Thailand’s government signed a breakthrough deal with Muslim insurgents for the first time ever on Thursday, agreeing to hold talks to ease nearly a decade of violence in the country’s southern provinces that has killed more than 5,000 people.Friday, 1 March, 2013, 2:27am
The three teenage members of Pragaash (which translates as "First Light") told reporters in India's only Muslim-majority state they were sorry if "the people" were unhappy with their music and that, to respect the religious ruling issued by Grand Mufti Mohammad Bashiruddin at the weekend, would no longer play.7 Feb 2013 - 4:06am
A Christian community in Indonesia, the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation, is preparing to hold Christmas services on the street as sectarian attacks keep them locked out of their church.
The Filadelfia Batak Christian Protestant Church has since 2009 held Sunday services under the blaring sun as Muslim hardliners and community members physically block them from their property.23 Dec 2012 - 6:38am
Curfew imposed after clashes during festival26 Oct 2012 - 3:02am
Talks on ferry safety26 Oct 2012 - 2:10am
Bank alerts police over suspicious men at ATM
Nanyang Commercial Bank staff called police shortly after midnight yesterday after a customer reported a problem when using an ATM on Nathan Road, Mong Kok. Security footage showed two men fitting a device to the ATM that police believed to be a data collector.
Woman conned into making web transfers22 Oct 2012 - 6:16am
Hundreds of Buddhists who fled their southern Bangladesh villages in the wake of attacks by Muslims started returning home on Monday amid heightened security.
They had moved to safety after an overnight weekend attack in which thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims burned at least 10 Buddhist temples and 40 homes in anger over a Facebook photo of a burned Koran.1 Oct 2012 - 5:12pm
In a round of intense diplomacy in the wake of violent anti-US protests, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met a series of Muslim leaders and urged people to work together against extremists.
"All of us need to stand together to resist these forces and to support the democratic transitions under way in North Africa and the Middle East," Clinton told a donors forum.26 Sep 2012 - 4:10am
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah called for a week of protests across Lebanon over a film mocking Islam, as symbols of US influence were targeted by angry Muslims across the world.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Afghanistan’s leader has put off a foreign trip for fear of violence at home over an anti-Islam film, officials said on Thursday, as anxious governments across Asia stepped up security outside US embassies.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Earthquake sparks false tsunami scare1 Sep 2012 - 3:55am
Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Centre in Gainesville, Florida, stepped back from the abyss of burning the Koran on September 11 and the anger and violence that it would have engendered in Muslims towards Americans specifically and Christians throughout the world. It can only be hoped that his decision will remain to cancel the event as he has indicated.19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
The holy month of Ramadan begins this week, and will be observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world. Fasting in Islamic countries dates back to ancient times, to the second year of the Hijir (the migration from Medina to Mecca).
Fasting was made obligatory for every Muslim man and woman during the month of Ramadan, as commanded by Allah.14 Nov 2001 - 12:00am
I refer to the letters from Sylvia L. Santayana, headlined, 'Double standard' and from Charles Marshall headlined, 'Saddam to blame' (South China Morning Post, September 18 and 23 respectively). Everyone has the right to express his own views.4 Oct 1996 - 12:00am
I WRITE regarding the letter by Rebecca Santos, headlined 'Stupid rule' (South China Morning Post, October 20).
It is unfortunate that Ms Santos chooses to use derogatory adjectives such as 'stupid' when referring to the Islamic dress code prescribed for women.29 Oct 1994 - 12:00am