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iran: christians eskandar rezaei, soroush saraei jailed for helping students get


iranian christians request renewed prayer for eskandar rezaei and soroush saraei who were each sentenced in december to eight years of prison for aiding students seeking exemption from islamic studies classes. both men were charged with “acting against national security.” soroush faced an additional charge of “forgery,” as the pastor of the church of shiraz, for issuing […]






islamic state claims responsibility for attack on coptic christians in egypt tha


islamic state claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus loaded with coptic christians the day before near the southern city of minya, which officials said killed 29 people. “a security team of caliphate soldiers set up an ambush for dozens of christians as they headed to the church of st. samuel,”...






egyptian christians flee from islamic state violence on sinai peninsula


some fled with little more than the clothes they were wearing, terrified that the militants of islamic state would come for them next. for a fourth day on sunday, coptic christians — one of egypt’s most vulnerable minorities — sought  safe haven after a series of sectarian killings in and near...






egyptian christians flee from islamic state violence on sinai peninsula


some fled with little more than the clothes they were wearing, terrified that the militants of islamic state would come for them next. for a fourth day on sunday, coptic christians – one of egypt’s most vulnerable minorities—sought  safe haven after a series of sectarian killings in and near the...






us law students are helping asylum-seekers, driven by their own family stories


a colorful mural on the wall at the university of california, davis’ immigration law clinic shows letters from immigrants behind bars and chains turning into quetzal birds: a metaphor for the students’ work. chicano studies students painted the mural and “chose the quetzal over the dove becaus...






without a vaccine or an exemption, 103 rochester students could be sent home wed


officials say 103 students have to prove they were vaccinated or exempted from state immunization law.






without a vaccine or an exemption, 103 rochester students could be sent home wed


officials say the students have to prove they were vaccinated or exempted from state immunization law.






egypt: bus of christians attacked; islamic state claims responsibility


the claim takes to four the number of deadly attacks targeting christians since december that the extremist group says it's behind.






iran says 5 tehran attackers had fought for islamic state


five of the men who launched an attack in the heart of iran's capital previously fought for the islamic state group, the country's intelligence ministry said thursday, acknowledging the first such assault by the extremists in the shiite power. the attacks wednesday on iran's parliament and the...






egyptian christians flee from islamic state violence on sinai peninsula


egyptian christians fearing attacks by islamic state militants fled the volatile northern part of the sinai peninsula for a fourth day on sunday, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds packing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority. more than...






worried relatives of u.s. citizens jailed in iran seek trump’s help in gaining r


relatives of u.s. citizens jailed in iran are trying to press the trump administration to secure their release as worries grow over the health of an imprisoned father and son. baquer and siamak namazi, convicted of espionage in a secret trial six months ago, are being held in a section of tehran’s...






san diego unified to fight islamophobia, bullying


san diego unified school district administrators and teachers will have calendars showing islamic holidays, students will learn more about the religion in social studies classes and safe places will be created on campuses for muslim students as part of a multi-tiered approach to combat islamophobia....






san diego unified has a plan to fight islamophobia and bullying


san diego unified school district administrators and teachers will have calendars showing islamic holidays, students will learn more about the religion in social studies classes and safe places will be created on campuses for muslim students as part of a multi-tiered approach to combat islamophobia....






islamic state claims responsibility for egypt attack that killed 29 christians


the islamic state group on saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the egyptian capital, cairo, which killed 29.egypt responded to friday's attack by launching a series of airstrikes that targeted what it said...






islamic state claims responsibility for egypt attack that killed 29 christians


the islamic state group on saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the egyptian capital, cairo, which killed 29. egypt responded to friday's attack by launching a series of airstrikes that targeted what it said...






new economic protests in tehran challenge iran's government


a wave of spontaneous protests over iran's weak economy swept into tehran on saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the islamic republic's clerical establishment.






protests in tehran continue to challenge iran's government


a wave of spontaneous protests over iran's weak economy swept into tehran on saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the islamic republic's clerical establishment. the demonstrations appear to be...






economic protests in tehran continue to challenge iran's government


a wave of spontaneous protests over iran's weak economy swept into tehran on saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the islamic republic's clerical establishment. the demonstrations appear to be...






rochester set to remove 180-plus students over failure to follow vaccination law


school officials said they have worked “diligently” since january to inform families that students must be vaccinated to attend school or provide documentation for an exemption.






rochester to remove 180-plus students who don't meet vaccination requirements


school officials said they have worked “diligently” since january to inform families that students must be vaccinated to attend school or provide documentation for an exemption.






rouhani, a man of the islamic revolution, opens iran to west


as iran's chief nuclear envoy, hassan rouhani earned the nickname "diplomat sheikh" when negotiators in 2004 reached a deal that saw the islamic republic halt all its enrichment of uranium.






protests continue across iran after hard-liners counter with their own demonstra


a wave of spontaneous protests over iran's weak economy swept into tehran on saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the islamic republic's clerical establishment. the demonstrations appear to be...






arizona ban on ethnic studies unconstitutional


a federal judge has overturned an arizona ban on ethnic studies courses aimed at hispanic students, saying it was motivated by racial discrimination and violated pupils’ constitutional rights. the decision by judge a. wallace tashima issued on tuesday came in response to a lawsuit by students ...






iran says 5 tehran attackers had fought for islamic state


five of the men who launched an attack in the heart of iran's capital previously fought for the islamic state group, the country's intelligence ministry said thursday, acknowledging the first such assault by the extremists in the shiite power.






'do you think we will go away?' islamic state says after attacks in iran that le


iran suffered its worst terrorist attack in recent memory wednesday, a bold strike by assailants armed with explosives and assault rifles against the tomb of the islamic republic’s revolutionary founder and the parliament building that killed at least 12 people and injured 43 others. the militant...






'do you think we will go away?' islamic state says after attacks in iran that le


iran suffered its worst terrorist attack in recent memory wednesday, a bold strike by assailants armed with explosives and assault rifles against the tomb of the islamic republic’s revolutionary founder and the parliament building that killed at least 12 people and injured 42 others. the militant...






'do you think we will go away?' islamic state says after attacks in iran that le


iran suffered its worst terrorist attack in recent memory wednesday, a bold strike by assailants armed with explosives and assault rifles against the tomb of the islamic republic’s revolutionary founder and the parliament building. at least 12 people were killed and 43 others injured. the militant...






there is no american christian equivalent to islamist oppression in iran


to the editor: as i began reading about dina nayeri’s plight as a young christian in islamist iran, i thought that perhaps the times had turned the corner. alas, this piece was a deceptive attack on american christians. (“the indoctrination of a young girl,” opinion, june 25) christians in islamist...






bernie sanders: muslims should have religious freedom, but christians shouldn’t


sen. bernie sanders demands an unconstitutional religious litmus test on christians in public service positions, yet the exact opposite for those of islamic faith.






egypt's christians bury dead after church bombings


egyptian christians were burying their dead monday after islamic state suicide bombers killed at least 45 people in attacks on palm sunday services in two cities, as a state of emergency went into effect amid fears of further violence.






amnesty says egypt has failed to protect christians


amnesty international says the egyptian government has failed to protect hundreds of coptic christians who fled their homes in northern sinai after a series of attacks by islamic state militants.






egypt sacks local security chief after attack on christians


egypt has fired the security chief of a province south of cairo where islamic state militants last week killed 29 christians traveling to a remote desert monastery.






iran says isis leader ‘baghdadi is definitely dead’


an iranian official said thursday he could confirm the death of the elusive leader of the islamic state militant group (isis), but provided little details surrounding the claim. ali shirazi, a representative of the foreign branch of iran’s elite islamic revolutionary guard corps, known as the ...






islamic state claims attacks on iran parliament, khomeini shrine that killed 2


the islamic state group claimed a pair of attacks wednesday on iran's parliament and the shrine of ayatollah ruhollah khomeini, which have killed two security guards and wounded more than 30 people, with the siege at the legislature still underway. it marks the first attack in iran claimed by the...






12 dead in brazen islamic state attacks on iran's parliament building and khomei


iran’s powerful islamic revolutionary guard implied saudi arabia and the u.s. were behind attacks on the capital wednesday that killed at least a dozen people and injured 42. “these attacks happened one week after the joint meeting of the american president and one of the reactionary rulers of...