Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
March 05, 2012
- The Wall Street Journal
WSJ: Ethiopians trade holy water for AIDS drugs
Cast out from her family, Tigist arrived at Ethiopia's Entoto Mountain believing that a spring here welled with holy water that would rid her body of HIV.
February 29, 2012
- The Associated Press
AP: Dubai bank cuts off business with Iranian lenders
A Dubai Islamic bank with ties to the emirate's ruling family said Wednesday it stopped doing business with Iranian banks in December, shortly before the United States approved new sanctions targeting the country's financial system.
February 28, 2012
- The New York Times
NYT: Syria's sectarian fears keep region on edge
Abu Ali fled his life as a Shiite cleric and student in Homs, the besieged Syrian city at the center of an increasingly bloody uprising, but it was not the government he feared.
February 27, 2012
- The Christian Science Monitor
CS Monitor: In Nigeria, Somalia, and Afghanistan: what is a foreign fighter?
As yet another suicide blast strikes yet another church in northern Nigeria, immigration officials have announced that they are cracking down on the flow of foreigners into northern Nigeria who may be adding to the growing numbers of the shadowy Islamist militia Boko Haram.
February 25, 2012
- The Economist
Economist: Trying to reconnect
NAZARETH, the largest Arab city in Israel, and Ramallah, seat of the Palestinian government in the West Bank, recently signed the first agreement twinning towns in the two places.