US growth of Islam creates need for religious scholars

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — The seminary instructor challenges his students: "Brothers and sisters" don't believe in God because your "parents believe in God," but because "you know why God exists....

Indonesia’s popular president sworn in for 2nd term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who rose from poverty and pledged to champion democracy, fight entrenched corruption and modernize the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, was sworn i...

Afghan official says car bomb kills 2, wounds 26 in east

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that at least two security officers have been killed when a car bomb detonated near a district headquarters in eastern Laghman province. ...

100 Filipino, Indonesian fishermen pray for victims of Taiwan bridge collapse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Nearly 100 Filipino and Indonesian fishermen gathered in Yilan, Taiwan, on Wednesday (Oct. 2) to pray for fellow migrant fishery workers who were killed when a suspension bridge...

Hundreds of boys, men freed from torture building in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Police in northern Nigeria say hundreds of boys and men have been rescued from a building where they had been beaten, starved, sexually assaulted and chained. P...

Harry and Meghan visit South Africa's oldest mosque on tour

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and her husband, Prince Harry, have visited South Africa's oldest mosque as their first official tour as a family continues for a second d...

Muslim Virginia lawmaker heckles Trump at Jamestown speech

JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — A heckler who interrupted a speech by President Donald Trump during Tuesday's commemoration of 400 years of American democracy is a new Muslim lawmaker from Virginia angered by t...

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 ...

A look at the main candidates in Denmark's election

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A look at the main candidates in Wednesday's elections for Denmark's 179-seat parliament. ___ LARS LOEKKE RASMUSSEN Loe...

A look at what is at stake in Denmark's general election

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark is holding a general election Wednesday and unlike in other European countries, far-right populists don't seem to be on the rise here. The center-l...

Foodies, faithful flock to Metro Detroit Ramadan festivals

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Shortly before midnight, a buzzing crowd stood patiently in a line that bent around the corner of a community center and stretched far back into the night. After a count...

Pakistani police arrest Hindu vet on charges of blasphemy

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say they have arrested a veterinarian from the country's tiny minority Hindu community on charges of desecrating Islam's holy book in southern Sindh province....

Ramadan in Mideast is for fasting and Facebook, data shows

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with its long days of fasting and prayer meant to draw worshippers closer to God and away from worldly distractions, is being resha...

AP Was There: American Taliban Fighter in US custody

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — This story was first published on Dec. 2, 2001, when AP journalist Burt Herman reported on the discovery of American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh in Afghanistan. We ar...

'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh to be released

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, is set to go ...