JAKARTA – In the most high-profile outreach to Muslims by US new administration, US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday, April 20, toured the biggest mosque in Muslim-majority Indonesia, during a visit seen as a highly symbolic gesture from an administration that has been accused of stoking Islamophobia.
Three teams from Turkey and Pakistan won gold and bronze medals at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) world championship held in Boston, US on 30 October 2016. The iGEM is an annual, international student competition in synthetic biology. Two teams from Turkey’s METU-HS-Ankara High School received gold medals and were nominated for the best …
Fashionable modest Islamic designs will hit the catwalk at Jakarta’s first ever Muslim Fashion Festival, stealing the camera lights with designs that designs that blend the traditional Muslim headscarf with haute couture.
Thousands of tourists have flocked to Indonesia to witness a total solar eclipse that will sweep the archipelago next Wednesday, in a country which marks the phenomenon with a mix of Muslim prayers and colorful tribal rituals.
Winning the support of Muslims and non-Muslims, Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia’s largest Islamic movement is organizing an interfaith gathering next week to fight extremism and promote the true tenets of Islam.
A video showing Indonesian orchestra playing for a singer who sings the Qur’an verses has sparked angry condemnations across social networks, rejecting the performance as against the teaching of Islam and failing to pay due respect to the Noble Qur’an.