Erdogan: Turkey captures slain IS leader al-Baghdadi’s wife

World 11/06/19, 10:54

Turkey has captured a wife of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. Erdogan made the announcement while delivering a speech in the capital of Ankara but gave no other details. He did not say when or how the woman ...

Turkey says it captured slain IS leader’s sister in Syria

Asia & Pacific 11/04/19, 16:18

Turkey captured the elder sister of the slain leader of the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria on Monday, according to a senior Turkish official, who called the arrest an intelligence "gold mine." Little is known about the sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The Turkish official said the 65-year-old known as ...

Military dog hurt in al-Baghdadi raid is K-9 combat veteran

Politics 10/30/19, 17:46

The military working dog injured in the raid last weekend that led to the death of the Islamic State leader was hurt after being exposed to live electrical cables but has returned to active duty, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Gen. Frank McKenzie, who leads U.S. Central Command, told reporters the dog ...

Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group

World 10/27/19, 07:09

ISIS erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate." Its territorial rule, which at its height in 2014 stretched across nearly a third of both Syria and Iraq, ...

Iran says new US sanctions mean ‘the permanent closure for diplomacy’

World 06/25/19, 03:27

Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the "permanent closure" for diplomacy between the two nations. For his part, Iran's president described the White House as "afflicted by mental retardation." President Hassan Rouhani went on to ...

US sanctions on Iran felt in Iraqi Shiite tourist shops

Asia & Pacific 05/26/19, 04:56

For years, Karar Hussein has sold sweets in his shop near the entrance to one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, accepting whatever currency was offered to him by his clients, many of them religious tourists from neighboring Iran. But lately, when Iranian pilgrims ask about prices, he tells them he ...

Muslim groups apologize for video: Mistake ‘ours to own’

U.S. 05/15/19, 16:06

Muslim leaders in Philadelphia are apologizing for an event last month at which children were captured on video speaking in Arabic about beheadings and the liberation of Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site.The Muslim American Society's Philadelphia chapter and the Leaders Academy, a gathering space for cyberschooled children, issued a joint ...

Iran’s supreme leader makes uranium enrichment threat

World 05/15/19, 04:26

Iran's supreme leader issued a veiled threat in the same speech in which he stated that "no one is seeking war," saying it wouldn't be difficult for the Islamic Republic to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels amid rising tensions with the U.S., state media reported Wednesday. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments late ...

Update: Cardinal rebukes Farrakhan, priest over speech

U.S. 05/10/19, 19:45

The Latest on Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan's speech denying allegations of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia (all times local):7:30 p.m.Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich (blayz SOO'-pich) has condemned what he called anti-Semitic statements made by Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan at a Roman Catholic church on the ...

Farrakhan says he doesn’t hate Jewish people

U.S. 05/09/19, 21:14

Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan says despite assertions by Facebook when it banned him from its platform, he is not a hater of Jewish people, not a misogynist nor a homophobe.During a speech Thursday at a Roman Catholic church on Chicago's South Side, Farrakhan asserted people shouldn't be ...

‘Call me,’ President Trump tells Iran as tensions flare

Politics 05/09/19, 16:14

President Donald Trump has a message for Iran's leaders as tensions flare over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program: "Call me." Trump's nuclear talks with North Korea may be stalled, but that isn't keeping the self-styled deal-maker from looking to open a new front in his pursuit of geopolitical negotiating success. Trump on ...

Sudan’ military says protest leaders ignored Islamic Sharia

Africa 05/08/19, 12:24

Sudan's ruling military council says a constitutional proposal from the protesters who drove the country's former president from power ignores the idea that Islamic Sharia law is the basis for the country's legislation.Shams al-Deen al-Kabashi, spokesman for the council, said late Tuesday that council members have generally agreed with the ...

Philadelphia commission probing ‘disturbing’ video

U.S. 05/06/19, 18:43

A Philadelphia city commission said Monday it's investigating an event last month at which Muslim children were captured on video speaking in Arabic about beheadings and the liberation of Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site.The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations launched a probe into the April 17 gathering at the Muslim ...

A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

World 05/06/19, 01:10

Many Muslims around the world began fasting Monday to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan.This means waking up before dawn to eat, hydrate and pray. Once the sun rises, Muslims abstain from food and drink, including water, until sunset. They repeat the grueling routine every day for ...

Muslim cabbies’ ingenuity build airport parking lot mosque

Africa 04/28/19, 14:35

The words of the adhan, the Islamic call to prayer, are identical wherever it is sung, in every country where Muslims worship."Hayya 'alas salah" is sung around the globe five times a day, including outside a construction trailer parked in a remote lot at Philadelphia International Airport by a city ...

Europe’s far-right leaders campaign in Prague for EU vote

Europe 04/25/19, 14:11

Europe's far-right political leaders campaigned Thursday in Prague, calling migration and Islam major threats to Europe as they sought to rally support ahead of the European Parliament elections next month.Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Rally party and Geert Wilders, founder of the Dutch anti-Islam Party for Freedom, ...

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