Jordan's crown prince at UN takes on jihadist 'dark world'

Jordan's 20-year-old crown prince on Thursday called for measures to prevent the world's youth from being "lured into the dark world" of Islamic extremists as he became the youngest person ever to chair a Security Council meeting.

Islamic centre tied to Australian terror accused shuts down

An Islamic centre in Australia linked with several men accused of terrorism-related offences shut down Thursday, citing harassment and "insidious campaigns" against it.

Arab youth lose faith in democracy: Survey

 Arab youth have lost faith in democracy and the initial optimism originating from a chain of uprisings in the region about positive change has mutated into fear of violent Islamist extremism, according to a survey.

Russia says Islamist rebel leader Kebekov `neutralised`

 Russia said Monday the leader of the Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus was killed in a special operation, and militants confirmed his death.

Hafiz Saeed unaware about teachings of Islam: Asaduddin Owaisi

With Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Mohammad Saeed reportedly terming India as `enemy number one`, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said that the former was unaware about the teachings of Islam.

Pakistan cyber bill threatens free speech, privacy: Rights groups

International rights organisations including Human Rights Watch on Monday urged Pakistan`s parliament to reject a proposed cybercrime bill which they said threatened freedom of expression and privacy.

Conversion row: If any country agrees to shelter me, I will leave India, says Azam Khan

Samajwadi Party leader and minister in the Uttar Pradesh government, Azam Khan said on Wednesday that if any country was ready to shelter him, then he would leave India along with his family.

'Jungle raaj' is prevailing in UP under SP govt: Yogi Adityanath

BJP leader and Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath said that the administration is threatening to demolish the houses of Valimikis as the community has refused to convert to Islam. “Jungle raaj is prevailing in UP under the Samajwadi Party government,” Adityanath added.

UP: Nearly 800 Valmikis 'embrace' Islam in Rampur to save homes from demolition

On April 14, the day when the nation marked Dr BR Ambedkar's 124th birth anniversary, around 800 people belonging to the Valmiki community in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur allegedly 'converted' to Islam in a last ditch attempt to save their houses from demolition.

To save their houses, around 800 Valmikis 'embrace' Islam in UP
To save their houses, around 800 Valmikis 'embrace' Islam in UP

On April 14, the day when the nation marked Dr BR Ambedkar's 124th birth anniversary, around 800 people belonging to the Valmiki community in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur allegedly 'converted' to Islam with a hope to save their houses from demolition.

Copenhagen gunman `shared jail cell with IS supporter`

The gunman who killed two people in twin attacks in Copenhagen in February had once shared a prison cell with an inmate who openly backed the Islamic State group, Danish media reported on Tuesday.

Indian charged in UAE with 'insulting Islam'

An Indian man has been charged in a UAE court for allegedly posting on a social networking site comments that insult Islam, a media report said on Tuesday.

Dalits in Rampur stage protest against proposed demolition drive

Hundreds of Dalits in Rampur's Topkhana Valmiki Basti staged a protest against a proposed demolition drive by the administration and threatened to convert en masse to Islam on Ambedkar Jayanti (April 14) if their houses are razed.

Rampur dalits' tough choice- home or religion!

Protesting against a proposed demolition drive by the Rampur administration, around 80 Dalit families in Rampur, a city of western Uttar Pradesh, have said that they will convert to Islam on Ambedkar Jayanti, April 14.

Rampur dalits' tough choice- home or religion! Part-2

Protesting against a proposed demolition drive by the Rampur administration, around 80 Dalit families in Rampur, a city of western Uttar Pradesh, have said that they will convert to Islam on Ambedkar Jayanti, April 14.

Iran halts Saudi pilgrimages over sex assault allegation

Iran has suspended pilgrimages to the Muslim holy places in Saudi Arabia in protest at an alleged sexual assault attempt against two teenage Iranian boys, the culture minister said Monday.

Valmiki families set to embrace Islam to ‘save’ their houses in Azam Khan's Rampur

Around 80 Valmiki families in Rampur have announced to embrace Islam in order to “save their houses from demolition”.

Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader, others to death
Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader, others to death

 An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and 13 other senior members of the group to death for inciting chaos and violence, a judge said in a televised session on Saturday.

Middle East political rivalries stoke dangerous sectarianism

Across the Middle East, fierce rivalry between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Iran is heightening sectarian tensions, even in conflicts that analysts say are primarily political.

Islamic world risks `disintegration`: Erdogan

The Islamic world is at risk of "disintegration" due to the current conflicts in the region between the Sunni and Shiite strands of the Muslim faith, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in comments published Thursday.