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Leaders say explosive at Olympia mosque meant to stoke fear

Dec. 03, 2021 14:43 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An explosive device was tossed at the Islamic Center of Olympia, an act leaders of the facility was an apparent act of intimidation. “It seems like it was meant to stoke fear,”Mustafa Mohamedali, social secretary for the Islamic Center of...

Greece allowing 17 Turkish nationals to seek asylum

Dec. 02, 2021 06:26 AM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Authorities say 17 Turkish nationals received permission to enter Greece and apply for asylum there after they crossed the border from Turkey. Greek police said the eight men, four women and five children were temporarily detained at a...

Rep. Omar urges House GOP to address 'anti-Muslim hatred'

Nov. 30, 2021 21:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday played a harrowing death threat recently left for her by voicemail, while imploring House Republican leaders to do more to tamp down “anti-Muslim hatred” in their ranks and “hold those who perpetuate it accountable.”...

Iraq electoral commission confirms October election results

Nov. 30, 2021 12:13 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The final results announced by Iraq’s electoral commission on Tuesday confirmed Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr as the biggest winner in last month's vote, securing 73 out of Parliament’s 329 seats. A Sunni party headed by Parliament Speaker Mohamed...

Kuwait's exiled opposition returns home after royal pardon

Nov. 30, 2021 04:38 AM EST

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Several prominent Kuwaiti opposition figures have returned home from a decade of self-exile after getting amnesty from the ruling emir, a long-awaited move celebrated Tuesday that's aimed at ending the political paralysis that has burned a hole in public finances. ...

Boebert in call refuses to apologize for anti-Muslim remarks

Nov. 29, 2021 19:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after firebrand conservative Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado was harshly criticized for making anti-Muslim comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat whom she likened to a bomb-carrying terrorist, the two spoke by phone Monday. By both...

Aromatic spice paste enlivens Balinese pork

Nov. 29, 2021 08:06 AM EST

Whether it’s an entire spit-roasted pig or the more accessible skillet-braised shoulder, pork frequently is the focus of feasts during religious festivals in Bali, a pocket of Hindu tradition in majority-Muslim Indonesia. One particularly delicious dish is babi guling,...

Omar seeks action over House colleague's remarks on Muslims

Nov. 26, 2021 19:16 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota called Friday for House leaders to take “appropriate action" against Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert for using anti-Muslim language in describing a recent encounter she had with Omar at the U.S. Capitol. ...

Lawsuit alleges discrimination at Wilmington Fire Department

Nov. 25, 2021 09:20 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A firefighter in Delaware is accusing the Wilmington Fire Department of years of racial and religious discrimination that he says created a hostile work environment. The News Journal reported Wednesday that the lawsuit was filed in federal court...

Iraqi baby buried as death toll in EU-Belarus crisis grows

Nov. 23, 2021 13:21 PM EST

BOHONIKI, Poland (AP) — A Polish imam recited prayers Tuesday over the tiny white casket of an unborn Iraqi boy, the latest life claimed as migrants from the Middle East have tried to slip into the European Union illegally and found their path blocked by soldiers in the forests of Poland...