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  • Kosher kush could be coming to New York Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 10:19 AM ET
    Kosher Kush?

    Several enterprises are angling for kosher certification for edible medical marijuana products. The Forward reports.

  • Yemen's ousted president flees, rescinds resignation Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 11:26 PM ET
    Houthi rebels take security measures with tanks around the parliament in Sanaa, Yemen, in February 2015.

    Yemen's ousted president Hadi appeared to rescind his resignation after escaping house arrest by the Houthi militia in the capital and fleeing to Aden.

  • Can free speech and blasphemy live together? Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo poses near a banner which reads "Charlie Hebdo, Honorary citizen of Paris," displayed in front of the City Hall.

    Terror in Copenhagen and Paris has renewed an old debate: should free speech countries adopt or strengthen blasphemy laws?

  • PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb 13- President Barack Obama asked U.S. executives on Friday for closer cooperation in defending against hackers after high-profile attacks on companies like Sony that exposed weaknesses in America's cyber defenses. Speaking at Stanford University, Obama told Silicon Valley and financial services CEOs that they needed to share more...

  • AMSTERDAM, Feb 11- Cyber attackers crippled the Dutch government's main websites for most of Tuesday and back-up plans proved ineffective, exposing the vulnerability of critical infrastructure at a time of heightened concern about online security. The United States has beefed up cybersecurity laws and created an intelligence-gathering unit to...

  • *Thwarted love, disappointed soccer ambitions led youths to Syria. ANTWERP, Belgium, Feb 8- As Belgium braces for a verdict in Europe's biggest trial of those accused of fostering Islamist violence in Syria, much attention is on poor Muslim immigrant communities' struggle in a region blighted by youth unemployment. Local group Sharia4Belgium enticed his then...

  • Cartoon contest denying Holocaust launched in Iran Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 2:18 PM ET
    A view of the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland, January 19, 2015.

    An Iranian group launched a $12,000-prize cartoon contest for cartoons denying the Holocaust happened, NBC News reports.

  • HUSAYNAT, Egypt, Feb 4- At a remote spot in the Sinai desert last month, a commander of Egypt's most feared Islamist group outlined his hopes of toppling the country's government. "We will create an Islamic state in Egypt," he said. The militant said he was from the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group, which has killed hundreds of security forces since the military ousted...

  • *Was subject of al Qaeda assassination bid. RIYADH, Jan 23- Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a close friend of the United States and a scourge of Islamist militants, will be the country's first king from the third generation of its ruling dynasty. By sending an assassin to try to kill Prince Mohammed when he was Saudi security chief in...

  • *Was subject of al Qaeda assassination bid. RIYADH, Jan 23- Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a close friend of the United States and a scourge of Islamist militants, will be the country's first king from the third generation of its ruling dynasty. By sending an assassin to try to kill Prince Mohammed when he was Saudi security chief in...

  • OBAMA SAYS ANTI-SEMITISM THAT HAS RESURFACED IN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE WORLD IS DEPLORABLE, REJECTS "OFFENSIVE" STEREOTYPES OF MUSLIMS- SPEECH TEXT.

  • Satire is 'kryptonite' for Islamists: AEI fellow   Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Satire is 'kryptonite' for Islamists: AEI fellow

    Satire is a potent weapon and free speech is under assault, says Michael Rubin, AEI resident fellow, discussing the deadly shooting in Paris that left 12 dead and at least 17 wounded in a Paris shooting.

  • Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 6:50 AM ET
    Pope Francis

    Pope Francis is focusing his attention on refugees, hostages and all those suffering in conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine.

  • Vatican finds millions of euros 'tucked away' Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 2:26 AM ET
    The Vatican

    The Vatican has found hundreds of millions of euros were found "tucked away" in accounts of various Holy See departments.

  • World's biggest Bible factory is in... China? Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 1:09 AM ET
    A machine pulls in the first page of 'The Bible of the Woman' into the production line.

    The world's biggest Bible factory has just published its 125 millionth copy – in officially atheist China. The Financial Times reports.

  • Jobs and religion: The case against Abercrombie Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 4:23 PM ET
    Pedestrians are reflected in the window of an Abercrombie & Fitch store in San Francisco.

    Here's what the case against teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, that's headed to the Supreme Court, is all about, says Dan Eaton.

  • Modi in America: India's top man goes on tour Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    The Indian prime minister is being welcomed by corporate executives, Indian Americans and, most importantly, Barack Obama.

  • Religious conversion polarize in Modi's India Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:57 PM ET
    Christians and Muslims sit in the rain during a protest rally in New Delhi on August 1, 2012.

    Hindu activist Rajeshwar Singh is on a mission to end centuries of religious diversity in India, one conversion at a time.

  • private school enrollment

    New data from Trulia show that private school enrollment is highest in the wealthier states as well as in states with strongly religious populations.

  • Islamic State said to kill 80 Yazidis in Iraq Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 5:38 PM ET
    Iraqi Yazidi refugees rest inside a tent at the Newroz camp in Hasaka province, northeastern Syria.

    Islamic State insurgents "massacred" some 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority, a Yazidi lawmaker and two Kurdish officials said on Friday.