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3 years after Pittsburgh synagogue attack, trial still ahead

Oct. 22, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As the three-year mark since the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue approaches, survivors are planning now-familiar annual rituals of remembrance, the criminal case involving the suspect plods on, and the site is in line for restoration. The...

Beirut clash fires up sectarian anger in echo of civil war

Oct. 20, 2021 05:14 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — He was only a year old when his panicked father picked him up and they fled with his mother from the gunfire rattling their neighborhood. It was the day Lebanon’s civil war started 46 years ago. His family’s apartment building in Beirut was on the frontline. ...

Hindus denounce violence amid attacks in Bangladesh

Oct. 18, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protests continued Monday in Bangladesh’s capital to denounce a wave of violence against Hindus following an image posted on social media that was perceived as insulting to the country’s Muslim majority. New attacks took place Sunday night...

Muslims, Hindus protest amid communal violence in Bangladesh

Oct. 16, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protests erupted for a second day in Bangladesh's capital on Saturday, amid a wave of violence against local Hindus following a viral social media image perceived as insulting to the country's Muslim majority. Some 10,000 protesters — many of...

Islamic State claims mosque bombing in south Afghanistan

Oct. 16, 2021 07:43 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that killed 47 people and wounded scores more. Relatives laid the bodies of the victims to rest Saturday and called on the Taliban to protect...

Suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan kills 47

Oct. 15, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque packed with worshippers attending Friday prayers in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 47 people and wounding 70, a Taliban official said. It was the deadliest day since the U.S. military withdrawal. ...

Taliban official says death toll has risen to 47 in southern Afghanistan mosque bombing

Oct. 15, 2021 12:21 PM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban official says death toll has risen to 47 in southern Afghanistan mosque bombing.

Hospital official says death toll from bombing at Afghanistan mosque climbs to 37, with more than 70 wounded

Oct. 15, 2021 08:44 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hospital official says death toll from bombing at Afghanistan mosque climbs to 37, with more than 70 wounded.

Taliban official says explosion strikes mosque in southern Afghanistan during Friday prayers

Oct. 15, 2021 05:31 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban official says explosion strikes mosque in southern Afghanistan during Friday prayers.

Norwegian police: Bow-and-arrow attack suspect is Muslim convert, there had been concerns he had been radicalized

Oct. 14, 2021 04:16 AM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police: Bow-and-arrow attack suspect is Muslim convert, there had been concerns he had been radicalized.