Posts Tagged ‘AFP’
The Irish government is investigating the death of an Indian woman who died in an Irish hospital after being denied a termination of her pregnancy.
Proponents of same-sex marriage and legalized marijuana use gained ground in ballot initiatives across the United States Tuesday.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has announced he is suspending executions for prisoners on death row, after being criticized for allegedly executing nine convicts last month.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's life prison sentence for complicity in the killings of anti-government protesters has failed to appease some Egyptians who have taken to the streets in protest. Thousands of demonstrat...
Pope Benedict has issued a rare condemnation of priests who have questioned church teachings on celibacy and ordaining women during a homily in St. Peter's Basilica on Holy Thursday, when priests recall the promises made when ...
Cuba's vice president says there will be no political reform in Cuba, despite calls by Pope Benedict XVI for more freedom and openness in the communist-ruled country.
Pope Benedict has arrived in Mexico for a five-day Latin America trip that also will take him to Cuba. Church bells rang out as the papal plane touched Friday down at Guanajuato International Airport
A leading Vietnamese dissident was rearrested recently, despite serious health conditions, including being afflicted with a brain tumor and being partially paralyzed from several strokes. Father Nguyen Van Ly, a man in his 60s,...
Seven Christian churches in Algeria were ordered to close recently, as were all other buildings that are used for any religious worship other than Islam. Mustapha Krim, president of the Protestant Church in Algeria, said the or...
An Iraqi Christian man was kidnapped by insurgents and tortured to death recently when his family could not pay a ransom of $100,000 for him. The body of Ashur Issa Yacob, 29, was discovered last May 16 by a police patrol three...