religion in the East

Muslims all over the world observe Laylat al-Qadr

Laylat al-Qadr — the 27th night of Ramazan — was observed all over the world Monday night. Laylat al-Qadr, also known as Shab-e-Qadr, Night of Decree, Night of Measures, is in Islamic belief the night when the first verses …

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Chechnya's Mufti meets with Saudi King

Chechnya's Mufti Salah-haji Mezhiev met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud in Moscow. They discussed the cooperation between Chechnya and Saudi Arabia on religious issues …

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Turkey to build 80 mosques in four Syrian cities

President of the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs Mehmet Görmez said that the religious foundation of the country will build 80 mosques in four Syrian cities. According to him, the mosques will be built in Azaz, …

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Nazarbayev arrives in Saudi Arabia

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev started his official two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, the press service of the Kazakh President said. Nazarbayev visited the western Saudi city of Medina, where he met with the …

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Turkey allows female police officers to wear headscarf

The headscarf ban for Turkey's police forces has been lifted following amendments made to the dress code under the scope of the democratization package passed by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in 2013. Starting August …

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Iranian pilgrims won't attend Hajj this year

This year, Iranian pilgrims won't be able to attend Hajj in Mecca,  Press TV channel wrote on its Twitter page. "Iran says it will not take part in this year's Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca because of …

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 Turkmen parliament approves law on religious freedom

Turkmenistan’s parliament has adopted a law 'On freedom of religion and religious organizations'. It is reported that the adoption of the law is based on principles that Turkmenistan is a democratic, legal and secular …

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