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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, bodies of victims of a Ukrainian plane crash are collected by rescue team at the scene of the crash in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. Two U.S. officials said Thursday that it was “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner late Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board. President Donald Trump is suggesting he believes Iran was responsible. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Airlines facing scrutiny for flying in Iran after barrage

Jan. 9, 2020 8:24 PM EST

Airlines are coming under increasing scrutiny for continuing to fly in Iran after a missile barrage and warnings by U.S. safety regulators about the dangerous conditions. American, British and Canadian officials said Thursday it is “highly likely” that Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner near Tehran...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2015 file photo, two Qantas planes taxi on the runway at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia. Some Asian airlines have rerouted flights to the Middle East to avoid Iranian airspace, amid escalated tensions over the United States’ assassination of a prominent Iranian commander in Iraq. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Commercial airlines reroute flights amid US-Iran tensions

Jan. 8, 2020 11:15 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Commercial airlines are rerouting flights throughout the Middle East to avoid potential danger during heightened tensions between the United States and Iran. Jumbled schedules could affect as many as 15,000 passengers per day, lengthen flight times by an average of 30 to 90 minutes, and...

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, walks out from the courtroom at the court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for his corruption trial Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Razak has started his defense Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in his first corruption trial linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund, that helped led to his downfall last year. (AP Photo)

Malaysian graft buster: Voice clips show cover-up by ex-PM

Jan. 8, 2020 2:00 AM EST

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday released a series of audio recordings allegedly showing former Prime Minister Najib Razak seeking help from Abu Dhabi's crown prince and colluding with a former prosecutor to conceal wrongdoings linked to a massive corruption...

In this photo provided by the Western Mindanao Command, rescued Indonesians Maharudin Lunani, second from left, and Samion Bin Maniue, second from right, pose with Major General Corleto Vinluan, center, commander joint task force Sulu, in Jolo, Sulu, southern Philippines on Sunday Dec. 22, 2019. Philippine forces rescued two of three Indonesian hostages Sunday after a gunbattle with their captors from the Muslim militant group Abu Sayyaf in the southern jungles, a regional military commander said. (Armed Forces of the Philippines, Western Mindanao Command via AP)

Philippine troops rescue 2 Indonesians held by militants

Dec. 22, 2019 5:24 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine forces rescued two of three Indonesian hostages Sunday after a gunbattle with their captors from the Muslim militant group Abu Sayyaf in the southern jungles, a regional military commander said. A soldier and a militant were killed in two successive firefights at dawn...

Indian students of the Jamia Millia Islamia University and locals participate in a protest demonstration against a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Critics have slammed the law as a violation of India's secular constitution and have called it the latest effort by the Narendra Modi government to marginalize the country's 200 million Muslims. Modi has defended the law as a humanitarian gesture. Placard center reads

23 dead as protests grow against India citizenship law

Dec. 21, 2019 7:45 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Violent protests against India's citizenship law that excludes Muslim immigrants swept the country over the weekend despite the government's ban on public assembly and suspension of internet services in many parts, raising the nationwide death toll to 23, police said. Nine people died in...

Indian policemen stop protesters at a police barricade in New Delhi, India, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Police banned public gatherings in parts of the Indian capital and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests against a new citizenship law that have so far left more than 10 people dead and more than 4,000 others detained. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

More protests as India grapples with citizenship law fallout

Dec. 21, 2019 3:03 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in the Indian capital charged more than a dozen people with rioting and the government asked broadcasters to refrain from using content that could inflame further violence as authorities grappled with growing opposition to a new citizenship law that excludes Muslim immigrants. Six...

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, leaves a mosque in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Najib made a religious oath in a mosque Friday denying a new accusation that he ordered the killing of a Mongolian woman 13 years ago. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

Malaysian ex-PM takes Islamic oath denying murder claim

Dec. 20, 2019 6:05 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak made a religious oath in a mosque Friday denying a new accusation that he ordered the killing of a Mongolian woman 13 years ago. Altantuya Shaariibuu was 28 and pregnant when she was fatally shot and blown up with military-grade...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech at the Kuala Lumpur Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Leaders from Turkey, Iran, Qatar, Indonesia and Malaysia address delegates during opening ceremony of the Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019, which aims to identify problems that affect the Muslim world.(AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Iran leader urges deeper Muslim links to fight US 'hegemony'

Dec. 19, 2019 5:55 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR. Malaysia (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged Muslim nations on Thursday to deepen financial and trade cooperation to fight what he described as U.S. economic hegemony, using an Islamic conference in Malaysia as a platform to decry American sanctions against his country. Rouhani...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech at the Kuala Lumpur Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Leaders from Turkey, Iran, Qatar, Indonesia and Malaysia address delegates during opening ceremony of the Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019, which aims to identify problems that affect the Muslim world.(AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Iran president says country testing new advanced centrifuges

Dec. 19, 2019 5:26 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said his country's nuclear experts are testing a new type of advanced centrifuges, remarks likely meant to rally support for the Iranian leader as his nation struggles under crushing U.S. sanctions. Rouhani spoke during a meeting Wednesday with Iranian...

In this photo released by Malaysia's Department of Information, Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, right, and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, pose for a photo ahead of their meeting in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.(Malaysia's Department of Information via AP)

Mahathir: Islamic conference in KL to tackle Islamophobia

Dec. 18, 2019 10:10 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday an Islamic conference that includes leaders from Iran, Turkey and Qatar is aimed at tackling Islamophobia and finding solutions to challenges facing the Muslim world. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep...