2:14 p.m. Nov. 29, 2021
Boebert refuses to apologize to Omar for anti-Muslim remarksBoebert rejected Omar's request for a public apology, amplifying partisan strife that has become a feature, not a bug, of the GOP since a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.
12:00 p.m. Nov. 26, 2021
Lauren Boebert says she's sorry if any Muslims were offended by anecdote in which she taunts Ilhan Omar as jihadist on Capitol elevator ‘Anti-Muslim bigotry isn't funny and shouldn't be normalized,’ says Omar, adding that the incident described by Boebert never occurred.
5:10 a.m. Nov. 23, 2021
Malikah Shabazz, a daughter of Malcolm X, found dead at her home in BrooklynMalikah Shabazz, one of six daughters of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X, was found dead in her home in New York City, police said Tuesday. She was 56.
7:36 a.m. Nov. 22, 2021
- By Michael Kaminer
20 Minutes With: Prolific Art Collector Mohammed AfkhamiThe investor’s 600-piece collection is the basis of a new exhibition at the Asia Society Museum in New York
9:16 a.m. Nov. 17, 2021
2 men who were convicted of killing Malcolm X in 1965 to be clearedTwo men convicted in the assassination of Malcolm X are set to be cleared after more than half a century, with prosecutors now saying authorities withheld evidence in the civil rights leader's killing, according to a news report Wednesday.
11:44 a.m. Nov. 14, 2021
Gadhafi's son announces candidacy for president of LibyaThe son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi announced Sunday his candidacy for the country's presidential election next month, Libya's election agency said.
9:25 a.m. Oct. 8, 2021
Friday blast at Shiite mosque in Kunduz is third attack in a week on a religious site in AfghanistanThe worshippers targeted Friday were Hazaras, who have long suffered from double discrimination as an ethnic minority and as followers of Shiite Islam in a majority Sunni country.
11:06 a.m. Oct. 7, 2021
Ruling by an Israeli court on a major holy site angers PalestiniansA ruling by a local Israeli court in favor of a Jewish man who prayed quietly at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site has angered Muslim authorities, who denounced it on Thursday as a violation of the fragile status quo governing the compound.
6:28 a.m. Sept. 28, 2021
Taliban issue no-shave order to barbers in a southern Afghan provinceThe Taliban banned barbershops in a southern Afghanistan province from shaving or trimming beards, claiming their edict is in line with Shariah, or Islamic, law.
10:09 a.m. Sept. 23, 2021
Taliban says strict punishment and executions will return to AfghanistanOne of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan said the hard-line movement will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands, though perhaps not in public.
2:25 a.m. Sept. 22, 2021
- By Peter Morici
Learning the right lessons from the Afghanistan debacleAmerica remains the essential nation in a dangerous world.
10:39 a.m. Sept. 11, 2021
As world marks 9/11, Taliban flag raised over seat of powerThe Taliban raised their iconic white flag over the Afghan presidential palace Saturday, a spokesman said, as the U.S. and the world marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
12:30 a.m. Sept. 11, 2021
What's Next for the Geopolitics of Afghanistan
The Taliban's rivalry with ISIS-K is set to intensify as Kabul's new rulers attempt to govern, writes former U.S. Undersecretary of State Robert Hormats.
3:46 p.m. Sept. 9, 2021
U.N. envoy: World must prevent economic collapse in AfghanistanThe U.N. special envoy for Afghanistan urged the world Thursday to unite to prevent the collapse of the Afghan economy, to address fears that the Taliban’s Islamic state may spread to its neighbors, and to fight terrorism.
10:49 a.m. Aug. 31, 2021
Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers face harsh economic and security challengesAfghanistan's new Taliban rulers face tough economic and security challenges as they step back into power in a country that is vastly different from the one they left 20 years ago.
10:37 a.m. Aug. 27, 2021
Taliban success in Afghanistan seen as motivation for other radical groups A few days after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, a convoy of militants drove through the city of Idlib in northwestern Syria in cars bearing the group’s white-and-black flags, honking horns and firing their guns in the air.
5:46 a.m. Aug. 19, 2021
Taliban blow up statue of Shiite militia leaderThe Taliban have blown up the statue of a Shiite militia leader who had fought against them during Afghanistan’s civil war in the 1990s.
10:04 a.m. Aug. 13, 2021
Afghan women fear a return of 'dark days' amid Taliban sweepIt was early evening and Zahra, her mother and three sisters were on their way to dinner at another sister's home when they saw people running and heard gunshots on the street.
6:28 a.m. Aug. 5, 2021
Iran swears in new hard-line president amid regional tensionThe protégé of Iran's supreme leader, Ebrahim Raisi, was sworn in as the country's new president during a ceremony in parliament on Thursday, an inauguration that completes hard-liners' dominance of all branches of government in the Islamic Republic.
8:42 a.m. July 30, 2021
Brutal 'honor' killing spotlights violence against women in PakistanNoor Mukadam's last hours were terror-filled. Beaten repeatedly, the 27-year-old jumped from a window but was dragged back, beaten again and finally beheaded. A childhood friend has been charged with her killing.
11:48 a.m. July 19, 2021
Transfer of Moroccan by Biden administration viewed as step toward shutdown of Guantánamo Bay detention facility Transfer of Abdullatif Nasser is the first by the Biden administration, reviving an Obama-era effort that had been stymied by conservative opposition and the difficulty of resolving the remaining few dozen cases, including finding secure sites to send some of the detainees.
5:28 p.m. July 6, 2021
After 2 weeks of uncertainty, Eric Adams wins Democratic primary in New York City's mayoral raceBrooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has won the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City after appealing to the political center and promising to strike the right balance between fighting crime and ending racial injustice in policing.
4:39 p.m. June 7, 2021
'It's horrific': 4 killed as driver intentionally plows into Muslim family near Toronto, police sayA driver plowed a pickup truck into a family of five, killing four of them and seriously injuring the other in a deliberate attack that targeted the victims because they were Muslims, Canadian police said Monday.
6:50 p.m. May 11, 2021
Deadly Israeli airstrikes, Hamas rocket fire continue, with no signs of easing Israel on Tuesday stepped up its attacks on the Gaza Strip, flattening a high-rise building used by the Hamas militant group and killing at least three militants in their hideouts as Palestinian rockets rained down almost nonstop on parts of Israel.
6:55 p.m. May 10, 2021
Hamas fires rockets at Jerusalem after clashes at mosque; Israeli airstrikes hit GazaPalestinian militants launched dozens of rockets from Gaza and Israel unleashed new air strikes against them early Tuesday, in an escalation triggered by soaring tensions in Jerusalem and days of clashes at an iconic mosque in the holy city.
2:36 a.m. April 23, 2021
- By Jon Swartz
Snap shares rise 6% on better-than-expected sales, earningsThe company reported a net loss of $286.9 million, or 19 cents a share, against expectations of a loss of 21 cents a share, according to analysts polled by FactSet. Snap’s revenue soared 66% to $770 million, beating estimates of $744 million.
1:02 p.m. March 7, 2021
Switzerland approves ban on face coverings in publicSwiss voters narrowly approved on Sunday a proposal to ban face coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country and the ski masks and bandannas used by protesters.
4:17 a.m. March 6, 2021
Pope, top Shiite cleric hold historic meeting on embracing Iraq's Christian minorityPope Francis and Iraq's top Shiite cleric delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence Saturday, urging Muslims in the war-weary Arab nation to embrace Iraq’s long-beleaguered Christian minority during a historic meeting in the holy city of Najaf.
6:59 a.m. March 5, 2021
4:55 a.m. March 5, 2021
Pope Francis urges Iraq to embrace its Christians, religious diversity on historic visitPope Francis urged Iraqis on Friday to treat their Christian brothers as a precious resource to protect, not an “obstacle” to eliminate as he opened the first-ever papal visit to Iraq with a plea for tolerance and fraternity among Christians and Muslims.
2:02 p.m. Feb. 2, 2021
Trump loyalists ousted from Pentagon advisory boardsDefense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered hundreds of Pentagon advisory board members to resign this month as part of a broad review of the panels, essentially purging several dozen who were appointed last-minute under the Trump administration.