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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in the morning in Washington. The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump’s time as president. That’s about to change. The justices’ first deep dive into a Trump administration policy comes in a dispute over the administration’s ban on travel from some countries with majority Muslim populations. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
April 23, 2018 - 7:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump's time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That's about to change. The justices' first deep dive into a Trump administration policy comes in a dispute over the third and...
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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 - 8:02 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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April 12, 2018 - 6:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Muslim activist from Australia has been denied entry into the U.S., where she was scheduled to speak at a literary festival. Yassmin Abdel-Magied tweeted that she was turned away at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday and deported to London, where she...
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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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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 - 12:57 am
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. The polls are seen as a test of survival for Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is widely expected to win...
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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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Alexanda Amon Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh, who were allegedly among four British jihadis who made up a brutal Islamic State cell dubbed "The Beatles," speak during an interview with The Associated Press at a security center in Kobani, Syria, Friday, March 30, 2018. The men said that their home country’s revoking of their citizenship denies them fair trial. “The Beatles” terror cell is believed to have captured, tortured and killed hostages including American, British and Japanese journalists and aid workers. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
March 30, 2018 - 12:55 pm
KOBANI, Syria (AP) — Two British members the Islamic State group believed to have belonged to a cell notorious for beheading hostages in northern Syria said Friday that their home country's revoking of their citizenship denies them the possibility of fair trial. One of them said the killings of...
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