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TURKEY: World’s oldest Syriac Orthodox monastery fights back after illegal government land grab

by Sam Hailes - 5th March 2014

ONE LAWSUIT claimed that the sanctuary was built over the ruins of a mosque - 170 years before Mohammed was born.

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EXCLUSIVE - UKRAINE: a religious country on its knees

by Natalia Liubchenkova - 5th March 2014

UNREPORTED until now, Christians mobilized the Ukraine protests – and are keeping the peace now. Ukrainian journalist NATALIYA LYUBCHENKOVA reports on a remarkable coalition.

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Maldives Home Minister remains ‘firm’ on death penalty

by Vishal Arora - 26th February 2014

POLITICISATION of religion could be behind move to reinforce hudud penalties as holiday destination reveals its dark side.

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