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Pompeo says Trump is like biblical queen who saved Jews

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 9:47am

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a Christian broadcast network that it's "possible" that President Donald Trump is like Queen Esther, who saved Jews in the Old Testament.

Islamic State group claims Kabul attack on Shiite shrine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 2:47am

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a string of bombings near a Shiite shrine and cemetery in the Afghan capital the day before that killed six people and wounded 20.

Palestinian-born Berliner leads efforts to rebuild synagogue

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:23am

Raed Saleh was 5 years old when his family left their Palestinian village in the West Bank for a better life in Germany. Now 41, the Muslim has become one of Berlin's top politicians and is spearheading efforts to rebuild a synagogue in the German capital that was destroyed by the Nazis 80 years ago.

The Latest: UN chief visits mosque and urges global safety

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 8:04pm

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Broken-hearted but not broken: New Zealand prays together

Nick Perry and Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 6:39pm

New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain — an act that an imam told the crowd of thousands had left the country broken-hearted but not broken.

Harris to visit historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:29pm

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to speak Sunday at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr. once occupied the pulpit.

Cradling children, migrant families cross border in waves

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:04am

A mother cradled a crying toddler as she waited in line with 20 other women to shower. Dozens of fathers quietly held their children's hands in an enclosure made of chain-link fencing.

Erdogan airs mosque gunman video ahead visit by NZ minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 7:57am

Turkey's president has again screened clips of a video taken by the Christchurch mosque gunman, a day before the foreign minister of New Zealand, which is trying to stop its use, is due to visit Turkey.

New Zealand to observe Muslim prayer after mosque attacks

Nick Perry and Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 6:19am

In a day without precedent, people across New Zealand were planning to observe the Muslim call to prayer Friday as the nation reflected on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques.

Pakistani lawmakers claim women's march was anti-Islam

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:17am

Provincial lawmakers in northwestern Pakistan have assailed as anti-Islamic women's marches held earlier this month across the country to mark the International Women's Day.

Bombs target Afghan Shiites marking new year, killing 6

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:19am

A string of bombs exploded near a Shiite shrine and cemetery in the Afghan capital on Thursday as people gathered to mark Nowruz, the Persian new year, leaving six people dead and as many as 20 wounded, Afghan officials said.

The Latest: New Zealanders to observe Muslim call to prayer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:23pm

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Australia says tensions with Turkey ease after WWI remarks

Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 7:36pm

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday tensions between his country and Turkey had eased after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office said comments by the Turkish leader that sparked the row had been taken out of context.

Vietnam orders monks to stop profiting from karma rituals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 9:16am

Vietnamese authorities have ordered monks at a popular Buddhist pagoda to stop "soul summoning" and "bad karma eviction" ceremonies after an investigation found the rituals were a scam.

People across New Zealand are observing the Muslim call to prayer a week after 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 6:35pm

People across New Zealand are observing the Muslim call to prayer a week after 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques.

Michigan priest acquitted of sexual assault charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:05pm

A 72-year-old Michigan priest has been acquitted of sexually assaulting two teens with his hands in the first of three trials.

2nd South Dakota diocese publishes list of accused priests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:40pm

A second South Dakota diocese has released the names of clergy members with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse against a minor.

Connecticut diocese settles priest abuse lawsuits for $3.5M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:25am

A Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut has agreed to pay $3.5 million to five men who alleged in lawsuits that they were sexually abused as children by priests.

Austrian court rejects complaint by expelled Turkish imams

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:22am

Austria's Constitutional Court has thrown out a complaint by two Turkish imams expelled under a 2015 law that prevents religious communities from getting funding from foreign nations.

Jordanian king vows to protect Jerusalem holy sites

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 1:54am

Jordan's King Abdullah II is vowing to keep protecting Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, calling it a "red line" for his country.