Shock, shame among some Muslims as Afghan accused of New Mexico murders

Participants in an interfaith memorial ceremony at the New Mexico Islamic Center mosque to commemorate four murdered Muslim men, hours after police said they had arrested a prime suspect in the killings, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, US August 9, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Hay Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Aug 10 … Read more

Afghan Muslim arrested for killings that shook New Mexico’s Islamic community

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Aug 9 (Reuters) – A Muslim immigrant from Afghanistan has been arrested as the prime suspect in the serial killings of four Muslim men that rattled the Islamic community of New Mexico’s largest city, police said on Tuesday. After days bolstering security around Albuquerque-area mosques, seeking to allay fears of a shooter driven … Read more

New Mexico police seek public’s help in probe of four Muslim slayings

Aug 7 (Reuters) – Police in New Mexico on Sunday asked for the public’s help in locating a “vehicle of interest” in their probe of four fatal shootings of Muslim men whose slayings in Albuquerque over the past nine months are believed by investigators to be related. Mayor Tim Keller said state authorities were working … Read more

Palestinian rockets reach west of Jerusalem on third day of Gaza fighting

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Palestinian militants fired rockets toward Jerusalem on Sunday, causing no casualties but signaling new reach and resolving the Israel pressed air strikes in the Gaza Strip and admitted Jewish visitors to a contested mosque compound. The Islamic Jihad faction said it targeted Jerusalem in retaliation for Israel’s killing overnight of … Read more

Fourth Muslim man murdered in New Mexico in ‘targeted killings’

Houses reach the edge of the desert on the outskirts of Albuquerque, New Mexico, US, July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Aug 6 (Reuters) – Police in New Mexico and federal agencies were probing the murders of four Muslim men to determine if the killings, the latest … Read more

Bomb blast in Kabul kills eight, injures more than 20

A general view of a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 5, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register KABUL, Aug 6 (Reuters) – A bomb blast in a busy shopping street in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least eight people and injured 22, hospital officials and witnesses said. … Read more

Militants attack Mali’s main military base, situation ‘under control’

KATI, Mali, July 22 (Reuters) – Suspected Islamist militants on Friday attacked the main military base where Mali’s interim president lives outside the capital Bamako, but the armed forces said they had repelled the assault and had the situation under control. Militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State have repeatedly attacked army bases across … Read more

Taliban seek international recognition after men-only gathering

The Taliban flag is seen in a marketplace in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register KABUL, July 2 (Reuters) – A Taliban-run gathering of thousands of male religious and ethnic leaders ended on Saturday by asking foreign governments to formally recognize their administration, but … Read more

After Hindu slain, police in northwest India ban public gatherings, suspend internet

MUMBAI, June 29 (Reuters) – Fearing outbreaks of religious violence, police in the Indian state of Rajasthan banned public gatherings and suspended Internet services a day after two Muslims posted a video claiming responsibility for slaying a Hindu tailor in the city of Udaipur. Two suspects were being interrogated by federal investigators on Wednesday, while … Read more

Saudi crown prince, Erdogan meet in Turkey with ‘full normalisation’ in sights

Ankara Halted Khashoggi Murder Trial to Warm Ties Official says talks going slow on possible FX swap line Erdogan faces tough elections with economy strained ANKARA, June 22 (Reuters) – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Turkey for the first time in years on Wednesday for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan aimed at … Read more