India's Modi set to sweep election, exit polls show

Asia Pacific / Politics May 20, 2019

India's Modi set to sweep election, exit polls show

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling alliance is likely to win a big majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended on Sunday, most exit polls showed, a far better showing than expected in recent weeks. Modi faced criticism early on in the ...

World / Crime & Legal May 13, 2019

Kentucky Islamic leader charged in murder-for-hire plot

An Islamic leader and two others in Kentucky have been arrested and charged in a murder-for-hire plot. Islamic Center of Lexington leader Mahmoud Shalash, John Sadiqullah and Abdul Hadi are charged in federal court with use of interstate facilities in commission for murder for hire ...

Pope Francis ordains 19 new priests during Vatican ceremony

World May 12, 2019

Pope Francis ordains 19 new priests during Vatican ceremony

Pope Francis has given the church 19 new priests, ordaining the men in an elaborate ceremony Sunday in St. Peter's Basilica, as the credibility of the Vatican and many of its clergy is threatened by widespread scandals of pedophile priests and systematic efforts at ...

World May 12, 2019

Germany considers 'mosque tax' to replace foreign funding

Support is growing in Germany for a "mosque tax" to make Islamic institutions less dependent on potentially anti-democratic or "radical" foreign funding sources, a media report said Sunday. The federal government sees it as "a possible path," according to an answer to a parliamentary query, ...