Asia Bibi, who was on death row for eight years in Pakistan. Photograph:  British Pakistani Christian Association/AFP/Getty Images

A Pakistani Christian woman has been freed from prison a week after the supreme court overturned her conviction and death sentence for blasphemy agai(...)

Ali Charaf Damache leaving court in Ireland on July 16th, 2013. Photograph: Collins Courts

An Algerian-born Irishman man accused of recruiting an American woman known as “Jihad Jane” in 2009 and who originally pleaded not guilty to a US char(...)

People gather at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Baghdad’s northern al-Shaab district on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Around 55 people were killed in Iraq in attacks on Saturday that targeted a Shia Muslim gathering, a police check-point and the family of a Sunni para(...)

Rescue teams continuing operations in the rubble of the largely destroyed Lazio mountain village of Amatrice, Italy, on September 1st, a week after an earthquake in the region left a total of 293 dead. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

An Italian town is pursuing legal action against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for a cartoon showing victims of an earthquake there as types(...)

The pursuit of happyness: In the movie, Will Smith and his son struggle to find a home.

Noticing men morosely working in a hole in the ground on a cold, grey November day, it struck me that there are limits to the pursuit of happiness, a(...)

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

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(...)

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