Turkish court blocks atheist group`s website

A Turkish court has blocked access to a website for the country`s first atheist association, ruling it was an "insult to religious values" in the overwhelmingly Muslim nation, the group said on Wednesday.

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.

Danish police underestimated terror threat says hunted cartoonist

A Swedish cartoonist believed to have been the target of one of the deadly weekend Copenhagen shootings said on Tuesday that Danish police had underestimated the terrorist threat since January`s Paris attacks.

Prophet's grandson Hussein honoured on grounds of Israeli hospital

About 50 Shi`ite Muslim pilgrims settle down to chant and prostrate themselves in worship near an ancient tomb.

Facebook blocks pages insulting Prophet Mohammed in Turkey
Facebook blocks pages insulting Prophet Mohammed in Turkey

Social networking site Facebook has reportedly blocked some pages that seem to insult the Prophet Mohammed following orders by a Turkish court.

Thousands protest against Charlie Hebdo in Karachi

 Thousands of people marched through Pakistan`s southern megacity on Thursday in the largest protest yet against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Huge anti-Charlie Hebdo rally in Chechnya as global protests rumble on

The backlash over Charlie Hebdo rumbled on Monday after days of bloodshed in Niger, with a huge rally in Chechnya against the weekly`s cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, Afghan protesters burning the French flag and Gazans levelling threats against France.

Dozens arrested at Niger demo after deadly cartoons riots

Police in Niger on Sunday fired tear gas and arrested dozens at a banned opposition protest, a day after deadly riots over a depiction of the Prophet Mohammed in French weekly Charlie Hebdo.

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.

Niger police breaks up opposition demo after deadly cartoons riots

Police in Niger fired tear gas Sunday to break up a banned opposition demonstration in the capital Niamey, a day after deadly riots over the publication by France`s Charlie Hebdo magazine of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.

Almost half French oppose publishing Mohammed cartoons: Poll

Almost half of French oppose publication of cartoons depicting Islam`s Prophet Mohammed, according to a poll Sunday, as global debate deepened on the limits of free speech in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings.

Charlie Hebdo defends religious freedom: Editor

The chief editor of Charlie Hebdo has defended the satirical magazine`s controversial depictions of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed, saying the cartoons safeguard freedom of religion.
 

Five dead in Saturday`s anti-Charlie Hebdo riots in Niger: President

Five people were killed in the Niger capital on Saturday during violent riots against the depiction of the Prophet Mohammed on the cover of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, President Mahamadou Issoufou said.

Police fire tear gas at fresh Charlie Hebdo protest in Niger: AFP

Police on Saturday fired tear gas at a fresh demonstration in Niger against French weekly Charlie Hebdo`s publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed, according to an AFP reporter on the scene.

Afghan president slams Charlie Hebdo cartoon as `insult to Islam`

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday condemned the decision by French magazine Charlie Hebdo to show a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed on its cover following a deadly attack on its offices by Islamist gunmen.

 From Niger to Pakistan, thousands demonstrate against Charlie Hebdo's Prophet Muhammad cartoon
From Niger to Pakistan, thousands demonstrate against Charlie Hebdo's Prophet Muhammad cartoon

Thousands demonstrated across the world Friday and violent clashes erupted in Niger and Pakistan as Muslims vented fury over a new Prophet Mohammed cartoon published by French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Kenyan paper apologises after printing Charlie Hebdo cartoon

 A Kenyan newspaper apologised Thursday a day after printing a cartoon from the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo featuring the Prophet Mohammed.

Turkey blocks Charlie Hebdo websites as anger rises in Islamic world

A Turkish court on Wednesday ordered a block on websites featuring the controversial front cover of the first issue of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo since the massacre at its offices, as anger grew in the Islamic world over the edition.

Muslim scholars condemn latest Charlie Hebdo prophet cartoon

 A leading association of Muslim academics has criticised the decision by French weekly Charlie Hebdo to publish a new cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed, claiming it would "stir up hatred".

French Muslim groups call for calm over new Charlie Hebdo cover

French Muslim groups called for calm on Tuesday ahead of the release of the new issue of Charlie Hebdo magazine which features a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed under the headline "All is forgiven".