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‘It’s not Satanism’: Zimbabwe church leaders preach vaccines
World

‘It’s not Satanism’: Zimbabwe church leaders preach vaccines

SEKE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Yvonne Binda stands in front of a church congregation, all in pristine white robes, and tells…
World Conference of Religious Leaders comes to a close, featuring highest youth participation yet
Society

World Conference of Religious Leaders comes to a close, featuring highest youth participation yet

The World Conference of Religious Leaders comes to an end today, with “Dialogue between Generations”, the cooperation between generations of…
‘Vaccines must be shared fairly world-wide’: International Conference on Religions for Peace Leaders
Society

‘Vaccines must be shared fairly world-wide’: International Conference on Religions for Peace Leaders

The International Conference on Religions for Peace launched yesterday in the German city of Lindau, chaired by the the General…
Turkey’s Diyanet religious body threatens secularism
Middle East

Turkey’s Diyanet religious body threatens secularism

Ali Erbas heads Diyanet, Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs. He is known for his deeply conservative interpretation of Islam, which many Turks…
Former culture minister supports removing religion from Egyptian national IDs
Egypt

Former culture minister supports removing religion from Egyptian national IDs

Former Culture Minister Gaber Asfour expressed his support for removing the religion field on Egypt’s national ID cards. Asfour stated…
Pope meets Hungary’s Orban at start of 4-day Europe trip
World

Pope meets Hungary’s Orban at start of 4-day Europe trip

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Hungary on Sunday on his first foreign trip since undergoing intestinal surgery…
Leaked footage shows grim conditions in Iran’s Evin prison
Middle East

Leaked footage shows grim conditions in Iran’s Evin prison

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The guard in a control room at Iran’s notorious Evin prison springs to attention…
Saudi Arabia opens Umrah pilgrimage to vaccinated worshipers from abroad – SPA
Middle East

Saudi Arabia opens Umrah pilgrimage to vaccinated worshipers from abroad – SPA

CAIRO, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will gradually begin receiving Umrah pilgrimage requests from abroad for vaccinated pilgrims starting…
Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic’s shadow
Middle East

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic’s shadow

CAIRO (AP) — Muslims around the world were observing Tuesday yet another major Islamic holiday in the shadow of the…
Kurt Westergaard, Danish cartoonist behind Muhammad caricature, dies at 86
World

Kurt Westergaard, Danish cartoonist behind Muhammad caricature, dies at 86

Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, known for his controversial caricature of Islam’s prophet Mohammed, died at the age of 86, his family…
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