{FD} The Latest: Turkey won’t end its military presence in Qatar

The Latest on the crisis between Gulf Arab states and Qatar (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Turkey says it has no plans to shut down its military base in Qatar as demanded by Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations that have cut ties with Doha.

{FD} Egypt says 7 militants killed in raid on desert camp

Egypt's Interior Ministry says it has killed seven people in connection with recent attacks on the country's embattled Christian minority, including three church bombings and a deadly bus shooting, all claimed by the Islamic State group.

{FD} IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq’s Mosul

The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul's al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures on Wednesday night, Iraq's Ministry of Defense said.

{FD} Dried lizard penises from India sold as good luck charms

Wildlife investigators from India and Britain say they have uncovered an international fraud in which dried penises of endangered monitor lizards are being sold as a plant root regarded as a good luck charm and used in religious rituals.

{FD} Muslims targeted by violence in wake of IS-claimed attacks

The attack on Muslim worshippers outside a London mosque on Monday follows a rising wave of violence and harassment directed against Muslims across Britain and around the world.

{FD} Egypt woman breaks into men-only Ramadan wakeup call job

Dalal Abdel-Qader, a 43-year-old mother from Cairo, is doing something that has for centuries been the exclusive domain of men — being a "mesaharaty," or the person who walks the streets before dawn calling out to wake up the devout for their last meal, "sahur," before their dawn-to-dusk fast.

{FD} Germany set to open its first liberal mosque in Berlin

Seyran Ates' vision of a liberal mosque where all Muslims can pray together — women and men, Sunni and Shiite, straight and gay — is almost a reality, and the 54-year-old daughter of Turkish guest workers in Germany is ecstatic as she enters the light-flooded room undergoing its final touches.