An Islamic manuscript which has been identified as one of the world’s oldest fragments of the Koran on show at the University of Birmingham. Photograph:  Joe Giddens/PA Wire 1:06

A British university said on Wednesday that fragments of a Koran manuscript found in its library were from one of the oldest surviving copies of the I(...)

File photograph of French cartoonist Luz, who works for satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Luz has said he will no longer draw the prophet Mohammad. File photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

One of the few cartoonists to survive an Islamist militant attack on France’s Charlie Hebdo magazine is leaving the publication, saying he can no lon(...)

‘It is important for us at this time of great sadness to stand together and process this horrific incident in a way that is fair and reasonable.’ Above, flowers are left close to the ‘Charlie Hebdo’  offices on a day of mourning following a terrorist attack at the  building in January. Photograph: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

Every Muslim has been in utter shock since the senseless, appalling and cowardly attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris two months ago. This horrific attack(...)

Danish police shot and killed a man in Copenhagen on Sunday they believe was responsible for two deadly attacks at an event promoting freedom of speec(...)

Muslim demonstrators hold placards during a protest near Downing Street in  London on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

At least 1,000 British Muslims protested in central London on Sunday against what they called “insulting depictions” of the Prophet Mohammad by French(...)

Chechen Muslims gather in the regional capital of Grozny to take part in a protest rally  against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.  Photograph: Musa Sadulayev/AP

Hundreds of thousands of people have protested in Russia’s Chechnya region against what its Kremlin-backed leader called the “vulgar and immoral” car(...)

An image made from a video released on Wednesday  by the Al-Malahem media which is affiliated with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The image purports to show AQAP prominent commander Nasr al-Ansi claiming the group’s responsibility for attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. EPA/AL-MALAHEM MEDIA /HANDOUT 0:47

Al-Qaeda in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, saying it was for insulting the Prophet Moham(...)

 Said Kouachi (34, left) and Chérif Kouachi (32), who were killed in a police shootout in Dammartin-en-Goële yesterday. The brothers had been on the US no-fly list. Photograph:  Getty Images

The two brothers who were killed after a siege at a print works north of Paris yesterday had been tracked as potential jihadists, US counterterrorism(...)

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French anti-terrorism police converged on an area northeast of Paris today after two brothers suspected of carrying out an attack on a satirical newsp(...)

Shi’ite protesters shout slogans as they hold posters of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a cleric facing the death sentence, during a demonstration outside the Saudi embassy in Sanaa last month. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters.

Gunmen shot dead at least five people in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province today in an attack on Shi’ite Muslims during one of their most important rel(...)