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Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders, left, and Belgian anti-immigrant politician Filip Dewinter address the media at the Belgian federal parliament in Brussels on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. A Belgian mayor banned Wilders and Dewinter from holding a rally in Molenbeek, a Muslim-majority Brussels neighborhood. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
November 03, 2017 - 10:24 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders has cancelled his "Islam Safari" through a Muslim-majority neighborhood of Brussels after a Belgian mayor banned him from entering. Wilders and Belgian anti-immigrant politician Filip Dewinter had planned to tour the Molenbeek neighborhood just...
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In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid al-Qasabi talks to the audience at the opening of Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Saudi Arabia has opened a major investment conference aimed at shining a spotlight on the country's efforts to diversify its revenue streams and overhaul its economy and society. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)
October 24, 2017 - 1:21 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When global oil prices plunged three years ago, alarms went off in Saudi Arabia, one of the world's top producers. With the kingdom nearly entirely reliant on oil for income, a looming economic crisis threatened its future stability. This jolted Saudis into action...
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Saudi King Salman listens during a meeting of the Saudi-Iraqi Bilateral Coordination Council with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
October 24, 2017 - 5:45 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday opened a major investment conference aimed at shining a spotlight on the country's efforts to overhaul its economy and society after being jolted into action following a plunge in oil prices that threatened the kingdom's main source of revenue and...
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October 23, 2017 - 11:32 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's king met Monday with an influential Iraqi Shiite leader, as the United States stepped up efforts to contain the influence of Shiite-led Iran in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally and leader of the region's camp of Sunni Muslim states that also includes Jordan,...
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Afghan men collect remains of belongings inside a damaged mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, a day after a suicide attack. Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, the Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
October 21, 2017 - 4:16 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Pakistan is strongly condemning two suicide attacks at mosques in Afghanistan that killed at least 72 people. In a statement Saturday, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said the government and people of...
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October 19, 2017 - 4:24 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors secured a relatively rare federal hate crime conviction punishable by a tough sentence on Thursday as a Florida man pleaded guilty to leaving a voicemail that threatened to shoot people at a mosque. Legal experts and Islamic advocates said it sends an important message at a...
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This frame grab from a video provided on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 by Turkey-based Kurdish Mezopotamya agency media outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows Syrian civilians run on a damaged street as they fleeing from the areas that still controlled by the Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, Syria. Scores of civilians including women and children are fleeing the last few remaining neighborhoods held by the Islamic State group in Syria's northern city of Raqqa, ahead of an anticipated final push by U.S.-backed fighters seeking to liberate the city. (Mezopotamya Agency, via AP)
October 14, 2017 - 1:31 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Tribal leaders from the Syrian city of Raqqa say they have appealed to the U.S. coalition and their Syrian allied forces to allow the evacuation of local Islamic State fighters to stop the bloodshed. In a statement...
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Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, head of Austrian People's Party, is applauded by supporters during a brief campaign rally in Vienna, Austria, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Austria will hold national elections on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
October 13, 2017 - 7:48 am
VIENNA (AP) — Austrians elect a new government Sunday with polls indicating that the country will drift strongly to the right. Here are some questions and answers about the election, and why it's significant beyond Austria's borders. ___ WHY NOW — AND WHO ARE THE MAIN CONTENDERS? Sunday's vote is...
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In this Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 photo, Ashkan Ashtari, a 30-year-old electronics importer speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at a street food market, in downtown Tehran, Iran. As U.S. President Donald Trump threatens the Iran nuclear deal, those living in Tehran feel that an accord they have yet to benefit from may already be doomed, hardening their skepticism about America. Trump is set to deliver a speech on Iran this week in which he is expected to decline to certify Iran's compliance in the landmark 2015 agreement. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
October 09, 2017 - 8:27 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As U.S. President Donald Trump threatens the Iran nuclear deal, those living in Tehran feel that an accord they have yet to benefit from may already be doomed, hardening their skepticism about America. Trump is set to deliver a speech on Iran this week in which he is expected to...
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October 07, 2017 - 10:32 am
GDANSK, Poland (AP) — Polish Catholics held rosaries and prayed together at hundreds of locations Saturday along the country's 3,500-kilometer (2,000-mile) border, appealing to the Virgin Mary and God for salvation for Poland and the world. The unusual event called "Rosary on the Borders" was...
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