UN ‘deeply concerned’ at arrests, abductions in Libya

Tripoli, May 8 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations mission in Libya said on Wednesday it is “deeply concerned” at a spike in abductions, disappearances and arbitrary arrests of activists and reporters in the war-torn country since fighting broke out in the capital, Tripoli, in early April.

Aasia Bibi arrives in Canada after blasphemy acquittal (Lead)

Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was cleared by the country’s Supreme Court of blasphemy charges last year after spending eight years on death row, has left Pakistan and arrived in Canada to reunite with her family, her lawyer and government officials said on Wednesday.

Black Madonna posters with rainbow halos spell trouble

Warsaw, May 8 (IANS) Polish police say Elzbieta Podlesna put up posters of the revered Black Madonna that showed the Virgin Mary and Jesus with rainbows from the LGBT flag as the halos. This can lead to two years in prison for the artist for offending religious feelings.