Gazans defy taboos to rescue, neuter stray animals

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In the impoverished Gaza Strip, where most people struggle to make ends meet amid a crippling blockade, the suffering of stray dogs and cats often goes unnoticed. ...

Taiwan devoted to creating Muslim-friendly environment: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has demonstrated its dedication to building a Muslim-friendly environment and has become a top destination for Islamic visitors over the last 12 months, according t...

Cuomo: Summer school in New York state will be online

NEW YORK (AP) — Summer school in New York will be conducted remotely, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday, citing the risks of returning children to the classroom. The governor said it’s...

Ramadan Lights to pick Detroit area's best-decorated homes

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Detroit-area Muslims who've had to socially distance themselves from the more communal aspects of Ramadan because of the coronavirus pandemic are instead celebrating the holy mo...

AP PHOTOS: Feeding Manhattan's hungry, every Ramadan night

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast. Pray. Act. Fast. Pray. Act. For a group of Brooklyn Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan is a blur: They fast during daylight hours, pray repeatedly, and use eve...

Suburbanites are voting and that's good news for Joe Biden

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Nearly two years after suburbanites helped drive a Democratic surge, there are clear signs these voters are engaged and primed to vote Democratic again. Tur...

China’s Uighurs trapped in factory toiling for tech titans

NANCHANG, China (AP) — In a lively Muslim quarter of Nanchang city, a sprawling Chinese factory turns out computer screens, cameras and fingerprint scanners for a supplier to international tech giants...

China's Uighurs trapped in factory toiling for tech titans

NANCHANG, China (AP) — In a lively Muslim quarter of Nanchang city, a sprawling Chinese factory turns out computer screens, cameras and fingerprint scanners for a supplier to international tech giants...

Iran's military on alert as virus kills 77, sickens leaders

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran put its armed forces on alert Tuesday to assist health officials in battling the new coronavirus that's killed at least 77 people, an outbreak that has sickened top officials ...

Restaurant owner to pay $8.6M for defrauding Kuwaiti royal

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore restaurant owner who developed a financial relationship with a Kuwaiti royal was found guilty of defrauding the woman and is now ordered to pay her more than $8 million....

Saudis allegedly buy 'Halal organs' from 'slaughtered' Xinjiang Muslims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Sunday (Jan. 19), a Chinese woman claimed to have personally witnessed the harvesting of live organs from unwilling Xinjiang Muslim donors who were "slaughtered on...

Muslim millennial's site dispels stereotypes for millions

NEW YORK (AP) — Today she travels the world, attends a red-carpet movie premiere and sits on panels with astronauts, former presidents and feminist icons. But in the years after 9/11...

Taiwan encourages Middle East tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Tourism Bureau's Singapore Office Director Trust Lin (林信任) said a Taiwan tourism service center will be established in Dubai this year as part of a push to attr...

India suspends internet and phone services to quell protests

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities have stepped up phone and mobile internet shutdowns in some parts of the country in an effort to thwart a groundswell of protests over a new citizenship law that ex...

Night market helps street vendors get halal-certified to boost tourism in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To tap into the busy Muslim travel market, Liuhe Night Market in Kaohsiung is assisting several street food stalls to secure Halal certification to enable Muslim tourists ...