Tunisians cast ballot at a polling station in Tunis, capital of Tunisia to elect country's first president since the removal of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011 protests. (Xinhua/Pan Xiaojing)

Israeli woman in Silwan attacked Nima Abu Hadwan with pepper spray while she was sleeping. (MaanImages)

Protest calling for boycotting of Bahrain’s elections [Photo By Majed Tareef]

Portrait of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat marking 10th anniversary of his death at Al-Azhar University in Gaza. (Photo by Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency)

Ebola outbreak has killed thousands of people in West Africa. Medical staff preparing to treat Ebola victims

Floods in Somalia continue to cause widespread destruction washing away villages

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Malaysia: Number of flood victims in 4 states hits 105,000
26th Dec 2014

Malaysia: Number of flood victims in 4 states hits 105,000

Number of evacuees in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang & Perak stands at 105,568.

Indonesia: Tsunami devastation remembered 10 years on
26th Dec 2014

Asian nations struck by tsunami Dec 26, 2004 are paying their respects to the victims

Indonesia: Tsunami devastation remembered 10 years on

Palestine: Israel demolishes EU-funded irrigation pools
26th Dec 2014

Israeli forces demolished EU-funded irrigation pools in the northern Jordan Valley.

Palestine: Israel demolishes EU-funded irrigation pools

Palestine: Israeli forces demolish dairy factory in Hebron
26th Dec 2014

Israeli forces destroyed dairy factory in Hebron village of al-Burj.

Palestine: Israeli forces demolish dairy factory in Hebron

Palestine: 12 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in W Bank & Jerusalem
26th Dec 2014

12 Palestinians were kidnapped by Israeli forces in districts of Nablus, Hebron & E Jerusalem.

Palestine: 12 Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in W Bank & Jerusalem

Pakistan: Seven killed in North Waziristan US drone strike
26th Dec 2014

Seven people were killed in two US drone strikes in North Waziristan.

Pakistan: Seven killed in North Waziristan US drone strike

US agrees trilateral intelligence-sharing pact with South Korea & Japan
26th Dec 2014

South Korea, US & Japan agreed to sign a rare trilateral intelligence-sharing pact.

US agrees trilateral intelligence-sharing pact with South Korea & Japan

Palestine: Israeli police shoot 5-year-old in the face
25th Dec 2014

Israeli forces shot 5-year-old Palestinian child in the face with a rubber-coated steel bullet in East Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli police shoot 5-year-old in the face

Turkey, Iraq pledge greater cooperation in fight against ‘Islamic State’
26th Dec 2014

Turkey & Iraq pledged to work towards greater military cooperation in fight against "Islamic State".

Turkey, Iraq pledge greater cooperation in fight against ‘Islamic State’

Issue 308 - Wednesday 24th December 2014 - Top Stories

Taliban murder of Pakistani students draws global condemnation
24th Dec 2014

Taliban murder of Pakistani students draws global condemnation

The Taliban’s attack on a Peshawar school which killed 132 school children has drawn worldwide condemnation. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) took credit of one of the deadliest attack in Pakistan’s history on December 16. The attack left in total 141 people dead and 124 people with life changing injuries.

Shocking scale of CIA torture tactics revealed
24th Dec 2014

Shocking scale of CIA torture tactics revealed

The full shocking scale of how the US used torture in its ‘war on terror’ was laid bare in a damning report on a network of secret prisons used by the CIA around the world. The Senate Select Committees Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program (between 2002 to 2007), revealed torture far beyond anything previously made public.

Editorial

24th Dec 2014

Misguided advice by Pope

The role of any religious leader carries immense responsibility. They are a spiritual and moral guide for followers and are generally held in high esteem as an authoritative teacher and the ultimate interpreter of holy scriptures. As a source of inspiration, they can be an example to all as a model to aspire to.

24th Dec 2014

Discriminatory Justice

Can a British soldier become a terrorist? Apparently not if the case of Ryan McGee is anything to go by. He was arrested under the Terrorism Act in December 2013 after being detained in military custody while serving in Germany before being returned to Britain. Unlike Muslims, he was not subjected to pre-charge detention but was granted bail while police carried out further investigation.

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Imam refused Muslimah to pray in the mosque
24th Dec 2014

It is, as a rule, easy to be Muslim in London. Generally, we are free to wear, do and be what we like. Halal food is plentiful and places to pray are not usually difficult to come by.

Imam refused Muslimah to pray in the mosque

24th Dec 2014

France becomes fifth EU state to recognise Palestine in two months

France became the fifth Western European country to recognise a Palestinian state in the space of just two months. Like the British, Irish, and Spanish counterparts the French vote is non-binding, but highly symbolic.

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