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December 16, 2016 4:08 PM Jewish Insider's Daily Kickoff

DRIVING THE CONVERSATION: “Trump Chooses Hard-Liner as Ambassador to Israel” by Matthew Rosenberg: “[David] Friedman, whose outspoken views stand in stark contrast to decades of American policy toward Israel, did not wait long on Thursday to signal his intention to upend the American approach. In a statement from the Trump transition team announcing 83 1

December 14, 2016 2:06 AM ISIS Claims Responsibility for Egypt Church Bombing and Warns of More to Come

CAIRO — Egypt faced the prospect of a surge in sectarian bloodshed on Tuesday after the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing of a Coptic cathedral in Cairo that killed 25 people on Sunday. The group warned of more attacks to come. As Christians gathered in churches to pay their respects to the victims, most of them women, the Islamic 14

December 12, 2016 1:58 AM What if it happened to us, former minister asks ‘facilitators’ of unilateral conversion

Datuk Zaid Ibrahim urged all federal lawmakers, particularly Muslims, to support Putrajaya’s proposed amendments to the LRA. — Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — Perlis lawmakers who passed an amendment to permit unilateral conversion were disregarding the suffering that the practice could cause, according to Datuk Zaid Ibrahim. The former 6

November 13, 2016 11:46 AM Korean shamans enraged by 'female Rasputin' scandal

SEOUL: As if South Korea's scandal-hit president Park Geun-Hye didn't have enough to worry about with single-digit approval ratings and massive protests, she now has thousands of very disgruntled shamans on her case. Practitioners of the centuries-old spiritual tradition are furious that their reputation has been tainted by association with the corruption 3

November 7, 2016 3:26 PM Hadi escapes paying damages in 'Christianity' case

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has escaped from paying damages to a Sabah lawyer who had taken him to court over purported negative remarks the PAS leader made on Christianity. The Kota Kinabalu Sessions Court on Monday allowed his application to set aside the judgment in default delivered on Aug 12, 2016. Hadi argued that he did not receive the writ of summons 15

November 5, 2016 8:01 AM Putin can’t seem to find a ‘national idea’ for Russians, so he’s proposing a law to do it

MOSCOW — Among Vladi­mir Putin’s headaches as he headed into the weekend were an international tug of war over a medieval saint, an infamous revolution he’d rather that no one remembered and crowds of angry men calling for his imprisonment. The Russian president, when he is not fighting a proxy war with the United States in Syria or trying to outwit 9

November 4, 2016 3:31 PM St. Vladimir, All 60 Feet of Him, Rises Near the Kremlin

Those against the spread of statuary consider the figures symbols of a creeping repression, of making authoritarianism more palatable by erecting monuments to bygone tyrants. “Metaphorically, it is a monument to Putin,” Mikhail Shevchuk, a journalist, wrote of the Vladimir statue. The choices of those honored often horrify Kremlin opponents. For centuries 40

November 4, 2016 1:09 PM Islamists March in Indonesian Capital, Demanding Christian Governor Be Jailed

His comments circulated on social media, and hard-liners accused him of blasphemy, which is a criminal offense in Indonesia, and pressured the police to investigate. Mr. Basuki has repeatedly apologized to Muslims who were offended by his remark, but he has rejected calls to withdraw from the election for governor in February, which he is heavily favored 59

November 2, 2016 1:04 PM Pope Francis’ short trip to Sweden a big step on a longer journey

Francis, the spiritual leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics across the globe, this week traveled to Sweden, one of the most secularized countries in Europe, to take part in events marking 500 years since Martin Luther kickstarted the Protestant Reformation. Luther was excommunicated by Pope Leo X but his ideas became a lightning rod for change 23

November 2, 2016 3:15 AM Pope greets Catholic minority in secular Sweden

MALMÖ, Sweden - Pope Francis held a public mass on Tuesday for the Catholic minority in Sweden, a Lutheran but secular country where same-sex marriage is allowed even for priests. The Argentine pontiff addressed an estimated 15,000 members of the country's Roman Catholic minority, many of them converts or migrants, at a stadium in the southern Swedish 18