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Pope Francis says it’s legitimate for world to stop Islamist aggression in Iraq

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 2:26pm
By Philip Pullella (Pope Francis gestures during a meeting with Asian youths at the Solmoe Shrine in Dangjin August 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ahn Young-joon/Pool ) Pope Francis said on Monday the ...
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From central banker to Islamic king

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 1:30pm
By Joe Penney Kano, Nigeria By Joe Penney Last year Lamido Sanusi wore pin stripe suits and a colorful array of bow ties to work, and his job consisted mostly of managing interest rates and ...
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Pope urges young people not to waste time on Internet and smartphones

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 2:36pm
By Reuters Staff (A faithful takes a picture with a tablet computer as Pope Francis arrives to conduct his weekly general audience at St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican November 20, 2013. ...
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The doubt inside the Sunni ‘revolution’ against Iraq’s Shi’ite-led gov’t

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 2:28pm
By Reuters Staff (Masked Sunni Muslim gunmen take their positions with their weapons during a patrol in Ramadi, 100 km (62 miles) west of Baghdad, January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer ) Sheikh Ali ...
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Vatican bank’s TV investment loss showed Cardinal Bertone’s power

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 2:01pm
By Philip Pullella (The Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone prays as Pope Benedict XVI meets youths in Bkerke in Harissa, near Beirut September 15, 2012. REUTERS/ Stefano Rellandini ...
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Thai surrogate mother refused to abort Down’s twin on religious grounds

Sun, 03/08/2014 - 4:55pm
By Reuters Staff (Gammy, a baby born with Down’s Syndrome, and his surrogate mother Pattaramon Janbua at a hospital in Chonburi province August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj ) A Thai ...
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Iran’s elite Guards help defend Shi’ite shrines in Iraq against Islamic State

Sun, 03/08/2014 - 2:42pm
By Reuters Staff (A view of the Shi’ite Imam al-Askari shrine in Samarra July 12, 2014. Picture taken July 12, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani ) In early July, hundreds of mourners gathered ...
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Putin wants demolished monasteries and church rebuilt inside Kremlin

Sun, 03/08/2014 - 2:29pm
By Reuters Staff (Three cathedrals in the Moscow Kremlin, 17 May 2014/Tom Heneghan) Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for two monasteries and a church that were demolished during Soviet ...
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China says Islamist militants kill pro-Beijing imam in Xinjiang

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 9:52am
By Reuters Staff (Juma Tayir speaks during an interview at Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in this still image taken from video dated August 3, 2011. REUTERS/Reuters TV ) Three suspected Islamist ...
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U.N. religion expert concerned over ‘interrupted’ Vietnam visit

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 9:40am
By Reuters Staff (Lighting over Saint Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral during a storm in Hanoi July 14, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria ) A U.N. expert expressed worry on Thursday over “serious ...
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Sudanese Christian at centre of Muslim conversion row arrives in U.S.

Fri, 01/08/2014 - 9:32am
By Scott Malone (Mariam Yahya Ibrahim and her husband Daniel Wani are greeted by a cheering crowd at the airport in Manchester, New Hampshire July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder ) A Sudanese woman ...
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In change of heart, Nepal allows cremation of Tibetan monk

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 4:21pm
By Reuters Staff (Buddhist monks take part in the funeral of Shamar Rinpoche in a monastery in Kathmandu July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar ) Nepal allowed a monk prominent in Tibetan ...
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Anti-Semitic incidents rise in Britain as Gaza conflict rages

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 10:04am
By Michael Holden (Demonstrators carry Palestinian flags as they protest outside the Houses of Parliament in central London July 26, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor) Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain ...
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American opinion of Arabs and Muslims is getting worse: poll

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 9:54am
By Mary Wisniewski (People pray at at the Imam al-Khoei Foundation in New York, January 3, 2012. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz ) How Americans view Arabs and Muslims has gotten worse in recent years, with ...
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Nigeria opens its long-awaited battle of ideas against Boko Haram

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 9:43am
By Tim Cocks (A teacher at Maska Road Islamic School teaches Hadith excerpts in a classroom in Kaduna, July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney) In classrooms facing a sandy courtyard in the northern ...
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U.S. says millions forced to flee for religious beliefs in 2013

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 12:31pm
By Reuters Staff (Christians set up tent shelters at Raikia village, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa August 31, 2008. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal) More members of religious communities around the ...
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Gold and diamonds feed Central African Republic’s religious violence

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 12:07pm
By Daniel Flynn (Mine worker Jimmy Adoum weighs gold on a scale balance in a hut at the foot of the Ndassima gold mine in Central African Republic, May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Daniel Flynn ) Three young ...
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September 11 museum allowed to display Ground Zero cross-shaped beam

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 6:41pm
By Reuters Staff (Father Brian Jordan (L), a Franciscan Priest, blesses The World Trade Center Cross, made of intersecting steel beams found in the rubble of buildings destroyed in the September ...
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Gaza residents see no joy in Muslim Eid holiday at end of Ramadan

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 6:30pm
By Nidal al-Mughrabi (Palestinians perform the Eid al-Fitr prayer at al-Farouk mosque, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 28, 2014. ...
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Pakistan mob kills woman and 2 girls over ‘blasphemous’ Facebook post

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 1:27pm
By Reuters Staff A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said ...
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