Archive for the ‘World’ category

The World Celebrates Christmas

December 26, 2008

bethl-prayer.jpgThousands of pilgrims overcame checkpoints and tight security to celebrate Christmas with a mass last night in the birthplace of Christ, Bethlehem.

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Russia May Cut off Ukraine’s Gas

December 26, 2008

ukraine-gas-593.jpgRussian
gas giant Gazprom has renewed its threat to cut off gas supplies to
Ukraine on 1 January, saying a contract dispute has reached a
“critical” stage. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Ukraine faced
Russian “sanctions and demands” if it did not pay off its gas debt “to
the last rouble”.

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Ahmadinejad says ‘Christ Would have Been on Our Side’

December 25, 2008

mahmoud-ahmadinejad.12.jpgMahmoud Ahmadinejad’s unexpected Christmas message is full of seasonal goodwill, but the Iranian President clearly believes that if Jesus Christ were alive today he would be on the side of Iran not the West.

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Britain, US Step Up Efforts on Zimbabwe’s Mugabe to Step Down

December 23, 2008

robert-mugabe-561.jpgBritain and the United States increased pressure on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to step down, accusing him of presiding over the country’s economic collapse blamed for a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 1,000.

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Evangelical Sects put Iraqi Christians in Danger, Iraqi Bishop Says

December 5, 2008

iraq-church.jpgThe proliferation of foreign evangelical Christian sects in Iraq is putting Iraqi Christians in greater danger, said a Chaldean bishop. The fall of Saddam Hussein opened the doors to a large influx of Christian groups and movements from abroad, said Chaldean Auxiliary Bishop Shlemon Warduni of Baghdad.

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Sectarian Killings in Nigeria Continue: The Muslims and Christians of Jos

December 5, 2008

nigeria-sect-viol.jpgThe Katako market was still smouldering five days after it was razed to the ground by a mob of Christian youths. The bodies of ten people trapped in the fires that destroyed it had already been taken away and buried.

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Christians in Orissa, India Fear Violent Christmas

December 5, 2008

Christians in Orissa state are anticipating Christmas with fear as Hindu extremists have called for a state-wide bandh, or forced shut-down on all sectors of society, on Dec. 25 – a move that could provide Hindu extremists the pretext for attacking anyone publicly celebrating the birth of Christ.

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