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India | Agencies | Monday July 7, 2014
The Supreme Court today rejected a petition seeking to ban Sharia courts, but stressed that they have no legal powers over Muslims and their decisions cannot be enforced.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 10, 2014
The heads of the EU's major institutions urged Sudanese authorities on Tuesday to free a Christian woman sentenced to hang for apostasy, joining a wave of international condemnation.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 15, 2014
A Sudanese judge on Thursday sentenced a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, despite appeals by Western embassies for compassion and respect for religious freedom.
World | Agence-France Presse | Thursday May 8, 2014
Beverly Hills is demanding that the Sultan of Brunei sell a hotel in the celebrity-rich US city, after he introduced a penal code incorporating Islamic sharia law, officials said on Wednesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 7, 2014
The United States has raised concerns with Brunei about a new penal code introduced by the sultan, which would include Islamic sharia law penalties such as stoning to death, US officials said Tuesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 5, 2014
Celebrities including Virgin group founder Richard Branson have vowed to boycott a hotel chain linked to Brunei's sultan after he introduced a controversial Islamic penal code in his country.
World | Agence France Presse | Wednesday April 30, 2014
The move has sparked rare domestic criticism of the fabulously wealthy ruler and international condemnation.
World | Agence France Presse | Monday March 3, 2014
Almost three decades after peaceful Muslim activist Mahmoud Muhammad Taha was hanged for apostasy, his daughter plans to revive his Republican Party and spread his notion of "true Islam".
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday February 15, 2014
For Zarmata Bibi, a grandmother from Pakistan's volatile tribal areas, landmark peace talks between the government and the Taliban aimed at ending a seven-year insurgency couldn't come soon enough.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday February 8, 2014
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said Taliban's willingness for talks with government under Pakistan constitution exposes those who link terrorism with imposition of Sharia (Islamic law).
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday November 25, 2013
Afghanistan is considering bringing back stoning for adultery, Human Rights Watch and the justice ministry said on Monday.
World | Reuters | Thursday October 24, 2013
Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry has contacted organisers of a campaign to end the ban on women driving and told them they will be punished if they go on defying the male-only road rules, some of the campaign leaders said on Thursday.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 5, 2013
A Sharia Court conducted solely by women with an aim to redress grievances of Muslim women has started functioning in the city.
World | Reuters | Thursday September 19, 2013
Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving is not mandated by any text in Sharia, the Islamic legal code which forms the basis for most Saudi law, the head of its morality police told Reuters today.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday September 15, 2013
A Yemeni court on Sunday ordered the amputation of the right hand and left foot of a man convicted of robbery, the official Saba news agency said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday August 11, 2013
Malians will go to the polls Sunday in their millions for a president expected to usher in a new era of peace and democracy in the first election since a military coup upended one of the region's most stable democracies.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday May 19, 2013
A Saudi man escaped a sentence of paralysis for stabbing and paralysing another man by offering him compensation, media reported on Sunday, although the authorities have denied issuing the punishment.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 10, 2013
In a bustling market in a middle-class district of Islamabad, Raja Mehran rallies his friends as they prepare to campaign door-to-door for Pakistan's general election on Saturday.
World | Reuters | Tuesday April 9, 2013
Saudi Arabia's Justice Ministry has denied reports that a judge sentenced a young man to be surgically paralysed in retribution for stabbing a friend who was also left unable to move.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday April 4, 2013
Britain on Thursday urged Saudi Arabia not to carry out the "grotesque" punishment of paralysis for a man whose alleged crime took place when he was just 14 years old.