Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigerian capital

Apr 14, 2014

Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigerian capital

A bombing at a bus station packed with morning commuters on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital killed 71 people and wounded 124 on Monday, with the president blaming the attack on Boko Haram Islamists. The explosion rocked the Nyanya station south of Abuja at ...

Kerry visits largest mosque in Southeast Asia

Feb 16, 2014

Kerry visits largest mosque in Southeast Asia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Southeast Asia’s largest mosque during his visit to Indonesia Sunday, paying tribute to Islam in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. After removing his shoes outside the Istiqlal mosque in the heart of Jakarta, Kerry took a ...

Eateries, food makers seek halal certification

Jan 10, 2014

Eateries, food makers seek halal certification

A growing number of food industry firms are seeking halal certification for their products dishes, reflecting an increasing influx of Islamic travelers and the huge global market they represent. Halal, an Arabic word meaning “permissible,” is used to designate foods that comply with Islamic ...

Aug 2, 2013

Bangladesh Islamists barred from next poll

A top Bangladesh court has ruled that the registration of the nation’s biggest Islamic group as a political party was illegal, barring it from contesting next year’s election and deepening concerns over growing violence. The Dhaka High Court’s verdict Thursday was in response to ...

Halal food on verge of boom with rise in Muslim visitors

Jun 21, 2013

Halal food on verge of boom with rise in Muslim visitors

Halal food, the only type Muslims are permitted to eat under Islamic law, is in hot demand, say managers at Halal Deli, which delivers boxed lunches to devout Muslims in Tokyo. “Halal foods are currently delivered only within the 23 wards of Tokyo, but ...

Crackdown on Dhaka protests leaves 37 dead

May 8, 2013

Crackdown on Dhaka protests leaves 37 dead

Bangladeshi police broke up a protest by tens of thousands of religious hardliners and shut down Islamist television stations Monday as 37 people died in some of the fiercest street violence for decades. Hundreds more were injured in running battles as riot police broke ...