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FILE- This is an undated file photo of Reza Shah Pahlavi in an unidentified place. The discovery in Iran of a mummified body near the site of a former royal mausoleum has raised speculation it could be the remains of the late Reza Shah Pahlavi, founder of the Pahlavi dynasty. (AP Photo, File)
April 24, 2018 - 7:14 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A mummified body discovered near the site of a former royal mausoleum in Iran may be the remains of the late Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and the father of the country's last shah. The recent find of the gauze-wrapped body — and the...
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April 22, 2018 - 12:01 pm
PARIS (AP) — Actor Gerard Depardieu, singer Charles Aznavour and former President Nicolas Sarkozy are among some 300 well-known French people urging national action to counter a "new anti-Semitism" that they blame on rising Islamic radicalism. They signed a manifesto published Sunday in Le Parisien...
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Visitors wait in front of a "Black Panther" movie banner, during an invitation-only screening, at the King Abdullah Financial District Theater, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Saudi Arabia held a private screening of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" Wednesday, to herald the launch of movie theaters that are set to open to the public next month. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 18, 2018 - 7:46 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots Wednesday evening as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater. Though it was a private, invitation-only screening, for many Saudis it marked...
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April 17, 2018 - 4:42 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top mufti has issued a fatwa, or a religious decree, saying that buying Facebook "likes" is prohibited under Islam because it's a form of fraud and deception. Grand Mufti Shawki Allam regularly issues all sorts of fatwas, usually in response to questions by Muslims seeking...
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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is seen on television as he speaks during a nationally televised in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, April 6, 2018. Prime Minister Razak said Friday, he'll dissolve Parliament on Saturday, paving the way for general elections expected to be held next month.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 06, 2018 - 12:01 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's scandal-tainted prime minister announced Friday that Parliament will be dissolved to pave the way for general elections, expected to be held next month that will pit his long-ruling coalition with a revived opposition led by former strongman Mahathir Mohamad...
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April 05, 2018 - 11:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City and Muslim groups have reached a settlement of litigation accusing the city's police department of spying on Muslims. The deal was announced Thursday by the city, Islamic community leaders and their lawyers. Last month, Judge William Martini in federal court in Newark...
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March 31, 2018 - 7:43 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president has recited an Islamic prayer in the Hagia Sophia, a historic Istanbul landmark that has become a symbol of interfaith and diplomatic tensions. Speaking for an art festival opening Saturday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recited the Quran's first verse,...
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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 - 4:33 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney for one of two Arizona woman charged with burglarizing mosque in as they made 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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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky, center, reaches out to clasp hands with Jaclyn Corin, below left, while David Hogg, top left, and Alex Wind, right, applaud at the conclusion of a panel discussion about guns at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 23, 2018 - 4:53 pm
Before the shooting had even stopped, teenagers hiding at their Florida high school were talking about gun control. Within days, they had launched a crusade against gun violence — one that will result in a nationwide series of protests Saturday. In taking up the fight, the students have joined...
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A man holds flags and a sign as members of the Cambodian community gather in Hyde Park to protest against Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in Sydney, Friday, March 16, 2018. Hun Sen is in Australia to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, special summit. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
March 17, 2018 - 4:36 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the displacement of Rohingya Muslims is no longer solely a domestic issue for Myanmar, as Southeast Asian nations signed a counterterrorism cooperation agreement at a regional leaders' conference. Najib made his comments on Saturday at a...
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