For many people, Judaism in the Middle East conjures images of discord. But the Islamic nation of Morocco is an exception — it’s a place where Jews are embraced. So why are they leaving? Continue reading
The three-day celebration of Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a holy fasting month. Continue reading
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began around the world on Wednesday evening. Continue reading
Belgian security officials reportedly raided a cell of extremists who had recently returned from Syria and were ready to stage attacks “on a grand scale.” Two suspects were killed and one was wounded in a shootout with police. Meanwhile, in France, President Francois Hollande appealed for religious tolerance, vowing to punish any acts against Muslims or Jews. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff report. Continue reading
Although #JeSuisCharlie, referring to the attack on political newspaper Charlie Hebdo, has gained traction well beyond France, another hashtag is trending: #JeSuisAhmed.
Shortly after Man Haron Monisa — a Muslim man — was identified as the suspect who held more than a dozen people hostage in a Sydney cafe Monday, the hashtag #illridewithyou started trending in Australia, and soon elsewhere, in solidarity with Muslims.
In charged acts of political symbolism, Pope Francis stopped at some of the holiest sites for Jews and Muslims during a trip to the Middle East. Pope Francis called for renewed peace talks, and became the first pontiff to refer to the “state of Palestine.” The visit came just weeks after U.S.-led talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators collapsed. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
The Southeast Asian country of Myanmar has taken major steps to turn from a military dictatorship to a fledgling democracy. But that transition has also seen the rise of harrowing, deadly clashes between Buddhists and Muslims. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports from Myanmar. Continue reading