Iran cracks down on culture of 'vulgar Western' dog ownership

Jun 25, 2016

Iran cracks down on culture of 'vulgar Western' dog ownership

Dog lovers in central Iran are in uproar after authorities began confiscating their pets in an apparent crackdown on the “vulgar Western culture” of canine ownership, Iranian media reported Saturday. One unnamed dog owner in Shahin Shahr, in Isfahan province, told Iran’s Shahrvand newspaper ...

Indonesia tries to steer convicted militants to new lives

Jun 24, 2016

Indonesia tries to steer convicted militants to new lives

In the heart of Solo city, not far from the Islamic boarding school founded by the radical cleric who inspired the 2002 Bali bombings, the staff of an unremarkable-looking restaurant prepare for another day serving the humble staples of the Indonesian diet to hungry ...

Jun 20, 2016

Trump's Muslim comments may spark retaliation: Indonesian vice president

Indonesia’s vice president on Monday voiced concerns over U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments on Muslims, saying “discrimination according to religion” could prompt retaliatory policies from other countries. Jusuf Kalla said the government was “not happy with Trump’s opinions” — the first critical remarks ...

Jun 6, 2016

An icon passes on

Muhammed Ali called himself "the Greatest," and by the time of his passing many in the world would agree.

Jun 6, 2016

Islamic extremists kill six in Kazakhstan rampage

Suspected Islamic extremists went on the rampage in a town in Kazakhstan on Sunday, seizing weapons from an arms store and killing three civilians and three soldiers, the interior ministry said. The coordinated attacks on two weapons stores and a military base in the ...

May 28, 2016

Hajj row escalates as Iran and Saudi Arabia miss new deal

An Iranian delegation has left Saudi Arabia without an agreement for its citizens to attend the Muslim hajj pilgrimage this year, Saudi media have reported, a second failure by the rival Middle East powers to strike a deal. Relations between the two countries plummeted ...

May 14, 2016

Bangladesh police say Buddhist monk killed in monastery

A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been killed in a monastery in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Saturday. The body of Maung Shue U. Chak was found Saturday morning by his daughter-in-law when she went to give him some food, local police official Abul Khayer said. ...