Mosque dating from Islam's arrival in Holy Land found

World / Science & Health Jul 19, 2019

Mosque dating from Islam's arrival in Holy Land found

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the remains of one of the world's oldest rural mosques, built around the time Islam arrived in the Holy Land, they said on Thursday. The Israel Antiquities Authority estimates that the mosque, uncovered ahead of new construction in the Bedouin ...

Twitter bans 'dehumanizing' posts toward religious groups

Business Jul 10, 2019

Twitter bans 'dehumanizing' posts toward religious groups

Twitter now prohibits hate speech that targets religious groups using dehumanizing language. The social network already bars hateful language directed at individual religious adherents. Tuesday's change broadens that rule to forbid likening entire religious groups to subhumans or vermin. The company has come under fire — ...

Putin meets pope and Italian leaders on one-day visit to Rome

World Jul 5, 2019

Putin meets pope and Italian leaders on one-day visit to Rome

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Pope Francis for "substantive talks" at the Vatican Thursday, and thanked the pontiff for discussions on a range of topics, including Ukraine and the Catholic Church in Russia. Francis received Putin in an hour-long audience at the Vatican Apostolic ...

World Jun 23, 2019

After 62 years, Israeli city finally changes name to avoid confusion

An Israeli city often confused with its famous neighbor, Nazareth, where Christians believe Jesus was raised, has changed its name in the hope of consolidating its separate identity. A poll of over 10,000 residents of Nazareth Illit (Upper Nazareth) overwhelmingly approved the proposal to rename ...