YouTube may show “Innocence of Muslims” film depicting Mohammad, U.S. court rules

By Reuters Staff
May 19, 2015
(Cindy Lee Garcia (L), an actress in the "Innocence of Muslims", an anti-Islam movie that has spawned violent protests across the Muslim world, holds a news conference outside her attorney's office after a court hearing in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2012. A California judge denied on Thursday a request by Garcia to remove the film from YouTube. Garcia had sought to have the film removed in a suit against YouTube parent company Google Inc and a California man linked to the film, saying she was duped into taking part and had since received death threats. REUTERS/Bret Hartman)

(Cindy Lee Garcia (L), an actress in the “Innocence of Muslims”, an anti-Islam movie that has spawned violent protests across the Muslim world, holds a news conference outside her attorney’s office after a court hearing in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Bret Hartman)

Chastened Catholic Church leaders take back seat in Irish gay marriage referendum

May 19, 2015
(A restaurant displays a poster supporting the Yes vote, in the Caple Street area of Dublin in Ireland May 18, 2015. Irish voters are set to back the introduction of gay marriage by a margin of as much as two-to-one and become the first country to approve the policy in a national plebiscite, a series of polls have indicated. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton)

(A restaurant displays a poster supporting the Yes vote, in the Caple Street area of Dublin in Ireland May 18, 2015. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton)

Morocco’s Islamic women preachers lead social revolution

By Reuters Staff
May 19, 2015
(Moroccan women walk past the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca February 24, 2011. The minaret of the mosque is the highest in the world, standing at 210 metres (689 feet). REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol)

(Moroccan women walk past the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol)

Islamic State recruits as Tunisia grapples with freedoms after Arab Spring revolt

By Reuters Staff
May 19, 2015
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(Tunis skyline, 4 January 2014/Hansueli Krapf)

Tunisian militants have fought in foreign wars for decades, from Afghanistan to Somalia to Iraq. But after the 2011 revolt against President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, hundreds of hard-liners were released from prisons, strengthening militant ranks with experienced old hands.

Special Report: The middle-class Islamists behind Tunisia’s museum attack

By Reuters Staff
May 19, 2015
(A police officer stands guard in front of the Bardo Museum in Tunis March 24, 2015. The national museum reopened on Tuesday, almost a week after a militant attack which killed 20 foreign visitors. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi)

(A police officer stands guard in front of the Bardo Museum in Tunis March 24, 2015. The national museum reopened on Tuesday, almost a week after a militant attack which killed 20 foreign visitors. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi)

Turkey names veteran Islamic banker as top financial regulator

By Reuters Staff
May 17, 2015
(Supporters of the Gulen movement read the Koran as they gather in front of the Bank Asya headquarters in Istanbul February 4, 2015. Turkey has taken control of Bank Asya, the Islamic lender caught up in a feud between President Tayyip Erdogan and his ally-turned-foe, U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. The action by Turkey's banking regulatory authorities follows a run on deposits at Bank Asya last year when the lender became embroiled in the power struggle between Erdogan and Gulen, whose followers had set up the bank. REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

(Supporters of the Gulen movement read the Koran as they gather in front of the Bank Asya headquarters in Istanbul February 4, 2015. Turkey has taken control of Bank Asya, the Islamic lender caught up in a feud between President Tayyip Erdogan and his ally-turned-foe, U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

Irish PM Kenny says country must seize opportunity to approve gay marriage

May 17, 2015
(Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny wears a shamrocks on his lapel as he meets U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office during a St. Patrick's Day visit to the White House in Washington March 17, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

(Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny wears a shamrocks on his lapel as he meets U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office during a St. Patrick’s Day visit to the White House in Washington March 17, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Pope Francis names two Palestinian nuns as Catholic saints

May 17, 2015
(A member of the faithful wears a t-shirt with the pictures of the two Palestinian nuns being canonised before Pope Francis leads a ceremony for the canonisation of four nuns at Saint Peter's square in the Vatican City, May 17, 2015. The four nuns being canonised include two Palestininan nuns, Marie Alphonsine Ghattas, founder of the first Catholic congregation in Palestine, and Mariam Baouardy Haddad, who established a Carmelite convent in Bethlehem. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(A t-shirt with the pictures of the two Palestinian nuns being canonised before Pope Francis leads a ceremony for the canonisation of four nuns at Saint Peter’s square in the Vatican City, May 17, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Pope Francis extends his agenda of change to Vatican diplomacy

May 17, 2015
(Pope Francis (R) embraces Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the end of the ceremony for the canonisation of four nuns at Saint Peter's square in the Vatican City, May 17, 2015. The four nuns being canonised include two Palestininan nuns, Marie Alphonsine Ghattas, founder of the first Catholic congregation in Palestine, and Mariam Baouardy Haddad, who established a Carmelite convent in Bethlehem. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Pope Francis (R) embraces Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the end of the ceremony for the canonisation of four nuns at Saint Peter’s square in the Vatican City, May 17, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Militant Pakistani Sunnis kill 43 Ismaili Muslims in bus attack in Karachi

By Reuters Staff
May 14, 2015
(Ambulances carry the bodies of the victims of Wednesday's attack on a bus to a graveyard for burial in Karachi, Pakistan, May 14, 2015. Gunmen on motorcycles boarded a bus and opened fire on commuters in Pakistan's volatile southern city of Karachi on Wednesday, killing at least 43, police said, and militants affiliated with Islamic State claimed responsibility. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)

(Ambulances carry the bodies of the victims of Wednesday’s attack on a bus to a graveyard for burial in Karachi, Pakistan, May 14, 2015. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)