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Pakistan police: Mob kills Sri Lankan over alleged blasphemy

Dec. 03, 2021 15:12 PM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Muslim mob descended on a sports equipment factory in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Friday, killing a Sri Lankan man and burning his body publicly over allegations of blasphemy, police said. Armagan Gondal, a police chief in the...

Jordan says King Abdullah met with Israeli Islamist lawmaker

Nov. 09, 2021 11:17 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of the Islamist party in Israel's governing coalition met with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman on Tuesday, the latest sign of warming ties between the two countries. The Jordanian Royal Palace said in a statement that Abdullah and United...

Pakistan, Islamists reach agreement to end violent rally

Oct. 31, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's government and an outlawed radical Islamist party Sunday reached an agreement to end a 10-day long — and at times deadly violent — rally calling for the closure of France's embassy and the release of the party's leader. Neither Foreign...

Biden urges restraint in Sudan as death toll rises to 9

Oct. 28, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden called Thursday for Sudan's people to be allowed to protest peacefully as the number of those killed in recent demonstrations against the military coup rose to nine. Biden's statement was the latest from the international community...

Sudan's prime minister, detained after coup, returns home

Oct. 26, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's deposed prime minister and his wife were allowed to return home Tuesday, a day after they were detained when the military seized power in a coup, according to a statement issued by his office. The release of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and his...

UN experts to Pakistan: Release man charged with blasphemy

Oct. 21, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — United Nations human rights experts urged Pakistan on Thursday to release a Christian man who was detained two years ago for insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad and is believed to be mentally ill. Stephen Masih, who was arrested in March 2019, has yet to...

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...