Religious issues

August 13, 2018 - 2:23 pm
BERLIN (AP) — China insisted on Monday that "arbitrary detention" or "re-education centers" do not exist in its far western Xinjiang region, rejecting concerns raised by a U.N. human rights committee that millions of ethnic Uighurs may be being held in camps. Beijing was responding to questions...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, March 10, 2018, former White House strategist Steve Bannon addresses members of the far right National Front party at the party congress in the northern French city of Lille. Bannon weighed into British politics in a wide-ranging interview published Sunday Aug. 12, 2018, in which he defends former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s comments about Muslim face veils. (AP Photo, FILE)
August 12, 2018 - 8:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Republican strategist Steve Bannon weighed into British politics Sunday in a wide-ranging interview in which he defended former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's comments about Muslim face veils and praised a controversial British far-right leader. The former aide to President Donald...
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A man shouts during a demonstration in Tunis, Saturday Aug 11, 2018. Thousands of Muslim fundamentalists have held an hours-long protest in front of the nation's parliament to decry proposals in a government report on gender equality. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
August 11, 2018 - 11:35 am
BARDO, Tunisia (AP) — Thousands of Muslim fundamentalists have held an hours-long protest in front of the nation's parliament to decry proposals in a government report on gender equality. Thousands of men and veiled women marched Saturday under a blazing sun from Tunis to Bardo, outside the capital...
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Vehicles are parked outside the Grand Mosque in Weizhou in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, early Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in northwestern China on Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government's efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced in the country. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
August 11, 2018 - 6:27 am
WEIZHOU, China (AP) — A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said Saturday that no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest. The Global Times said that local officials in...
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Kismat Ali, whose wife's name did not appear on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft, shows a form he collected to file an appeal in Mayong, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. On Friday, the 3.9 million residents left off Assam’s draft list of citizens began filing their appeals, wading into a byzantine legal and bureaucratic process that many fear could lead to detention, expulsion or years in limbo. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
August 10, 2018 - 8:42 pm
MAYONG, India (AP) — The rice farmer doesn't know how it happened. Abdul Mannan just knows a mistake was made somewhere. But what can you say when the authorities suddenly insist one of your five children isn't an Indian? What do you do when your wife and daughter-in-law are suddenly viewed as...
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August 10, 2018 - 4:41 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A U.N. anti-discrimination committee raised concerns on Friday over China's treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority, citing reports of mass detentions as it considered Beijing's record over recent years. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination started reviewing China...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2015, file photo, Chinese Hui Muslims pray during Eid al-Fitr prayers at Niujie Mosque in Beijing. Authorities in northwestern China were poised to begin demolition of a mosque Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, despite protests by hundreds of members of the country's Muslim Hui ethnic minority determined to preserve the newly built structure. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
August 10, 2018 - 7:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in northwestern China on Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government's efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced in the country. A large crowd of Hui people, a Muslim ethnic minority, began...
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Tamara Deisel is embraced by friends under the rain outside Congress where pro-choice activists gather to show their support for a law that decriminalizes abortion, which they worry lawmakers will vote against, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, late Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The Senate is debating a bill Wednesday that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in the homeland of Pope Francis, setting up a vote that could reverberate around the region. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
August 09, 2018 - 8:04 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Women's groups across Latin America vowed to keep fighting for a right to abortion despite the Argentine Senate's rejection of a bill early Thursday that would have legalized the procedure in Pope Francis' home country. There were even expectations that the...
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August 09, 2018 - 10:25 am
LONDON (AP) — A British inquiry concluded Thursday that sexual abuse at two leading Roman Catholic schools in Britain was considerably higher than is reflected by conviction figures, with monks hiding allegations to protect the church's reputation. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, file photo, Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat, is photographed outside the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich. In the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Democrats pick former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib to run unopposed for the congressional seat that former Rep. John Conyers held for more than 50 years. Tlaib would be the first Muslim woman in Congress. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
August 08, 2018 - 6:51 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Rashida Tlaib's opposition to President Donald Trump began while he was still candidate Trump and before she decided to run for Congress. The 42-year-old attorney, who is set to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress, was booted from a 2016 Trump campaign speech in Detroit...
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