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Cambodian jungle graveyard mystifies experts Over a hundred "burial jars" and a dozen coffins arranged on a ledge in remote Cambodian jungle have for centuries held the bones -- and secrets -- of a mysterious people who lived alongside with the Angkor era.
03 июля 2013
©REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Contested renovation in Tibet capital complete: media The controversial renovation of the historic area around a key monastery in the Tibetan capital has been completed.
02 июля 2013
Photo courtesy of diapazon.kz Oil trafficking funds Kazakhstan's religious extremists Illicit trafficking in oil and oil products fuels Kazakhstan's shadow economy and provides funding to organized criminal groups, including radical religious movements: official.
01 июля 2013
©REUTERS Women's prayer tests ultra-Orthodox hold on Western Wall The singing rises through the early-morning cool which still covers the esplanade in front of the Western Wall, the holiest site at which Jews can pray.
28 июня 2013
©RIA Novosti Kazakhstan to spend additional $1.3 billion on countering religious extremism These are the additional funds. The actual spending on this program exceeds the above amounts: Kazakhstan official.
30 мая 2013
Wave of Iraq attacks kills 58 Attacks in the Baghdad area and northern Iraq killed 58 people on Monday, the latest in a wave of violence that has raised fears of a return to sectarian conflict in the country.
28 мая 2013
Sri Lanka monk fights for life after immolation bid A Sri Lankan monk was fighting for his life Saturday, a day after setting himself on fire to protest the slaughter of cattle.
25 мая 2013
Indonesian 'Hijabers' buy into an Islamic economy Indonesian event organiser Risti Rahmadi wears an Islamic headscarf, uses halal lipstick and knows that it's time to pray when an app on her BlackBerry emits Koranic verses five times a day.
23 мая 2013
Photo courtesy of vkontakte.ru Grace church pastor arrested in Astana Bakhytzhan Kashkymbayev, Pastor of Grace church in Astana, has been arrested and charged with intended infliction of harm to human health.
21 мая 2013
Chairman of Kazakhstan Agency for Religious Affairs Kairat Lama Sharif. ©pm.kz Kazakhstanis in the ranks of terror organizations: Head of the State Agency for Religions According to him, the number of people convicted for committing terror-related crimes in 2012 reached 105.
20 мая 2013
Chinese held in Pakistani Kashmir over Koran abuse A Chinese man working on an energy project in Pakistan-administered Kashmir was being held Saturday after hundreds of protesters attacked his company offices over the alleged desecration of a Koran.
18 мая 2013
Pope Benedict XVI blesses The Star of Kazakhstan altar. Photo courtesy of wordpress.com Kazakhstan's Catholics receive unique golden altar The official ceremony of passing the Stars of Kazakhstan Altar to Kazakhstan’s Catholics was held in Czestochowa, Poland.
08 мая 2013
Afghan father guns down daughter over 'affair' In front of 300 villagers, Halima's father shot her in the head, stomach and waist -- a public execution overseen by local religious leaders in Afghanistan to punish her for an alleged affair.
03 мая 2013
Pope completes installation with emotional Rome mass Pope Francis on Sunday completed his installation as pontiff at an emotional ceremony in which he formally took possession of Rome's St John Lateran basilica -- the official seat of the city's bishop.
08 апреля 2013
Abbas confirms Jordan as custodian of Jerusalem holy sites Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas signed a deal with King Abdullah II on Sunday confirming Jordan's historic role as custodian of the holy sites in Jerusalem.
01 апреля 2013
©REUTERS/Jorge Silva Venezuela candidates torched in Easter effigy Venezuela's two presidential candidates were burnt in effigy Sunday in an Easter tradition that replaces the biblical Judas Iscariot with disliked public figures.
01 апреля 2013
Pope to celebrate first Easter vigil Pope Francis is to celebrate his first Easter vigil on Saturday after praying for peace in the Middle East and stronger Christian-Muslim dialogue at a torch-lit ceremony for Good Friday.
31 марта 2013
Pope marks first Good Friday with torch-lit ceremony Pope Francis marked his first Good Friday with a traditional torch-lit ceremony around the Colosseum in Rome and prayers for a Middle East "torn apart by injustice and conflicts".
30 марта 2013
Over 40 Zhambyl oblast students studying abroad are adepts of Tablighi Jamaat There are 41 adepts of the banned religious movement among 52 citizens of Zhambyl oblast of Kazakhstan who are studying in foreign theological universities.
29 марта 2013
Philippines marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions Catholic zealots in the Philippines re-enacted the last hours of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, whipping their backs and nailing themselves to crosses in a grisly Easter ritual that persists despite Church disapproval.
29 марта 2013

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