About 3,500 slaves held by Islamic State in Iraq: U.N. report

January 21, 2016
A militant Islamist fighter waving a flag, cheers as he takes part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. The fighters held the parade to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic "caliphate" after the group captured territory in neighbouring Iraq, a monitoring service said. The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot previously known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), posted pictures online on Sunday of people waving black flags from cars and holding guns in the air, the SITE monitoring service said. Picture taken June 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) - RTR3WKMT

(A militant Islamist fighter waving a flag, cheers as he takes part in a military parade along the streets of Syria’s northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer)

Muslim workers leave Wisconsin manufacturer jobs in prayer dispute

January 21, 2016
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(The Ariens factory in Brillion, Wisconsin, 25 February 2012/Royalbroil)

Muslim workers at a manufacturer in northeast Wisconsin walked out of their jobs after their employer began enforcing its break policy that does not allow them to pray at the times dictated by their faith, the company said on Tuesday.

Black Fiat 500L from Pope Francis’ U.S. visit to be auctioned

January 21, 2016
Pope Francis waves as he is driven away in a Fiat 500 model after arriving in the United States at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington in this September 22, 2015 file photo.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

Pope Francis waves as he is driven away in a Fiat 500 model after arriving in the United States at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington in this September 22, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

Israel arrests two Jewish teens for Jerusalem monastery vandalism

January 21, 2016
Israeli policemen walk near the Dormition Abbey on Mount Zion in Jerusalem's Old City, after graffiti was found on some of it's exteriors January 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

(Israeli policemen walk near the Dormition Abbey on Mount Zion in Jerusalem’s Old City, after graffiti was found on some of it’s exteriors January 17, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

Pope Francis tells Davos elite: Consider your role in creating poverty

January 21, 2016
Pope Francis holds a child as he leads the weekly audience in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Francis holds a child as he leads the weekly audience in Paul VI’s hall at the Vatican January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Court acquits ex-Vatican official in money smuggling case

January 18, 2016
Clouds hang over Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican March 11, 2013. Roman Catholic Cardinals will begin their conclave inside the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday to elect a new pope. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

(Clouds hang over Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican March 11, 2013. 
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Jail to jihad: Indonesian prisons a breeding ground for militancy

January 18, 2016
Radical Muslim cleric Aman Abdurrahman (C), also known as Oman Rochman, raises his hands in a holding cell as he waits with other militants for their trial in Jakarta, in this August 26, 2010 file photo.  REUTERS/Dadang Tri/Files

(Radical Muslim cleric Aman Abdurrahman (C) in a holding cell as he waits with other militants for their trial in Jakarta, in this August 26, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Dadang Tri)

Politics and corruption fuel battle for Thai Buddhism’s top post

January 18, 2016
A Buddhist monk walks in a monastery in Bangkok, Thailand, January 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Buddhist monk walks in a monastery in Bangkok, Thailand, January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Hebrew graffiti at Jerusalem monastery threatens Christians

January 18, 2016
An Orthodox monk cleans graffiti from a door of the Greek Orthodox Seminary, located next to the Domition Abbey on Mount Zion in Jerusalem's Old City January 17, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

(An Orthodox monk cleans graffiti from a door of the Greek Orthodox Seminary, located next to the Domition Abbey on Mount Zion in Jerusalem’s Old City January 17, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

Pakistan arrests imam after boy cuts hand off in blasphemy error

January 18, 2016
Clouds are pictured over the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad July 13, 2008.  Local weather forecasts predict higher than average monsoon rainfalls in some parts of the country. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed   (PAKISTAN)

(General view with Faisal Mosque in Islamabad July 13, 2008. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed)