The Dutch cabinet approved a partial ban on wearing the face-covering Islamic veil, including in schools, hospitals and on public transport.
Indonesia has told Australia that most of the migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia are illegal labourers from Bangladesh, not oppressed Muslim Rohingya, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in comments published Saturday.
Can Kazakhstan become a world power and tourism hotspot despite its poor human rights record and steep prices?
Every few weeks for the past year, Lebanon's parliament has met, exchanged pleasantries, and made the same announcement: that it has again been unable to elect a president.
Tauseef Mustafa photographed Kashmiri Muslims praying during the last Friday of celebrations for Miraj-Ul-Alam in Srinagar, where thousands of Muslims converge annually.
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Football 2022 World Cup host Qatar is "failing" many of its migrant workers by not delivering on labour law reform, Amnesty International claimed on Thursday.
The Gaza Strip has the world's highest unemployment and Palestinians, Israelis and donors must take action to avoid a "dangerous fiscal crisis," the World Bank said Friday.
Turkey's main opposition party on Thursday unveiled a plan to build a new mega-city in the centre of the country, in a bid to outflank the ambitious infrastructure projects of the ruling party ahead of elections.
Luis Figo and Michael van Praag pulled out of the race for the FIFA presidency Thursday, leaving controversial incumbent Sepp Blatter in a straight fight with Jordan's Prince Ali bin al Hussein.
Dutch football boss Michael van Praag said on Thursday Jordan's Prince Ali bin al Hussein is "the biggest candidate" to unseat longtime FIFA president Sepp Blatter in upcoming elections.
The fall to Islamic State group jihadists of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday has raised fears for the fate of the world heritage site and its priceless artefacts.
The destruction of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Palmyra would be an "enormous loss to humanity", the head of the organisation warned Thursday after Islamic State fighters seized the ancient Syrian city.
It's another sun-drenched day but the deckchairs of a four-star hotel on the island of Djerba stand empty, in a sign of the "catastrophic" summer on the horizon for Tunisian tourism.
From a distance it could be a scene from Qatar's ancient past, long before the country's modern-day wealth was secured by the discovery of gas and oil.
Dwarfed by warships and giant cargo vessels, the small wooden boats that brave the dangerous crossing between the Horn of Africa and Yemen are a lifeline for the desperate thousands fleeing war.
This app and website showcases non-mainstream musicians and bands who act as agents of social change in an area desperately in need of it. We speak with its founder.
Nafisa Bakkar of the UK explains a few of her reasons for getting hitched at a relatively early age.