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Sexual abuse is pervasive in Islamic schools in Pakistan

Pakistan Madrassa Abuse

KEHRORE PAKKA, Pakistan (AP) — Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood...

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The Latest: Egypt raises death toll in mosque attack to 305

Egypt Attack

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments in Egypt (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Egypt’s chief prosecutor says in a statement that the attack on a Sinai mosque has killed 305 people, including 27 children. In a statement Saturday, Nabil Sadeq says the attack a day earlier also left 128 people wounded....


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Survivors offer horrific accounts of Egypt's mosque attack

Egypt Attack

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — The imam had barely made it atop the mosque pulpit to deliver the sermon when intense gunfire rang out and Ebid Salem Mansour knew exactly what was going on. “We knew that the mosque was under attack by (militants),” he said Saturday, a day after the attack, giving a detailed...


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US cutting off its supply of arms to Kurds fighting in Syria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The United States will cut off its supply of arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria, a move by President Donald Trump that is sure to please Turkey but further alienate Syrian Kurds who bore much of the fight against the Islamic State group. In a phone call Friday with Turkish...


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Pakistani police launch operation to clear Islamist rally

Pakistan Islamist Rally-2

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police launched an operation to clear an intersection linking the Pakistani capital Islamabad with the garrison city of Rawalpindi where an Islamist group’s supporters camped out for the last 20 days, officials said Saturday. Hospital officials said over 100 people were injured,...


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Pope's place as refugee champion tested in Myanmar

Pope Asia

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads to Myanmar and Bangladesh with the international community excoriating Myanmar’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as “ethnic cleansing” but his own church resisting the label and defending Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi as the only hope for democracy....


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With loss of caliphate, ISIS could turn even more reckless and radical

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The brazen attack on worshipers at an Egyptian mosque early Friday showed the ability of the Islamic State’s regional affiliates to inflict death and exact revenge for the loss of the group’s main enclaves in Iraq and Syria. There were no immediate claims of...


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The Latest: Zimbabwe's new leader promises era of democracy

Zimbabwe New President

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Some international leaders are urging Zimbabwe’s new president to deliver on his promises of inclusiveness, economic reform and free and fair elections. Britain’s...


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The Latest: UN condemns deadly mosque attack in Egypt

Egypt Attack

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — The Latest on mosque attack in Egypt (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The U.N. Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have condemned the deadly attack on a mosque in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in “the strongest terms” and called for the perpetrators to be brought to...


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Militants attack Egyptian mosque, kill at least 235 people

Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — In the deadliest-ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt, militants assaulted a crowded mosque Friday during prayers, blasting helpless worshippers with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades and blocking their escape routes. At least 235 people were killed before the assailants got...


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As holiday shopping season opens, a scare on London's Oxford Street

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. LONDON - During a fretful hour Friday afternoon, Londoners braced for confirmation of yet another attack, something that has become familiar in the British capital this year. Amid rumors of gunshots, shoppers fled down Oxford Street, one of the busiest retail...


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