Aug 29, 2015

Web campaign raises $67,800 for Syria refugee family in a day

An online fundraiser has raised more than $67,800 for a refugee from Syria and his daughter after a campaigner based in Norway shared moving pictures on social media of the man selling pens in the streets of Beirut. Gissur Simonarson, founder of Conflict News, ...

'Fastest Nun in the West' could shoot to sainthood

Aug 27, 2015

'Fastest Nun in the West' could shoot to sainthood

An Italian-born nun who challenged outlaw Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open hospitals and schools in New Mexico when it was a U.S. territory has now faced her first test in the long road to sainthood. Supporters and researchers presented their ...

Aug 26, 2015

New guidebook planned to accommodate needs of Muslim tourists

The Japan Tourism Agency has drawn up a guidebook to help hotel and restaurant operators better understand the needs of Muslim travelers, including their food, sources told Jiji Press. The guidebook is based on surveys of some 1,300 Muslim travelers to Japan. In recent ...

Aug 26, 2015

First man from Ghana joins IS, family says

A 25-year-old Muslim from Ghana has traveled to an Islamic State training camp, becoming the first known recruit from the West African nation to join the militant group, his family said on Tuesday. The decision by university graduate Nazir Nortei Alema is likely to ...

Islamic State publishes images of Palmyra temple destruction

Aug 26, 2015

Islamic State publishes images of Palmyra temple destruction

The Islamic State group on Tuesday published images showing the destruction of the Baal Shamin temple in Syria’s Palmyra. The images showed militants placing barrels and small containers, presumably containing explosives, into the temple, as well as similar containers placed on parts of its ...

Aug 25, 2015

Islamic State claims to kill 30 for sodomy, U.N. meeting told

The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for killing at least 30 people for sodomy, the head of an international gay rights organization said Monday at the first-ever U.N. Security Council meeting spotlighting violence and discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. ...

Aug 23, 2015

Nigerian Army chief escapes Boko Haram ambush

Nigeria’s new army chief drove to the front line of the war on Boko Haram and narrowly missed an ambush that killed one soldier and wounded two. The ambushed advance team nonetheless gunned down five insurgents and arrested five on Friday’s drive down the ...