Court bans Valentine's Day in Islamabad

Feb 14, 2017

Court bans Valentine's Day in Islamabad

A Pakistani judge on Monday banned all Valentine’s Day celebrations in the country’s capital, Islamabad, saying they are against Islamic teachings. The judge ruled on a petition seeking to ban public celebrations of the Western holiday, court official Niaz Saleh said. He said the ...

Jan 31, 2017

Indonesia's tolerance test

The turmoil surrounding Jakarta's governor is a test of Indonesia's democracy and its commitment to a tolerant and open form of Islam.

Trump: Berlin truck massacre 'an attack against humanity'

Dec 22, 2016

Trump: Berlin truck massacre 'an attack against humanity'

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump condemned the attack at a Christmas market in Berlin as “an attack against humanity” on Wednesday. Trump on Monday blamed the Berlin attack, which killed 12 people, on Islamist terrorists who “continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of ...

Nov 3, 2016

Australian police arrest two linked to Syria militants

Australian police on Thursday arrested a man believed to have fought with Syrian militants and a youth who was stopped at the border allegedly planning to join Islamic State in Syria. The pair were detained in early morning raids in Sydney, underscoring Australia’s tough ...