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{FD} Erdogan says Muslims won’t remain silent on Jerusalem crisis

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Turkey’s president has condemned Israeli security precautions at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site saying the Islamic world would not remain silent. Continue reading

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{FD} Hungary’s leader: EU and Soros seek to “Muslimize” Europe

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Hungary’s anti-migration prime minister says European Union leaders and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros are seeking a “new, mixed, Muslimized Europe.” Continue reading

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{FD} Philippine Congress extends martial law in south amid siege

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The Philippine Congress has overwhelmingly approved the president’s appeal for martial law in the country’s south to be extended to the end of the year, in a boost to a massive offensive aimed at quelling a two-month siege by Islamic State group-linked… Continue reading

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{FD} German runaway girl who converted to Islam found in Iraq

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A prosecutor says that a German girl, who ran away from home after converting to Islam, has been found in Iraq. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistani inmate asks court to suspend practice of hanging

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A defense lawyer says a Pakistani death-row inmate has requested that a court suspend the “un-Islamic” practice of hanging prisoners because it is “too painful,” instead urging jail authorities to use lethal injections or some other mode of execution. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Israel: Third Israeli dies after stabbing attack

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The Latest on developments in Israel (all times local): 9:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis killed in violence over holy site

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An Israeli police spokesman says police are banning Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested Jerusalem shrine ahead of feared mass protests over the installation of metal detectors there. Continue reading

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{FD} Myanmar propaganda? Army takes media on reporting trip

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Myanmar’s military has a big public relations problem: It stands accused of committing genocide. Continue reading

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{FD} A look at why a Saudi woman’s miniskirt sparked an outcry

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A short video of a Saudi woman walking around in a miniskirt and crop top sparked an outcry after going viral, leading to the woman being detained for several hours. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Jet-set monk’ is back in Thailand after extradition from US

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A former Buddhist monk wanted on charges including child molestation and fraud is back in Thailand after being extradited from the United States, where he fled in 2013. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel and Palestinians dig in over Jerusalem site security

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Israel’s public security minister says metal detectors are essential to maintain security at a contested Jerusalem shrine despite rising tensions and a Muslim call for mass protests in the city. Continue reading

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{FD} Vatican court rejects motions to dismiss in hospital case

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A Vatican tribunal rejected attempts by two former executives of the pope’s children’s hospital to dismiss an embezzlement case, asserting Tuesday it could prosecute them on charges they diverted nearly a half-million euros in hospital donations to ren… Continue reading

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{FD} EU criticizes Russia over Jehovah’s Witnesses ban

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The European Union is criticizing Russia over its nationwide ban on the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious denomination, saying all must be able to practice their religion without interference. Continue reading

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{FD} Hungary’s Orban: Collaboration with Nazis was mistake, sin

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Hungary’s prime minister says his country’s collaboration with Nazi Germany during World War II was a “mistake” and a “sin” as it failed to protect its Jewish community. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Hundreds of boys abused at German choir school

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A report says that at least 547 members of a prestigious Catholic boys’ choir in Germany were physically or sexually abused between 1945 and the early 1990s. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines’ Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law in the southern third of the country until the end of the year, saying the rebellion there will not be quelled by July 22, the end of his 60-day martial law proclamation. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian Supreme Court upholds ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Russia’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal of its nationwide ban on the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious denomination. Continue reading

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{FD} Vatican trial dawns for alleged misuse of hospital donations

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Other than St. Peter’s Basilica, there is hardly better real estate in Vatican City than the sprawling penthouse apartment in the Vatican gardens, where the rooftop terrace has in-your-face views of the dome itself and overlooks the hotel that Pope Fra… Continue reading

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{FD} Portuguese town council gets to keep 4-century-old Torah

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A rural town council in Portugal says a court has ruled that a 400-year-old Torah scroll found by accident can remain in public hands, rejecting a businessman’s claim that he bought it. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippine rebels: Peace pact ‘best antidote’ for extremism

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A leader of the Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group says a peace accord it’s trying to implement with the government is “the best antidote” for violent extremism exemplified by a bloody siege of southern Marawi city by Islamic State group-aligned m… Continue reading

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{FD} Islamic leaders boycott Jerusalem site over metal detectors

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Islamic leaders have called on Muslims to boycott a Jerusalem holy site after Israel set up metal detectors at the entrance gates following a deadly Arab attack there last week. Continue reading

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{FD} American scholar jailed in Iran is innocent, professor says

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A U.S. university professor who advised a Chinese-American researcher sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran is defending his former student as innocent of all charges against him. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman killed, 3 wounded as tensions rise with Venezuela vote

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Venezuela’s opposition called for a massive turnout Sunday in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that’s escalating tensions in a nation stricken by widespread shortages and more than 100 days… Continue reading

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{FD} Christian teenager detained in Pakistan for blasphemy

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Pakistani police say a Christian teenager has been detained on blasphemy charges for allegedly using derogatory remarks against Islam’s prophet Muhammad. Continue reading

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{FD} Hamas says target Israelis after Jerusalem site attack

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Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers are calling on Palestinians to attack Israeli forces in Jerusalem after a sacred site was closed following a deadly assault there. Continue reading

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{FD} Romanian Nazi victims now eligible for German compensation

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About 1,000 living survivors of Nazi persecution in Romania are now eligible for compensation from the German government, an organization that negotiates with Germany on behalf of Jews who suffered under the Nazis, said Wednesday The New York-based Con… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Malta lawmakers legalize same-sex marriage

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The Latest on the vote to legalize same-sex marriages in Malta (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Lawmakers in the predominantly Catholic island nation of Malta have voted to legalize same-sex marriages. Continue reading

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{FD} Another 38 probable mass graves found in Congo, UN says

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The United Nations says another 38 probable mass graves have been found in central Congo, where deadly violence between troops and militia members has killed thousands of people since August. Continue reading

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{FD} Buddhists protest UN human rights envoy in western Myanmar

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Buddhist demonstrators have protested the arrival of the U.N. human rights envoy to Myanmar for an information-gathering trip in troubled Rakhine state, where security forces have been accused of rights abuses against the Muslim Rohingya minority. Continue reading

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{FD} Meet the Greeks who call Mount Olympus spiritual home

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Silver-haired and soft-spoken, George Klonis worked as a bus driver into his 60s but found his life’s purpose at the foot of Mount Olympus. Continue reading

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{FD} Italy uses imams in prisons to deter extremism among inmates

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Italy’s plan to reduce the risk of a jihadi-inspired attack is pinned in small part on El Hacmi Mimoun, an imam who bikes to the prison here every week and exhorts Muslim inmates not to stray from life’s “right path” or hate people who aren’t Muslim. Continue reading

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{FD} Malta OKs same-sex marriages over Catholic Church protest

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The predominantly Catholic island nation of Malta is set to legalize gay marriage, joining much of Western Europe by eliminating the traditional “you are now husband and wife” declaration in civil ceremonies and replacing it with “you are now spouses.” Continue reading

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{FD} US-led coalition: Amnesty report on Mosul ‘irresponsible’

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The U.S.-led coalition says an Amnesty International report accusing its forces of violating international law during the fight against the Islamic State group in Mosul is “irresponsible.” Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt says suspected militant killed in shootout

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Egypt says a member of a violent group suspected of links to the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood was killed in a shootout with security forces, the latest in what appears to be a stepped-up crackdown on militants. Continue reading

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{FD} Buddhist monk convicted of abusing children in Germany

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A Bavarian court has convicted a Buddhist monk of more than 25 counts of sexually abusing children and sentenced him to seven years and nine months in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis adds new pathway to sainthood

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Pope Francis has added a fourth pathway to possible sainthood. Continue reading

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{FD} India’s Supreme Court stays government ban on cow slaughter

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India’s top court has stayed for three months a ban introduced by the Hindu nationalist government on the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter. Continue reading

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{FD} US inks anti-terror deal with Qatar in press to end dispute

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has departed for Qatar as he tries to mediate a dispute between the energy-rich country and a quartet of Arab nations. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump says US committed to total defeat of IS

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The Latest on the developments in Iraq after the prime minister declared “total victory” over the Islamic State group in Mosul (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Many organizations banned in Pakistan thrive online

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{FD} Aga Khan marks 60 years as leader of Ismaili Shiites

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The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili branch of Shiite Islam, is opening a yearlong jubilee to mark his 60th anniversary leading the community with a call Tuesday for greater respect for pluralism in the Islamic world and action to reduce poverty. Continue reading

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{FD} US envoy urges Myanmar to give visas to UN rights mission

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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is urging the international community “to stand together” and call on Myanmar’s government to cooperate with a U.N. mission charged with probing alleged abuses by military and security forces, including against the minority … Continue reading

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{FD} Canadian landlord fined $12G for not taking shoes off in Muslim tenant’s home

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A Canadian landlord who was fined $12,000 for not wearing shoes in a Muslim tenant’s home said he felt “humiliated” by the harsh penalty levied by a national human rights tribunal. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkey detains academics for alleged links to cleric Gulen

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Turkey’s official news agency says police have detained 42 people, including academics, for alleged links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric less than a week before the anniversary of the failed coup. Continue reading

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{FD} Vatican Cardinal returns to Australia to face sexual assault charges

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The most senior Vatican cleric to ever be charged in the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal returned to Australia on Monday to stand trial in his home state on charges alleging he sexually assaulted multiple people years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Cardinal returns to Australia to face sexual assault charges

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The most senior Vatican cleric to be implicated in the Roman Catholic Church child abuse scandal has returned to Australia to stand trial in his home state on multiple charges of sexual assault from years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Jordan, Kuwait carriers lift laptop ban on US flights

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Jordan’s national airline has joined other Middle Eastern countries in lifting a ban on laptops in airplane cabins after complying with U.S. security guidelines. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli list of unrecognized US rabbis points to rift

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Israel’s rabbinical authorities have compiled a blacklist of overseas rabbis whose authority they refuse to recognize when it comes to certifying the Jewishness of someone who wants to get married in Israel. Continue reading

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{FD} IS claims attack in Egypt’s Sinai that killed 23 soldiers

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The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for attacking a remote Egyptian army outpost in the Sinai Peninsula with a suicide car bomb and heavy machine gun fire. Continue reading

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{FD} Owners of poached elephants in Sri Lanka may escape sanction

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A group of wealthy businessmen, a Buddhist priest and other social higher-ups on trial in Sri Lanka for allegedly keeping illegally captured elephants may get their animals back — legally. Continue reading

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