Sep 17, 2016

Abu Sayyaf extremists free Norwegian hostage in Philippines

Ransom-seeking Abu Sayyaf extremists on Saturday freed a Norwegian man kidnapped a year ago in the southern Philippines along with two Canadians who were later beheaded and a Filipino woman who has been released, officials said. Kjartan Sekkingstad was freed in Patikul town in ...

Sep 12, 2016

Norway hairdresser fined for turning away woman in hijab

Norway hit a hairdresser with a roughly 1,000€ fine on Monday after she was convicted of discrimination for turning away a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf. Merete Hodne had risked up to six months in prison for religious discrimination for turning Malika Bayan away ...

Sep 3, 2016

Bomb blast hits train in southern Thailand, killing one

Police say a bomb has exploded and hit a train in southern Thailand, killing one railroad worker and injuring another. Police Capt. Pramoj Juichuay says the bomb was placed on the tracks and exploded when the train passed over it as it was passing ...

Osaka travel agency offers Muslim-friendly Japan tours

Aug 12, 2016

Osaka travel agency offers Muslim-friendly Japan tours

A travel agency based in Osaka city is offering tours catering specifically to Muslim visitors — a growing segment of inbound travelers from abroad — featuring a visit to a mosque, halal food and an attendant who adheres to Islam. Miyako International Tourist Co. ...

U.K. police charge 19-year-old with London stabbings

Aug 6, 2016

U.K. police charge 19-year-old with London stabbings

British police on Friday charged a 19-year-old Somali-Norwegian man with carrying out a stabbing rampage in London’s Russell Square that killed an American woman and injured five others. London’s Metropolitan Police said Zakaria Bulhan, of London, was charged with the murder of 64-year-old Darlene ...

Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

Jul 16, 2016

Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies polarized the deeply conservative Muslim country has been murdered by her brother in a suspected honor killing, officials said Saturday, prompting shock and revulsion. Qandeel Baloch, praised by many of the country’s youth for her willingness to ...

Dhaka cafe attack suspect dies after alleged torture: family

Jul 9, 2016

Dhaka cafe attack suspect dies after alleged torture: family

A Bangladeshi teenager who police say was a suspect in last week’s deadly attack on a Dhaka cafe has died in custody, with his family insisting he was a hostage and alleging torture by security forces. Zakir Hossain Shawon, 18, a kitchen assistant at ...