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Government restrictions on religion increasing worldwide

Jul. 15, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Government restrictions on religion have increased markedly in many places around the world, not only in authoritarian countries, but also in many of Europe's democracies, according to a report surveying 198 countries that was released Monday. The report released by the Pew Research Center,...

Egypt's ousted President Morsi buried after courtroom death

Jun. 18, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, his family and a member of his defense team said. Morsi's family attended funeral prayers in...

When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help

Jun. 11, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The flags hanging outside Anwar Ragaua's house have drawn warnings from police, but the wiry 50-year-old vows he's not taking them down. After all, the police weren't there to help when he was the sole fisherman in his village to survive the tsunami that inundated the Indonesian city...

When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help

Jun. 11, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The two flags hanging outside Anwar Ragaua's house have gotten him police warnings but the wiry 50-year-old vows he's not taking them down. After all, the police weren't there to help when he was the only fisherman in his village to survive the tsunami that crashed into the...

Lebanese party: Gunmen kill official with Islamist group

Jun. 10, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — An Islamist political party in Lebanon says gunmen have shot and killed one of its officials in his village in the country's south. The Jamaa Islamiya says Mohammed Jarrar was fatally shot on Sunday night in the village of Chebaa. The party is the Lebanese branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, a...