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February 13, 2018 8:40 AM Malcolm X's Letter About Marital Troubles for Sale

A letter Malcolm X penned to his mentor and Nation of Islam leader, Elijah Muhammad -- seeking marital advice -- is up for sale with a hefty price tag. Malcolm wrote the letter in 1959, turning to his spiritual leader for some marriage counseling. In the correspondence, Malcolm details issues he and his wife, Betty Shabazz, had been trying to sort out for months 22

January 30, 2018 7:50 AM Indian Muslim cleric says women watching soccer un-Islamic

LUCKNOW, India – A senior cleric at an influential Islamic seminary in northern India has issued a religious decree saying that Muslim women should not watch men playing soccer. Mufti Athar Kasmi said over the weekend that watching men "playing with bare knees" violated the tenets of Islam. Kasmi is cleric at Darul Uloom, Asia's largest Sunni Muslim 23

January 29, 2018 10:28 PM Al-Qaida's Mali branch releases Colombian captive video

DAKAR, Senegal – An agency that monitors jihadi websites says al-Qaida's Mali branch has released a video of a Colombian missionary who has been held captive for nearly one year. SITE Intelligence Group said the video released Monday by the Mali-based Islamic insurgency shows Gloria Cecilia Narvaez appealing to Pope Francis. The nun was seized near the border 22

January 26, 2018 5:01 PM Death toll now 26 in Mali truck blast, including 4 children

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Burkina Faso's government says the death toll has risen to 26 after a truck hit an improvised explosive device. The government says six women and four children are among the dead in Thursday's blast that occurred shortly after the truck entered Mali from northern Burkina Faso. The government says authorities are working to identify 19

January 18, 2018 3:57 PM German nationalist party rejected from intel panel

BERLIN – German lawmakers have refused to let the nationalist, anti-migration Alternative for Germany party's candidate sit on a parliamentary committee that oversees the country's intelligence services. Alternative for Germany, or AfD, won seats for the first time in September's election and is now the third-biggest party in parliament. The party nominated 18

January 10, 2018 4:38 PM What to see at Houston-area galleries: Jan. 11-17

Houston's art scene is as diverse and colorful as the city itself, with galleries and museums that feature works by local, national and international talents. All shows are free unless otherwise noted. "Vladislav Šćepanović: To Have or To Be," through Feb. 17; 4411 Montrose; 713-524-2299, "Anton Ginzberg|Construction Proxy," through 28

January 5, 2018 2:09 AM Judicial Watch sues NYPD, seeking case file of murdered Officer Phillip Cardillo

Judicial Watch sues NYPD, seeking case file of slain cop Cardillo A conservative watchdog group has sued the NYPD for records on the unsolved 1972 murder of Police Officer Phillip Cardillo. Judicial Watch wants the case file assembled for the murder of Cardillo, who was shot and killed April 14, 1972 at a Nation of Islam mosque on W. 116th St. in Harlem 24

December 28, 2017 7:30 PM School's newest major: Social justice, with a taste of the 'real world'

Palestinian protesters burn a poster of PresidentTrump and a representation of an American flag earlier in December. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra) Students can now major in social justice and receive “real-world learning in the field” at a college in Massachusetts. Merrimack College’s social justice program provides students “the chance to turn their passion 32

December 28, 2017 11:24 AM Red Cross says 12 more patients evacuated from Syrian suburb

BEIRUT – The International Committee of the Red Cross says 12 more patients and their families have been evacuated from besieged rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital of Damascus. The ICRC said the latest evacuations occurred late Wednesday night in coordination with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. The government recently tightened its siege on eastern 21

December 20, 2017 5:38 PM 6 missing aid workers in South Sudan now safe, UN says

JOHANNESBURG – The United Nations humanitarian agency says six aid workers who went missing after clashes broke out in South Sudan days ago have returned safely. The U.N. statement on Wednesday says the workers are with two international groups, HealthNet and Solidarity International, and one local aid group. Solidarity International's country director 23