In India, a court has convicted 23 people in connection with the killing of 23 Muslims during deadly religious riots that swept through Gujarat state in 2002. The massacre was investigated by a special team after allegations that the probe by state police was not impartial.
Some Detroit-area Muslims have been held at gunpoint, handcuffed and repeatedly harassed about their religion when returning to the US from Canada, according to a lawsuit that seeks to bar government agents from asking questions about religion.
Southern African countries on Wednesday agreed to launch a centre to tie together climate change studies across the region.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has instructed relevant authorities to complete demolition work in the northern courtyards of the Grand Mosque in Makkah before Ramadan in order to help worshippers perform prayers in the area without difficulty.