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Prince William meets New Zealand mosque attack responders

Apr. 25, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Britain's Prince William on Thursday met with some of the police officers and medics who were the first to respond to last month's mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Duke of Cambridge arrived in Christchurch in the afternoon after earlier attending an Anzac Day...

Radicalization among Sri Lanka's Muslims was slow and steady

Apr. 24, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Attacks against mosques, shrines and followers of Sufi sheikhs in Sri Lanka more than a decade ago point to early warning signs of fundamentalism taking root among a sliver of the country's Muslims. The Easter attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 350 people in...

IS legacy of guilt weighs heavily on Iraqi widows, children

Apr. 24, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — When Ahmed Khalil ran out of work as a van driver in the Iraqi city of Mosul three years ago, he signed up with the Islamic State group's police force, believing the salary would help keep his struggling family afloat. But what he wound up providing was a legacy that would outlast his...

Civil rights group drops lawsuit against Oklahoma gun range

Apr. 23, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of a Muslim U.S. Army reservist asked to leave a gun range in eastern Oklahoma was dropped on Tuesday, with both sides declaring victory in the case. Court records show both sides agreed to the dismissal order filed in federal court in Muskogee. The lawsuit...

Kushner plays down Russia's interference in 2016 election

Apr. 23, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said Tuesday the investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election "had a much harder impact on our democracy" than what Russia actually did. Mere days after Americans read a redacted version of special counsel Robert...

In camp of diehard IS supporters, some women express regrets

Apr. 23, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

AL-HOL CAMP, Syria (AP) — The women say it was misguided religious faith, naivete, a search for something to believe in or youthful rebellion. Whatever it was, it led them to travel across the world to join the Islamic State group. Now after the fall of the last stronghold of the group's "caliphate," they...

Kushner: Middle East peace plan to be unveiled after Ramadan

Apr. 23, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The White House is planning to release its long-awaited Middle East peace plan in the next few months. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said Tuesday that it would be unveiled sometime after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which this year ends on June 4. Kushner, speaking at a...

After IS fall, some women who joined plead to come home

Apr. 23, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

AL-HOL, Syria (AP) — They came from around the world, four women drawn to the Islamic State group's "caliphate." They said it was out of misguided religious faith or naivety or youthful rebellion, but whatever the reason, they tied their lives to a group that became notorious for its atrocities. Now after...

Christian pilgrims march through Jerusalem for Good Friday

Apr. 19, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Christian pilgrims and clergy members marched through the ancient stone alleys of Jerusalem's Old City, retracing Jesus' path to crucifixion in observation of Good Friday. The faithful carried wooden crosses high on their shoulders and sang hymns to mark one of Christianity's...

Morocco is a trove of Jewish history if you know where to go

Apr. 18, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With its mountains and desert, beach resorts and Berber villages, Morocco is a feast for travelers of all kinds, including those who want to explore the kingdom's deep Jewish roots. The presence of Jews in Morocco stretches back more than 2,000 years. Before the founding of Israel in 1948,...