Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | Posted Jul 1st - 2:32pm
The taking of hostages by gunmen in Dhaka's diplomatic quarter is the latest in a string of attacks that have sparked international alarm and prompted the United States and Bangladesh to promise more cooperation against violent extremism in the Muslim-majority nation.
Conditions in camps for members of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority, forced from their homes four years ago by communal violence, remain poor with overcrowding, the deterioration of temporary housing, and a lack of proper sanitation facilities, the U.N.'s special human rights envoy to the country said Friday.
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is offering a first-ever papal assessment of his own pontificate in a book that recounts his decision to resign, his surprise at his successor and his attempts to dismantle what he calls the Vatican's "gay lobby."
The New York Police Department says it will examine its policy banning beards after a federal class-action lawsuit was filed last week on behalf a Muslim officer who was suspended for violating the rule.
A lawyer representing the Turkish government says he'll continue exposing what he calls the "unlawful conduct" of a reclusive Muslim cleric in Pennsylvania whom Turkey's president accuses of orchestrating a coup attempt.
Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 1:12pm
Egypt celebrated the army's 2013 overthrow of an Islamist president with a new national holiday on Thursday, a day that also saw a series of deadly militant attacks in Sinai and clashes with smugglers near the nation's porous border with Libya.
A United Nations war crimes court has rejected the appeals of two senior Bosnian Serbs against their convictions for playing key roles in a campaign of murder, torture and persecution against Muslims and Croats during the 1992-95 Bosnian war
Omer Farooq, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 6:30am
India's federal investigative agency has arrested five people for allegedly collecting weapons and explosive materials to attack religious sites and sensitive government buildings in various parts of the country.