29 Nov 2014
Istanbul: Pope Francis prayed silently alongside a senior Islamic cleric in Istanbul's Blue Mosque on Saturday, in a gesture of inter-religious harmony in a country bordering the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
14 Oct 2015
Damascus: The Islamic State (IS) militant group yesterday called for a jihad against Russia and the US for their 'crusader's war' in the Middle East.
18 Aug 2015
Abu Dhabi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today thanked the UAE government for deciding to allot a plot of land for building a temple , the first in the Emirate capital, describing it a 'great step'.
17 Jan 2015
Abu Dhabi: Anirban Lahiri, playing his first European Tour event as a full member, shot four-under 68 to make the cut in tied 29th place, while Jeev Milkha Singh carded one-over 73 in the second round to also make the cut at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Open on Saturday.
30 Oct 2014
Lahore: After abruptly ending his over two-month long anti-government protest in the Pakistani capital, fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri has left the country, leading to speculation that he has struck a deal with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
28 Aug 2014
Abu Dhabi: Indian Grandmasters Vidit Gujrathi and G N Gopal emerged as joint leaders after winning their penultimate round games in the Abu Dhabi Masters chess tournament now drawing to a close here.
20 Aug 2014
Abu Dhabi: Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta will spearhead the Indian challenge in the Abu Dhabi Masters that starts in the Gulf Emirate here.
02 Dec 2014
BEIRUT: The Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi as they crossed from Syria nine days ago, security officials said on Tuesday, in a setback to the group as it comes under increased military pressure.
02 Jun 2013
Leading Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi called on Saturday for holy war against the Syrian government after fighters from Shi'ite Lebanese group Hezbollah intervened to help President Bashar al-Assad.
17 Dec 2013
Kolkata: A Muslim cleric on Monday opposed the telecast of a Bengali TV serial based on Bangladesh author Taslima Nasreen's script which he felt could hurt the sentiments of the community.