Malaysia allows mass prayers ahead of Eid holiday World

Malaysia allows mass prayers ahead of Eid holiday

Malaysia announced on May 14 that it will lift a ban on mass prayers in mosques, starting from May 15, as the Muslim-majority country is gradually loosening restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indonesia raises minimum age for girls to marry World

Indonesia raises minimum age for girls to marry

Indonesia’s parliament has revised the country’s marriage law to lift the minimum age at which women can marry by three years to 19, a move welcomed by campaigners as a step towards curbing child marriage in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country.
Bali island shut down for “Day of Silence” World

Bali island shut down for “Day of Silence”

Indonesia’s resort island Bali fell quiet on March 7 for the annual “Day of Silence” festival, halting flights, internet and closing tourist attractions to allow time for meditation and introspection.
Indonesian court disbands IS-linked group World

Indonesian court disbands IS-linked group

A court in Indonesia on July 31 disbanded Jemaah Ansharut Daulah, the country's largest Islamic State-linked group, for "conducting terrorism" and affiliating itself with a militant organisation.
Indonesia, Saudi Arabia link up World

Indonesia, Saudi Arabia link up

Saudi Arabian Sultan Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud held talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at Bogor Palace in Jakarta and witnessed the signing of a range of cooperation deals on March 1.
Indonesia: Police block New Year terror plot World

Indonesia: Police block New Year terror plot

Indonesian police have foiled a major terror plot with the arrest of several men allegedly linked to a planned suicide bombing in Jakarta during 2016 New Year celebrations, announced the force on Dec