Protests in Lebanon Near U.S. Embassy After Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

Protests in Lebanon Near U.S. Embassy After Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

Foreign ministers from Arab states called on Sunday for the United States to reverse its decision, which they said put Washington on the side of the “occupation.” In a two-page resolution, the ministers said they would seek a United Nations...
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U.N., European Union and Pope Criticize Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement

U.N., European Union and Pope Criticize Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement

“Jerusalem is a final-status issue that must be resolved through direct negotiations between the two parties on the basis of the relevant Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, taking into account the legitimate concerns of both the Palestinian a...
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‘No Such Thing as Rohingya’: Myanmar Erases a History

‘No Such Thing as Rohingya’: Myanmar Erases a History

Since late August, more than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims, about two-thirds of the population that lived in Myanmar in 2016, have fled to Bangladesh, driven out by the military’s systematic campaign of massacre, rape and arson in Rakhine. In a report...
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Pope Francis’ Dilemma in Myanmar: Whether to Say ‘Rohingya’

Pope Francis’ Dilemma in Myanmar: Whether to Say ‘Rohingya’

More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh, which the pope will visit after Myanmar, where they live in sprawling refugee camps as they await a repatriation deal between the two countries. The Rohingya are, in short, exactly the...
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To the World, They Are Muslims. To ISIS, Sufis Are Heretics.

To the World, They Are Muslims. To ISIS, Sufis Are Heretics.

Their particular animus toward the Sufi practice involves the tradition of visiting the graves of holy figures. The act of praying to saints and worshiping at their tombs is an example of what extremists refer to as “shirk,” or polytheism,...
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Critic’s Notebook: What Christian Artifacts of the Middle East Can Show Us About Tolerance

Critic’s Notebook: What Christian Artifacts of the Middle East Can Show Us About Tolerance

The exhibition opens with a fragment of red silk, dating to around A.D. 800 and lent from the Vatican, whose floral rosettes enclose the enthroned Mary, sitting stiffly as the archangel Gabriel delivers some big news. The weaving comes from...
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On Tour With an Islamic Pop Star Who Makes Fans Swoon

On Tour With an Islamic Pop Star Who Makes Fans Swoon

Mr. Zain was born in Lebanon, but, when he was 8 years old, his parents sold their car and other possessions to buy fake Swedish visas so they could escape the country’s civil war. Mr. Zain remembers little from this...
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Fate of Stateless Rohingya Muslims Is in Antagonistic Hands

Fate of Stateless Rohingya Muslims Is in Antagonistic Hands

Further complicating things, analysts said, was Myanmar stalling the efforts to help the Rohingya, hardly surprising considering how this crisis started. Witnesses have described, in disturbing detail, how Myanmar’s army burned down Rohingya village after Ro...
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Ladakh Journal: On the Run for Love: Couple Bridges a Buddhist-Muslim Divide

Ladakh Journal: On the Run for Love: Couple Bridges a Buddhist-Muslim Divide

For several days the two even had to go on the run. They drove around the nearby Kashmir Valley, which is crawling with militants and soldiers, worried sick about being caught together. Photo Ms. Saldon, in red, being ushered into...
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Fire at Malaysian Boarding School Kills 24, Mostly Students

Fire at Malaysian Boarding School Kills 24, Mostly Students

“Bodies being brought into the morgue. Just when you think they’re going to stop unloading the van, more brought out,” Sumisha Naidu, a correspondent for Channel News Asia, said in a Twitter post. PHILIPPINES Gulf of Thailand South China Sea...
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Piestany Journal: A Long-Tolerant Spa Town Feels the Chill of Slovak Populism

Piestany Journal: A Long-Tolerant Spa Town Feels the Chill of Slovak Populism

“We like it here because of the peace and the quiet,” said Mr. al Mekhyal, 49, as his wife nodded agreement, her eyes peering from a narrow slit in her face-covering niqab. It was only this year, as his wife...
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