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December 1, 2017

Sri Lankan Muslim Communities Say Female Circumcision Is ‘Not Mutilation’

According to various members of Sri Lanka’s Muslim communities, female circumcision should not be classed as genital mutilation, Reuters reports. The communities have strongly condemned criticism […]
December 1, 2017

Rahul Gandhi’s Religion Sparks Row

The Vice President of Indian Congress, Rahul Gandhi was at the centre of a raging controversy on Wednesday after his name was spotted in a register […]
December 1, 2017

Iran-Backed Militias in Iraq Accused of Persecuting Christians

Iran-backed Shia paramilitary forces that have been allegedly operating in northern Iraq are accused by a Kurdish parliamentarian of engaging in “flagrant injustice” toward Christians in […]
December 1, 2017

Al Sisi Orders ‘Brute Force’ Operation for Securing Sinai following Bombing

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered his military to use “all brute force necessary” to secure the Sinai peninsula within the next three months days after […]
December 1, 2017

UN Official Unsure over Myanmar’s Rohingya Repatriation

The UN’s representative in Myanmar, Knut Ostby, has voiced serious doubts as to whether conditions are suitable for a return of Rohingya refugees, Financial Times reports. […]
December 1, 2017

Pope Lands in Bangladesh amid Worsening Rohingya Crisis

Pope Francis arrived Thursday in Bangladesh as part of his Asia tour, amid worsening Rohingya crisis, The Associated Press reports.   The Pope urged the international […]