11 Afghan police get year in jail over mob killing of woman
11 Afghan police get year in jail over mob killing of woman

 Eleven Afghan policemen were Tuesday sentenced to one year in prison for failing to protect a woman who was lynched by a mob after being falsely accused of blasphemy, following a landmark fast-track trial.

Court sentences four to death in Kabul lynching case

An Afghan court Wednesday sentenced four men to death for the public lynching in Kabul of a 27-year-old woman falsely accused of burning the Koran.

Afghan police arrest nine after woman killed over `Koran burning`

Afghan police have arrested nine suspects after a mob beat a woman to death for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran and then set her body ablaze, officials said on Friday.

Afghan woman beaten to death for allegedly burning Koran

An Afghan woman was beaten to death and her body was set on fire by a mob in Kabul Thursday for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran, police officials said.

Indian arrested in Saudi Arabia for posting blasphemous image

An Indian has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for allegedly posting a blasphemous image of the Kaaba on his Facebook page, a media report here said on Thursday.

Pak's Punjab province to defend victims of blasphemy law

Pakistan's Punjab province government has shortlisted 50 persons - currently facing trial in courts under the controversial blasphemy law - to speedily decide their fate as it believes they have been 'victimised'.

Pak ban on YouTube to remain indefinitely

The suspension of video-sharing website YouTube is likely to continue in Pakistan for an indefinite period, officials said on Saturday, as authorities have failed to come up with a solution for filtering objectionable or 'blasphemous' material without blocking the site.

From stoning to death to lashes and crucifixion, Islamic State publishes list of punishments
From stoning to death to lashes and crucifixion, Islamic State publishes list of punishments

The hardliners of Islamic State have published a list of punishments, ranging from amputation, stoning and crucifixion for violating the Sharia law, as per reports on Saturday.

Pakistan police move minister's murder trial to military court

Pakistan`s police on Thursday said they have asked that the high-profile trial for the murder of a former minority minister be moved to a newly formed military court.

Pakistan Parliament passes resolution against 'Charlie Hebdo' cartoons
Pakistan Parliament passes resolution against 'Charlie Hebdo' cartoons

Pakistan parliament on Thursday adopted a unanimous resolution against blasphemous caricatures published by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying it is a deliberate attempt to "widen misunderstandings among civilisations" and incite violence.

Egypt court orders release of 26 men detained over bath house "orgy"

An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the release of 26 men who were detained last month in a raid on a Cairo bath house after police received a tip that they were holding gay orgies.

Egypt writer to face trial for 'insulting Islam'

Egypt`s prosecutor has referred a female writer to trial for allegedly insulting Islam by criticising the slaughter of animals during a major religious festival, a judicial official said on Saturday.

Indonesian editor accused of blasphemy over IS cartoon

The chief editor of a leading English-language newspaper in Muslim-majority Indonesia has been named a suspect in a blasphemy case after the publication of a cartoon about the Islamic State group, police said on Friday.

Pakistan lawyer defending blasphemy accused threatened by Islamic State

A lawyer defending three blasphemy accused has reportedly received a letter from the Islamic State (IS) warning him against pursuing the cases.

Gunmen target Pakistan lawyer defending blasphemy accused

Gunmen opened fire at the residence of a Pakistani lawyer defending a university lecturer accused of blasphemy and dropped a letter warning him to withdraw from the case, police said Thursday.

Pakistan police register blasphemy case against "disco mullah"

 Pakistan police said on Wednesday they were investigating blasphemy allegations against a man dubbed the "disco mullah" who quit a career in pop music to become a preacher.

Pop star-turned-preacher booked for blasphemy in Pakistan

A pop singer-turned-preacher in Pakistan has been booked under the country's controversial blasphemy law for alleged profanity against one of the Prophet Mohammed's wives.

Veena Malik 'shocked' at being sentenced to jail for 26 years
Veena Malik 'shocked' at being sentenced to jail for 26 years

 Pakistani actress Veena Malik has expressed "shock" at a Pakistan court sentencing her and her husband, among others, to 26 years in jail on blasphemy charges. However, she says her faith in the country's judicial system is intact and she plans to take the fight for justice forward.

Veena Malik sentenced to jail for 26 years
Veena Malik sentenced to jail for 26 years

The owner of Pakistan's biggest media group, Geo TV along with actor Veena Malik and her husband was sentenced to 26 years in prison by an anti-terrorismcourt for allegedly airing a blasphemous programme.

Pakistan media owner sentenced to 26 years for `blasphemy`

A Pakistan court Tuesday sentenced the owner of the country`s biggest media group to 26 years in prison for broadcasting a show it said was blasphemous.