A look at Pakistan's blasphemy law over the years

A series of anti-blasphemy measures introduced in Pakistan in the 1980s made it illegal to insult Islam. People have been accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad, tearing pages of ...

Anti-Islam Dutch politician Geert Wilders cancels Muhammad cartoon contest

Anti-Islam Dutch politician Geert Wilders on Thursday canceled a planned Prophet Muhammad cartoon competition, which had angered Muslims and prompted criticism at home over the provocative idea. Wild...

Prosecutors say boy denied medication at New Mexico compound

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday charged the father and stepmother of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found at a ramshackle compound in northern New Mexico with child abuse charges that can...

Satellite photos show China working in overdrive expanding internment camp for Uighurs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Satellite images were posted in a Wall Street Journal article on Aug. 17 of before and after satellite images showing an internment camp in Xinjiang holding ethnic Uighurs dram...

Defendants arrested at New Mexico compound to be released

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A state judge on Monday cleared the way for five defendants who were arrested on child abuse charges at a remote New Mexico compound to be released pending trial despite authorities'...

Tunisian leader vows to submit inheritance rights draft soon

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi says he will submit a bill to parliament soon aimed at giving women equal inheritance rights with men, as debate rages over a topic reverbera...

Tunisian fundamentalists protest report on sexual equality

BARDO, Tunisia (AP) — Thousands of Muslim fundamentalists have held an hours-long protest in front of the nation's parliament to decry proposals in a government report on gender equality. ...

After prison release, Palestinian teen considers law study

NABI SALEH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, who became an international symbol of resistance to Israeli occupation after slapping two soldiers, walked out of an Israeli prison Sun...

Turkey's Erdogan flexes new powers with decrees on second anniversary of coup

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, sworn in for a new term less than a week ago with sweeping new powers, exercised his new authority on Sunday by issuing a series of decrees that will reshape political,...

Out as UK foreign secretary: One more twist in Boris saga

LONDON (AP) — The bombastic Boris Johnson is out as foreign secretary, but few if any suggest Monday's resignation means the last has been heard from one of the best known figures in British politics....

A look in Iraq's courtrooms where IS suspects are tried

BAGHDAD (AP) — Over three days in late May, the presiding judge of the counterterrorism court in Baghdad heard an average of 12-13 cases a day and sentenced to death at least 10 defendants accused of ...

US teen to meet Somali president after Quran recitation win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota teenager who became the first American to win a prestigious Quran recitation contest will travel to Somalia to meet the country's president. Ahmed Burh...

Muslim Arabs find warm welcome in Russia's remote Grozny

GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Even during the World Cup, which brought hordes of foreigners to Russia, the capital of Chechnya remained well off the beaten path for most travelers. The Grozny airport doesn't ...

Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Egypt's first World Cup in 28 years has captivated the soccer-crazy nation, with intense focus on the squad and the broader game. The Egyptians played t...

Emmanuel Macron leaves France's suburbs in the lurch

A young woman is dancing to the Bollywood song Bole Chudiyan on the stage of the "Théâtre de l'Enfumeraie," an NGO in the suburb of Allonnes in northwestern France. She is wearing a blac...