Both countries as well as the broader region have much to gain from the reset in relations — if the agreement truly holds.
Tag Archives: Muslims and Islam
What to Know About the Iranian-Saudi Deal
The regional rivals have agreed to re-establish diplomatic ties in an agreement brokered by China that could reverberate across the Middle East and beyond.
Their Hair Long and Flowing or in Ponytails, Women in Iran Flaunt Their Locks
Defiant resistance to Iran’s mandatory hijab law has exploded across the country after nationwide protests that erupted last year.
Nigerian Election 2023: What to Know
The presidential election this month in Africa’s most populous country is completely unpredictable. An unexpected third candidate with a huge youth following may upend decades of traditional politics.
The Censoring of an Iranian American Artist
How have we forgotten that art needn’t defer to religion?
India, the World’s Biggest Democracy, Is Jettisoning Freedom and Tolerance
The soul of a majestic nation is at stake.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Is Greater Than Any Basketball Record
His N.B.A. career scoring record has been broken, but his legacy of activism and his expansion of Black athlete identity endure.
Corporate Lawyer’s Unlikely Mission: Defend and ‘Humanize’ a Hated Terrorist
Stanislas Eskenazi volunteered with Brussels’ legal aid service, typically helping petty criminals. But now he is representing Belgium’s most-wanted man.
India’s Right Wing Tried to Scuttle the Film ‘Pathaan.’ Fans Helped It Set Records.
“Pathaan” demonstrated the crosscutting appeal of the Bollywood titan Shah Rukh Khan, who re-emerged on the big screen after a difficult personal period.
The World Has Fallen for the Taliban’s Lies Once Again
The world must punish the Afghan regime for its broken promises.
After Lecturer Sues, Hamline University Walks Back Its ‘Islamophobic’ Comments
In an about-face, the school said that using the term was “flawed” and that respect for Muslim students should not have superseded academic freedom.
A Hamline Adjunct Showed a Painting of the Prophet Muhammad. She Lost Her Job.
After an outcry over the art history class by Muslim students, Hamline University officials said the incident was Islamophobic. But many scholars say the work is a masterpiece.
Islamic Extremism Drove Suspect in Times Square Attack, Official Says
Trevor Bickford, a 19-year-old man from Maine, had recently become radicalized and traveled to New York to attack the police, according to a law enforcement official.
India Emerges as Key Global Player Amid Russia’s War in Ukraine
The invasion of Ukraine, compounding the effects of the pandemic, has contributed to the ascent of a giant that defies easy alignment. It could be the decisive force in a changing global system.
What Pope Benedict Taught Me About Faith
The pope emeritus died Saturday at age 95.
What in the World Is Happening in Israel?
The future may bring a one-state solution, a two-state solution or really one big mess.
France’s World Cup Team Shows That the Country Is Changing
A multicultural team at the World Cup won’t cure France of racism. But it shows that another France is possible.
Global Car Supply Chains Entangled With Abuses in Xinjiang, Report Says
A new report on the auto industry cites extensive links to Xinjiang, where the U.S. government now presumes goods are made with forced labor.
In Sweeping New Law, Indonesia Outlaws Sex Outside of Marriage
An earlier version of the bill was shelved in 2019 after tens of thousands of young people protested in the streets, arguing that the law threatened their civil liberties.
Why Is Rahul Gandhi Walking 2,000 Miles Across India?
Rahul Gandhi is hoping to pull his once-mighty party out of the political wilderness. The future of India as a multiparty democracy may be on the line.
Where Cowboys Fly and Cattle Set Sail: An Epic Food Journey
Exporting live cattle from northern Australia to Indonesia has created a unique culture, both a throwback and a modern marvel of globalization.
Indonesia Earthquake Takes a Heavy Toll on Children
Children accounted for a third of the at least 272 dead when an earthquake hit Indonesia this week. Experts say the disaster highlights poor building standards in rural areas.
Oz Could Be the First Muslim U.S. Senator, but Some Muslim Americans Are Ambivalent
Unlike most Americans of his faith, Dr. Mehmet Oz is a Republican. His distance from their communities and some of his comments about Islam have unnerved fellow Muslims.
In Search of a Lost Spain
In the southern part of the country, churches and streets hold the remnants of eight centuries of Islamic rule.
Saudi Halloween: Once-Banned Holiday Now Haunted by Masked Monsters
Only a few years ago, a Halloween party meant arrest. Now, a government-sponsored “horror weekend” means sold-out costume shops and scary clowns. “Saudi is changing,” said a young man going as a wizard.
Menendez Inquiry Said to Involve Company That Certifies Halal Meat
Federal agents have been asking about IS EG Halal, a New Jersey firm that Egypt made its sole certifier for meat exports from America, an inquiry that appears to include Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey.
Father Joe, Bangkok’s Priest to the Poor, Thrives Among Fellow Outcasts
For 50 years, the Rev. Joseph Maier has lived in one of the poorest parts of the Thai capital, ministering to Catholics, Buddhists and Muslims alike, and never finding favor with the church hierarchy.
From Moscow to Tehran, a Crisis of Illiberalism
The liberal West is in trouble, but its rivals still aren’t ready to supplant it.
Unveiled and Furious: How Iran’s Women-Led Protests Cut to the Heart of National Identity
The hijabs women are forced to wear have long been a sign of the government’s power. Now, the women-led protests have made them a symbol of a clashing vision of Iran’s future.
In Quebec, the Independence Movement Gives Way to a New Nationalism
In Monday’s election, residents of a town that was once a stronghold of the independence movement are expected to back the province’s popular premier, who has embraced a nationalism based on French Québécois identity.
Leicester Tensions Have Roots in India
Violent confrontations in Leicester have prompted soul searching in an area long heralded as a success story of diversity and integration among its large Indian diaspora.
The New India: Expanding Influence Abroad, Straining Democracy at Home
As India rises, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has faced little pushback as he weaponizes institutions to consolidate power and entrench his Hindu nationalist vision.
In Istanbul’s Private Retreats of the Sultans, Time Stands Still
The elegant pavilions and summer palaces known as kasir offer a glimpse of history and an intimate and enticing slice of Ottoman life.
A Uyghur Author and Translator Were Detained. Now, Their Novel Speaks For Them.
Writing and translating “The Backstreets,” a book about the oppressive environment faced by Uyghurs in China, was a danger to those involved.
France Expels Imam Accused of Hate Speech, Reviving a Thorny Debate
The government presented the deportation of Hassan Iquioussen as part of efforts to crack down on “Islamist separatism.” Critics called it a political stunt that infringed on civil liberties.
Exploring Spain’s Arab Influence
Exploring the country’s Arab influence is an impossibly romantic journey, involving palaces with intricate geometric designs, castles and grand mosques reconfigured by Christians into cathedrals.
‘It’s My Tradition Too’: Oberammergau’s Centuries-Old Passion Play Evolves
After a two-year pandemic delay, villagers in the German town of Oberammergau are once again re-enacting the story of Jesus’s life and death, with some changes.
The Meaning of Independence for an Overseas Citizen of India
Becoming an Overseas Citizen of India, and learning Hindi, has afforded a closer look at the country.
In India, 11 Convicted of Rape and Murder in Bilkis Bano Case Walk Free
Just as Bilkis Bano had started to rebuild her life after grisly communal violence in 2002, a state government cut short her assailants’ life sentences.
‘I’m Done With Him’: A Mother’s Anger Over Rushdie Attack
Hadi Matar, 24, kept to himself and was changed by a 2018 trip to the Middle East.
Anti-Muslim Hate Is Just as Horrific When It Comes From Muslims
With some indication that the killings of four men in Albuquerque may have had sectarian motives, some American Sunnis are calling for solidarity with Shiites.
The Stabbing of Salman Rushdie Renews Free Speech Debates
After the attack, writers and world leaders hailed Rushdie as a symbol of free expression. But the battle lines around his novel “The Satanic Verses” were never cleanly drawn.
Muslim Killings in Albuquerque Stir Sectarian Ghosts
An Afghan family struggled for a foothold in a new home in the U.S. Now one of them is charged with killing fellow Muslims.
India’s Partition: A History in Photos
The division set off communal violence and displaced millions, changing the face and geopolitics of South Asia.
75 Years Later, the Fading Ghosts of India’s Bloody Partition
With the passing decades, nationalist fervor and mutual suspicion have largely replaced memories of mass death and displacement during the chaotic cleaving of Pakistan from India.
Afghanistan, One Year After the Fall
A year after their stunning victory and takeover, the Taliban are still struggling to shift to a governing, political force.
Partition Survivors Seek Closure Through a YouTube Channel
The YouTube channel Punjabi Lehar, based in Pakistan, has reunited people who were separated by the partition of India in 1947.
Investigators Hunt for Motivation and Movements of Man Accused in Rushdie Attack
The writer was gravely wounded and on a ventilator. Neither the hospital treating him nor his agent had updates on his condition early Saturday.
‘Shock and Horror:’ Literary World Reacts to Salman Rushdie Attack
A number of writers and authors spoke out about the attack, with the author Neil Gaiman writing that he was “shocked and distressed.”
Afghan Man Charged in Albuquerque Muslim Killings Was Headed for Texas
The police in Albuquerque revealed details of the evidence against Muhammad Syed, an Afghan immigrant who has been charged in the shooting deaths of two fellow Muslims.