Last updated: 7 January, 2015

Arab League and top Muslim body condemn Paris attack

The Arab League and Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious centre of learning, both condemned a deadly attack Wednesday on a Paris satirical newspaper.

“Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris,” the Arab League said in a statement.

Al-Azhar condemned the “criminal attack,” saying that “Islam denounces any violence”.