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In Saudi Arabia, Trump Reaches Out to Sunni Nations, at Iran’s Expense

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — As voters in Iran danced in the streets, celebrating the landslide re-election of a moderate as president, President Trump stood in front of a gathering of leaders from across the Muslim world and called on them to isolate a nation he said had “fueled the fires of sectarian …

Calais living conditions now 'far worse' for refugees

The clearance six months ago of the so-called Jungle camp in Calais has not stopped refugees from gathering there, the charity Care4Calais warned on Thursday.<p>About 400 refugees live in three small camps in the French port city, in far worse conditions than the Jungle, the report said.<p>"Living rough …

Germany approves partial burqa ban

German MPs in the lower house of parliament have approved a partial ban on the burqa.<p>The draft law stipulates that public servants will be forbidden from wearing the full-face veil while performing their duties.<p>The move comes after Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a ban on the burqa ‘wherever …

In Egypt, pope brings a message of peace amid crackdown

CAIRO (AP) — Pope Francis demanded that Egypt's Muslim leaders teach a rejection of violence in God's name during a delicate visit Friday to the Arab …

Human Rights

Yangon protesters force closure of Muslim schools in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Ultra-nationalist Buddhist monks and their supporters have forced the closing of two Muslim schools in Yangon, Myanmar's …

Asia

Methodist High Court Rejects First Openly Gay Bishop’s Consecration

The United Methodist Church’s highest court has ruled that the consecration of its first openly gay bishop violated church law, compounding a bitter rift over homosexuality that has brought the 13-million-member denomination to the brink of schism.<p>In a 6-to-3 vote made public on Friday, the …

First Nation Chief plans China trip to discuss Ring of Fire rail line

Bruce Achneepineskum is heading to China next month to hear about a $4-billion plan that includes building a rail line to the Ring of Fire through his community's traditional territory.<p>The Chief of Marten Falls First Nation, a remote fly-in community of 770 registered people of which only about …

Methodist court ruling a blow for openly lesbian bishop

NEW YORK (AP) — The first openly lesbian bishop in the United Methodist Church can stay on the job for now, but she is subject to a disciplinary …

LGBTQI

Teen girls with stones are the new threat in India’s Kashmir conflict

By Annie Gowen<p>, Bureau chief<p>SRINAGAR, India — The first stone was heavy in her hand before she let it fly. It arced through the smoky air and hit the khaki leg of a soldier. She barely stopped to watch the man grimace before she picked up another.<p>In India’s restive Kashmir territory, the weapon of …

Catholic bishops urged to review celibacy rules amid shortage of priests

Call for commission to reconsider celibacy as condition of priesthood as number of priests in England and Wales plummets<p>Catholic bishops in England and Wales are facing a fresh call for a national commission on the ordination of married men amid mounting concern that the church’s celibacy …

Knights of Malta elect temporary leader for reform period

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The ancient Knights of Malta religious order on Saturday elected a temporary leader during a period of reform after the last …

Christianity

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in packed Cairo stadium

<b>Pope Francis has celebrated Mass in Cairo for about 15,000 believers on the final day of his visit to Egypt.</b><p>The worshippers gathered in a stadium, waving flags and releasing balloons as the Pope made his entrance.<p>His visit comes three weeks after the so-called Islamic State (IS) killed at least 45 …

Adventures in Comics and the Real World

America Chavez, a Latina and lesbian superhero, saves an alien planet, enrolls at Sotomayor University and punches Adolf Hitler in the first issue of her new Marvel comic book series. But what’s being celebrated as most fantastic in this comic is that Gabby Rivera, a young-adult author who is gay …

'Cow vigilante' attack on low-caste workers prompts clashes in India

Hundreds detained in Gujarat amid protest over attack on four villagers from the lowest Dalit caste who were taking a dead cow to be skinned<p>Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets in the western Indian state of Gujarat after an attack on low-caste villagers by cow protection vigilantes.<br>In …

India

U.N.: Nearly 50,000 kids at risk of starvation due to Boko Haram campaign

By Kevin Sieff<p>, Reporter<p>NAIROBI — Almost a quarter of a million children are severely malnourished in a single state in northeastern Nigeria, where a violent campaign by Islamist extremists has displaced more than a million people and kept aid groups away, a major international group reported …

Brother of Pakistan's Qandeel Baloch: I'm 'proud' of strangling my sister

<b>(CNN) —</b> The brother of Pakistani social media star, Qandeel Baloch, says he's proud he killed his sister, claiming he did it because "girls are born to stay home."<p>The 25 year-old Qandeel was strangled Friday at her family home in the city of Multan in the Pakistani province of Punjab. After going …

Archbishop of Canterbury takes in Syrian refugee family

Family is housed in Lambeth Palace grounds as part of new scheme enlisting help of communities and charities<p>A Syrian familyhas been housed in an empty property in the grounds of Lambeth Palace, the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has confirmed, as he and the Home Office launched a scheme to …

In swipe at Gingrich, Obama rejects 'repugnant' call to test Muslims

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama on Friday issued a thinly veiled rebuke of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's call for the U.S. to test every person with a Muslim background to see if they believe in Sharia law and deport those who do.<p>Addressing the terror attack in Nice, France, that …

Donald Trump

After violence, Myanmar moves to curb religious extremism

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar is cracking down on Buddhist extremism, aiming to curb ethnic and religious tension that saw two mosques destroyed and scores of Muslim residents fleeing their villages in recent weeks.<p>Myanmar Foreign Minister and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a special …

Police raid Italy's largest Chinatown to investigate attacks against Arab immigrants

Chinese immigrants in one of Europe’s biggest Chinatowns were accused of carrying out vigilante attacks on other foreigners as police conducted raids on Friday in the Tuscan town of Prato.<p>Tens of thousands of Chinese live in Prato, a satellite town of Florence, with many working in sweatshop …

Myanmar: armed mob torches mosque amid spike in religious tensions

Second attack of its kind in a week comes as nation struggles to contain religious violence<p>An armed mob has razed a Muslim prayer hall in northern Myanmar, the second attack on a mosque in just over a week as anti-Muslim sentiment swells in the Buddhist majority nation.<p>Myanmar has struggled to …

Myanmar mob burns down mosque as Buddhist-Muslim tensions rise

A mob has burnt down a mosque in northern Myanmar, the second such attack in just over a week. The rising tensions between the majority Buddhist …

Asia

Mississippi clerks cannot claim religious exception to gay marriage: judge

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday ruled that clerks in Mississippi may not recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples based on religious beliefs, despite a bill passed by the state legislature intended to carve out that exception for them.<p>U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves …

Pope Says Gay Community Deserves Apology for Past Treatment

Pope Francis said on Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should seek forgiveness from homosexuals for the way they had treated them.<p>Speaking to reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome from Armenia, he also said the Church should ask forgiveness for the way it has treated …

Pope Francis

Donald Trump Back-Pedals on Banning Muslims From U.S.

Republican candidate moves toward more nuanced policy targeting countries with record of terrorism<p>Donald Trump appears to be backing away from one of his signature and most controversial proposals—banning Muslims from entering the U.S.—as polls show him falling slightly behind Hillary Clinton.<p>Since …

Donald Trump

Pope visits Armenia's closed border with Turkey on last day

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Pope Francis is wrapping up his trip to Armenia with a Sunday liturgy in the Apostolic cathedral celebrated by his Orthodox …

Christianity

From 'Brexit' To Trump, Nationalist Movements Gain Momentum Around World

When Donald Trump arrived in Scotland Friday morning, hours after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was quick to draw parallels between the U.K.'s political earthquake, and his own campaign for president.<p>"People want to take their …

Sikh-American Army Officer Wins Ability to Serve With Beard, Turban

In a decision by the U.S. Army Thursday, Capt. Simratpal Singh, a decorated Sikh-American officer and combat veteran, has received a long-term religious accommodation to serve with long hair, a beard, and turban in accordance with his Sikh faith.<p>In December, Singh — a West Point graduate, Army …

Religion

Belgium to require immigrants to sign up to 'European values'

Critics say move will further increase community tensions, already high after Brussels terrorist attacks<p>Non-EU migrants and refugees wishing to live in Belgium will have to sign a statement declaring their acceptance of local values or see their residency claim rejected, a government official said, …

Muslim family kicked off flight demands apology from United Airlines

A Muslim family of five from Libertyville wants an apology from United Airlines after the family was removed last month from a plane at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.<p>The removal came after the parents requested an additional strap for their youngest daughter's booster seat, according to …