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  • Turkish President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensions 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 9:01 am

    BEIJING - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with top Chinese officials Wednesday amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.

  • 'I am an American' says man who tried to join Islamic State 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 1:08 pm

    AUGUSTA, Georgia - A Georgia man who wrote he was "ready for jihad" before buying a one-way ticket overseas to try joining the Islamic State group was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday after he sobbed to the judge, "I am an American."

  • In an Afghanistan awash in arms, a push to ban toy guns 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:20 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The weapons of Afghanistan's long decades of war can be seen almost everywhere, from the burned-out hulks of Soviet tanks to the Kalashnikov assault rifles slung over policemen's shoulders and helicopter gunships roaring overhead.

  • Civil rights panel backs effort to challenge anti-Arab bias 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 3:17 pm

    GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is backing a national campaign to challenge discrimination against U.S. Arabs and Muslims.

  • Egypt raises death toll from Nile boat collision to 31 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 8:16 am

    CAIRO - Egyptian search teams have retrieved 13 more bodies from this week's boat collision on the Nile River, bringing the death toll from the tragedy to 31, the health ministry said Friday.

  • Top Iraq Shiite cleric calls for protection of army families 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 7:55 am

    BAGHDAD - Iraq's top Shiite cleric on Friday called on the government in Baghdad to do more to protect the families of Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State group, saying they are an "easy prey" for extremists bent on revenge attacks.

  • Palestinian-funded TV channel for Israeli Arabs challenged 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 3:50 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Now broadcasting live from a West Bank parking lot, a new Palestinian-funded satellite television channel for Israel's Arab citizens already found its studio closed before it could even fill its airtime.

  • British university says Quran parchment among oldest story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 1:52 pm

    LONDON - A British university disclosed Wednesday that scientific tests prove a Quran manuscript in its collection is one of the oldest known and may have been written close to the time of the Prophet Muhammad.

  • Serbia, Bosnia leaders pledge to boost fragile post-war ties story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 10:43 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - The leaders of former Balkan foes Serbia and Bosnia on Wednesday pledged to boost fragile post-war ties shaken earlier this month on the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

  • Muslim activist refuses to back down to hate 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 12:39 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Dozens of jeering protesters faced down Sabina Mohyuddin at a community meeting, but she stood strong at the podium.

  • Texas residents condemn plan for Muslim cemetery story has photos
    Updated: Jul-19-15 11:23 am

    DALLAS - Muslims say they're looking for a place to bury their dead. Locals say it's a plot to gain a foothold in their small rural Texas town.

  • Iraqis brave searing heat in finals days of Ramadan 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 12:56 pm

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi policeman Ziad Radi is no stranger to hot weather, but his sun-blasted face is testament that even for seasoned Iraqis, the weather on Thursday was almost too hot to bear.

  • Muslim scholars use Ramadan to push for an Islamic renewal story has photos
    Updated: Jul-16-15 3:40 am

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are called on to reflect on their faith as they conduct their daily fast. This past month, some clerics and scholars reflected on ways to reform the religious discourse in Islam to keep up with modern-day challenges and oppose extremism.

  • Northern Cameroon announces ban on burkas and face veils 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 11:35 am

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Cameroon's north region has banned women from wearing burkas and face-covering veils after suicide bombings by females in burkas killed at least 14 people in a northern town on Sunday, a government official said Wednesday.

  • New England's largest mosque selects new leader 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 7:52 am

    BOSTON - The largest mosque in New England has selected a young cleric from New Jersey as its new imam.

  • Iranians welcome nuclear deal, hope for brighter economy story has photos
    Updated: Jul-14-15 4:32 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Drivers honked their horns and dozens of Iranians cheered in a main square and boulevard of the capital Tehran on Tuesday, welcoming their country's landmark nuclear deal with world powers, which they hope will mean an end to isolation and sanctions that have crippled the economy.

  • Tennessee man pleads not guilty to Muslim assault plot 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 3:22 pm

    CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - An East Tennessee man has pleaded not guilty to soliciting another person to burn down a mosque in a small Muslim enclave in New York.

  • Turkey nationalists reject coalition alliance, premier says story has photos
    Updated: Jul-14-15 10:31 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's nationalist party is unwilling to join the ruling party in a coalition alliance, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Tuesday after a meeting with officials of the party which was long considered its most probable partner.

  • Iowa businessman convicted of fraud over halal beef exports 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 7:07 pm

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A prominent Iowa businessman was found guilty Monday of falsifying documents as part of a scheme to export beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet those countries' strict slaughter standards.

  • Eruption of Indonesian volcano sparks travel chaos story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-11-15 1:16 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Ash spewing from a volcano on Indonesia's main island of Java sparked chaos for holidaymakers as airports closed and international airlines canceled flights to tourist hotspot Bali, stranding thousands.

  • Disney allows Sikh worker to show turban and uncut beard 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 2:20 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - A Sikh American deliveryman who claimed his routes at Walt Disney World were restricted so visitors wouldn't see his turban and unshaved beard has won the right to have the same routes as other delivery workers.

  • Disney allows Sikh worker to show turban and uncut beard 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 1:40 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - A Sikh American deliveryman who claimed his routes at Walt Disney World were restricted so visitors wouldn't see his turban and unshaved beard has won the right to have the same routes as other delivery workers.

  • Thousands of Iranians march in annual pro-Palestine rallies 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 8:25 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Tens of thousands of Iranians chanted "Down with America" and "Death to Israel" during annual pro-Palestinian rallies nationwide on Friday, as a top leader said the U.S. would be making a "strategic mistake" if it pulled out of ongoing negotiations on Tehran's nuclear program.

  • IS offers a mix of brutality, charity during Ramadan story has photos
    Updated: Jul-10-15 2:13 am

    BEIRUT - During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the Islamic State group is showing two faces to the millions who live under its rule in Iraq and Syria - handing out food and alms to the poor to tout their adherence to the month's spirit of compassion while meting out sharp punishment to anyone caught breaking the daily fast.

  • Germany's Merkel arrives in Bosnia to back economic reform story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 11:01 am

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday the western Balkans can only prosper if Bosnia develops well and that despite its problems she believes the country has a future within the EU.