Analysis: Iran supreme leader comments signal strategy shift

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For years, Iran's supreme leader only criticized the West over Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Now, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is publicly chastising the countr...

Rejecting taboos, Palestinian businessman welcomes US plan

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian businessman who flouts political taboos by working with Israeli settlers in the West Bank could soon have a role in President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan. ...

Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face ‘end’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it’ll face its “official end,” shortly after a ...

The Latest: Saudi TV says Yemeni rebels fired 2 missiles

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): ...

Taipei to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on June 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei City Government will host the “2019 Eid al-Fitr Celebration in Taipei and Muslim Festival” at Da’an Park on June 9, Taipei’s Department of Inform...

Algerians hold anti-government protest, jump on police vans

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Protesters flooded the streets of Algeria for the 13th straight Friday, climbing atop police vans that were blocking the main demonstration site in the capital in a bold show o...

Egypt's president pardons 560, including prominent columnist

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has pardoned 560 prisoners, including a prominent journalist who had criticized the establishment. The pardons, announced in the...

Austria bans Muslim headscarf in primary schools

Austria's parliament has passed a law intended to ban Muslim girls from wearing the headscarf in primary schools, a measure that is likely to be challenged as discriminatory in the constitutional ...

Syria TV says 6 killed in insurgent attack on displaced camp

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria state TV says six people were killed when insurgents lobbed missiles into a government-controlled displaced people's camp in the country's northwest. Al-...

At least 3 killed in suicide car bombing in Somali capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A police officer says a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, killing at least three people. ...

Trump cites Ramadan as time of 'hope, tolerance and peace'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is celebrating the month of Ramadan as a time when people join forces in "pursuit of hope, tolerance and peace." Trump is holding an iftar di...

Warriors' Durant likely out for Games 1 and 2 vs Blazers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant watched from home in the Bay Area as the Golden State Warriors finished off James Harden and the Houston Rockets on the road. The two-time reignin...

Fire chief: Connecticut mosque fire appears to be arson

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A top fire official says a fire at a Connecticut mosque appears to be arson. New Haven Fire Chief John Alston said Monday investigators had found evidence the...

Malaysia detains 4 men accused of planning attacks

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police say they have detained four men who were planning to assassinate "'high-profile targets" and bomb places of worship and entertainment centers during the ...

Muslims gather in Jerusalem for first Ramadan Friday prayers

JERUSALEM (AP) — Crowds of worshippers have gathered at a Jerusalem holy site the first Friday prayers of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month. Israeli police said more than 135,000 worshi...