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

Japan PM shakes up cabinet as anger grows over ties to Unification Church

Voter support slumps over party’s ties to church Shake-up comes earlier than analysts had expected Church defends its right to participate in politics Kishida only chose ministers who will “review” ties to the group TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reshuffled his cabinet on Wednesday, as he battled growing public anger … 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

Pope says genocide took place at Church schools in Canada for indigenous children

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, July 30 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Saturday that what happened at residential schools that the Roman Catholic and other Christian Churches ran to forcefully assimilate Canada’s indigenous children was genocide. The pope made the comment while flying back to Rome after a week-long trip to Canada, where he delivered … Read more

Protest over 15th-century land grab doctrine interrupts papal Mass in Canada

People hold a banner as Pope Francis presides over a mass at the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, one of the oldest and most popular pilgrimage sites in North America, in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Quebec, Canada July 28 , 2022. The banner reads: “Rescind the doctrine”. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register July 28 … 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