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  • Bombs tossed out car windows in Chinese terror attack; 31 dead

    Bombs tossed out car windows in Chinese terror attack; 31 dead
    Witnesses described bombers flinging explosives out of car windows Thursday as two vehicles plowed through a crowded morning market in northwestern China, leaving at least 31 people dead and 94 injured. It was the most sophisticated in a spate of recent...
  • In Syria, activists in Raqqa try to confront militant Islamist group

    In Syria, activists in Raqqa try to confront militant Islamist group
    In the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the main commercial street was busy. Shops were open, with customers strolling the aisles, and cars filled the streets. Only a few dozen stores were closed. It wasn’t what activists had hoped for when they...
  • Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray

    Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray
    A divided U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday the right of local governments to offer sectarian prayers at public meetings, a decision that clears the way for the Carroll County board of commissioners to restore their Christian observances. In a 5-4...
  • Egyptian presidential candidate Sisi: Muslim Brotherhood 'finished'

    Egyptian presidential candidate Sisi: Muslim Brotherhood 'finished'
    The Muslim Brotherhood can look for no handouts from Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man expected to be Egypt’s next president. Nor, apparently, can secular opponents of the government. In the first televised question-and-answer session of his campaign,...
  • 'An outrage and a tragedy' [Editorial]

    'An outrage and a tragedy'  [Editorial]
    It's now been more than two weeks since Islamic militants attacked a girls' boarding school in remote northeast Nigeria and abducted more than 300 young women between the ages of 16 and 18, carrying them off into the bush on a convoy of buses and trucks....
  • Protest over Islamic dress code clogs Tehran streets

    Protest over Islamic dress code clogs Tehran streets
    Conservatives calling for stricter enforcement of Islamic dress codes for women staged a public protest Wednesday in Tehran, the latest hard-line assault on the government of President Hassan Rouhani. About 500 demonstrators attended the boisterous...
  • Over 50 bodies found in Iraq, raising fears of new massacres

    Over 50 bodies found in Iraq, raising fears of new massacres
    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...
  • Pope Francis prays for peace with Israeli, Palestinian leaders

    Pope Francis prays for peace with Israeli, Palestinian leaders
    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...
  • China airing details about suspects in terrorist attacks

    China airing details about suspects in terrorist attacks
    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...
  • 'Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here' examines resisting fundamentalism

     'Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here' examines resisting fundamentalism
    When a relentless pounding shook her family's apartment door in Algiers, Karima Bennoune recalls grabbing a paring knife from the kitchen and hiding. "My father looked at me and rolled his eyes," she writes in the introduction to "Your Fatwa Does Not...
  • Obama becomes first U.S. president to visit Malaysia since Johnson

    As the first U.S. president to visit this Muslim-majority nation in nearly five decades, President Obama will talk trade and security issues with Prime Minister Najib Razak, whom the White House considers a political reformer in a country with a spotty...