Religion

India eases restrictions in Kashmir for Islamic festival

Aug 11, 2019

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir say they eased restrictions in the region's main city for a third straight day ahead of a major Islamic festival

Muslim hajj pilgrims ascend Mount Arafat for day of worship

Aug 10, 2019

More than 2 million Muslims are gathered at the sacred hill of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for an intense day of worship and reflection on what's considered the climax of the Islamic hajj pilgrimage

Pre-dawn food run then rush home: Kashmir under curfew

Aug 9, 2019

Residents of Kashmir are developing a daily drill to cope with an indefinite 24-hour curfew in the Indian-controlled portion of the Himalayan region

Indian PM: Changes in Kashmir will free it from 'terrorism'

Aug 8, 2019

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told the nation that he stripped Kashmir of its statehood and special constitutional status in order to free the disputed Himalayan region of "terrorism and separatism"

Modi's Hindu vision of India sees smooth passage on Kashmir

Aug 8, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a Hindu India has taken a leap forward with his government's decision to subsume Muslim-majority Kashmir into the federal government by eliminating its special status

India's lower house expected to ratify bill to split Kashmir

Aug 6, 2019

India's lower house of Parliament was set to ratify a bill that would downgrade the governance of India-administered, Muslim-majority Kashmir

Saudi changes allow women to travel without male consent

Aug 2, 2019

Saudi Arabia is granting greater freedoms by allowing any citizen to apply for a passport and travel freely, ending a long-standing guardianship policy that had required male consent for a woman to travel or carry a passport

Turkey marks 3rd anniversary of failed coup

Jul 15, 2019

Turkey is marking the third anniversary of the July 15 failed coup attempt against the government with prayers and other events remembering its victims

AP Photos: Indian mother prays to 'bleeding goddess' for son

Jul 11, 2019

AP Photos: Indian mother prays to 'bleeding goddess' for son

Ex-UN chief concerned over monsoon floods in Rohingya camps

Jul 11, 2019

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over risks of monsoon floods threatening the lives of Rohingya refugees in sprawling camps in Bangladesh

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