Islamists in Sudan rally in support of Islamic rule

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Thousands of Islamists in Sudan long allied with ousted president Omar al-Bashir's regime are rallying to support military-backed Islamic rule in the face of alleged attempts by...

6 dead in Indonesia riots, gov't restricts social media

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Six people have died in election rioting in the Indonesian capital, authorities said Wednesday, as supporters of the losing presidential candidate burned vehicles and b...

Indonesia election puts Islam on the ballot

More Muslims live in Indonesia than anywhere else in the world, and on April 17, the country is electing its next president. Since Indonesia embraced democracy in 1998, it has provided a strong exampl...

Indonesia elections: Personality, religion and politics

The Indonesian election has been a massive undertaking, with presidential, parliamentary, regional and local elections all taking place at the same time in a country with 193 million eligible voters s...

Indonesia celebrates as President Widodo heads towards victory

Only a celebration of this scope could clear the notoriously congested streets of Jakarta. At a polling station in the district of Menteng on election day, a live band struck up a rendition of La Bamb...

Indonesia election puts Islam on the ballot

More Muslims live in Indonesia than anywhere else in the world, and on April 17, the country is electing its next president. Since Indonesia embraced democracy in 1998, it has provided a strong exampl...

Indonesia elections: Personality, religion and politics

The Indonesian election has been a massive undertaking, with presidential, parliamentary, regional and local elections all taking place at the same time in a country with 193 million eligible voters s...

Indonesia celebrates as President Widodo heads towards victory

Only a celebration of this scope could clear the notoriously congested streets of Jakarta. At a polling station in the district of Menteng on election day, a live band struck up a rendition of La Bamb...

Brunei death penalty moratorium applied to new Shariah laws

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Brunei's sultan says a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws including stoning people for gay sex and adultery that sparked an inter...

Sudanese take aim at Islamist 'deep state' left by al-Bashir

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese protesters who succeeded in driving President Omar al-Bashir from power say their revolution won't be complete until they have dismantled what many describe as an Islamist-do...

Indonesia election puts Islam on the ballot

More Muslims live in Indonesia than anywhere else in the world, and on April 17, the country is electing its next president. Since Indonesia embraced democracy in 1998, it has provided a strong exampl...

Brunei's Shariah Penal Code: How Asian Muslims respond on social media

A draconian penal code enacted Wednesday in Brunei unleased a torrent of criticism from human rights groups and activists around the world, while putting a spotlight on the interpretation of Islam as ...

Brunei invokes laws allow stoning for gay sex, adultery

SINGAPORE (AP) — New Islamic criminal laws that took effect in Brunei on Wednesday, punishing gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death, have triggered an outcry from countries, rights groups...

Brunei Shariah law applies death sentence for homosexuality

Brunei, a small sultanate on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo, introduced the Shariah Penal Code in 2014. The government decided to implement the legal changes in stages, with the first round incl...

Indonesia set to take in $2.2 billion from mandatory halal labeling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indonesia is expected to rake in US$2.2 billion in annual revenue thanks to the implementation of mandatory halal labeling this year, a local official said. According t...