Bulgarian town bans full-face veils worn by some Roma Muslims

April 29, 2016
Two women wearing full-face veils walk in Regents Park in London September 20, 2013. As the British government considers how to better integrate Britain's 2.7 million Muslims without restricting the right to freedom of religious expression, it has steered clear of following the examples of France and Belgium, where it is illegal for women to wear full-face veils in public. There have been growing calls from some British lawmakers for a ban on veils in schools, but women wearing headscarves and veils on the streets of east London, home to a large Muslim community, said the government should not get involved in religious matters. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS) - RTX13SIQ

(Two women wearing full-face veils walk in Regents Park in London September 20, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett)

Vatican saw surge of suspicious financial activity reports in 2015

April 29, 2016
A guard stands at the Vatican April 18, 2016.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

(A guard stands at the Vatican April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

The Vatican received 544 reports of suspicious financial activity in 2015, nearly four times more than the year before, its financial watchdog said on Thursday, putting the increase down to better compliance, not more crime.

Turkish journalists sentenced to two years in jail for reprinting Charlie Hebdo cover

April 28, 2016
A woman looks at a display copy of the latest issue of satirical French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo at the Albertine bookstore which is part of the French Consulate in Manhattan, New York January 16, 2015.       REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

(A woman looks at a display copy of the latest issue of satirical French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Manhattan, New York January 16, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

UK Labour Party suspends former London mayor in anti-Semitism row

April 28, 2016
Former London mayor Ken Livingstone poses in his garden for a portrait during an interview with Reuters in London, Britain November 19, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

(Former London mayor Ken Livingstone in his garden in London,  November 19, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville)

Turkey’s PM says new constitution will keep principle of secularism

April 28, 2016
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu attends a news conference after visiting Nizip refugee camp near Gaziantep, Turkey , April 23, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

(Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at a news conference after visiting Nizip refugee camp near Gaziantep, Turkey , April 23, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

Havana Catholic archbishop who played key role in U.S.-Cuba detente retires

April 28, 2016
Cuba's Cardinal Jaime Ortega (C), archbishop of Havana, arrives at a church during the annual procession of Our Lady of Charity, the patron saint of Cuba, in Old Havana in this September 8, 2009 file picture. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa/Files

(Cuba’s Cardinal Jaime Ortega (C), archbishop of Havana  in Old Havana in this September 8, 2009 file picture. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa)

Saudi reform plans flirt with social change, risk Wahhabi backlash

April 27, 2016
(L-R) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Saudi King Salman, and Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stand together after Saudi Arabia's cabinet agrees to implement a broad reform plan known as Vision 2030 in Riyadh, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Saudi Press Agency/Handout via Reuters

(L-R) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Saudi King Salman, and Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Saudi Press Agency)

Scarred Yazidi boys escape Islamic State combat training

April 26, 2016
Yazidi boy Emad, 5, looks out of his family's home at a refugee camp near the northern Iraqi city of Duhok April 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

(Yazidi boy Emad, 5, looks out of his family’s home at a refugee camp near the northern Iraqi city of Duhok April 19, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)

Turkish parliament speaker provokes row with call for religious constitution

April 26, 2016
Riot police use tear gas to disperse demonstrators during a protest against parliament speaker Ismail Kahraman, outside the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE
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(Riot police use tear gas to disperse demonstrators during a protest against parliament speaker Ismail Kahraman, outside the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer)

China’s Xi warns of foreign infiltration through religion

April 25, 2016
Armed police guard at the entrance of the South Railway Station, where three people were killed and 79 wounded in April 30's bomb and knife attack, in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region, in this May 2, 2014 file picture. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

(Armed police guard at the entrance of the South Railway Station in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region, in this May 2, 2014 file picture. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic)