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6 min ago | Walta Information Centre
The Inscription of Meskel on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritages of Humanity by UNESCO at its 8th Conference of intangible cultural heritages in Baku, Azerbaijan, is a success story and a turning point for Ethiopia that could enhance the visibility of intangible cultural heritage and promote inter-cultural dialogue among ... (more)
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4 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post
Hundreds of haredi men from radical sectors of the ultra-Orthodox community rallied once again in Jerusalem Tuesday night in protest at the ongoing detention of two yeshiva students by the army, and against enlistment to the military and national service programs in general.
8 hrs ago | The Daily Star
BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, who heads the Future bloc, denounced Tuesday the seizing of a group of nuns earlier this month in Syria and called for their immediate release.
12 hrs ago | WIVB-TV Buffalo
Syrian activists say government forces are pounding a rebel stronghold in the mountainous region near the Lebanese border in which a group of nuns are believed to have been held by opposition fighters.
Illustrative photo of ultra-Orthodox women entering a gender-segregated bus in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem A new independent rabbinical court to address the issue of agunot, so-called "chained women" whose husbands refuse to give them a religious writ of divorce, will be launched next year.
Hundreds flocked to the mediaeval Ayios Georgios Eksorinos church in occupied Famagusta yesterday, for the first Greek Orthodox service in 56 years, described as the largest gathering of Greek-Cypriot faithful in a service held in the occupied territories since 1974.
Today a three-judge panel in Jerusalem heard arguments by the state for the nullification of the results of October's municipal elections in Beit Shemesh.
A New Mexico State Police officer who fired shots at a minivan full of children during a chaotic October traffic stop in Taos plans to appeal his firing.
Australian police have questioned the former principal of a haredi Orthodox Jewish boys' school in Melbourne over allegations of decades-old child sex abuse.
The Greek Orthodox priest supports IDF enlistment and the integration of Christians into Israeli society; son attacked for upcoming enlistment.
The nuns said in the video released by Al-Jazeera that fierce shelling had forced them to leave the convent.
In the first broadcast of her new investigative program on TV Channel 2, Miki Haimovich chose to deal with the housing problem in the haredi sector.
The seizure of the 12 Greek Orthodox nuns and at least three other women is the latest attack to spark panic among Syria's Christians over the strength of al-Qaida-linked militants and other Islamic radicals in the nearly 3-year-old revolt against Assad's government.
Yohanna al-Asher al-Yazeji, Greek Orthodox patriarch for the Levant, center, offers prayers for nuns held by rebels, at the Greek Orthodox Mariamiya Church in Damascus, Syria, Sunday Dec. 8, 2013.
Fans of Putin and defenders of the Orthodox Church, Russia's biggest motorcycle club both lives up to and defies stereotypes.
Speaking on Huffpost Live a couple of days ago, Rick Warren compared Obamacare's contraception mandate to a law requiring Jewish deli owners to sell pork, saying that if the latter took place, "I would be out there with the rabbis protesting that.