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Court defers ruling on Sabah, Sarawak Christians using ‘Allah’ in religious...

Judge fixes Oct 4 for parties to update on the case surrounding the seizure of Christian religious material from Sarawakian Jill Ireland.

Pakistan’s top court rejects challenge to Asia Bibi acquittal

Pakistan's Supreme Court Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said the review petition has been dismissed based on merit.

Pakistan’s top court to decide on Bibi appeal Jan 29

Bibi was on death row for eight years for blasphemy, a hugely sensitive charge.

Indonesia frees Christian politician jailed for blasphemy

An ethnic Chinese Christian, Ahok lost a 2017 bid to be re-elected governor over charges of insulting the Quran.

Lebanese Christian civil war foes shake hands, make up after 40...

Geagea, leader of the Lebanese Forces (LF) political party, and Frangieh, head of the Marada party, have been foes since the early days of the 1975-1990 civil war.

Woman at centre of Pakistani blasphemy row leaves jail

The conviction stemmed from a 2009 incident when Bibi was asked to fetch water while out working in the fields bu Muslim women labourers objected to her touching the water bowl as a non-Muslim, and a fight reportedly erupted.

Woman at centre of blasphemy row still in Pakistan, says foreign...

Islamabad denies media reports that Asia Bibi had left the country.

Twitter suspends account of hardline cleric on Pakistan government’s request

Cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi's Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) party blocked off roads for three days last week and threatened the Supreme Court judges who acquitted Asia Bibi - urging their cooks and servants to kill them.

Pakistan PM praised for stand against hardliners, as blasphemy protests persist

Khan has vowed to confront extremists who called for the assassination of the country’s Supreme Court justices, and for mutiny against the army’s top brass, after the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman on death row for blasphemy.

Pakistan’s Christians laud acquittal of blasphemy accused

Wednesday's acquittal of the illiterate mother represented a rare victory for the community -- with Christians in Pakistan's capital Islamabad hailing the Supreme Court's decision.

Pakistan overturns Christian woman’s blasphemy death sentence

Blasphemy is an incendiary charge in deeply conservative Muslim Pakistan, where even unproven allegations of insulting Islam and its Prophet Mohammed can provoke a violent and bloody death at the hands of vigilantes.

Hardliners threaten judges as Pakistan awaits blasphemy ruling

The allegations against Bibi date back to 2009, when she was working in a field and was asked to fetch water. Muslim women she was labouring with allegedly objected, saying that as a non-Muslim she was unfit to touch the water bowl.

Pakistani Christian in final court appeal against blasphemy execution

Asia Bibi, a mother of five, has been on death row since 2010, when Pope Benedict XVI joined in international calls for her release.

Pope says church shamed by ‘repugnant’ Irish abuse

Francis asked that Ireland would not forget "the powerful strains of the Christian message" that have sustained it in the past, and can continue to do so in the future.

The genius of Bob Dylan

The 77-year-old Nobel Laureate was in fine form, singing mostly from behind a black grand piano and switching later to his trademark harmonica.

Merkel’s allies told to show Christian values in immigration policy

Merkel's allies should remember their Christian roots and show a sense of responsibility towards the poor and weak, said head of Catholic Church in Germany.

Don’t be obsessed with religious boundaries, Muslims urged

Yayasan 1Malaysia chairman Chandra Muzaffar and G25 defend a recent interfaith buka puasa event at a church, following claims that it trivialised Ramadan.

GE14 can be won by black swan events, says analyst

Political consultant says there are bound to be surprises in the last moments before polling.

Ex-governor of Jakarta to stay in jail as Indonesia court rejects...

Indonesia's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the Christian ex-governor of Jakarta to review his conviction for insulting Islam, a court spokesman said on Monday, so the politician will serve out his two-year sentence.

Rights of Christians in Sabah will be protected, says Upko leader

He says religious leaders, especially from the Sidang Injil Borneo church, should not be unduly worried about their rights.

Indonesian Christians whipped over shariah-banned child’s play

Dahlan Silitonga and Tjia Nyuk Hwa were whipped after being charged with gambling, which is illegal in the province of Aceh.

Christian, Hindu groups want Hadi to retract ‘caste’ remarks

PAS president said while Islam has eradicated caste, other religions such as Hinduism and Christianity have castes where priests are regarded as sacred.

Mixed village in Cyprus buffer zone looks to offer hope

In the troubled country of Cyprus, the village of Pyla stands out as a shining beacon of racial and religious unity.

Jerusalem must be shared by all, says Council of Churches

Its general secretary Rev Herman Shastri says most churches follow the position of United Nations on this issue.