VATICAN CITY (RNS) – In a school in downtown Rome on Friday (Dec. 6), the “bravest woman in Afghanistan” spoke to students about her faith, the Trump administration and the difficult legacy of four decades of war in her home country.
(RNS) — How we deal with his death, and the postures that we bring to that death, shape the fate of our civilization and make it worthy of defense against the likes of ISIS.
CAIRO (RNS) — With Islam under global scrutiny and ISIS projecting power over the internet, Al-Azhar University's observatory has set out to counter terrorist messaging.
(The Conversation) — Nadia Murad's work against sexual violence, which has won her a share of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, came after suffering persecution by ISIS for being a Yazidi.
(RNS) — U.S. evangelical leaders have applauded a move to fund the restoration of Iraqi religious minority communities through USAID. But most parties involved say the real vexing issue is security.
(RNS) — It found pro-ISIS sympathy is most prevalent in communities with high levels of anti-Muslim sentiment.
(AP) 'Cyberspace was kindling the fire of the battle,' said Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, who called for the death penalty for Iranian flag burners.
Without security and stability Christians are not going back home, he said.
BOSTON (AP) — David Wright sobbed as he apologized to blogger Pamela Geller, law enforcement and his family and denounced the terror group, whose horrific acts he used to celebrate online.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in the more-than-three-year fight against the Islamic State group in a national address aired on Iraqi state television this weekend.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Rev. Tom Uzhunnalil was abducted by militants in March 2016 when they attacked the home, killing 16 people, including four nuns.
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis' top aide says a pro-Islamic State group video that targets the pope is worrying but he notes Vatican security is already at a high level.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'The protection of these groups — and others subject to violent extremism — is a human rights priority for the Trump administration,' the secretary of state said.
MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) Iraqi authorities expect the long battle for Mosul to end in coming days as remaining Islamic State fighters are bottled up in just a handful of neighborhoods of the Old City.
MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) For many in Mosul, the city can never be the same after Islamic State militants blew up the leaning minaret that had graced the city for nearly 850 years.