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UK Police Say ‘Sorry’ Over Christian Cafe Bible Case

Police Say ‘Sorry’ Over Christian Café Bible Case ICC Note UK police apologizes for the manner in which they investigated a Christian cafe owner over displaying of Bible verses in his own cafe. The cafe owner “is certainly relieved that he doesn’t face arrest for displaying Bible verses in his Christian café.” 09/29/2011 UK (The Christian […]

IRD Praises Reauthorization of U.S Religious Freedom Commission

ICC Note: The U.S Commission on International Religious Freedom  (USCIRF) will now remain funded until November 18th, however Congress has yet to pass legislation which will reauthorize USCIRF for an extended period of time. 9/29/11 United States (CN) – Passage of legislation by the U.S. Congress to continue funding the U.S. Commission on International Religious […]

Christian Girl, Family In Pakistan Expelled Over Misspelling

Christian Girl, Family In Pakistan Expelled Over Misspelling Wild accusation of ‘blasphemy’ forces eighth-grader’s family to relocate. 09/28/2011 Pakistan (CDN)-An eighth-grade student in Pakistan has been expelled from school and her family forced to relocate after the Christian girl misspelled an Urdu word, leading to accusations of “blasphemy,” sources said. In the garrison city of […]

Iranian Christian Pastor Death Sentence may be Overturned

ICC Note: The American Center for Law and Justice received a report from a source in Iran that Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani’s death may be overturned. By Jordan Sekulow 9/28/2011 Iran (The American Center for Law and Justice) – We have just received a report from our source in Iran that a judge has agreed to […]

Arab League: Israeli construction in Jerusalem is violation of international law

Erdogan extends special Rosh Hashanah greeting to Jews

U.S.: Attack on envoy in Syria part of ongoing intimidation campaign

Palestinians: Quartet peace plan contains ‘encouraging elements’

Jordan allows Hamas leader to visit ailing mother

Palestinian FM: Eight UN Security Council members support statehood bid

Turkey joins international criticism of Israeli construction in Jerusalem

Discovering Europe’s non-Jews who kept the faith

Seven Syrian troops die as armed resistance emerges

State news agency says army inflicting big losses on “armed terrorist groups”; army deserters form rebel units.

Erdogan sends Rosh Hashana greeting to Jews of Turkey

Turkish PM notes different beliefs, cultures living in his country, wishes Jewish citizens healthy and fruitful new year; no mention of Israel.

‘Libya inspires people in China, Russia, Iran, Syria’

John McCain twins praise of Gaddafi’s overthrow with caution about Libya’s revolutionary armed groups, says they must brought under control.

Press freedom under attack in Egypt

Transitional government slowly re-imposes Mubarak-era strictures, bans reporting of testimony by its chief at former president’s trial.

Renewed violence in Yemeni capital kills two

Heavy clashes erupt in northern neighborhoods of embattled capital Sanaa, breaking a truce aimed at ending spasm of violence.

Syria accuses US of inciting violence against its forces

Syrian Foreign Ministry slams US for interfering in its domestic affairs; Pro-Assad protesters throw stones at US diplomats outside US embassy.

INTERPOL issues Red Notice for another Gaddafi son

NTC demands arrest of Assaadi Gaddafi, believed to be in Niger; Assaadi misappropriated property while heading Libyan Football Federation.

Saudi King revokes 10-lash sentence for female driver

Sheima Jastaniah was arrested in July in Red Sea city of Jeddah for getting behind the wheel of a car.

‘CNN mistranslated Erdogan’s Palestinian casualty remark’

Hurriyet: Erdgoan said hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of Palestinians were killed by the Israelis, not hundreds of thousands.

Europeans soften UNSC Syria draft, Russia pulls support

UNITED NATIONS – European UN Security Council members softened a draft resolution condemning Syria’s six-month crackdown on anti-government protests but Russia said on Thursday that it could not support the new text. The four European members of the council had hoped to put the draft resolution to a vote on Friday. The United States is […]

Syrian state news: Seven soldiers killed in rebel town

AMMAN – Seven Syrian soldiers and police were killed in a military operation against “terrorists” in the central town of Rastan, the state news agency said on Friday, in the first official comment on a three-day offensive to recapture the area from army defectors. “The units responsible have inflicted big losses on the armed terrorist […]

IAF strikes the Gaza Strip following Kassam rocket attack

The IAF struck the central Gaza Strip early Friday morning in response to a Kassam rocket attack on Thursday. The IDF Spokesman’s Office said that the location of the strike was a terror activity site. “The IDF won’t allow any attempts to harm Israeli citizens or IDF soldiers and continues to act against all sources […]

Don’t forget Haiti, top UN aid official urges donors

PORT-AU-PRINCE – International aid donors should not forget the plight of 600,000 earthquake survivors still living in a critical situation in camps in Haiti, the top UN humanitarian official said on Thursday. On a visit to the poor Caribbean state that is still struggling to rebuild from a destructive January 2010 earthquake, Valerie Amos said […]

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