(AP) Afghan president Ashraf Ghani called the attack a "crime against humanity."
(RNS) We need to consider something similar to the 1980s protests for the freedom of Soviet Jews, for Christians and other religious minorities that are now being persecuted around the world.
(RNS) Before leaving for Pakistan, I thought countries that enforce blasphemy laws would eventually catch up to the rest of the world. Now I'm not so sure.
LAHORE/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Many of the victims were children and their mothers enjoying an Easter outing.
KARACHI (Reuters) The lean days appear to be over for Mor Sahib, an 87-year-old crocodile venerated by Pakistan's tiny Sheedi community, as pilgrims once again flock to a shrine in Karachi.
(Reuters) The message comes days after a group of dissident Taliban commanders denounced Mansour's recent appointment to replace the Islamist militant group's late leader, Mullah Omar.
Attacks in Sydney and Pakistan shocked the world this week. Amid these tragedies we witnessed unexpected solidarity and outpourings of support on social media, hatred being countered by hashtags and the hope of reconciliation.
(RNS) Call them al-Qaida fanatics, Taliban lunatics or Muslim Brotherhood extremists. Just don't associate my faith with their actions.
(RNS) The biggest worry for "American Idol" contestants is whether the judges will let them sing on the next show. For some singers on Idol-type programs abroad, it's that religious extremists will kill them.
LONDON (RNS) Malala Yousufzai, the schoolgirl and women's rights activist from Pakistan who was shot in the head by the Taliban and subsequently flown to the United Kingdom for treatment, ...
KARACHI, Pakistan (RNS) The Taliban is threatening to finish off a 14-year-old Pakistani girl whom it shot for helping other girls go to school -- if she survives a wounding that has made her a hero to many Pakistanis. By Hani Yousuf and Janelle Dumalaon/USA Today.
KABUL, Afghanistan (RNS) When the Taliban seized control in 1996, most forms of music were banned, but now a number of young Afghans influenced by Western culture are using music to express themselves -- including at the city's first school of rock. By Ruth Owen/USA Today.
(RNS) The Taliban in Afghanistan beheaded 17 people, allegedly for dancing, according to one Afghan official. The reports shocked people around the world and provided fodder to critics of Islam. Does Islam forbid dancing? By Omar Sacirbey.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Taliban is attempting to capitalize on the outbreak of violence that followed the inadvertent burning of a Quran by NATO troops by characterizing the war as a conflict between infidels and Islam, analysts said.