Rights activist gets 4-year sentence in Russia's Chechnya

Mar 18, 2019

A court in Russia's province of Chechnya has sentenced a prominent rights activist to four years in prison on drug charges widely seen as an effort by the authorities to stifle a critical voice

Israel gives Islamic authority deadline in holy site closure

Mar 17, 2019

An Israeli court has set a 60-day deadline for the Jordanian-appointed council that oversees Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem to respond to its closure of a disputed structure at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site.

China accuses US of prejudice over human rights issues

Mar 14, 2019

China has responded to new U.S. allegations of widespread human rights abuses with its own accusations of prejudice and interference, saying the situation of rights in the country has "never been better"

Iranian president meets Iraq's most senior Shiite cleric

Mar 13, 2019

Report: Iranian president meets with Iraq's most senior Shiite cleric, first such meeting for an Iranian leader

Firebomb sparks unrest at sensitive Jerusalem holy site

Mar 12, 2019

Israeli police say they have closed the entrances to Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site after Palestinian suspects threw a firebomb at a police station

US envoy calls China's Muslim camps 'horrific,' wants probe

Mar 12, 2019

A U.S. envoy on religion has described China's internment of an estimated 1 million Muslims as a "horrific situation," and called for an investigation

Minnesota politician thanks Fox for condemning Jeanine Pirro

Mar 11, 2019

Minnesota congresswoman thanks Fox for condemning Jeanine Pirro's comments about her on Pirro's weekend show

Iran's Rouhani seeks to boost ties on first visit to Baghdad

Mar 11, 2019

On his first official visit to Iraq, Iranian president seeks to boost ties, secure help in bypassing US sanctions

China protests US criticism of policies on religion

Mar 10, 2019

China has issued a protest over remarks the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom made criticizing Beijing's polices toward Muslim and Tibetan Buddhist minorities

Al-Aqsa prayers pass peacefully after Israel-Jordan talks

Mar 8, 2019

Prayers passed peacefully at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site Friday, as Jordan confirmed it was negotiating with Israel to ease tensions.

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