1. Netherlands: Bus driver refuses service to woman in niqab
    A bus driver in the Dutch city of Uden prevented a 19 year old woman from getting on his bus because she was wearing a nikab.
  2. Indian Shia scholar: Terrorist attacks in Iran a handi work of US, Israel
    Terrorist attacks at a mosque in Zahedan, Iran, is a handi work of US and Israel, said a renowned Indian Shia scholar, Maulana Syed Kalbe Jawwad.
  3. Top Sunni cleric: ‘Iran blast aimed to cause sectarian rift’
    A top Sunni cleric has condemned a terror attack in the city of Zahedan, urging vigilance against efforts aimed at creating a rift between Shias and Sunnis.
  4. Bangladesh bans Islamic author
    DHAKA – The Bangladesh government has ordered tens of thousands of mosques and libraries to remove books written by the controversial founder of an Islamic party, an official said Saturday.
  5. Indonesian Muslims told to change prayer direction
    Jakarta, July 17: Indonesia’s Muslims learned on Friday they have been praying in the wrong direction, after the country’s highest Islamic authority said its directive on the direction of Mecca actually had people facing Africa.
  6. Facebook threatened by 2.5 million Muslim users
    A template letter posted into numerous Facebook pages is warning Mark Zuckerberg and his team that 2.5 million Muslims will leave the social networking site if certain demands are not met.
  7. MP Wants British Ban on Islamic Veil
    LONDON, (AFP) – A British lawmaker is refusing to meet female Muslim constituents who wear face-covering veils and has proposed a law banning the practice altogether, he said on Saturday.
  8. Militants Kill 16 Passengers in Northwest Pakistan
    PARACHINAR, (AP) – Militants armed with assault rifles ambushed a convoy of civilian vehicles killing 16 people Saturday in northwestern Pakistan, the scene of extensive military operations targeting Islamist insurgents.
  9. Yemeni Army Kills Three Shiite Rebels, Wounds Five in Ambush, Group Says
    Three Yemeni Shiite Muslim rebels were killed and five wounded in an army ambush yesterday, said Yousef al-Faishi, a spokesman for the insurgents.
  10. Bashar al-Assad’s tightening grip on Syria 10 years on
    When Bashar al-Assad was sworn in as Syria’s president on 17 July 2000 following his father Hafez al-Assad’s death, few would have bet heavily on the tall, callow-looking young man’s chances of still being in the job ten years later.