- Hundreds march in Istanbul in support of Uighurs Updated: Jul-04-15 11:52 am
ISTANBUL - Hundreds of people have marched in Istanbul to protest against China's treatment of its minority Muslim Uighur community.
- Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning Updated: Jul-04-15 8:37 am
CAIRO - Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer for the week's dead, including soldiers cut down by militants in Sinai and the country's chief prosecutor, assassinated by car bomb in the capital.
- Image of Asia: Ramadan prayers in Indian Kashmir Updated: Jul-03-15 7:55 am
In this photo by Dar Yasin, Muslim men offer Friday prayers during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar, the capital of Indian Kashmir. The restive region is predominantly Muslim and claimed by both India and Pakistan. The two countries have fought two wars over control of the Himalayan region since they won independence from Britain in 1947. Rebel groups have been fighting since 1989, seeking independence from India or the merger of the region with neighboring Pakistan.
- Report: Saudi king censors TV host, pro-Brotherhood scholar Updated: Jul-02-15 7:58 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A government-linked Saudi news website reported Thursday that King Salman ordered an investigation and trial of a pro-Muslim Brotherhood scholar and a television host after an episode that was critical of his predecessor King Abdullah's policies toward the outlawed Islamist group.
- Dempsey: No shortcuts in Syria rebel vetting Updated: Jul-01-15 4:31 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. hopes to boost a faltering program for training moderate Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, but it will not compromise on the standards it has used to weed out problematic volunteers, Pentagon leaders said Wednesday.
- UN declares highest-level humanitarian emergency in Yemen Updated: Jul-01-15 1:09 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations on Wednesday declared its highest-level humanitarian emergency in conflict-torn Yemen, where over 80 percent of the population need assistance. U.N. officials have said the Arab world's most impoverished country is now a step away from famine.
- China says concerned over Turkish religious complaints Updated: Jul-01-15 6:50 am
BEIJING - China expressed its displeasure Wednesday with Turkey's complaints about restrictions on worship and fasting by minority Chinese Uighur Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan.
- Turkey concerned by reports of fasting bans on Uighurs Updated: Jun-30-15 7:56 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey says it has conveyed "deep concerns" to China over reports that minority Chinese Uighur Muslims were being prevented from worship and fasting during the Muslim month of Ramadan.
- Cairo's dervishes spin for their supper Updated: Jun-29-15 4:23 am
CAIRO - Many visitors to Cairo are familiar with the whirling dervishes - the stylized spinning dancers who perform across the city at cultural centers, cruise ships, hotels and weddings.
- Farrakhan plans rally for Million Man March 20th anniversary Updated: Jun-24-15 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said Wednesday he plans to hold a Millions for Justice march in the nation's capital this fall, 20 years after the Million Man March.
- Inmate loses appeal in lawsuit over Ramadan observance Updated: Jun-24-15 5:22 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A state appeals court has ruled that Missouri corrections officials didn't violate an inmate's rights when they prevented him from taking part in some of the 2010 Ramadan observances.
- Rains cool Pakistan as heat wave's death toll climbs to 838 Updated: Jun-24-15 1:58 pm
KARACHI, Pakistan - A cool wind from the sea and pre-monsoon rains brought the first signs of respite to southern Pakistan on Wednesday as the death toll from a scorching heat wave climbed to 838 - a high figure even for a nation accustomed to sizzling hot summers.
- Saudi cables suggest money links with media Updated: Jun-23-15 5:12 pm
BEIRUT - A financially troubled Lebanese TV network received a $2 million Saudi bailout in return for adopting a pro-Riyadh editorial policy. A news agency in Guinea got a $2,000 gift, while small publications across the Arab world received tens of thousands of dollars in inflated subscription fees.
- 2 Minnesota women invited to White House Ramadan dinner Updated: Jun-23-15 3:11 am
WASHINGTON - Two women from the Twin Cities area are among guests that were invited to dine with President Barack Obama at an annual White House dinner held in honor of Islam's holy month of Ramadan.
- Iraqis return to shattered Tikrit after Islamic State routed Updated: Jun-23-15 2:52 am
TIKRIT, Iraq - Abdel Mowgood Hassan climbs over toppled bricks and a torn-away front door to enter his uncle's house in Tikrit, the first of his relatives to make a cautious return home since Islamic State militants were driven out.
- Obama hosts annual Ramadan dinner at White House Updated: Jun-22-15 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Monday that Americans stand united in rejecting the targeting of any religious or ethnic group as he marked Islam's holy month of Ramadan.
- NYC: Settlement in principle in Muslim surveillance lawsuit Updated: Jun-22-15 8:22 pm
NEW YORK - The city has reached the outlines of a settlement with Muslims who challenged police surveillance as an unconstitutional and stigmatizing intrusion on their religious rights, a court filing says.
- NYC public schools to honor Lunar New Year Updated: Jun-22-15 7:22 pm
NEW YORK - New York City public schools will soon honor Lunar New Year as a holiday.
- Tulsa woman expected to dine with President Obama for Iftar Updated: Jun-22-15 6:50 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - A Muslim woman from Tulsa whose legal case against clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to dine with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C.
- Editor selections from the Middle East Updated: Jun-22-15 8:33 am
Across the Middle East last week, Muslims marked the start of Ramadan, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.
- Austere brand of Islam on rise in Europe, stirring concerns Updated: Jun-21-15 5:40 am
PARIS - Its imams preach austere piety, its tenets demand strict separation of sexes - and some of its most radical adherents are heeding the call of jihad. Salafism, an Islamic movement based on a literal reading of the Quran, is on the rise in France, Germany and Britain, security officials say, with Salafis sharply increasing their influence in mosques and on the streets.
- Sunni tribes, abandoned by Iraq, key to Islamic State fight Updated: Jun-20-15 5:25 pm
HABANIYAH, Iraq - Parading across a desert base, hundreds of Sunni tribesmen who graduated a crash training course stood ready to take on the Islamic State group on behalf of a government that many believed left them to die at the hands of the extremists.
- British PM says Muslims must do more to counter IS ideology Updated: Jun-19-15 12:16 pm
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Prime Minister David Cameron charged Friday that some British Muslims quietly condone the radical ideology of the Islamic State group, prompting accusations that he is scapegoating the large and diverse community.
- During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat Updated: Jun-19-15 9:51 am
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - For millions of Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan marks a time for ritual fasting during the day and, often, a large meal with friends and family after sundown. For those buying and selling ritually approved halal meat, it's a time to pay close attention to ensure the food the observant are eating is exactly that.
- Australia issues warrant for doctor recruiting in Syria Updated: Jun-18-15 12:58 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australian police issued an arrest warrant Thursday for an Australian doctor who appeared in an Islamic State movement recruitment video urging Western medical professionals to join him in Syria.