Religious strife

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, leaves a plane upon his arrival at government airport Vnukovo II just outside Moscow, Russia, late Monday, May 22, 2017. President Rodrigo Duterte is on his official visit to Russia. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 23, 2017 - 1:29 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the country's south under martial rule for 60 days and cut short a visit to Moscow on Tuesday after Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State group laid siege to a southern city. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella...
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European Union flags blow in the wind at half-staff outside EU headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The flags were set at half-staff to remember those killed and injured in the attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
May 23, 2017 - 6:00 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 11:00 a.m. Harun Khan, the secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, has joined the condemnations of the Manchester attack. In a statement, Khan says: "This is horrific,...
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President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 21, 2017 - 3:29 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local): 10:13 p.m. An Israeli official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet approved confidence building measures ahead of President Donald Trump's visit including allowing Palestinian...
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President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 21, 2017 - 2:01 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local): 9:00 p.m. The new U.S. ambassador to Israel has attended a celebration of Israel's capture of east Jerusalem 50 years ago, days after the White House declined to recognize Israeli sovereignty...
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President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 21, 2017 - 1:23 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The Hamas militant group has lashed out at President Donald Trump for mentioning it with al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in his speech in Saudi Arabia. Spokesman Fawzi Barhoum says from...
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May 17, 2017 - 6:43 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Christian sect members stormed a prison in Congo's capital Wednesday, freeing the leader of their movement and 50 others, Congo's justice minister said. Bundu dia Kongo movement leader Ne Mwanda Nsemi is now on the run after a 4 a.m. attack on Malaka prison in Kinshasa,...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2015, file photo, Cambodian Buddhist monks, center, sprinkle holy water onto soldiers during a send-off ceremony inside the Royal Cambodian Air Force in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for military personnel to participate in the United Nations mission in Mali and South Sudan in Africa. Attackers in Central African Republic, the western neighbor nation of South Sudan, ambushed a convoy of U.N. peacekeepers, killing one Cambodian soldier and wounding another, Cambodia's prime minister said Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
May 09, 2017 - 10:39 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic ambushed a U.N. convoy, sparking a firefight and kidnappings that left four peacekeepers dead, eight injured and one missing, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said eight fighters from the...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2015, file photo, A Cambodian soldier who leads a troop takes the oath of the United Nations mission in Mali and South Sudan in Africa during a send-off ceremony for the Cambodian military personnel at the Royal Cambodian Air Force in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Attackers in Central African Republic, the western neighbor nation of South Sudan, ambushed a convoy of U.N. peacekeepers, killing one Cambodian soldier and wounding another, Cambodia's prime minister said Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
May 09, 2017 - 2:09 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Christian rebel group in the Central African Republic ambushed a U.N. convoy sparking a firefight and kidnappings that left four peacekeepers dead, eight injured and one missing, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said eight fighters from the...
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Pope Francis caresses a nun during a meeting with the clergy and religious, in Cairo, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
April 29, 2017 - 5:40 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country's tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by...
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Pope Francis caresses a nun during a meeting with the clergy and religious, in Cairo, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
April 29, 2017 - 1:35 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country's tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by...
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