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...

Women press ahead with change in Iran

Sadegh Zibakalam is not expecting much from the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. "On the anniversary, politicians will hold speeches again. They will talk about exporting the Islamic R...

Ayatollah Khomeini's family mostly absent from Iran politics

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — His image is on bank notes and in textbooks in Iran, often as a black-and-white embodiment of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that swept aside the country's shah and forever changed th...

Asia Bibi: Pakistani court upholds acquittal decision

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal against its decision last year to acquit Asia Bibi, who had spent eight years on death row on blasphemy charges. The review petition was fil...

AP Explains: Who are al-Shabab attackers of Kenya hotel?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The overnight attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi that left 14 dead was quickly claimed by the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has targeted Kenya with several devastating...

Texas county Republicans to vote on Muslim vice chair ouster

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Republicans in one of the most populous counties in Texas are set to decide if they should remove a Muslim vice party chairman following allegations that he prefers Islamic ov...

Sudan under al-Bashir: Long history of turmoil, conflicts

CAIRO (AP) — Street protests against Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir show no sign of abating. A growing number of his former allies are clamoring for his departure. None of his friends in the region ...

Indonesia’s Banda Aceh city bans New Year's Eve celebrations citing Islamic law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Year’s Eve revelers are advised to stay away from Banda Aceh, the capital city of Indonesia’s Aceh province, as a ban on all NYE celebrations was recently ...

US airstrikes in Somalia on the rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spate of American airstrikes against Islamic extremists in Somalia is the latest in a dramatic uptick in U.S. attacks in the Horn of Africa nation since President Donald Trump took...

British activists examine Shariah law, Pakistan's Asia Bibi case

Should Shariah, the Islamic religious law, be blamed for the injustices faced by Muslim women and children or its rigid implementation? Can Shariah be adapted to the needs of secularism? Pakistan'...