Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Palestinian parties, including Hamas and Fatah factions, amid a three-day intra-Palestinian meeting which began in Moscow aimed at unifying 12 different Palestinian movements and organisations.
More than a year ago, Baghdad declared defeat of the terrorist group in northern Iraq. But thousands of Christians who fled their homelands in Hamdaneyah, near Mosul city, say they are not convinced.
Services held around the world to mark the birth of Jesus.
A manifesto by nearly 300 French personalities that urged prominent Muslims to obsolete anti-Jewish and anti-Christian references in the Quran has caused a furore in Turkey as well as in France.
Every president from Bill Clinton onward had pledged to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital but reneged on that promise in office.
As tens of thousands of people flee the fighting in Raqqa, one Christian family in the city recalls their escape from the terror group's stronghold in Syria.
Around half of Nigeria's 180 million people are Muslim while the other half is mostly Christian. But religious violence in recent years has strained relations between members of the two faiths.
President Abdel Fattah el Sisi said the strikes were directed at camps in Libya which have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians in Egypt on Friday.
Fighting between Christian militias and Muslims in Cenral African Republic also left 36 injured and forced some 10,000 others to flee.
As he led the Easter Mass in St Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis spoke of the war in Syria. Worshippers were subjected to heightened security measures.
Led by Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's civilian government is accused of covering up abuses against minorities. The accusations of violence and even genocide involve Buddhist nationalists, the military and police.
The first major international summit of Orthodox church leaders in 1,200 years concludes on the Greek island of Crete with a joint statement calling for the protection of Christians in the Middle East.
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