Islam

October 25, 2018 - 11:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has announced she has converted to Islam and said she has changed her name to Shuhada' Davitt. The 51-year-old has been posting selfies of herself wearing hijabs on Twitter in recent days, as well as a video in which she sang the Azan, or call to prayer...
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October 21, 2018 - 2:14 pm
AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) — An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group targeted a mosque in Syria last week because it was determined to be an insurgent command-and-control center, the U.S. said Sunday. The coalition said in a statement that while the law of war...
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This 1994 photo provided by Katherine Roth shows her standing with Yemeni fighters. The photo was taken by Jamal Khashoggi in Yemen after the country’s civil war. Khashoggi was Roth’s friend and mentor when she was a young reporter on a fellowship studying Islamic movements. (Jamal Khashoggi/Courtesy of Katherine Roth via AP)
October 19, 2018 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sitting in my suburban American kitchen, it is easy to feel that Saudi Arabia is a world away, that events at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul — as gruesome as they may have been — have little to do with me. Except for one thing. Almost 25 years ago, Jamal Khashoggi was my friend and...
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Yasin Aktay, an advisor to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a good friend sits next to an empty chair with a picture of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi placed on it, speaks during a live television program for London-based TV station al-Hewar, in Istanbul, late Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Khashoggi was supposed to appear on the show. The TV presenter Azzam Tamimi, a prominent Palestinian and a good friend of Khashoggi, told The Associated Press that the program was planned to discuss his new projects, his books and other issues.(AP Photo/Mucahid Yapici)
October 12, 2018 - 8:03 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Saudi contributor to the Washington Post who went missing more than a week ago and is feared dead had major plans, including a string of new projects to promote inclusiveness and accountability lacking around the Arab world, his friends say. Jamal Khashoggi, a prolific writer and...
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This picture taken on Dec. 18, 2017, shows the statue of the Ain El Fouara fountain located in the heart of Setif, nearly 300 kilometers (185 miles) east of Algiers, the Algerian capital, after being vandalized in 2017. The colonial-era statue is the work of French sculptor Francis Saint Vidal, dating to 1889. A man with a hammer has attacked and damaged a statue of a bare-breasted woman, an emblem of the eastern city of Setif, in the latest in a series of such attacks. (AP Photo)
October 09, 2018 - 10:47 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A man with a hammer on Tuesday attacked and damaged a statue of a bare-breasted woman, an emblem of the eastern city of Setif, in the latest in a series of such attacks. Setif communications director Mohamed Touiri said that a Salafist, someone who adheres to a conservative...
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Iraq's new President Barham Salih, center right, walks with new Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, center left, in the parliament building in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Iraq's new president has tasked veteran Shiite politician Abdul-Mahdi with forming a new government nearly five months after national elections were held, state TV reported late Tuesday. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
October 03, 2018 - 3:58 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — A veteran Kurdish politician assumed office on Wednesday as Iraq's new president after tapping an independent Shiite politician for the post of prime minister, ending nearly five months of political deadlock. Barham Salih, 58, who previously served as Iraq's planning minister and the...
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Hooded police officers stands in front of the Centre Zahra headquarters during a search operation in Grande-Synthe near Dunkirk, France, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, 2018. About 200 police officers are searching a dozen homes and the headquarters of an association based outside the port city of Dunkirk in northern France in an anti-terror operation. (AP Photo)
October 02, 2018 - 12:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — French authorities on Tuesday froze the assets of the internal security section of Iran's Intelligence Ministry as well as those of two Iranians, and all but pointed a finger at Tehran as the force behind an alleged plot to bomb an Iranian exile group's rally near Paris. Police also...
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FIEL - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, ethnic Chinese woman Meiliana weeps during her sentencing hearing at a district court in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. A rights group says the Indonesian woman imprisoned for blasphemy after complaining about noise from a mosque is sharing a cramped cell with 16 other women and given “terrible” food. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara, File)
September 26, 2018 - 11:49 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A rights group says the Indonesian woman imprisoned for blasphemy after complaining about noise from a mosque is sharing a cramped cell with 16 other women and given "terrible" food. Human Rights Watch researcher Andreas Harsono said the ethnic Chinese woman, Meiliana, was...
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This combination of file photos show, from left to right; then Malaysia’s President-elect Mahathir Mohamad, Maldives President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Pakistan politician Imran Khan. The three Muslim-majority South Asian countries have recently elected leaders who campaigned on promises to move away from China’s growing sphere of influence. The surprising elections of nonagenarian Mahathir Mohamad in Malaysia, cricketer Imran Khan in Pakistan and longtime opposition lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the Maldives could signal problems for the continued development of Beijing’s “Belt and Road” initiative to build ports, highways and other trade-related infrastructure. (AP Photo, File)
September 26, 2018 - 12:31 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Three Muslim-majority Asian countries have elected leaders who campaigned on a promise to temper China's growing influence, but analysts say reducing the foothold of the world's second-largest economy won't be easy because of the billions of dollars in development projects that are...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017 file photo, Indian Muslim women rest inside Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi, India. India's government on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval of Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of triple "talaq" violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)
September 19, 2018 - 3:29 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval of Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of...
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