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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq is deploying thousands of additional security personnel to protect Pope Francis during his four-day visit, which comes after a spate of rocket and suicide bomb attacks raised fears for the Catholic leader's safety.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Wednesday he is going to Iraq, where his predecessor John Paul was not allowed to go in 2000, because "the people cannot be let down for a second time."
(Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday called on Turkey to immediately release philanthropist and human rights activist Osman Kavala, who has been detained for more than three years without conviction.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his annual "state of the world" address to diplomats, on Monday urged Myanmar's military coup leaders to free political prisoners and return to the path of democracy.
JAKARTA, Feb 2 (AFP): Indonesia has detained a British woman named in a list of global terror suspects and plans to deport her for visa violations, authorities told AFP.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Monday he is intent on making a trip to Iraq next month even if it means many Iraqi Christians won't be able to see him in person because of COVID-19 restrictions.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's top Christian cleric has urged President Michel Aoun to set up a reconciliation meeting with Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri to form a cabinet and end the country's political deadlock.
The South Jakarta District Court has rejected a pretrial motion filed by the leader of the now-defunct Islam Defenders Front (FPI), Rizieq Shihab pertaining to the termination of an investigation into the firebrand cleric’s alleged health protocol violations.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): The South Jakarta District Court has rejected a pretrial motion filed by the leader of the now-defunct Islam Defenders Front (FPI), Rizieq Shihab, pertaining to the termination of an investigation into the firebrand cleric's alleged health protocol violations.