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  • How American Muslims are reacting to Koran burning threat

    How American Muslims are reacting to Koran burning threat

    For American Muslims – already in the eye of a political storm over the proposed mosque near ground zero in New York – a Florida pastor's Koran burning threat is seen as a teachable moment crucial to how the US public views Muslims and Islam.

  • Eid ul-Fitr prompts annual, massive Indonesian exodus

    Eid ul-Fitr prompts annual, massive Indonesian exodus

    Eid ul-Fitr always leaves the country's overburdened and poorly maintained transportation systems bursting at the seams, and can result in massive traffic jams.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 09/08

    A black Amur leopard cub growls during a medical examination at the Serengeti Safari Park in the northern German village of Hodenhagen on Wednesday.

  • Why the planned Koran burning causes outrage and alarm

    Global News Blog Why the planned Koran burning causes outrage and alarm

    To devout Muslims, the Sept. 11 Koran burning proposed by the Florida preacher Terry Jones is akin to burning the word of God. Muslim leaders and US military and civilian officials have asked Jones to reconsider his plan.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 09/07

    Actress Angelina Jolie (c.) arrives at the Jalozai flood victim relief camp during her visit to flood-affected areas and relief camps supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province on Tuesday. Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency, called on Tuesday for constant and long-term assistance for Pakistan to help it cope with its worst-ever floods that have wreaked havoc on the impoverished country.

  • Walter Rodgers The Muslim myth about Obama: He's in good company

    The bigoted and ignorant allegations that President Obama is a Muslim call to mind slurs against past US presidents. Critics called Lincoln a Catholic and labeled Jefferson an atheist.

  • The glittering Gulf states' dark labor secret

    The glittering Gulf states' dark labor secret

    Foreign workers fuel the continued rise of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, while working for low wages and in miserable conditions.

  • Muslims tread carefully around proposed mosque near ground zero

    Muslims tread carefully around proposed mosque near ground zero

    As public opposition to the proposed mosque near ground zero grows and Sept. 11 approaches, Muslims are preparing for anti-Islamic acts, encouraging adherents to participate in 9/11 remembrance ceremonies, and changing how they celebrate the end of Ramadan.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 09/03

    A young flood victim looks out from a relief camp in Nowshera, northwestern Pakistan on Friday. Pakistan's northwest, the first region to be hit by the floods and the most devastated, now has roads lined with tents and tens of thousands of displaced waiting to go home.

  • Mosque debate: Behind America's anxiety over Islam

    Mosque debate: Behind America's anxiety over Islam

    Controversy over the New York and other mosques underlines the struggle to balance values of religious tolerance with fears, real and imagined, in an age of terrorism.