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Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic's shadow

CAIRO (AP) — Muslims around the world were observing Tuesday yet another major Islamic holiday in the shadow of the pandemic and amid growing concerns about the highly infectious delta variant of the ...

Indonesian Muslims mark grim Eid amid devastating virus wave

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslims across Indonesia marked a grim Eid al-Adha festival for a second year Tuesday as the country struggles to cope with a devastating new wave of coronavirus cases ...

Indonesian Muslims mark grim Eid amid devastating virus wave

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslims across Indonesia marked a grim Eid al-Adha festival for a second year Tuesday as the country struggles to cope with a devastating new wave of coronavirus cases and th...

Indonesia caught between surge and slow vaccine rollout

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Sri Dewi stood in the graveyard with her family, waiting their turn to bury her brother. He suffered a stroke and needed oxygen, but there wasn't any in a hospital overwhelme...

Analysis: Indonesia looked to India on lockdown, but didn't adopt its policy

JAKARTA, July 2 (Reuters) - The scenes in Indonesia's hospitals in the past week have been eerily similar to those in India two months ago - hospital corridors jammed with COVID-19 patients and fr...

The Latest: Vaccinated Canadians won’t have to quarantine

TORONTO — Fully vaccinated Canadian citizens who test negative for COVID-19 will be exempt from two weeks of quarantine when returning to the country as of July 5, officials said Monday. ...

Indonesia records its largest 1-day jump in COVID infections

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian health authorities announced the country's largest one-day jump in new coronavirus infections on Monday, as the number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began ...

The Latest: UK reports more than 10,000 daily virus cases

LONDON — The U.K. has recorded more than 10,000 daily coronavirus infections for the first time in nearly four months, likely the result of the spread of the more contagious delta variant. ...

WHO warns of fresh Indonesia surge fed by virus variants

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s president ordered authorities to speed up the country's vaccination campaign as the World Health Organization warned Thursday of the need to incre...

WHO warns of fresh Indonesia surge fed by virus variants

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s president ordered authorities to speed up the country's vaccination campaign as the World Health Organization warned Thursday of the need to increase social restr...

Pro-Palestinian protesters march in major cities as Israel strikes Gaza — live updates

Israeli airstrike kills 10 in Gaza Gaza building housing AP, Al Jazeera offices collapses following an airstrike Police clash with pro-Palestinian protesters in several cities Palestinians mark Na...

Pakistan: How has COVID impacted the LGBT community?

The COVID-19 pandemic has made being LGBT in Pakistan significantly more difficult, in a country where the community already faces numerous challenges including systemic oppression and social stigma, ...

Afghanistan: Deadly mosque bombing rocks Kabul

At least 12 worshippers were killed in an explosion at a mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers, police said. People had gathered in the Kabul mosque on the second day of the Mulsim holid...

On Eid, Xinjiang imams defend China against US criticism

BEIJING (AP) — Muslim leaders from the Xinjiang region rejected Western allegations that China is suppressing religious freedom, speaking at a reception Thursday for foreign diplomats and media at the...

Albanian tries to set himself on fire at Eid al-Fitr prayers

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A man tried to set himself on fire during prayers for the Muslim holiday of Ei -al-Fitr in the Albanian capital, Tirana, police said Thursday. They said a 40-y...