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Saudi Arabia reopens border to Qatari pilgrims despite tensions

2017-08-18 12:15

Qatari hajj pilgrims have begun crossing into Saudi Arabia after Riyadh reopened the border in a move that Doha welcomed, but saw as "politically motivated".

Commission taking 'Satan-slayer' prophet's threats seriously

2017-08-16 21:09

The CRL Rights Commission’s chairperson says she is taking self-confessed Pastor Paseka ‘Mboro’ Motsoeneng’s threats against her seriously.

SPCA investigating 'miraculous' appearance of dead baboon in Gugulethu home

2017-08-10 22:32

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is investigating how a dead baboon was found in the cupboard of a Gugulethu home.

Popular resort removes 'overlooked' hijab restriction after 25 years

2017-08-07 12:25

A popular Montagu resort, roughly three hours from Cape Town, has removed a sign restricting swimming pool access for Hijab wearing Muslims dating back an estimated 25 years.

No advertising for 'Spaghetti Monster church'

2017-08-03 06:21

A group calling itself the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has been ordered to stop advertising its "noodle Masses" at the entrance to an eastern town.

A new way forward for Christianity in schools

2017-07-30 05:52

The recent Johannesburg High Court ruling against compulsory religious practices in public schools means that all such practices must now stop, writes Martin Prozesky.

Police block journalists from parts of Old City

2017-07-26 17:43

Israel's police have admitted that journalists are being prevented from entering parts of the Old City of Jerusalem as part of its efforts to lower tensions around a contested holy site.

Israeli media: Cameras may secure holy site

2017-07-24 22:30

Israeli media reports high resolution cameras placed around Jerusalem's Old City walls could replace the metal detectors that have sparked Muslim outrage.

1000s protest call to curb incense burning in Taiwan

2017-07-23 20:31

The sound of clanging cymbals and blaring horns have filled downtown Taipei as thousands marched in a colourful Taoist procession, protesting a government call to cut back on the burning of incense sticks.

3rd Palestinian killed in clashes in Jerusalem

2017-07-21 22:16

The Palestinian Health Ministry says three Palestinians have died in confrontations with Israeli forces over security measures at a major Jerusalem shrine.

 

Backlash as anti-Muslim senator wears burqa in Australian parliament

2017-08-18 08:10

An Australian senator has provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers.

The return of a queen

2017-08-16 10:11

Iyaya talks about her relationship with God, her ex Arthur Mafokate and daughter

Mormon church leader excommunicated for 1st time in decades

2017-08-09 16:37

A Mormon church leader has been removed from his post and kicked out of the religion for the first time in nearly three decades.

Does the religious sector need a code of ethics?

2017-08-07 12:16

Religious frauds and unscrupulous pastors spraying Doom in the eyes of congregants should open our eyes to the tricks of some religious frauds, writes Mohamed Saeed.

CRL chair must 'polish my shoes' - alleged 'Satan-slayer' prophet

2017-08-02 12:24

Alleged self-proclaimed Satan-slaying prophet Paseka Motsoeneng has given CRL chair Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva a deadline to apologise to him, his congregation, and the entire Christian community.

Israeli police ban men under 50 from tense Jerusalem site

2017-07-28 08:16

Israeli police say men under age 50 will be barred from a major Jerusalem shrine at the centre of recent tensions.

1000s join Muslim prayer protests in Jerusalem

2017-07-25 22:02

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims have prayed in the streets near Jerusalem's most contested holy site as clerics called for continued protests.

Pope calls for 'moderation' after Jerusalem shrine violence

2017-07-24 06:13

Pope Francis has appealed for moderation after recent killings at a Jerusalem holy site.

Violence over Jerusalem holy site leads to 6 deaths

2017-07-22 07:30

Six people have died after Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land's most contested shrine boiled over into violence.

When people’s beliefs are abused

2017-07-16 06:35

Hackles are raised after commission’s report on the violation and denial of certain fundamental rights and freedoms of congregants or followers of some religious leaders, writes Shadrack Gutto.

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