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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...

Authorities call fatal stabbing of UK lawmaker terrorist act

Oct. 15, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

LEIGH-ON-SEA, England (AP) — A long-serving member of Parliament was stabbed to death Friday during a meeting with constituents at a church in England, in what police said was a terrorist incident. A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack, which united Britain's...

France pays tribute to teacher beheaded by radical Islamist

Oct. 15, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French schools on Friday were paying tribute to a teacher beheaded by a radical Islamist last year after he showed caricatures of the prophet of Islam to his class. Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher, was murdered on Oct. 16 last year near his...

Over 100 officials resign from Tunisia's main Islamist party

Sep. 25, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — More than 100 officials of Tunisia’s Islamist party Ennahdha announced their resignations Saturday to protest the choices of the movement's leadership in confronting the North African country's political crisis. The split within the ranks of...

Military general who ruled Egypt after Mubarak ouster dies

Sep. 21, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Hussein Tantawi, the Egyptian general who took charge of the country when longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down amid the 2011 Arab Spring uprising, died on Tuesday, Egypt’s presidency said. He was 85. Field Marshal Tantawi, Mubarak’s...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Sep. 08, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

Sept. 6 The Boston Herald on how the Afghan war has reshaped U.S., the world: Is America safer after its 20-year war on terrorism in Afghanistan has resulted in the Taliban’s victory? The answer, like the war itself, is muddled. The lack of...

Bangladesh court sentences 6 militants to death in slayings

Aug. 31, 2021 04:49 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh anti-terrorism tribunal on Tuesday sentenced six Islamist militants to death in the brutal slayings of two men, including a prominent gay rights activist, five years ago, lawyers said. In April 2016, assailants hacked to death...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Aug. 18, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 17 The Hindu on the fall of Kabul and a bleak future facing Afghanistan: History came full circle on August 15 when the Taliban captured Kabul, almost 20 years...

Tunisian police detain lawmaker, Islamist party officials

Jul. 31, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities jailed an opposition lawmaker Friday and briefly detained four members of the powerful Islamist movement Ennahdha in the wake of the president's decision to seize exceptional powers, according to Tunisian media reports. The...

Tunisia opens corruption probes of leading Islamist party

Jul. 28, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian prosecutors have opened investigations into alleged foreign campaign funding and anonymous donations to Islamist movement Ennahdha and two other political parties, according to local media. Ennahdha is the dominant party in parliament,...