| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Rainy days in Jerusalem haven’t doused the heightened emotions that continue to flare around the contested city, where the Temple Mount has been reopened to visitors but restrictions remain imposed on Muslim worship and leaders strain to keep a...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
For years, said Mohammad Sajad Mohseni, a 63-year-old mullah, young Afghans took one look at his salt-and-pepper beard, white turban and coral-colored prayer beads and dismissed him.
"They just saw me as another mullah," Mohseni said.
But that changed...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As the wife of the newly elected president, Rula Ghani stands to be the first publicly visible wife of an Afghan leader in nearly a century.
But unlike her most direct antecedent — Queen Soraya, who along with her husband, King Amanullah, ruled...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The stones tell the story.
They litter alleyways and doorsteps, line roadways stained black by scorch marks from burning tires and firebombs, sit loose and at the ready atop crumbling rock walls.
Hardly a day goes by without a stone-throwing clash...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 1:32 PM
After an Oklahoma woman’s beheading in what authorities say was an attack by a man with alleged ties to Islam, Muslim groups condemned the violence and offered condolences to the families of its victims
Authorities say Alton Nolen, 30, beheaded...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Months after declaring an Islamic caliphate, Islamic State, which has seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, is seeking to address a need of any viable nation: women.
In Internet posts and social media messaging, the extremist Sunni militants are...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:52 AM
Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was flagged during Monday night’s game after he kneeled for a Muslim prayer after returning an interception for a touchdown.
Abdullah, a practicing Muslim, was flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct ...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:05 PM
The bodies of more than 50 people apparently killed in a sectarian slaying were found south of Baghdad, Iraqi authorities said Wednesday, adding to fears of a new round of massacres driven by Sunni-Shiite conflicts.
The corpses were discovered late...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Pope Francis made an unprecedented bid for peace in the Holy Land on Sunday by hosting a prayer meeting at the Vatican with the presidents of Israel and Palestine Authority.
Weeks after the last round of U.S.-backed peace talks failed, Francis...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Just who are the alleged extremists responsible for the wave of terrorist attacks across China in the last year?
A bearded man who recorded himself burning the flags of China, the U.S., Pakistan and Egypt. But also his elderly mother, wrinkled and...