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  • DHAKA, Bangladesh— Authorities in Bangladesh said Tuesday that they have arrested three men, including a British citizen, for their involvement in the murders of two secular bloggers. Maksudul Alam, a spokesman for the country's Rapid Action Battalion. Bangladesh banned the group in May after police accused its members of threatening and killing bloggers and...

  • Indian PM kicks off UAE visit with mosque tour Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 8:45 AM ET

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— India's prime minister began a two-day tour of the United Arab Emirates with a visit to its largest mosque on Sunday in a gesture of outreach to Muslims ahead of a planned speech to tens of thousands of Indian expatriates and bilateral meetings aimed at improving already strong trade links. He will hold talks on Monday with Abu...

  • Cheers to the Pope! Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Cheers to the Pope!

    Cape May, NJ brewer releases Pope Francis commemorative beer.

  • KURUNEGALA, Sri Lanka, Aug 14- Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ventured out of his southern power base and into Sri Lanka's Buddhist heartland in his bid to regain power in Monday's parliamentary election, eight months after crashing to defeat in a presidential vote. The capital of Sri Lanka's Northwestern Province also has a concentration of army...

  • Why firms miss out on 1/4 of world’s customers Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 10:56 AM ET
    Muslims pray at Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Businesses are missing out by not capitalizing on the growing Islamic population and offering more halal products, suggests research.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- The Supreme Court was definitive in its decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, but what is far from clear is whether U.S. companies must offer corporate benefits to same-sex spouses. In a Reuters survey of 60 large U.S. employers, nearly half said they were already providing benefits to same-sex spouses before the Supreme Court ruling...

  • NEW YORK, July 15- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued United Parcel Service Inc, accusing the world's largest package delivery company of discriminating against male workers and job applicants who wore beards or long hair because of their religion. In a complaint filed on Wednesday in the Brooklyn, New York, federal court, the EEOC said UPS...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. agency sues UPS for religious discrimination Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 12:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 15- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued United Parcel Service Inc, accusing the world's largest package delivery company of discriminating against male employees who wore beards or long hair because of their religion. The lawsuit was filed 1-1/ 2 months after the U.S. Supreme Court revived a discrimination lawsuit against...

  • *Bangladesh beef prices up after border crackdown. GHOJADANGA, India/ DHAKA, July 3- Some 30,000 Indian soldiers guarding the border with Bangladesh have a new mandate under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government this year- stop cattle from crossing illegally into the Muslim-majority neighbour. About 2 million head of cattle are smuggled into Bangladesh...

  • DUBAI, June 27- Kuwait has detained the owner of the vehicle that took a suicide bomber to a Shi'ite Muslim mosque where he detonated explosives, killing 27 people, state media reported on Saturday.

  • The Pope and global warming Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 4:43 PM ET
    The Pope and global warming

    "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd reacts to Pope Francis' comments on global warming.

  • The Pope pleads for a cooler Russia Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    The Pope pleads for a cooler Russia

    Pope Francis sat down with Russian President Putin to discuss restoring peace between Russia and Ukraine.

  • Franklin Graham calls for boycott of Wells Fargo Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 1:53 PM ET
    Franklin Graham calls for boycott of Wells Fargo

    The Reverend Franklin Graham is calling on Christians to boycott corporations that promote homosexuality. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports.

  • Rebooting Jordan's tourism industry Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Rebooting Jordan's tourism industry

    CNBC explores how religion and adventure tourism are drawing visitors from across the globe.

  • The remarks came as the Vatican is due to release a papal encyclical, or formal letter, on the issue. Cardinal Peter Turkson, who helped draft the encyclical, said the paper would be presented in the second half of June, two months before the pope is due to address the U.S. Congress and a United Nations meeting on sustainable development. "Our lives must become more...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 18- Google Inc should not have to remove an anti-Islamic film from its YouTube website because a woman complained that she was duped into performing in a film that depicted the prophet Mohammed as a fool and sexual deviant, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday. In a case widely followed for its potential impact on the entertainment industry, an 11-...

  • ISIS claims responsibility for Garland attack Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 9:31 AM ET
    Members of the FBI Evidence Response Team investigate the crime scene outside of the Curtis Culwell Center after a shooting occurred the day before, on May 04, 2015 in Garland, Texas.

    ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack at a Texas event featuring caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, NBC News reports.

  • *Analysts see deals costing 8- 12 billion shekels. JERUSALEM, May 4- Israel's budget deficit is set to widen sharply in 2016 as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu races to put together a governing coalition by this week's deadline, including promises of increased spending for critical allies. Alex Zabezhinsky, chief economist at brokerage Meitav Dash, estimated...

  • Church of England blacklists these fuel investments Friday, 1 May 2015 | 6:26 AM ET
    The Syncrude Canada Ltd. mine is seen in this aerial photograph taken above the Athabasca Oil Sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada,

    The Church of England has decided to blacklist coal & tar sands investments, in a striking victory for campaigners seeking to make fossil fuels unpopular.

  • RIYADH, April 29- Saudi Arabia's new heir to the throne Crown 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. King Salman bin Abdulaziz, in a decree on Wednesday, appointed his nephew and Interior Minister Prince Mohammed as heir...