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Samarkand's Shakhi Zinda memorial complex is a stunning collection of ancient tombs
Donning shorts and defending their right to dress as they please, women’s rights advocates in Turkey have rallied in defence of a nurse, attacked on a bus in Istanbul this month by a man who reportedl
The new acting Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has voiced his fears for the fate of Christians in the Middle East saying their presence in the region is under…
Pope Francis and leaders of other world religions have said “ No to War” and vowed to oppose terrorism in God’s name.
The Dalai Lama has told the European Parliament in Strasbourg that the EU should offer “constructive criticism” to China.
Pope Francis has described a priest who was killed by two Islamist extremists as a martyr.
Thousands of Muslims carried out the “stoning of the devil” ritual on Monday (September 12) to mark the beginning of Eid al-Adha celebrations which is the end of the annual haj…
Muslims around the world celebrate one of the most important festivals of the Islamic calendar on Monday (September 12): Eid al-Adha.
After spending the night in the massive valley of Mina, Hajj pilgrims headed to Mount Arafat on Sunday (11 September), some 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Mecca, for the pinnacle of the…
Thousands of Muslim pilgrims have begun the ritual of the stoning of the devil in the Saudi City of Mina.
Some two million Muslims have converged on Mount Arafat for the second and most important day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
Former Pope Benedict XVI has given a candid, book-length interview, outlining his likes and dislikes during his papacy.
Thousands of Iranians have protested in Tehran against Saudi Arabia’s ruling family, shouting “death to Al Saud the traitors” as the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Saudi city of Mecca gets…
Hundreds of Catholic faithful walked through Havana’s historic central district to celebrate the feast of the Virgin of Charity, Cuba’s patron saint.
A Norwegian hairdresser is on trial for refusing to cut the hair of a Muslim client wearing a hijab.
After last year's devastating stampede, Iran and Saudi Arabia's top clerics quarrel over management of the pilgrimage
Hundreds of people rallied in Myanmar on Tuesday to denounce an advisory commission, led by visiting former UN chief Kofi Annan, which is charged with probing the plight of the country’s Muslim…
Mother Teresa, the revered nun known for her work with the destitute in India, has been elevated to sainthood by Pope Francis.
A report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found young people in Europe are more likely to support restrictions on public expression of religious beliefs than people the same age group in
More than 4,000 Hindu devotees and others celebrated the birth of the elephant god Ganesh in Paris as they paraded through the streets of the French capital in a festival held each year for the past 2
The ban had been imposed on the grounds that it contravened French laws on secularism. Far from cooling down tensions, the ruling has created even more controversy.
France’s highest administrative court has suspended the ban on women wearing burkini swimsuits that had been in force in the southern seaside town of Villeneuve…
Protests against France’s ‘burkini ban’ Dozens of women, Muslim and non-Muslim, held a beach party outside the French embassy in London on Thursday (August 25) to protest against the ‘burkini ban’ be
The traditional festival marks the anniversary of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna and is based on the legend that Krishna as a child used to steal butter and curd from a pot while tied and suspen
A beach-party-themed sit-in has taken place in front of the French Embassy in London to protest against the burkini ban in some parts of France.