Stories tagged: mosque
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered for Friday prayers, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. The attack …
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019
A top Sri Lanka official said Tuesday the Easter bombings that killed 321 people were carried out by a Islamic fundamentalists in apparent retaliation for the New Zealand mosque massacres …
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019
It wasn’t just members of the Islamic religion who listened to prayer and a memorial service Friday night in Spokane, as individuals from a range of backgrounds gathered to honor …
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019
The government of New Zealand announced a ban on “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines Thursday, just a week after such weapons were used in attacks on two mosques in …
UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019
Internet companies scrambled Friday to remove graphic video filmed by a gunman in the New Zealand mosque shootings that was widely available on social media for hours after the horrific …
Sun., May 6, 2018
A bomb blast inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that was being used as a voter registration center killed at least 14 people and wounded 33, officials said on Sunday.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
Egyptian warplanes carried out strikes against suspected terrorist targets in the North Sinai region, the military said Saturday, as the toll from an attack on a mosque Friday rose to …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
In the deadliest-ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt, militants assaulted a crowded mosque Friday during prayers, blasting helpless worshippers with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades and blocking their escape routes. …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017
A teenage suicide bomber attacked worshippers as they gathered for morning prayers Tuesday at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said, in one of the …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
An Afghan official at the Interior Ministry says suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in western Kabul has killed at least 30 people and wounded 45.
Thu., June 29, 2017
Iraqi forces on Thursday recaptured the ruins of a historic mosque in Mosul that was destroyed earlier this month by the Islamic State and was once the symbolic center of …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017
ISIS claims a historic mosque in Mosul was destroyed by a U.S. airstrike – but video evidence suggests otherwise
The iconic leaning minaret of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri has stood over Mosul for 800 years. But on Wednesday, one of the most iconic religious sites in the country …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017
The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures Wednesday night, Iraq’s Ministry of Defense said.
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017
A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning, killing one man and injuring 10 other people in what police are investigating as a terrorist incident.
Mon., May 15, 2017
Police in Nigeria say at least 20 people are dead after a suspected reprisal attack on a village.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017
Authorities say a 30-year-old woman is being charged with hate crimes after police say she broke windows and left bacon at a Northern California mosque.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017
A fire that destroyed a South Texas mosque has been ruled arson, but there’s no evidence of a hate crime at this time, federal investigators said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017
A French Canadian suspect known for his far-right, nationalist views was charged Monday with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder in the shooting rampage at …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017
An online fund established to raise money to rebuild a South Texas mosque destroyed by fire over the weekend has far exceeded its $850,000 goal.
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017
An early-morning fire Saturday destroyed a Texas mosque that was a target of hatred several years ago and experienced a burglary just a week ago.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
A gunman dressed in black stormed into the prayer hall of a mosque frequented by Somali immigrants and opened fire, wounding three people before fleeing, a Zurich police spokesman said …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016
A small group of militants armed with guns and suicide jackets attacked a mosque at an army facility in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, triggering a shootout in which four insurgents …
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016
FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Authorities in Florida are investigating an early Monday fire at the mosque that was attended by the Orlando nightclub shooter as a possible arson. In an …
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016
The leader of a New York City mosque and an associate have been fatally shot in a brazen daylight attack.
Mon., June 20, 2016
A woman is facing charges after authorities say she threatened to bomb a South Florida mosque.
Tue., May 10, 2016
“Ban Islam from America” fliers left at a proposed mosque site in northwest Washington are under investigation. The Herald reported an anonymous tip led authorities to find an American flag …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016
President Barack Obama is meeting with Muslim-American leaders from around the country as he pays his first visit to a mosque in the United States.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2011
A suicide bomber struck a crowd of Shiite worshippers who packed a Kabul mosque today to mark a holy day, killing at least 56 people, and a second bombing in …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2007
Spokane’s Muslims prayed on a tarp under a tent Friday, in the hopes that a year from now they’ll be worshipping on the same spot in the region’s first traditional …