Texas police outlined Monday the sequence of events when two suspected Islamist gunmen attempted to assault an event organized by an anti-Muslim group to showcase cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammed.

US police shoot suspected jihadists in new cartoon attack

A Texas traffic policeman shot dead two suspected Islamist gunmen with his pistol after they opened fire with assault rifles and tried to storm an event staged by an anti-Muslim group, police said Monday.

White House says no justification for Texas shooting

The White House on Monday said there could be no justification for a fatal attack on an anti-Muslim group`s meeting in Texas.

Timeline of Muhammad cartoons controversy

The Texas police shooting of two suspected Islamist extremists who opened fire outside an exhibition of Prophet Mohammed cartoons is the latest in a series of deadly incidents linked to such caricatures.

Dutch lawmaker Wilders on mission to stop `Islamisation`

Far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, who addressed participants at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas before a shooting erupted outside the event, believes he is on a mission to stop the "Islamisation" of the West.

Two gunmen shot at US meet on Prophet cartoons, IS claims hand

Two gunmen shot at US meet on Prophet cartoons, IS claims hand

Two gunmen were shot dead after they opened fire outside a conference on cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in Texas state, an incident for which the Islamic State (IS) has allegedly claimed responsibility.

'Jihadi John', suspect in ISIS beheading videos, revealed as Londoner

'Jihadi John', suspect in ISIS beheading videos, revealed as Londoner

The BBC said on Thursday it had learned that the "Jihadi John" suspect who has featured in several Islamic State beheading videos is Mohammed Emwazi from London.

Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati our creators also: Jamiat Ulema mufti

In a controversial statement, Jamiat Ulema's Mufti Muhammad Ilyas has said that Lord Shiva was Muslims' first prophet.

Niger tense due to Charlie Hebdo protests, President says rioters 'understand nothing of Islam'

Niger tense due to Charlie Hebdo protests, President says rioters 'understand nothing of Islam'

The protests against Charlie Hebdo's Prophet Muhammad cartoons raged for second day in Niger raising the death toll to 10 as five more people succumbed to the violence perpetrated by angry rioters who burned churches and attacked cops.

Tributes for `anonymous` Charlie Hebdo proof-reader

 The family of the Algerian proof-reader killed in an Islamist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have paid tribute to a man they said never sought the public spotlight.

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.

John Kerry hugs Hollande, says shares France`s pain

John Kerry hugs Hollande, says shares France`s pain

US Secretary of State John Kerry clasped French President Francois Hollande in a warm embrace on Friday and said the US shared France`s pain after its deadliest attack in half a century.

Al Qaeda leader claims Charlie Hebdo massacre took years in making

Al Qaeda leader claims Charlie Hebdo massacre took years in making

A leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has said in a video that the Paris attack that killed 12 people at Charlie Hebdo`s headquarters took years in the making.

Pak protesters demand death for Charlie Hebdo cartoonists, shoot at AFP journo

Pak protesters demand death for Charlie Hebdo cartoonists, shoot at AFP journo

The Pakistani Police on Friday fired water cannon and bullets in the air as they clashed with anti-Charlie Hebdo protesters outside the French consulate in Pakistan`s port city of Karachi. 

France arrests 54 for defending terror; announces crackdown

France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism, announcing today that 54 people had been arrested for those offenses since terror attacks left 20 dead in Paris last week, including three gunmen.

Jerusalem mufti condemns Charlie Hebdo cartoon as `insult`

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Hussein condemned as an "insult" a new cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad published on Wednesday by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.