Actor to be prosecuted for allegedly insulting God, Virgin Mary in Facebook post

A well-known Spanish actor and activist will answer to accusations that he insulted God and the Virgin Mary is a profanity-laced Facebook from more than a year ago, a judge decided this week.

Film director to be prosecuted for allegedly insulting God, Virgin Mary in Facebook post

A well-known Spanish actor and activist will answer to accusations that he insulted God and the Virgin Mary is a profanity-laced Facebook from more than a year ago, a judge decided this week.

Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker cancels Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest

A far-right opposition Dutch lawmaker, who for years has lived under round-the-clock protection because of death threats sparked by his fierce anti-Islam rhetoric, canceled a planned Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest Thursday, following concerns of extreme threat.

Pope Francis, addressing Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, begs for forgiveness, demands accountability

Pope Francis begged for forgiveness for the pain suffered by victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests and demanded accountability, saying the decades-long abuse and cover ups must be rooted out of the church.

Wheels of change turn quickly for Saudi women now permitted to drive

It's a flurry of activity and excitement inside the official Saudi Driving School, tucked inside the sprawling Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University female-only campus in the Kingdom’s capital of Riyadh.