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Cable car accident in Turkey sends 1 passenger to his death and injures 7, with scores stranded

Apr. 12, 2024 17:39 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — One person was killed and seven injured Friday when a cable car pod in southern Turkey hit a pole and burst open, sending the passengers plummeting to the mountainside below, officials and local media said. Scores of other people were left stranded late into the night after the...

Muslim leaders are 'out of words' as they tire of the White House outreach on the war in Gaza

Apr. 12, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Osama Siblani was sipping his morning coffee at the office when his phone buzzed with a message from one of President Joe Biden's advisers. As publisher of the Arab American News in Dearborn, Michigan, Siblani serves as an occasional sounding board, and the White House wanted to...

4 teenagers suspected of planning an Islamic extremist attack arrested in Germany

Apr. 12, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Four teenagers suspected of planning an Islamic extremist attack have been arrested in Germany, authorities said on Friday. Three of the suspects — two girls who are 15 and 16, and a 15-year-old boy — come from various parts of the western North Rhine-Westphalia...

Chaldean patriarch returns to Baghdad after nine months of self-imposed exile amid political dispute

Apr. 12, 2024 09:18 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A prominent Iraqi Christian religious leader who left Baghdad amid a political dispute last year returned to the capital this week at the invitation of the country’s prime minister after nine months of self-imposed exile in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region. ...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Apr. 11, 2024 21:34 PM EDT

April 5-11, 2024 Women celebrating the Marathi New Year rode motorcycles in traditional attire in Mumbai, Bangladeshi Muslims climbed onto the roof of an overcrowded train in Dhaka to travel home for Eid al-Fitr and Cambodian villagers raced their oxcarts in Kampong Speu province. ...

Israel threatens to strike Iran directly if Iran launches attack from its territory

Apr. 10, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister threatened Wednesday that his country's forces would strike Iran directly if the Islamic Republic launched an attack from its territory against Israel. His comments came amid heightened tensions between the rival powers following the...

Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr in the shadow of Gaza's misery

Apr. 10, 2024 09:49 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Muslims around the world celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday Wednesday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. But events were overshadowed by the worsening crisis in Gaza and Israel’s expected military offensive in Rafah city after six months of war. “We...

Eid prayers held in a historic former mosque in northern Greece for the first time in 100 years

Apr. 10, 2024 06:42 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Stars of David adorning the balconies along the top of the building catch the first glimmers of the dawn light as worshipers pass through the gates of the historic Yeni Cami, or New Mosque, for morning prayers. Wednesday marked the first time since...

Pakistan deploys more than 100,000 police and paramilitary forces ahead of Eid al-Fitr

Apr. 09, 2024 11:26 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities have deployed more than 100,000 police and paramilitary forces at mosques and marketplaces across the country ahead of the massive Eid al-Fitr holiday, officials said Tuesday. Eid al-Fitr, which means feast, will be celebrated in Pakistan on...

AP PHOTOS: Indonesia expects biggest-ever Eid homecoming, a mass movement of over 190 million people

Apr. 08, 2024 22:30 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Millions of Indonesians are packing bus and train stations, airports and highways as they head to hometowns to celebrate Thursday's Eid al-Fitr festival with family. The Transportation Ministry expects the largest movement of people in...