- Prominent Malaysians fear country losing moderate Muslim credentials as it moves towards fundamentalism
Malaysia’s credentials as a moderate Muslim country are being called into question as some prominent residents fear the nation is lurching towards fundamentalism.
- Tunisia`s ex-premier quits own Islamist party
Tunis: Tunisia`s former premier and Ennahda secretary general Hamadi Jebali announced on Facebook Thursday that he was stepping down from the Islamist party as he no longer agreed with its policies.
- Religious conversion issue rocks Lok Sabha, government proposes law
New Delhi: The issue of alleged forced conversions in Agra rocked the Lok Sabha Thursday, even as the government proposed an anti-conversion law at both the central and state levels.
- Kabul suicide bomber attacks French school during show
A suicide bomber has attacked a French-run school in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing several people during a show, French officials say.
- Suspected Boko Haram raid kills 11 in Nigeria: Official
Maiduguri: Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed 11 people in an attack on a remote town in the restive northeast of Nigeria, razing houses and forcing residents to flee, a local official and a witness said Thursday.
- Germany to train anti-IS fighters in Iraq
Berlin: Germany said Thursday it planned to send around 100 soldiers to northern Iraq to train Kurdish peshmerga fighters battling the Islamic State militant group.
- Blast wounds 10 in southwest Pakistan: Officials
A bomb planted on a motorbike exploded in Pakistan`s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan Thursday, wounding at least 10 people, police and administration officials said.
- UN atomic watchdog seeks funds for Iran inspections
Tehran: The head of the UN atomic watchdog went cap in hand to member states Thursday seeking 4.6 million euros ($5.7 million) to pay for additional inspections of Iran`s nuclear facilities.
- Bahrain Arrests 19 Arbaeen Pilgrims
Al Khalifa regime forces arrested 19 young Bahraini Shiite pilgrims on their way to Iraq to participate in Arbaeen mourning ceremony, local media reports said.
- Parachinar blast victim embraces martyrdom after over 17-months treatment
Shia Muslim of Parachinar, who sustained critical wounds in a takfiri terrorist blast in June 2013, breathed his last after more than 17 months treatment.