Islam

The Latest: Pope, senior Muslim cleric pledge hope for peace

Feb 4, 2019

Pope Francis and the grand imam of Egypt's Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in Sunni Islam, have signed a statement with their hopes for world peace and human understanding

Iran's revolutionaries have mixed feelings, 40 years later

Feb 4, 2019

Iran's revolutionaries have mixed feelings about the revolution's effects, 40 years after overthrowing the shah

Pope in UAE for historic trip after call for Yemen relief

Feb 3, 2019

Pope Francis has landed in Abu Dhabi on the first papal trip ever to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam

Sarfraz hopes ban won't stop him leading Pakistan in WCup

Feb 3, 2019

Pakistan's banned captain Sarfraz Ahmed hopes his four-match suspension will not deny him the opportunity to lead his country in the World Cup in England later this year

UAE's tolerance embraces faiths, runs up against politics

Feb 2, 2019

The UAE's push for tolerance ahead of Pope Francis' visit runs up against hard limits of political expression

Jordan to host talks between Yemen's warring parties

Feb 2, 2019

A spokesman for Jordan's Foreign Ministry says the country will host a round of U.N.-backed talks between the internationally recognized government of Yemen and the Shiite Houthi rebels, about a prisoner swap deal next week

Indian Prime Minister Modi defends citizenship bill at rally

Feb 2, 2019

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised a controversial citizenship bill pending in Parliament at a rally in West Bengal state, kick-starting his Hindu nationalist party's campaign to retain power in general elections due by May

Judge says execution can proceed without imam present

Feb 2, 2019

A federal judge says a Muslim inmate's scheduled execution can proceed and ruled that Alabama does not need to let the inmate have an imam there

Massachusetts Republican Gov. Baker visits Boston mosque

Feb 1, 2019

Gov. Charlie Baker said there's more that unites people of different faiths than divides them as he paid a visit to a Boston mosque

AP WAS THERE: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran

Feb 1, 2019

AP WAS THERE: Exiled Shiite leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, returns to Iran in 1979, ahead of Islamic Revolution

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