(RNS) — A Pew poll from 2010 found that a majority of Americans cannot name the first book of the Bible but can provide the names of the four Beatles.
NEW YORK (AP) — Add self-flagellation to the list of ways to get a dangerous viral blood infection. Researchers said Wednesday (March 13) that they were initially puzzled how 10 ...
VIENNA (RNS) — Change in the Desert Kingdom has helped establish it as a serious player in interfaith dialogue.
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Shiite holiday marks the end of the mourning period for the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson and a central figure in Shiite Islam.
LONDON (Reuters) The attacks are the first claimed by ISIS, a hard-line Sunni Muslim militant group, inside the Shiite Muslim country.
KHIDIR ILYAS, Iraq, (Reuters) - The history pages of Iraq's Christian community lie in charred fragments on the floor of a fourth-century monastery near Mosul which Islamic State militants ransacked during a two-year occupation that ended over the weekend.
KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) A suicide bomber killed more than 30 people and wounded dozens on Monday in an explosion at a crowded Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital, officials said. It was the third major attack on minority Shiites in the city since July.
LUCKNOW, India (RNS) The prayer took place in a Shiite shrine but was led by a Sunni imam as part of an initiative by a volunteer group called Shoulder to Shoulder.
(Reuters) Experts urged Bahraini authorities to halt what they said were 'arbitrary arrests' based on religion and release those detained for free speech and assembly.
While Moqtada al-Sadr is trying to cast himself as a populist and reformer, he has a bloody history in Iraq.
DUBAI -- Hezbollah has close ties to Iran, Saudi Arabia's bitter rival for power in the region.
DUBAI -- Security forces prevented two suicide bombers from entering the mosque, where one blew himself up, killing four. Security forces exchanged fire with the second man and arrested him.
Iraqi Shiites marched in Baghdad and southern cities. At least two Sunni Muslim mosques were attacked and two people killed.
The U.S. State Department said killing Nimr al Nimr, a critic of the strict Wahhabi school of Islam favored in the Saudi kingdom, "risks exacerbating sectarian tensions."
(RNS) Drawing an estimated 17 million pilgrims, the Shiite ritual known as Arbaeen dwarfs even the hajj. Arbaeen marks the end of the 40-day mourning period after the anniversary of the seventh-century slaying of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, which engendered the Sunni-Shiite schism.
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