Scores injured as Israeli forces clash with Palestinians at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

At least 152 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli riot police inside Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Friday, extending a recent resurgence of violence that has raised fears of a slide back to wider conflict. Most of the Palestinian injuries were incurred by rubber bullets, stun grenades and beatings with police batons, the Palestine… Read More Scores injured as Israeli forces clash with Palestinians at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

Dozens dead, injured following suicide bombing at Shi’ite mosque in northwestern Pakistan

A suicide bombing at a Shi’ite Muslim mosque during Friday prayers in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar killed at least 58 people and injured nearly 200, hospital officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement, which would make it one of the biggest attacks carried out by the group inside… Read More Dozens dead, injured following suicide bombing at Shi’ite mosque in northwestern Pakistan

At least twelve dead, several injured following stampede at Hindu shrine in Kashmir

At least 12 pilgrims died and more than a dozen were injured in a stampede at a Hindu shrine in Kashmir on Saturday morning, police said. “Twelve pilgrims died and 14 were injured in a stampede in the early morning today at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine,” said senior police officer, Mukesh Singh. All of the… Read More At least twelve dead, several injured following stampede at Hindu shrine in Kashmir

South African anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu laid to rest in state funeral

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a hero of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, will be laid to rest on Saturday in an official state funeral in St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town, where for years he preached against racial injustice. President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the main eulogy for Tutu, whose death on Sunday… Read More South African anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu laid to rest in state funeral

South African anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and veteran of South Africa’s struggle against white minority rule, died on Sunday at the age of 90. In 1984 Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent opposition to apartheid. A decade later, he witnessed the end of that regime and chaired a Truth and Reconciliation… Read More South African anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90

Pope Francis expresses willingness to meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill

Pope Francis said on Monday he was willing to go to Moscow for to meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill “brother to brother” in what would be the first trip by a pope to Russia. The pair’s meeting in Cuba in 2016 was the first by a pope and a leader of the Russian Orthodox Church… Read More Pope Francis expresses willingness to meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill