Wednesday 23 May 2018
Islamic law

Kuwait's ruler blocks Islamic law proposal

Kuwait's ruler has blocked a proposal by 31 of the 50 elected members of parliament to amend the constitution to make all legislation in the state comply with Islamic law, an MP said on Thursday. The approval of Kuwait's Emir, Sheikh Sabah


Bahrain adulthood law clears hurdle

Plans to increase the age at which a child legally becomes an adult in Bahrain cleared a major hurdle yesterday. The Shura Council voted in favour of a move to raise the age from 15 to 18. It had been debating the proposal for at least a y


US plane bomber wanted to study sharia

The Nigerian charged with trying to blow up a US airliner planned to study Islamic law in Yemen, the Arabian peninsular state which is fighting a local branch of al Qaeda, the Nigerian government said. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, lived

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