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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

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

As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings

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

Islamic Center receives overwhelming support following New Zealand terrorist attack

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

New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns after mosque attacks

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

Tech companies scramble to remove New Zealand shooting video

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 …


Bombing at mosque in Afghanistan kills 14, wounds 33

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

‘They were shooting anyone who seemed to be breathing,’ survivor of Egypt mosque attack says

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

Militants attack Egyptian mosque, kill at least 235 people

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

Bombing at Nigeria mosque kills at least 50

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

Suicide bombings in Afghanistan hit mosques, killing 63

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.


Iraqi forces recapture historic Mosul mosque, now little more than rubble

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

Iraq: Islamic State destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

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

1 dead in crash near London mosque suspected as terrorism

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.


20 killed in mosque attack in Nigeria over land dispute

Police in Nigeria say at least 20 people are dead after a suspected reprisal attack on a village.


Arrest made after bacon strips left at California mosque

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.


Fire that destroyed South Texas mosque ruled arson

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

Six counts of murder for Quebec mosque attack suspect

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 …


$870,000 raised to rebuild South Texas mosque destroyed in fire

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.


Texas mosque destroyed in early-morning blaze; cause unknown

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.


Swiss police: 3 injured in gunman’s attack at Zurich mosque

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 …


4 militants, 2 Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on mosque

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 …


Video shows man approaching Florida mosque before fire

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 …


Imam, associate fatally shot after leaving NYC mosque

The leader of a New York City mosque and an associate have been fatally shot in a brazen daylight attack.


Woman charged with threatening to bomb South Florida mosque

A woman is facing charges after authorities say she threatened to bomb a South Florida mosque.


‘Ban Islam’ fliers left at proposed mosque site on West Side

“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 …


President Obama makes first visit to U.S. mosque

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.


Rare attacks on Afghan Shiites kill 60

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 …


A mosque in the making

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 …