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Veteran British left-wing disruptor George Galloway wins a special election dominated by war in Gaza

Mar. 01, 2024 15:40 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A veteran left-wing British political disruptor has won a special election in a town in northern England with a big Muslim minority following a contest that was mired in chaos and controversy and dominated by the Israel-Hamas war. George Galloway's victory was...

Iranian parliament vote, first since 2022 mass protests, sees a low turnout despite government push

Mar. 01, 2024 15:40 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran held its first parliamentary election Friday since mass 2022 protests over mandatory hijab laws following the death of Mahsa Amini, apparently drawing a low turnout amid calls for a boycott. It wasn't immediately clear if voter apathy or an...

Turkey bears responsibility for possible war crimes in Syria, Human Rights Watch says

Feb. 29, 2024 05:17 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Human Rights Watch said on Thursday that Turkey bears responsibility for some of the abuses and possible war crimes committed in Syria, mostly against Kurdish residents in northern Syria. The New York-based watchdog said the abuses were committed by Turkish forces and...

Michigan's largest Arab American cities reject Biden over his handling of Israel-Hamas war

Feb. 28, 2024 17:27 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Dearborn and two other Michigan cities with large Arab and Muslim populations turned against President Joe Biden in the state’s primary after Democratic leaders there warned for months that voters were angry about his handling of the Israel-Hamas war. While...

Turkish drones kill 3 in an attack on a local Christian militia in northeastern Syria, officials say

Feb. 28, 2024 15:44 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish drone strikes in northeastern Syria on Wednesday killed at least three members of a local Christian force and wounded others, including civilians, a Kurdish official and a Syrian opposition war monitor said. Also on Wednesday, reported Israeli airstrikes hit...

3 men snared in right-wing extremism probe charged in London court with prepping for terrorism

Feb. 27, 2024 13:48 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Three men arrested in an investigation into right-wing extremism were charged Tuesday in a London court with preparing to commit a terrorist act, authorities said. They were arrested on Feb. 21, Counter Terrorism Policing North East said. Prosecutors...

UK's Sunak criticizes a Conservative’s attack on London mayor and denies Islamophobia accusations

Feb. 26, 2024 12:32 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Monday that a Conservative lawmaker was wrong to say the mayor of London is controlled by Islamists, and denied his party tolerates anti-Muslim prejudice. Sunak was pressured to condemn Islamophobia after the comments by Lee...

Algeria inaugurates Africa's largest mosque after years of political delays and cost overruns

Feb. 26, 2024 01:55 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria inaugurated a gigantic mosque on its Mediterranean coastline Sunday after years of political upheaval transformed the project from a symbol of state-sponsored strength and religiosity to one of delays and cost overruns. Built by a Chinese...

At least 15 Catholic worshippers were killed in an attack during a service in northern Burkina Faso

Feb. 25, 2024 12:38 PM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — At least 15 Catholic worshippers were killed in a Burkina Faso village on Sunday when gunmen attacked a community as they gathered for prayers in the country's conflict-hit northern region, church officials said. The violence in the village of Essakane was a...

UK Conservatives suspend a lawmaker after he accused London's mayor of being controlled by Islamists

Feb. 24, 2024 12:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.’s governing Conservative Party has suspended ties with one if its lawmakers after he accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan of being controlled by Islamists, as tensions over the Israel-Hamas war roil British politics. The party said on Saturday that Lee Anderson...