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Pope lifts spirits of Egypt's persecuted Christians

Cairo - For a minority devastated by a series of church bombings that killed dozens of Christians, it was a chance for a rare joyous respite.

Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

Cairo - Pope Francis led a jubilant mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics on Saturday during a visit to support the country's embattled Christian minority and promote dialogue with Muslims.

Thousands of Egypt Catholics gather for Pope mass

Cairo - Thousands of Egyptian Catholics waving the colours of the Vatican flag gathered amid tight security Saturday in a Cairo stadium where Pope Francis was to lead mass.

Pope Francis set to pray with Egypt's Christians

Cairo - Pope Francis is set to lead a mass for Egypt's small Catholic community on Saturday as he visits the country in support of its Christians following a series of deadly church bombings. The spiritual leader of the world's 1.

Pope and Egypt's Coptic patriarch pray at IS-bombed church

Cairo - In a Cairo church bombed by the Islamic State group just months ago, Pope Francis and the Coptic Orthodox patriarch sat side by side Friday and prayed near tangible reminders of the horrific attack.

Pope says 'demagogic' populism does not help peace

Cairo - Pope Francis denounced "demagogic populism" on Friday and insisted that violence profanes God's name, in a wide-ranging speech as he visited Egypt to push for tolerance."Peace alone...

Pope Francis lands in Egypt in push for 'fraternity'

Cairo - Pope Francis landed in the Egyptian capital on Friday to promote "unity and fraternity" with Muslims and Christians, who have suffered a series of jihadist attacks.

Female Muslim clerics in Indonesia issue rare fatwas

Cirebon - Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia declared a series of fatwas Thursday, including one to tackle child marriage, a rare example of women taking a leading religious role in the Muslim-majority country.

SE Asian militant group JI regaining strength: think-tank

Jakarta - Southeast Asian militant group Jemaah Islamiyah, blamed for major attacks including the 2002 Bali bombings, has regained strength in Indonesia and could spawn a new generation of extremists, a leading security think-tank warned Thursday.

SE Asian militant group JI regaining strength: think-tank

Jakarta - Southeast Asian militant group Jemaah Islamiyah, blamed for major attacks including the 2002 Bali bombings, has regained strength in Indonesia and could spawn a new generation of extremists, a leading security think-tank warned Thursday.

SE Asian militant group JI regaining strength: think-tank

Jakarta - Southeast Asian militant group Jemaah Islamiyah, blamed for major attacks including the 2002 Bali bombings, has regained strength in Indonesia and could spawn a new generation of extremists, a leading security think-tank warned Thursday.

Faith, politics clash as Egypt's Al-Azhar pressed to reform

Cairo - When Pope Francis visits Egypt's Al-Azhar this week, he will find support for his message of peace in the venerable Islamic authority praised as a bulwark against extremism.

Mourning and joy for Egypt's Christians as Pope visits

Cairo - Egypt's Christians are still mourning fellow members of the Coptic Orthodox community murdered this month by jihadists, but there is also joy ahead of Pope Francis's visit this weekend.

Pope to boost Muslim ties on security-tight Egypt trip

Vatican City - Pope Francis heads to Egypt Friday to bolster relations with Muslims and show solidarity with the largest Christian community in the Middle East following devastating attacks.

Christian governor loses Jakarta run-off: pollsters

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor on Wednesday lost heavily to a Muslim former government minister in an election run-off, private polls indicated, after a divisive battle that has damaged Indonesia's reputation as a bastion of tolerant Islam.

Senegal declares 3 days of mourning as fire death toll rises

Dakar - Senegal announced three days of mourning on Friday for the victims of a massive fire at a Muslim religious retreat this week, as the death toll from the catastrophe rose to 25.

Bangladesh hangs three Islamist extremists for UK envoy attack

Keranipara - Bangladesh hanged three Islamist extremists including the leader of a banned militant outfit on Wednesday, after they were sentenced to death over a 2004 grenade attack on the British ambassador.

Bangladesh hangs three Islamist extremists for UK envoy attack

Keranipara - Bangladesh hanged three Islamist extremists including the leader of a banned militant outfit on Wednesday, after they were sentenced to death over a 2004 grenade attack on the British ambassador.

Bangladesh hangs three Islamist extremists for UK envoy attack

Keranipara - Bangladesh hanged three Islamist extremists including the leader of a banned militant outfit on Wednesday, after they were sentenced to death over a 2004 grenade attack on the British ambassador.

Sweden attack suspect demands Sunni lawyer

Stockholm - The prime suspect in the Stockholm truck attack has demanded that his state-appointed lawyer be replaced with a Sunni Muslim -- a request that was refused, according to court documents seen Monday.

France expels Swiss Islamist

Paris - France on Saturday expelled controversial Swiss Islamist preacher Hani Ramadan who posed "a serious threat to public order", the interior ministry said.

US model Bella Hadid 'proud to be a Muslim'

New York - US model Bella Hadid has spoken out against President Donald Trump's attempted travel bans, saying she is proud to be a Muslim and the daughter of a refugee.

Central Asia link to metro attack poses problem for Russia

Bichkek - The deadly bombing of the metro in Russia's Saint Petersburg has shone a fresh spotlight on extremism coming from ex-Soviet Central Asia after authorities said the attacker was from the region.

Outcry in Sweden as Muslim school segregates boys and girls

Stockholm - A Muslim elementary school in Sweden, which separated boys and girls on a bus and during sports lessons, sparked controversy on Tuesday with the prime minister condemning it as "despicable".

Legal spat in US over parents wanting to name child 'Allah'

Washington - A civil rights group is suing the US state of Georgia because it will not let a couple give their toddler daughter "Allah" as her last name.Parents Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk want to name their 22-month-old daughter ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina Allah....

Blasts kill three as Bangladesh commandos storm extremist hideout

Dhaka - At least three people were killed and 30 wounded Saturday in two explosions in Bangladesh's northeastern city of Sylhet where army commandos stormed an Islamist extremist hideout, police and hospital staff said.

Blasts kill three as Bangladesh commandos storm extremist hideout

Dhaka - At least three people were killed and 30 wounded Saturday in two explosions in Bangladesh's northeastern city of Sylhet where army commandos stormed an Islamist extremist hideout, police and hospital staff said.

Blasts kill three as Bangladesh commandos storm extremist hideout

Dhaka - At least three people were killed and 30 wounded Saturday in two explosions in Bangladesh's northeastern city of Sylhet where army commandos stormed an Islamist extremist hideout, police and hospital staff said.

'We will have none of it:' fear, optimism among US Muslims

Chicago - In a sprawling banquet hall, Ahmed Rehab walked to a lectern facing a glittering group of diners and launched into a searing speech excoriating the Donald Trump administration.

Iran pre-nups land thousands of men in jail

Tehran - When Sadegh married his college sweetheart, he never thought he'd end up as one of those Iranians facing ruin and even prison because of huge sums demanded by his wife's family.
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