EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is set to arrive in Israel on Tuesday for talks, just a day after the EU decided to ratchet up sanctions against Iran, and a day before Israeli and Palestinian officials are expected to meet for a fifth time in Amman. The EU’s decision Monday to embargo Iranian oil [...]
Date: January 23rd, 2012
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:18am EST (Adds details) JERUSALEM Jan 23 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised on Monday a European Union decision to place sanctions on Iranian oil exports, but said it was unclear if the move could thwart Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. “I think this is a step in the right direction,” [...]
KANO – Ravaged by their country’s worst attacks in decades, Muslim and Christian leaders came together in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Monday, January 23, to pray for peace and stability of their nation. “I will pray to God that we should never re-live the catastrophe that resulted in the deaths and maiming [...]
Sudanese Christians (Photos by Margie Nea) Sudan (MNN) ― Pastors could be arrested for preaching in their own pulpits, if the government of North Sudan has its way. According to a report from Compass Direct News, Sudan’s Ministry of Guidance and Religious Endowments wants all churches in the north to provide their names and contact [...]
… and it’s not just in Virginia. In Alaska, too, securing legal protections for gayfolk may prevent the free exercise of religion. From The Anchorage Daily News: A national conservative Christian legal group says the gay rights initiative on Anchorage’s April 3 city election ballot, coupled with existing Anchorage discrimination law, undercuts religious liberty. … [...]
The museum, including the ships, is scheduled to open in June in the Fort Point Channel in Boston, not far from Griffin’s Wharf. That’s the original site of the December 1773 tea party, when colonists dumped tea in the harbor to protest British taxes.
When Newt Gingrich got humiliated three weeks ago in Iowa, he responded the way any self-respecting political scrapper would after being beaten down and bloodied. He got up and started swinging wildly. Not just at the guy who knocked him out, but at any foe (hello media elite!) who dared come within reach. Contrast that [...]