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Monday, January 25, 2021

Religion and Spirituality

Vatican Sentences Former Bank Chief to Prison for Property Embezzlement Scam

A court on Jan. 21 sentenced the former chief of the Vatican bank to nearly nine years in prison for charges of embezzlement, misappropriation...

Muslim Groups in France Refuse to Sign Anti-Extremism Charter

After five of the eight groups signed President Emmanuel Macron’s charter rejecting extremist sentiments, three are still refusing to sign. After five of the...

Pakistan Targets American Ahmadis For Alleged Digital Blasphemy

Pakistani authorities have demanded two leaders of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the United States to shut down its official website, citing alleged violations...

Australian Financial Watchdog Reviews Data on Vatican’s Large Money Transfers

Australia's financial watchdog announced on Thursday that it is currently conducting a review of its data after clarifications were raised regarding its report that...

Austria Establishes Imam Registry

Austria has now established a registry among Muslim Imams, following the recent Vienna terror attack in November. Austria has now established a registry among...

Nuns Arrested in Hong Kong Amid Beijing Crackdowns

Mainland authorities have arrested two Chinese nuns during their visit to Hebei province.Mainland authorities have arrested two Chinese nuns during their visit to Hebei...

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Arkansas Gubernatorial Candidacy

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Foley-Backed SPAC Agrees to Acquire Blackstone’s Alight for $7.3 Billion

Blank-check special acquisition firm Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp has successfully entered into a definitive business combination deal to take Blackstone Group Inc.’s Alight Solutions,...

Major E-Trading Platforms go Offline Simultaneously

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