Neapolitans vow to keep Catholic Church’s hands off saint’s ‘treasure’

March 22, 2016
White sheets hang from a rope to protest against the decision of the Italian government to re-found the deputation of San Gennaro in Naples, Italy.  REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

(White sheets hang from a rope to protest against the decision of the Italian government to re-found the deputation of San Gennaro in Naples, Italy. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca)

U.S. says Myanmar persecutes Rohingya, but it is not genocide

March 22, 2016
Migrants collect rainwater at a temporary refugee camp near Kanyin Chaung jetty, in Myanmar June 4, 2015. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

(Migrants collect rainwater at a temporary refugee camp near Kanyin Chaung jetty, in Myanmar June 4, 2015. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)

As civilian rule weakens in Baghdad, Iraqi Shi’ite clerics call the shots

March 22, 2016
Prominent Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr (C) speaks during a protest against corruption at Tahrir Square in Baghdad February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani /Files

(Prominent Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr (C) speaks during a protest against corruption at Tahrir Square in Baghdad February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani)

Five held after two Muslim cowherds hanged to death in India

March 22, 2016
A cow stands in the middle of a busy road as auto-rickshaws pass by in Bengaluru, India, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTR4YH65

(A cow stands in the middle of a busy road as auto-rickshaws pass by in Bengaluru, India, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa)

Conservative Muslim lawyers’ group behind spike in Pakistani blasphemy cases

March 20, 2016
Leader of the Khatm-e-Nubuwwat Lawyers' Forum, a conservative alliance of lawyers offering free legal advice for anyone filing a blasphemy case, Ghulam Mustafa Chaudhry poses for a portrait at his office in Lahore, Pakistan February 22, 2016. Picture taken February 22. To match Insight PAKISTAN-BLASPHEMY/LAWYERS     REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

(Ghulam Mustafa Chaudhry poses for a portrait at his office in Lahore, Pakistan February 22, 2016. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza)

Pope Francis to visit Armenia after angering Turkey with genocide remark

March 19, 2016
Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Yerevan, 14 April 2008/AGBU)

(Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Yerevan, 14 April 2008/AGBU)

Mumbai temple to mobilise gold as India scrambles to cut imports

March 19, 2016
(Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai, India, 16 June 2012/Darwinian)

(Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai, India, 16 June 2012/Darwinian)

A 200-year-old Mumbai temple has said it will deposit a portion of its gold hoard with a bank by the end of the month for recycling, responding to a government campaign to monetise some of the country’s thousands of tonnes of privately owned stocks of gold and cut costly imports.

Islamic State committed genocide against Christians, Shi’ites: U.S.

March 19, 2016
Islamic State militants lead what are said to be Ethiopian Christians along a beach in Wilayat Barqa, in this still image from an undated video made available on a social media website on April 19, 2015. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

Islamic State militants lead what are said to be Ethiopian Christians along a beach in Wilayat Barqa, in this still image from an undated video on a social media website on April 19, 2015. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

Italy arrests Somali cleric over alleged plans for Rome attack

March 16, 2016
Rome's ancient Colosseum is seen from a helicopter August 12, 2004. Falling chunks of mortar from Rome's Colosseum has rekindled the debate about the state of the Italian capital's archaeological treasures -- some of which are literally falling apart. Three pieces of mortar -- measuring half a square metre -- collapsed at the weekend in the ancient amphitheatre, one of the most popular sites in Rome, plunging through a protective netting. Picture taken August 12, 2004. To match Reuters Life! ITALY-COLOSSEUM/   REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi  (ITALY - Tags: SOCIETY CITYSCAPE) - RTR2DS4E

(Rome’s ancient Colosseum is seen from a helicopter August 12, 2004. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi) 

After 28 years, Bangladesh revives case to drop Islam as state religion

March 16, 2016
Muslims offer Friday prayers in front of Baitul Mukarram, Bangladesh's national mosque, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Dhaka July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj/Files

(Muslims offer Friday prayers in front of Baitul Mukarram, Bangladesh’s national mosque, during Ramadan in Dhaka July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj)