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Irish singer Sinead O'Connor performs during the Italian State RAI TV program "Che Tempo che Fa", in Milan
(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, FILE)
October 26, 2018 - 10:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has announced she has converted to Islam and said she has changed her name to Shuhada' Davitt. The 51-year-old has been posting selfies of herself wearing hijabs on Twitter in recent days, as well as a video in which she sang the Azan, or call to prayer...
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October 26, 2018 - 2:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has announced she has converted to Islam and said she has changed her name to Shuhada' Davitt. The 51-year-old has been posting selfies of herself wearing hijabs on Twitter in recent days, as well as a video in which she sang the Azan, or call to prayer...
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October 21, 2018 - 5:14 pm
AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) — An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group targeted a mosque in Syria last week because it was determined to be an insurgent command-and-control center, the U.S. said Sunday. The coalition said in a statement that while the law of war...
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This 1994 photo provided by Katherine Roth shows her standing with Yemeni fighters. The photo was taken by Jamal Khashoggi in Yemen after the country’s civil war. Khashoggi was Roth’s friend and mentor when she was a young reporter on a fellowship studying Islamic movements. (Jamal Khashoggi/Courtesy of Katherine Roth via AP)
October 19, 2018 - 7:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sitting in my suburban American kitchen, it is easy to feel that Saudi Arabia is a world away, that events at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul — as gruesome as they may have been — have little to do with me. Except for one thing. Almost 25 years ago, Jamal Khashoggi was my friend and...
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October 17, 2018 - 3:48 pm
ROME (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat has briefed the leader of Iraq's Chaldean Catholics on U.S. development aid after the cardinal accused the United States of failing to help rebuild Christian villages devastated by the Islamic State group. Mark Green, USAID administrator, said Wednesday that he...
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Yasin Aktay, an advisor to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a good friend sits next to an empty chair with a picture of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi placed on it, speaks during a live television program for London-based TV station al-Hewar, in Istanbul, late Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Khashoggi was supposed to appear on the show. The TV presenter Azzam Tamimi, a prominent Palestinian and a good friend of Khashoggi, told The Associated Press that the program was planned to discuss his new projects, his books and other issues.(AP Photo/Mucahid Yapici)
October 12, 2018 - 8:23 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Saudi contributor to Washington Post who went missing more than a week ago and is feared dead had major plans, including a string of new projects to promote inclusiveness and accountability lacking around the Arab world, his friends say. Jamal Khashoggi, a prolific writer and...
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This picture taken on Dec. 18, 2017, shows the statue of the Ain El Fouara fountain located in the heart of Setif, nearly 300 kilometers (185 miles) east of Algiers, the Algerian capital, after being vandalized in 2017. The colonial-era statue is the work of French sculptor Francis Saint Vidal, dating to 1889. A man with a hammer has attacked and damaged a statue of a bare-breasted woman, an emblem of the eastern city of Setif, in the latest in a series of such attacks. (AP Photo)
October 09, 2018 - 1:47 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A man with a hammer on Tuesday attacked and damaged a statue of a bare-breasted woman, an emblem of the eastern city of Setif, in the latest in a series of such attacks. Setif communications director Mohamed Touiri said that a Salafist, someone who adheres to a conservative...
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October 06, 2018 - 2:53 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A defense lawyer says Pakistan's top court will hear the final appeal of a Christian woman who has been on death row since 2010 after being convicted of insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Asia Bibi's lawyer Saiful Malook said Saturday the Supreme Court will take up her appeal on...
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FILE - The sun sets as women visit a Yazidi shrine overlooking at Kankhe Camp for the internally displaced in Dahuk, northern Iraq, in this Wednesday, May 18, 2016 file photo. Over the past centuries, the Yazidi community, one of Iraq's oldest religious minorities, has repeatedly been subjected to brutal attacks leaving thousands of its members dead. One of their worst subjugations occ urred four years ago with the rise of the extremist Islamic State group.(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
October 05, 2018 - 12:14 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Over the past centuries, the Yazidi community, one of Iraq's oldest religious minorities, has repeatedly been subjected to brutal attacks leaving thousands of its members dead. One of their worst subjugations occurred four years ago with the rise of the extremist Islamic State group...
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Iraq's new President Barham Salih, center right, walks with new Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, center left, in the parliament building in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Iraq's new president has tasked veteran Shiite politician Abdul-Mahdi with forming a new government nearly five months after national elections were held, state TV reported late Tuesday. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
October 03, 2018 - 6:58 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — A veteran Kurdish politician assumed office on Wednesday as Iraq's new president after tapping an independent Shiite politician for the post of prime minister, ending nearly five months of political deadlock. Barham Salih, 58, who previously served as Iraq's planning minister and the...
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