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.
Among the charges the group faces is public debauchery for allegedly violating the country’s uber-strict decency 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.
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.
Preparing to sell itself as a destination for international business headquarters may have spin-off benefits for women's rights.
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 is hoping to rejoin the world community, having been on the US list of state sponsors of terrorism since 1993.