A US judge has sentenced an American woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" to 10 years in prison - at least a decade less than prosecutors had sought for her role in a failed plot to kill a Swedish artist for his anti-Islam drawings.
From cosmetics to accommodation, travel to toothpaste, complying with religious principles is becoming big business in the Muslim world, and Dubai, better known for flamboyance and unrestrained consumerism, sees an opportunity.
An actress who said she was duped into appearing in an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests across the Muslim world took her legal bid to federal court on Wednesday in a renewed effort to force it off YouTube.
Anders Behring Breivik wants to tell Norway and the world why he killed at least 93 people in a bomb attack and shooting rampage when he appears in court on Monday, his lawyer said.
Calling himself a crusader against a tide of Islam
US President Barack Obama told Turkey's largely Muslim but secular democracy on Monday the US was not at war with Islam and that it wanted to reinvigorate efforts towards creating a Palestinian state.
Obama reiterated the US position after
Male doctors could soon be banned from working in all maternity wards in Bahrain, if parliament has its way.
MPs said at their weekly session on Tuesday many women were complaining that they were forced to reveal their 'sensitive parts
Celebrating anniversaries, birthdays or mother's day is against Muslim 'righteousness', Saudi Arabia's top cleric has said.
He was speaking after suggestions by a colleague that Islam permits personal celebrations.
Islam has overtaken Roman Catholicism as the biggest single religious denomination in the world, the Vatican said on Sunday.
Monsignor Vittorio Formenti, who compiled the Vatican's newly-released 2008 yearbook of statistics, said Muslims m