Aug 25, 2016

Canadian Mounties allow officers to wear hijab

Canada’s national police force recently permitted its women officers to wear the hijab. The commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police recently approved the change in policy, allowing Muslim women to wear the garment, a veil that covers the head and chest, Public Safety ...

Powerful earthquake shakes Myanmar, damages temples

Aug 25, 2016

Powerful earthquake shakes Myanmar, damages temples

Rescue workers surveyed the damage Thursday after a powerful earthquake shook Myanmar, killing at least four people and damaging 185 ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.8 quake on Wednesday ...

Aug 23, 2016

U.S. commander skeptical of cooperation with Russia in Syria

The top U.S. commander for the fight against the Islamic State group said Monday that he is skeptical of any additional military cooperation with Russia in Syria. And he said he believes he can get the mission done without it, outlining new plans to ...

Aug 17, 2016

Turkey to release 38,000 from jail; frees space for plotters

Turkey issued a decree Wednesday paving the way for the conditional release of 38,000 prisoners, the justice minister said — an apparent move to reduce its prison population to make space for thousands of people who have been arrested as part of an investigation ...

Beach clashes lead to third French burqini ban

Aug 16, 2016

Beach clashes lead to third French burqini ban

A mayor on the French island of Corsica on Monday announced the nation’s third ban on burqinis, following weekend clashes allegedly sparked by a row over the full-body Islamic swimsuit. The announcement by the mayor of the village of Sisco follows similar prohibitions in ...