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The pearl mosque: the Islamic world’s oldest mosque

New Scientist is running a special online edition of its monthly magazine called The Pearl Mosque, in honour of the International Day of the World’s Religions on September 4th.The edition will include articles on Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism, and feature the work of renowned British archaeologist, Alan Lomax, who has been a pioneer in

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Two US Muslims killed in Pakistan mosque bombing

Two US citizens have been killed and two others injured in a terror attack on a mosque in Pakistan’s far north, police and security officials said. Police spokesman Zafar Ahmed said the victims were US citizens, one a female and the other a male, in a “terrorist incident” in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, about 80 kilometres