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 ...

Kentucky Islamic leader charged in murder-for-hire plot

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An Islamic leader and two others in Kentucky have been arrested and charged in a murder-for-hire plot. Islamic Center of Lexington leader Mahmoud Shalash, John ...

A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Many Muslims around the world began fasting Monday to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan. This means waking up before dawn to eat, hydrate...

Rural Catholic church defies Sri Lanka threats, holds Mass

THANNAMUNAI, Sri Lanka (AP) — The checkpoints started just outside of an east Sri Lanka village, the strictest seen in the days after Islamic State-aligned militants launched suicide attacks that kill...

Afghan women fear gains could be bargained away in talks

HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — For four hours, Khadeja begged her in-laws to take her to the hospital. The skin on her face and neck was peeling. The pain was excruciating. Her husband had thrown a pot of ...

Sri Lanka Muslims brave militant threats for Friday prayers

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At 12:10 p.m. Friday, men and boys in a Muslim neighborhood in Sri Lanka's capital did something everyone had warned them not to do: They came together to pray. ...

Iran flies domestically made fighter jets to mark Army Day

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has showcased domestically made fighter jets by flying the aircraft over Tehran during a military parade marking National Army Day. State TV broadcast footag...

Danish police ban anti-Muslim provocateur's protest

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police have banned a second demonstration by an anti-Muslim provocateur in a neighborhood in Copenhagen with a large population of immigrants to avoid unrest. ...