Religion and politics

Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of Myanmar, gestures during a one-on-one discussion at the World Economic Forum's meeting at the National Convention Center Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Suu Kyi says the country's handling of its Rohingya Muslim minority crisis could have been handled better. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
September 13, 2018 - 1:14 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — In the face of global condemnation, Myanmar's leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said that the handling of Rohingya Muslims, 700,000 of whom have fled to Bangladesh amid a brutal military campaign, could have been better, but still defended...
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September 12, 2018 - 12:35 pm
LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a Sept. 2 story that referenced the 1941 attack by Nazi Germany on the Soviet Union, The Associated Press called the two former allies. In 1939, despite sharp ideological differences, the two powers entered into a non-aggression pact that paved the way for them to carve up...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017 photo, residents past through one of the many security check points in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region. Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the extension of American export restrictions to prevent sales of equipment that could be used in China’s massive security clampdown targeting the Xinjiang region’s native Muslim population. Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Chris Smith said in a letter, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, to the U.S. commerce secretary that they want foreign entities, including businesses, research institutions, government and private organizations, and individuals seen as profiting from the clampdown added to a watch list. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
September 12, 2018 - 12:07 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the extension of tougher American export restrictions to prevent sales of equipment that could be used in China's massive security clampdown targeting the Xinjiang region's native Muslim population. Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Chris Smith want foreign...
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In this May 21, 2018, photo, a man walks into the Zion church in Beijing. China's government is ratcheting up a crackdown on Christian congregations in Beijing and several provinces, destroying crosses, burning bibles, shutting churches and ordering followers to sign papers renouncing their faith, according to pastors and a group that monitors religion in China. In Beijing, the Zion church was shut on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 by around 60 government workers who arrived at 4:30 p.m. accompanied by buses, police cars and fire trucks, the church's pastor, Ezra Jin Mingri, said Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 10, 2018 - 2:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's government is ratcheting up a crackdown on Christian congregations in Beijing and several provinces, destroying crosses, burning bibles, shutting churches and ordering followers to sign papers renouncing their faith, according to pastors and a group that monitors religion in...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Egypt's Mohamed Salah chases the ball during the group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia. Thanks to his star power and a government keen to keep its most valuable international asset happy, Salah has won his latest tussle with Egypt’s soccer federation after his demands for better security and improved discipline for the national squad have been met. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
September 07, 2018 - 4:14 am
CAIRO (AP) — Thanks to his star power and a government keen to keep its most valuable international asset happy, Mohamed Salah has won his latest tussle with Egypt's soccer federation after his demands for better security and improved discipline at the Pharaohs' camps have been met. But how long...
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U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, left, drinks water as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, makes his statement after the so called "2+2" meeting in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Pompeo and Mattis held long-delayed talks Thursday with top Indian officials, looking to shore up the alliance with one of Washington's top regional partners. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
September 07, 2018 - 2:47 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived on a surprise visit to Afghanistan's war-shattered capital on Friday, the U.S. command in Afghanistan said, just days after a suicide bomber killed 21 people in the city and wounded 90 others. As helicopters patrolled the skies...
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A man holds a national flag while protesters burn the municipal complex during protests demanding better public services and jobs in Basra, 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
September 06, 2018 - 2:01 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi protesters stormed and set fire to a provincial government building in the southern city of Basra, despite a curfew imposed by authorities Thursday to try and quell demonstrations against poor public services and unemployment that have turned violent. Three protesters were shot...
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September 05, 2018 - 11:06 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Twin bombings at a wrestling training center in a Shiite neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday killed at least 20 people and wounded 70, Afghan officials said. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said a suicide bomber struck at the center and then a car...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015, file photo, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during an election campaign rally of her National League for Democracy party for upcoming general election in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar's government looks as if it's under siege from an international community concerned about the condition of its nascent democracy, with widespread calls for a genocide tribunal to hold its military to account for brutal treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win, File)
September 05, 2018 - 6:57 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's government looks as if it's under siege from an international community concerned about the condition of its nascent democracy, with widespread calls for a genocide tribunal to hold its military to account for the brutal treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority. But...
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In this combination image made from two photos, Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo, left, and Wa Lone, are handcuffed as they are escorted by police out of the court Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. The court sentenced the two journalists to seven years in prison Monday for illegal possession of official documents, a ruling that comes as international criticism mounts over the military's alleged human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
September 03, 2018 - 4:52 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a ruling met with international condemnation that will add to outrage over the military's human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims. Wa...
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