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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo releases the annual U.S. assessment of religious freedom around the world, at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. He is joined by Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 29, 2018 - 10:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the State Department's annual report on international religious freedom (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The Trump administration says ethnic cleansing targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has not stopped despite growing condemnation from the international community...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo releases the annual U.S. assessment of religious freedom around the world, at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 29, 2018 - 10:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ethnic cleansing targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has not stopped despite growing condemnation from the international community, the Trump administration said Tuesday. In November, the United States declared that violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine state...
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This photo shows the public entrance to the Anchorage Correctional Complex on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Muslim inmates are suing state corrections officials, claiming that officials at the jail are providing them with inadequate nourishment as they break their daily fasts during Ramadan. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday, May 22 by the Council on American-Islamic Relations Legal Defense Fund. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
May 25, 2018 - 3:32 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday ordered Alaska corrections officials to provide Muslim inmates with nutritionally sufficient, pork-free meals when they break their Ramadan fasts at night. U.S. District Judge H. Russel Holland said in a written order that fasting Muslim inmates must be...
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This photo shows the public entrance to the Anchorage Correctional Complex on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Muslim inmates are suing state corrections officials, claiming that officials at the jail are providing them with inadequate nourishment as they break their daily fasts during Ramadan. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
May 23, 2018 - 3:43 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Muslim inmates are suing state corrections officials, arguing that they are not provided adequate nourishment as they break their daily fasts during Ramadan at an Alaska jail. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations Legal Defense Fund. It...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2016 file photo, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gives a speech to his followers before entering the highly fortified Green Zone, in Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Sadr, the influential maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran’s favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first.(AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File)
May 20, 2018 - 7:24 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first. The electoral commission announced early Saturday that the militant-...
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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner shakes hands with President Donald Trump during an event on prison reform in the East Room of the White House, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 19, 2018 - 6:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is aiming to roll out its much-hyped but long-delayed Middle East peace plan next month amid signs it may further alienate the Palestinians by slashing millions of dollars in funding for humanitarian and development projects in the West Bank and Gaza. Five...
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A teargas canister fired by Israeli troops falls over Palestinian protesters at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, May 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
May 18, 2018 - 4:00 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians resumed their fiery protests at Gaza's border with Israel on Friday as a U.N. human rights body criticized Israel for the "disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force" that killed at least 59 Palestinians earlier this week. Israel condemned the...
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White House adviser Jared Kushner speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018, during a Prison Reform Summit. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 18, 2018 - 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is aiming to roll out its much-hyped but long-delayed Middle East peace plan next month amid signs it may further alienate the Palestinians by slashing millions of dollars in funding for humanitarian and development projects in the West Bank and Gaza. Five...
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Members of the Malaysian Islamic authority perform "Rukyah Hilal Ramadan," the sighting of the new moon to determine the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Muslims around the world will start observing Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar this week. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
May 16, 2018 - 6:30 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Last minute preparations are underway as Muslims around the world stocked up on groceries and dates Wednesday for evening meals to break dawn-to-dusk fasting during the month of Ramadan. Saudi Arabia and other Muslim-majority nations, like Egypt and Indonesia,...
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Members of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom group walk across the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on Tuesday, April, 24, 2018. The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom brings together Jewish and Muslim women interested in learning about one another. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 15, 2018 - 1:25 am
DETROIT (AP) — As turmoil spreads through the Middle East this week, American Jews and Muslims have been forming alliances to build trust and seek solidarity in more ambitious ways than in the past. Muslims and Jews have dispatched members into mosques and synagogues to learn about each other's...
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