Showing posts with label religious freedom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label religious freedom. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Israel suspends actions that led to closure of Christian holy site

Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Israel on Tuesday suspended tax measures and other actions that led to the rare closure of the church built at what is seen as the holiest site in Christianity, shut down all week in protest.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

ECJ backs religious symbol bans in headscarf ruling

The European Union's top court has ruled that employers may bar staff from wearing visible religious symbols, in its first decision on the issue of women wearing Islamic headscarves at work.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Egypt Christians flee Sinai after a spate of attacks

Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian man and stabbed his daughter to death inside his home in northern Sinai, the seventh such killing in a month's time in the restive region, officials and a Christian priest said Friday, prompting hundreds of Christians to flee from the area for fear of being targeted next.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Turkish military allows female personnel to wear headscarf

The ban on headscarf for female civilian personnel serving in the Turkish military has been lifted, according to a ruling released in the official gazette published on Friday, Turkish Daily Sabah reported.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Bangladesh: Hindu man hacked to death in Pabna

Unidentified attackers have hacked to death a 62-year-old Hindu monastery worker in Bangladesh, police say, the latest in a series of such attacks on religious minorities in the mainly Muslim country.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Les femmes autorisées à prier au mur des Lamentations à Jérusalem

Les femmes juives vont être autorisées à prier à l'instar des hommes au mur des Lamentations, alors que cette pratique leur était jusqu'alors strictement interdite sur le lieu le plus saint du judaïsme à Jérusalem. Une zone de prière distincte leur sera réservé, a-t-on appris dimanche.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Somalia and Brunei ban Christmas celebrations

Somalia has issued a ban on Christmas celebrations in the Muslim-majority country after the Southeast Asian sultanate of Brunei announced a similar prohibition earlier this month with the threat of five years in jail.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Παλαιστίνιος ποιητής κααδικάστηκε σε θάνατο στη Σαουδική Αραβία

Σε θάνατο καταδικάστηκε Παλαιστίνιος ποιητής από δικαστήριο της Σαουδικής Αραβίας, επειδή εγκατέλειψε τη μουσουλμανική θρησκεία, σύμφωνα με τα δικαστικά έγγραφα που περιήλθαν στην κατοχή του Παρατηρητηρίου Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων (HRW), όπως δήλωσε ο ερευνητής του για τη Μέση Ανατολή, Άνταμ Κουγκλ.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

DPRK rejects US accusation of no religious freedom

A foreign ministry spokesman of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday rejected the U.S. accusation of no tolerance for religious freedom in the country, said the official KCNA news agency.

Friday, October 16, 2015

China rejects US religious freedom report

China on Thursday criticized the U.S. State Department's annual religious freedom report, urging the country to stop interfering in China's internal affairs under the pretext of religious issues.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

France's Le Pen to be tried over anti-Muslim incitement

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right National Front, has been ordered to stand trial in October on charges of inciting racial hatred after comparing Muslim street prayers to the Nazi occupation, legal sources have said.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Insecurity grips minority groups in Bangladesh (video Al Jazeera)

The UN's Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion has visited Bangladesh to look into the recent murders of four writers who had been labelled atheists by conservative religious groups.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Christians decry Israeli restrictions on holy sites

A delegation of Palestinian Christians visiting South Africa has complained about Israeli discrimination that restricts them from accessing holy sites in Jerusalem during Christian holidays.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

UNHCR’s Angelina Jolie Urges Yemenis ‘Deserve Same Compassion’ as Ukrainian Refugees - Sputnik International

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Sunday that its special envoy, actress Angelina Jolie, ...