At least 6 Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Indian Kashmir

Six Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gun battle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on July 10 following two militant attacks on police.

Central African Republic foes sign church-mediated peace accord

The government of the Central African Republic and 13 of the 14 armed groups in the country signed an accord aimed at ending an ethnic and religious conflict that has killed thousands of people.

US aims to assure Asia-Pacific allies it is committed to the region

Singapore -- The United States remains committed to its Asia-Pacific allies, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said June 2 as he arrived in Singapore for the region's premier security forum.

Gunmen kill 26 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Gunmen attacked buses and a truck taking a group of Coptic Christians to a monastery in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 26 people and wounding 25 others, witnesses and the Health Ministry said.

An Interior Ministry spokesman said the unidentified gunmen had arrived in three four-wheel-drive vehicles.

Eyewitnesses said masked men stopped the two buses and a truck and opened fire on a road leading to the monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor in Minya province, which is home to a sizeable Christian minority.

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