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Defamation case filed against Sharia court in Ahmedabad

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 22:58

With the SC ruling that Sharia courts have no legal sanctity, a defamation case has been filed against such a forum here for issuing a public notice in connection with a marital dispute.

SC has not stopped continuance of Shariat courts, says Darul Uloom Deoband lawyer

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:41

The counsel of the Darul Uloom Deoband, Shakeel Ahmed Syed, on Monday said that the Supreme Court not only allowed the continuance of Shariat courts, but also disposed off the writ petition filed to stop parallel courts from functioning.

Shariat courts have no legal sanction, fatwas not binding on anyone: SC

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 09:12

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Monday declared that no legal status has been granted to the Shariat Courts and religious decrees or fatwas are illegal if they tread on the rights of an individual.

Caliphate declaration `heresy`, say Islamists

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 16:04

The surprise declaration of a "caliphate" by jihadists accused of committing atrocities in Syria and Iraq has provoked an outcry even among Islamists who dream of a state under Sharia law.

Sudan mother facing apostasy death sentence to be freed soon: Official

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 01:56

A Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy will be "freed within days", a foreign ministry official told AFP on Saturday.

Libya PM`s home attacked, US urges Americans to leave

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 10:08

Gunmen attacked the home of Libya`s new prime minister Tuesday, as the growing security concerns prompted Washington to recommend Americans leave the country "immediately".

Tunisia delays trial of suspects in US embassy attack

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 01:36

A Tunisian court delayed for the third time today the appeals trial of Islamists accused of attacking the US embassy in 2012, with numerous defendants and lawyers absent.

Libya jihadists vow to defend Benghazi bastion

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 17:26

Libyan jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia, blacklisted as a terrorist organisation by Washington, vowed Tuesday to defend its stronghold in second city Benghazi against an expanding alliance of opposing forces.

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.

Iran mother spares life of son`s killer after campaign

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:33

The young Iranian man who escaped a hangman`s noose when his victim`s mother intervened with just seconds to spare was the beneficiary of a high-profile campaign to save his life.

150 killed in Nigeria attacks

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 04:35

Abuja: At least 150 people were killed during the weekend in separate attacks in northwest and northeast regions of Nigeria, Africa`s most populous country, officials and witnesses said Monday.

Brunei sultan hits back at rare criticism over sharia

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 18:05

Brunei`s all-powerful sultan, stung by rare criticism, has ordered social media users to stop attacking his plans to introduce harsh Islamic criminal punishments in the placid oil-rich kingdom.