Tag: Religion and politics

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in the south by a...
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As a police officer, Nicholas Young knew enough about undercover surveillance to be paranoid about it. But he seemed to trust...
Comment about Jews by Roy Moore’s wife sparks new ridicule

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — The wife of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore drew ridicule online after she declared that "one of our attorneys...
Israel survey finds deep divisions, displeasure with leaders

JERUSALEM — With the prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations, the peace process at a standstill and the government moving to stifle...
Freed prisoner witnessed radicalization in Egyptian jails

DUBLIN — An Irish citizen recently acquitted after four years of being imprisoned in Egypt says he saw dozens of cellmates become radicalized and...
Bangladesh questions family of man accused of NYC attack

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in...
Pressure mounts for BYU to end beard ban

SALT LAKE CITY — Brigham Young University has banned beards for most students and faculty since the 1960s, when they were seen as a...
The Latest: Moore’s wife: ‘One of our attorneys is a Jew’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Latest on the Alabama Senate race (all times local): ...
The Latest: Suspect’s family heartbroken, saddened by attack

NEW YORK — The Latest on an explosion in a New York City subway passageway (all times local): ...
A look at Egypt-Russia relations as Putin visits Cairo

CAIRO — Relations between Russia and Egypt have rapidly grown over the past three years, with Presidents Vladimir Putin and Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi forging a...

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