In Egypt, ‘3000 extremist fatwas’ incite destruction of churches

Saturday, 01 April 2017

Egypt's official religious institution tasked with drafting edicts has found 3,000 fatwas (religious ......

Progressive Saudi cleric views may anger some, but are hailed by many

Thursday, 02 June 2016

A Saudi cleric has become the latest among progressive sheikhs to prompt anger in the kingdom, after ......

Malaysian fatwa: Women MUST have sex with husbands, even on a camel

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

A recent Malaysian fatwa claims (religious edict) that women are obligated to meet their ......

Turkish ‘tattoo fatwa’ urges inked Muslims to repent

Friday, 09 January 2015

In its most recent religious edict, or fatwa, the top Turkish religious authority called on Muslims ......

The Arab world drowns in hate, and it’s now a norm

Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Bakir Oweida is a journalist who has worked as Managing Editor, and written for several Arab publications based in London. His last executive post was Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, responsible for the Opinions section, until December 2003.


UNICEF to vaccinate 10 mln against polio

Sunday, 02 March 2014

Children from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria will begin receiving a dose of polio vaccine this month ......