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Holy Month of Ramadan begins in the UAE

Ramadan has officially started today (June 29) in the UAE

June 29, 2014 1:28

Saudi signs $8.2B rail deal with Spanish Group

Saudi Arabia signed a contract worth 30.8 billion riyals ($8.2 billion) on Saturday with a Spanish consortium to build a high-speed railway connecting Islam's holiest cities, Mecca and Medina, with the port city of Jeddah.

January 14, 2012 5:34
Wins by Egypt’s Islamists raise twin risks

Wins by Egypt’s Islamists raise twin risks

Investors were just coming to terms with the Muslim Brotherhood. But there are new forces in play as an Islamist-led government is set to replace Egypt's failed authoritarian secular government.

December 5, 2011 1:41

Malaysia’s “Young Imam” reality TV show widens reach

More than 1,000 candidates applied for popular Islamic reality TV show, indicating a strong potential for show advertisers to capture the more than 240 million Muslims in Southeast Asia.

April 19, 2011 3:51

Malaysian body drafts standards to expand halal industry

A Malaysia-based group is drafting halal standards to give Muslim countries a framework to regulate a $2 trillion global industry ranging from food to finance.

April 5, 2011 12:09
A nation and Islam

A nation and Islam

It’s five years since bombs rocked London’s transport system. Preoccupied by two wars, has the British government overlooked a poisonous tide of anti-Muslim sentiment developing at home?

July 7, 2010 4:26
Burqa bans conceal some far more difficult problems

Burqa bans conceal some far more difficult problems

Is European legislation against the Islamic face covering merely a way of sidestepping some far more complex – and perhaps unsolvable – issues?

April 26, 2010 7:31
The rise of ‘halal’ TV

The rise of ‘halal’ TV

More and more ‘Islamic’ television stations are being launched. And despite strict rules on content, they are proving increasingly popular with advertisers.

March 31, 2010 5:17
European Muslims’ identity crisis

European Muslims’ identity crisis

With French lawmakers pushing for a burqa ban and Switzerland forbidding the construction of minarets, many Muslims in Europe have started questioning their place in society.

January 28, 2010 2:41
A shift in perspective

A shift in perspective

US President Barack Obama addresses Muslim countries, declaring that America wants to reach out to them and establish better relations. The American public agrees. Now that's a change.

April 8, 2009 12:36