A city in China's restive western region of Xinjiang has banned people with head scarves, veils and long beards from boarding buses, as the government battles unrest with a policy that critics said discriminates against Muslims.
The leader of the al Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the "caliphate" it has declared on captured Syrian and Iraqi soil.
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Carib Publishing has announced the launch of the world’s first Ramadan Phone, a patented technology that allows the Islamic faithful to have a rich, immersive experience during the Holy Month.
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Five Egyptians were killed and eight wounded in clashes between Christians and Muslims in a town near Cairo, security sources said on Saturday, in some of the worst sectarian violence in Egypt for months.
People with no religious affiliation make up the third-largest global group in a new study of the size of the world's faiths, placing after Christians and Muslims and just before Hindus.
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Muslim worshipers around the world gathered at mosques on Friday to mark the beginning of the four-day Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, which is one of the most important holidays in the Muslim Calendar.
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Nearly 3 million Muslim pilgrims started the first phase of the annual Haj on Wednesday, travelling through packed streets from Makkah's Grand Mosque to the enormous camp at Mina just outside the city.
Muslim leaders criticised a French magazine's publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Wednesday as another Western insult to their faith and urged France's government to take firm action against it.
Islamic states must unite for a better future for the Muslim world, His Majesty King Hamad said, stressing joint historic responsibilities and aspirations to reach understanding and bridge the divide among Muslims.
The King, who headed