Religion

Amnesty decries Houthi prosecution of Bahais in Yemen

Sep 18, 2018

Amnesty International decries prosecution of 24 Yemeni Bahais including eight women and a teenager by Houthi rebel court, on charges of espionage

Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

Sep 17, 2018

Echoing Trump rhetoric, Egyptian government targets alleged barrage of 'fake news'; critics see it as new crackdown

Iraqi lawmakers elect Sunni Arab as parliament speaker

Sep 15, 2018

Iraqi lawmakers have elected a Sunni Arab as speaker of parliament, the first step in forming a new government four months after national elections

Iran orders the closure of a pro-reform newspaper

Sep 15, 2018

Iranian media are reporting that the country's General Prosecutor has ordered the closure of a reformist newspaper on charges of insulting the Shiite religion

Uncertainties mount as Iraq's PM says he won't seek 2nd term

Sep 14, 2018

Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi says he will not "cling to power," after Iraq's highest Shiite religious authority called for the appointment of a new head of government

Indian Muslims protest China's detention of Uighur Muslims

Sep 14, 2018

About 150 Indian Muslims have protested in Mumbai, India's financial capital, to demand that China stop detaining thousands of minority Uighur Muslims in camps and political indoctrination centers in its Xinjiang region

Pakistani court sentences man to death for blasphemy

Sep 14, 2018

Pakistani police say a court has sentenced a Muslim man to death after finding him guilty of using derogatory remarks against Islam and its religious figures

AP PHOTOS: Rohingya girls find joy in elaborate makeup

Sep 14, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Amid the misery and mud of Bangladesh's refugee camps, Rohingya girls have found small moments of joy by adorning themselves with flowery headbands and elaborately-drawn makeup

Turkish court rejects bid to convert Hagia Sophia to mosque

Sep 13, 2018

Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's highest court has rejected a request for Istanbul's Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia church-turned-mosque-turned-museum to be reconverted into a mosque

Indian nuns demand arrest of bishop accused of rape

Sep 12, 2018

A group of Catholic nuns is holding a public protest in south India, demanding the arrest of a bishop whom one nun accused of rape

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