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Omar seeks action over House colleague's remarks on Muslims

Nov. 26, 2021 19:16 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota called Friday for House leaders to take “appropriate action" against Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert for using anti-Muslim language in describing a recent encounter she had with Omar at the U.S. Capitol. ...

Lawsuit alleges discrimination at Wilmington Fire Department

Nov. 25, 2021 09:20 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A firefighter in Delaware is accusing the Wilmington Fire Department of years of racial and religious discrimination that he says created a hostile work environment. The News Journal reported Wednesday that the lawsuit was filed in federal court...

Iraqi baby buried as death toll in EU-Belarus crisis grows

Nov. 23, 2021 13:21 PM EST

BOHONIKI, Poland (AP) — A Polish imam recited prayers Tuesday over the tiny white casket of an unborn Iraqi boy, the latest life claimed as migrants from the Middle East have tried to slip into the European Union illegally and found their path blocked by soldiers in the forests of Poland...

Pakistan again lifts ban, fourth so far, on China's TikTok

Nov. 19, 2021 14:56 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s media regulating authority on Friday again lifted a ban on TikTok, this time after four months, following assurances from the popular Chinese video-sharing service that it would control the spread of indecent content. It was the fourth time...

Pakistan drops draft on chemical castration for rapists

Nov. 19, 2021 10:54 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani government dropped a controversial clause allowing for chemical castration of convicted rapists from a proposed bill, after a council of clerics said such a punishment was against Islam, a lawmaker from the ruling party said Friday. ...

Kosovars get COVID vaccine after Friday prayer at mosques

Nov. 19, 2021 10:33 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s health authorities are trying a new technique to persuade people to get the COVID-19 vaccine — cooperating with the Muslim community at Friday prayers. Imams around Kosovo called on the faithful to get the jab while medical teams...

Britain’s Prince Charles in Cairo, first visit since 2006

Nov. 18, 2021 14:31 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Cairo on Thursday for the first time in 15 years, hoping to promote tolerance and cement bilateral ties. The visit is part of the royal couple’s first tour since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Hate speech in Myanmar continues to thrive on Facebook

Nov. 18, 2021 01:01 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Years after coming under scrutiny for contributing to ethnic and religious violence in Myanmar, Facebook still has problems detecting and moderating hate speech and misinformation on its platform in the Southeast Asian nation, internal documents viewed by The...

Hate speech in Myanmar continues to thrive on Facebook

Nov. 18, 2021 00:25 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Years after coming under scrutiny for contributing to ethnic and religious violence in Myanmar, Facebook still has problems detecting and moderating hate speech and misinformation on its platform in the Southeast Asian nation, internal documents viewed by The...

Sikhs arrive in Pakistan for annual religious festivities

Nov. 17, 2021 07:03 AM EST

Thousands of Sikh pilgrims have arrived in Pakistan for an annual commemoration of the birth of their religion's founder, officials said on Wednesday. Two main border crossings from India — at Wagah and Kartarpur — were reopened for the festivities, after being closed...