French Islamic group goes on trial after Jewish “target list” found

By Reuters Staff
June 9, 2015
(Mohammed Achamlane (L), seen in this November 21, 2011 file photo, leader of Forsane Alizza (Knights of Pride) Islamic radical group which was recently outlawed, as he speaks to the media during a demonstration in Nantes. Achamlane, who was arrested in the early morning in Nantes March 30, 2012, is one of 19 people suspected of radical Islamist activity in the French police commando raids in several cities. File photo November 21, 2011. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe)

(Mohammed Achamlane (L), leader of Forsane Alizza (Knights of Pride) Islamic radical group , speaks to the media in Nantes on November 21,, 2011. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe)

Mideast Patriarchs urge the world to help persecuted Christians survive

By Reuters Staff
June 9, 2015
(Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai (C) prays during a mass as part of a two day visit to Damascus inside the Mariamite Cathedral of Damascus June 8, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki)

(Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai (C) prays during a mass as part of a two day visit to Damascus inside the Mariamite Cathedral of Damascus June 8, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki)

Congregations fight in court for ownership of historic Rhode Island synagogue

By Reuters Staff
June 9, 2015
(Touro Synagogue, Newport, RI...America's first synagogue, 15 October 2004/dbking)

(Touro Synagogue, Newport, RI. the first synagogue in the United States, 15 October 2004/dbking)

Pope Francis to reporters: “Send me good vibrations!”

June 8, 2015
(Pope Francis jokes with journalists on the papal plane returning from Bosnia, June 6, 2015)

(Pope Francis chats with journalists on the papal plane returning from Bosnia, June 6, 2015)

Bitter campaigning exposes Turkey’s cultural divide

By Reuters Staff
June 8, 2015
(Supporters of the ruling AK Party wear masks of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan during an election rally in Konya, central Turkey, March 28, 2014. Erdogan pulled out of election rallies in central Turkey on Friday in order to rest his voice after weeks of campaigning around the country, his office said. Erdogan had difficulty speaking at rallies in southeast Turkey on Thursday, ahead of Sunday's local elections. Turkey will hold municipal elections on March 30. REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

(Supporters of the ruling AK Party wear masks of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan during an election rally in Konya, central Turkey, March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

Pope Francis says Vatican ruling on Medjugorje ‘apparitions’ is near

June 8, 2015
(Catholics gather at the site where the Virgin Mary reportedly appeared in an apparition in Medjugorje, south of Sarajevo, December 24, 2014. Millions of pilgrims from all over the world have visited the small Bosnian town after six Bosnian youngsters claimed that the Holy Mary appeared to them there 33 years ago. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

(Catholics gather at the site where the Virgin Mary reportedly appeared in an apparition in Medjugorje, south of Sarajevo, December 24, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

Pope Francis to call for reconciliation on visit to Bosnia

June 5, 2015
(People ride bicycles past a billboard with an image of Pope Francis in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 4, 2015. Pope Francis will call for lasting reconciliation this week when he visits Bosnia, a country that remains ethnically and religiously fractured 20 years after the end of a civil war. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

(People ride bicycles past a billboard with an image of Pope Francis and “Peace to you” in the Bosnian language, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 4, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

Gay, Christian, Roma election candidates show Turkey’s changing face

June 5, 2015
(Selina Dogan Ozuzun (2nd R), an Armenian candidate for the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), poses with her supporters during an election rally for Turkey's June 7 parliamentary election, in Istanbul, Turkey, June 2, 2015. Candidates from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community - along with Christians, Roma and members of dozens of other ethnicities and cultures - are running for parliament this weekend in large numbers for the first time. In a country that once viewed its diversity as a threat to national unity, the prominence of minorities in Sunday's general election is a sign that conservative mores are changing. Picture taken June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

(Selina Dogan Ozuzun (2nd R), an Armenian candidate for the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), poses with her supporters during an election rally for Turkey’s June 7 parliamentary election, in Istanbul, Turkey, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

Attacks on Shi’ites create pivotal moment for the Saudi state

By Reuters Staff
June 5, 2015
(Shi'ite Muslims carry the coffin of a Saudi man killed in an attack last Friday, in Dammam, east Saudi Arabia June 3, 2015. A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up on Friday outside a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in the city of Dammam in eastern Saudi Arabia, killing himself and four other people. REUTERS/Ali Al Dhaif)

(Shi’ite Muslims carry the coffin of a Saudi man killed in an attack last Friday, in Dammam, east Saudi Arabia June 3, 2015. REUTERS/Ali Al Dhaif)

Special Report: Prayers inflame tensions over Jerusalem holy site

June 5, 2015
(The Dome of the Rock (L) located on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City is seen during sunset May 29, 2015. Picture taken May 29, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

(The Dome of the Rock (L) located on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City is seen during sunset May 29, 2015. Picture taken May 29, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Awad)