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Pakistan: 57 murdered Friday prayerssin mosque by Jandullah terror group
31st Jan 2015

Pakistan: 57 murdered Friday prayerssin mosque by Jandullah terror group

Bomb tore through crowded Friday prayers in Shikarpur killing 57 Shia Muslim worshippers Shia

Iraq: Attacks kill 21, wound 105 in 3 Cities
31st Jan 2015

Strikes & suicide attacks in Baghdad, Samarra & Kirkuk killed 21, wounded 105.

Iraq: Attacks kill 21, wound 105 in 3 Cities

Syria: Nusra pushes out Western-backed rebels from Aleppo, Idlib
31st Jan 2015

Fighting between Syrian arm of al-Qa'ida & Western-backed rebels spread from Aleppo into Idlib.

Syria: Nusra pushes out Western-backed rebels from Aleppo, Idlib

Saudi Arabia: King Salman fires late King’s sons
31st Jan 2015

Saudi Arabia King Salman cements hold on power with sweeping shakeup

Saudi Arabia: King Salman fires late King’s sons

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Rules of engagement with Israel are over
31st Jan 2015

UN Observer Force confirmed cooperation & coordination between Israeli army & militant groups in Syria

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Rules of engagement with Israel are over

Germany: Merkel rejects debt relief for Greece
31st Jan 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected offering more debt relief to Greece

Germany: Merkel rejects debt relief for Greece

Palestine: Israel jails 13 minors, imposes fines
31st Jan 2015

Israeli authorities sentenced 13 minors to between 14 to 28 months in jail & pay fines.

Palestine: Israel jails 13 minors, imposes fines

Palestine: Several Palestinians injured near Hebron
31st Jan 2015

Israeli military clashed with dozens of Palestinian youths in ath-Thaher south of Beit Ummar district of Hebron.

Palestine: Several Palestinians injured near 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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