Religion

Malaysia fire blocks lone exit to Islamic dormitory; 23 dead

Sep 14, 2017

A fire that blocked the only exit to an Islamic school dormitory has killed 23 people who were trapped behind barred windows on the outskirts of Malaysia's largest city

The Latest: Official: Malaysia fire victims were to move out

Sep 14, 2017

Malaysian Islamic school principal says dormitory razed by fire was a temporary boarding house because the main school building was under renovation

The Latest: Official says school applied for safety approval

Sep 14, 2017

A fire department official says the initial investigation into a fatal dormitory fire in Malaysia showed the school had just applied for building safety approval

Trump's planned reduction in refugees may hit Myanmar worst

Mar 16, 2017

An Associated Press analysis suggests that the people hurt most by President Donald Trump's planned deep cuts in refugee visas are from not any of the six Muslim countries listed in his travel ban, but Myanmar

Trump's planned reduction in refugees may hit Myanmar worst

Mar 16, 2017

An Associated Press analysis suggests that the people hurt most by President Donald Trump's planned deep cuts in refugee visas are from not any of the six Muslim countries listed in his travel ban, but Myanmar

Myanmar refugees may be hurt most by Trump resettlement cuts

Mar 16, 2017

An Associated Press analysis suggests that the people hurt most by President Donald Trump's planned deep cuts in refugee visas are from not any of the six Muslim countries listed in his travel ban, but Myanmar

Malaysia seizes pig-hair brushes after Muslims complain

Feb 8, 2017

Malaysian authorities have seized thousands of paint brushes suspected of containing pig bristles, after consumers in this Muslim-majority nation demanded a crackdown, officials said Wednesday

OIC hopes to send team to Myanmar to study Rohingya's plight

Jan 19, 2017

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation plans to send a high-level delegation to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state to assess the plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority, Malaysia said Thursday

Malaysia says OIC will push Myanmar to halt Rohingya crisis

Jan 18, 2017

Malaysia's foreign minister says the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is expected to call for a halt to violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority and for the safe return of refugees

Malaysian rapper held for allegedly insulting Islam in video

Aug 22, 2016

An ethnic Chinese rapper in Malaysia has been detained for allegedly insulting Islam in his latest music video

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