More than 300 boys and men, some as young as five and many in chains and bearing scars from beatings, have been rescued in a raid on a building that purported to be an Islamic school in northern Nigeria, police said on Friday.
Arab and Muslim leaders began gathering in the holy city of Mecca on Thursday for three summits, as host Saudi Arabia seeks to rally support against Iran after a series of attacks that have sparked fears of a regional conflagration.
Sri Lanka said on Monday it was temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps after mosques and Muslim-owned businesses were attacked.
Suspected militants shot dead a local leader of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party in disputed Kashmir ahead of the latest round of polling.
At least 18 people were killed as two bombs hit a church on a southern Philippine island that is a stronghold of militants, the military said Sunday, just days after a regional vote for a new Muslim autonomous region.