/ May 22, 2017

Indonesian police detain 141 men over 'gay party'

Indonesian police have detained 141 men who were allegedly holding a gay party at a sauna, an official said Monday, the latest sign of a backlash against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the Muslim-majority country. Officers late Sunday raided a building ...

In Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump opts to keep her head bare

/ May 21, 2017

In Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump opts to keep her head bare

Ignoring President Donald Trump’s past admonition, U.S. first lady Melania Trump did not cover her head Saturday when they arrived in Saudi Arabia on the opening leg of his first international tour since taking office. Two years ago, then-citizen Trump criticized then-first lady Michelle ...

May 12, 2017

Brazilian boy's survival is called Fatima 'miracle'

The parents of a Brazilian boy whose recovery from a severe brain injury is being cited by the Vatican as the “miracle” needed to canonize two Portuguese children broke their silence Thursday to share the story. Joao Baptista and his wife, Lucila Yurie, appeared ...

U.S. anti-Muslim bias incidents increased in 2016, group says

May 9, 2017

U.S. anti-Muslim bias incidents increased in 2016, group says

When the Masjid Al-Kareem mosque in Providence, Rhode Island, received a threatening letter in November calling Muslims a “vile and filthy people,” its members were frightened enough they asked for and got extra police protection. The 42-year-old mosque was far from alone. The letter ...