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China faces grilling over internment camps at UN review

China Allows Cuban, Venezuelan Diplomats to Tour Muslim Internment Camps

China’s state-run Global Times newspaper praised the nation’s internment camps for Muslim ethnic minorities once again on Sunday, announcing that diplomats from Cuba, Venezuela, and other dictatorships will receive tours of the “vocational centers” to tell the world of their success.

In this file image from undated video footage run by China's CCTV via AP Video, Muslim trainees work in a garment factory at the Hotan Vocational Education and Training Center in Hotan, Xinjiang, northwest China. A U.S. company that stocks college bookstores with t-shirts and other team apparel cut ties …

Turkey Touts U.S. Support in Challenging China’s Muslim Internment Camps

Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency touted United States support in defending the rights of Chinese Uighur Muslims, noting Friday that America’s embassy in Ankara expressed solidarity with the country for challenging the Communist Party’s mass internment of the ethnic minority.

Pakistani men protest against Valentine's Day celebrations in Karachi on February 12, 2017

Top Pakistani Court Confirms Ban on Haram Valentine’s Day

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) in Muslim-majority Pakistan on Tuesday sustained its decision to outlaw Valentine’s Day celebrations and the promotion of the February 14 Christian holiday across the country, ordering authorities to take action on revelers.

Turkish nationalists holds placards reading 'Turkey save your Brother-China get out from east Turkhistan' and hold a Chinese flag, during a protest to denounce China's treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims, in front of the Chinese consulate in Istanbul, on July 5, 2015. Turkish media reported restrictions on Muslim Uighurs worshipping …

China Issues Travel Warning for ‘Irresponsible’ Turkey After Uighur Defense

The Chinese government issued a warning to its citizens Tuesday urging them to “be wary and pay attention to their personal safety” while in Turkey, a response to the Turkish government’s condemnation of Beijing imprisoning up to two million of its Muslim citizens in internment camps.

Pope calls for end to wars in Middle East in Gulf trip

Interfaith Confab Highlights Gulf Opening to Jews, Christians

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Against the backdrop of the first papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula is an interfaith conference that includes prominent US rabbis and Christian evangelicals, who are seeking stronger recognition of Israel through closer ties with Muslim figures and Arab leaders.

(L)A muezzin calls the faithful to pray at the main mosque in Turfan, an oasis town in northwestern China's Xinjiang region, 09 May. Xinjiang, a huge desert region populated by 63 percent minority groups of the Moslem faith, allows religious freedom but at the same time keeps close control over …

Mosque Fires Prayer Caller over Bodybuilding Photos

A prayer caller at a mosque in the Israeli city of Acre is appealing for his job back after being fired over photos posted online of him in a revealing outfit at a bodybuilding contest.

A man holds a poster of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and revolutionary founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini during a pro-government march in Tehran on January 5, 2018

Iran Starts Marking 40th Anniversary of Islamic Revolution

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution that toppled the U.S.-backed shah, overturned 2,500 years of monarchical rule and brought hard-line Shiite clerics to power.

Belongings are seen inside a mosque in Zamboanga city on the southern island of Mindanao on January 30, 2019, after a grenade attack. - A grenade attack on a mosque in the troubled southern Philippines killed two people early on January 30, 2019, authorities said, just days after a deadly …

Two Killed in Grenade Attack on Philippine Mosque

A grenade was thrown into a mosque in the southern Philippines early Wednesday morning, killing two Muslim clerics. Four people were reportedly wounded in the blast. The mosque attack came three days after multiple bombs were detonated at a Catholic cathedral in the same region, killing 21 people.

Pakistani police officers arrest a man at a protest against the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was facing blasphemy charges, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Pakistan's top court on Tuesday upheld its acquittal of Bibi. Radical Islamists protesters were stymied by sweeping arrests and …

Pakistan Police Arrest ‘Over 90 Islamists’ After Asia Bibi Acquittal

Pakistani authorities on Wednesday reportedly announced the arrest of “over 90” members of Islamic extremist parties to prevent an all-out, nationwide riot against the country’s Supreme Court’s decision this week to uphold the acquittal of a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, on false charges of blasphemy.