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World NowPolice rescued approximately 50 students late Monday from an Islamic seminary in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, several of whom were reportedly chained in a basement, denied food and pressured to join the Taliban....
Babylon & BeyondA full-blown ideological war appears to have erupted between Iran and the secular government in neighboring Azerbaijan after Baku earlier this year banned the wearing of Islamic head scarves, or hijabs, at schools in the Caucasus nation by introducing a.....
Babylon & BeyondEgyptian Education Minister Ahmed Zaki Badr has announced that certain Islamic religious teachings, which in some schools have inspired extremism, will be modified in the 2010-2011 school year. "We have taken this step after we received complaints of...
Babylon & BeyondAnger over the executions of Iranian Kurds, including a woman, in Tehran's Evin prison Sunday continues to be felt in the Islamic Republic and is fueling violent demonstrations outside the country. Iranian Kurds were reported to be staging large general.....
Babylon & BeyondA quiet battle is being waged on the streets of Tehran between opposition activists and authorities in preparation for the anniversary this Thursday of the student protests of 1999, which is commemorated yearly and which was, before last year's disputed.....
Today's topic: Do the massive protests threaten the regime in Iran? Is this the beginning of the end for the Islamic Republic? The regime has been challenged, but will it change? Point: Matthew Duss Two days ago, I would have simply answered no. I'm...
Babylon & BeyondMohammed Sayed Tantawi , the grand sheik of the Islamic world's top Sunni Muslim institution, Al Azhar, died after a heart attack Wednesday during a brief visit to Saudi Arabia, Egypt's state-owned news agency announced. Tantawi arrived in Riyadh on......
The Taliban made good on its outlandish threat to blow up Afghan cellphone towers it (correctly) believes are being used by Western intelligence to target insurgents. Its success Friday in blowing up a telecommunications tower in Kandahar province, the...
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Maulana Sufi Mohammed, a radical cleric who was freed last year after spending six years in jail for leading 10,000 Pashtun tribesmen in opposition to the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, has begun a new campaign. He is leading a peace march...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersHadi Hussein, a Sunni fighter working with U.S. and Iraqi forces, was receiving well-wishers Sunday when his 18-year-old cousin walked up with a box of chocolates. The teenager offered a candy, but didn't wait for a response. He detonated hidden...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterDuring a low-key ceremony Sunday, Britain formally handed over control of security responsibility for Basra province to Iraqi authorities, marking a significant step toward full Iraqi sovereignty. "This day is a big day in the history of Basra and the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs a boy in Indonesia, Barack Obama crisscrossed the religious divide. At the local primary school, he prayed in thanks to a Catholic saint. In the neighborhood mosque, he bowed to Allah. Having a personal background in both Christianity and Islam...
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