Attack on prison in Afghanistan continues; at least 11 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A complex attack by the Islamic State group against a prison in eastern Nangarhar province continued Monday and has killed at least 11 people, a local official said. ...

Suicide car bomb, gunmen attack prison in east Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomb and multiple gunmen attacked a prison in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, Afghan officials said, killing at least one person and injuring 20 others. ...

AP PHOTOS: Muslims worldwide mark Eid festival amid pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Muslims worldwide have marked the Eid al-Adha holiday amid a global pandemic that has impacted nearly every aspect of this year’s celebrations. Aro...

Afghanistan frees over 300 Taliban prisoners in Eid cease-fire deal

Afghanistan’s government released hundreds of Taliban prisoners over the weekend as a rare cease-fire between the groups appeared to hold for the final scheduled day on Sunday, the last day of t...

The Latest: India records highest daily jump of 57,000 cases

NEW DELHI — India recorded the steepest spike of 57,118 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking its coronavirus caseload close to 1.7 million, with July alone accounting for nearly 1.1 million infectio...

Mexico 3rd in global pandemic deaths, Vietnam struggles anew

PARIS (AP) — Mexico now has the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, behind the United States and Brazil, while former success story Vietnam is struggling to control an outbreak spreading in its m...

Supreme leader says Iran won't negotiate with US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Friday his country will not negotiate with the United States because America would only use talks for propaganda purposes. ...

UK imposes new restrictions for 4 million amid virus spread

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s health secretary defended the government’s abrupt re-imposition of restrictions on social life across a swath of northern England on Friday, saying it was important to clamp do...

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha holy day in Taipei with eye on safety

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of Taipei's Indonesian Muslim community were already lining up 6:30 a.m. at the Taipei Travel Plaza outside Taipei Main Station to get a spot in the first sess...

Final days of hajj and Eid festival impacted by coronavirus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Small groups of pilgrims performed one of the final rites of the Islamic hajj on Friday as Muslims worldwide marked the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday amid a globa...

Saudi Royal Court says King Salman discharged from hospital

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman was discharged from a hospital in the capital Riyadh after more than a week following surgery to remove his gall bladder, the Royal Court ...

Afghan officials: Suicide bomber kills 8 people, wounds 30

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province late on Thursday killed eight people and wounded at least 30, authorities said. The attack struck...

Livestock prices stress Muslims in Africa ahead of Eid

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Even in the best of times, many Muslims in West Africa scramble to afford a sheep to slaughter on Eid al-Adha, a display of faith that often costs as much as a month's income. ...

Cyprus: Putin 'to help ease' gas search tensions with Turkey

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to intercede with Turkey to try and ease rising tensions over its oil and gas exploration in eastern Mediterranean waters that Cypr...

Bangladesh arrests 3 in police station blast, denies IS link

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi police said they arrested three suspects in the bombing of a Dhaka police station and denied a claim of responsibility by the Islamic State group, saying the attac...