The Muslim World

July 28, 2014

Shiites will celebrate Eid-al-Fitr on Tuesday this year, where Sunnis are celebrating on Monday (AFP/File)
09:02 GMT

Sunnis and Shiites will celebrate Eid-al-Fitr one day apart this year.

July 24, 2014

Afghan policemen arrive at the site of a Taliban attack at Kabul's airport on July 17, 2014. [AFP]
20:10 GMT

Two US-led forces are killed in southern Afghanistan, raising the death toll of foreign troops in Afghanistan to 3,460.

July 22, 2014

Turkish police are stationed at one of the country's border crossings with Syria (File Archive/AFP)
15:30 GMT

Clashes at an army outpost on the Syria-Turkey border left at least eight people dead Tuesday.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters late Monday in a televised interview that he no longer speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama (File Archive/AFP)
14:47 GMT

Turkey's Prime Minister told reporters Tuesday that Ankara has cut off communication with Washington's top leader due to the White House's inaction on the ongoing conflicts in Gaza and Syria.

A screenshot shows Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, in a recent video (File/AFP)
11:13 GMT

Thousands have been displaced in Boko Haram raids across Nigeria, while the country's government tried to downplay the crisis.

A member of the Libyan security forces inspects the destruction at Tripoli international airport in the Libyan capital on July 21, 2014 after Islamist-led militiamen stepped up their assault on the country's main airport, which is controlled by rival fighters. [AFP]
09:38 GMT

Clashes between Libyan army troops and anti-government militia groups in the eastern city of Benghazi have left 16 people dead and 81 injured.

Foreign security guards keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in a compound in Kabul on July 22, 2014.  [AFP]
07:20 GMT

Afghan forces have killed at least 38 Taliban militants during operations in different parts of Afghanistan during the past 24 hours.

July 21, 2014

Security forces are only allowing Umrah pilgrims wearing “ihram,” the pilgrimage attire, to enter the Grand Mosque (AFP/ File).
16:30 GMT

Mecca authorities are only allowing Umrah pilgrims wearing "ihram" pilgrimage attire to enter the Grand Mosque.

July 18, 2014

Turkish protesters held a massive prayer Friday afternoon in solidarity with the people of Gaza affected by the ongoing Israeli offensive on the Strip (Adem Altan/AFP)
18:46 GMT

Israel announced Friday that it would reduce its diplomatic presence in Turkey saying that Ankara's leadership was inciting protests against Tel Aviv's operations in Gaza.

July 8, 2014

British citizens were recently pictured in a propaganda video by terrorist group ISIL (File/AFP)
11:00 GMT

Muslim leaders in the UK called for unity and urged British citizens not to travel to Iraq and Syria and join terrorist groups such as ISIL.

July 2, 2014

KSA, the UAE and Kuwait are strong allies of Egypt's president, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (File/AFP)
09:58 GMT

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait released 152 Egyptian prisoners as a goodwill gesture for Ramadan.

June 29, 2014

King Abdullah condemned "misguided persons" during the Ramadan speech (File/AFP)
09:30 GMT

King Abdullah said Saudi Arabia would fight extremists and that terrorists "are not related to Islam," during a Ramadan speech in the Kingdom.

June 24, 2014

A total of 969 prisoners are due to be released in the UAE, as part of the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's goodwill gesture (File/AFP)
10:03 GMT

The UAE's president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ordered the release of 969 prisoners as a goodwill gesture for Ramadan.

June 18, 2014

A soldier part of Kurdistan's peshmerga security forces clashes with militants from the jihadist group ISIL earlier this month (Rick Findler/AFP)
16:35 GMT

Iraq's Kurds have finally formed a new government as of Wednesday following months of debate.

June 11, 2014

Al-Aqsa Mosque has been at the centre of clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian worshippers in recent months (File/AFP)
13:13 GMT

A Jordan minister called for Al-Aqsa Mosque to be protected from "Israeli violations" in Jerusalem, amid growing restrictions imposed on Palestinian worshippers.