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This FBI photo of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, identified by the FBI as suspect number 1 in 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, was killed during shootout with police in Watertown, Massachusetts. (AP Photo)

Bomb suspect influenced by mysterious radical

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the years before the Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev fell under the influence of a new friend, a Muslim convert who steered the religiously apathetic young man toward a strict strain […]

04/23/2013

Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, man identified by the FBI as suspect number 1 in 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. (AP Photo)

A talented artist and now, accused bomber’s wife

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The woman who was married to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who died is being described as sweet and dedicated to the Islamic religion to which she converted. Katherine Russell Tsarnaev was at the top of her class in drawing.

04/22/2013

Map shows the location and time line of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. (AP Photo)

For bombing suspects, question may be who led whom

BOSTON (AP) — Tamerlan Tsarnaev ranted at a neighbor about Islam and the United States. His younger brother, Dzhokhar, relished debating people on religion, “then crushing their beliefs with facts.”

04/21/2013

Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Montgomery Village, Maryland. (AP Photo)

Uncle urges bombing suspect to turn self in

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (AP) — The uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects urged one of his nephews to turn himself in Friday, saying he had brought shame to the family and the entire Chechnyan ethnicity.

04/19/2013

Gaza Strip

Hamas shaves heads of Gaza youths with long hair

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Police in Hamas-ruled Gaza have started grabbing young men with long or gel-styled spiky hair off the streets, bundling them into jeeps, mocking them and shaving their heads.

04/07/2013

Malala Yousufzai

Girl shot by Taliban discharged from UK hospital

LONDON (AP) — Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai has been discharged from a British hospital where she had been receiving treatment for nearly four months after being shot in the head by the Taliban.

02/08/2013

Supporter of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans as he holds up the Quran, Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo)

Egyptian protesters clash over draft charter

CAIRO (AP) – On the eve of an Egyptian vote on a draft constitution, Islamists with swords have been fighting with opponents of that document in the city of Alexandria. At least 19 people were reported hurt.

12/14/2012

Prosecutors see Islamist link in station bomb

BERLIN (AP) – German prosecutors say they believe a radical Islamic terrorist group was behind an attempted bombing this week at a railway station in Bonn.

12/14/2012

Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

  MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (AP) – Hours before sunrise Thursday, thousands of Muslims from around the world stood in the dark on a rocky desert hill, preparing for prayers on the first day of […]

10/25/2012

Girl in Timbuktu whipped for speaking to men

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) – A teenaged girl received 60 lashes in Timbuktu after Islamist extremists convicted her of speaking to men on the street. The girl, about 15 years old, was allegedly caught standing alongside […]

10/15/2012

Muslim rebels ink Philippine pact as step to peace

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Muslim rebels and the Philippine government overcame decades of bitter hostility and took their first tentative step Monday toward ending one of Asia’s longest-running insurgencies with the signing of a preliminary […]

10/15/2012

Afghan offers bounty for anti-Islam filmmaker

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A religious figure in western Afghanistan is offering a $300,000 bounty to anyone who kills the maker of an anti-Islam film that has angered Muslims around the world. The bounty is […]

10/10/2012

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