Aug 27, 2016

Taliban seize district headquarters in eastern Afghanistan

An Afghan official says the Taliban have overrun a district headquarters in eastern Afghanistan. Naqib Ahmad Atal, spokesman for the governor of Paktia province, says Afghan security forces withdrew from the Janikhail district headquarters Saturday to prevent civilian casualties. He says at least five ...

Aug 20, 2016

Taliban seize district in Kunduz province: Afghan officials

The Taliban seized a district on Saturday in the northeastern Kunduz province, where the insurgents briefly overran the provincial capital last year before being driven out by a counteroffensive, an official said. Mohammadullah Bahej, spokesman for the provincial police chief, said the insurgents launched ...

Osaka travel agency offers Muslim-friendly Japan tours

Aug 12, 2016

Osaka travel agency offers Muslim-friendly Japan tours

A travel agency based in Osaka city is offering tours catering specifically to Muslim visitors — a growing segment of inbound travelers from abroad — featuring a visit to a mosque, halal food and an attendant who adheres to Islam. Miyako International Tourist Co. ...

U.K. police charge 19-year-old with London stabbings

Aug 6, 2016

U.K. police charge 19-year-old with London stabbings

British police on Friday charged a 19-year-old Somali-Norwegian man with carrying out a stabbing rampage in London’s Russell Square that killed an American woman and injured five others. London’s Metropolitan Police said Zakaria Bulhan, of London, was charged with the murder of 64-year-old Darlene ...

Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

Jul 16, 2016

Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies polarized the deeply conservative Muslim country has been murdered by her brother in a suspected honor killing, officials said Saturday, prompting shock and revulsion. Qandeel Baloch, praised by many of the country’s youth for her willingness to ...

Dhaka cafe attack suspect dies after alleged torture: family

Jul 9, 2016

Dhaka cafe attack suspect dies after alleged torture: family

A Bangladeshi teenager who police say was a suspect in last week’s deadly attack on a Dhaka cafe has died in custody, with his family insisting he was a hostage and alleging torture by security forces. Zakir Hossain Shawon, 18, a kitchen assistant at ...

Jul 3, 2016

Myanmar mob torches mosque as religious tensions spike

A mob wielding weapons razed a mosque in northern Myanmar, state media reported Saturday, the second attack of its kind in just over a week as anti-Muslim sentiment swells in the Buddhist majority nation. Myanmar has struggled to contain bouts of deadly religious bloodshed ...