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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks onstage before speaking at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the U.S. State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 18, 2019 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said China is responsible for the "stain of the century" of human rights abuses, with mass detentions of Muslims and other minorities. Speaking at an international religious freedom conference that he is hosting, Pompeo denounced China...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2009, file photo, people walk by a poster from the right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP/UDC) depicting a woman wearing a burqa in front of a Swiss flag upon which are minarets which resemble missiles, at the central station in Geneva, Switzerland. Later in the month, a successful referendum banned the construction of new minarets in the country. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)
July 15, 2019 - 2:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Government restrictions on religion have increased markedly in many places around the world, not only in authoritarian countries, but also in many of Europe's democracies, according to a report surveying 198 countries that was released Monday. The report released by the Pew Research...
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July 11, 2019 - 12:54 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse anti-government demonstrations by Shiite Muslims in the capital, Abuja, and the northwestern city of Kaduna. The protesters were demanding the release of Shiite leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been jailed since 2015...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2013, file photo, Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, gives an interview to The Associated Press at his office in Tehran, Iran. Velayathi said in a video online Saturday, July 6, 2019, that the Islamic Republic is ready to begin enriching uranium beyond the level set by Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
July 06, 2019 - 1:34 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top aide to Iran's supreme leader says the Islamic Republic is ready to enrich uranium beyond the level set by Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal, just ahead of a deadline it set Sunday for Europe to offer new terms to the accord. A video message by Ali Akbar Velayati included him...
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FILE- In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, former commander of the Revolutionary Guard Mohsen Rezaei, second left, salutes Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, while he arrives at a graduation ceremony of the Revolutionary Guard's officers, in Tehran, Iran. Former leader of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard Mohsen Rezaei said on Friday, July 5, 2019, that the Islamic Republic should consider seizing a British oil tanker in response to authorities detaining an Iranian oil tanker off the coast Gibraltar. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP, FILE)
July 05, 2019 - 10:56 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran should consider seizing a British oil tanker in response to authorities detaining an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar, a former leader of the Islamic Republic's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Friday. The striking comment by Mohsen Rezaei came amid heightened...
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July 03, 2019 - 12:00 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian woman who doctors say should receive psychiatric treatment has been named a suspect in a blasphemy case after taking a dog into a mosque, sparking calls for the frequently abused law to be repealed. A video circulating online in Muslim-majority Indonesia...
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FILE- This Jan. 22, 2019 file photo, shows a combination of three booking images released by the Greece, N.Y., Police Department, showing from left, Brian Colaneri, Andrew Crysel and Vincent Vetromile. The three young men, accused of plotting to attack an upstate New York Muslim community with homemade explosives, pleaded guilty Friday, June 28, 2019. (Greece Police Department via AP, File)
June 28, 2019 - 2:13 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Three young men accused of plotting to attack a Muslim community in upstate New York with homemade explosives pleaded guilty Friday. The three men and a 16-year-old high school student from the Rochester area were arrested in January and accused of planning to attack the...
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FILE- This Jan. 22, 2019 file photo, shows a combination of three booking images released by the Greece, N.Y., Police Department, showing from left, Brian Colaneri, Andrew Crysel and Vincent Vetromile. The three young men, accused of plotting to attack an upstate New York Muslim community with homemade explosives, pleaded guilty Friday, June 28, 2019. (Greece Police Department via AP, File)
June 28, 2019 - 2:11 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Three of four suspects accused of plotting to attack an upstate New York Muslim community have pleaded guilty. Twenty-year-old Vincent Vetromile pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He faces 7 to 12 years in prison. Twenty-year-old...
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In this picture released on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a meeting at his residence in Tehran, Iran. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday, June 24, 2019, targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 10:14 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman says the new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials mean the "permanent closure" of diplomacy between Tehran and Washington. That's according to a report carried by the state-run IRNA news agency...
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June 12, 2019 - 6:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is condemning an incident in which around 50 copies of the Quran were damaged at a mosque. Police say that one or more people ripped up copies of the Islamic holy book at a mosque in the northwestern city of Bremen on Saturday. They have appealed for witnesses to...
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