Tag: Religious issues

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...
The Latest: Wife loses bid to replace lawmaker who shot self

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. — The Latest on a special election to complete the remaining term of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself last year (all...
Vatican investigator meets with Chilean sex abuse victims

SANTIAGO, Chile — The Vatican's sex abuse investigator on Tuesday began a series of meetings in Chile with victims and others who have opposed...
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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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ATLANTA — A proposal that would allow religious adoption agencies in Georgia to refuse to work with same-sex couples has passed the Senate Judiciary...
Myanmar to resettle 6,000 stranded Rohingya refugees

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Myanmar agreed with Bangladesh on Tuesday to resettle more than 6,000 Rohingya Muslims who have been stranded in a no man's...
Egypt adds detained Islamist politician to terror list

CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Tuesday added a detained Islamist politician to a list of wanted "terrorists" over his alleged links to the...
Israeli settler leader says settlements grew rapidly in 2017

JERUSALEM — The number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank grew at nearly twice the rate of Israel's overall population last year, a...
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MOSCOW — The Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on churchgoers in Russia's predominantly Muslim Dagestan region. ...
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DHARMSALA, India — A weekend fire at the sprawling Jokhang monastery in Tibet did not affect the main chapel at the 1,300-year-old religious site,...

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