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World - Region
9/17/2022 8:19:30 PM
Dressed in black, 21 million pilgrims from around the world massed in the Iraqi city of Karbala on Saturday for the Arbaeen commemoration, against the backdrop of a political crisis.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
9/14/2022 8:17:38 PM
Pope Francis told the Russian Orthodox hierarchy and other faith leaders Wednesday that religion must never be used to justify the ``evil'' of war, and asked at an outdoor Mass in Kazakhstan, ``How many deaths will it take?'' for peace to prevail in Ukraine.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
9/14/2022 2:00:00 AM
President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev awarded on Wednesday the Astana International Prize to Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb for his contribution in the field of interreligious dialogue and promoting the culture of fraternity and tolerance among different cultures and ethnicities.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
9/13/2022 6:45:36 PM
Egypt's Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb met on Tuesday with President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

World - Africa
8/2/2022 5:11:28 PM
Somalia has appointed the former deputy leader and spokesman for the Al-Shabaab Islamist group as religion minister, Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre said Tuesday.

World - Region
8/1/2022 9:35:09 PM
Iranian authorities have stepped up persecution of the Bahais with a wave of arrests of prominent members of the country's biggest non-Muslim minority, leaving the battered community in shock, activists said on Monday.

World - International
6/29/2022 1:30:29 PM
Tensions were high Wednesday in the western Indian city of Udaipur, a day after police arrested two Muslim men accused of slitting a Hindu tailor's throat and posting a video of it on social media, in a brutal attack representing a dramatic escalation of communal violence in a country riven by deep religious polarization.

World - International
6/21/2022 5:50:46 PM
France's top administrative court ruled Tuesday against allowing body-covering ``burkini'' swimwear in public pools for religious reasons, arguing that it violates the principle of government neutrality toward religion.

World - Region
6/21/2022 4:27:01 PM
Tunisian President Kais Saied confirmed Tuesday that a draft constitution to be put to a referendum on July 25 will not enshrine Islam as the "religion of the state".

World - Africa
5/21/2022 9:40:33 PM
An enraged mob went on a rampage in the northern Nigerian state of Bauchi over alleged blasphemy by a Christian resident, the third such incident in days in the predominantly Muslim part of the country, police said Saturday.

World - Africa
5/14/2022 9:22:57 PM
Hundreds of people in Nigeria's northwestern city of Sokoto demonstrated Saturday over the arrest of two students following the murder of a Christian student accused of blasphemy, residents said.

World - International
4/28/2022 10:26:01 PM
In the weeks since Russia invaded Ukraine, millions of Ukrainians have fled the country as refugees. Hundreds of those refugees have now arrived at the southern border of the United States seeking asylum, after flying to Mexico on tourist visas.

Egypt - Society
4/14/2022 12:43:12 PM
In his weekly sermon on Wednesday, Head of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II mourned Coptic Priest Arsanios Wadid who was murdered in Alexandria last Friday, demanding authorities work on maintaining societal peace especially concerning “religion issues.”

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
4/3/2022 1:08:00 PM
The Russian Orthodox Church cannot remain aloof from the war that is raging in Ukraine, since for many it is part of a spiritual and moral confrontation between Russia and the West.

Egypt - Society
3/28/2022 9:23:57 PM
Reforming religious discourse in Egypt would play an important role in curbing the early marriages of girls, as the personal status laws in the country are based on religious regulations, not on the civil code, an Egyptian human rights group said on Sunday.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
2/17/2022 11:04:05 PM
Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo hailed Egypt’s efforts in cementing tolerance, freedom of religion and acceptance of others in a meeting on Thursday with President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in Brussels.

Books - News
2/10/2022 7:13:17 PM
Controversial Egyptian secular thinker and researcher in the history of religions, Sayyid El-Qimni, who rattled Islamists and gained both criticism and praise from academic scholars, died on Sunday at the age of 74.

Egypt - Urban & Transport
1/5/2022 2:57:56 PM
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi directed officials on Tuesday that the designs of Dar El-Quran and the Islamic Culture Centre in the New Administrative Capital (NAC) should reflect the religion’s true principles, which call for peaceful coexistence, acceptance of others, and freedom of belief.

Egypt - Politics
1/2/2022 5:55:39 PM
All religions advocate peace, but the problem lies with those who exploit religions and distort texts with interpretations that deviate from the correct concept, Egyptian Religious Endowments Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa told French Ambassador to Egypt Marc Baréty on Sunday.

World - Africa
12/9/2021 6:47:23 PM
Father Tsige Mezgebu was leading an afternoon prayer service in August when a column of haggard-looking rebels entered Lalibela, prompting worshippers to cry out "God save our city!"

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