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  • Daughter of executed Sudan activist aims to spread 'true Islam'

    Daughter of executed Sudan activist aims to spread 'true Islam'

    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".

  • Pakistan displaced families put faith in peace talks

    Pakistan displaced families put faith in peace talks

    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.

  • Taliban never sought Sharia's imposition earlier: Imran Khan

    Taliban never sought Sharia's imposition earlier: Imran Khan

    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).

  • Afghanistan considers public stoning for adulterers

    Afghanistan considers public stoning for adulterers

    Afghanistan is considering bringing back stoning for adultery, Human Rights Watch and the justice ministry said on Monday.

  • Saudi authorities warn of punishment for women drivers

    Saudi authorities warn of punishment for women drivers

    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.

  • All-women Sharia Court in Pune to redress grievances of Muslim women

    A Sharia Court conducted solely by women with an aim to redress grievances of Muslim women has started functioning in the city.

  • Saudi women driving ban not part of sharia: morality police chief

    Saudi women driving ban not part of sharia: morality police chief

    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.

  • Thief's hand, foot to be amputated in Yemen: report

    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.

  • Mali heads to the polls to elect new president

    Mali heads to the polls to elect new president

    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.

  • Saudi man spared paralysis sentence: reports

    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.

  • Pakistan's youth election - but who's listening?

    Pakistan's youth election - but who's listening?

    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.

  • Saudi Arabia denies man was sentenced to paralysis

    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.

  • Britain urges Saudi Arabia not to paralyse convict

    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.

  • Saudi court said to order criminal to be surgically paralysed

    Amnesty International has condemned a reported Saudi Arabian court ruling that a young man should be paralysed as punishment for a crime he committed 10 years ago which resulted in the victim being confined to a wheelchair.

  • Muslim girl stoned to death for joining beauty contest

    A 19-year-old Muslim girl was stoned to death in Ukraine under the Islamic Sharia law after she took part in a beauty contest, a media report said on Tuesday.Katya Koren was found dead in her village. Her battered body was buried in a forest and was found a week after she disappeared, the Daily Mail...

  • Two Saudi nationals beheaded for murder

    Two Saudis convicted of murder were beheaded on Friday in Tabuk in the kingdom's north, the official SPA news agency said, bringing to 17 the number of executions in the kingdom this year.Awad bin Suleiman al-Huti was condemned to death for stabbing Saber bin Ayad al-Huti during a dispute, the inter...

  • Egypt crisis: Not against Sharia law, says Muslim Brotherhood

    Egypt crisis: Not against Sharia law, says Muslim Brotherhood

    Egypt's most powerful opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, does not rule out the imposition of Sharia Law in the country. Speaking to NDTV's Noopur Tewari in Paris, a member of the banned group said that the treaty with Israel was unjust and should be changed. The group, deeply involved in poli...

  • In Afghanistan, boys are prized and girls live the part

    In Afghanistan, boys are prized and girls live the part

    Six-year-old Mehran Rafaat is like many girls her age. She likes to be the center of attention. She is often frustrated when things do not go her way. Like her three older sisters, she is eager to discover the world outside the family's apartment in their middle-class neighborhood of Kabul.But when ...

  • 85 Sharia courts operating in UK: Report

    85 Sharia courts operating in UK: Report

    As many as 85 Islamic Sharia courts are operating in the UK, 17 times higher than previously accepted.

  • Sharia law may be enforced in UK courts

    Sharia law may soon be enforced in the UK if a EU plan for family courts across Europe is put in place by the government.

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