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Pope seeks an end to all kinds of torture

06/22/2014 5:30am
Pope Francis is urging Christians to work together to abolish every form of torture, condemning the practice as a grave sin.

US pressing Egypt to adopt more moderate policies

06/22/2014 11:31am
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday made the highest-level American visit to Egypt since President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi took office as Washington presses the former army chief to adopt more moderate policies.

Iraq's capital lives in fear, expects the worst

06/22/2014 12:50pm
"Allah, please make our army victorious," rang out the despairing voice of a worshipper making his way through a crowd to reach the ornate enclosure of the Baghdad tomb of a revered Shiite imam. Others in the crystal and marble mosque somberly read from the Quran or tearfully recited supplications.

Israeli leader criticizes Presbyterians

06/22/2014 1:31pm
Israel's prime minister on Sunday criticized the decision by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to divest from U.S. companies that operate in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, saying the vote was misguided and unfair.

Iraqi Shiites say driven from homes in Sunni area

06/22/2014 2:01pm
The insurgents came at midday, walking across a canal, advancing under cover of mortar fire toward the cluster of three Iraqi villages.

Militants blitz through Iraq's western desert

06/22/2014 4:21pm
Sunni militants have blitzed through the vast desert of western Iraq, capturing four towns and three border crossings and deepening the predicament of the Shiite-led government in Baghdad led by Nouri al-Maliki.

Malaysia's top court rejects church's bid on Allah

06/22/2014 10:21pm
Malaysia's top court has rejected an appeal by the Roman Catholic church to use the word "Allah" to refer to God, saying a government ban on its usage by non-Muslim faiths was lawful.

Mormon woman facing excommunication holds vigil

06/22/2014 10:22pm
As Kate Kelly's former church leaders met in Virginia on Sunday night to decide if she will be ousted from her church, about 200 supporters of the founder of a prominent Mormon women's group held a vigil in Salt Lake City.

Decision pending for activist in conflict with LDS Church

06/22/2014 10:33pm
Faith, doctrine and how questions are raised by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are all part of a mainstream and social media conversation that culminated in vigils in Salt Lake City and Virginia Sunday.