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  • 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.

  • Political concerns in Indonesia

    Alastair Newton of Alavan Business Advisory weighs in on the Jakarta gubernatorial election and other risks to consider when investing in the country.

  • *U.S. Supreme Court ultimately likely to decide. Feb 9- President Donald Trump suffered a legal blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled...

  • *U.S. Supreme Court ultimately likely to decide. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Trump administration failed to offer any evidence that national security concerns justified immediately restoring the ban, which he launched two weeks ago. Shortly after the court issued its 29- page ruling, Trump tweeted: " SEE...

  • A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Trump administration failed to offer any evidence that national security concerns justified immediately restoring the ban, which was launched late last month. The states of Washington and Minnesota challenged Trump's order, which had sparked protests and chaos at U.S....

  • DUBAI, Feb 9- Creditors have agreed in principle to Saudi Binladin Group's request for a two-year extension on a 10 billion riyal Islamic credit facility used to pay for delayed building work at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, sources said. SBG, which due to historically close ties to the government has emerged as one of the heavyweights of the kingdom's construction...

  • NEW YORK Feb 8- A U.S. appeals court is weighing arguments for and against President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban, but its decision this week may not yet answer the underlying legal questions being raised in the fast-moving case. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is expected to rule only on the narrow question of whether a lower court's...

  • NEW YORK Feb 8- A U.S. appeals court is weighing arguments for and against President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban, but its decision this week may not yet answer the underlying legal questions being raised in the fast-moving case. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is expected to rule only on the narrow question of whether a lower court's...

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to Washington on Thursday hoping promises to help create U.S. jobs and bolster his military will persuade Trump to turn down the heat on trade and currency and stand by the decades-old alliance. The Trump administration is considering a proposal that could lead to potentially designating Iran's powerful Islamic...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- A federal appeals court is expected to rule on President Donald Trump's U.S. travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries as soon as Wednesday, one day after questioning whether the order unfairly targeted people over their religion. Judge Richard Clifton, a George W. Bush appointee, posed equally tough questions for a lawyer...

  • Travel Ban

    The federal appeals court will likely return the case back to Judge James Robart, says David Leopold from David Wolfe Leopold & Associates.

  • Homeland Security chief John Kelly tells a congressional panel he should have delayed Trump's travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries and on all refugees so he could brief Congress on the executive order. The Senate confirms billionaire Betsy DeVos as education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence casting an unprecedented...

  • A pedestrian walks past the Indonesian symbol of Garuda Pancasila (back), a mythical golden eagle with a heraldic shield on its chest.

    Politics, religion and fake new mix in Indonesia as the high-profile race for governor of Jakarta enters the final leg.