Tunisia’s main Islamist party Ennahda to stay out of presidential election

By Reuters Staff
September 9, 2014
(Supporters of the Islamist Ennahda movement wave national and party flags as they mark the 33rd anniversary of the founding of the party in Tunis June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi )

(Supporters of the Islamist Ennahda movement wave national and party flags as they mark the 33rd anniversary of the founding of the party in Tunis June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi )

New Thai PM uses holy water and feng shui to ward off occult challenges

By Reuters Staff
September 9, 2014
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(Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha prays before the first cabinet meeting at the Government House in Bangkok September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom)

Killing and preaching, Nigerian Islamist militants carve out their “caliphate”

By Reuters Staff
September 9, 2014
(Girls recite Quranic verses at an Islamic school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney )

(Girls recite Quranic verses at an Islamic school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney)

After Syria and Iraq, Islamic State makes inroads in South Asia

By Reuters Staff
September 9, 2014
(Board Bazaar in Peshawar, 27 May 2013

(Board Bazaar in Peshawar, 27 May 2013/Drsaeed90)

Islamic State pamphlets and flags have appeared in parts of Pakistan and India, alongside signs that the ultra-radical group is inspiring militants even in the strongholds of the Taliban and al Qaeda.

Putin is under Satan’s influence, says leader of Kiev Orthodox Church

September 9, 2014
(Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a signing ceremony with his Mongolian counterpart Tsakhia Elbegdorj (not pictured) at the national parliament building in Ulan Bator, September 3, 2014.  REUTERS/B.Rentsendorj ()

(Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a signing ceremony at the national parliament building in Ulan Bator, September 3, 2014.
REUTERS/B.Rentsendorj )

Turkey’s Erdogan to seek Gulen extradition in Obama talks: media

By Reuters Staff
September 5, 2014
(DATE IMPORTED:February 05, 2014Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen is pictured at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania September 24, 2013. Born in Erzurum, eastern Turkey, Gulen built up his reputation as a Muslim preacher with intense sermons that often moved him to tears. From his base in Izmir, he toured Turkey stressing the need to embrace scientific progress, shun radicalism and build bridges to the West and other faiths. The first Gulen school opened in 1982. In the following decades, the movement became a spectacular success, setting up hundreds of schools that turned out generations of capable graduates, who gravitated to influential jobs in the judiciary, police, media, state bureaucracy and private business. Picture taken September 24, 2013. To match Insight TURKEY-ERDOGAN/GULEN REUTERS/Selahattin Sevi/Zaman Daily)

(Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania September 24, 2013. REUTERS/Zaman Daily)

‘Love Jihad’ and religious conversion polarize in Modi’s India

September 5, 2014
(People take part in a religion conversion ceremony from Christianity to Hinduism at Hasayan town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh August 29, 2014. Picture taken August 29, 2014. To match Insight INDIA-RELIGION/MODI REUTERS/Adnan Abidi )

(People take part in a religion conversion ceremony from Christianity to Hinduism at Hasayan town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh August 29, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi )

Shimon Peres floats idea of U.N.-style “United Religions” with Pope Francis

September 5, 2014
(Pope Francis and Israeli President Shimon Peres (R) arrive in the Vatican Gardens to pray with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (not pictured) at the Vatican June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi )

(Pope Francis and Israeli President Shimon Peres (R) arrive in the Vatican Gardens to pray with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (not pictured) at the Vatican June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

Islamic finance seeks to go green with environment-based products

By Reuters Staff
September 2, 2014
(A partial solar eclipse is seen through a crescent of Faisal Mosque in Islamabad March 29, 2006. The track of the eclipse stretches from eastern Brazil, across the Atlantic to north Africa, then on to the Middle East, Central Asia, west China and Mongolia. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed)

(A partial solar eclipse is seen through a crescent of Faisal Mosque in Islamabad March 29, 2006. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed)

Kaleidoscope of flags marks Belfast’s sectarian fault lines

September 2, 2014
(The national flag of Scotland (C) flies amongst other flags in a street in East Belfast July 5, 2014. Horrified that Scotland might break up the United Kingdom by voting for independence this autumn, thousands of Northern Ireland loyalists are preparing to fight back using their favoured 17th century battle regalia: drums, flutes, banners and orange sashes. Photograph taken on July 5. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton)

(The national flag of Scotland (C) flies amongst other flags in a street in East Belfast July 5, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton)