- Bomber in Saudi Shiite mosque attack identified as Saudi Updated: Jun-03-15 11:56 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia on Wednesday identified the suicide bomber behind last week's attack on a Shiite mosque that killed four people as a Saudi national as it offered cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of other terrorist suspects.
- Trial set for man accused of killing priest in Phoenix Updated: Jun-03-15 5:07 am
PHOENIX - A trial date has been set for a homeless ex-convict charged with beating a Catholic priest with a metal rod and fatally shooting another clergyman during a burglary at a Phoenix church.
- Giant cross rises in Pakistan, home to a Christian minority Updated: May-31-15 7:07 am
KARACHI, Pakistan - Now towering over this violent port city in Pakistan, where Islamic militant attacks and gangland shootings remain common, is an uncommon sight in this Muslim-majority country: a 42-meter (140-foot) Christian cross.
- Suicide bomber strikes Shiite mosque in Saudi, killing 4 Updated: May-29-15 9:42 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A suicide bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the Islamic State group.
- Climate of change: The Catholic church's dance with science Updated: May-27-15 3:09 pm
From Galileo to genetics, the Roman Catholic Church has danced with science, sometimes in a high-tension tango but more often in a supportive waltz. Pope Francis is about to introduce a new twist: global warming.
- Biden tries to smooth over anger sparked by Carter's comment Updated: May-26-15 3:15 am
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden is reassuring Iraq's government of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for "the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces" one day after Defense Secretary Ash Carter questioned the Iraqi military commitment.
- Nigerian Muslims set court ablaze over 'insult' to Muhammad Updated: May-22-15 11:10 am
KANO, Nigeria - Hundreds of rioting Muslims set a Shariah court ablaze Friday in Nigeria's northern Kano city, protesting its decision to free a cleric accused of insulting the prophet Mohammed.
- Side story of slain Salvadoran archbishop: A family divided Updated: May-22-15 2:19 am
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Maria Luisa de Martinez is one of the staunchest defenders of the memory of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero.
- Pope canonizes 2 saints from 19th-century Palestine Updated: May-17-15 11:01 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis canonized two nuns from what was 19th-century Palestine on Sunday in hope of encouraging Christians across the Middle East who are facing a wave of persecution from Islamic extremists.
- Man accused in Jewish site shootings fires his attorneys Updated: May-14-15 4:38 pm
OLATHE, Kansas - A white supremacist accused of killing three people outside two Kansas Jewish sites fired his attorneys on Thursday, telling the judge that he thought representing himself was the only way he'd be allowed to speak at the capital murder trial.
- Michigan police: Drunk customer attacks Muslim store workers Updated: May-06-15 4:31 pm
TROY, Michigan - Police in suburban Detroit say a drunken customer punched a convenience store manager and threatened to kill a kill a clerk because they're Muslims.
- Texas Muslims on edge amid protests, contest attack Updated: May-05-15 8:44 pm
DALLAS - When an outspoken opponent of radical Islam sought to mock Muhammad in Texas, home to one of the nation's largest Islamic communities, local Muslims were encouraged to ignore her, and they did.
- Report: harassment, threats against Czech Jews rise Updated: May-04-15 9:52 am
PRAGUE - A new report by Prague's Jewish community has registered a significant increase of cases of harassment and threats against Jews last year.