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The Pope Francis stardust worked over Cuba. Could it work with Isis and the Taliban?

theguardian: by Jonathan Freedland — Pope Francis: 'When it comes to moral authority, he’s the top man in the world. Now that Mandela’s dead, who else is there?'…

Germany: Thousands Protest Parallel ‘Sharia Societies’

The protests are part of a burgeoning grassroots movement calling for an end to the spread of Islamic Sharia law in Germany. By Soeren Kern, Sun, December 14,…

Geert Wilders on race hate charge

Dutch authorities have said they will prosecute Geert Wilders for hate speech. Anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders will be prosecuted in the Netherlands for alleged discrimination and inciting hatred…

Non-EU family members do not need visa to enter UK, says European court Judges’ decision in McCarthy case is another setback in campaign by British government to control immigration from EU

Non-EU family members do not need visa to enter UK, says European court Judges’ decision in McCarthy case is another setback in campaign by British government to control…

Asia

Pakistan takes on the Taliban as grief over Peshawar school massacre gives way to rage

The Independent: The grief has given way to rage. Three days after Pakistan suffered its…

Remembering The Weight Of Small Coffins

Patheos.com: By Qasim Rashid Today in Pakistan at least 132 sets of parents will remember…

What to say when your Muslim child asks about Peshawar

The Washington Post — (RNS) The massacre of 145 people, nearly all of them children,…

پاکستان میں شریعت کا آئین

  By Ansa Tahira Masood, Toronto جاوید چودھری کے 18 دسمبر کے پروگرام “کل تک”…

India: Anupam Kher Open letter to Peshawar Terrorists

Peshawar attack: Anupam Kher writes open letter to terrorists Devastated by the news of the…

Cambodia orders probe into ‘HIV village’ as more than 100 test positive

Hong Kong (CNN) – Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for an inquiry into a…

Americas

6 Reasons Why Visiting Loved Ones Keeps Them Young & Happy

We may be well into this year’s holiday season, but whether it’s Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Eid, or just a regular day out of the year, visiting your senior…

Study finds that employees who are open about religion are happier

It may be beneficial for employers to not only encourage office Christmas parties but also celebrate holidays and festivals from a variety of religions, according to a Kansas…

Peel School Board lowers flag and expresses support for those affected by Pakistan’s school tragedy

apnahub.ca — Canadians and people all over the world are expressing shock as the Pakistani city of Peshawar began burying its dead after an attack at a school…

Woman bearing the name of man’s ex-girlfriend gets free world trip

Source: CNN (CNN) — Jordan Axani planned to travel around the world with his girlfriend Elizabeth Gallagher, until they broke up. Now, he’ll embark on Sunday on the…

AMJ Canada mourns the massacre of innocent students and teachers at Army Public School Peshawar

A special prayer for the victims of the Army Public School Peshawar will be held tonight at 7:30pm EST at the Baitul Islam Mosque, Vaughan Ontario. Ahmadiyya Muslim…

Africa

Nigeria: Ahmadiyya Holds 63rd Annual Conference

allafrica.com: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Nigeria is set to hold its 63rd annual conference, (Jalsa Salana), 2014. The event will be…

In Central African Republic, Catholics reach out to Muslim ex-rebels

By Oliver Maksan    Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga, the president of the bishops’ conference and archbishop of the capital city of Bangui,…

Kenya ‘deregisters’ NGOs in anti-terror clampdown

BBC News: Kenya has deregistered 510 non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including 15 accused of links with terrorism, an official has said. The…

Boko Haram could ‘disenfranchise Nigeria voters’

BBC News: At least 1.5 million people displaced by the Islamist insurgency in north-east Nigeria may not be able to vote…