Apr 23, 2017

Survivors recall carnage of Taliban attack on Afghan base

Survivors of a deadly Taliban assault on an Afghan military base described leaping from windows to escape gunmen shooting soldiers as they prayed, as grieving families Saturday collected coffins draped in the Afghan flag. Afghan officials have said more than 100 soldiers were killed ...

Is Erdogan Turkey's omnipotent sultan?

/ | Apr 17, 2017

Is Erdogan Turkey's omnipotent sultan?

If there were a global contest for winning elections, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would see himself as the undisputed and undefeated heavyweight champion of the world. In the 15 years since his ruling party came to power, Erdogan has taken part in 11 ...

Apr 11, 2017

China punishes official for not daring to smoke near Muslims

Authorities in China’s restive Xinjiang region have punished a local official for declining to smoke in front of Muslim elders, seeing that as a sign he was insufficiently committed to the region’s fight against religious extremism, according to a government report and state media ...

/ Apr 7, 2017

U.S. couple accused of giving daughters to cult leader

A couple accused of gifting their daughters to a cult-like figure who considered them wives have pleaded to child endangerment charges. Savilla and Daniel Stoltzfus got financial help from Lee Kaplan when they fell on hard times after breaking from their Amish faith, according ...