Religion

Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in Parliament

Aug 17, 2017

An Australian senator has provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face coverings

Saudi Arabia reopens Qatar border for hajj pilgrims

Aug 17, 2017

Saudi Arabia says it's reopening border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend hajj despite Doha-Riyadh rift

Mayor orders religious shrine removed from state land

Aug 17, 2017

Workers have removed a shrine worshipped by a New Jersey city's Mexican community in order to restore the separation of church and state

Israeli leader criticized for response to Charlottesville

Aug 17, 2017

Israeli prime minister under growing criticism for relative silence over Trump's response to Charlottesville violence

Romania: Orthodox synod meets to discuss bishop sex scandal

Aug 17, 2017

The Holy Synod of Romania's Orthodox Church is meeting to discuss what action to take against a bishop who was seen on video engaging in sexual acts with a male student

Vietnam criticizes US religious freedom report

Aug 17, 2017

Vietnam has criticized the annual U.S international religious freedom report, describing it as containing partial and false information

Kabul catwalk: Afghan models show off traditional clothing

Aug 17, 2017

Amid tight security, Afghan models promote traditional clothing of country's ethnic groups in rare Kabul fashion show

Minnesota man accused of throwing pig's foot at Somalis

Aug 16, 2017

Authorities allege a Minnesota man threw a pig's foot at Somalis at a farmers market

NYC church removes 2 plaques honoring Robert E. Lee

Aug 16, 2017

Leaders of a New York Episcopal diocese have removed two plaques honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a church property in Brooklyn

India hedges pledge to expel Rohingya Muslims amid outcry

Aug 16, 2017

India says it is working to identify tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees in the country

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