from Oddly Enough Blog:

Letting the qat out of the bag…

May 16, 2011

Blog Guy, I read with interest your item about the goofy protesters in Yemen. You know, the snake-biters, the bread-heads and so on.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Call it a tokin’ effort?

May 9, 2011

Lamar, get in my office! Are you the one who approved the permit for those people to hold a huge Global Marijuana March in the streets here over the weekend?

from FaithWorld:

Rare rally tests Vietnam’s religious tolerance

May 6, 2011

(Catholic seminarians attend Easter Sunday Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral in Hanoi April 24, 2011/Kham)

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Get out your daggers, kids!

May 5, 2011

Okay staff, we've been hired by the anti-government faction over in Yemen to get some publicity for their cause.

from FaithWorld:

Syria’s Assad retrenches into power base of his Alawite Shi’ite sect

May 4, 2011

(A supporter of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad holds aloft a photograph of the president at Hamidiya market in Damascus April 30, 2011/Khaled al-Hariri)

from FaithWorld:

Days of protest after Christian governor named in southern Egypt

By Reuters Staff
April 17, 2011

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(A Coptic Orthodox church in Cairo, April 18, 2009/Tarek Mostafa)

Muslims in southern Egypt protested for a third day on Sunday over the appointment of a Christian governor, saying his predecessor, also a Christian, had failed to solve their problems. Thousands rallied outside the governor's office in Qena and prevented employees from entering, blocked highways leading to the town and sat on a railway line into the province demanding that the appointment of Emad Mikhail be reversed.

from FaithWorld:

France starts ban on full-face veil, factbox on veils in Europe

By Reuters Staff
April 11, 2011

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(Kenza Drider, a French Muslim of North African descent, wearing a niqab at the Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris April 11, 2011/Jean-Paul Pelissier)

from FaithWorld:

France’s ban on full face veils goes into force

April 11, 2011

(Official poster for the information campaign about France's full face veil ban/SIG)

(Official poster for the information campaign about France's full face veil ban. The quote says "Nobody can wear clothes meant to hide the face in public."/SIG)

from FaithWorld:

French police arrest protesters before burqa ban goes into effect

April 10, 2011

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(A Muslim woman protests against France's banning of full face veils from public spaces, outside the French Embassy in London September 25, 2010/Luke MacGregor)

from India Insight:

Fight against corruption good; what about the method?

April 8, 2011

Even as Anna Hazare’s protest demanding an anti-draft bill gains nationwide momentum and nears a solution, there has been some criticism of the methods the veteran social activist has adopted in his crusade.