07/25/2014 2:50amThe battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month.
07/25/2014 9:11amIraq's most influential Shiite cleric made a thinly veiled appeal to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down, calling upon political leaders Friday not to "cling" to their posts at the expense of political stability as lawmakers struggle to form a new government that can tackle rising violence in the country.
07/25/2014 9:20amDo you make the pope pay for lunch?
07/25/2014 11:59amAdam Lewis Green said he was motivated by a desire to make reading the Bible a literary experience, without additions like verse numbers and notes.
07/25/2014 12:41pmWhether Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia during a major gathering of the world's Roman Catholics remained a matter of speculation Friday after the archdiocese said a report he would attend should not be considered confirmation.
07/25/2014 1:51pmNigerian security forces are holding one man connected to the Wednesday double bombings in the northern city of Kaduna that targeted a former head of state and a prominent moderate Muslim cleric and killed at least 44 bystanders, according to a defense ministry statement on Friday.
07/25/2014 3:01pmThe third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the stated reason for the Israeli assault.
07/25/2014 3:03pmFacing claims that Muslim and Sikh players are being discriminated against, basketball's governing body will review its ban which prevents players wearing headgear for religious reasons.