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Quest to Find Ancient Ark of the Covenant Rocked Archaeological World

The quest to find the ancient Ark of the Covenant, created by the Hebrews thousands of years ago, not only rocked the archaeological world in the early 1900s but also caused so much outrage that it still reverberates around...

Suspect in Deadly Norway Attack is Radicalized Muslim Convert

The suspect in the bow-and-arrow slaughter of five people in Norway on Wednesday is being treated as a terrorist suspect. Norwegian police have named him as 37-year-old Espen Andersen Bråthen, a Dane who had converted to Islam. The police said they were treating...

Creator of Controversial Islam Cartoon Killed in Car Accident

Swedish artist Lars Vilks, known for his controversial cartoon of Islamic prophet Muhammad, died in a car accident -- along with police officers who had been assigned to protect him -- on Sunday. Vilks had lived under police protection for...

What is Sharia Law and How Does it Affect Women?

The Taliban, a militant Islamist group in Afghanistan, have seized control of the country as the United States and its allies evacuate its troops from the region. A core dimension of the Taliban is its implementation of its own...

Turkey Slams Head of Greek Church, Ieronymos, for “Insulting Islam”

Turkey slammed Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Ieronymos, for his remarks during a television interview on Sunday about Islam. "These provocative expressions of Archbishop Ieronimos, which incite the society to hostility and violence against Islam, also show the frightening...

Muslims Decry Lack of Appropriate Burial Places in Greece

Sparked by the tragic death of a 27-year-old asylum seeker and mother of three from Afghanistan, Greece's Muslim community has requested more appropriate burial places for their dead. Currently, there is only one Muslim cemetery in the entire country. The...

Erdogan Reopens Turkey’s Soumela Monastery After Restoration

  Soumela Monastery, the Greek Orthodox edifice built in 385 AD which was included on UNESCO's temporary list of World Heritage Sites in 2000, was reopened on Tuesday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a videoconference ceremony. The Turkish President,...

Greek EU Minister Schinas Expresses Anger Over Muslim Prayers in Hagia Sophia

  "Turkey must finally decide what its broader geopolitical goal will be," said Margaritis Schinas, the European Commission's vice-president and Commissioner for the promotion of the European way of life, during the presentation of the new EU strategy for the...

Erdogan Invites World Leaders to Friday’s Muslim Prayer Service at Hagia Sophia

According to information published in the Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet today, government officials there have sent out invitations to a number of officials to hear the prayers which will be said on the first Friday after the reconversion of...