News Halal meat in a sandwich shop. Some food manufacturers
are making bulking agents out of porcine and bovine gristle and bones
that help inflate chicken breasts, so that they fetch a higher price

Prime Minister has no plans for Government intervention over religious slaughter

President Bashar al-Assad visits a sick man is hospital

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad joins Instagram in propaganda move

Pictures show he and his wife wiping the tears from children's faces and visiting the sick in hospital

'Most embarrassing Fox News interview ever' sends Reza Aslan's biography of Jesus to number 1 in the Amazon book charts

A respected academic, who just happens to be Muslim, was challenged by a Fox News anchor as to why he was qualified to write about Christ

A Tunisian member of the Ukrainian feminist direct-action group Femen has been cleared of insulting and defaming a public servant

Tunisiam Femen activist not guilty over ‘insulting’ public servant

A Tunisian member of the Ukrainian feminist direct-action group Femen has been cleared of insulting and defaming a public servant, according to her lawyer.

Although the stabbing of Mohammed Saleem in Birmingham in April is regarded by police as a terrorist incident, Labour is concerned that it has not been discussed by the task force on extremism set up by David Cameron after the Woolwich killing in May

Government accused of ‘double standards’ in aftermath of Woolwich murder of Drummer Lee Rigby

Mosque bombings and stabbing of elderly Muslim have been neglected, says Labour

Supporters of Egyptian Armed Forces General Ahmed Fattah al-Sisi wave national flags as they rally at Tahrir Square

Eyewitness in Egypt: 'Most were shot in the face – only one in the back'

The hospital next to the Rabaa mosque was filled with the blood of 37 corpses, the doctors using two weeks' worth of medical supplies in two hours

Pakistan bomb attack: Parachinar death toll reaches 57

The twin bomb attack which hit a market in a Shi'ite-dominated region of northwest Pakistan killed 57 people, officials said.

Pakistan television show dubbed 'the Islamic Price is Right' gives away orphaned babies in battle to win Ramadan ratings

Aamir Liaquat Hussain, the host of talk show 'Amaan Ramazan', has given away two abandoned babies so far during the holy month

Papiss Cissé has scored three late winners but may not start against Benfica

Papiss Cisse and Newcastle reach agreement over Wonga standoff

Earning interest is forbidden by Islamic Law

Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi

Showdown in Cairo: Egyptian general demands permission to take on the ‘terrorists’

General Sisi accused of resembling a banana republic dictator in appeal for masses to back ‘terrorist’ crackdown

The Most Rev Justin Welby

Welby denounces ‘evil’ and ‘inexcusable’ attacks on Muslims

The Archbishop of Canterbury declared that he does not want to live in a “monocultural” society as he condemned “unacceptable” and “inexcusable” attacks on Muslims over recent weeks.

A climate of resurgent nationalism has emerged since the toppling of president Mohamed Morsi

Egypt’s liberals seek to ban political Islamists from power

Coalition that united to remove Morsi from power looks to turn the screw on Muslim Brotherhood

Protests spread across northern India after security forces shoot Muslim demonstrators

Striking and marches take place across Jammu and Kashmir region after four killed and 40 wounded

Police officers on patrol outside the Wolverhampton Central Mosque

Wolverhampton Central Mosque terror attack: Ukrainian students questioned over bombs

Officers searched the headquarters of the software firm where the two men were on placements

Poll: Were Rolling Stone right to put Boston suspect Tsarnaev on the cover?

With tousled hair and a sultry gaze, Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev looks like just another rock star to grace the cover of Rolling Stone - perhaps a sixth member of the Strokes.

Syrian rebel group the Supreme Military Council seeks Sharia inquiry into killing of commander Kamal Hamami by al-Qa'ida-linked group

Syria’s main rebel group said on Monday it wanted an Islamic court to investigate the death of one of its top commanders, who was killed by al-Qa’ida-linked rebels last week.

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In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
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Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
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Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
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Tasting the world’s most expensive tea
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From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
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Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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