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# koran - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Profile: Gambia's enigmatic leader who refused to cede power (and claims he can cure AIDS with herbs)

Yahya Jammeh, who had until last night refused to accept his losing result in last month’s election, has led the west African nation since seizing power in a coup 22 years ago.

# koran - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

One of the oldest Koran manuscripts in the world has been discovered

It’s been dated to the seventh century.

# koran - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Books on Islam are selling out in France after the Paris terror attacks

Shops are selling more books on Islam than ever after the Paris attacks in January that left 17 dead.

# koran - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Woman thrown from building and set on fire for burning Qur’an 'was innocent'

Almost two dozen people have been arrested, and a similar number of police questioned.

# koran - Monday 9 June, 2014

Ireland is more faithful to the Qu'aran than Saudi Arabia

Islamic countries perform particularly badly in a survey of Islamicity.

# koran - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

The most popular book among Guantanamo inmates is '50 Shades of Grey'

Rather than the Koran the most requested book by Camp Seven detainees – some of the most high-value prisoners – is the hit EL James erotic novel.

# koran - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Pakistani girl who was accused of blasphemy released from jail

The girl, believed to be 14, was arrested last month for allegedly burning pages of the Koran. An imam was later accused of having planted the pages in the girl’s bag.

# koran - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Afghan police officer suspected of killing two US Nato officers

A police intelligence officer is thought to be behind the fatal shooting of two senior US Nato officers, as protests continue over the burning of the Qur’an at a US military base almost a week ago.

# koran - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Violence erupts after US military burns Qurans in Afghanistan

The US said the burning of Muslim holy books was an accident.

# koran - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Somali children given guns and grenades in radio contest

Islamist group al-Shabab gave the prizes to children aged between ten and 17 after testing them on their knowledge of the Koran.

# koran - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Far-right Dutch politician cleared of hate charges

Geert Wilders had compared the Koran to Mein Kampf and faced charges of hate speech and discrimination.