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  • 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...

  • *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.

  • DETROIT, Feb 16- United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said on Thursday the union is contacting workers at Silicon Valley electric car maker Tesla Inc, and plans to boost efforts to convince U.S. consumers not to buy vehicles built in other countries, including those sold by the Detroit automakers. The UAW leader also used a meeting with reporters to...

  • CARACAS, Feb 16- On a recent Sunday morning, several hundred Catholic worshippers were at Mass inside a hillside church of a poor Caracas neighborhood when there was a sudden commotion at the back. "Some people were scared, obviously, but no one was hurt," recounted Luis Arias, 67, a catechism teacher at the San Pedro Claver church in the "23 De Enero" community, long an...

  • CARACAS, Feb 16- On a recent Sunday morning, several hundred Catholic worshippers were at Mass inside a hillside church of a poor Caracas neighborhood when there was a sudden commotion at the back. "Some people were scared, obviously, but no one was hurt," recounted Luis Arias, 67, a catechism teacher at the San Pedro Claver church in the "23 De Enero" community, long an...

  • Supporters of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, commonly known as Ahok, take a selfie with a cardboard cutout during the voting on February 15, 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Race and religion will continue to influence regional elections in Jakarta, according to an analyst.

  • The race to become governor of Indonesia's capital was neck and neck in early counting on Wednesday sample counts showed.

  • Ahok performed better than expected: Teneo

    However, racial and religious sentiments are likely to continue influencing votes, says Roberto Herrera-Lim, MD at Teneo Intelligence.

  • Jakarta's extraordinary election

    Ross Tapsell, lecturer at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, talks about the role of religion influencing the gubernatorial elections in Jakarta.

  • President Donald Trump's travel ban will proceed on two tracks in the next few days: in a U.S. appeals court vote in San Francisco and the Seattle courtroom of a federal judge. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will vote on whether to reconsider an appeal in the case that was decided in the Seattle court last week. In Seattle, the state of Washington will attempt to...

  • Here are a few countries that have banned Valentine's Day saying it is not part of their culture and tradition.