Sectarian Violence

As the horrors continue in Syria and fighting is focused on religious and sectarian lines, it is vital that faith groups come together to help those most affected. This sends a powerful message that we are not a divided people but stronger when we work together in times of crisis.
The French mission in the Central African Republic is over. The official ceremony marking its end took place earlier this
I may not always be proud of Northern Ireland, but I will never cease to be proud of my family for the qualities I need to live in a country of religious divide without prejudice.
Who really cares about the European elections? Let's face it, they can be pretty irrelevant. Just by mentioning them, some people may already have lost interest in this article...
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year in which fighting is prohibited. Muharram is derived from the word 'haram', meaning 'forbidden.' It is so called because it is unlawful to fight during this month. For some Muslims, however, this is the deadliest of all times...
When they weren't out subjugating barbarians, the Romans festooned their walls with phalluses. The Vikings only started invading other countries because they'd run out of space in their own toilet cubicles. And one-third of all Neanderthal cave paintings can be translated loosely as 'I've had Ug's mum'.
Fifty six police officers were injured during loyalist riots in Belfast city centre in a night of chaotic violence that Northern
Twenty six police officers were injured when serious loyalist rioting engulfed Belfast city centre in violence linked to
An Iranian demonstrator tears up a portrait of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz during a protest in front of the Saudi
Egyptians incessantly berate me for "listening to the shit the media says", without it I would be completely oblivious. The immense size and routine madness of this place hide the pre-revolutionary sparks while the omnipresence of propaganda neutralizes its own desired effect.
South Asia is the home to about a quarter of humanity. It occupies a strategic geopolitical location. Yet from Pakistan to Burma, Bangladesh to Sri Lanka, it is - in parts - succumbing to chaos.
A Christian man was beheaded by Syrian rebels and fed to dogs, a nun has told a British newspaper. Speaking to The Sunday
No political party should conduct important discussions or decision-making in a context of violence or intimidation and I'm proud that my party will make no exception to this rule.
Asmita's husband Rajesh was buried alive in a muddy riverbank in the remote Kandhamal district of India's Odisha (Orissa) state, just over four years ago. He is not enumerated in the official death toll of the anti-Christian pogrom which began in August 2008, because police did not find his body. In fact, they did not look for it
Jason Burke is the captain of his music band which practices on the Newtownards Road in east Belfast. He's been involved with the band for almost seven years, and is something he is both passionate and proud about. This isn't the type of music band, however, that plays the odd rock song in his parent's garage. He is in charge of a flute band, which regularly partakes in Orange Order marches in Northern Ireland.
I was very privileged to attend Aung San Suu Kyi's historic speech to both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall last week.
So it finally happens, nearly a year after the doomsayers said it was inevitable, that the violence in Syria slips over the border into Lebanon. While there have been occasional skirmishes in the north for months, the developments in the past fortnight suggest an increase in the dangers for the Lebanese.
With the declaration of an end to the nine year war, the last US combat troops pulled out of Iraq on Sunday, weeks ahead