NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Some returning recruits had quit al-Shabab on their own; others took advantage of an amnesty the government offered after the Garissa University massacre in April.
(RNS) Fifty years ago, the Roman Catholic Church rejected the charge that the Jewish people are responsible for Jesus’ death, an accusation used for centuries to justify the persecution of Jews.
PARIS (RNS) The gradual transformation of the niqab issue from a national debate to little more than a footnote speaks volumes about French politics.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) “We have to watch for and cultivate and encourage those glimmers of curiosity and possibility, not suppress them, not squelch them,” the president said.
(RNS) For 10 years, Dr. Farouk Mohammed Jega, 45,has been championing evidence-based arguments to try to persuade clerics in Northern Nigeria that Islam supports family planning methods.
Toungup, MYANMAR (Reuters) Hardline Buddhist monks and nationalists have branded Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy too sympathetic to Muslims and unwilling to protect Buddhism.
Jerusalem (Reuters) The recent unrest that has engulfed Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, the most serious in years, has claimed the lives of 32 Palestinians and seven Israelis.
KARACHI (Reuters) The lean days appear to be over for Mor Sahib, an 87-year-old crocodile venerated by Pakistan’s tiny Sheedi community, as pilgrims once again flock to a shrine in Karachi.
BOSTON (Reuters) The trip would mark U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s most direct efforts to broker peace between the two sides since talks led by the United States failed last year.