Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2019. There are 22 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 9, 1990...

Main Lebanon PM candidate withdraws from consideration

BEIRUT (AP) — A possible candidate for prime minister of Lebanon said Sunday he is withdrawing from consideration for the post, prolonging the country's political crisis. Samir Khat...

Police: Al-Shabab extremists kill 8 on bus in northern Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya say suspected al-Shabab extremists have stopped a bus in the north near Somalia and killed eight passengers, all of them non-Muslims. A police r...

Thousands protest Indian citizenship bill excluding Muslims

GAUHATI, India (AP) — More than 1,000 students marched Friday in India’s northeast against a bill approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to grant citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from...

India's Muslims split in response to Hindu temple verdict

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s largest Muslim political groups are divided over how to respond to a Supreme Court ruling that favors Hindus’ right to a disputed site 27 years after Hindu nationalist mobs ...

AP Exclusive: 629 Pakistani girls sold as brides to China

Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pak...

Congress passes Uighur Human Rights Policy Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday aimed at pressuring China over a brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the far west of the country, legislation that follow...

US Congress condemns China for crackdown on ethnic Muslims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday aimed at pressuring China over a brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the far west of the country, legislation that follows a si...

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 ...

Smoke grenade explodes in Indonesia park, injures 2 soldiers

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police say an explosion from a smoke grenade near the presidential palace in Indonesia's capital has injured two soldiers. Jakarta Police Chief Gatot Eddy P...

In death and life, Lebanese woman shows religious law fight

BEIRUT (AP) — Nadyn Jouny’s sister taped up two messages in her memory inside a closet at the family home — one of motherly love tinged with pain, another of defiance. The first Joun...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 2, the 336th day of 2019. There are 29 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 2, 1859...

China requires face scan for new mobile users

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A regulation that requires Chinese citizens to scan their faces when registering new mobile phones came into effect on Sunday (Dec. 1), as Beijing works to ensure the iden...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2019. There are 31 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 30, ...

Thursday’s Sports in Brief

HOCKEY Akim Aliu is not happy with the apology Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters issued for a racial slur he allegedly used when both were in the minors 10 years ago. ...