Badawi's comments are featured in the preface of a book titled '1,000 Lashes: Why I Say What I Think' which is due to be published in Germany.
Isis aims to stop delivery of babies by Caesarean section, calling the procedure Western and 'un-Islamic'.
More than 100 United Nations staff and 80 foreign diplomats have been evacuated from Yemen.
Hedge fund manager Pierre Andurand warns crude prices could drop to $30 amid concerns of Middle East supply disruptions.
Tensions in the Middle East and negotiations in Greece could help boost the metal's safe-haven status.
EXCLUSIVE: Senior Palestinian official Nabil Shaath says Israel's withdrawal of tax revenues was 'highway robbery'
A grand alliance of Sunni Arab states has rounded on Yemen's Houthi rebels with air strikes and a potential ground assault
Defence Ministry spokesman in Tikrit says that Islamic State (Isis) fighters have fled underground in the face of a fierce advance by the army and militias
British foreign secretary Phillip Hammond will arrive in Switzerland this weekend to join the US, France and Iran.
President Bashar al-Assad claims anti-Isis coalition 'don't want to get rid of Islamic State completely'.
Islamic State's banning of El Clasico in Mosul shows once again how detached militants are from Middle East reality.
Syria's president Bashar al-Assad says the West is trying to weaken Russia.
Houthis rallied in as warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck at the Houthi militia.
Crude prices fall by $1 a barrel despite Saudi-led bombing campaign in neighbouring Yemen.
As of 27 March, there are 37 countries and regions that have applied to become founding members of AIIB.