Female jihadist guide dispels myths of life under Islamic State – thinktank

February 5, 2015
(Veiled women walk past a billboard that carries a verse from Koran urging women to wear a hijab in the northern province of Raqqa March 31, 2014. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has imposed sweeping restrictions on personal freedoms in the northern province of Raqqa. Among the restrictions, Women must wear the niqab, or full face veil, in public or face unspecified punishments "in accordance with sharia", or Islamic law. REUTERS/Stringer)

(Veiled women walk past a billboard that carries a verse from Koran urging women to wear a hijab in the northern province of Raqqa March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer)

Indian Christian protesters clash with Delhi police after church attacks

By Reuters Staff
February 5, 2015
(Demonstrators shout slogans as they hold placards during a protest outside a church in New Delhi February 5, 2015. Hundreds of Christian protesters clashed with police in India's capital on Thursday as they tried to press demands for better government protection amid concern about rising intolerance after a series of attacks on churches. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee)

(Demonstrators shout slogans as they hold placards during a protest outside a church in New Delhi February 5, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee)

Thailand’s famous Tiger Temple raided for suspected wildlife trafficking

By Reuters Staff
February 5, 2015
(A Buddhist monk plays with a tiger at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province, 120 km (74 miles) northwest of Bangkok, April 17, 2006)

(A Buddhist monk plays with a tiger at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province, 120 km (74 miles) northwest of Bangkok, April 17, 2006. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang)

Breakaway U.S. Episcopal churches in South Carolina can keep property – judge

By Reuters Staff
February 5, 2015
(St. Philip's Episcopal Church (Charleston, South Carolina))

(St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, 10 October 2013/Elisa Rolle)

Imprisoned shoe bomber says attack on U.S. plane OK under Islamic law

By Reuters Staff
February 4, 2015
(Richard Reid, the British citizen accused of trying to blow up an aircraft with explosives in his shoes, is shown in this December, 2001 photograph. REUTERS/Plymouth County Jail/Handout)

(Richard Reid, the British citizen accused of trying to blow up an aircraft with explosives in his shoes, is shown in this December, 2001 photograph. REUTERS/Plymouth County Jail/Handout)

At Argentine Jewish bomb site, déjà vu and fading hope for justice

By Reuters Staff
February 4, 2015
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(People hold signs reading “Justice” and “I am Nisman” as they gather outside the Jewish community centre to demand a full investigation into the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman in Buenos Aires, January 21, 2015. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian)

Muslim clerics denounce burning alive of Jordanian pilot as un-Islamic

February 4, 2015
(Jordanians hold up a poster of pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, who is being held captive by Islamic State militants, during a candlelit vigil in a show of solidarity with Japan, in front of the Japanese embassy in Amman February 2, 2015. Jordanians on Monday staged a candlelit vigil outside the Japanese embassy in a tribute of solidarity with Japan and the family of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who was killed by the Islamic State, and to hold out hope for Jordanian pilot Kasaesbeh. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed)

(Jordanians hold up a poster of pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, who is being held captive by Islamic State militants, during a candlelit vigil in a show of solidarity with Japan, in front of the Japanese embassy in Amman February 2, 2015. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed)

Pope moves slain Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero nearer to sainthood

February 3, 2015
(Salvadorans carry banners with the image of slain Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero during the commemorations of the 30th anniversary of his death at the Metropolitan cathedral in downtown San Salvador March 24, 2010. Romero was shot dead by a right-wing hit squad while preparing for mass at Divina Providencia Cancer Hospital in the El Salvadorian capital on March 24, 1980. REUTERS/Luis Galdamez)

(Salvadorans carry banners with the image of slain Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero during the commemorations of the 30th anniversary of his death at the cathedral in downtown San Salvador March 24, 2010. REUTERS/Luis Galdamez)

Islamic finance looks to outgrow bad habits as it expands

By Reuters Staff
February 3, 2015
(A bank customer visits the Bank Islam branch office in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur November 6, 2013. London has long been the default centre for international firms to issue sharia-compliant bonds, part of a fast-growing Islamic finance sector that will be worth $2 trillion globally next year, according to consultants Ernst and Young. But it faces a mounting challenge from two centres: Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysian capital has a reputation for efficient regulation of Islamic finance and a huge domestic market for local-currency Islamic bonds, which is now starting to attract foreign issuers. To match Analysis ISLAMIC-FINANCE/COMPETITION Picture taken November 6, 2013. REUTERS/Samsul Said)

(A bank customer visits the Bank Islam branch office in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur November 6, 2013. REUTERS/Samsul Said)

Abbas orders probe into Palestinian cartoon of Prophet Mohammad

By Reuters Staff
February 3, 2015
(French President Francois Hollande is surrounded by Heads of state including (LtoR) Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Donald Tusk, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, King Abdullah of Jordan and Queen Rania Al Abdullah and Switzerland's President Simonetta Sommaruga as they attend the solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015. French citizens will be joined by dozens of foreign leaders, among them Arab and Muslim representatives, in a march on Sunday in an unprecedented tribute to this week's victims following the shootings by gunmen at the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, the killing of a police woman in Montrouge, and the hostage taking at a kosher supermarket at the Porte de Vincennes. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer)

(Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with French President Francois Hollande, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders at a solidarity march for free speech in Paris January 11, 2015. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer)