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Pak Hindus allowed to worship at Shiva temple after 20 years

Peshawar: A Pakistani court today allowed Hindus to worship at a Shiva temple in Abbottabad district which had been off limits to them for 20 years.A bench of the ...Read More...

No Muslim names for babies in Xinjiang: China

Beijing: China has banned dozens of Islamic names like ‘Saddam’ and ‘Jihad’ for babies belonging to the restive Muslim-majority Xinjiang province, in a move that would prevent children from ...Read More...

Christians world’s most widely targeted religious group

Washington D.C.,: When it comes to religious persecution, Christians are the most widely targeted community, said a new report released this week. But despite oppression and threat of violence, ...Read More...

Pope likens migrant holding centers to ‘concentration camps’

Rome: Pope Francis urged governments on Saturday to get migrants and refugees out of holding centres, saying many had become “concentration camps”. During a visit to a Rome basilica, ...Read More...

Vatican cricket team tour Portugal before Pope visit

Lisbon: Pope Francis is an ardent football fan, but a Vatican cricket team comprised of priests and seminarians will take centre stage in an interfaith tournament in Portugal this ...Read More...

Pope Francis among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people

Vatican City: Time Magazine has released its 2017 list of the world’s 100 most influential people, and Pope Francis is among the leaders highlighted by the publication. The nomination ...Read More...

Protests in Ireland over Catholic ownership of hospital

Dublin: Public pressure mounted today on the Irish government over plans to give ownership of a new 300- million-euro maternity hospital to a Catholic religious order mired in historical ...Read More...

Imam returns Dh2.4m won, citing Sharia

Muscat: The imam of an Omani mosque has returned a 250,000 rial (Dh2.4 million) cash prize from a bank raffle, saying it would be unlawful for him to accept ...Read More...

Trump seeking to meet with Pope Francis in May

Washington: The White House raised the possibility on Wednesday of Donald Trump meeting Pope Francis during the US president’s trip to Italy in late May, although it stressed nothing ...Read More...

Four children get a ride on the Popemobile

Rome: Francis invited four children wearing first communion garb to join him on his open-topped Popemobile for a tour of St Peter’s Square on Wednesday during his weekly general ...Read More...
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