Pope Francis meets children, says migrants ‘not dangerous, but in danger’

May 30, 2016
Pope Francis speaks as he holds a life vest during a meeting with youths at the Vatican May 28, 2016. The life vest was used by a migrant who was found dead during a rescue on the Mediterranean sea.   REUTERS/Gregorio Borgia/Pool

(Pope Francis holds a life vest during a meeting with youths at the Vatican May 28, 2016. The life vest was used by a migrant who was found dead during a rescue on the Mediterranean sea. REUTERS/Gregorio Borgia)

Iran says its Muslim pilgrims will not attend haj in Saudi Arabia

May 30, 2016
Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba at the Grand Mosque ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca September 21, 2015.   REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

(Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba at the Grand Mosque ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood)

Pope Francis gives awards to Richard Gere, George Clooney and Salma Hayek

May 30, 2016
Pope Francis meets US actor George Clooney (C) and his wife Amal (L) during a meeting of the Scholas Occurrentes at the Vatican, May 29, 2016. Osservatore Romano/ Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. - RTX2EQOG

(Pope Francis meets US actor George Clooney (C) and his wife Amal (L) during a meeting of the Scholas Occurrentes at the Vatican, May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano)

Israel’s first transgender beauty pageant a rare show of tolerance among faiths

May 28, 2016
Talin Abu Hanah, an Israeli Arab, reacts after winning the first-ever Miss Trans Israel beauty pageant in Tel Aviv, Israel May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

(Talin Abu Hanah, an Israeli Arab, reacts after winning the first-ever Miss Trans Israel beauty pageant in Tel Aviv, Israel May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Amir Cohen)

Germany investigates publisher planning new edition of ‘Mein Kampf’

May 28, 2016
A copy of the book 'Hitler, Mein Kampf. A Critical Edition' lies on a display table in a bookshop in Munich, Germany January 8, 2016.   REUTERS/Michael Dalder  TPX

(A copy of the book ‘Hitler, Mein Kampf. A Critical Edition’ lies on a display table in a bookshop in Munich, Germany January 8, 2016. REUTERS/Michael Dalder)

Outrage in multi-ethnic Malaysia as government backs Islamic law

May 28, 2016
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak attends an event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this March 14, 2016 file photo.  REUTERS/Olivia Harris/Files

(Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak attends an event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this March 14, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Olivia Harris)

Influential Thai Buddhist monk too ill to face graft charges, say devotees

May 27, 2016
Abbot Phra Dhammachayo (C) arrives for a ceremony at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok on Makha Bucha Day, March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo

(Abbot Phra Dhammachayo (C) arrives for a ceremony at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok on Makha Bucha Day, March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj)

Top Shi’ite cleric urges restraint in assault on Iraq’s Falluja

May 27, 2016
Iraqi Shi'ite fighters gather in the town of Garma, Iraq, May 26, 2016.  REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

(Iraqi Shi’ite fighters gather in the town of Garma, Iraq, May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani)

Islamic State falsely claiming attacks in Bangladesh, govt minister says

May 27, 2016
Chawkbazar Shahi Mosque, a Moghal era mosque (estd. 1676) in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

(Chawkbazar Shahi Mosque, a Moghal-era mosque in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22 December 2006/Ragib Hasan)

Egyptian Muslims strip Christian woman and torch houses after affair rumour

May 27, 2016
A Coptic Christian priest blesses his congregation with holy water during Sunday service in the Virgin Mary Church at Samalout Diocese in Al-Our village, in Minya governorate, south of Cairo, May 3, 2015. Copts have long complained of discrimination under successive Egyptian leaders and Sisi's actions suggested he would deliver on promises of being an inclusive president who could unite the country after years of political turmoil. However, striking out at extremists abroad might prove easier than reining in radicals at home. Orthodox Copts, the Middle East's biggest Christian community, are a test of Sisi's commitment to tolerance, a theme he often stresses in calling for an ideological assault on Islamist militants threatening Egypt's security. Picture taken May 3, 2015. To match story EGYPT-CHRISTIANS/SISI    REUTERS/Stringer      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1DY0A

(A Coptic Christian priest blesses his congregation with holy water during Sunday service in the Virgin Mary Church at Samalout Diocese in Al-Our village, in Minya governorate, south of Cairo, May 3, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer)