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Factbox Islamist Parties Running In Pakistans Election

ISLAMABAD – Religious parties – some new, others long-established – are fielding more than 1,500 candidates for national and provincial assemblies in...

Hardline Islamists Push Religion To Center Of Pakistan Election

LAHORE, Pakistan – Pakistani cleric Hafiz Saeed is one of the United States’ most-wanted terrorist suspects, accused over the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed...

Iran Lifts Ban On Non-muslim City Council Member After Outcry

DUBAI – A top Iranian body on Saturday lifted a ban imposed by a hardline-led council on a politician from the minority Zoroastrian religion who had been elected...

Muslim Man Beaten To Death In India On Suspicion Of Smuggling Cows

MUMBAI – Suspected vigilantes on Saturday killed a Muslim man transporting two cows in India, just 15 months after a similar attack spotlighted the growing...

Thailands Cave Boys Wake Up At Home For First Time In Weeks

CHIANG RAI, Thailand – Thailand’s rescued cave boys woke up in their own homes for the first time in more than three weeks on Thursday, with many rising at...

It’s Time We Stopped Treating The Nhs Like A Religion

THE NHS celebrates its 70th birthday today. It has ­provoked an orgy of national self-congratulation worthy of the former Soviet Union. Since it was founded, many...