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Tunisian leader denies claims he made anti-Semitic remarks

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Tunisian president has denied claims that he made anti-Semitic remarks this week while trying to calm youths after days of unrest. Kais Saied's statement wa...

Apaches object to Forest Service review of huge copper mine

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is scheduled to release an environmental review that will pave the way to create one of the largest copper mines in the U.S., against the wishes of a gr...

US group appeals for Pakistani woman jailed on blasphemy

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. religious watchdog appealed Friday for the rights of a Pakistani woman from the country’s minority Ahmadis who has been jailed on blasphemy charges, declaring her a prisoner ...

Court: Ohio county order violated Christian schools' rights

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court Thursday provided the go-ahead for Christian schools in an Ohio county to resume holding in-person classes during the pandemic. The 6th U.S...

Religious leaders worldwide, across faiths who died in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The Catholic priest who for decades had been one of the Vatican’s top experts on the Latin language died on Christmas Day at a nursing home in Milwaukee. A United Methodist Church bish...

Pakistan arrests 14 people over demolishing of Hindu temple

PESHAWAR, pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police arrested 14 people in overnight raids after a Hindu temple was set on fire and demolished by a mob led by supporters of a radical Islamist party, officials s...

Israeli ambassador to Hungary backs Viktor Orban's government

DW: This month, the European Court of Justice upheld a ban on kosher and halal slaughter. Hungary's Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen was one of the few European politicians to criticize the deci...

Each year 1,000 Pakistani girls forcibly converted to Islam

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Neha loved the hymns that filled her church with music. But she lost the chance to sing them last year when, at the age of 14, she was forcibly converted fr...

Trump signs Taiwan Assurance Act into law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After stalling for many days, U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday (Dec. 27) signed his government's spending bill, which includes provisions for the Taiwan Assurance...

Pair of Nazi headstones removed from Houston Cemetery

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Two German WWII graves bearing Nazi swastikas have been removed from Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery and replaced with new headstones. The pair of headstones ha...

Mississippi churches face difficult decisions at Christmas

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — It always feels special for Pastor Jay Richardson when his congregation at Highland Colony Baptist Church gathers during the holidays — but this year, that's even more true bec...

Opinion: ECJ ruling to uphold ban on kosher, halal slaughter a distastrous decision

In Europe, leaders often laud the continent's Judeo-Christian heritage. Not only that, 75 years after the industrial mass murder of European Jews in the Shoa, German and European leaders celebrate...

EU states can mandate stunning animals for slaughter: ECJ

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that EU member states could legally ban stun-free slaughter, despite initial opposition from religious groups. In 2017, the Flemish region of Belgium pro...

Top Austrian court lifts headscarf ban in elementary schools

The Austrian Constitutional Court on Friday overturned a ban on headscarves for students in elementary schools, deeming it discriminatory and unconstitutional. Strictly speaking, the law forbids chi...

Justices rule Muslim men can sue FBI agents over no-fly list

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Muslim men who were placed on the government’s no-fly list because they refused to serve as FBI informants can seek to hold federal agen...