Yemenis read the  Koran at the Grand Mosque on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in the old city of Sana’a, Yemen,  June 6th, 2016. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

More than a billion Muslims around the world began observing the Islamic month of Ramadan on Sunday. With almost 70,000 Muslims in Ireland, there is a(...)

Bangladeshi protesters  during a demonstration against the killing of a university professor in Dhaka, who was one of the recent victims of a spate of recent killings by radical Islamists. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Hindu man has been hacked to death in Bangladesh in the latest in a spate of similar attacks in the South Asian nation. Police officer Aslam Khan(...)

Syrians evacuate the area following an air strike on the rebel-held eastern Bab al-Nayrab neighbourhod of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Photograph:  Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images

Strikes by the Syrian air force yesterday killed 19 people in opposition-held districts of Aleppo following Monday’s bombardments by insurgents that (...)

Iranian women show their IDs as they wait in line to cast their votes in the parliamentary and Assemblyof  Experts  election outside a polling station at Ershad Mosque in Tehran, on Friday. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Millions of Iranians voted in high-stake elections on Friday that could shift the balance of power within the hardline-controlled Islamic elite by ush(...)

Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, chair of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council and imam of the mosque at Blanchardstown

Blaming religion for the actions of terrorists has to be contested, one of Ireland’s leading Muslim voices has said. Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, chair of (...)

An image grab taken from a video shows alleged Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Photograph: Al-Furqan Media/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Several senior figures from Islamic State were killed in an air strike while meeting in a town in western Iraq, but the group‘s reclusive leader Abu B(...)

Children in the West Bank city of Hebron in 2005 with a mock coffin wrapped with a Danish flag that reads, in Arabic, “Death to Denmark”. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

On this day a decade ago, few outside Denmark noticed when the right-wing Jyllands-Posten daily published a dozen cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad.(...)

‘To have Tomi Reichental (above)  in the mosque this Friday during Ramadan will not only send out a strong message of peace and dialogue to people of all faiths, but at the same time highlight the essential fundamental principles of Islam.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ramadan is the month of the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sun(...)

The board of directors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority have banned  all ‘issue-oriented’ advertising after being asked to run a subway ad featuring a cartoon depiction of the Prophet Muhammad. Photograph: Getty Images

The Washington transit system has suspended all “issue-oriented” advertising after being asked to run a subway ad featuring a cartoon depiction of the(...)

People participate in a rally by anti-Islam movement Pegida with Germany flags and flags which were proposed by German resistance fighter Josef Wirmer as a national flag in 1944, in Dresden, Germany. Photograph: Matthias Hiekel/EPA

German authorities said on Wednesday they had arrested four members of a far-right terrorist group on suspicion of plotting to attack Islamic extremis(...)

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