Shi’ites say they endured reign of terror under martial law in Sunni-ruled Bahrain

June 1, 2011

(Martial law troops at Salmaniya Hospital in Manama March 18, 2011/Hamad I Mohammed)

Did Bahrain’s Shi’ite opposition squander its democracy chance?

May 31, 2011

(Thousands of protesters gather at Pearl Roundabout in the heart of the Bahraini capital Manama February 15, 2011/Hamad I Mohammed)

Bahrain Sunni says majority Shi’ite opposition must change leaders

May 30, 2011

(An anti-government protester waves a Bahraini flag during a rally in Manama March 3, 2011/James Lawler Duggan)

Bahrain Shi’ite leader backs the royal family, rejects alleged Iran links

May 30, 2011

(Head of Al Wafaq Society, Sheikh Ali Salman, speaks during an anti-government protest at Bahrian's Foreign Ministry in Manama March 4, 2011/James Lawler Duggan)

Egyptian Christians to end two-week sit-in protest

May 21, 2011

(Coptic Christian women protest after clashes between Christians and Muslims in downtown Cairo May 8, 2011/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany)

Rare rally tests Vietnam’s religious tolerance

May 6, 2011

(Catholic seminarians attend Easter Sunday Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral in Hanoi April 24, 2011/Kham)

Syria’s Assad retrenches into power base of his Alawite Shi’ite sect

May 4, 2011

(A supporter of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad holds aloft a photograph of the president at Hamidiya market in Damascus April 30, 2011/Khaled al-Hariri)

Days of protest after Christian governor named in southern Egypt

By Reuters Staff
April 17, 2011
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(A Coptic Orthodox church in Cairo, April 18, 2009/Tarek Mostafa)

Muslims in southern Egypt protested for a third day on Sunday over the appointment of a Christian governor, saying his predecessor, also a Christian, had failed to solve their problems. Thousands rallied outside the governor’s office in Qena and prevented employees from entering, blocked highways leading to the town and sat on a railway line into the province demanding that the appointment of Emad Mikhail be reversed.

France starts ban on full-face veil, factbox on veils in Europe

By Reuters Staff
April 11, 2011
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(Kenza Drider, a French Muslim of North African descent, wearing a niqab at the Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris April 11, 2011/Jean-Paul Pelissier)

France’s ban on full face veils goes into force

April 11, 2011
(Official poster for the information campaign about France's full face veil ban/SIG)

(Official poster for the information campaign about France's full face veil ban. The quote says "Nobody can wear clothes meant to hide the face in public."/SIG)