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April 05, 2018 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department has agreed not to conduct surveillance based on religion or ethnicity and to listen to Muslims as it develops new training materials as part of a deal to settle claims it illegally spied on Muslims for years after the Sept. 11 attacks. The agreement...
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A man eats at a restaurant serving imported American beefs at a shopping mall in Beijing, Thursday, April 5, 2018. The United States and China, the world's two largest economies, have roiled financial markets and fueled fears of a protracted trade war by threatening tariffs this week on each other's goods. The United States on Tuesday said it would impose 25 percent duties on $50 billion of imports from China, and China quickly retaliated by listing $50 billion of products that it could hit with its own 25 percent tariffs. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 05, 2018 - 7:31 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM PROPOSED TARIFF HIKE Beijing's threat to raise tariffs on U.S. exports could be a disaster for American soybean farmers but a boon to their Brazilian and Argentine...
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April 04, 2018 - 1:42 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that a supporter of a Sufi Islam leader who rammed a bus into a group of policemen, killing three and injuring 30 before being arrested, has been sentenced to death. The incident in Tehran took place during February clashes...
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April 04, 2018 - 1:02 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City man has been arrested and charged with threatening to blow up a mosque. Online court records show that 54-year-old Larry Dewayne Hornsby was charged Tuesday with making the threat on March 24 at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City. Court records don't...
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April 03, 2018 - 3:31 am
TEL ARBOUSH, Syria (AP) — The young men and women in traditional costumes of red, blue and white, the colors of the Assyrian flag, jumped into the middle of the park. With feathers or gold tiaras on their heads, they danced, kicking up their feet to a traditional song as the New Year's party...
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In this Sunday, April 1, 2018 photo, an Assyrian Christian militiaman guards a park where his community is celebrating Easter and the Assyrian New Year, or Akitu, in the village of Tal Arboush, northern Syria. They were snatching joy out of a sober surrounding. Tal Arboush is one of more than 30 villages along the Khabur River that were destroyed when Islamic State group militants rampaged through, kidnapping 226 residents and sending the rest fleeing. From nearly 20,000 Assyrians in Syria before the war in 2011, there are around 1,000, according to local activists. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
April 02, 2018 - 3:26 pm
TEL ARBOUSH, Syria (AP) — The young men and women in traditional costumes of red, blue and white, the colors of the Assyrian flag, jumped into the middle of the park. With feathers or gold tiaras on their heads, they danced, kicking up their feet to a traditional song as the New Year's party...
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April 02, 2018 - 1:09 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say they have found the remains of another 158 people in a mass grave outside the city of Tikrit, where the Islamic State group is believed to have massacred hundreds of captured soldiers when it rampaged across the country in the summer of 2014. Iraq's forensic...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, centre, accompanied by his wife Emine, right, waves to supporters as he walks in the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia an UNESCO world heritage site and one of Istanbul's main tourist attractions, in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Saturday, March 31, 2018. Turkey's president has recited an Islamic prayer in the Hagia Sophia, an Istanbul landmark that has become a symbol of interfaith and diplomatic tensions. Erdogan recited the Quran's first verse to the "souls of all, especially Istanbul's conqueror." The Hagia Sophia was built as an Orthodox Christian church, converted into a mosque in 1453 and made into a museum in 1935. Erdogan's Islamic-leaning government has discussed converting the structure back into a mosque. (Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP)
March 31, 2018 - 10:05 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president recited an Islamic prayer Saturday in the Hagia Sophia, a historic Istanbul landmark that has become a symbol of interfaith and diplomatic tensions. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on guests attending the opening of an art festival to join him in silently...
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In this photo taken in Phoenix, Ariz., on Thursday, March 29, 2018, 32-year-old Tahnee Gonzales stands next to her attorneys Marc Victor, right, and Andrew Marcantel, left, outside of a courthouse. Gonzales has pleaded not guilty to a charge of burglarizing a mosque in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Jacques Billeaud)
March 29, 2018 - 4:56 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney for one of two Arizona woman charged with burglarizing a mosque as they spewed derogatory comments about Muslims said Thursday that his client's case isn't about hate speech but rather about her exercise of free speech rights. Tahnee Gonzales, 32, and Elizabeth Dauenhauer...
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COMBO - In this combination of four photos taken on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, models present modest fashion outfits in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Islamic Fashion and Design Council is hosting a six-day fashion show for modest clothing, showing the growing market for the clothes. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
March 29, 2018 - 9:30 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A weeklong fashion event in Dubai is being held without catwalks, models or skin-baring designs. Instead, around 30 designers of fashionable modest wear— some Muslim and others not— from nearly two dozen countries showcased their long-sleeved and floor-length...
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