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World 22 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Iran rejects idea of U.S. NGO presence - media

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will refuse any request by U.S.-based non-governmental organisation American-Iranian Council (AIC) to open an office in the Islamic Republic, the interior minister said in comments published on Wednesday.

Nation 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

PAS unhappy with Indon stand

PAS is disappointed that two of the largest Islamic organisations in Indonesia have called for an end to I>syariah/Ilaws in that country, where about 80% of the population are Muslims.

World 28 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Hamas, Fatah gunmen battle over election results

GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas and Fatah gunmen exchanged fire on Friday in political turmoil as the long-dominant Fatah faction was threatened with a violent backlash from within to its crushing election defeat by the Islamic militant group.

World 27 Aug 2014 | 4:05 AM

Collateral damage? U.S. destroys millions of dollars in U.S.-made arms in Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The grainy black-and-white footage shows a military vehicle, a small dark mass in the crosshairs of a U.S. war plane, seconds before it explodes in a flash of light.

World 26 Aug 2014 | 3:01 AM

Saudi Arabia jails 17 people for militant Islamist offences

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi court has jailed 17 men for up to 33 years on a range of militant Islamist charges, including fighting in foreign conflicts and joining terrorist cells inside the kingdom, state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

World 20 Aug 2014 | 10:35 AM

Mother mourns U.S. journalist purportedly beheaded by Sunni militants

(Reuters) - The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was purportedly beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives.

Nation 20 Aug 2014 | 9:31 AM

Malaysian militants plotted ISIL-inspired attacks, say police

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police have foiled plans for a wave of bombings drawn up by radical Islamic militants inspired by Iraq's extremist jihad group ISIL, a top counter-terrorism official said Tuesday.

World 19 Aug 2014 | 6:02 AM

Obama urges Iraqis to unite because 'the wolf's at the door'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama urged Iraqis on Monday to quickly form an inclusive government to unite against Islamic militants, warning "the wolf's at the door" and that U.S. airstrikes can only accomplish so much.

Nation 17 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

Selective in their outrage

Why do Muslims in Malaysia get all fired up over atrocities committed against the Palestinians but less so when Muslims are slaughtered in other countries, or when non-Muslims are killed by Muslims who are clearly going against the teachings of Islam?

World 16 Aug 2014 | 1:50 AM

Canada sending two cargo planes to help deliver weapons to Kurds

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is sending two military cargo planes to Iraq to help deliver weapons to Iraqi Kurds who are battling Islamic militants, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Friday.