Tag: Religion and politics

Modi hugs Trudeau amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassment

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday with a hug, one day after embarrassed Canadian diplomats...
Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

BANGKOK — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth —...
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AUSTIN, Texas — When the Texas Board of Education last produced history curriculum guidelines for public schools, experts decried its members for attempting to...
Egyptian court sentences 21 to death on terrorism charges

CAIRO — An Egyptian court sentenced on Thursday 21 people to death and seven others to up to life in prison over belonging to...
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Faith-based mentors can play an important role in children's lives, South Carolina's public schools chief said Wednesday. But in a video...
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BEND, Ore. — Republicans in a central Oregon county proceeded with a presentation by a former FBI agent known for his anti-Muslim rhetoric, despite...
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CAIRO — Egypt's official news agency says police have arrested six suspected Muslim Brotherhood members on a farm allegedly owned by a recently detained...
Mexican front-runner promotes ‘well-being of the soul’

MEXICO CITY — Religion has been the electrified "third rail" of Mexican politics since anti-clerical laws in the 1920s sparked a bloody uprising by...
Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A prominent human rights activist in Bahrain was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison over tweets alleging prison...
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FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A West Virginia pastor's support for homosexuality could get her church voted out of local and state Baptist groups. ...

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