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Palestinians clash with Israeli police in Jerusalem

Oct. 19, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians clashed with Israeli police at a popular gathering place just outside Jerusalem's Old City as thousands celebrated a Muslim holiday, a repeat of violence earlier this year that eventually led to the 11-day Gaza war in May. Israeli police...

In Ghana, Rastafarian high schooler fights to keep his hair

Oct. 19, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

Tyrone Iras Marhguy had to make a difficult decision after being accepted to the high school of his choice: his faith or his education. An official at the academically elite Achimota School in Ghana told the teen he would have to cut his dreadlocks before enrolling. For...

China crackdown on Apple store hits holy book apps, Audible

Oct. 15, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

Amazon's audiobook service Audible and phone apps for reading the holy books of Islam and Christianity have disappeared from the Apple store in mainland China, the latest examples of the impact of the country's tightened rules for internet firms. Audible said Friday that...

Protests erupt in Bangladesh amid Muslim-Hindu tensions

Oct. 15, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of protesters in Bangladesh's capital Friday clashed with police as security forces used tear gas and batons against demonstrators angry over what they perceived as an image insulting Islam that had gone viral over social media. ...

Lawsuit dropped after Muslim cemetery in Virginia approved

Oct. 14, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Justice Department is dropping a religious discrimination lawsuit against Stafford County after a Muslim group received long-sought permission to build a cemetery. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced...

Talking trash: Jerusalem bin thanks you for not littering

Oct. 14, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — If all you ask is for a simple thanks in return for not littering, this is the trash can for you. A bin installed next to a bus stop in Jerusalem this week applauds those who use it. Drop a piece of trash in, and a recording of a child's voice says...

Norwegian police: Bow-and-arrow attack suspect is Muslim convert, there had been concerns he had been radicalized

Oct. 14, 2021 04:16 AM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police: Bow-and-arrow attack suspect is Muslim convert, there had been concerns he had been radicalized.

US, Israel say they are exploring a 'Plan B' for Iran

Oct. 13, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Israel said Wednesday they are exploring a “Plan B” for dealing with Iran if the Islamic Republic does not return in good faith to negotiations to salvage the languishing landmark 2015 nuclear deal. Secretary of State Antony...

Professor on leave amid probe into posts on women, Muslims

Oct. 12, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A University of Montana computer science professor has been placed on paid leave while the university investigates now-deleted blog posts that maligned women, Muslims and people who are LGBTQ, the university said Tuesday. The Montana Kaimin...

Iraq's parliamentary vote marred by boycott, voter apathy

Oct. 10, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqis voted Sunday in parliamentary elections held months ahead of schedule as a concession to a youth-led popular uprising against corruption and mismanagement. But the voting was marked by widespread apathy and a boycott by many of the young activists...