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Hurriyat leader Geelani decries ban on Kashmir pastors

BELEAGUERED Christians in the Kashmir valley received support from unexpected quarters when chairman of the All Party Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani said he disapproved of the Shariah court’s judgment that banished four Christian pastors from J&K.

January 31st, 2012 | Posted in India | Read More »

US wants UN action against Syria

Hillary Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanded UN action to stop spiraling violence in Syria. Efforts are under way to persuade Russia to agree on acting against Syria. Russia is reluctant to commit itself to be part of a combined effort against Syria.

January 31st, 2012 | Posted in Middle East,World | Read More »

Russia offers to mediate in Syria turmoil

EVEN as violence in Syria increased, Russia on Monday claimed that the Syrian authorities were prepared to hold talks in Moscow to end escalating violence. The opposition, however, refused to commit itself to talks unless President Bashar al-Assad quit.

January 31st, 2012 | Posted in Middle East,World | Read More »

Lessons of reconciliation Mohanlal-Azhikode feud teaches us

Mohanlal, Sukumar Azhikode

TWO days before Azhikode passed away at Amala Hospital in Thrissur, Kerala, Mohanlal visited the hospital and stood silently at the ailing writer’s bed. According to Malayala Manorama, the actor touched the writer’s feet and caressed his hands gently.

January 27th, 2012 | Posted in Opinion,Robin Sam | Read More »

Sharia court orders expulsion of 5 Christians from Jammu & Kashmir

Muslim women

NASIR-ul-Islam, a deputy of grand Mufti Bashir-ud-din, told reporters that the Sharia court had found the pastors guilty of alluring Muslim youth in Kashmir to Christianity.

January 20th, 2012 | Posted in India | Read More »

Hamas PM: We will never give up our claims on Jerusalem

Ismail Haniyeh

HAMAS prime minister in Gaza said Sunday that the militant group will never give up its arms, its territory or its claims on Jerusalem on behalf of the Palestinians.

January 20th, 2012 | Posted in Middle East,World | Read More »

A R Rahman’s ‘Hosanna’ song sounds a discordant note

A R Rahman's Hosanna

A R Rahman’s ‘Hosanna’ song in Hindi Film ‘Ekk Deewana Tha’ to be released on February 17, 2012, has already sounded a discordant note among Jews and Christians.

January 20th, 2012 | Posted in India | Read More »

Why US falls in the trust quotient of Israel and the Middle East!

A few days ago, The Christian Messenger’s editor asked me where the US administration’s sympathies would lie in the event of a Chinese attack on India. Although I replied to his email query, his question made me introspect and this analytical comment is a result of that.

January 20th, 2012 | Posted in Don Davis,Opinion | Read More »

Bishop Devakadasham is CSI’s new moderator

Bishop Devakadasham

THE Church of South India got a new moderator when Bishop Gnanasigamony Devakadasham, head of the Kanyakumari diocese, was elected by a margin of 94 votes.

January 20th, 2012 | Posted in India | Read More »

Middle East in 2012: What lies ahead for Israel?

ISRAEL also knows that any culture which murders their own children in honor killings, trains their children to be suicide bombers, brutally executes individuals for alternative lifestyles and their women for accused adultery and restricts women of human rights has little hope of relinquishing the quest for nuclear power and glory.

January 6th, 2012 | Posted in Don Davis,Opinion | Read More »

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