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Suu Kyi says outside hate narratives driving Myanmar tension

Jun 22, 2018

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been quoted as saying "hate narratives from outside the country" have fueled the communal tensions between Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine

Imprisoned Bahrain opposition leader acquitted in spy case

Jun 21, 2018

A prominent Shiite cleric in Bahrain who led a now-shuttered opposition party has been acquitted of spying charges with two colleagues

Iran arrests lawyer for criticizing execution

Jun 20, 2018

An Iranian lawyer has been arrested for "spreading lies" after saying on social media that a Sufi executed this week was wrongfully convicted

Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

Jun 20, 2018

Indonesian officials say more than 190 people are missing from a ferry sinking early this week at a popular lake on Sumatra, many more than previously believed

Moment of silence held for attack near London mosque

Jun 19, 2018

Grieving family members joined community leaders for a moment of silence in London, remembering a man who died and a dozen others who were injured when a jobless man drove his van into a crowd leaving evening prayers during Ramadan last year

Dozens missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

Jun 19, 2018

Rescuers searching for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba have found bags, jackets, an ID card and other items but no new survivors, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month

Bangladesh opposition leader Zia critically ill, aide says

Jun 19, 2018

A top aide says imprisoned former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is critically ill and needs urgent medical care

Egypt increases fuel prices, as part of austerity measures

Jun 16, 2018

Egypt's Ministry of Oil has announced steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country's economic reforms and austerity measures

Fierce fighting intensifies outside Yemen's Hodeida airport

Jun 16, 2018

Battles have intensified outside the airport the Yemeni vital city of Hodeida between thousands of pro-government Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition of mostly Emirati forces, and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.

Filipino Muslims mark Eid in ruins of war-torn Marawi

Jun 15, 2018

Muslim residents of a southern Philippine city devastated by last year's bloody militant siege are celebrating Eid al-Fitr holiday in gunfire-riddled mosques and praying in tent shelters

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