RM70 billion in frozen Muslim family assets, a casualty of Malaysia's complex inheritance laws?
The colossal sum brings to light a problem faced by many Muslim families regarding the bureaucracy surrounding the Islamic laws of inheritance.
Taliban preparing to reveal new Afghan govt amid economic turmoil
The legitimacy in the eyes of international donors and investors will be crucial for Afghanistan's economy, which is likely to collapse following the Taliban's return to power, according to analysts.
Breaking nudes: women arrested for hot Dubai balcony show
Among the charges the group faces is public debauchery for allegedly violating the country’s uber-strict decency laws.
Muslim women’s group welcomes ruling against Selangor’s Islamic criminal laws
SIS says the decision should not be seen as undermining the religion of Islam or the Malay rulers who are the heads of Islam in their respective states.
Apex court declares Selangor shariah law criminalising unnatural sex unconstitutional
A nine-member Federal Court bench grants a declaration sought by a man accused of attempting to commit sexual intercourse against the order of nature.
Saudi Arabia to reform legal system en route to post-oil future
Preparing to sell itself as a destination for international business headquarters may have spin-off benefits for women's rights.
Rights group warns against targeting LGBT after spectre of heavier punishments
Lawyers for Liberty urges the government to follow the example of other Muslim-majority countries that have recognised the rights of the transgender community.
Sudan lifts shariah law, meets Israel to escape list of terrorist states
Sudan is hoping to rejoin the world community, having been on the US list of state sponsors of terrorism since 1993.