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The Latest: Former CIA chief says Trump should 'be ashamed'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 10:22pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):

Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:41pm

Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership.

Trump draws far smaller inaugural crowd than Obama

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:50pm

Far fewer people attended President Donald Trump's inauguration Friday than his predecessor's swearing-in eight years ago.

UN rights envoy slams Myanmar on military's actions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:41am

A U.N. human rights envoy on Friday ended a 12-day visit to Myanmar with a bleak evaluation of the government's ability to deal with the problems facing the country's ethnic minorities.

IRA leader turned peacemaker McGuinness announces retirement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:00am

Allies and political opponents paid tribute Friday to Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander-turned-peacemaker who is stepping down as one of Northern Ireland's most influential politicians.

Mideast expects big changes under Trump

Dan Perry and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:50pm

Donald Trump's all-but-dismissal of human rights as a foreign policy principle could hit like an earthquake across a Middle East landscape beset by warring factions and beleaguered governments, with some players eyeing the prospect of once unimaginable new alliances.

Muslim clerics attack rally for missing Pakistani activists

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:40am

Pakistani police say Muslim clerics attacked a rally calling for the release of five anti-Taliban activists and bloggers who went missing earlier this month.

Turkey's Erdogan urges Tanzania to end Gulen ties

Sylivester Domasa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:21am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday talked about trade and security on the first stop of an African tour, urging Tanzania's leader to shut institutions linked to a Muslim cleric who is accused by Turkey of leading a failed coup.

Aleppo's landmark mosque bears scars of Syria's war

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:30am

The Great Mosque of Aleppo, a centuries-old treasure at the heart of one of the world's oldest cities, is today a grim testament to the ravages of Syria's war.

Turkish president targets cleric's schools on Africa visit

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 6:10am

Turkey has courted Africa for more than a decade, boosting trade, opening more than two dozen new embassies and Turkish Airlines routes and dispatching aid to conflict-torn Somalia. More recently, the Turkish government lobbied African nations to close or take over local schools linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Turkey of masterminding a failed coup attempt last year.

Dalai Lama hopes President Trump, Putin will work for peace

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:20am

The Dalai Lama said he hopes that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will work together for global peace.

Pope: I'll judge Trump after we see what he does

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 8:31pm

Pope Francis says he'll wait to see what U.S. President Donald Trump does before forming an opinion about him.

The Latest: Family asks for prayers for victim, shooter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:21pm

The Latest on an Ohio school shooting that injured one student (all times local):

Mother sues to stop Bible classes in West Virginia schools

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:01pm

A kindergartner's mother sued her public school system in West Virginia, saying a 75-year practice of putting kids in Bible classes violates the U.S. and state constitutions.

Another inaugural tradition _ prayer _ under fire over Trump

Rachel Zoll, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:11am

For years, the Washington National Cathedral, an Episcopal parish with a dual role as a civic gathering place, has hosted a prayer service for the newly sworn-in president. But keeping the tradition this year has caused an uproar among Episcopalians opposed to President-elect Donald Trump.

Texas lawmaker polls mosque leaders on Sharia law support

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 6:11pm

A Texas lawmaker has sent a survey to mosques around the state asking leaders there about Sharia Law and to pledge support for the "safety" of former Muslims who have chosen to leave the faith, implying that they could face unspecified persecution for doing so.

Historic German abbey closed, property goes to diocese

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:21am

Bavarian Catholic church authorities said Thursday they have closed Germany's last Bridgettine Order abbey at the request of the Vatican — renewing concerns about what will happen to the property, including a precious library, which now goes to the local diocese.

European nationalists find common ground _ for now

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 6:10am

They are the would-be Donald Trumps of Europe and they are coming together in a bid to gain influence in some of the continent's most powerful nations.

OIC hopes to send team to Myanmar to study Rohingya's plight

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:20am

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation plans to send a high-level delegation to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state to assess the plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority, Malaysia said Thursday.