Nigeria. Brutal student murder sparks protest and curfew

Nigerian authorities have ordered a curfew in a northwestern state, where hundreds of people demonstrated to demand the release of suspects in the brutal murder of a Christian student accused of blasphemy against Islam. By CHINADU ASADU Associated Press May 14, 2022, 7:10 p.m. • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article … Read more

Pope to visit Canada in July to meet residential school survivors | Indigenous Rights News

The July 24-30 visit comes after Pope Francis apologized for the role of the Catholic Church in the abuse of indigenous children. Disclaimer: The story below contains details about residential schools that may be upsetting. The Crisis Line for Residential School Survivors and Families of Canada is available 24 hours a day at 1-866-925-4419. Pope … Read more

Minority Hindu Kashmiri protest against killing of community member

Hindus in Indian-controlled Kashmir staged protests a day after assailants shot and killed a Hindu government worker in the disputed Muslim-majority region By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated Press May 13, 2022, 3:14 p.m. • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SRINAGAR, India – Hindus in Indian-controlled Kashmir staged protests on Friday, a … Read more

Louisiana debates murder charges for women who have abortions

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana House of Representatives ventures further against abortion than any other state legislator, is debating a bill to make women who terminate their pregnancies subject to criminal prosecution for homicide. Republican Rep. Danny McCormick pushed for a House debate on his bill on Thursday afternoon despite a crescendo of opposition … Read more

Hotel explosion in Cuba severely damaged large Baptist church

The blast that devastated Havana’s Saratoga Hotel and killed at least 44 people also severely damaged Cuba’s most important Baptist church, which stands next door. By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press May 12, 2022, 5:19 p.m. • 4 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article HAVANA — Alejandro Clemente González was talking with an … Read more

Pakistan’s campaign to contain polio amid vaccine hesitancy — Global Issues

Authorities in Pakistan’s North Waziristan district vaccinate children against polio. With one case reported, intensified efforts to eradicate the disease are underway. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS by Ashfaq Yusufzai (Peshawar, Pakistan) Thursday, May 12, 2022 Inter Press Service PESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 11 (IPS) – Pakistani authorities in North Waziristan district have launched an aggressive vaccination campaign … Read more

German airline apologizes for excluding Jewish passengers

German airline Lufthansa has apologized for refusing to let a large group of Orthodox Jewish passengers board a flight after some of them refused to wear masks ByThe Associated Press May 11, 2022, 11:39 a.m. • 1 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — German airline Lufthansa has apologized for refusing … Read more

Now in the spotlight, Dubai Jews fight for a public synagogue

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Every Saturday, in secluded beach villas, hotel banquet halls and luxury apartment towers across Dubai, Jews arrive to worship at some of the world’s most hidden synagogues, even as the United Arab Emirates encourages the spectacular growth and openness of its Jewish community. Plans to build a permanent shrine for … Read more

Award-winning ‘Netanyahus’ author says it’s also about Trump

JERUSALEM — “The Netanyahus,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction this week, tells a very amusing anecdote about the famous family of Israel that takes place more than half a century before one of them become the longest-serving prime minister. But Joshua Cohen, the book’s 41-year-old author, says the novel is about identity and … Read more

Taliban divisions deepen as Afghan women defy headscarf edict

KABUL, Afghanistan — Arooza was furious and scared, keeping her eyes peeled for the patrolling Taliban as she and a friend shopped in Kabul’s Macroyan neighborhood on Sunday. The math professor feared that his large shawl, tight around his head, and his pale brown coat might satisfy the latest decree of the country’s religiously-run Taliban … Read more