- Eid al-Adha brings Muslims and community leaders together Updated: Oct-03-15 9:30 am
POCATELLO, Idaho - Thousands of years ago, as the Koran has it, a man named Abraham was ready to sacrifice his only son as God - Allah - had commanded.
- Canada's Conservative govt brings up Islam before debate Updated: Oct-02-15 10:19 pm
TORONTO - Canada's Conservative government said Friday it will create a phone line for Canadians to report those engaged in "barbaric cultural practices," ahead of the final debate in Canada's divisive election campaign.
- Cairo University bans teachers from wearing face veil Updated: Oct-02-15 3:05 pm
CAIRO - The recent decision to ban all female staff from wearing the full face veil aims to put an end to student complaints of "poor communication" in class, the head of Egypt's Cairo University said Friday.
- The Latest: Hollande: Only 1 of Russia's raids hit IS Updated: Oct-02-15 3:03 pm
MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:
- Trump and Carson's attacks on Muslims worry some GOP elders Updated: Oct-02-15 1:11 am
WASHINGTON - The candidates atop the GOP presidential field are ramping up political attacks aimed at Muslims, a move designed to appeal to hardline conservatives. But party elders worry that escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost Republicans the White House in 2016.
- Vatican cricket team to play Muslim, Argentine slum clubs Updated: Oct-01-15 3:07 pm
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican is expanding the reach of its cricket club this season, hosting a Muslim team from Yorkshire and a club from the same Buenos Aires slum where Jorge Mario Bergoglio ministered before becoming Pope Francis.
- Carson raising millions to become '16 fundraising juggernaut Updated: Oct-01-15 3:45 am
RANDLEMAN, North Carolina - She had never before given more than a few hundred dollars to a politician. But two weeks ago, Jacquelyn Monroe, a single mother who plays the piano for a living, decided to raise $100,000 for Ben Carson.
- US alleges Chicago suburb discriminated against Muslim group Updated: Sep-30-15 7:43 pm
CHICAGO - The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday sued a suburban Chicago community that denied a Muslim group permission to open a place of worship in an office building in a manufacturing district.
- Man says he was fired for wearing Muslim head covering Updated: Sep-30-15 6:39 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - An Ocala man has filed a religious discrimination complaint claiming that he was not allowed to wear an Islamic head covering while working as a restaurant server.
- Cyprus' top Muslim cleric sends message of peace Updated: Sep-30-15 8:02 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Cyprus' top Muslim cleric says Christians and Muslims can again live together peacefully on ethnically divided Cyprus as they did for hundreds of years.
- After ruinous war, Syria regions may go separate ways Updated: Sep-29-15 9:15 am
BEIRUT - Syria has already been shattered by more than four years of civil war, and with no solution in sight, some players on the ground and observers outside have concluded its fate will be to break up along sectarian or regional lines - in a best-case scenario, tenuously held together by a less centralized state.
- Iran's president says thousands died in hajj tragedy Updated: Sep-28-15 2:49 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Iran's president on Monday blamed Saudi "incompetence" for the mass deaths of Muslim pilgrims four days ago during the hajj in Saudi Arabia, comments that stoked already high tensions between the two Middle East rivals.
- Review: 'Black Flags' traces the Islamic State group's rise Updated: Sep-28-15 11:28 am
"Black Flags" (Doubleday), by Joby Warrick
- Group calls for investigation after skull found at mosque Updated: Sep-27-15 12:21 pm
MIAMI - The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is asking the Department of Justice to investigate the discovery of a ceramic skull at a mosque in suburban Miami as a hate crime.
- Egypt death toll from hajj disaster rises to 55 Updated: Sep-27-15 11:17 am
CAIRO - Egypt said Sunday that 55 of its citizens are among the more than 700 people who died in a crush of Muslim pilgrims during this year's hajj in Saudi Arabia.
- The Latest: Iran again summons Riyadh envoy over hajj crush Updated: Sep-25-15 12:20 pm
MECCA, Saudi Arabia - The latest developments on the crush and trampling to death of hundreds of Muslim pilgrims near a holy site in Saudi Arabia, the worst hajj disaster in a quarter-century (all times local).
- Image of Asia: Offering Eid prayers in New Delhi Updated: Sep-25-15 11:05 am
In this photo by Tsering Topgyal, Indian Muslims offer prayers at Jama Masjid during Eid al-Adha in New Delhi. Muslims around the world celebrate the Feast of the Sacrifice by sacrificing animals to commemorate the prophet Ibrahim's faith in being willing to sacrifice his son. Muslims constitute about 14 percent of India's population of nearly 1.3 billion.
- Singapore shuts schools, distributes free masks for haze Updated: Sep-24-15 11:33 pm
SINGAPORE - Singapore shut schools Friday and began distributing free anti-pollution masks to the elderly and other vulnerable people as a thick smoky haze cast covered the island-nation with pollution reaching its worst level this year.
- In a big crowd, as at the hajj, danger can come on quickly Updated: Sep-24-15 5:21 pm
NEW YORK - When too many people are squeezed into too small a space, the situation can turn dangerous very quickly, experts say. And that, they say, may be key to understanding the deaths of more than 700 pilgrims on the outskirts of Mecca.
- For 1st time, New York City schools close for Muslim holiday Updated: Sep-24-15 2:39 pm
NEW YORK - New York City public schools are closed to observe the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha (eed ahl-AHD'-hah).
- 2 Al-Jazeera journalists pardoned, released in Egypt Updated: Sep-23-15 7:19 pm
CAIRO - President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pardoned and released two Al-Jazeera English journalists Wednesday, ending a case that was widely condemned by human rights groups and had raised questions about Egypt's commitment to democracy and free speech.
- British siblings survive Saudi crane collapse, perform hajj Updated: Sep-23-15 1:55 pm
MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia - For two Muslim siblings from the city of Bradford in Britain, it was a lifelong dream that their father take them on the hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia - but when that dream came true, it brought tragedy and changed their lives forever.
- Q&A: The hajj pilgrimage in Saudi and what it means in Islam Updated: Sep-23-15 11:14 am
MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia - Each year between 2 to 3 million Muslims from around the world take part in a five-day pilgrimage in Mecca called the hajj. They circle Islam's most sacred site, the cube-shaped Kaaba, and take part in a series of intricate rituals. Here's a look at some questions and answers about Islam's holiest site and the pilgrimage:
- Muslim pilgrims gather for pinnacle of hajj in Saudi Arabia Updated: Sep-23-15 10:08 am
MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia - Muslim pilgrims from around the world gathered before dawn Wednesday in the valley of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for a day of prayer that marks the pinnacle of the annual hajj pilgrimage.
- Group requests records about Islam curriculum from schools Updated: Sep-21-15 12:30 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A religious organization has requested records pertaining to Islam curriculum from all Tennessee school districts.