Bahrain premier calls Qatar ruler, rare contact amid dispute

May 7, 2019

Bahrain's prime minister has called Qatar's emir to mark the start of Ramadan in a rare contact between Doha and the countries boycotting it

Libyan commander urges troops to press fight to take Tripoli

May 6, 2019

A Libyan army commander whose forces are advancing on Tripoli is rallying his fighters on in defiance of U.N. calls for a weeklong cease-fire

Gandhis hope to keep seats in 5th phase of India's elections

May 6, 2019

Polling has opened for the fifth phase of India's marathon elections including in two constituencies in the vote-rich state of Uttar Pradesh where opposition Congress party president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi hope to retain their seats

A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

May 6, 2019

A look at Ramadan, Islam's holy month of dawn-to-dusk fasting, which for many Muslims begins Monday

Modi flexes muscles in Kashmir to woo India's Hindu voters

May 6, 2019

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a hard-line approach to Kashmir, and while unpopular in the disputed Muslim-majority territory, the campaign is resonating with his nationalist Hindu base

2 arrested after clash in Sri Lanka town hit by Easter blast

May 6, 2019

Two people arrested, curfew lifted in a Sri Lankan town where a suicide bombing targeted a Catholic church and weekend clashes were said to involve majority ethnic Sinhalese and Muslims

Month of Ramadan fasting for many Muslims begins Monday

May 5, 2019

Muslims in Southeast Asia and much of the Middle East, including in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, are starting the month of Ramadan on Monday

Iraqi TV drama back after 7 years, just in time for Ramadan

May 5, 2019

A Baghdad studio is filming Iraq's first TV drama in 7 years, as the arts come to life again in the capital after 16 years of war

Sudanese take aim at Islamist 'deep state' left by al-Bashir

May 4, 2019

Sudanese protesters who succeeded in driving President Omar al-Bashir from power last month say their revolution won't be complete until they have dismantled what many describe as an Islamist-dominated "deep state" that underpinned his 30-year rule

New attacks on Sri Lanka churches planned, cardinal says

May 2, 2019

Catholic services are being canceled for a second weekend in Sri Lanka's capital after the government warned of more possible attacks by the same Islamic State-linked group that carried out Easter suicide bombings

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