Yemen's government and Houthi rebels agree on first phase of pullback of forces from Hudaida port city, a deal UN describes as "important progress."
Pakistan has been playing an increasingly vital role in the Afghanistan peace talks, which have been gathering momentum in recent months amid a growing US desire to pull out its troops.
When Islamophobes convert to Islam, it's an opportunity for everyone to build bridges.
New laws and rhetoric that defines parameters for acceptable forms of Islam in Russia run the risk of turning into draconian laws that can potentially be used to persecute Russian Muslims.
Several people were wounded in the blast that occurred in Mogadishu's Hamarweyne district, a busy area with shops and restaurants, officials say.
The country's new chief justice says the request to review her acquittal was rejected on merit. The Christian woman sentenced to death in 2010 in what swiftly became Pakistan's most infamous blasphemy case.
Martin Griffiths, UN envoy for Yemen, says, "Such changes in timelines are expected, in light of the facts that the timelines were rather ambitious and we are dealing with a complex situation on the ground."
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid says Abdul Ghani Baradar was brought into the process to "strengthen and properly handle the ongoing negotiations process with the United States."
As the Arab Spring enters its eighth year, violent conflicts and horrific human atrocities have made the Arab people more sceptical about both democratic transition and political movements in general.
More intelligence sharing between Iraq and Turkey is likely to increase arrests and the extradition of Daesh operatives.
Though the city's air quality index is crossing alarming levels, comparable with cities like Delhi, and harming public health like never before, the issue remains buried under the usual war talk.
The Chinese government has embarked on a new policy, creating a Chinese form of Islam which includes influences on the beliefs and religious practices of Muslims to reflect state narratives.
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