Bibi had been accused of insulting Islam during an argument with neighbors in 2009.
The European Court of Human Rights upheld an Austrian ruling against a woman who was convicted of disparaging Islam.
Hijri New Year is not as well known or as widely celebrated as Eid al-Adha, which marks the culmination of the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. But it is still a significant day for Islam's 1.8 billion adherents.
More than 2.37 million pilgrims—mostly from outside Saudi Arabia—are taking part in the five-day ritual.
So-called "triple talaq" divorce is not mentioned in the Quran and is widely disapproved of by Islamic legal scholars.
An exhibition of 150 submissions is now up in the Iranian capital, as Germany, Israel, UNESCO and others condemn the contest.
Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zend immediately said "God forgive me," and on Saturday issued an apology.
Two Koran fragments in the University of Birmingham's collection have been dated to the era of Muhammad's life.
People are expected to gather with their weapons as worshippers enter the mosque for sunset prayer.
Muhammad cartoon contests ignore the many satirical voices of Muslim artists.
One of the gunmen reportedly posted the hashtag #TexasAttack to Twitter minutes before Sunday's shooting.
The group offered a $10,000 prize for the best drawing of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
The FBI remained at the scene of a shooting in Texas where police shot two gunmen on Sunday night.
Egypt's Grand Mufti: The Prophet would not condone Islamist acts of murder and violence.
A London-based group dubbed staff at the magazine 'international Islamophobe of the year' despite January's terror attack.
Both the Conservative People's Party and the anti-immigration Danish People's Party have backed the idea.
Evidence has emerged linked at least one of the attackers to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Penisular, or AQAP.
The manhunt, which started on Wednesday, has been focused on the town of Dammartin-en-Goele.
Stephane Charbonnier was on a 'hit list' that first appeared in an al-Qaeda magazine.
There have been reports that the gunmen held up a petrol station in northern France Thursday morning.
A 27-year-old policewoman was killed in Thursday's attack