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Belfast City Official Responds to Youth Discontent

On the River Lagan in Northern Ireland lies Belfast, a city divided by religion and politics dating from the time referred to as “The Troubles.” Although the bloody conflict between Catholics and Protestants ended 15 years ago, political tension stills … Continue reading

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Peacemakers gather under heavy guard to confront Nigeria’s Christian-Muslim violence

  Soldiers with automatic weapons flanked our convoy and armored personnel carriers guarded the entrance as we arrived at the opening of a peace conference here. This city, which has been a flashpoint in Nigeria’s ongoing violence among Christians and … Continue reading

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Turkey: A Day in Fatih

On weekday mornings the Fatih branch of Tekbir, a popular Istanbul-based Islamic fashion company, is quiet. One Thursday in early October Fatima, a Tekbir sales person, milled around the racks of clothes, smoothing down dress sleeves and tidying stacks of … Continue reading

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International Town Hall: Egypt and the Struggle for Democracy

America Abroad explores what lies ahead for Egypt’s fragile democracy in this international town hall discussion connecting audiences and a panel of experts in Los Angeles and Cairo. The conversation explored the Muslim Brotherhood’s future in Egyptian politics; the role … Continue reading

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Tibet: A Wave of Self-Immolations

More than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2011 — including monks and nuns, farmers and nomads, adults and teenagers. The Chinese government blames the “The Dalai Lama Clique.” Meanwhile, Tibetans hope that the self-immolations will bring global awareness to China’s … Continue reading

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Kenya: One month after Westgate attack, police still abusing Somali Muslims

As the nation grieves, few Kenyans direct their anger toward Somali immigrants here. But that hasn’t stopped police from singling out Somali communities. GlobalPost’s Jacob Kushner writes from Eastleigh, the heart of Nairobi’s Somali Muslim district, about the ongoing religious … Continue reading

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Shutdown is Over, But There Will Be a Next time

This morning, federal workers thronged back to work after a full 16 days of unpaid holiday. And while the political drama of the past few weeks has certainly received its share of airtime, few commenters have sketched a connection between … Continue reading

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Do ‘rapidly breeding’ Rohingya Muslims really threaten Myanmar’s Buddhist identity?

Amid pogroms, Harvard researchers say the ‘Rohingya menace’ is Myanmar’s version of Reagan’s ‘welfare queen’ folk tale. Patrick Winn reports on the politics behind the ongoing religious tension between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar for GlobalPost.

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Push for national census reveals scars of Bosnia’s painful past

The last official census in Bosnia was in 1991, when 4.4 million people lived there. But then a brutal war broke out, killing 100,000 people and driving away 2 million. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports on the need for and … Continue reading

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Myanmar: Will anyone speak up for the world’s most persecuted minority?

CHICAGO — Myanmar may be the newest poster-child for democracy, but the country continues its campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has dubbed the violence by Myanmar, otherwise known as Burma, “crimes against humanity.” … Continue reading

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