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

Indian Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr amid communal violence

Muslims across India celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday by offering prayers outside mosques By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated Press May 3, 2022, 09:21 • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SRINAGAR, India – Muslims across India celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday by offering prayers outside mosques, even as this year’s celebrations took … Read more

Powerful blast at Kabul mosque kills at least 10 people

A Taliban spokesman says a powerful blast at a Sunni mosque in Kabul killed at least 10 worshipers and injured 20 By KATHY GANNONA Associated Press April 29, 2022, 2:14 p.m. • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article KABUL, Afghanistan — A powerful explosion tore through a mosque in the Afghan … Read more

Researchers: COVID-19, Israel-Gaza war fueled anti-Semitism

JERUSALEM — The coronavrius pandemic and Israel’s overwhelming strength in the Gaza war helped fuel a global spike in anti-Semitism last year, Israeli researchers reported Wednesday. The prominence of political extremism and the reach of social media may also have intensified the longstanding phenomenon of scapegoating Jews in recent years, the report said. Anti-Semitic events … Read more

Group reports record number of anti-Semitic incidents in 2021

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The annual tally of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States by a Jewish civil rights organization hit a record high last year, with a spike that coincided with an 11-day war between Israel and the militant group Hamas, according to a report released on Tuesday. The Anti-Defamation League counted 2,717 anti-Semitic … Read more