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  • Iran dissident group removed from U.S. terrorist list

     
    WASHINGTON -- The State Department formally removed the Iranian dissident group Mujahedin Khalq from its list of terrorist groups, even while pointing out its lingering concerns about the organization....
  • Vatican paper calls papyrus referring to Jesus' wife 'a fake'

     
    The Vatican newspaper has heaped doubt on a piece of papyrus that appeared to show some early Christians believed Jesus had a wife, deeming it “at any rate, a fake” in an editorial published this week. L’Osservatore Romano editor...
  • NATO investigates killing of U.S. soldier, contractor in Afghanistan

     
    NATO forces Sunday were investigating whether the weekend shooting deaths of a U.S. soldier and an American civilian contractor in Afghanistan were the result of an insider attack or linked to insurgent gunfire....
  • Greek Orthodox priest abducted in Syria is found dead

     
    A Greek Orthodox priest, the Rev. Fadi Jamil Haddad, has been found slain after being kidnapped near the Syrian capital of Damascus, officials said....
  • Pope's butler to stand trial in scandal over leaked Vatican documents

     
    Pope's butler indicted: The butler to Pope Benedict XVI was indicted Monday in the scandal over leaked Vatican documents. Paolo Gabriele is to stand trial on a charge of aggravated theft for his alleged role in leaking documents that exposed infighting in...
  • New San Francisco archbishop appointed by pope

     
    The Vatican on Friday named the bishop of Oakland, a leading opponent of gay marriage, as archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco. The appointment of Salvatore J. Cordileone, 56, by Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to be......
  • Pulp non fiction: Joe Eszterhas tells all about Mel Gibson

     
    Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas has given up chasing women. He’s given up booze. He’s given up smoking, after barely surviving a horrible bout of throat cancer. But judging from “Heaven and Mel,” his new Amazon e-book about his ill-...
  • Vatican: Christians expelled from war-torn Syrian town

     
    Much of the Christian population of the besieged Syrian city of Qusair has abandoned the town after an “ultimatum” from the rebel military chief there, reports Agenzia Fides, the official Vatican news agency....
  • Israeli lawmakers discuss commemorating Armenian genocide

     
    Israeli lawmakers discuss whether to commemorate the Armenian genocide, a controversial and sensitive issue that could further aggravate the country's already strained relations with Turkey....
  • Angry crowd blocks U.N. observer team in Syria

     
    An angry crowd of Syrians tossing rocks and metal rods surrounded United Nations vehicles on Tuesday and prevented observers from reaching the besieged town of Haffa, the U.N. said, highlighting the tenuous status of the monitoring team in Syria....
  • Israeli authorities round up South Sudanese for deportation

     
    Israeli immigration authorities on Monday arrested dozens of people in a crackdown on African migrants mainly targeting asylum seekers from South Sudan....