Builders flock to Mecca to tap into Muslim pilgrimage boom

By Reuters Staff
June 9, 2011

(Grand Mosque in Mecca surrounded by new construction, November 19, 2010/Fahad Shadeed)

Malaysia’s Obedient Wives Club angers women’s rights groups

June 5, 2011

(Ishak Md Nor, 40, (2nd L) and his two wives, Aishah Abdul Ghafar, 40, (C) and Afiratul Abidah Mohd Hanan 25 -- both members of the Obedient Wifes Club -- laugh with their children after the club's launch in Kuala Lumpur June 4, 2011/Samsul Said)

In Kabul’s only synagogue, Afghan merchants open up shop

June 1, 2011

(An Afghan woman clad in burqa and her daughter walks past a restaurant built inside part of the only synagogue building in Kabul, June 1, 2011/Omar Sobhani)

EU assures religious leaders it backs freedom of belief in Middle East

May 31, 2011

(European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek (L), European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (C) and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy (R) hold a news conference after a meeting with religious leaders in Brussels May 30, 2011/Yves Herman)

Egyptian Christians worry their country is being hijacked by Salafists

May 27, 2011

(An Egyptian Christian chants slogans as he protests against recent attacks in front of the state television building in Cairo May 15, 2011/Amr Abdallah Dalsh )

Muslims rush to restore torched Egyptian church

May 25, 2011

(A Coptic Christian boy looks out of the Saint Mary Church which was set on fire during clashes between Muslims and Christians on Saturday in the heavily populated area of Imbaba in Cairo May 8, 2011/Asmaa Waguih)

Distraught family of DSK accuser looks to God

By Reuters Staff
May 24, 2011

(Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn gestures during his bail hearing inside of the New York State Supreme Courthouse in New York May 19, 2011/Richard Drew)

Beyond bin Laden – Britain’s fight against violent Islamist radicalism

May 24, 2011

(Muslims hold placards as they march towards the U.S. embassy in London May 6, 2011/Suzanne Plunkett)

Libyan clerics in rebel-held east see big role for Islam after Gaddafi

May 22, 2011

(A Libyan woman wearing a niqab with the colours of the Kingdom of Libya attends Friday prayers in rebel-held Benghazi April 22, 2011/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

Egyptian Christians to end two-week sit-in protest

May 21, 2011

(Coptic Christian women protest after clashes between Christians and Muslims in downtown Cairo May 8, 2011/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany)