Muslim world

Dec. 21, 2013: A large Christmas tree with fake snow around it, is showcased on a street in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

A Mideast crossroads gets the Christmas spirit

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just days before Christmas, Ben Elliott-Scott was busy touching up the paint on a foam snowman and blasting trees with manmade flurries to turn them a wintery white. Santa […]

12/23/2013

This is  a Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Michael Adebolajo, centre, who is one of the men accused of killing British soldier Lee Rigby in May,  as he gave evidence at the  Central Criminal Court "The Old Bailey" in London Monday Dec. 9. 2013. Adebolajo told the court that he loved al-Qaida and considers the group’s members his brothers.  “I love them. I consider them brothers in Islam,” said  Adebolajo, 28, speaking calmly as he was cross-examined at the court on Monday.  (AP Photo/Elizabeth Cook/PA)

Defendant in UK soldier killing: I love al-Qaida

LONDON (AP) — A man accused of killing an off-duty British soldier in a frenzied knife attack on a London street defended his actions in court Monday, saying he carried out the attack because he […]

12/09/2013

In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 photo, contestants walk on the stage during the 3rd Annual Award of World Muslimah, a competition billed as the Islamic alternative to Miss World pageant, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Beauty queens and backstage drama may seem inevitable, but at this year's Miss World competition, something more serious than hair-pulling and name-calling has come from host country Indonesia: Muslim hardliners have threatened to hijack the competition despite major concessions from the government and organizers. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Miss World drama fueled by host country Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Beauty queens and backstage drama may seem inevitable, but at this year’s Miss World competition, something more serious than hair-pulling and name-calling has come from host country Indonesia: Muslim hardliners have […]

09/27/2013

This image provided by Shaam News Network on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show bodies of victims of an attack on Ghouta, Syria on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network)

Across US, fears, ambivalence, anguish over Syria

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The specter of U.S. military action against Syria and further intervention in the Muslim world is generating troubled and conflicting emotions throughout America. People cite misgivings about their country’s role […]

08/31/2013

Danish Muslim Ahmad Akkari poses at an undisclosed location in this file photo dated Aug. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Joachim Adrian)

Danish Muslim leader regrets role in cartoon rage

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish Muslim leader who seven years ago traveled the Muslim world fueling the uproar over newspaper caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad is back in the headlines in Denmark after doing […]

08/09/2013

US Embassy seal

Threat closes US embassies in Muslim world for day

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is shuttering its embassies and consulates throughout the Muslim world on Sunday after receiving an unspecified threat, officials said. State Department officials said Thursday that they were taking action […]

08/01/2013

Clinton: US must stick by Arab world's democracies

WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the United States must continue sending diplomats and aid workers to the Arab world’s emerging democracies, despite last month’s deadly attack in Libya. Speaking to […]

10/12/2012

Arab League calls for criminalization of blasphemy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The head of the Arab League is calling for the international community to criminalize blasphemy, warning that insults to religion pose a serious threat to global peace and security. Nabil Elaraby’s […]

09/26/2012

Former President Clinton urges religious tolerance

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton says the followers of Islam shouldn’t resort to violence when they hear their faith challenged in an increasingly diverse and Internet-connected world. Clinton tells CBS “This Morning” that […]

09/25/2012

Obama to urge UN to confront roots of Muslim rage

NEW YORK (AP) – President Barack Obama today will challenge the world to confront the root causes of rage exploding across the Muslim world, calling it a defining choice “between the forces that would drive […]

09/25/2012

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