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Afghan police arrive at the site of a bombing in a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry says the the attack has taken place inside the compound of Wazir Akber Khan Mosque on the Tuesday evening. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

IS claims Kabul mosque attack that killed prayer leader

Jun. 4, 2020 8:39 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for a bomb attack inside a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul that killed two people, including the prayer leader, and wounded eight others. In a statement on an IS-affiliated website, the group said Tuesday’s attack...

Afghan police arrive at the site of a bombing in a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry says the the attack has taken place inside the compound of Wazir Akber Khan Mosque on the Tuesday evening. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghan official: Kabul mosque bombed, 2 dead, 2 wounded

Jun. 2, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb exploded inside a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday killing two people, including the mosque's prayer leader, and wounding two others an official said. Tariq Arian, spokesman for Afghanistan's Interior Ministry, said the bomb targeted the Wazir Akber Khan Mosque...

Afghan official says bombing of mosque in capital Kabul kills one, wounds three, including prayer leader

Jun. 2, 2020 12:26 PM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says bombing of mosque in capital Kabul kills one, wounds three, including prayer leader.

Sheriff: Deputy shot armed man who disrupted church service

May. 24, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

WAXHAW, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a man who was armed with a knife when deputies responded to a complaint that he had disrupted an outdoor church service in North Carolina on Sunday, authorities said. Investigators were trying to determine why the man, whose injuries...

Israeli right-wing activist Amiram Ben-Uliel arrives at a district court for a verdict in the city of Lod, Israel, Monday, May 18, 2020. An Israeli district court has convicted Ben-Uliel of murder in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents. (Avshalom Sassoni/Pool Photo via AP)

Jewish extremist convicted in arson that killed Arab toddler

May. 18, 2020 5:44 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli district court on Monday convicted a Jewish extremist of murder in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents, a case that had sent shock waves through Israel and helped fuel months of Israeli-Palestinian violence. The court ruled that the Jewish...

Montenegrin police officers block the street during a protest in Niksic, Montenegro, Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Montenegrin police used tear gas to disperse protests demanding the release of eight Serbian Orthodox Church priests who were detained for organizing a religious procession despite a ban on gatherings because of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

Montenegro: Dozens detained in clashes over priests' arrests

May. 14, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegrin police said Thursday they have detained around 60 people following clashes at protests demanding the release of eight Serbian Orthodox Church priests jailed for leading a religious procession despite a ban on gatherings related to the new coronavirus outbreak. ...

Pittsburgh appeals judge's rejection of firearm restrictions

May. 4, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Attorneys for the city of Pittsburgh are asking a state court to overturn a judge's order striking down firearm restrictions approved after a 2018 mass shooting at a synagogue. The three ordinances were approved in April 2019 following the October 2018 mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s...

Erdogan backs cleric who claims homosexuality brings disease

Apr. 27, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday threw his weight behind Turkey’s top Muslim cleric, who caused a storm by claiming homosexuality “brings disease and causes this generation to decay.” In his first sermon during the holy month of Ramadan on Friday, Ali...

FILE -- In this Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, candles and flowers are placed in front of a synagogue in Halle, Germany after a heavily armed assailant ranting about Jews tried to force his way into the synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day, then shot two people to death nearby in an attack.  Sign reads,

Experts: Coronavirus brings spike in anti-Semitic sentiments

Apr. 20, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli researchers reported Monday that the global coronavirus outbreak has sparked a rise in anti-Semitic expression blaming Jews for the spread of the disease and the economic recession it has caused. The findings, which came in an annual report by Tel Aviv University researchers...

Lawyer for Hanukkah stabbing suspect seeks to exhume victim

Apr. 15, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

RAMAPO, N.Y. (AP) — An attorney for the man accused of committing an anti-Semitic attack with a machete wants the body of the victim who later died to be exhumed. Attorney Michael Sussman wants the body of Josef Neumann exhumed for an autopsy, The Journal News reported. Neumann was one of five people...