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People Religion

  • Travel ban: 'No constitutional way to do an unconstitutional thing'

    Joel Sandaluk of Mamann Sandaluk & Kingwell says the courts continue to regard religious discrimination as the real purpose of the order.

  • *France and Germany still to face test of rising populism. AMSTERDAM, March 16- EU leaders lined up on Thursday to congratulate Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on beating far-rightist Geert Wilders in the first of a series of European elections this year in which populist insurgent parties are hoping to rock the establishment. Rutte, whose win helped boost the...

  • GREENBELT, Md.— The Latest on federal court challenges to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban:. A federal judge in Seattle has ruled that his order blocking President Donald Trump's original travel ban does not apply to the revised executive order. The federal judge in Maryland who on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban that...

  • AMSTERDAM, March 16- Dutch centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders to score an election victory that was hailed across Europe on Thursday by governments facing a rising wave of nationalism. He declared it an "evening in which the Netherlands, after Brexit, after the American elections, said'...

  • GREENBELT, Md.— Rejecting arguments from the government that President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was substantially different from the first one, judges in Hawaii and Maryland blocked the executive order from taking effect as scheduled on Thursday, using the president's own words as evidence that the order discriminates against Muslims.

  • A poster for the film 'Beauty and the Beast' is displayed in Singapore on March 14, 2017.

    Calls from conservative groups in Asia to boycott a Disney film over a "gay moment" have drawn criticism, the SCMP reports.

  • *Americans eat 70 mln lbs of corned beef on St. Patrick's Day. CHICAGO, March 15- In recent weeks, the U.S. meat industry has found itself wrestling with a culinary conundrum: Would American Roman Catholics be able to eat corned beef this St. Patrick's Day? At least 80 of the nearly 200 U.S. Catholic dioceses have issued some form of exemption on avoiding meat on St....

  • WHEELING, W.Va., March 15- When Mike Lujano and George Lenz hoisted a rainbow flag outside their business in a Victorian brownstone on Market Street two decades ago, they found that few neighbors in socially conservative Wheeling, West Virginia, knew it was a symbol of gay pride. Defying stereotypes in the U.S. culture wars over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...

  • Although visitors from the affected countries are relatively few, Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin has warned of a "chilling effect" that could discourage international travel to the U.S. from all corners. Hawaii is suing over the revised ban, saying it goes against the state's welcoming "aloha" spirit and could do long-term harm to tourism by creating a global...

  • PARIS— Private businesses in Europe can forbid Muslim women in their employ from wearing headscarves if the ban is part of a policy of neutrality within the company and not a sign of prejudice against a particular religion, the European Union Court of Justice said Tuesday. The conclusion by the highest court in the 28- nation European Union was in response to two...

  • *Gaza sewing sector one of largest employers before 2007. GAZA, March 13- It's not easy doing business from Gaza but tailor Mohammad Abu Shanab has found a demand he can supply-- his sewing factory is churning out religious skull caps, for devout Jewish men. Since Israel resumed importing clothing from Gaza in 2015, Abu Shanab has renewed commercial contacts to sell...

  • This photo taken on February 27, 2017 shows Chinese military police attending an anti-terrorist oath-taking rally in Hetian, northwest China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

    Chinese officials are issuing new warnings about the specter of global religious extremism seeping into the country.

  • Protesters march from central to the U.S. Consulate General to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration ban on February 5, 2017 in Hong Kong.

    Although the U.S. might seem a distant country, those the Hong Kong community are also affected by the travel ban, the SCMP reports.

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, March 6- The new, more narrowly tailored temporary travel ban President Donald Trump signed on Monday will be more difficult to challenge successfully in court, legal experts said. Trump's first executive order signed on Jan. 27 banned travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations- Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen- for 90 days...

  • The billionaire who’s saving Bethlehem

    As controversy roils over Palestine and Israel, Samer Koury, a businessman of Palestinian descent who runs one of the world’s largest construction companies, is busy funding the massive restoration of the Church of the Nativity.

  • Bali, eager for Mideast tourists, welcomes king's entourage. NUSA DUA, Indonesia, March 3- A Bali beach holiday for Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his considerable entourage has turned into a military exercise for host Indonesia. The octogenarian monarch and his entourage of 1,500, including 25 princes and 10 ministers, flies on Saturday to Indonesia's Bali...

  • A pope bobblehead is one of many Pope Francis-themed souvenirs for sale at White House Gifts before the pope's first official visit to the United States.

    Unnerved by the proliferation of T-shirts and tea towels around the world, the Vatican warns it intends to "protect" the image of the pope.

  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (centre R) and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong (C) inspect the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the Istana presidential palace in Singapore on February 20, 2017.

    During a visit to Singapore, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that his country was pursuing greater ties across Asia.

  • President Donald Trump is seen during a campaign rally at the AeroMod International hangar at Orlando Melbourne International Airport on February 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Florida.

    President Trump attributed his comment about a terror-related incident in Sweden to Fox News, NBC News reports.

  • Marketing to Muslim millennials

    Shelina Janmohamed, author of Generation M:Young Muslims Changing the World, talks about how being faithful and modern go together for some millennials.