Thousands of Islamists march in Jakarta ahead of elections

Around 100,000 people marched in Indonesia’s capital Sunday to mark two years since a demonstration that led to the fall of Jakarta’s Christian ex-governor, as presidential candidates seek to rally support ahead of next year’s general election.

Thousands of Islamists hold rally in Jakarta

Thousands of conservative Indonesian Muslims hold a peaceful rally to commemorate the second anniversary of a demonstration which led to the fall of Jakarta’s then Christian governor Basuki Thahaja Purnama. FIRST IMAGES

Images of the Russian plane downed in Syria

A Russian pilot was killed Saturday after his warplane went down over Syria’s northwest province of Idlib and he clashed with Islamists on the ground, Russia’s defence ministry and a monitor said. IMAGES of the downed plane

Fear stalks Bangladesh’s Christians after attacks

As Bangladesh’s small Catholic community eagerly awaits the first visit by a pope in more than 30 years, many say it has never been more difficult to practise their faith in the Muslim-majority country. Christian leaders say many have left Bangladesh in recent years as the community increasingly finds itself targeted by Islamists.