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Iraqi President Barham Salih, right, meets with visiting Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
February 06, 2019 - 8:56 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most senior Shiite cleric on Wednesday joined a chorus of Iraqi politicians and clerics criticizing recent statements by President Donald Trump in which he said U.S. troops should stay in Iraq to keep an eye on neighboring Iran. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said Iraq aspires...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, July 7, 2014, a FEMEN activist shouts slogans against female genital mutilation (FGM) during a protest opposite the Houses of Parliament in London. Wednesday Feb. 6, 2019, is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM and many organizations, led by the United Nations, are reaffirming their commitment to end what has been called a violation of human rights. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
February 06, 2019 - 8:24 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Kadiatou Balde grew up in a Senegalese village with the tradition of female genital mutilation. She never had a choice, but now as a community elder she is helping to banish the practice, one conversation at a time. She started speaking out about the long-taboo issue when the...
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February 06, 2019 - 6:57 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Kadiatou Balde grew up in a Senegalese village with the tradition of female genital mutilation. She never had a choice, but now as a community elder she is helping to banish the practice, one conversation at a time. She started speaking out about the long-taboo issue when the...
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Pope Francis blesses a child as he arrives in the Sheikh Zayed Sports City Stadium to celebrate a mass in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The pontiff ministered on Tuesday to the thriving Catholic community in the United Arab Emirates as he concluded his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with the first-ever papal Mass here. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 05, 2019 - 1:40 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The soft hymns of "Hallelujah" boomed from speakers Tuesday as Pope Francis celebrated the first papal Mass in the Arabian Peninsula for about 180,000 people, capping a visit to the United Arab Emirates that emphasized the presence of minority Christians in...
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Pope Francis blesses a child as he arrives in the Sheikh Zayed Sports City Stadium to celebrate a mass in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The pontiff ministered on Tuesday to the thriving Catholic community in the United Arab Emirates as he concluded his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with the first-ever papal Mass here. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 05, 2019 - 11:32 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The soft hymns of "Hallelujah" boomed from speakers Tuesday as Pope Francis celebrated the first papal Mass in the Arabian Peninsula for about 180,000 people, capping a visit to the United Arab Emirates that emphasized the presence of minority Christians in...
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Pope Francis sits in front of the altar as he celebrates a mass at the Sheikh Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The pontiff ministered on Tuesday to the thriving Catholic community in the United Arab Emirates as he concluded his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with the first-ever papal Mass here. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 05, 2019 - 7:15 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' historic visit to the United Arab Emirates (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Pope Francis has concluded his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with the first-ever papal Mass in the birthplace of Islam. He called for his flock to...
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Pope Francis blesses a boy during a Mass at the Sheikh Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Francis travelled to Abu Dhabi to participate in a conference on inter religious dialogue sponsored the Emirates-based Muslim Council of Elders, an initiative that seeks to counter religious fanaticism by promoting a moderate brand of Islam. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
February 05, 2019 - 4:42 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pope Francis ministered on Tuesday to the thriving Catholic community in the United Arab Emirates as he concluded his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with the first-ever papal Mass here and a call for his flock to remain meek in following God. A day...
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Pope Francis sits in front of the altar as he celebrates a mass at the Sheikh Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The pontiff ministered on Tuesday to the thriving Catholic community in the United Arab Emirates as he concluded his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with the first-ever papal Mass here. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 05, 2019 - 4:23 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' historic visit to the United Arab Emirates (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Authorities in the United Arab Emirates say some 180,000 people have attended Mass by Pope Francis in Abu Dhabi, the first on the Arabian Peninsula. Vatican...
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Pope Francis blesses a boy during a Mass at the Sheikh Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Francis travelled to Abu Dhabi to participate in a conference on inter religious dialogue sponsored the Emirates-based Muslim Council of Elders, an initiative that seeks to counter religious fanaticism by promoting a moderate brand of Islam. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
February 05, 2019 - 3:23 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pope Francis ministered on Tuesday to the thriving Catholic community in the United Arab Emirates as he concluded his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with the first-ever papal Mass here and a call for his flock to remain meek in following God. A day...
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Pope Francis blesses a boy during a Mass at the Sheikh Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Francis travelled to Abu Dhabi to participate in a conference on inter religious dialogue sponsored the Emirates-based Muslim Council of Elders, an initiative that seeks to counter religious fanaticism by promoting a moderate brand of Islam. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
February 05, 2019 - 2:54 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pope Francis ministered on Tuesday to the thriving Catholic community in the United Arab Emirates as he concluded his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with the first-ever papal Mass here and a call for his flock to remain meek in following God. A day...
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