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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, right, shakes hands with Philippine diplomat Rosario Manalo, a member of the Independent Commission of Enquiry for Rakhine State, at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. An independent commission established by Myanmar's government and led by Manalo has concluded there are reasons to believe that security forces committed war crimes in counterinsurgency operations that drove more than 700,000 members of the country's Muslim Rohingya minority to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Myanmar probe: Security forces likely committed war crimes:

Jan. 20, 2020 6:26 AM EST

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — An independent commission established by Myanmar's government has concluded there are reasons to believe that security forces committed war crimes in counterinsurgency operations that led more than 700,000 members of the country's Muslim Rohingya minority to flee to neighboring...

FILE - In this July 27, 2017, file photo, released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry, claims to show the Simorgh satellite-carrying rocket at Imam Khomeini National Space Center in an undisclosed location, Iran. Iran said Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, that two newly constructed satellites have passed pre-launch tests and will be transported to the nation's space center for eventual launch, without elaborating. (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP, File)

Iran says it is preparing for satellite launch

Jan. 19, 2020 5:03 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Sunday that two newly constructed satellites have passed pre-launch tests and will be transported to the nation's space center for eventual launch, without elaborating. Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi tweeted about the development, calling it an...

FILE - This handout photo from the office of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani shows senior Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf on March, 13, 2019.  At least 13 people were stabbed Thursday, Dec. 5,  in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, the epicenter of Iraq’s protest movement, security and medical officials said, stoking fears of infiltration by unknown groups among anti-government demonstrators. The protesters aligned with parties had marched to Tahrir earlier that day, mostly young men clad in black and waiving Iraqi flags. They chanted positive slogans in deference to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s most powerful Shiite cleric, and stood conspicuous against the usual crowds of Tahrir protesters.  (Office of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, via AP)

Officials: Iraq's top cleric discharged from hospital

Jan. 17, 2020 8:33 AM EST

KARBALA, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's most powerful cleric was discharged Friday from a hospital following a risky surgery for a fractured bone and returned to his home in southern Iraq, medical officials said. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who turns 90 later this year, fractured a thigh bone when he slipped...

Indian Muslims offer prayers, as activists of Bhim Army wait for the start of a protest against a new Citizenship law, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Protests against India's citizenship law that excludes Muslim immigrants continue in Indian cities in an unabating strong show of dissent against the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The protest at a 17th century mosque, Jama Masjid, was led by Chandrashekhar Azad, leader of the Bhim Army, a political party of Dalits who represent Hinduism's lowest caste. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Protests against citizenship law continue unabated in India

Jan. 17, 2020 7:22 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators perched themselves on the steps of an iconic mosque in the Indian capital on Friday to protest against a new citizenship law that excludes Muslim immigrants. Demonstrators carried placards and shouted slogans accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu...

In this Dec. 20, 2019, photo, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder of MuslimGirl.com, sits for an interview inside her family's video game and electronic store business in Somerville, N.J. Al-Khatahtbeh started the website as a way to defy Muslim stereotypes after 9/11. A decade later, Al-Khatahtbeh has built it into an online magazine with a global audience. (AP Photo/Emily Leshner)

Muslim millennial's site dispels stereotypes for millions

Jan. 16, 2020 10:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Today she travels the world, attends a red-carpet movie premiere and sits on panels with astronauts, former presidents and feminist icons. But in the years after 9/11, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh was just a New Jersey teenager, writing a blog from her bedroom. She used the blog to connect with...

Imam in Uganda is mocked for mistakenly marrying a man

Jan. 16, 2020 1:11 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The mocking of a Ugandan imam who unknowingly married a man in a Muslim ceremony highlights intolerance in the East African country, a gay rights activist said Thursday. The imam, who says he did not know his partner was male, has been suspended from clerical duty and his partner...

Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhahkim, right, holds a press conference with visiting Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Outgoing Iraq PM says US troop ouster up to next government

Jan. 15, 2020 7:22 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's outgoing prime minister said Wednesday it was up to the next government to see through parliament's decision to oust U.S. troops. Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi's comments came ahead of planned protests against the American military presence in Iraq called for by an influential...

Indiana councilman says he regrets remarks about Muslims

Jan. 14, 2020 4:24 PM EST

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana city council member who made insulting comments about Muslims on social media in 2015, years before he was elected, said he regrets posting those remarks and did so at a time when he “didn’t understand what Islam actually was.” Greg Jones, a Republican...

Turkey: 115 soldiers detained over links to US-based cleric

Jan. 14, 2020 2:16 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Tuesday detained 115 soldiers suspected of links to the U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt in 2016, the state-run news agency reported. Anadolu Agency says the 115 are among a total of 176 soldiers that prosecutors ordered...

President Donald Trump speaks to the members of the media before leaving the White House, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Washington, for a trip to watch the College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump use of doctored Pelosi-Schumer photo draws Muslim ire

Jan. 13, 2020 4:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump circulated a fake image on Monday depicting congressional Democrats’ top-ranked leaders in traditional Muslim attire in front of the Iranian flag, drawing criticism that he was promoting Islamophobic tropes. The manipulated photo retweeted by Trump showed House...