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Stories with subject: Religious strife
  • Monk, policeman die in rebel bomb attack in south Thailand 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 3:34 am

    HAT YAI, Thailand - A Buddhist monk and a Thai policeman were killed and six other people wounded in a bomb attack Saturday by suspected Muslim insurgents in southern Thailand, police said.

  • Israeli government clashes with liberal Jewish streams story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 8:56 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel's narrow coalition government, propped up by two ultra-religious parties, is butting heads with liberal streams of Judaism that dominate Jewish life in the United States - widening a rift that risks further alienating American Jews at a time of growing U.S.-Israel estrangement.

  • Judge rejects defense argument in Jewish site shootings case story has photos
    Updated: Jul-17-15 8:37 pm

    OLATHE, Kansas - A judge rejected a white supremacist's effort Friday to argue in court that the killings of three people at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City were necessary.

  • Cardin responds when caller calls Jewish heritage a conflict 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 2:07 pm

    WASHINGTON - When a C-SPAN caller suggested that U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin's Jewish heritage was a conflict of interest on the president's Iran nuclear deal, the Maryland Democrat fired back, saying the assumption was offensive.

  • Kuwait charges 29 people over deadly Shiite mosque bombing 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 2:13 pm

    KUWAIT CITY - Kuwait announced on Tuesday that 29 people, most of them residents of this Gulf Arab country, will face trial for last month's suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque that was claimed by the extremist Islamic State group.

  • 10 Belfast police hurt in riot over blocked Protestant march 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 7:05 pm

    DUBLIN - At least 10 police officers have been injured in nighttime Belfast riots after the British territory's main Protestant brotherhood was blocked from marching past a Catholic district, an annual confrontation that usually ends in violence.

  • French jihadi network chief sentenced to 9 years in prison story has photos
    Updated: Jul-10-15 3:09 pm

    PARIS - The chief of a dismantled French radical network was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison for recruiting for jihad, plotting attacks against Jewish targets and praising terrorism. The relatively severe verdict comes as France is trying to prevent extremist violence by angry, marginalized Muslims.

  • Oklahoma prosecutor clears troopers in floodwater shooting 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 2:52 pm

    TULSA, Oklahoma - A prosecutor will not seek charges against a pair of Oklahoma troopers involved in the fatal shooting of a Tulsa pastor who had been told to leave a flooded area.

  • Protestant militant killed in Belfast samurai sword attack 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 8:56 am

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland - Police say a senior Protestant militant has been slain with a samurai sword in his Belfast home, and an acquaintance drinking with him has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

  • Religious beliefs, gay rights clash in court case over cake story has photos
    Updated: Jul-07-15 3:25 pm

    DENVER - A case that tests the boundaries of religious freedom and gay rights came to the Colorado Court of Appeals on Tuesday, with a suburban Denver baker urging judges not to force him to make cakes for same-sex couples because it would violate his beliefs.

  • Pope to Christians: Put aside divisions amid persecution story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:20 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis appealed on Friday to faithful from all Christian churches to put divisions aside and concentrate on what unites them amid the persecution and slaying of Christians in parts of the world.

  • Kuwait promotes unity in wake of bombing designed to divide 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 2:39 pm

    KUWAIT CITY - An Islamic State sympathizer's deadly bombing in a packed Kuwaiti mosque last week was designed to fit an all-too-familiar pattern: extremists attack Shiites to stoke sectarian hatred and then proclaim themselves the defenders of Sunnis against those they denounce as heretics.

  • Pakistani artists look to counter violent extremism story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:37 am

    LAHORE, Pakistan - At a militant training camp in Pakistan, a new recruit asks his instructor why his comrades are attacking churches and mosques rather than enemy bases. "This world is full of sin. It needs to be bathed in blood," the instructor replies, nurturing seeds of doubt that will eventually lead the young man to turn away from violence.