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  • Rebel group in Syria is holding nuns, Arab newspaper reports

    Rebel group in Syria is holding nuns, Arab newspaper reports
    BEIRUT — Syrian rebels are demanding the release of 1,000 female government detainees in exchange for the freedom of a group of Greek Orthodox nuns being held by opposition forces, according to an account published Friday in a pan-Arab newspaper....
  • Young California Muslims feel accepted, still face bias, study says

    Most young Muslim students feel accepted on California junior high and high school campuses, though a significant number say they face bias from their teachers and bullying from fellow students, according to a new report by a leading Islamic advocacy...
  • Syria rebel group accused of kidnapping, torture and executions

    Syria rebel group accused of kidnapping, torture and executions
    BEIRUT -- Mohammed Subhi Abed, a soft-spoken man of 43, says he was working for the opposition Free Syria News radio station in the northern city of Raqqa when masked gunmen burst into the offices in June and confiscated all of the laptops and satellite...
  • U.S. envoy arrives in Central African Republic amid sectarian clashes

    U.S. envoy arrives in Central African Republic amid sectarian clashes
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Thursday pressed leaders of the Central African Republic to halt sectarian killings in their nation. Her eight-hour visit underscored the challenges facing U.S. efforts to end...
  • Lebanese singer stirs controversy with 'love' of Hezbollah chief

    Lebanese singer stirs controversy with 'love' of Hezbollah chief
    BEIRUT -- An iconic Lebanese singer has stirred controversy by expressing her love for the leader of the Shiite Muslim militant group Hezbollah. Ziad Rahbbani, an accomplished songwriter in his own right and son of Lebanese singer Fairouz, caused a...
  • The crisis in CAR deserves our attention [Commentary]

    Chances are, unless you have a particular interest in the continent of Africa, you may have never heard of the Central African Republic. Even now you would have to be paying attention to international news for this landlocked country of 4.5 million to...
  • Unrest, Violence Mar Peaceful Season

    You'll be hearing and maybe warbling about sleeping in heavenly peace in the next few days. There is little peace in the corner of the world where Christendom looks to every December to mark the birth of Christ two thousand years ago. It's a bleak time...
  • Corruption scandal, police firings spark renewed unrest in Turkey

    Corruption scandal, police firings spark renewed unrest in Turkey
    A new wave of street protests has flared in Istanbul following the arrest on graft charges of two dozen banking figures with close ties to the Turkish government. The raid on those suspected of corruption prompted Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
  • We need your prayers this season, Pope Francis

    Christmas this year seems more the occasion of religious war than of the peace to which the greeting cards routinely allude. Peace talks, such as the "5 plus 1" talks seeking reconciliation with Iran to eliminate the threat of war from or against that...
  • Al Qaeda-linked group says it bombed Egypt police headquarters

    CAIRO -- An Al Qaeda-inspired group that until now had concentrated its attacks in the restive Sinai peninsula claimed responsibility on Wednesday for the bombing of a security headquarters in northern Egypt a day earlier that killed at least 15 people....
  • Egypt's Coptic Christians feel vulnerable amid nation's upheaval

    Egypt's Coptic Christians feel vulnerable amid nation's upheaval
    KERDASA, Egypt — Three times a week without fail, the sound of ancient chants reverberates from the blackened walls of the Church of the Archangel Michael. Once aglow with precious icons and flickering candlelight, the Coptic church outside Cairo...