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Amid Vatican Talks China Official Says Foreign Forces Cant Control Religion

BEIJING – Religious matters in China cannot be controlled by foreigners, Beijing’s seniormost official for religion wrote in a Communist Party journal, amid...

In Northeast Nigerian Camp One In 200 Young Children Died Over Two Weeks

ABUJA – More than one of every 200 children aged under five at a camp in northeast Nigeria died in just two weeks in early August, according to Reuters...

Higher Living Costs Fees Force Many Egyptians To Drop Haj Plans

CAIRO – Mahmoud Aouni has always wanted to make the haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, an important religious duty for all Muslims, but says...

Eu Deplores Brutal Treatment Of Ugandan Mps After Presidents Convoy Stoned

KAMPALA – European Union diplomats in Uganda on Friday deplored “brutal treatment” of lawmakers arrested over a stoning of President Yoweri...

Us Imposes Sanctions On Myanmar Military Over Rohingya Crackdown

WASHINGTON – The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units for involvement in what it called...

Turkish Court Rejects Us Pastor Brunsons Appeal For Release Haberturk

ANKARA – A Turkish court has rejected an appeal to release American Christian pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest, broadcaster Haberturk said on Friday....

Separatist Bid Looms Over Barcelona Attack Commemoration

BARCELONA – Barcelona paid tribute on Friday to the victims of a militant rampage last year which killed 16 people, but a call from victims’ families to put...

The Rohingya Lists Refugees Compile Their Own Record Of Those Killed In Myanmar

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh – Mohib Bullah is not your typical human rights investigator. He chews betel and he lives in a rickety hut made of plastic and...

In Indias Citizenship Test A Spelling Error Can Ruin A Family

DHUBRI, India – Riyazul Islam says he had to produce family documents going back to 1951 to prove he was an Indian and not an illegal Bangladeshi immigrant. But a...

Trump Says Us Will Not Pay Turkey For Release Of Detained American

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States “will pay nothing” to Turkey for the release of detained American pastor Andrew...