The hand of Iran can be seen in the persecution of 24 Yemeni Baha’is
(RNS) — Since the Houthis came to power in 2013, they have begun a program of systematic persecution against the Baha’is that is suspiciously reminiscent of Iran’s historical enmity.
Aging Shiite cleric a powerhouse in Iraq. What comes after?
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — When Iraq's top Shiite cleric underwent surgery for a fractured bone last month, it sent shivers around the country and beyond. "May God heal Iraq," read ...
A daughter’s duty: From Boston, a Uighur woman champions her father’s release in China
BOSTON (RNS) — Publisher Iminjan Seydin disappeared into a Chinese detention camp almost three years ago, before he was jailed on charges of inciting extremism. Now his daughter, a medical professional in Boston, is demanding that China release him.
Franklin Graham vows UK tour will go on after planned venues back out
(RNS) — The tour is scheduled for late May through early June and was to feature eight venues in eight cities across the U.K. Thousands signed petitions objecting to his visit.