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Indonesia Identifies Palm Sunday Bombers as Islamic State Newlyweds

Indonesian police said on Monday that the perpetrators of the Palm Sunday suicide bombing attack on a cathedral in Makassar were a married couple that belonged to an extremist group allied with the Islamic State. The bombers were the only fatalities in the attack, which injured about twenty people.

Indonesian police examine the site outside a church after an explosion in Makassar on March 28, 2021. (Photo by INDRA ABRIYANTO / AFP) (Photo by INDRA ABRIYANTO/AFP via Getty Images)

Swiss Voting in Referendum on ‘Burqa Ban’

BERLIN (AP) – Swiss voters decide Sunday on a proposal to ban face coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country and the ski masks and bandannas used by protesters. Polls are pointing to a close outcome.

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Switzerland to Hold Referendum on ‘Burqa Ban’ at Weekend

GENEVA (AP) – At a time when seemingly everyone in Europe is wearing masks to battle COVID-19, the Swiss go to the polls Sunday to vote on a long-laid proposal to ban face-coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country and the ski masks and bandannas used by protesters.

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Taliban Drafts Open Letter Asking U.S. to Leave Afghanistan

The head of the Taliban, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, published an open letter to the United States Tuesday urging it to withdraw its military from Afghanistan, as the administration of President Donald Trump had committed to doing in a peace deal that also required the Taliban to stop associating with international terrorist groups.

FILE - In this May 27, 2016 file photo, Taliban fighters react to a speech by a senior leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban, Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi, in the Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan. Taliban officials say the extremist group has appointed Maulvi Ibrahim Sadar as …