World Mar 19

Flowers and cards are seen at the memorial site for the victims of Friday's shooting, outside Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters
Christchurch harbored white supremacists before massacre

The New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and English heritage. For decades, Christchurch has also been the center of the country's small but…

World Mar 18

Schoolchildren and other well-wishers view flowers and tributes near Al Noor mosque on March 18, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images
Defiant vigil starts healing in New Zealand after massacre

They came together as one, more than 1,000 students from rival Christchurch schools and different religions, joining voices to honor the 50 lives lost in a massacre that has deeply wounded the cozy New Zealand city.

Sep 19

India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

The government decision came after it failed to get approval from Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of allowing men to divorce by simply uttering the Arabic word for divorce — "talaq" — three times violated…

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