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November 2, 2017 11:02 AM Malaysian Islamic preacher seeks audience with Johor Ruler to defend himself

KUALA LUMPUR — A Malaysian Islamic preacher wants to seek an audience with Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar and the Johor religious authorities after he was banned from preaching in the state. Mr Haslin Baharim said he wanted to explain himself in case the Sultan had been given the wrong advice, leading to a decree on Wednesday (Oct 2) which prohibits 188

November 2, 2017 6:35 AM Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'urges people not to quarrel' on visit to Rakhine

SITTWE, Myanmar: Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday urged people "not to quarrel" as she visited Rakhine State for the first time since a military crackdown that drove more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the country. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has faced heavy international criticism for not taking a higher profile 173

October 31, 2017 8:28 AM Britain's Prince Charles attends interfaith dialogue with religious leaders and young people

SINGAPORE - Britain’s Prince Charles spent an hour discussing interfaith issues with over 30 religious leaders, students and youth volunteers on Tuesday (Oct 31), the second day of his official visit to Singapore. Together with Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim, he attended a dialogue at the Harmony Centre in Bishan, where he heard 154

October 30, 2017 12:43 PM Two foreign preachers barred from entering S’pore to preach on religious-themed cruise

SINGAPORE – Two foreign Islamic preachers who were previously barred from preaching here are now banned from setting foot in Singapore, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Monday (Oct 30). This comes after authorities learned that Ismail Menk – better known as Mufti Menk, originally from Zimbabwe – as well as Malaysian Haslin Baharim have been engaged 130

October 30, 2017 9:47 AM Saudi Arabia will allow women to attend sporting events in stadiums

About a month after Saudi Arabia granted women the right to drive, the kingdom has announced another historic move: Starting next year, women will be allowed to attend sporting events in stadiums for the first time. Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority made the announcement on Sunday, tweeting that preparations will begin to “accommodate families 138

October 29, 2017 9:07 PM Saudis to open sports stadiums to women in reform push

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums for the first time from next year, authorities said on Sunday (Oct 29), in a landmark move opening up three previously male-only venues to families. The ultra-conservative kingdom, which has some of the world's tightest restrictions on women, has long barred women from sports arenas by strict 122

October 26, 2017 2:00 AM Saudi Arabia's grand plan to move beyond oil: Big goals, even bigger hurdles

RIYADH (NYTIMES) - Saudi Arabia is throwing an economic coming-out party of sorts this week, hawking its efforts to liberalise its conservative society and diversify its economy in a sweeping overhaul of the way the wealthy Arab kingdom has long operated. In a glittering conference centre in Riyadh, slick videos promised a gleaming, US$500 billion (S$680billion) 57

October 26, 2017 1:58 AM Crown prince pledges a ‘moderate’ Saudi Arabia

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday vowed to restore “moderate, open” Islam in a kingdom known for its ultra-conservative rule. “We are returning to what we were before - a country of moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the world,” he said at an economic forum in Riyadh. “We will not spend the next 30 years 61

October 25, 2017 10:59 AM Saudi Arabia promises a return to 'moderate Islam'

The crown prince's reference to 1979 was likely a nod to a tumultuous year for the country, in which Riyadh jostled with Iran for leadership of the Islamic world. Saudi Arabia's Shiite minority also staged a deadly revolt in Al-Hasa province that same year. In response, the Saudi monarchy strengthened ties with the Wahhabi religious establishment and restored 56

October 25, 2017 10:00 AM Crown prince says Saudis want return to moderate Islam

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said the return of "moderate Islam" is key to his plans to modernise the Gulf kingdom. He told reporters that 70% of the Saudi population was under 30 and that they wanted a "life in which our religion translates to tolerance". He made the comments after announcing the investment of $500bn (£381bn) in a new city and business 54