| Mar 25, 2015
| 11:29 AM
At one of Asia’s largest slaughterhouses, there are more police officers than cattle. The stalls where butchers clean and quarter chicken, sheep, goats and pigs buzz with activity while the section reserved for bulls sits barren.
A nearly month-...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 12:07 PM
A woman who reportedly burned a copy of the Koran inside a riverside shrine in the Afghan capital was surrounded by an angry crowd, set ablaze and dumped into the chilly waters Thursday evening in a startling act of mob violence.
The parents of the 32-...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 6:29 PM
A Hindu priest and some volunteers arrived at the temple one morning to cook when they saw the shattered glass.
Eight windows lining the main entrance of the Kent Hindu Temple near Seattle had been smashed. Some of the metal frames were turned and...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 11:50 AM
Thousands of supporters of a far-right German anti-immigrant group marched Sunday for the first time since their leader stepped down in disgrace after posing as Adolf Hitler and making remarks that were widely perceived to be racist.
| Jan 25, 2015
| 4:30 PM
The mother had her suspicions before her 16-year-old son fled from the southeastern French city of Nice to Syria.
Her son was Christian and popular and liked football and making wood sculptures. But she had seen him change, converting to Islam and...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 7:00 AM
By his count, Vyankatesh Abdeo has helped convert 700,000 Indian Christians and Muslims to Hinduism over the last two decades, but he would describe it differently.
"It is not conversion; it is reconversion," said the professorial Abdeo, national...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The modest white stucco house set back from the road in this Normandy village near Rouen has been shuttered for more than a week.
"They've gone. We don't know when they'll be back," said Rene Bret, a next-door neighbor.
Like everyone else in this...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
For years, said Mohammad Sajad Mohseni, a 63-year-old mullah, young Afghans took one look at his salt-and-pepper beard, white turban and coral-colored prayer beads and dismissed him.
"They just saw me as another mullah," Mohseni said.
But that changed...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Rainy days in Jerusalem haven’t doused the heightened emotions that continue to flare around the contested city, where the Temple Mount has been reopened to visitors but restrictions remain imposed on Muslim worship and leaders strain to keep a...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As the wife of the newly elected president, Rula Ghani stands to be the first publicly visible wife of an Afghan leader in nearly a century.
But unlike her most direct antecedent — Queen Soraya, who along with her husband, King Amanullah, ruled...