‘I could not deny a human right to fellow citizens,’ says Greek Muslim MP

In Islam, homosexuality is a grave sin that is believed to incur the wrath of Allah. In some strict Islamic countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, punishments such as flogging, stoning, and burning at the stake are prescribed.

Iran marks 45th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution as tensions grip the wider Middle East

Iran marked Sunday the 45th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution amid tensions gripping the wider Middle East over Israel's continued war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Thousands of Iranians marched through major streets and squares decorated with flags, balloons and banners with revolutionary and religious slogans.

Spate of Grenade Attacks Rocks Pakistan Ahead of Elections

As Pakistan braces for its upcoming general elections, a series of nine grenade attacks rocked several areas in Balochistan and Quetta, targeting election offices of candidates and polling stations. The incidents occurred on Tuesday, adding to the escalating tensions surrounding the electoral process.