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Ramadan: Airplanes, Athletes, and Reality TV

13/07/2014

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Airplane at Sunset, Prague Airport, Czech Republic, Photo by Jaromír Chalabala

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Ghana Correspondent Last Modified: 00:38 a.m. DST, 13 July 2014 ACCRA, Ghana — Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and contemplation, began on June 28th. Until recently, the concept of this religious event was distant to me as there isn’t a large Muslim population in my North Carolina home.  However, since coming […]

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Indonesian Women Suffer Higher Rates of Caining as Punishment

20/05/2014

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"Battered.. & Broken" Photo by: Aphrodite

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 23:06 p.m. DST, 20 May 2014 EAST ACEH, Indonesia – A 25-year-old widow claims she was raped by eight men after they allegedly found her with a married man in her home in Lhokbani, a village in East Aceh district. The man, 40, and woman were beaten and doused […]

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Sudan: Pregnant Woman Condemned to Death or Religious Conversion

15/05/2014

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Ethiopian Coptic Woman's Neck Tattoos Lalibela Ethiopia Africa, Photo by Ngaire Hart (lawson) Thanks for 2.45 million views

Olivia Elswick, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:13 a.m. DST, 16 May 2014 KHARTOUM, Sudan – Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, has until Thursday to either denounce her Christian faith or face a death sentence. When Ibrahim’s father, a Sudanese Muslim, abandoned her at age six, her mother, an Ethiopian Orthodox, raised her as a Christian. Ibrahim […]

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Cannibalism, Child Mutilations in Central African Republic

31/03/2014

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Central African Child Peers through Wall, Photo by Pierre Holtz

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:49 a.m. DST, 31 March 2014 CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, Africa — Violence among Christian and Muslim militias in the Central African Republic (CAR) remains alarmingly high. Despite intervention efforts, death and displacement continue. In this troubled environment, there have been reports of cannibalism as well as revenge-killings targeting […]

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Students Accused of “Devil Worship” in Jordan

28/03/2013

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Handwritten Qur'an, Photo by Manitoon

Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 11:16 a.m. DST, 28 March 2013 BEIRUT, JORDAN – Human Rights Watch (HRW) calls for the release of five Al al-Bayt university students who are accused of desecrating the Quran and engaging in devil worship. The students were accused of ripping and burning Quran manuscripts while performing a “religious […]

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