UN counterterrorism chief makes controversy trip to Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — China says the U.N. counterterrorism chief has visited Xinjiang last week despite protests from the U.S. and a rights group that the trip would be inappropriate in light of the human ri...

Anger boils over Xinjiang visit by UN counterterrorism chief

Vladimir Voronkov, a Russian diplomat who heads the United Nations Counterterrorism Office, is set to the Xinjiang region in western China, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday. While saying Vo...

Copies of Quran ripped up at mosque in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is condemning an incident in which around 50 copies of the Quran were damaged at a mosque. Police say that one or more people ripped up copies of ...

Man pleads guilty to threatening Congress members over phone

TAMARAC, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to leaving threatening rants about gun control, illegal immigration, homosexuals, black people and Muslims for three Democratic members of Congres...

65 Rohingya Muslims found shipwrecked in southern Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai officials say they have discovered 65 ethnic Rohingya Muslim refugees who were shipwrecked and stranded in southern Thailand. The chief of Tarutao National Marine...

Muslim couple deny terror-related charges in Madrid re-trial

MADRID (AP) — A Moroccan-born Spaniard and his Mexican wife are denying charges in their retrial that they helped recruit militants for the Islamic State group in Madrid. Aziz Zaghan...

When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The two flags hanging outside Anwar Ragaua's house have gotten him police warnings but the wiry 50-year-old vows he's not taking them down. After all, the poli...

Islamic State expands reach in Afghanistan, threatening West

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has lost its caliphate in Syria and Iraq, but in the forbidding mountains of northeastern Afghanistan the group is expanding its footprint, recrui...

Rugby CEO: Crusaders name to remain for Super Rugby in 2020

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Rugby chief executive Brent Impey says the Crusaders Super Rugby team will retain its contentious name in 2020 despite calls for change after a terrorist att...

5 Pakistani Shiites killed in 2 bombings in southwest town

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani security official says two bombings hours apart targeted vehicles carrying minority Shiite tourists in the southwestern town of Ziarat, killing five people and woun...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

The 30th anniversary of China's crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square passed with an information lockdown and extra security in the Beijing landmark. Thousands of people attended a c...

Correction: Police-Offensive Social Media Posts story

In a story June 5 about police departments' response to inflammatory social media posts by officers, The Associated Press erroneously reported the source of the Plain View Project's funding. It is fun...

Religious freedom yet rings in Taiwan: Ken Starr

Bob Fu is an American hero. Having narrowly escaped the atrocities of Tiananmen Square 30 years ago, Bob served time in a Chinese prison, fled to Hong Kong, then was warmly welcomed 20 years ago as a ...

Mass grave in Bosnia presumed to hold Muslim war victims

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The prosecutor's office in Bosnian says a mass grave has been discovered near the capital of Sarajevo that is presumed to hold the remains of Bosnian Muslims killed...

Egyptian officials: Militant attack kills 10 police in Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Islamic militants attacked a checkpoint in Egypt's restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least 10 policemen, security officials said. ...