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China Wins Again in Fight Against Dalai Lama

Pope Francis is more than a religious leader -- he’s also a politician. And that’s led him to controversially deny an audience to the Dalai ...

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Praying Politics in Modi’s India

The nationalist BJP government has promised to rebuild the temple of Ram, a fiery point of contention for Hindus and Muslims. But it's not doing so ... for a surprising reason.

Argument

Saudi Arabia Has a Shiite Problem

The first thing I noticed when I visited al-Awamiya, a Shiite town in oil-rich eastern Saudi Arabia, was its utter isolation and stark poverty. Ringed ...

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The Firestarter of Berlin

BERLIN — On an unseasonably warm day in early October, off a busy artery that cuts through the heart of Berlin's Wedding neighborhood, the voice ...

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The History Behind the Murder of a Pakistani Christian Couple

On Nov. 6, a Christian couple in Punjab's Kot Radha Krishan, Shama and Shahzad Masih, were accused of blasphemy. When they got wind that a ...

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The World This Week in Photos

Protesters clash with riot police in Mexico City following a march responding to the disappearance and likely massacre of 43 Mexican students, Nov. 20. "In ...

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The World This Week in Photos

A child takes a dip with his father at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, a Sikh house of worship, in New Delhi, India, Nov. 6. Gurinder ...

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The Pulpit Takes On a Plague

MONROVIA, Liberia — The pews were packed in Bethel Cathedral of Hope on Sunday, as some 600 well-dressed Liberians prayed for an end to the ...

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The Gangs of Iraq

ERBIL, Iraq — Behind the relative safety of the large concrete blast walls, a Kurdish Peshmerga commander sat behind a dark wooden desk and described ...

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Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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