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Shiite tribal fighters raise their weapons and chant slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Emboldened by a call to arms by the top Shiite cleric, Iranian-backed militias have moved quickly to the center of Iraq’s political landscape, spearheading what its Shiite majority sees as a fight for survival against Sunni militants who control of large swaths of territory north of Baghdad. (AP Photo/ Nabil Al-Jurani)

Security beefed up at US embassy in Baghdad

WASHINGTON (AP) — Security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was bolstered and some staff members were being moved out of Iraq’s capital city as it was threatened by the advance of an al-Qaida inspired […]

06/15/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, listens as  New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton speaks during his first press conference at police headquarters after de Blasio swore in Bratton at the city's new police commissioner, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

NEW YORK (AP) — A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. […]

04/15/2014

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Logan Lerman, left, and Russell Crowe in a scene from "Noah." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Niko Tavernise)

Malaysia, Indonesia ban Biblical epic ‘Noah’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the Biblical epic “Noah,” joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of the prophet. Film censors in both countries […]

04/07/2014

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