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Police in India arrest over 200 in crackdown on Islamic group

Authorities have long claimed that the Popular Front of India has close ties with the Students Islamic Movement of India, a militant group

India ruling party lawmaker arrested for Prophet comments

Raja Singh's words sparked outrage in city of Hyderabad, where hundreds of people gathered to demand the politician be taken into custody

Abuse survivor’s ordeal sheds light on Malaysia ‘unilateral conversions’

The issue has become another battleground between increasingly vocal Islamist hardliners and those seeking to defend the rights of minorities

Muslim pilgrims stream out of Mecca for hajj high point

The crowds, capped at one million including 850,000 from abroad chosen by lottery, are the biggest at the hajj since 2019

Saudi welcomes 1 million for biggest hajj pilgrimage since pandemic

One million people, including 850,000 from abroad, are allowed at this year's hajj after two years of drastically curtailed numbers

Saudi Arabia adopts online registration for hajj to combat scams

The new system was put in place as the kingdom prepares to welcome 850,000 Muslims from abroad for the annual hajj

Saudi Arabia to allow one million hajj pilgrims this year

Usually one of the world's largest religious gatherings, about 2.5 million people took part in 2019

Ramadan prayers return to Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia mosque after 88 years

The prayers will take place at Hagia Sophia on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the holy month of Ramadan, beginning this week

Muslim Filipinos start Ramadan observance amid pandemic

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and is considered one of the holiest Islamic months when Muslims fast

Vatican expresses disappointment over UNHRC report on Islamophobia

Report focused on ‘anti-Muslim hatred’ without reference to other faith groups that are also victims of discrimination and persecution

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