Iraq: Explosions kill 8 in Salahuddin Province, 10 in Baghdad
25th Feb 2015

Iraq: Explosions kill 8 in Salahuddin Province, 10 in Baghdad

10 people were killed, 30 wounded in multiple explosions in and around Baghdad.

Palestine: Israeli settlers burn mosque near Bethlehem
26th Feb 2015

Israeli settlers set fire to a mosque in al-Jaba west of Bethlehem

Palestine: Israeli settlers burn mosque near Bethlehem

Yemen: Houthis seize special forces base in Sanaa
26th Feb 2015

Armed men from Houthi group took over a special forces army base in capital Sana'a

Yemen: Houthis seize special forces base in Sanaa

Palestine: Israeli settlers uproot 100 Olive saplings in Hebron
26th Feb 2015

Israeli settlers uprooted hundred olive saplings recently-planted in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood

Palestine: Israeli settlers uproot 100 Olive saplings in Hebron

Iraq: US says 30% of ISIS-held territory recaptured in Iraq
26th Feb 2015

Iraq has recaptured third of its territory from ISIS US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

Iraq: US says 30% of ISIS-held territory recaptured in Iraq

Syria: Death: the only reliable news in Aleppo
26th Feb 2015

Battles are raging in Aleppo countryside, but residents have stopped following the news of fighting.

Syria: Death: the only reliable news in Aleppo

Palestine: Israeli extremists open fire on Palestinian homes in Bethlehem
26th Feb 2015

Israeli extremists opened fire at Palestinian homes in Nahhalin village, west of Bethlehem.

Palestine: Israeli extremists open fire on Palestinian homes in Bethlehem

Palestine: 3 Palestinians kidnapped in W Bank, one in Gaza
26th Feb 2015

Israeli soldiers kidnapped 3 Palestinians in West Bank and a child kidnapped near Gaza.

Palestine: 3 Palestinians kidnapped in W Bank, one in Gaza

Palestine: Israeli settlers attack Palestinian shop in Hebron
26th Feb 2015

Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian shop in Hebron causing excessive property damage.

Palestine: Israeli settlers attack Palestinian shop in Hebron

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.

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.

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