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FILE - In this July 2016 file photo, Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen speaks to members of the media at his compound, in Saylorsburg, Pa. Turkey on Sunday dismissed as "ludicrous and groundless" a report that Turkish officials may have discussed kidnapping Gulen, a U.S.-based Muslim cleric, in exchange for millions of dollars. (AP Photo/Chris Post, File)
November 12, 2017 - 8:25 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey on Sunday dismissed as "ludicrous and groundless" a report that Turkish officials may have discussed kidnapping a U.S.-based Muslim cleric in exchange for millions of dollars. On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was investigating an...
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FILE - In this Oct., 31, 2017 file photo, U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph A. Felix, his wife, and his lawyers exit a courtroom after testimony at Camp Lejeune, N.C. A Marine Corps jury on Friday, Nov. 10, is deciding whether Felix should be sentenced to military prison time for choking, punching and otherwise tormenting recruits, especially Muslims, one of whom eventually hurled himself to his death down a stairwell. The eight-man jury at Camp Lejeune, N.C., also could sentence Felix to financial penalties and a dishonorable discharge. (Rory Laverty /The Washington Post/via AP, File)
November 10, 2017 - 5:54 am
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine Corps drill instructor was convicted by a military jury of physically abusing young recruits, sometimes while drunk, and focusing his fury on three Muslim-American military volunteers. The eight-man jury at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, determined Thursday that...
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This frame grab from video provided Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows Syrian pro-government troops taking up positions during fighting with insurgents on the Iraq-Syria border. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said that Islamic State militants have withdrawn from their last stronghold following a government offensive and that government forces and allied troops, including Iraqi fighters are combing Boukamal, a strategic town on the border with Iraq, Thursday. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 5:10 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A media outlet linked to the Syrian military says the Islamic State group's leader may be holed up in an IS pocket in the eastern town of Boukamal, which government forces and their allies recaptured this week. The Syrian Central Military Media says that, as Syrian troops and their...
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This Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, photo, shows the Louvre Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is preparing its grand opening, unveiling its treasures to the world after a decade-long wait and questions over laborers’ rights. The museum, which opens on Saturday, Nov. 11 to the public, encompasses work from both the East and West. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 08, 2017 - 1:48 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will be joining Arab leaders to inaugurate the new Louvre Abu Dhabi in the capital of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday evening. The museum marks a major cultural achievement for the UAE after a decade-long wait and...
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November 06, 2017 - 3:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has filed a complaint following new death threats received after its latest front page cartoon on Islam and a controversial Muslim scholar. The Paris prosecutor's office said Monday that it opened an investigation following the complaint. The...
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FILE - In this July, 23, 2017 file photo, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman poses while meeting with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Saturday, Nov. 11 2017, removed a prominent prince who headed the National Guard, replaced the economy minister and announced the creation of a new anti-corruption committee. (Presidency Press Service/Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 05, 2017 - 12:07 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman removed a prominent prince who headed the National Guard, replaced the economy minister and announced the creation of a new anti-corruption committee. The Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya news channel also reported late Saturday that 11 princes and...
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In this photo released on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, showing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Hariri resigned from his post Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 during a trip to Saudi Arabia in a surprise move that plunged the country into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions. (Dalati Nohra via AP)
November 04, 2017 - 1:28 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's bombshell resignation in a televised speech from Saudi Arabia took the nation by surprise Saturday. In his announcement, Hariri accused Iran and its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah, of holding Lebanon hostage and destabilizing the Arab region. But what...
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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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