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Balochistan: 'Stylish' beards banned in Kharan district for being 'un-Islamic'

Balochistan: 'Stylish' beards banned in Kharan district for being 'un-Islamic'

In a bizarre move, authorities in Balochistan's Kharan district have prohibited 'stylish' beards in a recent order warning barbers of a heavy fine.

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.