A radical Muslim preacher was arrested in the northern city of Milan on Thursday, sources close to Milan's Muslim community told Adnkronos International (AKI). Italy's top appeals court on Wednesday jailed Egyptian-born Abu Imad on terrorism charges.
Without fanfare, the United Nations this week elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing a four-year seat on the influential human rights body to a theocratic state in which stoning is enshrined in law and lashings are required for women judged "immodest."
Belgian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Thursday to ban the wearing of the Islamic burka in public, paving the way for the first clampdown of its kind in Europe.
A simmering controversy among religious scholars in Saudi Arabia on whether sex segregation is permissible in Islam spilled over into Egypt, where the countryâ€™s Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa has thrust his voice behind moderates sanctioning mixed gender environments.
Accounts of a two-week-long arrest under cruel conditions and humiliating tax collection practices are indications of the â€œquality of lifeâ€ in the Palestinian Authority.
Senior Hizbullah official Hassan Fadlallah said Wednesday that his militia's weapons were of the â€œhonorableâ€ type and could not be compared with those of the United States and Israel.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday announced business initiatives to benefit women in Muslim countries as part of a broader drive this week to promote U.S.-Muslims economic ties.
The UN Watch organization has sent a detailed letter to the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights demanding an end to anti-Israel and anti-Semitic discrimination.
Iran and Egypt are lining up to fight the United States and its allies over Israel at the upcoming United Nations meeting on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty