HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — A blast through a crowded mosque in western Afghanistan killed at least 18, including prominent cleric Mujib-ul Rahman Ansari, who was known for his criticism of the country's Western-backed governments.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkish singer and songwriter Gulsen was arrested on Thursday on charges of “inciting hatred and enmity” for a joke she made at an Istanbul concert in April, sparking outrage on social media.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) – In Helena, one of only four state capitals in the nation without a synagogue or Jewish Center, the Montana Jewish Project finally reached its goal of buying the historic Temple Emanu-El.
GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy spoke about Walorski’s work as a Christian missionary in Romania with her husband, as the director of a local humane society and as a television news reporter before entering politics.
SYDNEY (AP) — The law allows for the swastika to be used in academic, historical or educational settings, thereby paving the way for its display by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains for whom it holds religious significance.
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Muharram is among the holiest months for Shiites across the world and includes large processions of mourners beating their chests while reciting elegies and chanting slogans to mourn the death of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein and 72 companions in the battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq.