Music Producers Arrested in Iran Over Controversial Video

Iranian authorities have arrested the music producers of a controversial music video of US-based Iranian pop singer Sasy, on Wednesday.  A music video titled Tehran Tokyo by Sasan Heidari Yafteh, known as Sasy, released recently has caused the arrests of …

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Religious Pilgrimages Continue in Iraq Despite High COVID-19 Cases, Security Concerns

Worshipers in Iraq continue to take part in processions for the annual pilgrimage to commemorate the death of respected figure Imam al-Kadhim, despite fears on rising coronavirus cases. Pilgrims disregarded Covid-19 protocols and crossed over barbed wires set up by …

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China Reportedly Suspends Religious Gatherings to Contain Spread of COVID-19

Some areas in China will suspend religious gatherings during the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19, local newspaper Global Times reported. Authorities in the county of Ninghai in eastern China issued a …

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SCOTUS Sides with Religious Groups in 5-4 Ruling on COVID Restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court has barred the State of New York from implementing COVID-19 restrictions on religious services in the state, saying the measures went against the First Amendment’s protection of the free exercise of religion.

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