German nationalist, Muslim convert: Politician is both

Feb 1, 2018

An immigrant from Russia who has been active in the nationalist Alternative for Germany party for years surprised fellow members recently by announcing he'd converted to Islam

France: Leading Islamic scholar in custody amid rape claims

Jan 31, 2018

A judicial official says a prominent Swiss Islamic scholar has been placed in custody by French police over allegations of rape and sexual assault

The Latest: Japan praises Trump for pressuring North Korea

Jan 31, 2018

The Latest: Japan has praised President Donald Trump's pledge of putting maximum pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile threats.

Kennedy SOTU response: 'Bullies may land a punch,' don't win

Jan 31, 2018

Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III says soaring stock prices under President Donald Trump have boosted investor portfolios and corporate profits but have not eased the economic anxieties of middle-class families

German president discusses support for Lebanon during visit

Jan 30, 2018

Germany's president has met with Lebanon's prime minister in Beirut, where they discussed Berlin's participation in upcoming international conferences aimed at shoring up Lebanon's security forces and boosting its economy

Indian Muslim cleric says women watching soccer un-Islamic

Jan 30, 2018

A senior cleric at an influential Islamic seminary in northern India has issued a religious decree saying that Muslim women should not watch men playing soccer

Afghan clerical council condemns wave of deadly attacks

Jan 30, 2018

Afghan council of prominent clerics condemns militant attacks that killed scores across the country this month

Malaysia's top court annuls unilateral conversions of minors

Jan 29, 2018

Malaysia's top court in a landmark decision says both parents must consent to the religious conversion of a minor, ruling in favor of a Hindu woman whose ex-husband converted their three children to Islam

French prison guards block over 125 prisons, risk sanctions

Jan 24, 2018

French prison authorities are warning protesting prison guards that they could face fines or disciplinary actions on their movement's 10th day, with actions at 129 prisons

German nationalist politician converts to Islam, quits post

Jan 24, 2018

A long-time member of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party has resigned his post on its regional leadership after converting to Islam

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