A proposed move to reform Sri Lanka's electoral system has not found favour with the country's minority Tamil and Muslim political parties, who say the current proportional representation system is best suited for their interests.
The world`s largest Muslim organisation urged Indonesia to broker talks on Yemen at an Asia-Africa leaders conference next week, hoping for a breakthrough to end fighting between Iran-allied Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition.
Indonesia on Thursday introduced a ban on small retailers selling most alcoholic drinks, the latest move to curb drinking in the world`s most populous Muslim-majority country, despite opposition from the industry and in tourism hotspots.
Indonesia`s Islamic parties have proposed legislation banning alcohol consumption that could see offenders jailed for up to two years, lawmakers said Tuesday, the latest bid to crack down on drinking in the Muslim-majority nation.
Two Islamic parties have proposed legislation that would ban all consumption of alcoholic drinks and bring jail terms of up to two years for offenders in Indonesia, home to the world`s largest Muslim population, the Jakarta Post said on Tuesday.
Shiv Sena leader and Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut has stirred a hornet's nest by his article in party's mouthpiece, Saamana, in which he has written that Muslims' voting rights should be withdrawn to put an end to vote bank politics.
Turkey said on Friday it will send and "informal mission" to Crimea to monitor what it termed the "oppression" of Crimean Tatars, an ethnic group that opposed Russia`s 2014 seizure of the Black Sea peninsula.
While there were reports that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) invited religious leaders for the screening of ‘Dharam Sankat Mein’, film's lead actors Paresh Rawal and Naseruddin Shah say the idea is absurd.
Malaysia on Monday proposed two new anti-terrorism bills that allow detention of a person for two years without trial amid concerns in the Muslim majority country over several of its citizens getting swayed by the dreaded Islamic State militant group.
The Centre on Monday said the "positive atmosphere" created among the minorities in the country after the formation of the Narendra Modi government, has "demoralised" terrorist groups and they have not succeeded in misguiding or luring Muslims youth towards nefarious activities.
Philippine police say government forces have captured the leader of a new Muslim rebel group in the south who has been linked to bombings and a beheading and accused of providing sanctuary to two terror suspects wanted by the United States.