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God rejects fanaticism, says Pope at Cairo mass
Cairo, April 29 (IANS) Pope Francis warned against religious fanaticism and sent a message of tolerance and co-existence as he celebrated a mass at a stadium in Cairo on Saturday.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:26:05 PM

Al Sisi lauds Pope's stance on peace, tolerance
Cairo, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Friday praised Pope Francis for promoting the values of peace and tolerance, saying he was a spiritual leader for "people of various faiths".

Friday, April 28, 2017 11:46:03 PM

Islam does not condone terrorism: Al-Azhar chief
Cairo, April 28 (IANS/AKI) The Muslim faith is not a terrorist religion, Ahmad al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Cairo's prestigious Al-Azhar mosque - the highest seat of Sunni learning - said on Friday.

Friday, April 28, 2017 11:30:03 PM

Pope Francis urges end to funding of violent groups
Cairo, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis on Friday called for a stop to the financing of groups that promote violence and urged religious leaders to uphold the sanctity of human life.

Friday, April 28, 2017 11:28:03 PM

29 civilians killed in militiamen clashes in DR Congo
Kinshasa, April 28 (IANS) At least 29 civilians were killed in clashes between Nyatura militia and National Council for Renewal and Democracy (CNRD) fighters in North Kivu province of DR Congo, the police said on Friday.

Friday, April 28, 2017 8:46:03 PM

ANC could lose 2019 polls: Ousted Indian-origin Minister
Johannesburg, April 28 (IANS) Former South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has said that if the current state of affairs continue, the African National Congress (ANC) will lose power in 2019.

Friday, April 28, 2017 7:30:04 PM

Egyptian Muslim, Christian lawmakers welcome Pope
Cairo, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Over 100 Egyptian MPs, including Muslims and Christians, greeted Pope Francis at Cairo's international airport on Friday at the start of his two-day visit.

Friday, April 28, 2017 6:36:04 PM

800m champ Kenyan Rudisha eyes 1,000m race in Ostrava
Nairobi, April 28 (IANS) Olympic 800 metres champion David Rudisha of Kenya says he has his eyes set on defending his world title in London in August, but he will seek a new experience when he competes in the 1,000m race at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Ostrava, the Czech Republic, on June 28.

Friday, April 28, 2017 6:30:05 PM

UAE-US 'Iron Claw 3' joint military exercise concludes
Abu Dhabi, April 28 (IANS/WAM) A joint military exercise between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the US land forces has concluded successfully in Abu Dhabi.

Friday, April 28, 2017 5:22:04 PM

'US to deport 7,000 Ghanaians'
Accra, April 28 (IANS) The United States would deport 7,000 Ghanaians this year for breaching terms of their visa agreement, a US diplomat said on Thursday.

Friday, April 28, 2017 1:08:04 AM

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