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Officers from Hamas national security force hold their rifles while marching during a parade against Israeli arrangements in the contested Jerusalem shrine, in front of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to the contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
July 27, 2017 - 3:09 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel removed an overhead metal bridge and the railings it had recently installed near a contested Jerusalem holy site following Palestinian outrage over the security measures installed after a deadly Arab attack there, but Muslim leaders told worshippers Thursday to continue...
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Masked militants from Nabil Masoud Brigades, a military wing of the Fatah movement, hold their weapons during a parade against Israeli arrangements in a contested Jerusalem shrine, along the streets of Gaza City, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Muslim leaders urged the faithful Tuesday to keep up their prayer protests and avoid entering a contested Jerusalem shrine, even after Israel dismantled metal detectors that initially triggered the tensions. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
July 26, 2017 - 2:33 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslim worshippers have once again held their morning prayers outside Jerusalem's most contested holy site despite Israel's removal of the metal detectors that sparked the protest. Wednesday's prayers came a day after Israel seemingly capitulated to the demands of protesters. But...
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July 24, 2017 - 8:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel on Monday clarified but didn't apologize for a weekend segment that The New York Times said falsely accused the newspaper of revealing intelligence information that enabled Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to elude capture by U.S. forces two years ago...
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July 24, 2017 - 4:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel on Monday clarified, but didn't apologize for, a weekend segment that The New York Times said falsely accused the newspaper of revealing intelligence information that enabled Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to elude capture by U.S. forces two years ago...
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July 21, 2017 - 5:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police are investigating the mailing of a Quran submerged in a tub of what appeared to be pork lard to a Northern California Islamic center. The Sacramento chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations received the package in June, and it follows two other incidents...
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July 21, 2017 - 1:00 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli police spokesman says police are banning Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested Jerusalem shrine ahead of feared mass protests over the installation of metal detectors there. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Friday that reinforcements are being deployed in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2011 file photo, members of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia hold posters during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Indonesian government on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 banned Hizbut Tahrir, an organization that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticized as draconian by rights groups. Writings on the posters read "No to dictatorship or democracy, Yes to caliphate" and "Overthrow dictatorship, uphold the caliphate." (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)
July 19, 2017 - 2:01 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian government on Wednesday banned Hizbut Tahrir, an Islamic organization that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticized as draconian by rights groups. Hizbut's legal status had been revoked to protect national unity, said...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2011 file photo, members of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia hold posters during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Indonesian government on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 banned Hizbut Tahrir, an organization that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticized as draconian by rights groups. Writings on the posters read "No to dictatorship or democracy, Yes to caliphate" and "Overthrow dictatorship, uphold the caliphate." (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)
July 19, 2017 - 1:14 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian government on Wednesday banned Hizbut Tahrir, an organization that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticized as draconian by rights groups. Hizbut's legal status had been revoked to protect national unity, said Freddy...
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This 2009 handout photo released by a friend of Xiyue Wang, shows Xiyue Wang at his apartment in Hong Kong, China. Princeton University professor Stephen Kotkin, who advised Wang, a Chinese-American researcher sentenced to prison in Iran, defended his former student as innocent of all charges against him. Kotkin told The Associated Press by email that Xiyue Wang is a "remarkable, linguistically gifted graduate student" who studied governance in 19th and early 20th century Muslim regions. (Friend of Xiyue Wang via AP)
July 17, 2017 - 11:10 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Chinese-American graduate student sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for allegedly "infiltrating" the country and sending confidential material abroad is innocent of all charges against him, his professor at Princeton University said on Monday. Xiyue Wang's...
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In this Monday, July 10, 2017 photo, Clifford Kang, father of soldier Ikaika E. Kang, poses with photo of his son in Kailua, Hawaii. Ikaika E. Kang, an active-duty U.S. soldier, was arrested over the weekend on terrorism charges that accuse him of pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group and saying he wanted to "kill a bunch of people." (Bruce Asato/The Star-Advertiser via AP)
July 12, 2017 - 3:14 am
HONOLULU (AP) — The Army knew Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang had shown support for Islamic State years ago. It even took away his security clearance for a while. But he stayed in the service, deploying to Afghanistan in 2013. Then, last weekend, the FBI arrested the 34-year-old on terrorism charges...
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