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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.
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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.
A 21-year-old Nazareth man is suspected in the attack of the son of a Greek Orthodox priest who supports enlistment of Christian youth in the IDF.
Progovernment demonstrators deployed a new tactic Friday to counter protests in favor of European integration, marching through the capital, Kiev, to oppose homosexuality, which they said would accompany a greater European Union role in Ukrainian affairs.