Gulf Times - religion
Disgraced Indian guru gets life for killing journalist

Disgraced Indian guru gets life for killing journalist

A disgraced religious sect leader was sentenced to life imprisonment Thursday for murdering a journalist who exposed rampant sexual abuses by the powerful guru.

Pakistan overturns Christian woman's blasphemy death sentence

Pakistan overturns Christian woman's blasphemy death sentence

Pakistan's Supreme Court Wednesday overturned the conviction of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother facing execution for blasphemy, in a landmark case which has incited deadly violence and reached as far as the Vatican.

Thai child bride returns from Malaysia after outcry

Thai child bride returns from Malaysia after outcry

An 11-year-old child bride returned to Thailand this week after widespread outcry over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official told AFP on Saturday.

Ritual sacrifice draws crowds to Indonesia volcano

Ritual sacrifice draws crowds to Indonesia volcano

Thousands of locals and tourists climbed Mount Bromo early Sunday for a lavish religious ceremony that involves throwing ritual offerings into the smouldering crater of an active volcano in Indonesia's tribal hinterlands.

Indian woman chess star boycotts Iran event over headscarf law

Indian woman chess star boycotts Iran event over headscarf law

One of India's top women chess players has pulled out of an upcoming championship in Iran in protest at having to wear a headscarf.

Denmark bans wearing of full-face veil in public spaces

Denmark bans wearing of full-face veil in public spaces

The Danish Parliament adopted today a law forbidding the wearing of veil in public places.

Westminster Abbey unveils gallery in area closed for 700 years

Westminster Abbey unveils gallery in area closed for 700 years

A space on top of London's Westminster Abbey that was once used for storage has been turned into a new gallery with a spectacular view on the nave that opens to the public on June 11.

British toddler at centre of legal battle dies

British toddler at centre of legal battle dies

Terminally-ill British toddler Alfie Evans died on Saturday after doctors withdrew life support, the child's parents said, following a protracted legal battle and a campaign that drew support from Pope Francis.

Stage set for 13th Doha Interfaith Conference

Stage set for 13th Doha Interfaith Conference

Chairman of Doha International Centre, Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh al-Nuaimi, said that the conference will have three main themes this year.

Erdogan meets pope as Rome bans protests

Erdogan meets pope as Rome bans protests

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Pope Francis on Monday while police enforced a protest ban in central Rome as feelings run high over Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militia inside Syria.

Pakistan Law Minister Zahid Hamid resigns over hardline protests

Pakistan Law Minister Zahid Hamid resigns over hardline protests

Pakistan's law minister resigned Monday as the embattled civilian government bowed to demands from a small Islamist group whose anti-blasphemy protest in the capital ...

Pakistan capital tense as military silent on protests

Pakistan capital tense as military silent on protests

Pakistan's capital was tense Sunday after attempts to disperse anti-blasphemy protests by Islamists ended in deadly violence, as the military appeared hesitant to respond to a government call for help.