A court resumed Wednesday the trial of Egypt's ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, along with 14 other Muslim Brotherhood members over charges of inciting attacks against protestors in December 2012.
CAIRO (Reuters) - A hardline Islamist leader said the army had driven Egypt to the "edge of a precipice", as a new constitution likely to ban Islamic political parties was set to be approved on Sunday by the panel that drafted it. The 50-member constituent assembly was due to finish voting on a draft that reflects how the balance of power has shifted in Egypt since secular-minded generals deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July after mass protests against him. A major milestone in Egypt's political roadmap, the constitution must be approved in a referendum before new elections which Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood, driven underground by aggressive security measures, is unlikely to contest
Security forces struggled to clamp a lid on Egypt on Thursday after hundreds of people were killed when authorities forcibly broke up camps of protesters.
A former Danish Islamist who seven years ago travelled the Muslim world fuelling the uproar over newspaper caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad is back in the headlines in Denmark after doing an about-face on the issue.
In 1994, India’s Supreme Court mandated secularism as a norm in national life—but governments and parties have appeased religious groups with impunity. They could learn something from Bangladesh.
The signature campaign reflects the Egyptian people's discontent with the country's ailing economy
Critics worry that Sharif, who is known to be personally very religious, is soft on Islamic extremism and won't crack down on militants that pose a serious threat to Pakistan and other countries — chief among them the Taliban and al-Qaida-linked groups.
Teachers in institutes of higher education said that imparting humanities courses to students of other streams is a noble idea in itself, but it cannot be seen as a tool to contain radicalization.
ALGIERS/DAKAR (Reuters) - French forces have killed Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, one of the most feared commanders of al Qaeda's north Africa wing (AQIM), during an operation against Islamist fighters in mountainous northern Mali, Algeria's Ennahar television said on Thursday. Abou Zeid was among 40 militants killed three days ago in the foothills of the Adrar des Ifoghas mountains near the Algerian border, said Ennahar, which is well connected with Algeria's security services.