Italy expels Muslim cleric who refused to accept gender parity

A Moroccan man who served as a "stand-in imam" in a mosque in northern Italy was forcibly repatriated home because he refused to accept Italian constitutional rights such as gender parity, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Thursday.

Men attack pregnant Muslim woman wearing full-face veil in Barcelona

Two suspected right-wing extremists attacked a heavily pregnant Muslim woman wearing a full-face veil in Barcelona, Spanish news agency Efe reported on Wednesday citing police sources.

Turkey allows women police officers to wear headscarves

Turkey will allow women police officers to wear Islamic headscarves while on duty, provided that they match the uniform, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported Saturday.

Philippines, Muslim rebels renew commitment to 2014 peace agreement

The Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group on Sunday renewed their commitment to a 2014 peace pact aimed at ending decades of conflict in the country's southern region.

Imam and assistant shot dead on New York City street

An imam and a man believed to be his assistant were shot and killed Saturday on a busy street in New York City, according to local police.

Muslim women beaten in India over rumours of carrying beef

Suspected Hindu radicals in India's central state of Madhya Pradesh assaulted two Muslim women on suspicion that they were carrying beef, triggering an uproar in parliament on Wednesday.

Muslim teens charged over Sikh temple bombing in Germany

A bombing attack carried out by three Muslim teenagers in the German city of Essen was a politically motivated crime, according to the charges filed against them.

Politicians around the world congratulate London's first Muslim mayor

US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Saturday joined a number of politicians from around the world in congratulating Sadiq Khan on becoming the first Muslim mayor of London.

London elects first Muslim mayor after bitter campaign

Sadiq Khan thanked the voters of London for "making the impossible possible" by electing him to be London's first Muslim mayor Friday.

London set to elect Muslim mayor as Britain votes in local polls

London appears set to elect its first Muslim mayor Thursday as polling for regional and local assemblies in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland started.

Religion clouds debate as London set to elect first Muslim mayor

As the two main candidates make their final appeals to voters to become London's next mayor, a row is simmering over the Conservatives' focus on the Muslim background of their Labour rival, who remains the favourite in the May 5 election.