• Fri, 26 Apr 2019 16:28
     Suicide bomb leader cast shadow of fear over Sri Lanka town
    Kattankudy, Sri Lanka - Zahran Hashim's sword-wielding zealotry fuelled fears in the sleepy east coast town of Kattankudy long before the cleric became Sri Lanka's most wanted man over the horrific Easter Sunday suicide attacks.
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  • Sun, 03 Feb 2019 01:00
    That was awkward—at Jokowi event, senior cleric mistakenly prays for Prabowo
    A respected Muslim cleric is in the spotlight after a video of him mistakenly praying for Prabowo Subianto to become “a leader” during an event attended by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo went viral on the web.
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  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 01:00
    Eye for an eye: Why clerics are dying again in the South
    Both sides in the unrest are aware of an unwritten rule – leave the holy men alone or pay a high price
  • Sat, 19 Jan 2019 15:33
    Lawyer says Baasyir’s release not ‘gift' from Jokowi
    The legal team representing firebrand Muslim cleric and terrorism convict Abu Bakar Baasyir rejected on Saturday claims that the unconditional release of the cleric was “a gift” from President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, saying that the release was part of a regular judicial procedure.
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  • Tue, 23 Oct 2018 01:00
    AI eyed for clerical tasks of Japan prefectures
    JAPAN’S Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry plans to launch an experiment next fiscal year to promote the use of artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies to streamline the administrative work of local governments, according to sources.
  • Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:34
    Indonesian cleric sentenced to death over 2016 terror attack
    Indonesian cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death Friday over his role in a 2016 Islamic State terror attack that saw a suicide bomber blow himself up at a Jakarta Starbucks cafe.
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  • Thu, 07 Jun 2018 01:00
    Indonesia’s weapon to cut plastic bag use: devout Muslims
    Indonesia, one of the planet’s major plastic polluters, is now banking on one of its biggest resources to entice people to take a plastic bag diet: Muslim clerics.
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 13:09
    Indonesia prosecutors demand death for radical leader over 2016 attacks
    Indonesian prosecutors Friday demanded the death penalty for a radical cleric over his role in a 2016 terror attack committed by a group linked to wave of suicide bombings this week.
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  • Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:28
    Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman dies in US prison facility
    WASHINGTON - Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born cleric linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, died Saturday of natural causes in a US prison facility, the Justice Department said. He was 78 years old.
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  • Sun, 30 Oct 2016 15:32
    Turkey sacks 10,000 more civil servants, shuts more media in post-coup crackdown
    ISTANBUL - Turkish authorities have dismissed more than 10,000 civil servants over their suspected links with U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for orchestrating the failed coup in July.
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  • Sun, 14 Aug 2016 13:45
    Muslim cleric and associate shot to death on street
    New York - A Muslim cleric and an associate were fatally shot by a lone gunman on Saturday while walking together following afternoon prayers at a mosque in the New York City borough of Queens, authorities said.
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  • Sat, 16 Jul 2016 13:58
    1,563 Turkish military officers held: official
    ANKARA - A total of 1,563 military officers were arrested across Turkey after a coup attempt blamed by the authorities on supporters of US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, a government official said Saturday.
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  • Sat, 16 Jul 2016 13:34
    Over 750 members of Turkish armed forces arrested across Turkey
    ANKARA - Scores of members from Turkish armed forces were arrested across the country after a coup attempt blamed by the government on supporters of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported.
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  • Sun, 08 May 2016 02:19
    Muslim cleric by day, band singer by night
    BANDUNG - Wearing a black Muslim headscarf matched with a loose T-shirt that says " Never Too Old To Rock" and blue jeans, 34-year-old Asri Yuniar growls into the microphone.
  • Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:00
    Is it time for the US to dump its Mideast ally Saudi Arabia?
    After the recent execution of Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia, the Middle East once again risks devolving into sectarian chaos. A mob torched the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, prompting Saudi Arabia and a number of its Sunni allies to break diplom
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