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Stories with subject: Religious strife
  • Christian leader: Attack not motivated by religion 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 6:22 pm
  • LEMOYNE, Pennsylvania - The leader of a Christian organization that operates a hospital in Afghanistan where three people were shot dead by a security guard says he does not believe the shootings were motivated by religion.

  • Hate crime charge in NY attack on Sikh professor 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 9:34 pm
  • NEW YORK - A man accused of pulling the beard of a Sikh professor before a group of young men who had called the professor "Osama" and a "terrorist" attacked him, has been arrested and charged with a hate crime, police said Saturday.

  • Funeral held for 2 shooting victims 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:20 pm
  • OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - About 3,000 people attended services for a doctor and his 14-year-old grandson killed in shootings at a Jewish center in suburban Kansas City.

  • Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are' 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:15 pm
  • OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are "an affront" to the nation.

  • Kansas gov. orders flags to be flown at half-staff 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:19 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Thursday and Friday to honor three people shot to death at two Jewish sites in Overland Park.

  • Holder to deliver remarks in Overland Park 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:17 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Overland Park, Kansas, on Thursday to pay tribute to the victims of the shootings at two Jewish community sites.

  • Correction: Fatal Shooting-Victims story 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:10 pm
  • LEAWOOD, Kansas - In a story April 14 about victims of the shootings at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, The Associated Press erroneously identified the mother of the 14-year-old victim as Mindy Losen. Her last name is Corporon.

  • US anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:46 am
  • OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

  • Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:41 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack at two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers.

  • UN approves force for Central African Republic 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:07 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, where mounting violence between Christians and Muslims has brought killings, torture and sexual violence.

  • Pope denounces slaying of Dutch Jesuit in Syria 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:40 am
  • VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has denounced the "brutal slaying" of an elderly Jesuit priest in Syria and called for an end to the violence.

  • Queen hosts Irish president on 1st UK state visit 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:17 pm
  • LONDON - Amid regal pomp at Queen Elizabeth II's Windsor Castle home, the Irish president and the British monarch have begun Ireland's first state visit to Britain with expressions of mutual affection and respect - and a shared determination to consign national hatreds to a sorrow-tinged past.

  • US envoy to focus on genocide prevention in Africa 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:31 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said Friday she's going to Africa not just to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide but to spotlight ethnic killings in Central African Republic and the potential for violence in Burundi.

  • US optimism ebbs over Myanmar reforms 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:05 am
  • WASHINGTON - Two years after the United States announced the normalization of diplomatic relations with Myanmar, optimism in Washington over the nation's embrace of democracy is waning and concern over the plight of minority Muslims is growing.

  • 'Living on borrowed time,' said Kenyan Muslim 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 10:59 am
  • NAIROBI, Kenya - The charismatic Muslim leader on Kenya's coast was certain he would be killed.

  • Convicted Ohio Amish leader says evidence weak 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:35 pm
  • CINCINNATI - The leader of 16 Ohio Amish men and women found guilty of hate crimes for cutting the hair and beards of fellow members of their faith is arguing in a new court filing that federal prosecutors are assassinating his character in the face of weak evidence.

  • Pittsburgh pastor to receive award from Obama 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 9:11 am
  • PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh pastor whose son was slain in a 2010 shooting will be honored as part of President Barack Obama's Champions of Change program for anti-violence work he began 10 years before his son's death.

  • Aid groups see dire crisis for Rohingya in Myanmar 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:13 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - International relief organizations forced to flee western Myanmar after being targeted by Buddhist mobs say it will be almost impossible to return without strong diplomatic pressure on the government to depoliticize the distribution of aid: Until then, they say, the lives of more than 140,000 Rohingya Muslims in overcrowded, dirty camps will be at even greater risk.

  • Chad troops defend actions in C. African Republic 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:13 pm
  • BANGUI, Central African Republic - The African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday defended Chadian soldiers who had killed more than 30 civilians over the weekend, saying the troops had come under attack from Christian militants and were merely defending themselves.