A senior cleric challenged Iran's historic nuclear deal with world powers on Friday, echoing a cautious early assessment of the accord by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, an arch-conservative who has the last word on matters of state.
A Saudi judge on Wednesday sentenced to death an outspoken Shi'ite Muslim cleric whose arrest two years ago prompted deadly protests, the cleric's brother said on his Twitter account.
Sheikh Nimr Al Nimr was detained in Ju
Kuwait briefly detained a prominent Sunni Muslim cleric less than two weeks after the US included him on a sanctions list on suspicion he was funnelling money to militants in Iraq and Syria, his lawyer said on Monday.
The Kuwaiti government said on Monday it had revoked the citizenship of 10 people, including a well-known Muslim cleric, in an escalating political crackdown.
The cabinet adopted last month what it called an "iron fist policy
The Vatican said it had frozen funds belonging to a senior cleric at the centre of a suspected money smuggling operation, and could open investigations into other individuals.
Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, who has close links to the V
A senior Catholic cleric with connections to the Vatican bank was arrested yesterday for plotting to help rich friends smuggle tens of millions of euros in cash into Italy from Switzerland, in the latest blow to the Vatican's image.
An influential Iranian cleric praised recent nuclear talks between Iran and world powers on Friday, the latest in a series of positive statements from senior figures that analysts said could signal Tehran is softening its stance.
Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born cleric linked to al Qaeda's Yemen-based wing, was killed in an air strike on Friday, Yemeni and US officials said, removing a 'global terrorist' high on a US wanted list.
Awlaki's killing, if con
Iraq cleric Moqtada Al Sadr has called for the closure of bars and liquor shops in Iraq following a renewed campaign by authorities in Baghdad to shut down nightclubs and shops selling alcohol.
Hundreds of Al Sadr's followers rallied i