Religious strife

Afghan boys are seen inside a Shiite mosque where gunmen attacked during Friday prayers, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Militants stormed the packed Shiite mosque during Friday prayers in an attack killing worshippers, an official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
August 26, 2017 - 2:51 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The number of people killed in an attack on a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers rose to at least 28 — up from 20 — including women and children, the chief of Kabul hospital said Saturday. Mohammad Salim Rasouli said more than 50 others were wounded...
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Policemen walk near the site of an ongoing attack on a Shiite mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Gunmen stormed a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital while worshippers were at Friday prayers, setting off an explosion that killed a security guard outside and pushing into the shrine, officials said. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
August 25, 2017 - 4:37 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A senior hospital official says at least 20 people were killed in the hours-long siege of a Shiite Muslim mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul. Mohammad Salim Rasouli, chief of Kabul's hospitals, said...
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Policemen walk near the site of an ongoing attack on a Shiite mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Gunmen stormed a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital while worshippers were at Friday prayers, setting off an explosion that killed a security guard outside and pushing into the shrine, officials said. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
August 25, 2017 - 8:41 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The Islamic State group's affiliate in Afghanistan has claimed responsibility for an attack that is underway on a Shiite mosque in Kabul. The IS-linked Aamaq news agency carried the claim on its website...
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Former U.N. Secretary General and Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State Kofi Annan talks to journalists during a press briefing on the final report on Rakhine State, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
August 25, 2017 - 2:14 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Muslim militants armed with guns and machetes attacked Myanmar security forces at several police and border outposts overnight in a troubled western state, with 12 deaths confirmed in the clashes so far, police said Friday. The attacks that began after midnight occurred a few...
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August 25, 2017 - 2:03 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Muslim militants armed with guns and machetes attacked Myanmar security forces at several police and border outposts overnight in a troubled northern state, with 12 deaths confirmed in the clashes so far, police said Friday. The attacks that began after midnight occurred a...
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Police officers place bags inside a car as they search the premises in a telephone call centre in Ripoll, Spain, Tuesday Aug. 22, 2017. Police in Catalonia said that agents are searching Tuesday a house and a cybercafe in two different northeastern Spanish towns in connection to the deadly attacks last week that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
August 23, 2017 - 7:20 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the Spain attacks (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The interior ministers of France and Spain have held a minute of silence for the victims of the Spain attacks at the start of a meeting at the French gendarmerie headquarters outside Paris. French...
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People stand next to candles and flowers placed on the ground, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, after Thursday's terror attack that left many killed and wounded in Barcelona, Spain. The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed several people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who confronted him in a vineyard just outside the city he terrorized, authorities said. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 22, 2017 - 9:22 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on news relating to the Spanish attacks (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Court documents show that members of a Spanish extremist cell bought knives and an ax between the first and second fatal attacks in the country's Catalonia region last week. The detail came light as...
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People stand next to candles and flowers placed on the ground, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, after Thursday's terror attack that left many killed and wounded in Barcelona, Spain. The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed several people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who confronted him in a vineyard just outside the city he terrorized, authorities said. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 22, 2017 - 4:01 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on news relating to the Spanish attacks (all times local): 9:40 p.m. A judge has ordered two of the four surviving suspects in last week's extremist attacks in Spain held without bail, another detained for 72 more hours and one freed. National Court Judge Fernando Andreu...
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French police officers check vehicles at the border crossing between Spain and France in Dantcharia, southwestern France, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. French police are carrying out extra border checks on people arriving from Spain as authorities search for a fugitive suspect in the Barcelona attacks. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
August 19, 2017 - 5:36 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Police in the southern French city of Nimes have arrested a man unlawfully carrying a pistol into a train station, but say he is not linked to the attacks in Barcelona. After an evacuation and police operation at...
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Castellers or human towers performance at a memorial tribute of flowers, messages and candles to the van attack victims in Las Ramblas promenade, Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Authorities in Spain and France pressed the search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members and the house where they plotted the carnage.(AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
August 19, 2017 - 4:42 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 10:35 p.m. French authorities say a police operation is underway at a train station near the Spanish border and all passengers have been evacuated. A national police official said the operation began Saturday night after...
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