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Egyptian church steps into row over controversial priest’s remarks
Egypt

Egyptian church steps into row over controversial priest’s remarks

The Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church stepped into row over remarks by controversial priest Zakaria Botros. The church on Saturday issued…
MP to introduce bill banning niqab in Egypt
Egypt

MP to introduce bill banning niqab in Egypt

MP and journalist writer, Farida al-Shoubashy announced that she plans to submit a draft law for discussion in the parliament,…
Abu Dhabi to allow non-Muslim civil marriage under family law shakeup
Middle East

Abu Dhabi to allow non-Muslim civil marriage under family law shakeup

DUBAI, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Non-Muslims will be allowed to marry, divorce and get joint child custody under civil law…
For Afghan Hazaras, where to pray can be life and death choice
Middle East

For Afghan Hazaras, where to pray can be life and death choice

KABUL, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Each time Hussain Rahimi leaves his Kabul home for the mosque to pray, he recites…
Al-Azhar fatwa center warns against ’Conquer’ game due to gambling
Egypt

Al-Azhar fatwa center warns against ’Conquer’ game due to gambling

Al-Azhar International Center for e-Fatwa in Egypt warned against playing the “Conquer” due to it encouraging gambling. “The Islamic Sharia…
Turkey’s Diyanet religious body threatens secularism
Middle East

Turkey’s Diyanet religious body threatens secularism

Ali Erbas heads Diyanet, Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs. He is known for his deeply conservative interpretation of Islam, which many Turks…
Turkey’s top Islamic cleric moves center stage, irking secularists
Middle East

Turkey’s top Islamic cleric moves center stage, irking secularists

ISTANBUL, Sept 22 (Reuters) – When President Tayyip Erdogan opened a new court complex this month, Turkey’s senior cleric sealed…
An end to neo-Islamism in the Middle East?
Middle East

An end to neo-Islamism in the Middle East?

Last week, the party that previously held a majority in the Moroccan parliament suffered a crushing setback. In the country’s…
Former culture minister supports removing religion from Egyptian national IDs
Egypt

Former culture minister supports removing religion from Egyptian national IDs

Former Culture Minister Gaber Asfour expressed his support for removing the religion field on Egypt’s national ID cards. Asfour stated…
Dar Al Iftaa allows hymen reconstruction in cases of rape, deceit
Egypt

Dar Al Iftaa allows hymen reconstruction in cases of rape, deceit

Egypt’s Dar Al Iftaa has issued an opinion on hymen reconstruction surgery, approving of the surgery in cases where women…
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