How an ‘inflammatory’ Facebook post led to a killing and sectarian tension in India

How an 'inflammatory' Facebook post led to a killing and sectarian tension in India

Two sons of Kanhaiyalal Teli, a Hindu tailor, who was killed by two suspected Muslims after they videoed themselves slaying him, carry a portrait of their father after a prayer meeting in Udaipur in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, India, June 30, 2022. REUTERS/Amit Dave Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UDAIPUR, … Read more

After Hindu slain, police in northwest India ban public gatherings, suspend internet

After Hindu slain, police in northwest India ban public gatherings, suspend internet

MUMBAI, June 29 (Reuters) – Fearing outbreaks of religious violence, police in the Indian state of Rajasthan banned public gatherings and suspended Internet services a day after two Muslims posted a video claiming responsibility for slaying a Hindu tailor in the city of Udaipur. Two suspects were being interrogated by federal investigators on Wednesday, while … Read more

Norway police seek delay to Pride events after gay bar shooting

Norway police seek delay to Pride events after gay bar shooting

Police cite information from intelligence for delay Major Pride gathering in Oslo canceled Suspect jailed for an initial four weeks Court names suspect as Zaniar Matapour OSLO, June 27 (Reuters) – Norwegian police said on Monday all Pride events across the country should be delayed, citing security concerns after a deadly weekend rampage by a … Read more

No place for burkinis in Grenoble public pools, rules top French court

No place for burkinis in Grenoble public pools, rules top French court

70th Cannes Film Festival – Cannes, France. 05/27/2017. Karima, wearing a full-body burkini swimsuit, walks on a beach in Cannes after the call to support the wearing of burkinis by businessman and political activist Rachid Nekkaz. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June 21 (Reuters) – Full-body swimwear … Read more

Indian Muslim groups urge followers to avoid protests over anti-Islam comments

Indian Muslim groups urge followers to avoid protests over anti-Islam comments

MUMBAI/LUCKNOW, India, June 13 (Reuters) – Leaders of prominent Islamic groups and mosques in India appealed to fellow Muslims on Monday to suspend plans for protests against derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammad made by two members of the ruling Hindu nationalist party. The message to eschew big gatherings was circulated after demonstrations took a … Read more

Indian officials step up arrests, demolish houses to stop unrest over anti-Islam remarks

Indian officials step up arrests, demolish houses to stop unrest over anti-Islam remarks

SRINAGAR/KOLKATA, India, June 12 (Reuters) – Authorities in India’s Uttar Pradesh state have demolished the homes of several people accused of involvement in riots last week triggered by derogatory remarks made by ruling party figures about Islam’s Prophet Mohammad, officials said on Sunday . In Indian Kashmir, police arrested a youth for posting a video … Read more

India tightens security after activists threaten attacks over anti-Muslim remarks

India tightens security after activists threaten attacks over anti-Muslim remarks

LUCKNOW, India, June 8 (Reuters) – India tightened public security on Wednesday after the circulation of a letter warning of Islamist militant attacks to avenge derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammad by an official of the ruling Hindu nationalist party. Several Indian media groups shared the June 6 letter attributed to al Qaeda’s branch in … Read more

Pain and horror follow massacre in Nigerian Catholic church

Pain and horror follow massacre in Nigerian Catholic church

Church was attacked during Pentecost Sunday mass Assailants’ identity and motive unknown Media says over 50 dead, no official toll Southwest Nigeria not prone to religious violence Catholic priest abducted in neighboring state OWO, Nigeria, June 6 (Reuters) – Survivors of an attack by unknown assailants on a Catholic church in Nigeria lay weeping and … Read more

Putting stamp on future, pope names cardinals with tilt towards Asia

Putting stamp on future, pope names cardinals with tilt towards Asia

Pope Francis attends the inauguration of the ‘Laudato Si’ School in Rome, Italy, May 19, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sixteen of 21 new cardinals can vote in conclave on next pope Two thirds of cardinal electors now appointed by Francis New choices increase tilt towards Asia for … Read more

Cardinal who called Catholic Church sex-abuse charges ‘petty gossip’ dies at 94

Cardinal who called Catholic Church sex-abuse charges 'petty gossip' dies at 94

Pope Francis talks with Cardinal Angelo Sodano as they arrive to attend a consistory at the Vatican February 13, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VATICAN CITY, May 28 (Reuters) – Cardinal Angelo Sodano, a controversial Vatican power broker for more than a quarter of a century who was … Read more