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Sudan woman faces death penalty for apostasy - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Sudan woman faces death penalty for apostasy - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

A Sudanese court has given a 27-year-old woman until Thursday to
abandon her Christian faith or face a death sentence, judicial sources
have said.


Mariam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, who was born to a Muslim father, was
charged with apostasy, as well as adultery, for marrying a Christian
man, something prohibited for Muslim women to do and which makes the
marriage void....

Lost Cities of Palestine

Lost Cities of Palestine

Video

An extraordinary insight into Palestinian city life
before 1948 that reveals the loss of a culture and
lifestyle.



Rarely seen archival footage accompanies memories
and accounts of forgotten Palestinian cities and the
catastrophic effect the creation of Israel in 1948
had on them.



Made for Al Jazeera Arabic in 2011, "Lost cities of
Palestine" provides a rare opportunity to see
Palestine as it was in the 30s and 40s and learn
about the everyday life and culture of urban
Palestine before 1948.


Posted May 14,
2014

John Pilger  - In Ukraine, The US Is Dragging Us Towards War With Russia

John Pilger  - In Ukraine, The US Is Dragging Us Towards War With Russia

Every year
the American historian
William
Blum
publishes his "updated summary of the
record of US foreign policy" which shows that,
since 1945, the US has tried to overthrow more
than 50 governments, many of them democratically
elected; grossly interfered in elections in 30
countries; bombed the civilian populations of 30
countries; used chemical and biological weapons;
and attempted to assassinate foreign leaders.