Husband of Pakistani Christian on death row for blasphemy begs for pardon

The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy four years ago has written to the president to ask for her to be pardoned and allowed to move to France.

Hundreds of thousands pack Iraq`s Karbala for Ashura

Hundreds of thousands of ITuesday, braving the threat of jihadist attack to mark one of the holiest days of their faith.

Tunisian jailed for insulting Prophet receives second pardon

A Tunisian jailed for two years for posting caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed online has been set free on a second conviction, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Pakistan-origin UK man appeals against blasphemy death sentence

Blasphemy is an extremely sensitive issue in Islamic Pakistan and insulting the Prophet Mohammed can carry the death penalty.

Indian, Pakistani soldiers greet each other on Milad-un-Nabi

Srinagar: Indian and Pakistan soldiers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday greeted each other on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi or the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed.

At least 17 dead in Nigeria market blast

At least 17 people were killed on Tuesday when an explosion ripped through a busy market in a mostly Muslim city in northeast Nigeria.

Security beefed up in Pakistan on Eid Milad-un-Nabi

Security was beefed up and mobile phone services were suspended in most parts of Pakistan on Tuesday in a bid to prevent any untoward activity on Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed, a media report said.

Fireworks injure hundreds in Libya religious feast

Nearly 650 people were wounded during the night by exploding fireworks in the Libyan capital, where Muslims were celebrating the birth of the Prophet Mohammed.

President, vice president greet nation on Milad-un-Nabi

President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari Friday greeted the nation ahead of Milad-un-Nabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed.

Young Muslim in Mauritania convicted for criticising prophet Mohammed

A young Muslim man in Mauritania is facing a possible death sentence after being convicted of apostasy and jailed for having written an article criticising the prophet Mohammed, a judicial source said on Monday.

Shiites pack Iraq shrine city for mourning rituals

Shiites from around Iraq and the world flooded the shrine city of Karbala on Tuesday for the peak of annual Arbaeen mourning rituals amid tight security after attacks killed dozens.

Stage set for Prophet Mohammed’s birthday celebrat

The Prophet was born in 570 AD in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) and breathed his last in 632 AD at the age of 62, leaving a profound impression of his teachings on the world.

Turkey urges Muslims to ignore French `comic book biography` of Prophet Mohammed

Turkey has urged Muslims to ignore the `comic book biography` of Islam`s founder by a French magazine and condemned its publication.

Egyptian court puts off anti-Muslim film producers

Several thousands of Egyptians Sep 11 surrounded the US embassy to protest the movie that the Muslim community deems insulting to Prophet Mohammed.

French institutions remain closed in Puducherry

Official sources said institutions run by the French government also remained closed following a circular from the French administration.

`Prophet`s cartoon irresponsible sensationalism`

The French magazine Charlie Hebdo portrayed Prophet Mohammad naked in cartoons, exacerbating the outrage in the Muslim world.

French embassies face closure over Prophet`s cartoon

Paris announced it will close embassies, consulates and schools in 20 Muslim countries starting Friday, the French newspaper reported.

French weekly features Prophet Mohammed cartoons

In what might add fuel to the fire, a French satirical weekly magazine published Prophet Mohammed cartoons.

Protesters set US embassy cars on fire in Tunisia

An anti-Islam film allegedly insulting Prophet Mohammed has sparked a spate of protests in many Islamic countries.

Pak man arrested for blasphemy

A Shia man in Pak`s Punjab province has been arrested under the controversial blasphemy law for using foul language against three Caliphs of Prophet Mohammed.