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Israel dismantles metal detectors from key Jerusalem shrine

Karin Laub and Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:50am

Israel began Tuesday to dismantle metal detectors it installed a week earlier at a contested Jerusalem shrine, hoping to defuse a crisis with the Muslim world, including security ally Jordan, the Muslim custodian of the holy site.

No Fox apology in fight with New York Times about raid story

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:30pm

Fox News Channel on Monday clarified but didn't apologize for a weekend segment that The New York Times said falsely accused the newspaper of revealing intelligence information that enabled Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to elude capture by U.S. forces two years ago.

US soldier pleads not guilty to support for Islamic State

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:10pm

A U.S. Army soldier based in Hawaii pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of attempting to support the Islamic State group.

Retired priest accused of forcing boy to perform oral sex

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:50pm

A now-retired Roman Catholic priest has been accused of forcing a 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy to perform oral sex on him after counseling the fourth-grader about misbehaving on a school bus.

"They kept us as slaves": AP reveals claims against church

Mitch Weiss, Holbrook Mohr and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:03pm

When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church leaders — for safekeeping, he said he was told.

Report: German runaway found in Iraq wants to go home

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:11am

A teenage German girl who ran away after converting to Islam and was found by Iraqi troops in Mosul says she wants to go home, a German newspaper and broadcaster reported Monday.

The Latest: Duterte meets with protesters outside Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:01am

The Latest on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's state of the nation speech (all times local):

Brazilians funneled as "slaves" by US church, ex-members say

Mitch Weiss, Holbrook Mohr and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:31am

When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church leaders — for safekeeping, he said he was told.

After Mosul victory, Iraq mulls future of Shiite militias

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:02am

In the wake of victory against the Islamic State group in Mosul, Iraq's political, religious and military leaders are debating the future of the country's powerful Shiite militias — the tens of thousands of men who answered a religious call to arms three years ago and played a critical role in beating back the extremists.

Israeli troops placed on high alert after deadly stabbings

Ian Deitch and Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:42pm

Israel's military fortified its troops in the West Bank and placed forces on high alert Saturday, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family and some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years erupted over tensions at the Holy Land's most contested shrine.

German runaway girl who converted to Islam is found in Iraq

Kirsten Grieshaber and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 12:01pm

A German girl who ran away from home after converting to Islam has been found as Iraqi forces liberated the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State extremists, German and Iraqi officials said Saturday. She is reported to be in good health and will be interrogated next week by Iraqi officials.

Hungary's leader: EU and Soros seek to "Muslimize" Europe

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:36am

European Union leaders and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros are seeking a "new, mixed, Muslimized Europe," Hungary's anti-migration prime minister said Saturday.

Philippine Congress extends martial law in south amid siege

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:00am

The Philippine Congress on Saturday overwhelmingly approved the president's appeal for martial law in the south to be extended to the end of the year to help troops quell a two-month siege by Islamic State group-linked militants and stamp out similar extremist plots in the volatile region.

Sean Spicer hit bumps in road from first day at White House

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:41am

From Day One, it was clear that Sean Spicer was in for a rocky ride as President Donald Trump's press secretary.

The Latest: 2nd Canadian polygamous leader convicted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:15pm

The Latest on former leaders of a an isolated polygamous commune in Canada being convicted of polygamy (all times local):

Austria: Palestinian gets life for inciting killings of Jews

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:36pm

An Austrian jury has convicted a Palestinian man on terrorism-related charges for inciting fellow radicals to kill Jews in Jerusalem.

Brazilians funneled as "slaves" by US church, ex-members say

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:33am

When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church leaders — for safekeeping, he said he was told.

Al-Azhar setting up religious edict booths in Cairo metro

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:21pm

Egypt's Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world's foremost religious institution, is setting up booths in Cairo metro stations to provide religious edicts to commuters in the latest bid to dispel religious misconceptions seen as fostering Islamic militancy in the country, which is targeting mainly security personnel and Copts.

Erdogan says Muslims won't remain silent on Jerusalem crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 5:37am

Turkey's president has condemned Israeli security precautions at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site saying the Islamic world would not remain silent.

Pakistani inmate asks court to suspend practice of hanging

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 3:00am

A defense lawyer says a Pakistani death-row inmate has requested that a court suspend the "un-Islamic" practice of hanging prisoners because it is "too painful."