A photograph made from a video released today by the jihadist affiliated group Furqan Media via their twitter account allegedly showing Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivering a sermon during Friday prayers at a mosque in Mosul, Iraq. Photograph: Furqan Media/Reuters

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State has made what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in the centre (...)

An Afghan woman wearing a burqa carries a child  along a street on the outskirts of Kabul. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

Afghanistan’s parliament failed to pass a law today banning violence against women, a severe blow to progress made in women’s rights in the co(...)

More than four-fifths of the 38,000 Muslims interviewed in 39 countries said non-Muslims in their countries could practise their faith freely and that this was good. Photograph: Vahid Salemi/AP

Large majorities in the Muslim world want the Islamic legal and moral code of sharia as the official law in their countries, but they disagree (...)