Turkish daily braves Muslim backlash to print Charlie Hebdo cartoons

A leading Turkish daily on Wednesday printed excerpts from the first issue of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo since Islamist gunmen killed 12 people in an attack on its offices, defying a growing outcry in the Islamic world over the edition.

World leaders, media groups condemn 'barbaric' Paris attack

US President Barack Obama led global condemnation of the shooting at a Paris weekly on Wednesday which left 12 people dead, with world leaders and media groups branding it an act of terror and an attack on free speech.

Head of Egypt`s Al-Azhar condemns IS `barbarity`

 The head of Al-Azhar, one of the most prestigious centres of Sunni Islam learning, on Wednesday condemned "barbaric crimes" committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

`Oppose US; recognise Palestinian state`

The top Sunni Muslim authority has called on the free world to recognise a Palestinian state at UN.

Burials at sea like bin Laden`s against Islam: Al-Azhar

Osama`s body was buried at sea as per Muslim traditions.

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar dies of heart attack in Riyadh

Sheikh Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, Grand Imam of Egypt`s prestigious seat of Islamic learning Al-Azhar, died of a heart attack today in Riyadh.