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World 17 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

EXCLUSIVE - Catholic scholars urge pope to slow Pius sainthood

ROME (Reuters) - Top Catholic scholars have written an unusual and impassioned private letter to Pope Benedict urging him to slow down the sainthood procedure for wartime Pope Pius XII, accused of turning a blind eye to the Holocaust.

World 17 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

EXCLUSIVE - Catholic scholars urge pope to slow Pius sainthood

ROME (Reuters) - Top Catholic scholars have written an unusual and impassioned private letter to Pope Benedict urging him to slow down the sainthood procedure for wartime Pope Pius XII, accused of turning a blind eye to the Holocaust.

Nation 29 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

ISIS honours Hussein

KUALA LUMPUR: There is much that can be learnt from the country’s third Prime Minister Tun Hussein Onn, known as “Bapa Perpaduan” (Father of Unity).

Nation 22 May 2014 | 7:44 PM Premium

Pak Lah appointed IAIS chariman

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has been appointed chairman of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) here.

Nation 23 May 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Abdullah named IAIS chairman

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Abdullah Ahm­ad Badawi has been appointed chairman of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies here.

World 19 Nov 2014 | 1:55 AM Premium

Thousands mourn U.S.-Israeli rabbi killed in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews swayed in prayer at the funeral of U.S.-Israeli rabbi Moshe Twersky, a descendant of two rabbinical dynasties who was killed on Tuesday alongside three other rabbis in a Palestinian attack on a synagogue.

AseanPlus News 21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Arab world put on notice of a longer-term challenge

IT has been four years since the Arab Spring sprung out of Tunisia and had a domino effect on other countries like Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria. There seemed to be a breath of freshness, excitement and hope.

Nation 07 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Platform to foster moderate views

KUALA LUMPUR: Inter-civilisational dialogue is vital in an increasingly open and global society with diverse traditions and values, said Global Movement of Moderates Foundation chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail.

Nation 27 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Uphold Islam, Muslims urged

KUALA LUMPUR: The ideology and actions of violent extremist groups such as Islamic State are a travesty against the teachings of Islam, said a renowned scholar of Islam.

World 06 Jul 2016 | 2:31 AM Premium

Killing of mother in Saudi Arabia sparks debate about Islamic scholar

DUBAI (Reuters) - Driven by radical beliefs, twin brothers allegedly killed their mother in Saudi Arabia after she tried to stop them from joining Islamic State in Syria in a case that outraged Saudi Arabians worried about rising Islamic militancy.