Yemen strikes boost Saudi nationalism and Wahhabi Sunni sectarianism

By Reuters Staff
April 10, 2015
(A Saudi border guard takes position in an observation post near Saudi Arabia's maritime border with Yemen, along a beach on the Red Sea, near Jizan April 8, 2015. Iran sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday, state media reported, establishing a military presence off the coast of Yemen where Saudi Arabia is leading a bombing campaign to oust the Iran-allied Houthi movement. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser)

(A Saudi border guard takes position in an observation post near Saudi Arabia’s maritime border with Yemen, along a beach on the Red Sea, near Jizan April 8, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser)

India’s rich Hindu temples may open their gold vaults for PM Modi

By Reuters Staff
April 10, 2015
(Commuters get out of a taxi in front of Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple in Mumbai March 12, 2015. The two-century-old Shree Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai devoted to the Hindu elephant-headed god Ganesha bristles with close circuit cameras and is guarded by 65 security officers. It is one of India's richest temples, having amassed 158 kg of gold offerings, worth some $67 million, and its heavily guarded vaults are strictly off limits. Picture taken March 12, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)

(Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple in Mumbai March 12, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)

Two Turkish journalists face jail terms for Charlie Hebdo cover

April 9, 2015
(A private security employee stands guard at the entrance of daily newspaper Cumhuriyet's offices, in Istanbul January 14, 2015. Turkish police took security measures around the offices of daily newspaper Cumhuriyet after it published a four-page spread of Charlie Hebdo cartoons. REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

(A private security employee stands guard at the entrance of daily newspaper Cumhuriyet’s offices, in Istanbul January 14, 2015. Turkish police took security measures around the offices of daily newspaper Cumhuriyet after it published a four-page spread of Charlie Hebdo cartoons. REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

Most Americans side with gays in religious freedom disputes -Reuters/Ipsos poll

April 9, 2015
(Same-sex couples Todd (L), and Jeff Delmay walk along with Catherina Pareto and Karla Arguello (R) after obtaining their marriage licenses in Miami, Florida, January 5, 2015. A judge ruled same-sex marriages could begin in Miami-Dade County on Monday, just ahead of gay couples being able to tie the knot statewide after midnight when Florida becomes the 36th U.S. state to allow people of the same sex to wed. REUTERS/Javier Galeano)

(Same-sex couples Todd (L), and Jeff Delmay walk along with Catherina Pareto and Karla Arguello (R) after obtaining their marriage licenses in Miami, Florida, January 5, 2015. REUTERS/Javier Galeano)

Retreats by Indiana and Arkansas on religion bills may spark wider trend

By Reuters Staff
April 7, 2015
(A gay couple kisses next to their wedding cake during a symbolic group wedding on Valentine's Day in Lima February 14, 2011. The wedding was organized by the local gay community to create a discussion about the illegality of gay marriages in Peru. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil)

(A gay couple kisses next to their wedding cake during a symbolic group wedding on Valentine’s Day in Lima February 14, 2011. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil)

Sri Lanka government unlikely to allow Dalai Lama visit – official

By Reuters Staff
April 6, 2015
(The Dalai Lama looks up toward the head table, where U.S. President Barack Obama was seated, during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, February 5, 2015)

(The Dalai Lama looks up toward the head table, where U.S. President Barack Obama was seated, during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, February 5, 2015)

Boko Haram is ‘Islam’s worst enemy’ and will be beaten – Niger president

By Reuters Staff
April 6, 2015
(Issoufou Mahamadou, President of Niger, speaks at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts April 3, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

(Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger, speaks at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts April 3, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

Tehran’s Friday prayer leader gives blessing to nuclear deal

By Reuters Staff
April 5, 2015
(Tehran's Friday prayers leader Ayatollah Mohammed Emami-Kashani delivers a sermon in Tehran July 14, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi)

(Tehran’s Friday prayers leader Ayatollah Mohammed Emami-Kashani delivers a sermon in Tehran July 14, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi)

Pope at Easter prays for killed Kenyan students, decries persecution of Christians

April 5, 2015
(Pope Francis prayed for an end to the persecution of Christians in his Easter Sunday address, commemorating the students massacred by Islamist militants at Garissa University in Kenya.)

(Pope Francis prayed for an end to the persecution of Christians in his Easter Sunday address, commemorating the students massacred by Islamist militants at Garissa University in Kenya.)