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Need for 'Sharia' like laws to check crimes against women: MNS chief Raj Thackeray

Need for 'Sharia' like laws to check crimes against women: MNS chief Raj Thackeray

Slamming the BJP-led state government over the gangrape and murder of a minor girl here, MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Monday said there was a need for a law like Sharia (Islamic) to check serious crimes against women and children.

Exclusive: Osama Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad is at centre of row — Know the controversy

Exclusive: Osama Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad is at centre of row — Know the controversy

A tussle has erupted between Pakistan's powerful military and the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over a sprawling piece of land in the garrison city of Abbottabad where al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden lived and was killed in 2011.

Forced conversions un-Islamic: Pakistani Senate panel

Senator Gian Chand informed the committee that Hindu girls in Sindh province -- home to the majority of the 3 million Hindus living in Pakistan -- were the victims of force conversions.

Pak religious body declares 'honour-killing' un-Islamic

An Islamic religious body in Pakistan on Tuesday declared that killing of women in the name of "honour" is un-Islamic, days after 40 influential clerics issued a fatwa against honour-killing.

Majority of Americans want next president not to criticize Islam

However, four-in-ten want the next president to speak bluntly about Islamic extremists even if the statements are critical of Islam as a whole, the survey said.

Cameroon troops chase insurgents, kill 70: Nigerians

 Cameroonian troops have killed at least 70 residents while chasing Islamic insurgents in the Gwoza area of Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, fleeing villagers said

Pakistan to decide on joining anti-terror 34-nation alliance

 Islamabad on Wednesday welcomed the formation of the 34-nation alliance to counter terrorism but was awaiting its details before deciding on the extent of its participation.

Saudi Arabia to have its first cinema theatre

 Saudi Arabia`s cinema committee announced on Sunday the construction of the first ever cinema theatre in the conservative Islamic kingdom, Al Arabiya local news reported.

Seven people shot dead at protest against Islamic State in eastern Libyan: Residents

Seven people were shot dead on Friday at a protest against Islamic State in the eastern Libyan city of Derna, residents said.

Turkey party loses majority in blow for Erdogan

Turkey`s Islamic-rooted ruling party lost its absolute parliamentary majority in legislative elections on Sunday, dealing a severe blow to strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s ambition to expand his powers.

Turkey party set to lose majority in blow for Erdogan

Turkey's Islamic-rooted ruling party was on Sunday set to lose its absolute majority in parliament after a sharp fall in support from voters, in a blow to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ambitions to expand his powers.

Saudi Arabia says suicide bomber was Islamic State operative

Saudi Arabia has confirmed that Friday's suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in the east of the country that killed 21 was carried out by an Islamic State militant, backing up an earlier claim by the group.

Egypt sentences deposed Islamist president Morsi to death

Egypt sentences deposed Islamist president Morsi to death

An Egyptian court sentenced deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other defendants to death on Saturday over jail breaks during the 2011 uprising.

Hundreds protest Islamic law in Australia

Protesters waving Australian flags and carrying signs such as "Yes Australia. No Sharia" rallied around the country on Saturday in events organisers said were against Islamic extremism.

Hundreds protest Islamic law in Australia

Protesters waving Australian flags and carrying signs such as "Yes Australia. No Sharia" rallied around the country on Saturday in events organisers said were against Islamic extremism.

Canada votes for air strikes on Islamic State in Syria

Canadian lawmakers voted Monday to extend a campaign of airstrikes against the Islamic State group and for the first time strike at them in Syria as well as in Iraq.

Extremists seize multinational base on Nigeria-Chad border

 Boko Haram Islamic extremists have overpowered a multinational military force and seized its key base on Nigeria's border with Chad, according to residents who took to canoes to escape.

India must destroy terror infrastructures on Pak soil: Muslim cleric

In the wake of the recent spurt in terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir, a prominent Muslim cleric on Sunday said India "should cross the border, target and destroy terrorist infrastructures that exist on Pakistani soil" to end killings of civilians and security forces personnel.

Minority Commission issues notice to MES prez on 'niqab' row

The Kerala State Minority Commission today issued notice to Muslim Education Society (MES) president Dr P A Fazal Gafoor, who had stoked a controversy saying 'niqab' or veil used by Muslim women to cover their faces, is 'unislamic'.