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Lebanon: Spain blames Israel for UN Peacekeeper’s killing
30th Jan 2015

Israeli fire killed Spanish UN peacekeeper serving in S Lebanon, called on UN to investigate the violence.

Lebanon: Spain blames Israel for UN Peacekeeper’s killing

Iraq: Double suicide attack kills 6, wounds 28 in Baghdad
30th Jan 2015

A double suicide attack on a base north of Baghdad killed at least six people.

Iraq: Double suicide attack kills 6, wounds 28 in Baghdad

Iraq to investigates massacre in newly liberated Diyala
30th Jan 2015

Iraq was opening probe into killings of civilians on Monday in eastern village of Barwanah.

Iraq to investigates massacre in newly liberated Diyala

EU foreign ministers to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine
30th Jan 2015

EU foreign ministers agreed to impose new sanctions over Russia's alleged involvement in Ukraine.

EU foreign ministers to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 3 Palestinians in Jerusalem
30th Jan 2015

Israeli soldiers kidnapped 3 Palestinians in East Jerusalem & one in Bethlehem.

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap 3 Palestinians in Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli forces destroy 1,000 Meter water pipe donated to Yezra
30th Jan 2015

Israeli bulldozers destroyed water pipe in Atoof village & Khirbet Yezra, in the northern Jordan Valley.

Palestine: Israeli forces destroy 1,000 Meter water pipe donated to Yezra

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap university student in Jenin
30th Jan 2015

Israeli soldiers kidnapped Al-Quds Open University student in Sanour town, south of Jenin

Palestine: Israeli soldiers kidnap university student in Jenin

Palestine: Israeli navy open fire on Palestinian fishing boats
30th Jan 2015

Israeli Navy ships attacked a number of Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea, NW of Gaza City

Palestine: Israeli navy open fire on Palestinian fishing boats

Issue 309 - Friday 30th January 2015 - Top Stories

Islamophobic attacks spiral after heinous Paris killings
30th Jan 2015

Islamophobic attacks spiral after heinous Paris killings

There was an outpouring of horror at the heinous killing of 12 people by gunmen who attacked the Paris offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. A further five were also killed in related shootings, including at a Kosher supermarket, in the worst terrorist attacks suffered by France in more than 50 years.

New Jersey Muslims spied on solely because of religion
30th Jan 2015

New Jersey Muslims spied on solely because of religion

On January 13, a federal appeals court heard how the New York Police Department may have spied on Muslim business owners, students and mosque worshipers in New Jersey following the 9/11 terrorist attacks solely because of their religion.

Editorial

30th Jan 2015

A right Charlie

One does not have to profess to be an expert of Cockney rhyming slang to understand the meaning of being a ‘right Charlie.’ For French satirical magazine renamed partly as a snub to the banning of its predecessor for mocking the death of former President Charles de Gaulle, ‘Je suis Charlie’ became a rallying cry following the insidious attack on its Paris offices. Muslims around the world joined in the mass condemnations of the brutal killings but were only to be rewarded with a neurosis of Islamophobia.

Other Stories

30th Jan 2015

LEGAL CORER: Caste discrimination prohibited where it is an aspect of ethnic origin

In early 2013 I wrote an article about the various attempts to prohibit discrimination on grounds of caste. Specific provisions in this regard have not as yet come into force. However, the Employment Appeal Tribunal have just issued a judgment in the case of Chandok v Tirkey UKEAT/0190/14 which specifically deals with this issue.

30th Jan 2015

Inactivity is killing more people than obesity

Physical inactivity is causing twice as many deaths as obesity, according to a new European study that documented people’s health over a 12 year period. Whilst the health risks associated with obesity are well known, the study found that inactivity also had a major impact on health increasing the chances of an early death – independent of obesity. Obesity and inactivity often go hand in hand, but the study found that inactivity itself was responsible for a reduced life span in people of normal weight also. In conclusion, the study found that an inactive lifestyle was a significant risk factor for developing diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, regardless of weight and could contribute to a decreased lifespan.

30th Jan 2015

LETTER: Insulting faiths fans flames of Islamophobia

Pope Francis’s prudent thinking, coherence, cogency and words regarding freedom of expression carry weight especially in light of the republication of offensive cartoons in Charlie Hebdo.

30th Jan 2015

Birmingham riots hero takes call for inquiry into his son’s death to Home Office

The father of one of three men killed in the 2011 Birmingham riots has told the Home Office he has lost faith in the UK’s justice system following police mishandling of the investigation into his son’s killing. On January 5, Tariq Jahan alongside his local MP Shabana Mahmood, met with Home Office Minister, Mike Penning, to press for an inquiry into the police and the CPS failure in getting justice.

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