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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, backdropped by the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, a police officer secures the area after an explosion, that killed several people. Turkey is set to extend Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government opponents and allies who fear the emergency powers are thrusting Turkey toward an increasingly authoritarian direction. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
January 17, 2018 - 7:15 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government opponents and allies who fear the special powers are thrusting Turkey toward an increasingly authoritarian direction. The state of...
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In this Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 file photo, pilgrims walk outside Kirmahalle Cammi mosque in the northeastern Greek town of Komotini. Lawmakers in Greece are set to limit powers of Islamic courts which operate in a border region of the town of Komotini that is home to a 100,000-strong Muslim minority, following a European court challenge. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos, File)
January 09, 2018 - 1:53 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Lawmakers in Greece voted Tuesday to limit the powers of Islamic courts operating in a border region that is home to a 100,000-strong Muslim minority, scrapping procedures dating back more than 90 years. The proposed law passed easily, with backing from parliament's largest...
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In this photo provided by Mehr News Agency, demonstrators attend a pro-government rally in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Tens of thousands of Iranians took part in pro-government demonstrations in several cities across the country on Wednesday, Iranian state media reported, a move apparently seeking to calm nerves after a week of protests and unrest that have killed at least 21 people. (Mehdi Pedramkhoo/Mehr News Agency via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 10:44 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tens of thousands of government supporters took to the streets across Iran on Wednesday as authorities tried to project a sense of stability after a week of protests sparked deadly clashes and calls for the downfall of the Islamic Republic. But even as state television aired...
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Iranian protesters chant slogans at a rally in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Iranian hard-liners rallied Saturday to support the country's supreme leader and clerically overseen government as spontaneous protests sparked by anger over the country's ailing economy roiled major cities in the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
December 30, 2017 - 9:22 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran's weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic's clerical establishment. The...
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December 30, 2017 - 8:02 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's supreme court exonerated a man convicted of blasphemy after he served nine years of a life sentence in prison. A two-judge panel of the court ruled on Friday that Mohammad Mansha was falsely accused, citing lack of evidence, According to court records, Mansha, 58, was...
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Two women console a man outside a hospital following a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Authorities say attackers stormed the Shiite Muslim cultural center in the Afghan capital Kabul, setting off multiple bombs and killing dozens. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
December 28, 2017 - 3:16 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 12:45 a.m. The White House is condemning a "barbaric" attack on a Shiite Muslim cultural center in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed at least 41 people. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement...
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December 28, 2017 - 5:56 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan, in a statement on its Aamaq news agency, says it carried out the attack on a Shiite Muslim cultural center that killed at least 35 and wounded another...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, a view of the bridge in construction for the planned high speed train between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, near Latrun, Israel. Israel's transportation minister is pushing ahead with a plan to extend Jerusalem's soon-to-open high speed rail line to the Western Wall, where he wants to name a future station after President Donald Trump.(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
December 27, 2017 - 12:13 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's transportation minister is pushing ahead with a plan to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem's Old City, passing near sites holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims — and ending at the Western Wall with a station named after President Donald Trump. Yisrael Katz's plan,...
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In this Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 photo released by Saudi Press Agency, two Saudi officials play chess during the opening the first ever chess tournament in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia is hosting a world chess tournament for the first time on Tuesday nearly two years after the country's top cleric issued a religious edict against playing the board game. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)
December 26, 2017 - 5:54 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia is hosting a world chess tournament for the first time on Tuesday nearly two years after the country's top cleric issued a religious edict against playing the board game. Politics have also interfered, with players from Israel and Qatar missing the...
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The wife, center, and mother, left, of imprisoned Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, gesture to media upon arrival with an Indian diplomat, left, for meeting with Jadhav at Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. The wife and mother of an imprisoned Indian naval officer facing the death penalty in Pakistan for espionage and sabotage were allowed to meet with him on Monday in what the Foreign Ministry said was a "humanitarian gesture." (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
December 25, 2017 - 8:45 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The wife and mother of an imprisoned Indian naval officer facing the death penalty in Pakistan for espionage and sabotage were allowed to meet with him on Monday in what the Foreign Ministry said was a "humanitarian gesture." It was the first meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and...
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